• MicroView Shrinks An Arduino And Adds An OLED Display

    MicroView Shrinks An Arduino And Adds An OLED Display

    Ever wished the Arduino came with an onboard display where you can get clear visual feedback while fiddling around with your prototypes?  Now you can have exactly that with MicroView, an Arduino-compatible microcontroller with an integrated OLED display. Made by Geek Ammo (the same guys behind the Ninja Blocks), the contraption takes the Arduino Uno, houses it in a smaller form factor, and throws in a 64 x 48 OLED panel on top.  You can use it for practically any [...]

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  • Electrafin Conversion Kit Adds Motorized Powertrain To Kayaks And Paddleboards

    Electrafin Conversion Kit Adds Motorized Powertrain To Kayaks And Paddleboards

    Life is so much easier when machines do our hard work.  It’s why we taught robots to clean the house.  It’s why we put electric motors in our bicycles and skateboards.  And it’s why somebody built Electrafin, a motorized drive for kayaks, paddleboards, and longboards. Made by Current Drives, it’s an electric motor conversion kit designed to quickly install on existing gear, letting you enjoy a leisurely cruise without having to swing a paddle the entire duration.  No more tired [...]

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  • PetPaint Turns Your Dog Into A Walking Art Experiment

    PetPaint Turns Your Dog Into A Walking Art Experiment

    Your dog hates you and we understand why.  You had his balls cut off, you make him work for treats, and you dress him up in whatever idiotic costume you find amusing at the moment.  Here’s another way to make your pet hate you even more: PetPaint. Built for those times when you want to dress your dog up but couldn’t find the right costume, it lets you spray paint whatever the heck you want right on his fur.  Want [...]

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  • This Bear Simulator Lets You Spend Your Days As A Wild Grizzly

    This Bear Simulator Lets You Spend Your Days As A Wild Grizzly

    Some people feel like they were born in the wrong generation.  You, on the other hand, feel like you were born in the wrong species.  In your heart, you know you were meant to live life as a bear.  And while dressing up as a grizzly and hanging out in the jungle is always an option, we have a feeling playing with the Bear Simulator is going to be a whole lot safer. Made by the one-man development team at [...]

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  • Futuristic Honda NM4 Motorcycle Features A Unique, Comfy-Looking Riding Position

    Futuristic Honda NM4 Motorcycle Features A Unique, Comfy-Looking Riding Position

    Sporting what Honda describes as a “neo-futuristic” design, the Honda NM4 is definitely one eye-catching motorcycle.   Not only does it bear styling that looks perfectly at home being ridden by a half-robot police officer from 2050, though, it could very well offer a more comfortable ride, too. With a seating position that Honda calls “cockpit-style,” it steers clear of the saddle-like seats you’ll find in everything from Ducatis to electric motorcycles, opting for a comfortable-looking wide seat.  That means, more [...]

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  • Hinge N Hang Mounts A Towel Bar To Your Door Hinge

    Hinge N Hang Mounts A Towel Bar To Your Door Hinge

    Sure, you can attach some of those adhesive hooks on the back of the bathroom door to give yourself extra facilities for hanging towels and other garments, but we have a feeling you’ll end up needing even more space shortly down the line.  The Hinge N Hang offers a more expandable alternative. A multi-purpose towel bar, it installs conveniently right on the door hinge, so there’s no need to work with hammers, adhesives, and screwdrivers.  Once mounted, it gives users [...]

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  • Coco Jack: Finally, An Easy Way To Open Coconuts Without Chopping Off Your Fingers

    Coco Jack: Finally, An Easy Way To Open Coconuts Without Chopping Off Your Fingers

    From all the movies I have seen, people usually open coconuts using a large machete-like blade, hacking at the top of the shell like beheading an evil leprechaun.  It works well enough if you know what you’re doing.  If you don’t, well, good luck not losing a finger.  The Coco Jack is a kitchen tool that makes cracking coconuts open a less-hazardous undertaking. Designed for opening young Thai coconuts (you know, those things they sell at Whole Foods that raw [...]

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  • Cefaly Is FDA Approved Electronic Headband That Might Just Help You Get Rid Of Migraines

    Cefaly Is FDA Approved Electronic Headband That Might Just Help You Get Rid Of Migraines

    Electrical stimulation of the brain does great things for the treatment of migraines.  Unfortunately, doing it right has not been as simple as sticking a stun gun to your head, usually requiring medical equipment and professional attention.  That could change soon with the Cefaly, a consumer headband that lets you zap those migraines directly from the comfort of your home. While it’s not an all-encompassing migraine solution, the device, which delivers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to the trigeminal nerve, is [...]

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  • This Banana Holder Mounts A Fruit To Your Bike’s Handlebars

    This Banana Holder Mounts A Fruit To Your Bike’s Handlebars

    You like  keeping a banana around to snack on as you make your way through the day.  Sure, you can slip it in a bag to reach for later when hunger hits, but why not strap it somewhere for easy access with this Banana Holder? That’s right, someone made a mounting strap that’s custom-designed to hold a banana.  No more getting your bananas squished in a backpack or wrapping them up in a brown bag — your yellow, pulpy fruit [...]

