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Blocks modular smartwatch project gets dismantled, leaving backers in pieces

Blocks modular smartwatch project gets dismantled, leaving backers in pieces

The Blocks modular smartwatch project has ended in failure, after starting life on Kickstarter more than four years ago, and raising more than $1.6 million from just over 5,000 backers during its
'Blocks' modular smartwatch gets cancelled four years after Kickstarter campaign

'Blocks' modular smartwatch gets cancelled four years after Kickstarter campaign

The modular 'BLOCKS' smartwatch launched on Kickstarter all the way back in 2015, and quickly raised over $1.6 million. The goal was to make a watch that you could connect extra modules to, adding

Blocks ends its modular smartwatch project after running out of money

Blocks' years-long quest to build a modular smartwatch has come to an unfortunate end. The company has revealed (including through a private Kickstarter post) that it's liquidating assets after
They Want Their Houses To Be Brighter

They Want Their Houses To Be Brighter

Riser blocks of flats in Russia are usually so dull and unattractive that one probably wants to skip this view...
Toy blocks that teach about our solar system

Toy blocks that teach about our solar system

Thomas Romer of the excellent Chop Shop Studio in collaboration with the nonprofit Planetary Society designed these delightful solar system toy blocks to teach kids (and adults) about the wonders of
Enter Mitchell Robinson's Airspace At Your Own Peril

Enter Mitchell Robinson's Airspace At Your Own Peril

Here’s a photo of a shot Mitchell Robinson blocked in the Knicks’ win over the Magic Tuesday night. That’s a common sight as of late. It’s not the only shot Mitchell Robinson deleted on that
'I Like It Here,' Today's Comic by Sung Hyun Kim

'I Like It Here,' Today's Comic by Sung Hyun Kim

Two shapes are at odds about whether or not they should change things up.
Marcus Mariota Brings Alec Ogletree To His Knees With Powerful Block

Marcus Mariota Brings Alec Ogletree To His Knees With Powerful Block

A player on a successful team will sometimes be required to step up and go beyond their position’s normal responsibilities. For his part today, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota tried his hand at
The Best Building Toys for Kids, According to an Architecture Critic

The Best Building Toys for Kids, According to an Architecture Critic

In her new book The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, architecture critic Alexandra Lange explains that since the dawn of the mass-produced toy industry, there have
Tvori 0.3 update adds sound to its VR animation toolset

Tvori 0.3 update adds sound to its VR animation toolset

Though it may not be as popular as Tilt Brush, Blocks, or Oculus Medium, Tvori remains one of VR’s most versatile and best art apps, enabling you to create and animate scenes regardless of skillset.

Objekts: A Collection of Modular, Geometric Wooden Sculptures

A simple idea that inspires playful imagination and creativity so that no two compositions are ever alike.
One man built his own vacation spot in VR

One man built his own vacation spot in VR

When most people fancy a vacation, they pack up their suitcase and go somewhere warm like Barbados. Not Bastiaan Hooimeijer, who goes by the name "Naam" online. Instead, he built his own holiday spot
One man built his own vacation spot in VR

One man built his own vacation spot in VR

When most people fancy a vacation, they pack up their suitcase and go somewhere warm like Barbados. Not Bastiaan Hooimeijer, who goes by the name "Naam" online. Instead, he built his own holiday spot

BLOCKS presents Project OpenWatch

The smartwatch game is still thriving. There’s no stopping the few companies and brands that have already ventured into the business. There are those that have decided to postpone the release of new

Experimental tools make Google's VR art app easier to use

When Google launched its VR drawing app Blocks, the tech titan said it's simple enough that even those with no prior 3D modeling experience can use it. Now, the big G has rolled out new features that
Blocks hopes to court enterprise customers with its modular smartwatch

Blocks hopes to court enterprise customers with its modular smartwatch

As we noted earlier this week, the mere fact that Blocks was able to bring its modular smartwatch system to market feels like a minor miracle. The company appears to have not taken the easy route in
Blocks Core hands-on review

Blocks Core hands-on review

The mobile world has tried and failed to make modular devices a success, but Blocks is doing things differently with its modular smartwatch. In our Blocks Core hands-on review, we look at a
Blocks debuts Alexa-powered modular smartwatch

Blocks debuts Alexa-powered modular smartwatch

Blocks is showing off its modular smartwatch at CES 2018, and its new features include Amazon Alexa voice commands. The smartwatch has a snap-together body that enables you to mix-and-match different

BLOCKS Modular Smartwatch now finally available after a long delay

Finally, the modular smartwatch project that launched on Kickstarter over two years ago is now ready as the BLOCKS modular smartwatch has been delayed. Its software made a brief show together with the
BLOCKS modular smartwatch is available for $259

BLOCKS modular smartwatch is available for $259

The world’s first customizable smartwatch is finally on sale for $259, but quite frankly, it could be a huge hit or a complete disaster.