• Use This Pantelligent Frying Pan To Make Consistently Perfect Fried And Sauteed Dishes

    Use This Pantelligent Frying Pan To Make Consistently Perfect Fried And Sauteed Dishes

    Cooking ain’t that hard.  Cooking dishes that consistently taste good, on the other hand, is a whole other matter entirely.  Turn the heat up too high, leave the dish cooking too long, or throw in the onions too soon, and the whole thing can taste like something else entirely.  The Pantelligent is a frying pan that can help with that. Designed to help you cook perfect dishes every time, it helps you avoid overcooking and undercooking by telling you exactly […]

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  • Elevator Out Of Service? Just Use These Gecko-Like Hand Pads To Climb To The Office

    Elevator Out Of Service? Just Use These Gecko-Like Hand Pads To Climb To The Office

    Over a decade ago, scientists discovered how geckos are actually able to plant their feet onto vertical surfaces.  Since then, there’s been no shortage of attempts to recreate that dry adhesive mechanism, which exploits van der Waals forces to adhere to anything that’s even remotely smooth.  A new hand pad created by Stanford University researchers just might prove to be the most promising of those attempts. If you’re as unfamiliar to van der Waals force as I am, turns out, […]

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  • Forget The Flashlight, Use The Powershell To Illuminate Your DIY Home Repairs

    Forget The Flashlight, Use The Powershell To Illuminate Your DIY Home Repairs

    Sure, a simple flashlight can do a lot of good when doing repair work around the house.  If you want proper illumination on a job site, though, a dedicated work light is something you can’t afford to do without.  And while there’s no shortage of products in that category, you may want to consider picking up the Quirky Powershell. A handy, portable work light, it delivers 800 lumens of brightness delivered in a broad beam, so you can shine light […]

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  • LittleBits Made A Smart Home Kit, So Your Kids Can Now Automate Your Home

    LittleBits Made A Smart Home Kit, So Your Kids Can Now Automate Your Home

    We know littleBits was intended to be a modular electronics kit for kids.  The way it’s evolving, though, it’s turning into a product even grownups are going to find useful for a whole load of projects.  Take the outfit’s new littleBits Smart Home Kit, for instance, which contains a selection of snap-on modules that you can use to automate plenty of functions inside the home. Just like other littleBits modules, these ones require no wiring, no soldering, and no programming, […]

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  • Soba Cable Director Offers A Nifty Way To Tame The Wire Mess In Your Home

    Soba Cable Director Offers A Nifty Way To Tame The Wire Mess In Your Home

    Technology is awesome.  The wires that inevitably come with all of them?  Not so much.  If you still haven’t found the perfect cable management system to handle the mass of wires scattered all around your home, you might want to try out the Soba Cable Director. Made by Bluelounge, it’s a flexible ten-foot tube where you can hide up to three wide-gauge cables at the same time (probably more, if they’re the slimmer variety).  It uses a unique design called […]

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  • An Ash Wood Enclosure Makes This Analogue NEO The Most Beautiful Neo Geo Clone Ever

    An Ash Wood Enclosure Makes This Analogue NEO The Most Beautiful Neo Geo Clone Ever

    Remember the Analogue Nt, that overdesigned limited edition NES clone that looked equal parts unnecessarily ostentatious and so-beautiful-I-want-one?  Well, the same guys behind it are repeating the trick, this time using the Neo Geo as their source of inspiration for the Analogue NEO. Like the Nt, this clone console can play cartridges from the original system, giving you a reason to dig through the attic at mom’s house to find your dusting copies of Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, and King […]

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  • Gigabyte Created A Watercooled Triple GPU System For Your Excessively Future-Ready Gaming PC

    Gigabyte Created A Watercooled Triple GPU System For Your Excessively Future-Ready Gaming PC

    With the PS4 and Xbox One both embracing an x86 architecture, we’re likely going to see a lot more cross-platform games that push PC graphics performance to insane levels.  And when you’re going to deal with that level of crazy, you’ll need an equally crazy graphics card to handle it.  Well, this Gigabyte GV-N980X3WA-4GD looks about as insane as graphics hardware can get. Rather than a single card, this rig actually consists of three SLI graphics cards, all of which […]

