• Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

    Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

      There’s no shortage of premium gear for audiophiles, from music servers to DIY headphone kits to USB amplifiers.  And while the unwashed masses have already traded in their iPods for the convenience of playing music on their smartphones, we bet there’s more than a handful of folks on the lookout for a hi-fi portable player to get their snobby-quality music on the go.  Their wait should be over with the launch of PonoPlayer. A portable music player, it’s purposely [...]

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  • New-Gen 14-Inch Razer Blade Could Be The Ultimate On-The-Go Gaming Computer

    New-Gen 14-Inch Razer Blade Could Be The Ultimate On-The-Go Gaming Computer

    While previous generations of the Razer Blade were solid gaming-specific machines and veritable showcases of clever design, each one always brought something that still left folks somewhat underwhelmed. The 2014 refresh of the 14-inch Razer Blade, however, appears to be ending that streak, bringing what looks, on paper, to be the, hands down, ultimate gaming machine you can take around without breaking your back. Unlike last generation’s disappointing display, the new 14-inch iteration boasts a 3200 x 1800 IPS screen. [...]

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  • SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    Nightlights are incredibly handy in the dark, letting you make your way around the house at 3 AM even with all the lights out.  Provided you remember to turn on the nightlights before you hit the bed, that is.  The SnapRays Guidelight offers a better solution. A straight replacement to the electric outlet cover plate, it comes with built-in LEDs at the bottom that automatically switch on and off depending on the current lighting condition in the room.  No need [...]

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  • Live Out Your Inception Fantasies With The Aurora Lucid Dreaming Headset

    Live Out Your Inception Fantasies With The Aurora Lucid Dreaming Headset

    Truth be told, lucid dreaming sounds fun.  Figuring out how to get into a state where you have clear awareness while you’re dreaming, however, is a whole other matter entirely.  Simply put, it’s far easier to dismiss it as one of those woo-woo things only weirdos take part in than put in immense effort to experience.  That may change soon if the Aurora Headset lives up to its promise of helping ease novices into finding lucid dreaming success. An EEG-based [...]

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  • Game Frame: Liven Up Your Desk With Pixel Art Decor

    Game Frame: Liven Up Your Desk With Pixel Art Decor

    A week ago, you had a framed picture of your girlfriend sitting on your workdesk.  Any time you felt bored at work, you would glance at it and be inspired.  Yeah, you were a smitten fool.  The same frame now sits wrecked in the trash after she dumped you last Wednesday night over SMS.  Ouch.  You need something new to sit on your desk and make you smile when the turmoil of work just gets too much, preferably one that [...]

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  • Skirmos Is A Programmable Open Source Laser Tag System

    Skirmos Is A Programmable Open Source Laser Tag System

    You were wise to give up laser tag a few years back.  Playing it well into your adult age is far from the coolest thing you can get into, especially as you’re trying to fit into your newfound role of being  a responsible, well-adjusted grownup.  But even the best laid plans get screwed up somewhere along the way and we have a feeling the Skirmos is just the toy to draw you back into the laser tag fold. Billed as [...]

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  • Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    You come home from work.  It’s a lazy Tuesday night.  You open the fridge, bring out the frozen pork belly, turn on the Aroma Grill, and start making dinner.  As you’re slicing the meat, that Chumbawamba song from your childhood starts playing.  You crack a smile, shake your hips, and continue what you’re doing — it’s the perfect song to start the evening.  And you have the Cone Speaker to thank for it. A dedicated smart music device, Cone won’t [...]

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  • Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Chromecast’s small size and low price are just two of the things that have allowed it to eat a slice out of Roku’s set-top box business.  And while the company has had a thumb-sized version of their set-top box for a while now (which they now call Roku Ready), requiring an MHL port just made it inaccessible to a whole lot of TV owners.   The new Roku Streaming Stick takes Google’s cue, plugging in to an HDMI and a powered [...]

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  • Apple Carplay Brings iOS And Siri To Your Car’s Dashboard

    Apple Carplay Brings iOS And Siri To Your Car’s Dashboard

    Using your iPhone in the car for a wide variety of functions is nothing new.  But an integrated experience that makes the phone feel like a part of your vehicle’s native infotainment system?  That’s exactly what Apple is introducing with the new Carplay. Designed “from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car,” the system lets you use the iOS interface directly from the vehicle’s infotainment display.  No more squinting at that [...]

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  • Boeing Black: If You Were A Government Spy, This Will Be Your Next Phone

    Boeing Black: If You Were A Government Spy, This Will Be Your Next Phone

    If you work within the national defense and security communities, there’s good reason to prioritize security features in the smartphone you use.  Chances are, you’ll be handling information that’s more sensitive than usual — the last thing you want is to get the location of the secret headquarters where the government is building their army of Gundam-style robot mechs stolen from your SMS inbox.  When you have nefarious characters constantly angling to take information off your phone, regular consumer handsets [...]

