Quirky To File For Bankruptcy: Wink Connected Home Business Already Has A Buyer

Quirky To File For Bankruptcy: Wink Connected Home Business Already Has A Buyer

Quirky began in 2009 as a community where anyone could design a product and get paid once it went to market. This led to easily-mockable products like piggy banks and egg trays that connect to your smartphone, but also some valid products, like the Pivot Power power strip. The company is selling its Wink smart-home connection system for $15 million, and also plans to sell off its name and maybe even its product-development and the community that goes with it. [More]

What You Need Is A Smartphone-Controlled Air Conditioner

What You Need Is A Smartphone-Controlled Air Conditioner

We’ve already introduced you to the smartphone-enabled piggy bank and smartphone-enabled egg tray. What new wonders will the wizards of gadgetry bring us next? How would you like to control your air conditioner from your smartphone? Wait a minute…that one might actually be useful. [More]