• Knockout Turns Regular Bottles Into Beer-Bombing, Smoke-Blasting Gravity Bongs

    Knockout Turns Regular Bottles Into Beer-Bombing, Smoke-Blasting Gravity Bongs

    A bottle of beer is always a good thing.  But unless it’s got ridiculously high liver-punishing ABV, it’s just good, not awesome.  A bottle of beer with this Knockout attachment inserted into the mouth, however, is all manners of mind-blowing. Consisting of a mouthpiece and a tube with a valve at the end, you simply insert the tube into the bottle and fit the mouthpiece over the top (make sure it’s sealed, so none of the liquid spills).  Once it’s [...]

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  • A New Type Of LCD Can Retain Images For Years Without Power

    A New Type Of LCD Can Retain Images For Years Without Power

    The power consumption of e-paper is one of its greatest advantages, using up the battery only when changing what’s displayed on the screen.  A new LCD, billed as Optically Rewritable Liquid Crystal Display (ORWLCD), might finally be able to bring that same power-saving capability to laptop monitors and smartphone screens. Developed by researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the screen will only use up power while “writing” the display, then retain the image after disconnecting from [...]

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  • Hendo Hoverboard: It’s Real, It’s Awesome, And It Kinda Works

    Hendo Hoverboard: It’s Real, It’s Awesome, And It Kinda Works

    It’s not quite the hoverboard we wanted, but given the absolutely barren list of choices, the Hendo Hoverboard is the one we want anyway.  Yes, someone finally made a real hoverboard that can lift a short distance off the ground while supporting the weight of an adult on top. Unlike the one Marty McFly rode in the Back to the Future movies, you can’t exactly take this one out for a spin around the neighborhood.  That’s because it can only [...]

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  • Dyson Hygienic Mist Is A UV-Blasting, Air-Multiplying Humidifier

    Dyson Hygienic Mist Is A UV-Blasting, Air-Multiplying Humidifier

    Dyson’s bladeless fan is, easily, one of the most beautifully-designed appliances of the past decade.  It’s just brilliant.  Which is why we can’t blame them for integrating that stylish design into other products, like the previously-released Dyson Hot.  This time around, they’re bringing the same thing to humidifiers with the Dyson Hygienic Mist. Basically, it’s an Air Multiplier, with a large water tank in its base.  Like other portable humidifiers, it takes water from the reservoir, which the fan then [...]

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  • Take Advantage Of Extra Headroom In Your Fridge With bottleLoft

    Take Advantage Of Extra Headroom In Your Fridge With bottleLoft

    How do you make more room in your fridge for extra beers?  Drink the ones inside.  In case that isn’t an option yet (you still need the six pack for an audition or something – yes, we’re assuming you’re all male models), this magnetic bottleLoft might do the trick. Described as “the world’s first magnetic bottle hanger for your refrigerator,” it lets you take advantage of any underutilized headroom space in any area of the fridge.   Simply stick one of [...]

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  • This New Bionic Sensing Hand Can Touch Objects And Feel Their Texture

    This New Bionic Sensing Hand Can Touch Objects And Feel Their Texture

    Robotic prosthetic hands allow amputees to gain back some of the functions that go away with the loss of their hands.  You know, like holding a sandwich or hitting buttons on your mini-arcade.  But they’re still robotic limbs, so you can’t exactly “feel” your way through.  Instead, you’ll have to look intently and make sure the hand is moving in a correct manner the entire time.  That could soon change with this bionic sensing hand, which allows people using them [...]

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  • Levitron Levitates Your Cocktails So You Can Lick Them Out Of Mid-Air

    Levitron Levitates Your Cocktails So You Can Lick Them Out Of Mid-Air

    What if, instead of sipping your rum and coke from a glass, the cocktail itself can float so you can simply slurp it out of the air?  That’s the idea behind the Levitron Cocktail Machine, an ultrasonic levitator that sends small drops of alcohol into a floating state. Created by Bristol entrepreneur Charlie Francis (the same guy behind that wonderful Glow in the Dark Ice Cream) and Bristol University professor Bruce Drinkwater, the machine produces supersonic sound waves that create [...]

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  • 10 Coolest, Funkiest, Most Interesting Things We Saw At Maker Faire NY Over The Weekend

    10 Coolest, Funkiest, Most Interesting Things We Saw At Maker Faire NY Over The Weekend

    Self-described as “the greatest show and tell on Earth,” (and we agree with that statement) Maker Faire returned to  New York this past weekend, bringing with it a wide array of fascinating new technology, impressive DIY projects, and oddball curiosities that have all become a trademark of the ever-growing maker movement. Like every Maker Faire, the event brought together a wide cross-section of people, including engineers, craftsmen, educators, tech enthusiasts, artists, science fans, and the occasional indescribable figure. Most importantly, [...]

