3D Robotics Adds Smartwatch Functionality, Richard Branson

3dr-iris-plus-drone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXS-7ntYMe4&feature=youtu.be Last week we saw 3D Robotics announce their awesome Iris+ drone. It didn’t take them long to want to make it even better. The company is looking at integrating the drone with smartwatches. The smartwatch app would allow users to switch modes and activate their Follow Me technology. The company has also announced that […]

Narrative Gets $8 Million in New Funding

nerrative-camera

Narrative has gotten a significant capital boost, getting another $8 million in funding. The principal investor in this is Khosla Ventures. This will be used to expand Narrative’s sales and retail arms. You might remember this company from their appearance on our #CESlive coverage back in January. It’s a wearable camera that allows users to […]

ANA and Lufthansa Launch Joint Cargo Routes

ANA-Plane

Our friends at ANA are teaming up with German carrier Lufthansa for some joint cargo routes after approval by regulators in both Europe and Japan. Under the contract, the airlines would jointly handle logistics and business operations on cargo flights between Japan and Europe. This follows similar joint routes in passenger service between the two […]

Amazon Buys Twitch for Just Under a Billion Dollars

Cali Lewis on GeekBeat Episode 896

We’ll be at the Samsung event in Berlin, Twitch now belongs to Amazon, wearable tech from Ralph Lauren on the tennis court, OTA recording from Tivo, and a great flash for photographers on a budget!

Amazon Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

twitch-amazon

Not very long ago it seemed like Google was set to acquire gaming streaming service Twitch for $1 billion. Then Twitch announced it was shutting down its Justin.TV unit. Now the company has confirmed that it has indeed been acquired. However, we were dead wrong about it being Google. Instead, Twitch is set to become […]

Sprint Names New CEO Marcelo Claure to Replace Dan Hesse

sprint-logo

Sprint is adding a new head executive to its framily. Brightstar CEO Marcelo Claure will replace 7-year CEO Dan Hesse starting August 11th. Claure had previously served on Sprint’s board since January. Brightstar is an international supply chain provider for the cellular industry, so the move is not entirely a stretch. SoftBank, Sprint’s parent company, […]

Griffin’s Olli Retail Mobile Point of Sale Case Wins 2014 Bronze IDEA Award

Griffin-Olli-cred-card-reader-case.jpg

Griffin Technology’s Olli Retail line has been given the 2014 Bronze IDEA award by the Industrial Design Society of America. IDSA will present the award to the company during their IDSA International Conference in Austin during the middle of August. The Olli is a mobile Point of Sale system for the iPhone 5/5S, 5th Generation […]