Ex-Mozilla Team Unveils “Sense,” An Intelligent, Secure Hub For The Smart Home

 With the emerging ecosystem of connected devices – often dubbed the “Internet of Things” – consumers are rightly worried about the security and privacy implications associated with always-on hardware in their homes that listen, watch, observe and then store data in the cloud. Today, a company called Silk Labs, co-founded by former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal,[…]

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After Two Years In Stealth, Smart Lock Maker Latch Talks Funding, Features

 On the surface, the smart lock space can seem pretty crowded already, with names like Lockitron and August and Kisi apparently in play for several years. But New York based Latch contends it’s mostly still noise. Aka a lot of crowdfunding campaigns, and a lot less actual product delivery. Read More Source: New Tech[…]

Lully Launches The Sleep Guardian Plus To Reduce Night Terrors

 When we last covered Lully, the YC-Backed startup had just announced the close of a $2.1 million seed round for operations surrounding their flagship product called The Sleep Guardian. That product launched in June of 2015. Today they are launching an updated version—The Sleep Guardian Plus. Read More Source: New Tech Gear

Starry Internet Is Aereo Founder Chet Kanojia’s Latest Salvo In The War On ISPs

 With all the startups using the internet to transform traditional industries, it’s a bit of a wonder why no one has taken on the internet itself. Broadband service is an expensive business to run, with steadily increasing rates thanks to our growing need for binge-worthy video content. Pardon the cliché, but nothing has ever sounded[…]

Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

 TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures London Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 3:30p GMT on January 27th. The event is private so this live stream is the only way for the general public to watch the event. Ten companies will take the stage[…]

New Year, Two New Jobs For Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo…

 Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who stepped away from the big blue bird last June, has a new health and fitness platform startup in the works, focused on motivating people to make lifestyle improvements by drawing on the expertise of a range of “wellness professionals” to provide inspiring guidance. Read More Source: New Tech[…]

Endless Has Built A $79 PC For The Offline World

 There are affordable computers, there are cheap computers and then there’s the Endless Mini, which is available for as little as $79. “Everybody in the world deserves the option to have a computer,” said Endless CEO and Chief of Product Matt Dalio. In other words, Endless is building Linux-based computers for people who have never owned a[…]

SmartThings And Samsung Team Up To Make Your TV A Smart Home Hub

 Samsung and SmartThings are buddying up to introduce Samsung’s latest line of Smart TVs, complete with SmartThings platform integration so folks can use their TVs as an interface to control the home. There is no shortage of internet-connected devices out there, from standard security systems and smart lighting systems all the way to the connected[…]