• Amazon Fire Phone: Everything You Need To Know

    Amazon Fire Phone: Everything You Need To Know

    Amazon just announced their highly-anticipated smartphone.  Called the Fire Phone, it brings the same high-end hardware you will see under the hood of many premium phones on the market, but adds some innovative features you aren’t likely to find anywhere else. On specs alone, it is comparable to the manufacturer flagships it will try to compete with: 4.7-inch 720p display, 13.0 megapixel rear  camera with f/2.0 lens, 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB of RAM, stereo speakers, the [...]

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  • Sentri Wants To Be Your Smart Home’s Central Hub For All Things Secure And Automated

    Sentri Wants To Be Your Smart Home’s Central Hub For All Things Secure And Automated

    Sentri is a multi-function device that brings a selection of security and automation features into your home. No separate modules with complicated individual installations — just one device that quickly injects a rich selection of smart home functions out of the box. As a standalone security device, Sentri can serve as a security camera (it comes with both HD optics and night vision, along with a mic) and a motion detector, with all feeds encrypted using 2048-bit RSA protocol. You [...]

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  • Vessyl Smart Cup Knows Exactly What You’re Drinking

    Vessyl Smart Cup Knows Exactly What You’re Drinking

    Vessyl is a smart cup that can detect the kind of drink that’s poured into it. Whether it’s coffee, vodka, or Gatorade (yes, it can recognize brands and even flavors), this device can tell you before you even take a sip. More than identifying the beverage in the cup, the device can also determine its nutritional information on the fly. All that data will then be sent into a smartphone app where you can check just how much watered down [...]

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  • Mario Maker Will Let You Play A New Level Of Mario Bros. Everyday For Infinity

    Mario Maker Will Let You Play A New Level Of Mario Bros. Everyday For Infinity

    Can’t get enough of the Mario Bros? Not a problem when Mario Maker, an upcoming game that lets you design new levels of the game, comes out next year. Created by Nintendo for its current-gen Wii U console, the game lets you create infinite levels for the classic Mario Bros platformer, placing obstacles, enemies, and power-ups, among other in-game elements, at will. You only get to make 2D levels, though, so it’s not quite the sophisticated game builder that we’ve started seeing [...]

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  • Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat Uses Geofencing To Optimize Temperature Regulation

    Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat Uses Geofencing To Optimize Temperature Regulation

    Honeywell created the round thermostat way back in 1945. And while they missed out on pioneering the new wave of smart thermostats, their newly-announced Lyric definitely makes an effort to innovate. Rather than mimic Nest’s use of motion tracking to figure out when the home is unoccupied, the Honeywell Lyric uses variable-range geofencing, tracking your phone’s location to determine whether to set the thermostat high or low. This removes the learning curve and more rigid scheduling that comes with a solution like [...]

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  • Use The CLM 2 Floating Shelf To Make 20-Pound Objects Fly

    Use The CLM 2 Floating Shelf To Make 20-Pound Objects Fly

    The CLM 2 is a levitating display shelf that lets you make objects of all sorts look like they’re floating a few inches up in the air. It’s awesome. Simply set an item down on top of the floating disc and, boom, it’s immediately got that David Blaine magic going on. Made by Crealev, this is, basically, the exact same tech that the company employs to make objects levitate in museums and product booths (and, we’re guessing, the same tech [...]

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  • Automate Your Backyard Farm With Edyn Smart Garden

    Automate Your Backyard Farm With Edyn Smart Garden

    We’ve seen plant sensors that can stick into a pot and tell you exactly when it’s time to water and fertilize. The Edyn Smart Garden works in a similar way, except it performs that duty for an entire garden rather than an isolated potted plant. Designed to monitor up to 250 square feet of land, a single sensor should be good enough to handle monitoring for most backyard gardens. It can work on any type of soil (except frozen soils) growing any [...]

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  • Killerspin Throw II: This Robot Is The Ping Pong Practice Partner You’ve Always Wanted

    Killerspin Throw II: This Robot Is The Ping Pong Practice Partner You’ve Always Wanted

    Can’t find a friend with the same voracious appetite for table tennis as you? Get an iPong Ball Launcher. Want something a little more sophisticated to really hone your skills? Pick up the Killerspin Throw II, a sophisticated pitching machine that can simulate the way a real person will play against you. Unlike standard pitching machines, it won’t just spit out a ball with no regard for how it helps you train. Instead, it offers detailed adjustments to offer practice for [...]

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  • Thinklabs One Digital Stethoscope Can Amplify Body Sounds Upto 100 Times

    Thinklabs One Digital Stethoscope Can Amplify Body Sounds Upto 100 Times

    The Thinklabs One is a digital stethoscope with all its components installed on the compact chestpiece. To use, simply plug in your favorite headphones to the stethoscope’s 3.5mm socket and listen to the murmurs, rumbles, and other sounds emanating from your patient’s torso. No more listening to patients using tubing-style binaurals. Instead, you can use your best pair of Sennheisers (heck, even your favorite gaming headphones) to hear the sounds of health in perfect clarity. Even better, it can amplify body [...]

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  • Razer Junglecat Gives Your iPhone A Compact, Slide-Out Gamepad

    Razer Junglecat Gives Your iPhone A Compact, Slide-Out Gamepad

    While there are a lot of physical controllers now available for iPhone, many of them tend to fall into the same problem category: they just aren’t portable enough to slip comfortably in your pants pocket. And what’s the point of a controller for mobile games when it can’t be mobile? The Razer Junglecat tries to make its case by avoiding this same pitfall. Adopting a design similar to the premium feature phones of old (think Sidekick), the controller is designed [...]