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  • Seiki U-Vision Is A $49 Cable That Upconverts HD To 4K

    Seiki U-Vision Is A $49 Cable That Upconverts HD To 4K

    You’ve been thinking of picking up a Sony X1 4K Media Player to enjoy native ultra-HD content on your awesome 4K TV, but the price and the mixed reviews make you a little unsure of the decision.  While you’re putting off going all-in on a 4K home theater system, you might want to pick up the Seiki U-Vision to supercharge your current viewing experience. An HDMI cable that can upconvert HD content into 4K, it lets you take full advantage [...]

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  • Cliq Magnetic Hangers Trade In Hooks For Magnets

    Cliq Magnetic Hangers Trade In Hooks For Magnets

    We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: everything is better with magnets.  Apparently, the same holds true even with the traditional clothes hanger and the Cliq, a hanger that trades in hooks for magnets, proves it. Made by Flow Design, the hangers feature a minimalist design that eliminates the bottom of the frame, so you can use it to hang suits and shirts, but not ties and towels like you do with your regular-shaped ManHangers.  Because it ditches the [...]

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  • Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket Ensures Mosquito-Free Camping And Picnics

    Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket Ensures Mosquito-Free Camping And Picnics

    Laying down a blanket in the park for an early evening picnic?  Sounds fun.  Gross and dirty flies diving into your food?  Not so much.  Getting bit by disease-carrying mosquitoes?  Even worse.  Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be a problem.  Just trade in your Walkbag Picnic Mat for an Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket and drive all the pesky arthropods away. When laid down on the ground, the blanket will repel skeetos, fleas, ticks, flies and a whole load of other [...]

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  • Moto 360: Sorry Pebble, Someone Else Just Made The Hottest-Looking Smartwatch

    Moto 360: Sorry Pebble, Someone Else Just Made The Hottest-Looking Smartwatch

    We love the Pebble Steel’s classier take on the smartwatch.  More than anything, it gave us hope that even prettier wrist computers will find their way into the market soon.  If the Moto 360 is any indication, that could be happening even sooner than we thought. Sporting a round face and a whole load of style, it’s the first smartwatch that genuinely looks like a fashion accessory rather than a utilitarian computer, making for a fashionable replacement to your wrist [...]

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  • Someone Built A 3D-Printed Kayak And It’s Awesome

    Someone Built A 3D-Printed Kayak And It’s Awesome

    Who says you can only build small toys and little trinkets with the current crop of desktop 3D printers?  Certainly not this dude, who built the World’s First 3D Printed Kayak. No, it’s not a toy kayak that can only ride around in pools and bathtubs.  Instead, it’s a fully-functional paddle boat that you can use along real bodies of water.  Just pick up a kayak paddle, hit the beach, and you’re good to go. Heck, the kayak even has [...]

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  • Android Wear: Meet Google’s Smartwatch OS Platform

    Android Wear: Meet Google’s Smartwatch OS Platform

    Just like they did with smartphones, Google won’t be getting into the smartwatch market by building their own wrist-gadget.  Instead, they’re choosing to focus on the software the wearables will run on with the freshly-announced Android Wear. A modified version of Google’s mobile OS, it extends the power of Android into the growing world of smartwatches and wearables.  As with regular Android, it’s designed to run on hardware from different manufacturers, lowering the barrier to entry for any company looking [...]

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  • Dress Pant Yoga Pants For Office: Thank You!

    Dress Pant Yoga Pants For Office: Thank You!

    Yoga pants are light, comfortable, and extremely flattering on women, making it no surprise that the ladies love them.  A quick Google Image search of yoga pants will tell you everything you need to know about why men love them, too.  Hnnnggggg.  As much as everybody loves leggings, though, it’s just short of impossible to pass them off as appropriate workplace attire.  At least, that’s what we thought until we saw the Gray Dress Pant Yoga Pants. Designed to work [...]

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  • Chairigami’s Cardboard Standing Desk Can Handle 300 Pounds, Costs Under $100

    Chairigami’s Cardboard Standing Desk Can Handle 300 Pounds, Costs Under $100

    Standing desks are great.  But even add-ons that convert your desk into an upright workstation can cost a pretty penny.  Seriously, the prices border on “way above my spending capacity.”  The world needs a cheap but functional upright desk and the Chairigami Standing Desk just might do the trick. Billed as “the first standing desk that is affordable, simple, and green,” it brings all the benefits of upright office furniture without having to shell out the big bucks.   And while [...]

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  • ChocoChicken Will Serve Chocolate-Flavored Fried Chicken

    ChocoChicken Will Serve Chocolate-Flavored Fried Chicken

    Combining two, three, and more types of food has led to strangely scrumptious creations in the fastfood industry, with adventurously questionable dishes (see Waffle Taco) showing up on the menu becoming the norm, rather than the exception.  We have no idea how ChocoChicken’s chocolate and fried chicken mash-up is going to taste like, but we’re definitely intrigued enough to want to try a piece (okay, a tub). A new fast food venture from Adam Fleischman (that dude behind the popular [...]

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  • Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    From futuristic blasters that make laser shooting sounds to robots that make beeping noises to police cars with blaring sirens, it’s fair to conclude that a whole lot of children’s toys serve to function as nothing more than elaborate noisemakers.  So why not just make a toy that creates different kinds of noises depending on whatever you’re playing with?  That’s exactly what they did with Moff. A motion-tracking silicone wristband, it detects a wearer’s specific movements, then produces corresponding sounds [...]

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