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  • Point Is A Home Monitoring Device That Puts Privacy At A Premium

    Point Is A Home Monitoring Device That Puts Privacy At A Premium

    A surveillance camera is, pretty much, the heart and soul of most home security devices, allowing us to see what’s going on inside the house even when we’re away.  Problem is, that means a live feed of your house is now available 24/7 on the internet, leaving it susceptible to hackers and other malicious parties.  That’s why Form Devices created Point, a new home monitoring device that protects your home without a camera in tow. Described as “a softer take […]

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  • Pyle PVTTBT8 Is The Turntable Boombox In A Suitcase Your Inner Record Collector Always Dreamed Of

    Pyle PVTTBT8 Is The Turntable Boombox In A Suitcase Your Inner Record Collector Always Dreamed Of

    In a time when most people who aren’t teenaged Taylor Swift fans have eschewed buying CDs, people who collect vinyl somehow still remain.  Yes, not only do they hold on to their precious collection, they still buy new vinyl records, too.  And if those folks want a boombox to let them blast their Jack White 7-inch in the streets, the Pyle PVTTBT8 is here to service their needs. When closed up, it looks just like a retro suitcase, the kind […]

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  • DekaVita7 Turns The Playstation TV Into A 7-Inch Playstation Vita

    DekaVita7 Turns The Playstation TV Into A 7-Inch Playstation Vita

    The Playstation TV is, basically, the Playstation Vita in a set-top box form factor.  If you want a handheld gaming device, you buy a Vita; if you want a set-top box with games, you buy a PS TV.  Well, a Japanese company thinks PS TV owners might occasionally want to use their device as a handheld, too, so they created the DekaVita7, a handheld console that turns the PS TV into a bigger PS Vita.  Really. Made by GameTech, it’s… […]

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  • Cyborg Unplug Will Automatically Keep Unwanted Devices Out Of Your Wireless Network

    Cyborg Unplug Will Automatically Keep Unwanted Devices Out Of Your Wireless Network

    There’s a reason why a good amount of people find Google Glass creepy: because the person wearing it can be recording you without your knowledge or permission.  If you’re wary of smart glasses and similar devices being used for surveillance in your home or place of business, then the Cyborg Unplug might be something you’ll find useful. A device that plugs to your wall outlet, it will immediately alert you when a potential connected surveillance device enters the vicinity.  Even […]

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  • SpaceX Is Launching Micro-Satellites To Deliver Low-Cost Internet Access

    SpaceX Is Launching Micro-Satellites To Deliver Low-Cost Internet Access

    High-speed internet access in remote areas of the world is still something we’re trying to figure out.  Google wants to do it with balloons and Facebook wants to do it with drones, but we really don’t know which approach will actually fly.  Instead of embracing similarly unconventional solutions, SpaceX is launching its own effort towards blanketing the planet with cheap internet access using something more familiar: hundreds of communication satellites. A report that appeared in the Wall Street Journal suggested […]

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  • Vesaro 195 Gaming Cockpit Boasts 1:1 Scale Cars Onscreen For Stunning Racing Realism

    Vesaro 195 Gaming Cockpit Boasts 1:1 Scale Cars Onscreen For Stunning Racing Realism

    If you’re rich and enjoy racing games (or flight sims), a dedicated racing cockpit isn’t something you can pass up when outfitting the game room.  It’s, practically, a cardinal sin to have one missing.  And when it comes to a gaming cockpit’s ability to deliver realism, it’s going to be tough to find a better rig than the Vesaro 195. Sporting a world-first 65-inch triple curved display, it gives players a massive 195 inches of screen real estate that curves […]

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  • Quirky Tapt Is A Light Switch That Can Control Your Entire Smart Home

