• Quirky Glide Knife Cleaner Is A Neat Little Kitchen Tool

    Quirky Glide Knife Cleaner Is A Neat Little Kitchen Tool

    Sometimes, a product comes along that’s so clever but so unnecessary that you’re not really sure what to do with it.  That’s how I genuinely feel about the Quirky Glide. It’s, basically, a clip-on squeegee that you attach at the back end of a knife’s blade so you can slide down all the leftovers sticking to the blade after you slice and dice your way through ingredients for tonight’s dinner.  That way, you don’t have to use your bare fingers, [...]

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  • Cubify Cube, A 3D Printer That Looks Like A Home Appliance

    Cubify Cube, A 3D Printer That Looks Like A Home Appliance

    Most home 3D printers look like mini versions of industrial machines.  Which is why they belong more in a workshop or a home office than next to the family laptop in the living room.  Cubify (who also makes the CAD modeler, Invent) is looking to change that with the Cube, possibly the first desktop 3D printer that looks more like a home appliance than an industrial contraption. Granted, the Cube is far from the prodigious 3D-printing beast that the Makerbot [...]

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  • Toobalink Turns Cardboard Tubes Into Construction Toys

    Toobalink Turns Cardboard Tubes Into Construction Toys

    When we talk about construction toys, discussions inevitably start and end about LEGOs.  Now, LEGOs are fun and all, but building original creations with them just isn’t that easy.  If your kid ever longed for something a little simpler to build but exercised their creative juices just as well, you might want to take a gander at Toobalink. A construction toy set, it consists of nothing but connectors designed to let you build structures using empty cardboard tubes from paper [...]

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  • Universal Classic Monsters Revive Horror Legends In 1080p

    Universal Classic Monsters Revive Horror Legends In 1080p

    It doesn’t matter which decade you find yourself in — monster movies will always have a place in the world.  And while our current times seem to fancy mutated zombies and teen idol vampires more than any other scary creatures, there was a time when ugly supernatural monsters reigned supreme.  Well, you can dip yourself into that era of horror with this Universal Classic Monsters release on Blu-ray. Containing some of the most memorable titles from Universal’s classic horror library [...]

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  • OD-11 Speaker Will Play Music From The Cloud

    OD-11 Speaker Will Play Music From The Cloud

    Teenage Engineering call their new product the world’s first cloud speaker.  By that, they mean the OD-11 Cloud Speaker will pull its content exclusively over WiFi, presumably from your virtual storage hosted somewhere in the web (although it could probably get it from your shared devices on the network, too). If you keep most of your music in the cloud for streaming to your phone, this new device will simply mirror that process.  That way, you don’t have to leave [...]

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  • Drool-Worthy: Audi R18 eTron Quattro Hybrid

    Drool-Worthy: Audi R18 eTron Quattro Hybrid

    Luxury automaker Audi showed off a bunch of new tech at CES last week.  They had a striking new RS 5 Cabriolet and a gorgeous crossover Q7, but the highlight of their booth was, hands down, the Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro. The winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours 2012 race, the car was, easily, the center attraction in Audi’s ridiculous white light booth.  From the muscled exterior to the sci-fi-quality interior to the cutting-edge drive mechanics, it’s a car [...]

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  • Casio G-Shock Bluetooth Brings Smart Functions To The Classic Timepiece

    Casio G-Shock Bluetooth Brings Smart Functions To The Classic Timepiece

    Want to get one of those watches that pick up notifications from your phone, but not a fan of the current crop of designs?  If you’re cool with the classic G-Shock look, you’ll probably like the Casio G-Shock Bluetooth Smart Watch. Granted, it’s far from approaching the level of smart the Pebble Watch packs.  When it comes to matching with your closetful of streetwear staples, though, what else can suit better than the classic street style of Casio’s long-running line [...]

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  • Putter Pool Looks Ridiculously Fun

    Putter Pool Looks Ridiculously Fun

    You enjoy a round of golf with business acquaintances as much as you enjoy drunken pool with the buddies, but neither is really that fun to play with your kids.  We’re not sure how you’ll enjoy Putter Pool, but the chance of entertainment is always high when games are this ridiculous. Basically, it’s a putting game played on a mat with a pool table layout, along with numbered golf balls instead of those blank dimpled thingies.  That way, you can [...]

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  • C7 Is Here: The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pictures

    C7 Is Here: The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pictures

    Chevrolet just unveiled the seventh-generation of their flagship coupe.  And for this iteration, they’re reviving a legendary name with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Aesthetically, it’s a marked departure from the last generation.  While the size is almost the same, the angular and sculpted exterior creates a more streamlined yet muscular appearance, borrowing elements from both the original String Rays and aerodynamic strategies from Corvette racers.  The front end is unmistakably Corvette, although the rear end is unlike any of [...]

