• Gramofon Is A Router That Doubles As A Music Streaming Device

    Gramofon Is A Router That Doubles As A Music Streaming Device

    If you’re not familiar with Fon, it’s a company whose core business is operating a large system of crowdsourced, dual-access WiFi networks, which has grown to an impressive 13 million hotspots across Europe and North America. With that many hotspots at their disposal, the next logical step should be to create products that take advantage of them and that’s exactly what the company is doing with the Gramofon. To share your internet with Fon’s network, you need to use a [...]

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  • This Mini Mobile Robotic Printer Is Actually Cute And Useful, Can Fit In A Backpack Pouch

    This Mini Mobile Robotic Printer Is Actually Cute And Useful, Can Fit In A Backpack Pouch

    Portable printers have made working on the road a lot more convenient, letting you pull document printouts anytime the need for one arises.   And while the current crop of portable printers work well enough for mobile workers, this Mini Mobile Robotic Printer shrinks it down to an even more manageable size. Made by Israel-based Zuta Labs, it’s an entirely fresh take on mobile printers.  Instead of a page-wide device that you feed paper into, it’s like a mini-Roomba that passes [...]

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  • WebTuner Combines Traditional Pay TV And Internet Video In A Single Media Streamer

    WebTuner Combines Traditional Pay TV And Internet Video In A Single Media Streamer

      Today’s crop of set-top boxes do a great job of bringing internet video to people’s living rooms, but requires you to make separate arrangements for traditional pay TV.  In fact, many folks don’t even bother with the latter, depending strictly on online sources like Netflix to get their TV entertainment.  But if someone made a box that allowed both internet video and pay TV to co-exist, would you still watch TV the old way?  That’s exactly what WebTuner is [...]

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  • Amazon Dash Wants To Make Grocery Shopping From Home Even More Convenient

    Amazon Dash Wants To Make Grocery Shopping From Home Even More Convenient

    Grocery shopping on Amazon from a browser on your computer (heck, even on your phone) is a lot more convenient than driving down to the local grocery and pushing a cart from shelf to shelf.  Apparently, Amazon doesn’t think it’s convenient enough, so they came up with Amazon Dash, a gadget that lets you update your shopping list without having to open a browser or an app. A handheld device shaped like a chubbier magic wand, it lets you add [...]

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  • Amazon Fire TV Is An Android-Based Set-Top Box With Faster Hardware And Smarter Software

    Amazon Fire TV Is An Android-Based Set-Top Box With Faster Hardware And Smarter Software

    Between Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV, among a host of other products, people have enough options in set-top media streamers to serve most needs and budgets.  Chances are, in fact, you already have one or more of the aforementioned big three.  Despite that, we can’t help but feel that the Amazon Fire TV, a new media streamer, can find a place in most people’s media cabinet all the same. To make its case as your living room’s streaming gadget of [...]

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  • Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid Ensures Food Gets Proper Moisture Levels While Cooking

    Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid Ensures Food Gets Proper Moisture Levels While Cooking

    Sometimes, you luck out in the kitchen.  Your pan-fried chicken ends up decked in a delicious crispy skin, all while being succulently moist when you bite in.  Most of the time,  though, that’s not the case.  The Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid with Auto Release Valve can help ensure you get the good results every time. Lay this on top of the frying pan while your chicken is steeped in boiling oil and it will lock in all the moisture.  [...]

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  • iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    Mechanical home switches work well enough.  But if you’re equipping yourself with a future-proof smart home, we both know they gotta go.  Only question is, what will you replace them with?  These iOn capacitive switches could be one sweet way to go. It uses capacitive sensing technology similar to smartphone screens, except they made the sensitivity just a tad stronger.  Instead of having to touch the switch, you simply need to wave in front of it to activate the action.  [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    Nightlights are incredibly handy in the dark, letting you make your way around the house at 3 AM even with all the lights out.  Provided you remember to turn on the nightlights before you hit the bed, that is.  The SnapRays Guidelight offers a better solution. A straight replacement to the electric outlet cover plate, it comes with built-in LEDs at the bottom that automatically switch on and off depending on the current lighting condition in the room.  No need [...]

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  • Live Out Your Inception Fantasies With The Aurora Lucid Dreaming Headset

    Live Out Your Inception Fantasies With The Aurora Lucid Dreaming Headset

    Truth be told, lucid dreaming sounds fun.  Figuring out how to get into a state where you have clear awareness while you’re dreaming, however, is a whole other matter entirely.  Simply put, it’s far easier to dismiss it as one of those woo-woo things only weirdos take part in than put in immense effort to experience.  That may change soon if the Aurora Headset lives up to its promise of helping ease novices into finding lucid dreaming success. An EEG-based [...]

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  • Game Frame: Liven Up Your Desk With Pixel Art Decor

    Game Frame: Liven Up Your Desk With Pixel Art Decor

    A week ago, you had a framed picture of your girlfriend sitting on your workdesk.  Any time you felt bored at work, you would glance at it and be inspired.  Yeah, you were a smitten fool.  The same frame now sits wrecked in the trash after she dumped you last Wednesday night over SMS.  Ouch.  You need something new to sit on your desk and make you smile when the turmoil of work just gets too much, preferably one that [...]

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  • Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    You come home from work.  It’s a lazy Tuesday night.  You open the fridge, bring out the frozen pork belly, turn on the Aroma Grill, and start making dinner.  As you’re slicing the meat, that Chumbawamba song from your childhood starts playing.  You crack a smile, shake your hips, and continue what you’re doing — it’s the perfect song to start the evening.  And you have the Cone Speaker to thank for it. A dedicated smart music device, Cone won’t [...]

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  • Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Chromecast’s small size and low price are just two of the things that have allowed it to eat a slice out of Roku’s set-top box business.  And while the company has had a thumb-sized version of their set-top box for a while now (which they now call Roku Ready), requiring an MHL port just made it inaccessible to a whole lot of TV owners.   The new Roku Streaming Stick takes Google’s cue, plugging in to an HDMI and a powered [...]

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  • Apple Carplay Brings iOS And Siri To Your Car’s Dashboard

    Apple Carplay Brings iOS And Siri To Your Car’s Dashboard

    Using your iPhone in the car for a wide variety of functions is nothing new.  But an integrated experience that makes the phone feel like a part of your vehicle’s native infotainment system?  That’s exactly what Apple is introducing with the new Carplay. Designed “from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car,” the system lets you use the iOS interface directly from the vehicle’s infotainment display.  No more squinting at that [...]

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  • Boeing Black: If You Were A Government Spy, This Will Be Your Next Phone

    Boeing Black: If You Were A Government Spy, This Will Be Your Next Phone

    If you work within the national defense and security communities, there’s good reason to prioritize security features in the smartphone you use.  Chances are, you’ll be handling information that’s more sensitive than usual — the last thing you want is to get the location of the secret headquarters where the government is building their army of Gundam-style robot mechs stolen from your SMS inbox.  When you have nefarious characters constantly angling to take information off your phone, regular consumer handsets [...]

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  • COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    External batteries are utilitarian things, letting you grab a hit of juice for your phone even without an open outlet for miles.  But who says they can’t be fun, too?  Certainly not odd-gadget purveyor Brando (yes, those guys that sell everything from Creepy Spy Cams to USB Itch-Removal Gadgets to Air Multiplier knockoffs), who just added this COI+ LEGO Power Brick to their inventory. An erstwhile regular power bank (or external battery), it comes housed in a case that can [...]

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