• 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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  • FishHunter Is A Compact FishFinder That Pairs With Smartphones

    FishHunter Is A Compact FishFinder That Pairs With Smartphones

    Everybody uses smartphones nowadays. Even fishermen. So why not turn the smartphone into a functional display for a sonar fishfinder? That’s exactly what they did with the FishHunter. Similar to a traditional fishfinder, it uses an underwater transducer to send sound waves into the water, which will be reflected back once it strikes objects in the water. Instead of sending the readings to an accompanying console panel, however, it funnels data straight to your phone over Bluetooth, so you can [...]

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  • Fuel Is An External Power Bank That Fits In Super Tiny Pockets

    Fuel Is An External Power Bank That Fits In Super Tiny Pockets

    We don’t know if Fuel really is the world’s smallest phone charger, but it’s definitely the most minuscule we’ve seen so far. Measuring just 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.5 inches, you can literally carry a bunch of these on a shirt pocket without any problem. And, heck, even one on that little coin pocket in your jeans. Because of the size, it won’t be able to give your phone a full charge the same way the Exovolt or the iGeek [...]

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  • Survival Slingshot Archer Can Hurl Stones And Shoot Arrows

    Survival Slingshot Archer Can Hurl Stones And Shoot Arrows

    I think I’ve found my zombie apocalypse weapon of choice. While I’ve always been partial to axes and swords, I have a feeling this Survival Slingshot Archer will prove more efficient for thriving in a post-apocalypse landscape. Like regular slingshots, it can hurl balls at high speeds, allowing you to hunt birds and other small game for food. Unlike them, it has been modified to also shoot arrows, allowing you to Katniss your way out of any predicament without an [...]

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  • Sonic Foamer Promises To Bring Out The Aroma In Your Beer

    Sonic Foamer Promises To Bring Out The Aroma In Your Beer

    From a tender drinking age, we’ve been trained to minimize the foam on our beer by carefully pouring down the side of the glass. And things work well enough that way. Which is why some folks may find the Sonic Foamer a tad confusing, being a gadget whose main purpose is to put a big head of foam to bubble at the top of your Warhammer Stein. Sporting a form factor similar to USB cup warmers and coolers, there’s a [...]

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  • This Bottle Cutter Makes Slicing Off Glass Containers A Safer, Faster Affair

    This Bottle Cutter Makes Slicing Off Glass Containers A Safer, Faster Affair

    Slicing off empty glass bottles to turn them into drinking glasses, vases, and hanging lamps can be a fun hobby. At least, until you cut your hand working with sharp glass edges. If you’d rather not risk seeing blood gush out of your limbs, though, the C&C Bottle Cutter might prove plenty helpful. Designed for home use, the device lets you cut bottles of different sizes quickly, precisely, and safely. Granted, it won’t help you sand the sharp edges after [...]

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  • TouchBase Creates A Business Card That Phones Can Read By Simply Touching It

    TouchBase Creates A Business Card That Phones Can Read By Simply Touching It

    With everyone and his grandma owning a smartphone, you’d think we’d have done away with business cards by now. But, alas, it ain’t so. It doesn’t look like that will change soon, either. And while some outfits have tried to smarten up business cards by adding RFID or NFC (so people can automatically add them to their smartphone contacts), these TouchBase Business Cards just might prove a tad friendlier to the market at large. Rather than snap a picture of [...]

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  • Safeplug Anonymizes All Internet Access From Your Home Network

    Safeplug Anonymizes All Internet Access From Your Home Network

    The Tor Browser is about as solid an option there is for anonymously surfing the web. If you’d rather that all internet access around the house be cloaked in the same anonymous stealth mode, however, you’ll need something like the Safeplug. Made by Pogoplug, it’s a box that connects to your router and automatically uses the Tor network for all internet requests that happen in your home network. If you’re not familiar, Tor (short for The Onion Router) is a [...]

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  • Fred And Friends Spring 2014 Lineup, Exclusive Picture Gallery!

    Fred And Friends Spring 2014 Lineup, Exclusive Picture Gallery!

    We caught with up Fred and Friends at NYNOW for a scoop on new products coming out in Spring 2014. You can see more cool stuff and Fall 2013 Pics here. Bear Paw Oven Mitts Bendy Straw Shaped Wine Aerator  Boogie Bites Stand-Up Party Picks  Booz Foos Foosball Drink Stirrers  Cluck Egg Yolk Separator  Crack A Smile Breakfast Mold  Daily Grind Pepper Mill  Frozen Smiles Ice Tray  Hot Or Not Heat Sensing Mug  Lemon Tea Citrus Tea Infuser  Steam Ship Steamer [...]

