• Mirror Your Phone On Any HDMI Display With Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter

    Mirror Your Phone On Any HDMI Display With Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter

    We’re huge fans of the Google Chromecast, but there are some situations where it may not be the best way to stream content onto a TV.  Like when you’re in a hotel and don’t have access to the WiFi, for instance.  Those are the situations where the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter will come in handy. Since it doesn’t require a WiFi connection, you can simply plug it into the hotel room’s HDTV and instantly send content from your tiny phone [...]

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  • Haven Reinvents The Door Lock Into Something Way Stronger Than Deadbolt

    Haven Reinvents The Door Lock Into Something Way Stronger Than Deadbolt

    Smart locks are great, but they still use the same old locking mechanism that’s prone to giving out when someone brute forces their way through your door.   That’s why Haven, a new smart lock, does things an entirely different way. Rather than be situated along the height of the door, the redesigned lock sits on the floor, where it’s wedged right under the door, the strongest point of the entryway.  It’s, basically, a doorstop.  Except, instead of simply serving as [...]

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  • Power Sharing Cable Lets You Share Battery Charge Between Different Gadgets

    Power Sharing Cable Lets You Share Battery Charge Between Different Gadgets

    At long last, someone made a cable that lets you draw power from one mobile device to another via microUSB.  That’s right, no more relying on external batteries or scrambling to find an outlet when your phone drains at an inopportune time.  Just ask someone with a freshly-charged phone if you can siphon a little of their juice using the Samsung Power Sharing Cable. The catch?  It only can only draw power from Samsung’s mobile devices.  Even worse, it will [...]

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  • 10 Coolest, Funkiest, Most Interesting Things We Saw At Maker Faire NY Over The Weekend

    10 Coolest, Funkiest, Most Interesting Things We Saw At Maker Faire NY Over The Weekend

    Self-described as “the greatest show and tell on Earth,” (and we agree with that statement) Maker Faire returned to  New York this past weekend, bringing with it a wide array of fascinating new technology, impressive DIY projects, and oddball curiosities that have all become a trademark of the ever-growing maker movement. Like every Maker Faire, the event brought together a wide cross-section of people, including engineers, craftsmen, educators, tech enthusiasts, artists, science fans, and the occasional indescribable figure. Most importantly, [...]

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  • Forget The Smartwatch, Keep An Eye On Your Phone With Sony’s SmartEyeGlass

    Forget The Smartwatch, Keep An Eye On Your Phone With Sony’s SmartEyeGlass

    Because everyone thought Google Glass was ugly, yet still had people buying and wearing it even without the appearance-softening Titanium Glasses, Sony is also releasing its own face-mounted wearable.  Called the SmartEyeGlass, it’s a pair of connected glasses that, to put it nicely, makes Google Glass seem like the pinnacle of stylish design. The good news?  When worn on the face, it looks like a chunky and excessively wide pair of glasses, rather than a futuristic ensemble that makes you [...]

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  • ElectRx Micro-Implants Will Monitor Your Body’s Organs, Fix Illness And Infection Automatically

    ElectRx Micro-Implants Will Monitor Your Body’s Organs, Fix Illness And Infection Automatically

    From super strength to extended lifespans, we all dream of a future when science will give us superhuman powers.  A new body implant currently being developed called ElectRx (pronounced “electrics”) is designed to give individuals Wolverine-style healing powers, monitoring vital organs for problems and stimulating the nerves that can fix them as necessary. Sponsored by DARPA, it’s a neuromodulator whose function is modeled off the body’s own peripheral nervous system, which constantly monitors the status of internal organs and regulates [...]

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  • Misfit Flash: This $50 Fitness Tracker Runs On A Coin Battery Keeping It Powered For 6 Months

    Misfit Flash: This $50 Fitness Tracker Runs On A Coin Battery Keeping It Powered For 6 Months

      Like other wrist-worn fitness trackers, the Misfit Flash will measure your all-day activity and sleep levels.  Nothing more, nothing less. Unlike them, it comes with a couple of additions that might make you want to choose it over everything else in the market. For one, it’s styled like a casual watch.  Not big and bulky like a smartwatch, but just the right size, with a look that’s similar to those timeless plastic Swatch designs.  With a LED-based, analog-style display, [...]

