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Logitech picks up gaming hardware maker Astro for $85M

Logitech is expanding its territory in the rapidly growing gaming space with the acquisition of Astro Gaming, a younger company known for their high-quality headsets. The price: a highly respectable $ 85 million. It’s a strategic move to get a ...

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EEG hardware hack uses blink detection and predictive text for hands-free typing

Hardware is hard at the best of times. But software developer Patrick Morris-Suzuki set himself the ambitious challenge of creating a blink-detecting system for hands-free typing during an overnight hackathon here at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2017. The hack was inspired by ...

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Inside Andy Rubin’s futuristic Playground hardware incubator

With titanium 3D printers, electrostatic charge tables, and a giant slide, Playground Global lives up to it’s a name. Here we take you on a tour of Android operating system inventor Andy Rubin’s hardware startup incubator that’s backed by a ...

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Why is Resident Evil 7 so broken on some PS4 Pro hardware?

For most people, Resident Evil 7 has been a positive experience regardless of platform. On the PS4, it’s even better thanks to built-in PSVR support. Unfortunately, a small percentage of people running the game on the PS4 Pro are experiencing ...

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Nvidia adds hardware verification to stop reselling of free game codes

Graphics card makers often toss in a free game with the purchase of a new card. This used to take the form of a physical disc in the box, but these days it’s a code for online redemption. Until now, ...

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Marketing and investment firm Wareness expands beyond hardware

It’s been about three years since PR firm VSC launched Wareness, a “studio” within the larger organization that provides consulting services and seed funding to hardware startups. Since then, Wareness has backed 14 companies. The next step? Looking beyond hardware ...

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And the winner of Hardware Battlefield 2017 is… Siren Care

Next Story Apple’s new ad shows off the Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus The competition was very fierce for the fourth edition of our Hardware Battlefield. Thirteen shockingly good hardware startups competed to win the coveted Metal Man trophy. ...

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TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield finalists are BloomLife, Pillar Technologies, Siren Care and Stratio

Over the past two days, 13 startups have taken the stage at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield. Now our editorial team has finished deliberating with the expert judges (seriously, expert) and chosen four finalists who will be competing for the big prize of $ 50,000, as ...

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Xiaomi admits it doesn’t make money on smartphone hardware sales

Xiaomi’s business model isn’t about selling handsets, except insofar as those handset sales lead to recurring service revenue later on. So said Xiaomi global VP and former Android VP Hugo Barra in an interview with Reuters. The executive for the ...

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Applications are open now for our Hardware Battlefield at CES 2017

Do you make the hardest of things, hardware? We want you to compete in our Hardware Alley, our premier startup competition at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. You will have the chance to show your amazing products to representatives from ...

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