August Home paves the way to put a smart lock on doors internationally
August Home — which makes an internet-connected smart lock — already works for most door locks you’d typically find in the U.S. But it hasn’t had a product yet for a different style of lock called the Mortise lock just yet. That lock represents a smaller amount of the overall market in the U.S., ..
Google Pixel, Google Assistant, Google Home and more Google: Listen to TCBC Episode 5 with Frederic Lardinois
Google held its biggest ever hardware event on Tuesday, and we got a glimpse at devices that bear more of Google’s fingerprint than anything they’ve done before. Yet most of us here at TechCrunch, including myself and TCBC guest for this week Frederic Lardinois, came away with the feeling that the event ..
Dog Parker, because even your dogs deserve a smart home
Everyone says that dogs are a huge responsibility, but it’s hard to feel the weight of that responsibility until you own one. Dog Parker, a new startup out of ERA, is looking to take out some of the stress of owning a dog in New York. As you might imagine from the name, Dog Parker […]
The Happy Home Company shuts down, team members move to Google
The Happy Home Company is the latest home services startup to call it quits. The company was founded by Doug Ludlow, who sold his previous startup, Hipster, to AOL (which also owns TechCrunch). Its goal was to take some of the confusion out of the home maintenance process — when something broke in your ..
Gousto, the UK cook-at-home recipe kit service, serves up further \u00a310M in funding
Related Articles UK Recipe Kit Subscription Service Gousto Raises Further $8.3M Recipe Kit Subscription Service Gousto Raises $2M To Keep HelloFresh Out Of Its Kitchen Eurocorn? HelloFresh Raises Another $84.7M Gousto, the U.K. cook-at-home recipe kit service that competes most directly with Rocket Internet’s ..
Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home
There’s no shortage of competition in the housing space, but Apartment List is making a dent in rentals. With more than 5 percent of America’s listings already on the site, the startup is raising $30 million in a round led by Canaan Partners to take the business to the next level. “Our goal was to […]
Logitech’s new Pop Home Switch simplifies smart home control
Logitech has a new device called the Pop Home Switch, and it’s a bit different from their usual offerings. A company known for Universal Remotes encrusted with physical keys, touchscreen displays and all manner of interaction options is instead going for single-button simplicity. The Pop is a broad ..
Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home
Telehealth and telemedicine companies have the power to help patients get the care they need from home, and often more quickly and at a lower cost than what they’d pay out of pocket at a clinic or office in person. Investors have backed scores of these companies, including the now publicly traded Teladoc ..
New Lab is a new home for hardware startups in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard
New Lab, which co-founder David Belt described as “a collaborative workspace” for companies in fields like robotics and artificial intelligence, officially opened last month. The facility is located in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, in a building that was once used to assemble ships. Belt said he wanted ..
Review: Sigma Hits a Home Run with the New 12-24mm f/4 ART Lens
The fall colors here in Ohio are at their peak right now, and for most photographers that means it’s time for wide angle photography. Sigma just so happened to send us their new 12-24mm f/4 Art to try out—what great timing. Pros Same great build quality as the rest of their Art line Same new […]