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  • ElectRx Micro-Implants Will Monitor Your Body’s Organs, Fix Illness And Infection Automatically

    ElectRx Micro-Implants Will Monitor Your Body’s Organs, Fix Illness And Infection Automatically

    From super strength to extended lifespans, we all dream of a future when science will give us superhuman powers.  A new body implant currently being developed called ElectRx (pronounced “electrics”) is designed to give individuals Wolverine-style healing powers, monitoring vital organs for problems and stimulating the nerves that can fix them as necessary. Sponsored by DARPA, it’s a neuromodulator whose function is modeled off the body’s own peripheral nervous system, which constantly monitors the status of internal organs and regulates [...]

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  • Seatylock Bike Saddle Also Doubles As A Bike Lock

    Seatylock Bike Saddle Also Doubles As A Bike Lock

    Riding a bicycle to work is awesome.  Getting to the office and realizing you forgot to bring the bike lock?  Not so much.  Maybe it’s time you got a bike lock that’s impossible to leave at home.  That’s exactly what the Seatylock is. A bicycle saddle that’s also a bike lock, it’s the perfect way to never forget your bike lock again.  After all, you can’t possibly leave the saddle at home unless you intentionally want the seat post to [...]

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  • iPhone Controlled Philips BlueTouch Pain Relief Patch Helps You Soothe Aching Muscles

    iPhone Controlled Philips BlueTouch Pain Relief Patch Helps You Soothe Aching Muscles

    Since we’re already in the process of controlling everything with our phones, why not our muscle relief treatments?  Philips is doing just that with the BlueTouch, a wireless TENS (transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation) device that you can control on an iPhone. TENS devices, of course, have been around for years, helping ease both chronic and acute muscle pains for many individuals.  Philips’ new device does exactly the same thing as those, passing electric current over a person’s skin to activate [...]

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  • Dyson 360 Eye Robo-Vacuum Brings 360-Degree Camera, Tank Treads, And Maximum Suction Power

    Dyson 360 Eye Robo-Vacuum Brings 360-Degree Camera, Tank Treads, And Maximum Suction Power

    Ever since robotic vacuum cleaners went mainstream, we’ve been waiting to see the king of vacuums take their stab at the game.  And for a long time, Dyson just didn’t seem interested in taking a piece of that growing pie.  Turns out, that changes now with the new Dyson Eye 360. Unsurprisingly, the company is making a big splash on the scene, with a device that’s, arguably, one of the most advanced in the market.  No, it will still likely [...]

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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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  • Watch This Sonic Levitation Machine Float Small Items Using Focused Sound Waves

    Watch This Sonic Levitation Machine Float Small Items Using Focused Sound Waves

    As it turns out, it’s possible to levitate objects using sound. And someone made a new toy that you can put on a desk to levitate small objects using just that principle.  Called the Sonic Levitation Machine, it will magically suspend objects using nothing but sound waves.  Really. The bad news?  It needs to produce sounds that are way louder than a jet engine to create the anti-gravity effect.  The good news?  The bulk of the sound pressure will only [...]

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  • Someone Made Dry-Erase Spray Paint And We Can’t Wait To Try It Out

    Someone Made Dry-Erase Spray Paint And We Can’t Wait To Try It Out

    Ever wish you can practice your tagging skills at home without leaving your basement walls covered in horrible art?  Now you can with the DEP Spray, a dry-erase spray paint. Basically, it’s dry-erase ink housed in an aerosol can that you can blast onto anything you want at the push of a button.  Like regular dry-erase markers, you can use it on whiteboards, windows, and other surfaces where dry-erase ink can be removed (e.g. walls covered with Ideapaint), fashioning a [...]

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  • Use This Revolutionary Air-Pot To Grow Healthier Plants With Greater Yields

    Use This Revolutionary Air-Pot To Grow Healthier Plants With Greater Yields

    These days, most innovations on plant pots seem to be focused on integrating hydroponics technology or automating their maintenance, none of which are of much interest to serious gardeners of any sort.  These Air-Pots, however, overhaul the traditional plant pot into a form that will force any plant’s roots to grow healthier, improving its uptake of water and nutrients. Centered on the idea that plant roots need aeration, the unique pot design features perforations around the body that allow the [...]

