• X9 Follow Golf Trolley Trails You Around The Course Autonomously, Won’t Shoot Lasers At Opponents Though

    X9 Follow Golf Trolley Trails You Around The Course Autonomously, Won’t Shoot Lasers At Opponents Though

    Like other robot caddies, you can have the X9 Follow Golf Trolley carry your golf clubs as you make your way around the course, controlling its movement via a remote. Unlike them, it can function without the remote, autonomously trailing its player, wherever the human overlord decides to go next. Made by Stewart Golf, the automaton doesn’t make cute noises, do adorable robot things, or shoot missiles on your opponents. Heck, it won’t even open an umbrella to help you out when [...]

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  • Gramofon Is A Router That Doubles As A Music Streaming Device

    Gramofon Is A Router That Doubles As A Music Streaming Device

    If you’re not familiar with Fon, it’s a company whose core business is operating a large system of crowdsourced, dual-access WiFi networks, which has grown to an impressive 13 million hotspots across Europe and North America. With that many hotspots at their disposal, the next logical step should be to create products that take advantage of them and that’s exactly what the company is doing with the Gramofon. To share your internet with Fon’s network, you need to use a [...]

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  • TinkerBots: This is The Modular Toy Robot You’ve Been Waiting For

    TinkerBots: This is The Modular Toy Robot You’ve Been Waiting For

    Modular, snap-on electronics might very well become the choice educational toys of this generation, enabling STEM learning without the complexities associated with traditional avenues of training. As big fans as we are of products like littleBits, though, we have a feeling that TinkerBots will have a better shot at keeping children’s attention. Described as a “perfect hands-on introduction to the world of robotics,” it lets children build functional robots of varying complexities. Whether for 5-year old kids fashioning their first automaton [...]

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  • This Mini Mobile Robotic Printer Is Actually Cute And Useful, Can Fit In A Backpack Pouch

    This Mini Mobile Robotic Printer Is Actually Cute And Useful, Can Fit In A Backpack Pouch

    Portable printers have made working on the road a lot more convenient, letting you pull document printouts anytime the need for one arises.   And while the current crop of portable printers work well enough for mobile workers, this Mini Mobile Robotic Printer shrinks it down to an even more manageable size. Made by Israel-based Zuta Labs, it’s an entirely fresh take on mobile printers.  Instead of a page-wide device that you feed paper into, it’s like a mini-Roomba that passes [...]

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  • Wilson Smart Basketball Lets You Build A Shot Chart Of Your Game

    Wilson Smart Basketball Lets You Build A Shot Chart Of Your Game

    We’ve seen efforts to build a consumer-grade basketball that tracks on-court performance before.  If you want something like this to go mainstream, though, you’ll need a big name who can produce basketballs with onboard monitoring tech at scale.  And it looks like that’s what we’re getting with the Wilson Smart Basketball. A collaboration between the sports equipment manufacturer and Finnish AI company SportIQ, the ball comes with integrated electronics that can track your location on court, as well as whether [...]

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  • M3D Micro Is A $299 3D Printer

    M3D Micro Is A $299 3D Printer

    Chances are, we won’t see mass adoption of desktop 3D printers for a long while.  Not only will the price need to go down severely, we’ll likely need a massive public library of downloadable 3D designs to spare folks from having to learn 3D modeling from the ground up.  The M3D Micro is a step towards that direction. With prices starting at $299, it takes consumer 3D printers to a new level of accessibility, making price a less-daunting obstacle than [...]

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  • WebTuner Combines Traditional Pay TV And Internet Video In A Single Media Streamer

    WebTuner Combines Traditional Pay TV And Internet Video In A Single Media Streamer

      Today’s crop of set-top boxes do a great job of bringing internet video to people’s living rooms, but requires you to make separate arrangements for traditional pay TV.  In fact, many folks don’t even bother with the latter, depending strictly on online sources like Netflix to get their TV entertainment.  But if someone made a box that allowed both internet video and pay TV to co-exist, would you still watch TV the old way?  That’s exactly what WebTuner is [...]

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  • Amazon Dash Wants To Make Grocery Shopping From Home Even More Convenient

    Amazon Dash Wants To Make Grocery Shopping From Home Even More Convenient

    Grocery shopping on Amazon from a browser on your computer (heck, even on your phone) is a lot more convenient than driving down to the local grocery and pushing a cart from shelf to shelf.  Apparently, Amazon doesn’t think it’s convenient enough, so they came up with Amazon Dash, a gadget that lets you update your shopping list without having to open a browser or an app. A handheld device shaped like a chubbier magic wand, it lets you add [...]

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  • ChocaByte Is A $99 3D Chocolate Printer

    ChocaByte Is A $99 3D Chocolate Printer

    Instead of taking current 3D printing technologies and then rigging them into a 3D printer for chocolates, ChocaByte went about it with the goal of trimming everything down to a mechanism that’s as simple as possible.  And after all the unnecessary functionality has been stripped, they ended up with an affordable $99 machine that can adequately perform the job. Using a syringe-based design, the extrusion printer can build small, edible chocolate shapes that measure up to 2 x 2 x [...]