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  • iPhone Controlled Philips BlueTouch Pain Relief Patch Helps You Soothe Aching Muscles

    iPhone Controlled Philips BlueTouch Pain Relief Patch Helps You Soothe Aching Muscles

    Since we’re already in the process of controlling everything with our phones, why not our muscle relief treatments?  Philips is doing just that with the BlueTouch, a wireless TENS (transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation) device that you can control on an iPhone. TENS devices, of course, have been around for years, helping ease both chronic and acute muscle pains for many individuals.  Philips’ new device does exactly the same thing as those, passing electric current over a person’s skin to activate [...]

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  • Sennheiser Urbanite: Hey Kids, We Can Make Headphones With Massive Bass Sound, Too

    Sennheiser Urbanite: Hey Kids, We Can Make Headphones With Massive Bass Sound, Too

    Sure, audiophiles love Sennheiser, but that kind of love doesn’t get you the kind of mammoth sales among the younger generation that made Beats an unprecedented phenomenon.  Sure, it’s probably too late to beat Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Apple at their own game, but who says Sennheiser can’t bring a slice of that young people market into its fold?  That’s what they’re trying to do with this Sennheiser Urbanite. Just like Beats, it’s aimed at the cool, hip urban crowd.    [...]

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  • Quirky’s Pickup Power Puts An External Battery Inside A Power Strip… And It Somehow Makes Sense

    Quirky’s Pickup Power Puts An External Battery Inside A Power Strip… And It Somehow Makes Sense

    At first glance, the Pickup Power looks like the most inefficient power strip ever made, with a trio of outlets on one side and none on the other.  Except, it turns out, that’s the trick that makes this power strip more useful than others. Developed over at Quirky, the other half of the strip that doesn’t have any outlets actually contains a removable power brick that you can slip in your pocket for charging your mobile gadgets while on the [...]

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  • Freak Out Your Sister By Putting Her iPhone In This Chuka Soba Smartphone Dock

    Freak Out Your Sister By Putting Her iPhone In This Chuka Soba Smartphone Dock

    Dunking your iPhone into your portable bowl full of ramen noodle soup?  Not a good idea.  Dunking your sister’s phone in this Chuka Soba Smartphone Dock while she screams in horror six feet away?  Absolutely hilarious. It’s hilarious because this isn’t a real bowl of Tokyo-style chuka soba.  Instead, it’s just one of those fake food displays people put in front of restaurants, so you can see what the food looks like without having to go in and inspect what’s [...]

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  • Palate Smart Grill Promises To Make 100% Perfectly-Cooked Steaks Every Time

    Palate Smart Grill Promises To Make 100% Perfectly-Cooked Steaks Every Time

    Grilling is easy enough with a good indoor electric grill.  Cooking steaks so they taste as good as restaurant fare, however, is a whole other matter entirely.  The Palate Smart Grill claims it can help you do just that. Armed with a selection of sensors, the appliance can monitor whatever’s cooking every step of the way, performing precision adjustments on heat and other parameters in real-time.   They claim that the technology makes it impossible to overcook or undercook food on [...]

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  • Nexstar Evolution Smart Telescope Can Self-Position Depending On Which Celestial Body You Want To Observe

    Nexstar Evolution Smart Telescope Can Self-Position Depending On Which Celestial Body You Want To Observe

    Sure, you can use any properly-equipped telescope to do some amateur astronomy.  If you want to observe specific astronomical bodies, though, you’ll have to fumble with a star map and painstakingly navigate to whatever it is you’re hoping to chance upon.  Yeah, it’s highly inefficient.  The Nexstar Evolution changes that. Made by Celestron, it’s a telescope that can automatically orient itself to any documented celestial body you tell it to.  Want to look at the Andromeda Galaxy?  Not a problem.  [...]