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  • AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    Chances are, you really don’t need another iPod speaker dock.  At the same time, the AeroBull isn’t about something that you need. It’s about something that you’ll want.  And, darn it, how can you say no to this adorable thing? Made by Jarre, it’s an iPod/iPhone speaker clad in the impossibly cute form a bulldog wearing a pair of sunglasses, with a Lightning dock sitting right on its head.  That’s it.  While that description sounds lame, the execution definitely isn’t [...]

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  • COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    External batteries are utilitarian things, letting you grab a hit of juice for your phone even without an open outlet for miles.  But who says they can’t be fun, too?  Certainly not odd-gadget purveyor Brando (yes, those guys that sell everything from Creepy Spy Cams to USB Itch-Removal Gadgets to Air Multiplier knockoffs), who just added this COI+ LEGO Power Brick to their inventory. An erstwhile regular power bank (or external battery), it comes housed in a case that can [...]

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  • Socam Ultimate Action Cam Features 330-Degree Rotating Lens

    Socam Ultimate Action Cam Features 330-Degree Rotating Lens

    If you’re a new action cam trying to bite a piece of GoPro’s lunch, you better bring something new to the table.  And for the most part, that’s what we’ve seen with many new entrants to the category, who attempt to make their respective marks by showing up with a fresh feature, such as side by side videos, interchangeable lenses, or highly affordable pricing.  The Socam Ultimate’s special feature of choice: a 330-degree lens that can be rotated for quickly [...]

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  • Filip Is A Wearable Phone Watch Designed With Child Safety In Mind

    Filip Is A Wearable Phone Watch Designed With Child Safety In Mind

    Giving your young children a phone can be helpful in many ways.  Not only will it allow you to communicate via calls and SMS, you can also turn on the GPS to track their location in real time.  Provided they don’t drop their phones while climbing a Pirate Ship Playhouse or destroy them from doing any of the raucous things little children do, that is.  The Filip offers a less troublesome alternative. Made by Filip Technologies, it looks like a [...]

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  • Shortcut-S Is A Specialty Keyboard For Adobe Photoshop Users

    Shortcut-S Is A Specialty Keyboard For Adobe Photoshop Users

    Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop extensively has, no doubt, developed a system of working with the popular graphics editing software in an efficient manner.  A few weeks of some heavy editing work and you’ll have that left hand typing shortcuts on your Logitech Washable Keyboard with as much certainty as you thumb-type on the tiny virtual keypad in your smartphone.  At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work.  If you find yourself still struggling to memorize the keystroke equivalent of [...]

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  • Dash Smart Headphones Play Your Music While Tracking Your Health And Vitals

    Dash Smart Headphones Play Your Music While Tracking Your Health And Vitals

    Just like everyone reaches a certain age where they think about settling down and having kids, everyone reaches a certain age where they feel like walking around with music blaring on their headphones is just all sorts of unnecessary. If you haven’t reached that age yet, you might want to trade in your Fitbit Force for the Dash, the “world’s first wireless smart in-ear headphones.” You can use them much like regular headphones, streaming music from a smartphone over Bluetooth. [...]

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  • You Can Soon 3D-Print An Entire Table In One Go With The BigRep One

    You Can Soon 3D-Print An Entire Table In One Go With The BigRep One

    Will the day ever come that we can 3D print an entire house in our backyard?  Between advancement in materials (3D printing in carbon fiber and fiberglass) and larger build sizes while retaining reasonable prices, we have a feeling it may come sooner than later.  Here’s another product pushing the boundaries in that space: the BigRep ONE. Billed as the “biggest FDM 3D printer in the market,” it boasts a ridiculous 1.3 cubic meter build size.  For the metric-impaired (and [...]

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  • Lightpack Extends The Show Around Your Television

    Lightpack Extends The Show Around Your Television

    One of the most unique TV accessories we’ve seen in a while, the Lightpack adds ambient backlighting to TVs and monitors, illuminating the wall behind the panel and the space around it.  The best part?  It displays the same colors that appear on the screen, making it look like the show is literally exploding out of the TV, essentially expanding your viewing range. Not only will it turn watching movies and TV shows into an entirely new experience, the unique [...]

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  • Arduino TRE Packs A 1GHz ARM Processor For Serious Hardware Projects

    Arduino TRE Packs A 1GHz ARM Processor For Serious Hardware Projects

    The rise in popularity of the Arduino microcontroller has allowed for a whole host of impressive homebrewed electronic projects. And it continues to improve. This year, everyone’s favorite hackable single-board microcontroller is getting a serious bump up in power with the Arduino TRE. Sporting Texas Instruments’ 1GHz Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor, the board is no longer relegated to running simple scripts and lightweight code. Instead, the darn thing can run a full Linux build, boasting 100 times the performance [...]

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