• 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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  • Monbento Soup Bowl Lets You Brown Bag Soups And Stews Without Hassle

    Monbento Soup Bowl Lets You Brown Bag Soups And Stews Without Hassle

    If you like packing your wife’s stew for lunch at work, you’ve probably figured out a way to bag it without suffering through disastrous leaks and similar messes.  Like keeping it in a travel bottle or hacking a tupperware container into a portable lunch box or something similar.  Well, you can stop using those makeshift solutions with the Monbento Soup Bowl, a specialty travel container for brown bagging liquid food items. Styled like a regular soup bowl, it not only [...]

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  • Behold, The Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

    Behold, The Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

    Food mash-ups are definitely a thing these days.  Sometimes, it works, like the case with the Waffle Taco.  Sometimes, it doesn’t.  One look at this Churro Ice Cream Sandwich, though, and the watering in your mouth tells all you need to know about which camp it belongs in. Made by LA-based pop-up operation Churro Borough, it combines two well-loved desserts into one cold, sweet treat that’s tough to imagine not being an instant crowd-favorite any place you see it being [...]

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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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  • Hazet Collapsible Tool Trolley: This Toolbox Turns Into A Mobile Shelf

    Hazet Collapsible Tool Trolley: This Toolbox Turns Into A Mobile Shelf

    You’re working on the car, both arms covered in a sleeveful of grease. You dig into your toolbag to get an O ring sitting in the bottom, smearing the rest of the tools with the same slime all over your arms. Bad idea. The Hazet Collapsible Tool Trolley lets you keep the same tools in one place while avoiding messy results. When closed, it looks like a large toolbox that you can carry with two hands or pull along the ground. When [...]

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  • ZR Hoverboard: It’s Not The Flying Skateboard We Asked For, But We’ll Take It

    ZR Hoverboard: It’s Not The Flying Skateboard We Asked For, But We’ll Take It

    When I read someone made a hoverboard, I really thought our Back to the Future dreams are finally realized. Then I found out it wasn’t. And I was sad. But then I checked out the ZR Hoverboard and I wasn’t sad anymore. Total want! You know those hydro jetpacks that are attached to a jet ski’s propulsion then mounted on your body so you can fly over a body of water like a superhero? Well, this is the same thing. Except instead [...]

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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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  • Frozen Beer Slushie Maker Will Make Your Beer Extra Cold And Extra Fun

    Frozen Beer Slushie Maker Will Make Your Beer Extra Cold And Extra Fun

    Someone in Japan came up with the idea of making slushies with beer, then using that slushy to top off a pint of beer. It sounds amazing. What ancient Japanese craft do they use to make that? Apparently, it’s this Frozen Beer Slushie Maker. Made by Japanese beverage company Kirin Ichiban, the device started out as a promotional item during a summer campaign back in 2012, when the company started opening bars that served frozen beer slushies. It turned out [...]

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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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  • Check Out Your Beach-Ready Bod On This Surfboard Storage Mirror

    Check Out Your Beach-Ready Bod On This Surfboard Storage Mirror

    The Surfboard Storage Mirror is like any full-body mirror where you can check out all the muscles you’ve gained from the last two years you’ve spent doing Crossbell exercises. Except it’s also the perfect mirror to celebrate the summer, sporting a surfboard shape that will make you think twice about taking it down to the beach and trying to catch a wave before realizing too late that it’s such a horrible idea. Yes, trying to use this to surf will be an [...]

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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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  • These Lotus Belle Tents Provide Luxury Shelter Fit For Nomad Kings

    These Lotus Belle Tents Provide Luxury Shelter Fit For Nomad Kings

    Sleeping under the stars? Sounds sweet. Doing it while lying inside a cramped tent with four other people? Sounds icky. If you’re not up to the inconvenience of slumming it to enjoy the outdoors, forget regular camping tents and pick up one of Lotus Belle’s luxury “glamping” tents instead. Enough headroom to accommodate walking upright? Check. Spacious floor area that can hold your Iorca Chic Bed, a couch, and whole load of creature comforts? Check. A fancy style fit to [...]

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  • Hey Joe Coffee Mug: This Travel Mug Can Brew Its Own Coffee

    Hey Joe Coffee Mug: This Travel Mug Can Brew Its Own Coffee

    Most travel mugs do a great job of keeping your coffee at ideal temperatures. But that drink is still going to have to be brewed before you leave home — a process that can eat many precious minutes to your already hectic morning rituals. The Hey Joe Coffee Mug cuts off that requirement, letting you brew coffee right on the same mug you drink from while you drive through traffic on the way to the office. And, no, it won’t [...]

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  • Gronbach Furniture Vacuum Cleaner: Finally, A Place In The House To Sweep Dirt Under

    Gronbach Furniture Vacuum Cleaner: Finally, A Place In The House To Sweep Dirt Under

    Stationary vacuums have been a staple in many commercial settings, letting you sweep dirt to a designated area where the machine will take care of picking it up and throwing it in a bag. It’s a convenient way to maintain clean floors without using cumbersome upright vacuums and annoying little cleaning robots. The Furniture Vacuum Cleaner is looking to bring the same convenience to the average home. Made by Gronbach, it’s a stationary vacuum machine that’s intended to be set up at floor [...]

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  • Amok Draumr Hammock Gives Campers A Flat, Stable, Bed-Like Cot

    Amok Draumr Hammock Gives Campers A Flat, Stable, Bed-Like Cot

    As relaxing (and, in certain instances, as mesmerizing) as a hammock may be, it really doesn’t make for the most comfortable bed, giving you extremely limited options in sleeping positions. The Amok Draumr changes that, providing a flat bed-like sleeping surface that accommodates tossing and turning to your heart’s content. Rather than being suspended by ropes on two ends, the hammock is held up using straps on each of the two sides, which helps create a more stable line.  Inside the [...]

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  • TIK Just Might Be The Most Compact Way To Carry Your Keys

    TIK Just Might Be The Most Compact Way To Carry Your Keys

    Described as “the world thinnest and lightest keychain,” TIK isn’t just a clever way to bundle keys like the Orbitkey. Instead, it changes the way keys should look like, which makes for a less simple but considerably more streamlined solution. Instead of a regular key with a head, TIK uses keys with the head totally removed, allowing it to be dramatically smaller than regular keys by default. It still functions like a regular key (you insert it in the door and [...]

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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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