• Sense Sleep Monitor Will Track Not Just Sleep Patterns, But Bedroom Conditions

    Sense Sleep Monitor Will Track Not Just Sleep Patterns, But Bedroom Conditions

    Still haven’t found the sleep monitor that does exactly what you’re looking for?  Maybe you’ll like Sense, which tracks not just your sleep patterns, but the environment inside the bedroom to give you more accurate insights. It will combine sleep patterns with ambient factors like noise, light, temperature, humidity, and particles in the air to create reports that can detail how a variety of things are affecting the quality of your sleep.  Noise will be recorded, too, so you can [...]

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  • Nvidia Shield Android Tablet Comes With Hardcore Gaming Guts

    Nvidia Shield Android Tablet Comes With Hardcore Gaming Guts

    The newest Nvidia Shield reboots the original from 2013 by becoming a full-featured Android tablet.  We know, there’s nothing exciting about tablets in 2014.  But this isn’t just a tablet.  Somehow, Nvidia managed to build a device with a tablet form factor into a hardcore portable gaming machine. At its heart, the Shield is like a regular Android tablet that you can use to run mobile apps and do normal things.  It runs a stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat, [...]

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  • This Cute Robot Named Jibo Wants To Be Part Of Your Family

    This Cute Robot Named Jibo Wants To Be Part Of Your Family

    While Jibo isn’t the first attempt at building an interactive robot for the home, it may very well become the first one you actually want to own. It’s not like the family robot old-time science fiction imagined.  It won’t fix your bed when you wake up, grab you a beer when you get home, or even wash your clothes on the weekends.  Instead, it functions more like Siri with personality, answering user queries and performing digital tasks, all while looking [...]

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  • Use The goTenna To Send And Receive Texts Without Internet Access or Cell Service

    Use The goTenna To Send And Receive Texts Without Internet Access or Cell Service

    The goTenna is a radio antenna that can communicate with other goTenna units.   Designed to work with a mobile app, it lets you send text messages to other goTenna users even without cell service or internet access in the area. Designed for off-grid use, it lets you have a way to communicate even with no access to cell towers, WiFi networks, or communication satellites in sight.  Need a way to text friends who split with the main group during a [...]

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  • Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    With smartphones and other gadgets now taking up the bulk of room in our pockets, few people have the space to carry a conventional Swiss Army Knife around.  If you still feel the need to keep a set of miniature tools on hand, however, your wallet remains a viable option for storage.  And that’s exactly where you can keep the Victorinox Swisscard Lite. Sized like a credit card, it consists of a plastic container holding a selection of miniature tools [...]

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  • Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    We’ve seen plenty of products designed to keep people comfortable while they catch a nap during trips, with solutions that range from strapping the person to their chair to supporting their heads with a goofy-looking brace.  The Napwrap is a new offering that keeps thing a lot simpler, using a single strap whose sole purpose is to support the user’s arms. Why the arms?  Apparently, the position of the arms has a significant bearing on a person’s ability to take [...]

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  • Jaguar Virtual Windscreen Turns Your Car Into A Virtual Simulator

    Jaguar Virtual Windscreen Turns Your Car Into A Virtual Simulator

    If our future roads do end up populated by self-driving cars, then the need for a technology like the Jaguar Virtual Windscreen is likely to be nonexistent.  In the meantime, it’s something we’d definitely like to have in any vehicle we drive now. Made by Jaguar Land Rover, the concept device uses technology similar to existing HUDs and telematics recorders, but steps things up by turning driving into a game-like experience, complete with a variety of stats and 3D objects [...]

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  • Swash: This Appliance Can Dry Clean Your Expensive Suits At Home

    Swash: This Appliance Can Dry Clean Your Expensive Suits At Home

    If you spend a lot of money getting expensive items of clothing dry cleaned, there’s really not much you can do to cut down on the expense.  You can either wear them dirty or pay for regular cleaning – no options in between.  At least, that was the case before Swash, a dry-cleaning appliance you can use at home. While it won’t completely replace a professional dry cleaning service, the appliance is designed to minimize the need for them.  It [...]

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  • Creative’s AXX 200 Bluetooth Speaker Packs Features Like An Electronic Multi-Tool

    Creative’s AXX 200 Bluetooth Speaker Packs Features Like An Electronic Multi-Tool

    If there was ever a Bluetooth speaker version of a Swiss Army Knife, it’s going to have to be the Creative AXX 200.  While it can function like any regular mobile speaker, it adds a ridiculous amount of talents that turn an erstwhile device for streaming music into a genuinely useful multi-function rig. Physically, it looks like any regular Bluetooth speaker, with a compact bar-style chassis that can slip (perhaps, a little forcibly) into your jeans backpocket.  Naturally, it can [...]

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  • Make Your Own Weather Forecasts With The Skywatch Windoo

    Make Your Own Weather Forecasts With The Skywatch Windoo

    There are thousands of widgets and apps that you can download to put instant weather forecasts on your phone, not to mention the dozens of weathermen giving their own reports of tomorrow’s weather on TV.  But if you think you can do a better job than what they’re doing, you may want to try the Skywatch Windoo. Described as a “complete weather station,” it lets you do the same work metereologists from the local weather bureau are doing to predict [...]

