Highway1, PCH’s SF-based incubator, works with hardware startups to help them de-risk the hardware & manufacturing aspects of their business, providing them engineering hours and etc.
Category: Gigaom Roadmap
Lapka releases this new Breathalyzer for iOS and Android, they also have their Lapka personal environment monitor PEM kit, that connects to your Android/iOS phone to measure, collect data and analyze your surroundings. Lapka’s PEM kit features 1 Geiger counter (measure radiation around you), 1 EMF (High Frequency and Low Frequency electromagnetic fields) sensor, 1 Organic sensor (nitrate measurement in fruits and vegetables) and 1 temperature/humidity sensor.
Gregory Gallinat of Excelitas Technologies (a Veritas company), demonstrates their new DigiPile Thermopile Detector proximity sensor, ultra small consuming only 10 microamps, would for example enable a future smartphone to detect presence to turn itself on (not even need to touch the device like in the Moto X).
You can read more about these sensors here: http://www.excelitas.com/pages/product/Thermopile-Detectors-Sensors-and-Array-Modules.aspx
Glashion is a Google Glass project that allows you to buy fashion products that you are looking at. Look at any fashionable bag or dress on a bypasser or in a store, and then the app queries the ShopStyle API for similar matches based on object recognition technology. You simply tell Glass when you see a product, “Ok glass, I want this!” and you can then buy the product with a blink. At least that is their idea.
DELTA stands for Danish Electronics Lights and Acoustics. DELTA began as acoustics company but today it helps products succeed in the market place and they test around 3,000 products per year. DELTA makes IdemoBits which are a form of electronic LEGOs which include stuff like sensors and actuators.
The Unbound Robotics UBR 1 is a robot that uses a combination of both ARM Cortex and x86 processors. The UBR 1 is designed as a platform for robotics development and uses ROS (robotics operating system) which is open source. The main processor currently in the robot is an x86 but it uses 12 ST Microelectronics ARM Cortex-M4 based microcontrollers to control each part of the robot.
You can read more about it here: http://unboundedrobotics.com/ubr-1/
Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder of Indiegogo talks about the status of the crowd funding website at Gigaom Roadmap.
and you can watch her official interview at Gigaom Roadmap:
Quip is a new social/professional online mobile-first word processor which is Bret Taylor’s new startup. He was at Google Maps before 2007, then made Friendfeed that got acquired by Facebook, then he was the Facebook CTO.
Here’s the official video of the full keynote discussion of Bret Taylor at Gigaom Roadmap 2013:
Jason Calacanis co-founded one of the first main tech blogs Engadget.com which he sold to AOL in 2006 and then he did Mahalo.com “to compete with Wikipedia” and feed Google with content about all topics, he organizes the Launch Conferences and is an Angel Investor and organizes Angel Investing for start-ups in the silicon valley. He hosts This Week In Startups A few days after this video he organized one of the biggest yet hackathons rewarding the best programmers hacking apps and ideas over 3 days at http://hackathon.launch.co/. In this video, I try to ask him about the meaning of being an entrepreneur in the silicon valley.