• Perhaps The Best Way To Spend A Weekend – Build This CupCade DIY Mini-Arcade Kit

    Perhaps The Best Way To Spend A Weekend – Build This CupCade DIY Mini-Arcade Kit

    If building an arcade cabinet is among the unrealized dreams of your younger self, you’ll be happy to know that you can still have a chance to strike it off your bucket list.  And it’s going to be drastically easier this time around with the CupCade, a DIY mini-arcade kit. Made by Adafruit, the kit contains all the parts you need to build a proper miniature cabinet with all the electronics it requires to function.  Even better, it comes with [...]

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  • Two-Piece Casio Exilim EX-FR10 Camera Solves Many Shooting Angle Conundrums

    Two-Piece Casio Exilim EX-FR10 Camera Solves Many Shooting Angle Conundrums

    We’re not entirely sure what subcategory of cameras the Casio Exilim EX-FR10 belongs in.  Then again, that’s why we’re hankering to get our hands on one.  Simply put, it’s weird and awesome at the same time. Described as a “split camera that enables all-new ways of shooting photos,” it’s made up of two separate modules that can be used whether they’re attached or detached.  One module has the actual camera hardware and the other has the touchscreen viewfinder, allowing you [...]

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  • Sony Smart Tennis Sensor Attaches To Your Racket, Records Your Complete Game Data

    Sony Smart Tennis Sensor Attaches To Your Racket, Records Your Complete Game Data

    Nothing beats good coaches when it comes to developing your tennis skills.  If you don’t have access to those, however, you should be able to get plenty of training mileage from good instructional videos and Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor. Designed to attach to the grip end of a tennis racket, it’s compatible with products from Wilson, Prince, and Yonex, among others.  There’s probably a good chance it will work with most rackets you have stashed away at home, too, so [...]

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  • Grafitti Fur Roller Turns Any Carpet Into Your Personal Art Canvas

    Grafitti Fur Roller Turns Any Carpet Into Your Personal Art Canvas

    It’s easy enough to draw simple stuff on thick carpet piles, which is why some people use them as a message board.  Just run your finger through the fluffy surface and you can leave whatever impression you want as new fibers are flattened and raised, whether it’s short notes, stick figures, or basic shapes.  Try fashioning anything more complicated, however, and you’ll likely just end up with an unintelligible mess.  Unless you use something like the Graffiti Fur Roller. Designed [...]

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  • QBracelet Hides A Battery Charger Inside A Stylish Piece Of Arm Candy

    QBracelet Hides A Battery Charger Inside A Stylish Piece Of Arm Candy

    If you’re going to walk around with an external charger in tow, it might as well be something that won’t take up more of the already limited space in your pockets.  That’s exactly the case with the QBracelet, a stylish-looking band that can be used to give your smartphone an extra boost of juice. Made by Q Designs, the clasp looks like a regular piece of fashion jewelry that you can use to accessorize your everyday wardrobe.  Not only is [...]

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  • Pod Power Redesigns The Extension Cord For Easier Outlet Sharing

    Pod Power Redesigns The Extension Cord For Easier Outlet Sharing

    Extension power strips are fine enough as they are.  But sometimes, don’t you wish you can use just a single one to plug in multiple items in different locations around the room?  That’s exactly the idea behind Pod Power, an extension power cord with three outlets distributed along its length. Produced by Quirky, the extension cord makes it easy to distribute outlets under shared desks, conference rooms, and other places around offices and homes.  No need to use multiple power [...]

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  • MindRDR Lets Users Control Google Glass Using Your Thoughts

    MindRDR Lets Users Control Google Glass Using Your Thoughts

    Because wearing Google Glass around town wasn’t strange enough, somebody made a software that combines it with an EEG biosensor headset to turn you into an even more strange-looking tech nerd.  Seriously, it turns you into futuristic cyborg supersoldier levels of weird-looking.  Called MindRDR, the app lets you activate Google Glass’ camera shutter using nothing but your thoughts. But forget the looks part for a minute, this is not a bad idea at all. When paired with MindWave Mobile (the [...]

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  • Blacksmith Genesis Combines 3D Printer And 3D Scanner In A Single Compact Frame

    Blacksmith Genesis Combines 3D Printer And 3D Scanner In A Single Compact Frame

    If you’re going to own a 3D printer, you’re going to need a 3D scanner.  It’s just impractical having to design everything you want from scratch when there are perfectly usable real-world items that you can copy to accomplish what you need.  The Blacksmith Genesis is the first machine that does both, combining a 3D printer and a 3D scanner in a single rig. That means, if you want to 3D print a broken part, you simply take the broken [...]

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  • StretchWrite Turns Any Pen Into A Soft-Grip Stylus

    StretchWrite Turns Any Pen Into A Soft-Grip Stylus

    Stretchwrite is a piece of rubber that, when worn around any pen or pencil, turns it into a functional capacitive stylus.  Basically, it’s like a prophylactic for pens so they can safely make physical contact with your mobile gadget’s display.  No glove, no love. Designed to wear on a pen from end to end, it gives the writing instrument a soft rubber grip that could prove just a bit more comfortable than your ballpoint’s plastic body, whether you’re drawing on [...]