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  • Swiss Alps Panorama Knives Look Neat

    Swiss Alps Panorama Knives Look Neat

    I know what you are thinking, these Panorama Knives are going to be annoying to use.  With serrated edges that look like they been gnawed on by a robot rat, you might as well just use a fork to slice your breads. No, they didn’t just pick a bunch of high school blacksmithing reject projects for these knives (although that’s perfectly plausible).  Instead, they’re actually intended to look that way, mimicking the silhouettes of peaks in various sections of the [...]

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  • Quirky Sandables Combines Sandpaper With Play-Doh

    Quirky Sandables Combines Sandpaper With Play-Doh

    Sanding is never fun.  Not only is it laborious, it can get very difficult once you finish all the outer parts and move on to tight areas, such as corners, angles and grooves.  The Quirky Sandables look to help out on that last part. As you can tell from the name, this is another offbeat creation from crowdsourced site Quirky.  It’s, basically, a sander in a sort of Play-doh form, allowing you to shape it into whatever form factor you [...]

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  • Pebble Smart Watch Ready To Ship This January

    Pebble Smart Watch Ready To Ship This January

    Chances are, you don’t think you need a smart watch.  With your phone constantly either in your pocket or in your hand, a wrist-worn alerts machine isn’t really that indispensable a tool to have around.  But what if your smart watch can do a lot more than act as a dummy device for receiving notifications?  What if it packed a whole load of sensors that can be programmed to do dozens upon dozens of things?  What if it had its [...]

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  • 20 Gadgets From CES 2013 To Help You Stay Fit And Healthy

    20 Gadgets From CES 2013 To Help You Stay Fit And Healthy

    CES wrapped up last Friday.  One of the most notable things in this year’s show was the sheer amount of health and fitness gadgets that made their way onto the floor, with estimates of a minimum 25 percent increase over the number of last year’s products in the same category. We’re not sure why health and fitness is suddenly a lucrative consumer electronics niche, but it seems to be.  My guess is, the demand has always been there, but it [...]

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  • Apptivity Fortress For iPad Brings Real-World Play And Apps Together

    Apptivity Fortress For iPad Brings Real-World Play And Apps Together

    Fisher-Price has a bunch of toys at this year’s CES that attempt to bridge the gap between digital and physical play.  Our favorite of the lot has to be this Imaginext Apptivity Fortress, a toy castle with an integrated iPad slot that allows for some truly engaging play. Designed for kids, the toy combines a real-world playset with a virtual app that all revolve around a fortress theme.  To use, you need to download the similarly-named game from the App [...]

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  • HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica Is As Accurate As It Gets

    HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica Is As Accurate As It Gets

    Thinkgeek’s IRIS 9000, combined with Siri, makes for a decent HAL 9000 pseudo-clone. But it isn’t really HAL 9000.  Their new HAL 9000 Life-Size Replica, on the other hand, is about as close as you can get to the talking computer from the 2001: Space Odyssey movie. Officially licensed from the aliens (or movie producers or whatever) who own the franchise for the film,  it’s a genuine 1:1 replica, complete with the glass lens, the red LED eye and the [...]

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  • Kingston HyperX Predator Is A 1TB USB Thumb Drive

    Kingston HyperX Predator Is A 1TB USB Thumb Drive

    Someday, we’ll be able to cram all the world’s information inside a USB stick, saving you from the hassle of having to chip away at your data plan every time you need to look up something from WebMD or Wikipedia while on the way to a meeting.  Or maybe broadband will be so cheap, so fast and so reliable, storage will be moot.  Or maybe we can have the internet surgically implanted in our brain that we can do search [...]

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  • Trakdot GPS Luggage Tracker Will Always Know Where your Luggage Is

    Trakdot GPS Luggage Tracker Will Always Know Where your Luggage Is

    In the market for a simple, affordable way to monitor the location of your luggage as soon as it joins the rest of the checked-in baggage at the airport?  The Trakdot Luggage Tracker should fit those requirements. A small palm-sized device, it can be crammed to fit into the mass of stash in your luggage.  Once inside, you can track the location of your bag directly from a smartphone, so you know exactly where it is in case the airline [...]

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  • HAPIfork Smart Utensil Tracks Your Eating Habits, Wants You To Lose Weight

    HAPIfork Smart Utensil Tracks Your Eating Habits, Wants You To Lose Weight

    Looking for a better way to monitor your eating habits?  While it won’t make for a perfect solution, the HAPIfork should figure as an excellent tool to help in your efforts to eat better. How can an eating utensil help you eat healthier?  Unlike ordinary dinnerware, the HAPIfork comes fitted with numerous electronics inside that allows it to track and record a whole bunch of things about your eating patterns.  Specifically, it measures how long it takes you to finish [...]