    Quirky Tapt Is A Light Switch That Can Control Your Entire Smart Home

    Smart light switches isn’t something I thought we’d see.  I mean, why would anyone make a light switch smart?  Apparently, to give it awesome superpowers by integrating it into a smart home ecosystem, just like they did with the Quirky Tapt. Designed to replace standard light switches (yes, that includes the arcade light switch in your bedroom), it hooks up to your home’s electrical system, where you can use it like any regular switch, turning the lights on and off […]

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  • Future Electric Cars Could Run On A Power Source Hidden Inside The Vehicle’s Body Panels

    Future Electric Cars Could Run On A Power Source Hidden Inside The Vehicle’s Body Panels

    Batteries are the biggest problem when it comes to electric cars.  They’re heavy, they’re bulky, and you need a lot of them to give electric vehicles the kind of range you can get from a gas-guzzling ride.  A new lightweight “supercapacitor” being developed by nanotechnology scientists from the Queensland University of Technology is looking to change that. Consisting of electrolytes sandwiched between two all-carbon electrodes, the supercapacitors can be processed into a thin and extremely strong film that boasts a […]

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  • Use Woojer To Feel Sounds Throughout Your Entire Body

    Use Woojer To Feel Sounds Throughout Your Entire Body

    Listening to music is great and all, but if you prefer feeling every beat in your body, you’re going to have to crank that B&O sound system way up to a level where the neighbors will probably complain.  The Woojer is a wearable device that will deliver sounds directly to your body, allowing you to genuinely feel sound, instead of just hearing it, without having to push the volume to max. Designed to make the auditory experience of listening to […]

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  • Amazon Echo Puts A Siri-Like Virtual Assistant In A Bluetooth Speaker

    Amazon Echo Puts A Siri-Like Virtual Assistant In A Bluetooth Speaker

    Apple, Google, and Microsoft put all their respective virtual assistants in their phones.  While Amazon has its own smartphone, the company has decided to bring their own take on the always-connected virtual assistant in a standalone device they’re calling the Amazon Echo. A mobile speaker that looks and functions no differently than the multitude of products in the category, it lets you stream music from your phone or tablet over Bluetooth.  However, it also comes with support for Amazon Music, […]

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  • Jawbone UP3 Raises The Bar For Fitness Trackers

    Jawbone UP3 Raises The Bar For Fitness Trackers

    Fitness trackers, they’re getting better.  At least, it seems to be that way on paper.  Right after Redmond raised the bar with the Microsoft Band, one of the early players in the category is back with something that can challenge it head to head.  In fact, the Jawbone UP3 is bandying itself as “the most advanced activity tracker known to man.” To their credit, the UP3 does make a strong case.  Sure, it’s got the usual selection of sensors that […]

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  • Foodini, A 3D Printer For Food Lets You Build Burgers, Cookies, And Pies

    Foodini, A 3D Printer For Food Lets You Build Burgers, Cookies, And Pies

    Cooking at home is a great way to ensure you eat healthier meals.  However, it’s so time-consuming that it’s also a great way to eat up the small amount of free time on your hands.  The Foodini 3D printer wants to help with that. Just like regular 3D printers, it extrudes raw materials into a build area, one layer at a time.  Unlike them, those raw materials consist of edible ingredients rather than plastics, allowing it to build food clad […]

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  • Neural Turing Machine Is The Artificial Human Brain The Robot Apocalypse Always Wanted

    Neural Turing Machine Is The Artificial Human Brain The Robot Apocalypse Always Wanted

    Artificial neural networks are great for building computers that can recognize patterns with startling accuracy (e.g. Facebook uses one for their face recognition system), but they’re horrible when it comes to basic computational tasks even a calculator from the 80s can perform.  Deepmind, the highly-secretive startup that Google acquired early this year for $400 million, is looking to change that with their Neural Turing Machines. A computer neural network that’s also capable of deducing basic computer functions, it’s, basically, the […]

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  • HP Sprout Bundles 3D Scanner, 3D Projector, And Touch-Sensitive Work Mat In An Entirely Fresh Take On The All-In-One Computer

    HP Sprout Bundles 3D Scanner, 3D Projector, And Touch-Sensitive Work Mat In An Entirely Fresh Take On The All-In-One Computer