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  • Polaroid Cube Has To Be The Cutest Rugged Action Cam Ever

    Polaroid Cube Has To Be The Cutest Rugged Action Cam Ever

    Apparently, Polaroid entered the action cam market this year.  And their latest model, called the Polaroid Cube, could very well be the cutest action cam ever.  Seriously, it looks like a child’s toy camera, rather than a daredevil’s recording instrument of choice. Just because it’s cute doesn’t mean it isn’t rugged.  It’s shockproof and water-resistant (up to 2 meters) just like the leading action cams in the market, with an optional waterproof case for capturing your underwater adventures.  The outer [...]

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  • Navdy Puts A Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

    Navdy Puts A Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

    Turning the windscreen into a heads-up display is sounding more and more like it’s going to be a definite part of the future of cars.  It just makes so much sense.  While Jaguar’s sophisticated windscreen HUD will probably take a few years to realize, motorists can get a pseudo-taste of that future with the Navdy, a dashboard accessory that displays important items through a transparent display set against the vehicle’s windshield. While it’s not the first device to bring a [...]

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  • Vocca Adds Voice-Activation Powers To Any Existing Light Bulb

    Vocca Adds Voice-Activation Powers To Any Existing Light Bulb

    The idea behind Vocca is simple: using a smartphone to switch the lights on and off isn’t necessarily more efficient than simply getting up and flicking the switch.  Instead, its creators argue, things will be a lot simpler if you can just activate the light using straightforward voice commands. “Vocca switch light,” that’s all the system needs to hear to switch the bulb on or off in any room.  No reaching for your phone, launching an app, and digging through [...]

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  • Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Fully-Functional Tablet Convertible

    Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Fully-Functional Tablet Convertible

    Ever wondered what a Retina MacBook Pro will look like when converted to a tablet?  Turns out it’s going to be awesome.  Even better, you can have your existing unit turned into one with the Modbook Pro X. The outfit, which calls itself Modbook, will take any late 2013 or newer Retina Macbook Pro and convert it into a functional OS X tablet.  Even better, they’re adding a digitizer pen into the assembly, allowing you to fine tune sketches, diagrams, [...]

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  • TouchPico Turns A Wall Or Pretty Much Any Surface Into A Touchscreen

    TouchPico Turns A Wall Or Pretty Much Any Surface Into A Touchscreen

    Just like other mobile projectors, the TouchPico crams hardware that can beam enlarged images up a wall, all while measuring no bigger than a regular smartphone.  Unlike them, it comes with a stylus that can interact with the projected image, effectively turning the projection into an interactive touchscreen. Unlike most pico projectors that work with smartphones, the TouchPico can be operated all on its own.  Powered by a dual-core 1GHz Rocketchip CPU, it runs a full build of Android 4.2, [...]

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  • This Rubik’s Cube Mini-Fridge Is The Perfect Desktop Companion For You Soda Addiction

    This Rubik’s Cube Mini-Fridge Is The Perfect Desktop Companion For You Soda Addiction

    I’ve never been a fan of desktop-sized mini-fridges.  Simply put, they use way too much power for the amount of stuff they can chill.  But, man, I’d be lying if said I’m not tempted by the prospect of having this Rubik’s Cube Mini-Fridge right by a corner of my work desk. When it sits there, it looks just like a giant Rubik’s Cube waiting to be solved during the next downtime in your busy afternoon.  Once you get the hankering [...]

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  • Sense Sleep Monitor Will Track Not Just Sleep Patterns, But Bedroom Conditions

    Sense Sleep Monitor Will Track Not Just Sleep Patterns, But Bedroom Conditions

    Still haven’t found the sleep monitor that does exactly what you’re looking for?  Maybe you’ll like Sense, which tracks not just your sleep patterns, but the environment inside the bedroom to give you more accurate insights. It will combine sleep patterns with ambient factors like noise, light, temperature, humidity, and particles in the air to create reports that can detail how a variety of things are affecting the quality of your sleep.  Noise will be recorded, too, so you can [...]

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  • Toasted Selfies Toaster: Put Your Face On A Toast So You Can Eat It

    Toasted Selfies Toaster: Put Your Face On A Toast So You Can Eat It

    Want everyone in the office to know you by face?  Replace the toaster in the pantry with one of these Toasted Selfies and you’ll be the most popular person at work in no time.   Hello, promotion. Unlike that puny radio toaster currently sitting in the counter, this custom-built model will imprint your face on every single slice of bread that pops out of its slot.  That way, everyone who dares have breakfast in the office will have no choice but [...]

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  • Use The goTenna To Send And Receive Texts Without Internet Access or Cell Service

    Use The goTenna To Send And Receive Texts Without Internet Access or Cell Service

    The goTenna is a radio antenna that can communicate with other goTenna units.   Designed to work with a mobile app, it lets you send text messages to other goTenna users even without cell service or internet access in the area. Designed for off-grid use, it lets you have a way to communicate even with no access to cell towers, WiFi networks, or communication satellites in sight.  Need a way to text friends who split with the main group during a [...]

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  • Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    With smartphones and other gadgets now taking up the bulk of room in our pockets, few people have the space to carry a conventional Swiss Army Knife around.  If you still feel the need to keep a set of miniature tools on hand, however, your wallet remains a viable option for storage.  And that’s exactly where you can keep the Victorinox Swisscard Lite. Sized like a credit card, it consists of a plastic container holding a selection of miniature tools [...]

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