• 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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  • Osmo Lets You Play iPad Games Using Objects In The Real World

    Osmo Lets You Play iPad Games Using Objects In The Real World

    Osmo turns the iPad into an entirely new gaming platform that combines digital games with real-world objects. Fire up a game on the tablet, then use the accompanying physical game pieces to play. The game pieces don’t electronically communicate with the game whatsoever (no Bluetooth); instead, the games use feed from the tablet’s camera to determine what a player is doing in real time. To begin playing, you first prop up the iPad in Osmo’s stand and clip the included [...]

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  • Headfoams Are Kid-Proof, Near-Indestructible Headphones

    Headfoams Are Kid-Proof, Near-Indestructible Headphones

    Giving kids headphones isn’t usually a good idea. Chances are, it won’t be long till that sweet pair of cans is gutted into a mess that nobody can seem to remember who’s responsible for destroying. If you must give children audio gear for listening to their music and games in private, make it these indestructible Headfoams. Made by Marblue, it’s a pair of headphones with a body made from a single piece of EVA foam. You know, the same thing [...]

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  • OutRunner Is A Legged Robot That Can Run At 20MPH On Any Terrain

    OutRunner Is A Legged Robot That Can Run At 20MPH On Any Terrain

    Granted, the OutRunner’s mobility system looks more like a modified pair of spoked wheels than legs. The unique design, however, allows it to “run” at impressive speeds, all while being able to stretch the battery to last for much longer than conventional RC cars. Described as the “first legged running robot that is commercially available to the public,” the automaton can run on practically any type of terrain, maintaining balance all on its own in the process. Grass, asphalt, dirt, [...]

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  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet Wants To Replace Your Laptop

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet Wants To Replace Your Laptop

    Microsoft wants tablets to be everyone’s primary working computer. That much is clear with the release of the new Surface Pro 3, a tablet that can function as a full-fledged desktop machine (when combined a mouse and/or keyboard, of course). Rather than sticking with the 10-inch ceiling that’s been the norm for most mainstream tablets, the new device stretches to a 12-inch panel, giving users the kind of screen real estate that’s closer to a regular laptop than a mobile [...]

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  • Skylock Solar Powered Key Less Bike Lock Alerts You In Case It Is being Moved

    Skylock Solar Powered Key Less Bike Lock Alerts You In Case It Is being Moved

    We’re almost certain future bike locks are going to resemble the Skylock, which updates the traditional U-lock with a whole load of smart and connected technologies. Sure, maybe they won’t look the same, but the feature set is exactly what suits these modern connected times. Unlike traditional bike locks, it’s impossible to pick. No, they didn’t put a genius locking system into it — it just doesn’t open with a traditional key, so there’s no way to access the lock [...]

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  • OTTO Camera Can Automatically Record Animated GIFs — No Editing Necessary

    OTTO Camera Can Automatically Record Animated GIFs — No Editing Necessary

    We’re not sure how much better it is to use OTTO compared to simply using various camera apps on your smartphone, but we have to admit: this thing is fun. With the ability to shoot scenes directly into animated GIFs, among other things, it brings a fresh approach to dedicated cameras that makes for an entirely unique experience. Made by California-based Next Thing Co., the digital camera (which looks like a plastic analog camera, complete with an optical viewfinder) features [...]

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  • Canonical Crams An Entire Cloud Computing Infrastracture Inside The Ubuntu Orange Box

    Canonical Crams An Entire Cloud Computing Infrastracture Inside The Ubuntu Orange Box

    Implementing an OpenStack cloud computing platform can be a lot of work. Which is why there’s such a lot of interest in the Ubuntu Orange Box, which crams everything you need to set up an OpenStack system inside the confines of its rectangular chassis. Need to quickly create a private cloud server for your office? This will do the trick. How about one in a disaster zone when aliens suddenly invade a city? Same thing. Basically, this gives companies, organizations, and superhero [...]

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  • ANTVR Kit Brings Open-Source, Cross-Platform Virtual Reality To The Table

    ANTVR Kit Brings Open-Source, Cross-Platform Virtual Reality To The Table

    As awesome as the promise of both the Oculus Rift and the Sony Morpheus are, both virtual reality systems are tied down to their respective platforms (PC and PS4, respectively). The ANTVR Kit goes a different way, offering an open-source system that can work across a wide variety of operating systems. Made by Beijing-based startup ANTVR Technologies, the kit is designed to work with PC, Xbox, PS4, iOS, and Android, as well as Blu-ray for enjoying your movies in a [...]

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  • These Smart Eyeglasses Can Monitor Your Tiredness, Concentration, And Sleepiness

    These Smart Eyeglasses Can Monitor Your Tiredness, Concentration, And Sleepiness

    You’ve got every personal tracker you can get your hands on, monitoring everything from the calories you burn to your oxygen saturation to your sleep patterns day after day. Might as well get some more, right? The Jins Meme is a pair of glasses that will keep constant tabs on a wearer’s tiredness level, concentration, and signs of sleep, giving data junkies even more stats to monitor their daily life like it’s a video game character. Why do you want to keep tabs on those stats? [...]

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  • This Bang & Olufsen’s 4K TV Comes With Remote Controlled Motorized Mounts

    This Bang & Olufsen’s 4K TV Comes With Remote Controlled Motorized Mounts

    Bang & Olufsen has officially entered the UHD TV fray. And, as we’ve come to expect from the luxury company, they’re doing it in style. The BeoVision Avant boasts not just a state-of-the-art Ultra-HD LCD panel, it brings a whole new level of automation features, too. Housed in a beautiful aluminum shell, the 55-inch UHD TV comes with an integrated 3-channel stereo speaker that slides out from a hiding spot in its underside. It comes with three mounting options — [...]

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  • Wearhaus Arc Adds Social Features To Headphones

    Wearhaus Arc Adds Social Features To Headphones

    Headphones are, by their very nature, an antisocial device. After all, you use it to listen to whatever’s playing all by your lonesome while tuning out all other sounds in the immediate surroundings. That doesn’t mean it couldn’t benefit from a slight injection of social features, though, and that’s what the Wearhaus Arc does. A pair of headphones designed for sharing, it lets you sync whatever track you’re got playing to other Wearhaus Arc headphones in the vicinity. No loud Bluetooth [...]

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  • Stemlock Can Make A Bicycle Impossible To Steer

    Stemlock Can Make A Bicycle Impossible To Steer

    The Stemlock is a permanent bike add-on that renders the handlebar useless until unlocked. That means, whoever is riding can’t steer the bike properly, potentially resulting in a few minutes of entertaining bike accident videos. Get your cameras ready. Despite the potential for pranks (and the occassional injury), the Stemlock is actually intended as an extra layer of security for bikes. While a thief can obviously still pick it up and run with your bike after he manages to get [...]

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