2nd generation Stories February 8, 2016

You may have heard of BearTek before. It launched its first-generation Smart Gloves a while back as a way to control your smartphone with built-in sensors. Last Friday night, the guys behind BearTek made an appearance on Shark Tank and launched version 2.0 on Indiegogo. We won’t spoil the episode for you, but we’ll just say Mr. Wonderful had his doubts.

So what does the second generation add? In addition to the original model’s support for iPhone/Android, BearTek has introduced compatibility with GoPro plus “user-defined touchpoints” and a new developer kit. Full details below.

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2nd generation Stories November 26, 2014

Update (11/27 1:45am): Amazon has matched the price of $199 shipped.

Lowe’s has gone live with many of its Black Friday deals. Amongst the bunch is the Nest Learning Thermostat (2nd generation) for $199 shipped. That’s $50 below list and the best price we’ve ever seen. Thousands of Amazon reviewers rate it 4 out of 5 stars.

  • The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers what temperatures you like, turns itself down when you’re away and can be controlled from your smartphone, tablet or laptop
  • Auto-Schedule creates a personalized schedule for your home by remembering when you adjust the temperature
  • Auto-Away automatically turns Nest thermostat down when there’s nobody home so you don’t waste energy heating or cooling an empty house
  • Remote control Nest thermostat over Wi-Fi from your smartphone, tablet or laptop
  • Energy History shows you how much energy you’ve used and what affects your energy use most
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2nd generation Stories November 10, 2013

expired2nd Generation AppleTV, perfect for hacking, $80 shipped

Best Buy offers the 2nd generation Apple TV for $79.99 with free shipping. That’s the first time in years we’ve seen the 2nd Generation 720P Apple TV offered from a top tier retailer. The 2nd Generation Apple TV has become somewhat of a cult product because it can be hacked with Firecore and other utilities to vastly expand what the Apple TV can do.

For instance, used ones often fetch $150-$300 on Ebay and similar prices on Amazon.

Some Firecore features below.

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