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  • Apple Watch Brings New Communication Methods, Complete Fitness Tracking Capabilities

    Apple Watch Brings New Communication Methods, Complete Fitness Tracking Capabilities

    We’ve seen the startups take their stab at smartwatches.  Then, we’ve seen Google and its manufacturing partners make their play.  This time around, it’s the big dog of mobile unveiling its wearable tech: the Apple Watch. Like most smartwatches, the device is meant to pair with a smartphone (in this case, any iPhone 5 or newer), sending notifications, calls, and messages on the phone directly to the wrist-mounted gadget.  As expected, however, that barely scratches the surface of what the [...]

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  • 3D Robotics IRIS+ Drone Can Navigate And Record Subjects All On Its Own

    3D Robotics IRIS+ Drone Can Navigate And Record Subjects All On Its Own

    There’s no shortage of drones available in the market for aerial photography and videography.  When it comes to ease of use, though, it’s going to be tough to find one as newbie-friendly as the IRIS+. Made by 3D Robotics, it’s an erstwhile regular quadcopter drone, similar to the ones from Parrot and the dozen or so consumer drone manufacturers in the market.  Except it’s designed to eliminate the skills barrier, giving everyone, from tech-averse grandmas to clumsy kids, the chance [...]

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  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline Features Fine, Pressure-Sensitive Tip For Realistic Drawing Feel

    Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline Features Fine, Pressure-Sensitive Tip For Realistic Drawing Feel

    There’s no shortage of styluses available for the iPad.  If you want as close an experience of putting a real pen to paper, however, it’s hard to do any better than the Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline. Designed for precise drawing and note-taking, the digital writing tool features a fine tip that’s as close to pointed as you can get without scratching the tablet’s Retina display.  Seriously, it even looks more like a real pen than a capacitive stylus, so the [...]

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Features A Bent Screen Edge That Serves As A Secondary Display

    Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Features A Bent Screen Edge That Serves As A Secondary Display

    Samsung has never been afraid to be at the forefront of cutting edge innovations.  And the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge definitely falls in that category, with a screen that uncannily bends towards the right edge. That’s right, it bends.  It’s not entirely curved like some handsets released in the past.  Instead, it bends just at the outer edge on one side, creating a truly unique display that brings some nifty new features to the mix. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge’s [...]

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  • 4SeTV Tuner Lets You Watch Four Shows On One TV At The Same Time

    4SeTV Tuner Lets You Watch Four Shows On One TV At The Same Time

    Sports are among the few TV programs where you can turn off the sound and still enjoy every minute of the show.  That’s why the 4SeTV, a tuner that can show four channels on your TV at the same time, is being marketed primarily towards sports fans. That’s right, four live shows on one screen.  No more flipping the channels to keep up with the PGA Tour, the NBA, the NFL, and whatever other game is being broadcast (like chessboxing [...]

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  • Garmin Vivosmart Combines Fitness Tracker And Smartwatch Functions

    Garmin Vivosmart Combines Fitness Tracker And Smartwatch Functions

    Garmin has long been a fixture in GPS watches, whether for golf, tactical operations, or any other application.  As such, it’s no surprise they’re now looking to expand their wearable tech into the fitness tracking space, which they’re doing with the just-announced Garmin Vivosmart. Combining both fitness trackers and smartwatch features, the wristband will both track your vitals and receive phone notifications, giving it a leg up over other products in the market.  While you can’t respond to messages like [...]

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  • Dyson 360 Eye Robo-Vacuum Brings 360-Degree Camera, Tank Treads, And Maximum Suction Power

    Dyson 360 Eye Robo-Vacuum Brings 360-Degree Camera, Tank Treads, And Maximum Suction Power

    Ever since robotic vacuum cleaners went mainstream, we’ve been waiting to see the king of vacuums take their stab at the game.  And for a long time, Dyson just didn’t seem interested in taking a piece of that growing pie.  Turns out, that changes now with the new Dyson Eye 360. Unsurprisingly, the company is making a big splash on the scene, with a device that’s, arguably, one of the most advanced in the market.  No, it will still likely [...]

