YC startup Thalmic Labs has raised $14.5 million in venture capital for MYO- an armband that lets you wirelessly control your computer, phone, or other digital devices.
"Google X is the hardware division of Google," Jepsen said. And while she couldn't say too much about the hardware follow-up to Glass, she gave the I/O audience a few clues.
Editor's Pick In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter's garbage bin. Two years later, he's an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement's greatest success stories.
Guest Post With Kickstarter, everything that came after the funding was unexpected and frustrating. Here are my lessons learned.
Fresh launches a social review platform where hardware startups can connect with consumers to provide product feedback.
The Transporter started as a Kickstarter campaign and is now backed by $6 million in venture capital.
Starting today, Verizon Wireless retail stores will start selling Square hardware — the nifty credit card-reading dongle for smartphones and tablets.
The craziest part: The iOS and Android dongles are selling for $9.97, which includes a $10 Square credit.
The theme is all the rage among nerds, neckbeards, and your friendly VentureBeat staffers, too.
When competitors become collaborators in an open-source race to the ecological top, everyone wins.
Editor's Pick CES is a pain in the ass, but don't write it off completely. It's still an incredibly important trade show for the electronics industry, and this year it reveals some new startup opportunities.
This week, the serial entrepreneur launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise $150,000 in funding for the mass production of the customizable bluetooth earbuds, known as "Elroy."
Editor's Pick With so much activity in this space, I sat down with Nate Gross, cofounder of RockHealth, to compile a list of the ten biggest health-tech stories that shocked and amazed us this year.
The startup was formed by three chip and security companies.
Onity, which makes hotel key card readers, may be recalling its locks. The locks, which can be hacked and unlocked, recently lead to a hotel room robbery in Texas.
Editor's Pick At Hardware 2.0, entrepreneurs, investors, and hardware innovators came together to discuss the growing opportunities for hardware startups.
Facebook’s Open Compute Project, a huge effort to create and promote open-source hardware, is hosting its first-ever hardware hackathon.
The hackathon will take place next month in Santa Clara, Calif., at the OCP’s Open Compute Summit. The hackathon’s goal is …
Local Motion is the first company to graduate from Lemnos Labs hardware incubator program and raise $1 million.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a letter to investors that hardware is core to Microsoft's future plans.
This fancy new toy takes the Nike FuelBand concept to a whole new level -- one that includes sleep, a critical part of modern health, especially for tech-obsessed insomniacs.