This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: We’re Over Smart Watches

Happy Friday! To soothe you from the hectic bustle of the fall work week and transition you into a peaceful, potentially football-filled weekend, we come bearing the TechCrunch Gadgets podcast. All that said, it isn’t the most uplifting 30 minutes of conversation had among colleagues, as we discuss the ludicrous Keurig Kold and our diminishing …

CEO Of Guess Watches Welcomes Apple To The Fray

In what amounts to a “welcome” turned sputtering softball aimed at Apple’s broad side, the CEO of Guess Watches Cindy Livingston wrote an open letter to Apple while, at the same time, proclaiming her own interest in the smartwatch world. Guess, a fashion brand founded in the 1980s, is best known for dress watches known …

Modify Watches Puts Custom Faces On Your Wrist, Crowdfunds U.S. Print And Assembly Plant

A watch is an opportunity to show something about yourself, and San Francisco-based Modify, a three-year old startup offering custom-designed products, wants to make it easy for anyone to upload images of their choosing to make their own custom-designed, modular watch faces. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help them raise cash for their Modify …

These Hand-Made, Solar-Powered Nixie Watches Are Retro-Tastic

Nixie watches are nothing new – Woz wears one sometimes – but these glowing tubes, originally designed in the 1970s for heavy-duty industrial displays, are hard to power and hard to maintain. However, it looks like a designer has finally hit on exactly the right mix of cool styling and power management. Created by an …