Miscellaneous

PancakeBot2

These days you can 3D print just about any material fathomable: plastic, metals, wood, carbon fiber, wax, silk... and now pancake batter. Consisting of a two-axis computer-controlled batter dispenser and a griddle, PancakeBot allows you to print your own fluffy breakfast creation. Pre-made designs are available online, or you can make your own by tracing [...]

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DSC06984

It's been a few years since the first wireless trackers seemed poised to make lost keys and other items a thing of the past. Having tried and been disappointed by several of the foremost available devices, I was excited to see if Tintag could deliver on the promise.   First funded on Indiegogo in November [...]

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tmobile-mlb-tv-free

If you're a T-Mobile customer, you can watch the entire 2016 baseball season live via MLB.TV Premium for free - that's every out-of-market (non-local) regular season game of your favorite team(s). That saves you $109.99! Just enroll between April 3-10. This link will provide the details about how to enroll (located in the middle of [...]

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remote-controlled-beetles

Hey, look! It's a beetle with a backpack! An electronic backpack. Cool. But why does he have this backpack? Well, in an effort to better understand the musculature of insect locomotion, scientists and engineers from the University of California Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) strapped on tiny computers and wireless radio controls to [...]

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magnetuck

Are you a guy (or gal) who has a bit of trouble keeping your shirt tail where it belongs: tucked into your trousers? Magnetuck shirt stays might be a solution, using the power of Neodymium rare earth magnets. Each set includes two dome pieces and two flat pieces each molded in silicon rubber. The flat pieces [...]

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steampunk-fliskits-acme-spitfire

My husband's hobby is model rocketry. He enjoys building model rockets from kits as well as designing them then launching them. There are actually certification levels that you can attain in order to build and launch the larger high power model rockets with the larger engines (you can't purchase the high power engines without having [...]

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verizon-survey_1

Chances are that in any public area you will see someone using a smartphone with a broken screen. It wasn't like this a few years ago-for one thing a lot less people had smartphones, but also phones had bigger bezels, smaller glass or plastic screens, were less likely to be used as a camera or [...]

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mx3d-3D-printed-steel-bridge

3-D printing is certainly stirring the imaginations of people everywhere. A company located in Amsterdam, Holland called MX3D is using multi-axis industrial robot arms to eject molten steel to build a bridge across the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam by 2017. Yes, that's right, a 3-D printed steel bridge. It is also notable that this [...]

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ricinus-vaderi

"You don't know the power of the Dark Side." Apparently, a new species of chewing louse didn't know either and thus succumbed to the temptation. Scientists Miroslav Valan, Oldrich Sychra and Ivan Literak, while revising "a collection of chewing lice deposited at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia" (from [...]

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Mass Fidelity_Core_2

When I reviewed the Mass Fidelity Relay Bluetooth digital audio converter, I was struck how well made and solid the DAC is, as well as how it makes life easier dealing with my older stereo equipment. However, the Relay is a niche product that will not be useful to everyone. Not so with the new [...]

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betabrand-smugglersjacket

With Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens breaking records daily, the popularity of that Galaxy Far, Far Away is at an all-time high. So what better time for Betabrand to introduce their crowd-funded Smuggler's Jacket. Inspired by the jacket worn by everyone's favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder in Star Wars: Episode VI - The Empire [...]

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lock-laces

Need a stocking stuffer idea? How about LOCK LACES? These laces allow you to tighten shoe laces quickly and easily whether you need to get your kids out the door fast, are going out for a quick run, have difficulty with finger dexterity, or just want some laces that look pretty cool. One size fits [...]

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ms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMATD2qk564 The world feels like a scary place these days, so it's always nice when news is heartwarming rather than heart wrenching. Recently Microsoft organized a group of their store employees and a New York City children's choir to sing a holiday song of friendship and peace in from of the 5th Avenue Apple store. [...]

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thanksgiving2015

Everyone here at The Gadgeteer would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day with family, friends and good food. Make sure that you eat plenty of turkey so you'll have enough stamina for all of your Black Friday shopping adventures tomorrow. And if you're like me and would rather [...]

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amazon-blackfriday-week

Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. It's traditionally the day when stores offer their best deals for people who are shopping for holiday gifts. But why wait until Friday when you can take advantage of some great deals right now from Amazon. From now until November 27, Amazon is [...]

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microsoft_future_visions

I know this is a gadget blog, but most of us who love gadgets also love science fiction. Microsoft just announced the release of an anthology of short stories written by contemporary science fiction greats such as Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, and Ann Leckie. To provide inspiration for the stories, Microsoft let the [...]

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mybivy

Twenty-one year old Tyler Skluzacek created a smartwatch and smartphone app called myBivy (short for my bivouac, which is a military encampment with tents or shelter in which to rest) to help soldiers suffering from night terrors, a major symptom of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Tyler's father was suffering from night terrors and [...]

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Audioengine HD6-3

Audioengine has created some outstanding and affordable speakers along with other audio components over the last 10 years. Their A5+ is a killer speaker that sounds terrific and packs a powerful punch. It was their top-of-the-line speaker—until now. Just in time for the holidays, Audioengine has released the HD6 speaker—a new concept in both sound [...]

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squeeze-test

Two weeks ago everyone (including myself) was freaking out about the Nexus 6P bend video that was posted on BGR.com. Last year people were going nuts about the iPhone 6 bending problem. Have you ever wondered where the bend test idea originated from in the first place? Who was the first person to test for [...]

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staples-ipad-air2-sale

I know there are a lot of iPad fans out there and if you've been waiting for a deal to purchase an iPad Air 2, now is the time. Staples has discounted the iPad Air 2 WiFi models ($100 off the 16 GB models and up to $140 off the 128 GB models). Additionally, the [...]

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amazon-black-friday-2015

Amazon stated in a press release today that they are launching a Black Friday Deals store starting today and continuing until December 22. They will have deals on electronics, toys, jewelry, clothing, etc. Amazon Prime members will have access to "more than 30,000 Lightning Deals 30 minutes early" through Prime Early Access and all shoppers [...]

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magic-leap-solar-system-620x342

First of all, let me preface this by adding this small caveat to the title. It should say is Magic Leap the next version of technology that Google Glass promised but failed to deliver?  What is Magic Leap?  Right now, Magic Leap, is a tech start-up, located in South Florida.  The company has raised over [...]

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coocheer_lightbox3

When I was a kid, I loved playing with a little plastic light box. It came with cartoon templates you could trace to make your own creations. The Coocheer LED Artcraft Tracing Light Pad-ultra Thin, Dimmable LED, Professional Drawing Light Box is modern, and better, version of that old light box. Instead of a 60-watt [...]

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lumoid-lumoid-1

The high cost of many gadgets can make them a risky investment. What if you end up not liking or needing that expensive smartwatch you just purchased? Sure you can sell it on the internet, but you might end up taking a loss. I recently found out about a service, Lumoid, that will allow you [...]

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handscape-handy-case

HandScape has developed a new case called HandyCase for your iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 6S/6S+, iPad Mini 1, 2 & 3, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. This fascinating case allows you to pop in your device, turn on the case, connect it via Bluetooth Low Energy, then start using all of your fingers to select [...]

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