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  • Windcatcher Air Pakk: This Bag Inflates Into A Travel Pillow Once Opened

    Windcatcher Air Pakk: This Bag Inflates Into A Travel Pillow Once Opened

    If you’ve ever walked around with a backpack all day, chances are, you’ve used it as a makeshift pillow for a quick nap at least once.   And we’re guessing it was one of the most uncomfortable pillows you’ve ever laid your head on.  That wouldn’t have been the case if you were carrying your gear on a Windcatcher Air Pakk. Created by the same dude who made that Windcatcher inflatable bed from last year, the backpack comes with self-inflating padding [...]

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  • Defender Pepper Spray Blinds Your Attacker, Snaps Their Photo, And Sends It To Authorities

    Defender Pepper Spray Blinds Your Attacker, Snaps Their Photo, And Sends It To Authorities

    Like regular pepper spray, the Defender will shoot out a stream of blinding liquid to temporarily disable your attacker’s eyesight.  Unlike them, it will do a whole lot more to ensure your attacker gets what they deserve. After delivering a hit of pepper spray (they use the highest concentration formula allowed by law), the device will also activate a siren, alerting people in the vicinity of the attack that just happened.  That way, you won’t just disable the perp, you [...]

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  • A Shotgun Silencer? Apparently It Exists!

    A Shotgun Silencer? Apparently It Exists!

    Shotguns are great for home defense.  Just the mere sight of one, for instance, is enough to intimidate most intruders.  Problem is, shotguns are loud and you don’t want to wake the neighbors when you actually decide to fire a shot.  Fortunately, that’s no longer a problem with the SilencerCo Salvo 12. Described as the world’s “first and only commercially-viable shotgun suppressor,” it lets you blast intruding aliens, zombies, and monsters without making the usual deafening noise.  That way, you [...]

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  • Bunch O Balloons Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons A Minute

    Bunch O Balloons Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons A Minute

    Water balloon fights always come down to who can throw the most balloons in the shortest amount of time.  In that way, the battle isn’t won in the field, but in the preparation – those long hours filling up balloon after balloon from the tap.  The Bunch O Balloon can optimize that bottleneck, claiming to fill up over 100 water balloons in just a single minute. Designed to attach to a hose, the contraption has 37 mini-tubes with a balloon [...]

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  • This Cute Robot Named Jibo Wants To Be Part Of Your Family

    This Cute Robot Named Jibo Wants To Be Part Of Your Family

    While Jibo isn’t the first attempt at building an interactive robot for the home, it may very well become the first one you actually want to own. It’s not like the family robot old-time science fiction imagined.  It won’t fix your bed when you wake up, grab you a beer when you get home, or even wash your clothes on the weekends.  Instead, it functions more like Siri with personality, answering user queries and performing digital tasks, all while looking [...]

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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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  • Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    We’ve seen plenty of products designed to keep people comfortable while they catch a nap during trips, with solutions that range from strapping the person to their chair to supporting their heads with a goofy-looking brace.  The Napwrap is a new offering that keeps thing a lot simpler, using a single strap whose sole purpose is to support the user’s arms. Why the arms?  Apparently, the position of the arms has a significant bearing on a person’s ability to take [...]

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  • Refuel Lets You Know How Much Propane You Have Left In The Tank

    Refuel Lets You Know How Much Propane You Have Left In The Tank

    Propane tanks have needed a gauge to inform users how much gas is left in the tank since forever.  And since no one appears to be doing anything about it any time soon, someone made Refuel, a third-party device that lets you check your tank’s gas levels at any time. Another product of the growing partnership between Quirky and GE, the device consists of a plastic and rubber scale that you place under the tank, which is tethered to a [...]

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  • Forget The Cooler, Take This Solar-Powered Anywhere Fridge To Your Next Outdoor Adventure

    Forget The Cooler, Take This Solar-Powered Anywhere Fridge To Your Next Outdoor Adventure

    Can you finally bring a fridge to your next camping adventure?  That’s the hope behind the Anywhere Fridge, a portable outdoor fridge that uses solar power to keep your food and beverages cold. While it looks nothing more than a metal ice chest, the appliance comes with removable solar panels at the top that feed power to a battery module inside the machine.  There’s no mention of how much electricity the setup can actually generate, but I guess they’re hoping [...]

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  • Patchnride Can Repair Punctured Bike Tires In 60 Seconds

    Patchnride Can Repair Punctured Bike Tires In 60 Seconds

    Patchnride is a small handheld tool that you can use to quickly patch punctures on your bicycle tires.  And by quickly, they’re not kidding.  You don’t even need to remove the tire from the bike.  Instead, you just patch it in place using a process that can take as short as 60 seconds. Instead of a messy and laborious 12-step process like traditional tire repair work, the device lets you fix a tire in just a few steps. You simply [...]

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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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