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  • Amazon Fire TV Is An Android-Based Set-Top Box With Faster Hardware And Smarter Software

    Amazon Fire TV Is An Android-Based Set-Top Box With Faster Hardware And Smarter Software

    Between Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV, among a host of other products, people have enough options in set-top media streamers to serve most needs and budgets.  Chances are, in fact, you already have one or more of the aforementioned big three.  Despite that, we can’t help but feel that the Amazon Fire TV, a new media streamer, can find a place in most people’s media cabinet all the same. To make its case as your living room’s streaming gadget of [...]

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  • Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    At first thought, the idea of a 3D printer for food is ludicrous.  I mean, how the heck are you going to produce a breakfast sandwich, baked potatoes, or smoked salmon out of extrusion nozzles?  Then again, there are plenty of food items that are processed into slurry form before being made into presentable meals, which, I’m guessing, are the kind of provisions you can make with the Foodini. Made by Florida-based Natural Machines, it’s a 3D printer designed to [...]

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  • iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    Mechanical home switches work well enough.  But if you’re equipping yourself with a future-proof smart home, we both know they gotta go.  Only question is, what will you replace them with?  These iOn capacitive switches could be one sweet way to go. It uses capacitive sensing technology similar to smartphone screens, except they made the sensitivity just a tad stronger.  Instead of having to touch the switch, you simply need to wave in front of it to activate the action.  [...]

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  • MicroView Shrinks An Arduino And Adds An OLED Display

    MicroView Shrinks An Arduino And Adds An OLED Display

    Ever wished the Arduino came with an onboard display where you can get clear visual feedback while fiddling around with your prototypes?  Now you can have exactly that with MicroView, an Arduino-compatible microcontroller with an integrated OLED display. Made by Geek Ammo (the same guys behind the Ninja Blocks), the contraption takes the Arduino Uno, houses it in a smaller form factor, and throws in a 64 x 48 OLED panel on top.  You can use it for practically any [...]

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  • Hinge N Hang Mounts A Towel Bar To Your Door Hinge

    Hinge N Hang Mounts A Towel Bar To Your Door Hinge

    Sure, you can attach some of those adhesive hooks on the back of the bathroom door to give yourself extra facilities for hanging towels and other garments, but we have a feeling you’ll end up needing even more space shortly down the line.  The Hinge N Hang offers a more expandable alternative. A multi-purpose towel bar, it installs conveniently right on the door hinge, so there’s no need to work with hammers, adhesives, and screwdrivers.  Once mounted, it gives users [...]

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  • Cefaly Is FDA Approved Electronic Headband That Might Just Help You Get Rid Of Migraines

    Cefaly Is FDA Approved Electronic Headband That Might Just Help You Get Rid Of Migraines

    Electrical stimulation of the brain does great things for the treatment of migraines.  Unfortunately, doing it right has not been as simple as sticking a stun gun to your head, usually requiring medical equipment and professional attention.  That could change soon with the Cefaly, a consumer headband that lets you zap those migraines directly from the comfort of your home. While it’s not an all-encompassing migraine solution, the device, which delivers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to the trigeminal nerve, is [...]

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  • Seiki U-Vision Is A $49 Cable That Upconverts HD To 4K

    Seiki U-Vision Is A $49 Cable That Upconverts HD To 4K

    You’ve been thinking of picking up a Sony X1 4K Media Player to enjoy native ultra-HD content on your awesome 4K TV, but the price and the mixed reviews make you a little unsure of the decision.  While you’re putting off going all-in on a 4K home theater system, you might want to pick up the Seiki U-Vision to supercharge your current viewing experience. An HDMI cable that can upconvert HD content into 4K, it lets you take full advantage [...]

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  • Moto 360: Sorry Pebble, Someone Else Just Made The Hottest-Looking Smartwatch

    Moto 360: Sorry Pebble, Someone Else Just Made The Hottest-Looking Smartwatch

    We love the Pebble Steel’s classier take on the smartwatch.  More than anything, it gave us hope that even prettier wrist computers will find their way into the market soon.  If the Moto 360 is any indication, that could be happening even sooner than we thought. Sporting a round face and a whole load of style, it’s the first smartwatch that genuinely looks like a fashion accessory rather than a utilitarian computer, making for a fashionable replacement to your wrist [...]

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  • Android Wear: Meet Google’s Smartwatch OS Platform

    Android Wear: Meet Google’s Smartwatch OS Platform

    Just like they did with smartphones, Google won’t be getting into the smartwatch market by building their own wrist-gadget.  Instead, they’re choosing to focus on the software the wearables will run on with the freshly-announced Android Wear. A modified version of Google’s mobile OS, it extends the power of Android into the growing world of smartwatches and wearables.  As with regular Android, it’s designed to run on hardware from different manufacturers, lowering the barrier to entry for any company looking [...]

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  • Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    From futuristic blasters that make laser shooting sounds to robots that make beeping noises to police cars with blaring sirens, it’s fair to conclude that a whole lot of children’s toys serve to function as nothing more than elaborate noisemakers.  So why not just make a toy that creates different kinds of noises depending on whatever you’re playing with?  That’s exactly what they did with Moff. A motion-tracking silicone wristband, it detects a wearer’s specific movements, then produces corresponding sounds [...]

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