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  • Logitech K480: Finally, A Single Wireless Keyboard For All Your Devices

    Logitech K480: Finally, A Single Wireless Keyboard For All Your Devices

    Long gone are the days when we spent most of our time on a desk typing on a computer.  Chances are, you spend just as much time using a tablet or a smartphone the whole time you’re hunched down on a cubicle workstation.  As such, the world needs a keyboard that you can use to switch between them quickly.   The Logitech K480 is designed to do just that. A device-agnostic peripheral, it can work with PCs, Macs, iOS, Android, and [...]

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  • Check Out These 20 Cool Products From Fred And Friends Fall 2014 Lineup

    Check Out These 20 Cool Products From Fred And Friends Fall 2014 Lineup

    We’re huge fans of Fred and their off-the-wall takes on erstwhile humdrum home and office staples.  Check out what they have in store for fans in the Fall 2014. 1. Nested Measuring Cups   This nesting set of measuring cups consists of a mother hen that opens to reveal an egg, which then opens to reveal a baby chick.  Each of the pieces (hen, egg, and chick) can be split into two halves, the bottom of which serves as a [...]

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  • Samsung Just Made A Curved Soundbar For Your Curved TV

    Samsung Just Made A Curved Soundbar For Your Curved TV

    Apparently, upgrading to a curved TV causes a problem because your TV suddenly doesn’t match your soundbar.  Who the heck wants to live in a world where your home theater gear do not go together aesthetically?  That’s not a problem anymore with Samsung’s new Curved Soundbars. Designed to match the company’s 55-inch and 65-inch screens, the audio system curves the exact same arc as the company’s curved TVs, ensuring it looks like a direct extension of the panel, rather than [...]

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  • PUC Lets You Connect Any MIDI Controller Wirelessly To iOS Devices

    PUC Lets You Connect Any MIDI Controller Wirelessly To iOS Devices

    Hooking up your MIDI devices to an iPhone makes it easy to play music on the road.  The mass of wires you will have to deal, however, makes it just as much of a mess as when you’re playing at home.  The PUC can save you from the hassle. Created by the same guys behind the Jamstik, it’s a wireless MIDI interface that hooks up to your MIDI keytar, DJ controller, or Bliptronics Synthesizer to give the instrument the ability [...]

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  • Turn Yourself Into A High-Tech Detective With The Sherlock Cube Digital Forensic PC

    Turn Yourself Into A High-Tech Detective With The Sherlock Cube Digital Forensic PC

    We’re not entirely sure what use we will have for a portable, all-in-one digital forensic computer kit.  But we’re not entirely sure why we wouldn’t want to buy one either.  This thing just looks too awesome for words. Made by ACME Portable, it’s a complete, field-ready kit with everything you need to conduct a digital investigation anywhere you are.  Need to settle a never-ending office discussion about who downloaded the super gross porn on your co-worker’s computer (he’s denying it’s [...]

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  • Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Shows Up With An AMOLED Curved Display

    Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Shows Up With An AMOLED Curved Display

    Both LG’s and Samsung’s previous releases both showed that a phone with a curved screen is just all manners of impractical.  From the looks of it, though, that impracticality doesn’t apply to smartwatches. At least, that’s the vibe we’re getting from the Samsung Gear S. A smartwatch with a curved display, the panel wraps around the wrist, creating a unique aesthetic we haven’t quite seen in the current crop of products in the burgeoning niche (although we have seen a [...]

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  • Perhaps The Best Way To Spend A Weekend – Build This CupCade DIY Mini-Arcade Kit

    Perhaps The Best Way To Spend A Weekend – Build This CupCade DIY Mini-Arcade Kit

    If building an arcade cabinet is among the unrealized dreams of your younger self, you’ll be happy to know that you can still have a chance to strike it off your bucket list.  And it’s going to be drastically easier this time around with the CupCade, a DIY mini-arcade kit. Made by Adafruit, the kit contains all the parts you need to build a proper miniature cabinet with all the electronics it requires to function.  Even better, it comes with [...]

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