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  • Nessie USB Mic Produces Polished Recordings

    Nessie USB Mic Produces Polished Recordings

    Blue Microphones have long had one of the more interesting lines of USB recording gadgets.  Their latest device, announced at CES 2013, is called Nessie, a snazzy-looking USB microphone that applies “fundamental recording techniques in real time for instantly polished results.” Armed with a built-in pop filter and internal shockmount, the mic can record “expertly finished sound” with no need for additional mixing or editing post-recording.  The integrated hardware supposedly reduces harsh plosives, disruptive rumblings and vibrations on the fly, [...]

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  • MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer Can Print In Two Colors

    MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer Can Print In Two Colors

    Desktop 3D printers — they are improving.  And I wouldn’t be surprised if we can make some incredibly detailed toys out of them in just a few short years.  The MakerBot Replicator 2X takes us closer to that, bringing two-color printing and a much finer printing resolution. A two-color version of the recently-released Replicator 2, it brings the same 100 microns per layer of resolution, allowing you to produce 3D objects that are smoother with little post-production work (e.g. sanding) [...]

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  • CST-01 Is An E-Ink Watch In A Steel Band

    CST-01 Is An E-Ink Watch In A Steel Band

    Not quite enthused with the current crop of e-ink watches like what Phospor and Seiko have released?  Maybe you can appreciate something a lot more slim and streamlined like the CST-01. At just 0.80 mm thick, it’s quite possibly the thinnest watch ever created.  With the entire watch body made from a single piece of flexible stainless steel, it’s also very unique-looking, appearing almost like a hospital tag than an actual timepiece. The CST-01′s time-telling mechanism and e-ink display are [...]

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  • Razer Edge Is A Handheld Gaming Tablet With A Unique Controller

    Razer Edge Is A Handheld Gaming Tablet With A Unique Controller

    For the last couple of years, Razer has kept busy prototyping a variety of handheld form factors for gaming PCs.  We’ve seen quite a few of them, in fact, like the Switchblade and the Blade.  This year, they have a final model called Razer Edge that just made its debut at CES. Originally nicknamed Project Fiona, the Edge has been designed and redesigned with the help of crowdsourced input from Razer’s community of fans.  The resulting machine consists of a [...]

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  • Griffin Survivor + Catalyst Waterproof Case For iPhone 5

    Griffin Survivor + Catalyst Waterproof Case For iPhone 5

    You’re attached to your iPhone like a kid to their favorite blanket.  And you bring it with you everywhere.  Except the water, because a wet iPhone is not a good iPhone.  Unless you get yourself a proper liquid-tight protection, that is, like the new Griffin Survivor + Catalyst Waterproof Case. A collaboration between Griffin Technology and adventure lifestyle accessory brand Catalyst, it’s the latest addition to the former’s Survivor line of rugged cases.  That way, you never have to take [...]

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  • Withings Smart Body Analyzer Might Just Help You Stay Fit

    Withings Smart Body Analyzer Might Just Help You Stay Fit

    Your existing WiFi-connected weighing scale is probably pretty good.  We live in a world where we rely on data, though, and the more stats you can accumulate on your body, the more things you can do to fine-tune the darn thing.  And the new Smart Body Analyzer just might be the next step in your quest to become the next level human you’ve always known you’re capable of being. Made by Withings, it’s a more advanced version of their original [...]

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  • Griffin And Crayola Introduce Light Marker Electronic Crayon For iPad

    Griffin And Crayola Introduce Light Marker Electronic Crayon For iPad

    Kids love crayons.  Always have, always will.  Except them crayons are just messy — having them color and draw on an iPad is so much less trying on your patience.  But what if they insist on grabbing onto one of those colored sticks, though?  Well, that’s what the Crayola Light Marker is for. Made in collaboration with accessories-maker Griffin Technology, it’s an electronic crayon that lets kids color on an iPad the same way they would on a real crayon [...]

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  • Modo Desktop Organizer Is Guaranteed To Tidy Up Your Life

    Modo Desktop Organizer Is Guaranteed To Tidy Up Your Life

    I’ve long accepted the reality that there is no perfect desktop organizer on planet Earth.  Somehow, someway, there will be something you need on your desk that just won’t fit into whatever container you have on there.  So color me surprised when I saw Modo, possibly the most versatile desktop organizer we have ever come across. A modular desktop organizer, you can, literally, fashion it into whatever the heck you need.  Need a spot to hold your paper clips, pens [...]

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  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Pictures As Seen At CES 2013

    LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Pictures As Seen At CES 2013

    LEGO has unveiled the third-generation of their best-selling and ever-impressive programmable robot invention system at CES.  And, darn it, LEGO Mindstorms EV3 just made a downright amazing platform even better. It’s been fifteen years since the original Mindstorms took to the scene (and six years since the NXT), so it’s not surprising just how much more advanced the EV3 is compared to its predecessors.  There are more sensors, more motors, and a heck of lot more room to improvise, allowing [...]

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