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Amazon_Launchpad_Logo

Amazon this week announced a new storefront dedicated to startups and crowdfunded products. Amazon Launchpad makes it easy for startups to launch, market, and distribute their products to Amazon customers. Companies participating in Amazon Launchpad benefit from a streamlined onboarding experience, custom product pages, a comprehensive marketing package, and access to Amazon’s global fulfillment network. [...]

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pagecloud

Wouldn't it be great to be able to stop settling for web design options that stuff your creativity into THEIR boxes and limit your ingenuity to the point where you just plain lose interest in design at all?  Well folks, our struggle may be over. Back in 2002 I bought a humongous book that taught [...]

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nanostate-flash-flood-1

As our smart devices become more and more ingrained into our daily lives, the risk of damaging them increases. Most of us have our phones nearby when we're working, eating, at the gym, at the pool etc. Perhaps you've been on vacation when a storm occurs and found yourself scrambling to protect your camera from [...]

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frixtion-stamps

Remember the Pilot FriXion pens with their erasable ink? Now Pilot is offering FriXion stamps that can be used to decorate your journal, paper calendar, etc. Just like the FriXion pens, these stamps use the same type of thermo-sensitive ink that will disappear with friction. The Pilot FriXion stamps are available in several ink colors [...]

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handwrytten-1

I don't think anyone would argue that receiving a traditional greeting cards on your birthday or other occasion feels more personal than receiving an e-greeting card,  quick email or a text message. But let's face it, going to the store, picking out a card, addressing the envelope, finding a stamp and then mailing that card [...]

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ghostery

While surfing the internet, your data and activities are being tracked by many companies. Some tracking is beneficial and can provide you with a personalized experience on those websites you visit frequently, but some companies collect your data and develop a profile which they then sell. Additionally, others may not safeguard the information they collect [...]

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noteshel

Smartphones are great for a variety of tasks, but for taking notes, nothing beats good old-fashioned pen and paper. Pen and paper don't need batteries, special styluses, etc. My favorite notebooks are small pocket sized offerings from Field Notes and Moleskine. I even made my own leather pocket notebook holder from leather which I use [...]

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oak-street-boots

I am fascinated with tattoo art and love to watch shows on TV like Ink Master. I have 5 tattoos of my own that I call my battle tattoos. No, one of them isn't a sugar skull, a rose or a Japanese Koi fish, they are actually 5 little black dots on my chest that mark [...]

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logi

Since Bracken Darrell took over leadership of Logitech back in 2013, the company has been steering from a tech focused company into a design company. Today Logitech announces their brand transformation which includes a new logo and a brand label called Logi. Their goal is to branch out from mainly offering only PC accessories into [...]

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tiled

In San Francisco, CA, a small startup called The Grid (www.thegrid.io), is getting ready to radically change the future of Web design with their proprietary artificial intelligence platform.  This AI platform promises users freedom from templates and other drag and drop Web site development tools, and instead suggests that using their platform, your Web site [...]

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images

We've all been there...with our finger hovering over our mouse...conflicted.  Should I send?  Then, the feeling of intense fear and anxiety that courses through every part of you when you actually hit send and you see a typo, or you realize you should have just deleted the whole thing and not told your boss how [...]

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build-on-brick-bookends

Get yourself some bookends you can build on!  The Build On Brick Bookends not only keep your books tidy on your shelves, they serve as a base for building base compatible with most bricks (LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K'NEX Bricks).  Like many bookends, these have metal plates that slide under your books, DVDs, CDs, [...]

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I once worked with a man who would build up such a static charge that dot-matrix printers would actually start ejecting paper as he walked by.  I don't know if anything could make him less lethal to delicate electronic equipment, but this Anti-Static Hand Lotion from Rainbow Technology might work to protect your devices.  Rainbow [...]

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unsendit

This post brought to you by Unsend It, LLC. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer. Have you ever pressed the send key and immediately shrieked when you realized that you had "replied all" with your snarky email instead of to just that one person you meant to select?  Or have [...]

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google-playmusic-1

Not to be outdone by Apple, Google announced it was launching a free, ad-supported, streaming music service. The service will be similar to several other free music streaming services; you can create radio stations based on your favorite artist, song, album, or genre. Additionally, Google is incorporating Songza's unique radio station selection menu. For those [...]

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amazon_echo1

Amazon announced today that its voice-activated personal assistant, Amazon Echo, is now available to everyone. Previously, you needed an invitation to buy the device. The Echo uses Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa, to instantly provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, and more. You can also use the Echo to control external devices, [...]

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okeefe-music-foundation-kickstarter

That title won't make sense unless you watch the Kickstarter project video for the O'Keefe Music Foundation Album, but let me explain.  This post isn't about gadgets, but it is about music, and we've featured lots of gear in the past for making or listening to music.  You probably have seen some videos by the young [...]

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traxedo

Tracksuits have never been considered dinner party appropriate garb until now. Traxedos are tracksuits that, you guessed it, look like a tuxedo. Silly? Yes. Only worn by dorks and tools? Most likely. But hey, don't let that stop you. You'll definitely turn heads when people see you in one of these suits. The Traxedo comes [...]

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experts-exchange-1

A commenter on Reddit once said, "I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers." I think this is a pretty hilarious way to describe how we tend to take [...]

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amazon-echo-order-1

After we had our Amazon Echo for a little while, my partner decided that in addition to being able to add items to our shopping list using the Echo, it would be nice to tell the device to order them. "Just wait," I said. "Amazon is in the business of selling things. Sooner or later, [...]

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