Musings on Soundwall’s journey from a holiday hack project to a shipping product

November 04, 2013 4 minutes 2 photos

David Hose is a serial entrepreneur who’s been in the tech industry since 1980 – from writing software to taking companies public to a prolific angel investor and startup advisor.

Soundwall is quite possibly the most beautiful object in the internet of…

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Evolution Controllers Wants To Be The Gaming Controller Platform

October 30, 2013 3 minutes

Evolution Controllers, makers of the new Drone controller, want to be the game controller you use for all of your mobile video game needs. Their smart controller are designed for the mobile gamer in mind.

I had the chance to catch-up with…

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Meet the Winners of Seattle Interactive Conference’s Wearables Hackathon

October 30, 2013 2 minutes

The Seattle Interactive Conference’s Mobile App Wearables Hackathon took place this past weekend at REACTOR and tonight, finalists gave their presentation to a panel of judges. AT&T was on hand to sponsor the event and to introduce it’s M2X platform, a cloud-based…

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Should I get a Raspberry Pi or an UDOO?

October 23, 2013 3 minutes 2 photos

_About the Author: Kirill Zubovsky is the founder of, a marketplace for great mobile and web design. He is an engineer, designer and also an alumni of YCombinator. _

Small and inexpensive computers for geeks are gaining momentum like wildfire. Raspberry…

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Next Hack Things Meetup is Sept. 20th

September 15, 2013 2 minutes 3 photos

The next Hack Things meetup is right around the corner. This Friday in Seattle, we’ll be having 3 great speakers plus open show-and-tell. Each speaker is going to demo a product they have developed, sharing with us their story from concept to…

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Rideye is a black-box recorder for cyclists

September 14, 2013 2 minutes

Rideye is a black-box recorder for cyclists. Like a helmet, it’s something you’d have with you every time you bike, and it’s useful truly only when things go terribly wrong. Like the black-boxed on airplanes, Rideye’s purpose is to capture useful evidence…

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Pick a Brand Name People Can Remember

August 26, 2013 6 minutes 2 photos

About the Author: Marc Barros is the co-founder and former CEO of Contour Cameras. He started the company, without any hardware experience, out of a garage as an undergraduate student and lead it to a multi-million dollar business with product sold in…

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Setting up a Supply Chain (an Interview with Doug Heffernan)

August 25, 2013 6 minutes

After a successful crowdfunding campaign and once manufacturing is in place, teams need to figure out how to get their goods to their backers and beyond. We spoke to Doug Heffernan of TransPak about some of the issues crowdfunded projects face.


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Rasberry Pi Wearable Looks like a Steam-punk Google Glass

August 07, 2013 1 minute

Check out this project to create a head-mounted wearable computer out of Raspberry Pi and 3D-printed parts that was built for Germany’s first Maker Faire (August 3rd, 2013)