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5 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Prototype for Your Hardware Startup

By | Dec 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Launching a prototype for a hardware startup is akin to spreading a beta version of the software for prospective clients. It’s an essential step between the idea and product, and this step will primarily affect the chances of your success in the hardware business….

Tips & How To’s

6 Tips for Affordably Bringing Your Product to Market

By | Oct 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

So you have a great idea for a new product, but you don’t have the money or skills necessary to realize your dream. A lack of money and experience can be an overwhelming obstacle for new entrepreneurs. Fortunately there are ways to push through these…

Hardware

10 Secrets to Succeeding as a Hardware Startup

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Hardware is hard. There is a lot of truth in that simple statement. There are many obstacles to success, but here’s 10 secrets… Accurately Estimate Product Development Successful startups realistically estimate the costs, and time needed, for product development. Everyone wants their product on…

Crowdfunding

San Francisco

Study: Here’s Why Crowdfunding Hardware Fails

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whenever entrepreneurs start weighing options for investment funds, there’s one option fairly low on the list: Crowdfunding. While it’s often treated as a “proof of concept” for a product having an audience, it comes with a lengthy laundry list of cautionary tales. Now a…

Hardware

Las Vegas

This Startup Makes IoT Prototyping Easy

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Daniel Price and Daniel DeLaveaga made an offbeat pitch to the first employees of Breadware, the young company whose IoT prototyping kits began catching on this summer. The company didn’t offer great salaries to those early employees, but they could have free room and…

Product

San Francisco

Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters Shares Advice for Hardware Startups

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

Jamie Hyneman has an international reputation. He is not a government leader, he is not an actor or musician. He is, however, what we might call a “Renaissance Man,” someone who has an academic degree in Russian language and literature but who has spent…

Product Launch

Snap Spectacles Now Available for Online Purchase [Poll]

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

Today, Snap (formerly Snapchat), announced that their video recording sunglasses are available for purchase online. Prior to today, Spectacles were only able to be purchased through specialized vending machines that would popup around the country. The move is likely being made in hopes of bolstering…

CES

Las Vegas

Blink Launches Seecurity: A DIY Home Security Suite

By | Jan 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Today, Blink is announcing a full suite of hardware being added to their do-it-yourself home security offerings in anticipation for CES 2017. A Kickstarter success story, the company initially launched with a wireless, battery powered cameras designed to monitor your home. Last month they…

Gear & Gadgets

The Meizu EP2X Earphones Have Some Seriously Powerful Hardware

By | Nov 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Some years ago, earphones were exclusively used for music, with devices like the Walkman, portable CD players and, MP3 players leading the charge. They were very simple, both in design and hardware, just barely fulfilling their purpose (remember the battery saving mode in CD players?…

Interviews

Ontario

Bartesian Cofounder Ryan Close Toasts to Latest Investment

By | Oct 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

It’s always 5:00 o’clock somewhere. And when you want to have a quick cocktail, 18 seconds is all you need to get your happy hour started thanks to one handy device. Bartesian, the world’s first capsule-based, single-serve cocktail machine is toasting to their latest…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

CTA Projects These Will Be the Hottest Selling Tech This Holiday Season

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Each year consumers fill their wishlists and shopping carts with technology, and CTA has the data showing what will likely be under your tree this year. Today at Innovate! and Celebrate, CTA’s analysts Shawn DuBravac and Steve Koenig are predicting the largest area of…

Trends

Almalence and the Future of Mobile Phone Cameras

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

“Disruption” is the hottest buzzword in the corporate world today. Several companies are disrupting industries by pivoting to more agile business models with increased ROI and even bigger BHAGs. Of course there are very few real disruptors out there, and the ones that are…

Hardware

PCB: The Invisible Board That Runs the World

By | Aug 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

If this new millennium has something iconic to represent it, it has to be the overwhelming amount of electronics present in our lives. Computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and other electronics – they are all over, and are an absolutely essential part of today’s…

Crowdfunding

Singapore

Aspirus Might be the Most Technological Standing Desk Yet

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

As a result of health concerns over sedentary lifestyles, we’ve seen standing desks become a fixture. Some experts recommend that humans stand for around two to four hours a day, but most jobs require that we sit for sometimes eight hours a day. It’s…

Hardware

There’s an R2D2 Moving Fridge That Brings Beer to You

By | Nov 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In one month and 16 days exactly, the new Star Wars movie will finally be released. If you listen really hard, you can hear fans all over the world getting antsy about making sure they get good seats for the midnight showing on the…

Trends

How Photo Booth Technology Has Improved Over the Years

By | Oct 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Ever since the very first automated photographic machine was patented in 1889, man has been fascinated with the idea that he can take a picture of himself without the assistance of another individual. It would take another 36 years before the first officially-working photo…

Hardware

Hard Hitting Hardware: Reviewing Dyson’s Pure Cool Fan

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Popular opinion would say that San Diego doesn’t have any seasonal change. I disagree entirely, albeit our seasons are different than most of the continental US. In fact, I like to joke around and say that we have four seasons: spring, fall, summer, and second…