The Only Thing You’ll Need to Read About Saving Money on Black Friday

Ben Franklin was on to something when he said, “Time is money.”

SmartThings, the “Internet of Things” Company That Connects the Gadgets in Your Home, Launches Its Own Store

In its new online shop, SmartThings will sell its own products and devices from companies like GE and Schlage.

News Byte

Engadget, Gdgt Veterans Peter Rojas and Ryan Block Get New Titles at AOL

AOL has found new jobs for Peter Rojas and Ryan Block. The two former Engadget editors, who went on to create the tech startup Gdgt, and then sold the company to AOL earlier this year, have become AOL’s VP of strategy and VP of product.

LUMOback Creators Want to Help You Stand Taller (Video)

Backing a startup that helps the back.

Who’s at D: Top Techies’ Must-Have Apps and Gadgets (Video)

We asked D11 attendees which apps and gadgets they can’t live without. You might be surprised by some of their answers.

GE Puts (Your) Imagination to Work, With Quirky-Crowdsourced Gadgets

GE is opening up a trove of patents to inventors in Quirky’s community.

Welcome to CES: A Trade Show, Not a Tastemaker

CES hasn’t exactly been a Magic 8 Ball for the “next big thing” — nor should anyone expect this year’s show to be.


Do Our Gadgets Really Threaten Planes?

The ban on electronic devices rests on anecdotes, not on hard evidence — because there isn’t any.

News Byte

YBuy Gets $1M to Apply to Try-Before-You-Buy Gadget Service

YBuy, a subscription gadget service (see Tricia Duryee’s profile of the company), has raised $1 million in Series A funding led by Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures. The start-up, which charges $24.95 per month, says it has 50,000 customers on its wait list.

Beauty-in-a-Box Company Birchbox Will Ship Lifestyle and Tech Products for Men

What’s in the box, you ask?

Inside the CES Lost & Found

Go-Go Gadget Economy

Google Buys LabPixies