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  • ASUS Transformer Book V Is Two Laptops, Two Tablets, And One Phone In A Single Device

    ASUS Transformer Book V Is Two Laptops, Two Tablets, And One Phone In A Single Device

    Nobody’s ever going to accuse the ASUS Transformer Book V of not trying to be too many things at once. That’s a fact. Not only is this a full-fledged Windows laptop, it can also function as an Android tablet, a Windows tablet, an Android smartphone, and an Android laptop. In laptop mode, the newest ASUS Transformer comes with a full-size QWERTY keyboard and touchpad that can run both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4 KitKat concurrently. Just press the dedicated hardware button to [...]

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  • Moto Stream Bluetooth Adapter Lets You Stream Music To Your Old Speakers From Five Different Devices

    Moto Stream Bluetooth Adapter Lets You Stream Music To Your Old Speakers From Five Different Devices

    Like other Bluetooth audio adapters before it, the Moto Stream hooks up to your speaker system and turns it into a wireless audio rig. Unlike them, it can pair with up to five devices at a time, allowing you to stream music from multiple sources around the house. Want to play the Spotify playlist you have saved on your phone? Not a problem. How about that old collection of MP3s you hoarded up during the Napster days that’s still stashed on the [...]

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  • iOS 8: The New Features You Need To Know

    iOS 8: The New Features You Need To Know

    Apple has announced the latest iteration of their mobile platform with iOS 8, which is slated to come to iPhones and iPads starting in the Fall. What new features in the platform can you look forward to? HealthKit Represented by an app called “Health” on the iPhone homescreen, HealthKit aggregates all of a user’s health data from numerous third-party apps on their phones. No more checking RunKeeper, Cyclemeter, Nike+, and half a dozen other apps daily — just launch Health and [...]

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  • Strooder Lets You Make 3D Printing Filament At Home

    Strooder Lets You Make 3D Printing Filament At Home

    Buying a 3D printer doesn’t mean you can build every plastic toy you fancy for free. Instead, it means you can build every plastic toy you fancy provided you can manage to design it in CAD, as well as pay for all the 3D filaments you’ll need to produce the actual object. And filaments ain’t cheap. With test prints and misprints being a regular part of the game, it’s not improbable that you can burn through a hundred bucks’ worth of filament [...]

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  • Lian Li’s DK-Series Chassis Lets You Build A PC Right Into A Desk

    Lian Li’s DK-Series Chassis Lets You Build A PC Right Into A Desk

    Why bother getting a desk to go with your new desktop machine when you can build a new computer inside a desk? That’s exactly the case with the Lian Li DK-01 and DK-02, a pair of desktop PC chassis both clad in the form of a computer table. Just like a real computer table, the pair features sturdy iron legs, a durable tabletop that can handle maximum loads of over 170 pounds, and a pull-out keyboard tray. Heck, they even [...]

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  • All Public Restrooms Need To Have This Kohler Touchless Flush Kit

    All Public Restrooms Need To Have This Kohler Touchless Flush Kit

    Finding a public toilet when a grumbling in your stomach strikes? Like a gift from God. Having to touch the flush that’s undoubtedly flush with invisible germs from the rotating door of people who have used the toilet before you? Like a horrifying demonstration of God’s wrath. Now, if only some billionaire germophobe can donate a few units of these Kohler Touchless Toilet Flush Kits to every public restroom in the world, public toilets never have to feel that way [...]

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  • Lomo Instant Camera Adds Loads Of Tricks To Your Polaroid-Style Insta-Print Arsenal

    Lomo Instant Camera Adds Loads Of Tricks To Your Polaroid-Style Insta-Print Arsenal

    Those still wishing Polaroid’s instant cameras were alive and well might wish to take a look at retro specialist Lomography’s newest camera. Called the Lomo Instant, it spits out classic instant photographic prints, all while giving your images a whole new injection of style. Unlike the self-developing cameras of yesteryear, the new Lomo makes room for all the artsy, fun things regular people are doing with cameras today. You know, like add filters, use unconventional lenses, and play with exposures, giving people [...]

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  • Fine Tune Your Kicks With The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball

    Fine Tune Your Kicks With The Adidas miCoach Smart Ball

    Just in time for the upcoming World Cup, Adidas has announced a new smart football. Called the Adidas miCoach Smart Ball, it comes with integrated sensors that measure and record a variety of stats to help level up your kicking game. Designed to assist players in fine-tuning their kicking skills, the ball can keep track of impact points, kick force, visual flight trajectories, and ball spin, letting players keep an accurate record of exactly how each of their practice kicks [...]

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  • Google Made A Self-Driving Car From Scratch And It Has No Steering Wheel

    Google Made A Self-Driving Car From Scratch And It Has No Steering Wheel

    For years, Google has retrofitted existing cars with their self-driving system to test viability of the technology on the road. This time, they’re taking the next step: putting together a self-driving vehicle from scratch. Unveiled at Re/code by Sergey Brin, the self-driving car prototype is purpose-built for ferrying passengers autonomously. As such, they took out all the parts that people use when they drive, churning out a car that has no steering wheel, pedals, mirrors, gauges, and other vehicle staples. [...]

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