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Vuzix’s new microLED-powered smart glasses will arrive this summer image
Vuzix’s new microLED-powered smart glasses will arrive this summer image
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Less than a full day into CES 2021, and it seems that smart glasses are very much shaping up as a trend. I wrote about a pair of AR glasses from Lenovo aimed at business applications yesterday, and a few other companies have popped up in the meantime...



Amazon’s body-scanning Halo fitness band is now available to everyone in the US image
Amazon’s body-scanning Halo fitness band is now available to everyone in the US image
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Given all of the…feedback Amazon has received, it’s hard to believe the Halo wasn’t widely available until today. Announced in late-August, the product has been offered in “early access” to invited users. That changes today, however, as the product o...



Amazon’s body-scanning Halo fitness band is now available to everyone in the US image
Amazon’s body-scanning Halo fitness band is now available to everyone in the US image
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Given all of the…feedback Amazon has received, it’s hard to believe the Halo wasn’t widely available until today. Announced in late-August, the product has been offered in “early access” to invited users. That changes today, however, as the product o...



No Google-Fitbit merger without human rights remedies, says Amnesty to EU image
No Google-Fitbit merger without human rights remedies, says Amnesty to EU image
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Human rights NGO, Amnesty International, has written to the EU’s competition regulator calling for Google’s acquisition of wearable maker Fitbit to be blocked — unless meaningful safeguards can be baked in. The tech giant announced its intent to spla...



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I wasn’t super impressed when I reviewed the Echo Buds around this time last year, but Amazon’s first shot at Alexa-powered fully wireless earbuds was passable. And while they’ve already been on the market for a while now, the company’s continuing to...



Amazon’s smart glasses get an upgrade, as its smart ring is discontinued image
Amazon’s smart glasses get an upgrade, as its smart ring is discontinued image
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As strange as they are, you would be forgiven for getting about the existence of Echo Frames. Amazon announced the smart glasses among a deluge of Alexa-focused products at an event last year that also included an even stranger smart ring. The experi...



Google teams up with Samsonite to launch a Jacquard smart fabric-enabled backpack image
Google teams up with Samsonite to launch a Jacquard smart fabric-enabled backpack image
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It has been over four years since Project Jacquard, Google’s smart fabric technology, made its debut at the I/O developer conference. Launched out of what was then Google’s ATAP unit, Jacquard is currently best known for being available on Levi’s jea...



EBay takes a bite at StockX and GOAT with sneaker authentication for sales $100+ in the US image
EBay takes a bite at StockX and GOAT with sneaker authentication for sales $100+ in the US image
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EBay is announcing today that it’s going to start authenticating sneaker sales over $100 in the U.S. This is a clear bite into the dominance of StockX and GOAT in the limited sneaker universe. The authentication will be done by Sneaker Con Digital, a...



Kegg, a connected fertility tracker and Kegel trainer for women, launches out of beta image
Kegg, a connected fertility tracker and Kegel trainer for women, launches out of beta image
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Fertility tracking has seen an explosion of startup activity in recent years. Femtech startup Lady Technologies is adding to this rich mix with the full U.S. launch of a dual-purpose device, called kegg, that’s designed to measure hormonal changes in...



Discuss the unbundling of early-stage VC with Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary & John Vrionis image
Discuss the unbundling of early-stage VC with Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary & John Vrionis image
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This year has been everything but business as usual for the venture and tech community. And we still have a presidential election ahead of us. So, why not listen to the aptly-named experts over at Unusual Ventures? Partners Sarah Leary (co-founder of...