    HP Sprout is a desktop PC in all-in-one form factor.  That’s not what makes it interesting.  Instead, it’s unique in that it integrates a 3D scanner, a 3D projector, and a touch sensitive 20-inch mat right in front of the display that allows users to interact with digital objects in a physical manner. What can it do?  You can use the 3D scanner to create a 3D model of any object you place in the mat, as well as manipulate […]

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  • Sorry Smartwatches, The Microsoft Band Might Actually End Up Being The Next Big Thing In Wearables

    Sorry Smartwatches, The Microsoft Band Might Actually End Up Being The Next Big Thing In Wearables

    Microsoft may get as many misses as they get hits, but when they hit, they really nail it right.  That seems to be the case with the Microsoft Band, Redmond’s own take on a fitness tracking wearable. While all the other big guys are busying themselves with smartwatches, Microsoft is fixing its attention on fitness monitoring.  Sure, this will have some basic smartwatch capabilities as well, but the real focus is tracking health and activity. The Microsoft Band is a […]

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  • Aerial Burton’s True 3D Display Projects Images That Float In Mid-Air Using Lasers

    Aerial Burton’s True 3D Display Projects Images That Float In Mid-Air Using Lasers

    If beard clippers can be better with lasers, then it only follows that everything is better with lasers.  No, really, that’s sound logic right there.  That’s why Aerial Burton’s True 3D Display technology, which projects images that float in the air the way we always imagined our holograms will look like, is so much better than glasses-aided fake 3D that mostly just makes me dizzy. Yep, this is 3D that uses the air around us as its display panel.  They, […]

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  • Kodak PixPro SP360 Brings 360-Degree Capture To Action Cams

    Kodak PixPro SP360 Brings 360-Degree Capture To Action Cams

    While the Kodak PixPro SP360 isn’t the first 360-degree action camera to show up, it’s definitely the first to make it to a large consumer market. Sorry, crowdfunded 360-degree action cams, you got beat to the punch by an established pro. Clad in the shape of a compact cube, it has a fixed domed lens on top that allows it to capture a 360-degree angle of the action.   Whether you like speeding down on bicycles downhill, jumping out of planes, […]

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  • Fitbit Surge Adds Smartwatch Functions To The Fitness Tracker

    Fitbit Surge Adds Smartwatch Functions To The Fitness Tracker

    We’re slowly seeing smartwatches and fitness trackers combine into a single device.  It makes sense, after all, considering both wearable devices want to take space on our wrists.  The latest to make the leap is the Fitbit Surge, which combines multi-sport tracking with notifications and music control. Billed as “the ultimate fitness super watch,” it’s really best described as “feature-packed.”  Sure, it won’t have the breadth of apps available on full-fledged smartwatches like Pebble and Android Wear, but it’s about […]

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  • Keys-To-Go Is The Water-Repelling Portable Keyboard Your iPad Longs For

    Keys-To-Go Is The Water-Repelling Portable Keyboard Your iPad Longs For

    When it comes to buying keyboards, you can always go one of two ways: buy multiple cheap ones that you replace as soon as it breaks or buy more expensive models that are meant to last.  If you’re going the latter route, it better be fortified enough to survive the ravages that lay ahead.  Logitech’s Keys-To-Go does seem like it’s really up to that challenge. A portable keyboard designed for iOS devices, it’s duly rigged to withstand the bumps and […]

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  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier Turns Portable Laptops Into High-End Desktop Gaming Rigs

    Alienware Graphics Amplifier Turns Portable Laptops Into High-End Desktop Gaming Rigs

    Even the most powerful gaming laptops aren’t likely to let you play the most resource-hungry games with all settings on high.  High-end gaming and reasonably portable laptops are just mutually exclusive things.  At least, that was the case before the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Released alongside the Alienware 13 laptop, the Graphics Amplifier is a chassis that houses a powerful desktop-grade GPU that can plug into your laptop to give the computer access to its graphics processing capabilities.  Essentially, it turns […]

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