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  • Game Golf Wearable Tracks Your Golf Game Like No Other

    Game Golf Wearable Tracks Your Golf Game Like No Other

    Detailed tracking of statistics, combined with analytics, have changed the game for a lot of professional sports. With the advent of sport trackers, it won’t be long till any amateur enthusiast can begin doing the same in their own games. If the fairway is your playing ground of choice, then Game Golf is the device that brings those metrics to every round you play. You know how ShotLink tracks and collects every single shot played at the PGA Tour? Well, [...]

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  • Scentee Adds Scent Alerts To Your Smartphone Notifications

    Scentee Adds Scent Alerts To Your Smartphone Notifications

    Because you never know just what might end up being a hit this day and age, somebody created an aroma notification device for smartphones. That’s right, no longer do you need to make your phone play sounds, vibrate or wake up when you receive a text message — you can now be alerted by the scent of strawberries in the air thanks to Scentee. A dongle that plugs to the 3.5mm port on your smartphone, it lets you spray your [...]

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  • GPOP Google Glass Skins Jazz Up Your Wearable Eye Tech

    GPOP Google Glass Skins Jazz Up Your Wearable Eye Tech

    It’s been said many times, many ways: wearing Google Glass over your face just looks plain weird (yes, even with the Google Glass Titanium glasses on). While we’re sure society will get accustomed to people with gadgets sitting over their eyes after some time, you’ll probably have to live with being that strange person with the weird futuristic thing over his face for at least a couple more years. And since you’re going to be treated like a giant nerd [...]

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  • Mark One Is World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer, Costs $5000

    Mark One Is World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer, Costs $5000

    As awesome as today’s desktop 3D printers are, they’re just not that useful for building actual parts and tools. I mean, you can’t exactly replace a broken car part with 3D-printed plastic, can you? That won’t be an issue with the Mark One 3D Printer, which gives users the ability to print carbon fiber, nylon and fiberglass objects.  For real. That’s right, mad scientists can now make real usable parts for doomsday devices straight from their desks, rather than merely [...]

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  • Google Glass Titanium Prescription Eyeglass Frames Make Wearing Google Glass Just A Tiny Bit Less Weird

    Google Glass Titanium Prescription Eyeglass Frames Make Wearing Google Glass Just A Tiny Bit Less Weird

    In the future, we imagine Google Glass will evolve into just a normal pair of glasses. Heck, maybe it will even evolve into a practically indiscernible smart contact lens. In the meantime, though, you’ll have to make do either with a weird thing floating over your eye or the Google Glass Titanium, which attaches the weird thing floating over your eye to a normal-looking eyeglass frame. The glasses themselves are detachable from the gadget, so you can wear just the [...]

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  • Fin Thumb Gesture Control Ring Puts A Virtual Track Pad And Keyboard On Your Palm

    Fin Thumb Gesture Control Ring Puts A Virtual Track Pad And Keyboard On Your Palm

    Between voice commands, Kinect and Leap Motion, it’s clear that touchless gesture control systems will play a big role in the gadgets of our future. The Fin is a wearable gadget seeking to join the ranks, allowing you to control smart devices with simple finger movements. Designed to be worn around the thumb, it turns your whole palm into a gesture interface, just like having an invisible track pad on your hand. It can also recognize which segment of each finger [...]

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  • Cricut Explore Adds Handwriting To Its Robot Craft Skills

    Cricut Explore Adds Handwriting To Its Robot Craft Skills

    We’re big fans of Cricut’s printers around here, whether it’s for papercraft or edible materials. The new Cricut Explore does the same thing as most of their previous papercraft machines, with one twist — the darn thing can handwrite doodles and dedications, too. Yep, it’s the all-in-one scrapbooking robot for the Etsy generation. Eliminating the need to pick up a pen to put personalized markings on your robot-cut sheets, you just insert a pen, pencil, or marker on the designated [...]

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  • PhoneSoap Charger Sanitizes Your Phone While Charging It

    PhoneSoap Charger Sanitizes Your Phone While Charging It

    Sanitizing your phone is probably a good idea — you put your clammy hands around it all day, after all. And you don’t want to be handling that bacteria-laden phone with the same hands you will use to eat pizza just a few minutes later. While UV phone sanitizers aren’t new, the PhoneSoap Charger does previous efforts one better by also charging your phone while zapping it clean. A UV sanitizer, it takes on a clamshell form factor where you [...]

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  • Atlas Fitness Tracker Can Monitor Absolutely Any Exercise You Perform

    Atlas Fitness Tracker Can Monitor Absolutely Any Exercise You Perform

    Fitness trackers can be a very useful tool. Except all they really do for the most part is track cadence, then parlay that into all sorts of useful information. Basically they’re only good for running, biking and occasionally, swimming. The Atlas Fitness Tracker changes that, tracking a whole bunch of exercises well beyond what traditional fitness monitors can handle. Aside from running, biking, and swimming (yes, it’s waterproof), it can track your exercises in the gym, forays into action sports [...]

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