Bag Week 2018: P.MAI’s women’s leather laptop bag is luxury packed with utility

Bag Week 2018: P.MAI’s women’s leather laptop bag is luxury packed with utility

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the outward…

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Bag Week 2018: Mission Workshop’s Radian rolltop starts simple but grows piece by piece

Bag Week 2018: Mission Workshop’s Radian rolltop starts simple but grows piece by piece

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the outward…

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Bag Week 2018: Waxed canvas bags from Filson, Ona, Croots and more

Bag Week 2018: Waxed canvas bags from Filson, Ona, Croots and more

If you’re looking for a good jacket or bag, you have your choice of materials: leather, heavy nylon, waterproof synthetic weaves like Gore-Tex… but for my money (and not a little of it either) the…

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SpeakSee makes it simple for a deaf person to join a group conversation

SpeakSee makes it simple for a deaf person to join a group conversation

There’s a great deal of activity in the fields of speech recognition and the “internet of things,” but one natural application of the two has gone relatively unpursued: helping the deaf and hard of hearing…

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Fitbit employees charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

Fitbit employees charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

Six current and former Fitbit employees have been hit with a federal indictment over the theft of trade secrets from one-time rival, Jawbone. All had worked for Jawbone for at least a year between 2011…

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Motiv’s fitness ring can help you find a lost iPhone

Motiv’s fitness ring can help you find a lost iPhone

I was surprisingly impressed when I tested out Motiv’s fitness ring. Honestly, I’m not a ring wearer myself, but it’s nice to see a hardware start think outside the fitness band — and produce a…

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Super wearable WHOOP launches $30 subscription service — wearable totally included

Super wearable WHOOP launches $30 subscription service — wearable totally included

WHOOP, the world’s most informative wearable, is launching a new $30 subscription service for the everyday consumer, so everyone can get the benefits of its activity monitoring and analytics tools. It’s the wearable that professional athletes…

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Wear OS is getting a new battery saving mode

Wear OS is getting a new battery saving mode

Given Google’s recent rebranding mode and a few pieces of news trickling out over the past week, it seemed safe to expect some key updates for the operating system formerly known as Android Wear. But…

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