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  • EzeeCube Media Hub Uses Stackable Expansion Modules For Adding Storage And Features

    EzeeCube Media Hub Uses Stackable Expansion Modules For Adding Storage And Features

    At its core, EzeeCube is a private cloud storage solution, similar to products like the Transporter.  Its main purpose is to serve as a central media hub, automatically syncing and organizing music, movies, and pictures across all your devices, providing a single portal for convenient and secure access.  And that’s pretty awesome. Except it’s also expandable, allowing users to stack up to four other modules seamlessly, letting you increase the storage using the company’s 2TB EzeeCube cartridges without wiring it [...]

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  • Moment Wraparound Smartwatch Is So Pretty Even Fashionistas Might Like It

    Moment Wraparound Smartwatch Is So Pretty Even Fashionistas Might Like It

    When you look at it, the Moment looks more like a clasp than a smartwatch.  And that’s a good thing.  While it looks just as geeky as the geekiest smartwatch out there when it lights up (seriously, it looks like a shackle from a space soldier of some sort), it really does blend in really well with both male and female outfits the rest of the time. Rather than put all the electronics on a watch case and hook on [...]

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  • Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Somehow, I never saw the design of pop-a-point pencils (you should remember them from grade school) ever being used to make a screwdriver with interchangeable bits.  But someone did.  And it works so much better than I ever would have expected.  Called the Tool Pen, it’s the portable, multi-bit screwdriver you’ll actually want to carry around. Made by Taiwan-based Mininch, the tool is, literally, a pop-a-point screwdriver.  Just like the pencil counterpart, it comes with multiple bits stacked inside the [...]

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  • Refuel Lets You Know How Much Propane You Have Left In The Tank

    Refuel Lets You Know How Much Propane You Have Left In The Tank

    Propane tanks have needed a gauge to inform users how much gas is left in the tank since forever.  And since no one appears to be doing anything about it any time soon, someone made Refuel, a third-party device that lets you check your tank’s gas levels at any time. Another product of the growing partnership between Quirky and GE, the device consists of a plastic and rubber scale that you place under the tank, which is tethered to a [...]

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  • Core I7-5960X: Intel’s 8-Core Desktop CPU Is Here

    Core I7-5960X: Intel’s 8-Core Desktop CPU Is Here

    While we don’t exactly get giddy with new, powerful desktop processors the same way people would back in 1999, Intel’s first 8-core desktop CPU, the Core I7-5960X, does deserve a little excitement thrown its way.  That’s not four, not six, but eight cores of brute processing power right there – diehard PC overclockers, your new toy has arrived. Not only does the high-end Haswell-E processor pack an 8-core processor, it also boasts four more threads (yep, 16 threads) than the [...]

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  • BugJuggler: This 70-Foot Robot Will Juggle Cars In Mid-Air

    BugJuggler: This 70-Foot Robot Will Juggle Cars In Mid-Air

    This is the BugJuggler.  It’s a robot.  That juggles cars.  It’s awesome. Towering a huge 70 feet, the gigantic automaton will take 1,800-pound Volkswagen Beetles in its hands and hurl them up the air in alternating fashion.  It will use hydraulic accumulators for rapid movement, allowing it to juggle up to three cars simultaneously.  Like many robots, it’s going to do that to bring mankind some momentary amusement.  Until the time they revolt and use all those abilities to crush [...]

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  • This Google Cardboard VR Toolkit Lets You Experience Virtual Reality For Cheap

    This Google Cardboard VR Toolkit Lets You Experience Virtual Reality For Cheap

    Sure, it’s not likely to provide anywhere near the sophisticated immersion experience of virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and ANTVR, but the Google Cardboard VR Toolkit sure makes serviceable VR perfectly convenient.  And, you never know, it might end up being awesome, too. Basically, Google made a software SDK called VR Toolkit, which lets you write virtual reality apps for Android smartphones.  It’s experimental, at best, so don’t expect the same level of support as core Android SDKs, [...]

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  • Cubii Wants To Put An Elliptical Trainer Under Your Desk To Keep You Active All Day

    Cubii Wants To Put An Elliptical Trainer Under Your Desk To Keep You Active All Day

    Looking for a way to stay physically active while sitting on your favorite office chair?  While dancing on your Steelcase Gesture Chair will always achieve that (albeit, in a silly-looking way), we have a feeling you’ll find the Cubii a less-embarrassing solution. A miniature elliptical trainer, it slips right under your desk for use while sitting down.  Place your feet on the footpads then start kicking forward and back in a motion similar to a regular elliptical machine.   That’s it [...]

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  • NomadClip: This Carabiner Doubles As A Charging Cable

    NomadClip: This Carabiner Doubles As A Charging Cable

    From bracelets to cards to Swiss army knives, there’s no shortage of alternatives to charging cables that offer better portability.  A new one called NomadClip has to be one of my favorites, taking the form of an erstwhile carabiner. Designed to eliminate the mess of wires while making it difficult to lose, the accessory can clip to anything a regular carabiner would.  Like your keychain.  Or a zipper on your backpack.   Or in one of your belt loops.  Once clipped, [...]

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