While cycling apps are thick on the ground, a full gadget ecosystem is hard to come by. Seattle startup Coros is looking to change that with the Linx, a helmet-app combo (with handlebar controller) that lets you listen to music, take calls, get turn-by turn directions and track progress made along your route. I’ve tried it, and this thing actually seems like a good idea. Read More
The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance. Read More
Fitbit is not having a good day, with the stock crashing more than 11 percent after reporting its first-quarter results.
Here’s the rub: its guidance for the second quarter came in light. Very light. Industry watchers were expecting the company to report earnings around 26 cents per share, while the company put its outlook at earnings between 8 cents per share and 11 cents per share. Read More
GoPro on Thursday very quietly took the wraps off its new developer program, by which it hopes to get its action cameras hooked into as many third-party devices, vehicles and services as possible. Read More
Consumer gadgets standby Logitech has acquired JayBird, a maker of fitness-focused wireless earbuds and trackers, for $50 million in cash, the companies announced today. “The Jaybird team will have all the scope to innovate they had before,” said Rory Dooly in a post on the Logitech blog. “They’ll continue to feed the Jaybird brand and design products like the latest… Read More