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TINE tags review

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TINE tags (pronounced as "tiny") are peel and stick scannable smart stickers that let you add video, audio or a photo to an object. Examples of usage would be to put a sticker in a book that will play an audio file of you reading the book, or a sticker on a birthday card that [...]

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augment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=0MfehSNDmeA AR (Augmented Reality) is finally taking off in a big way since the uber-popular Pokémon Go game made its debut a few weeks ago. AR is definitely a cool way to make games more fun, but there's more to it than that. Augment, a company based in New York City, Orlando and Paris is [...]

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astropad

Early last year we told you about Astropad, the software that turns your iPad into a drawing tablet for your Mac and Adobe Photoshop. Now they have released Astropad 2.0 that supports the iPad Pro and Pencil. Astropad 2.0 offers improved performance and features that elevate the drawing experience to the level that some artists [...]

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joan-digital-doorlabel

Meet Joan, she's your digital room assistant. The Joan Meeting Room Assistant is actually a digital door label that uses e-paper (like the Amazon Kindle ereader) to post room reservation info outside an office meeting room. Joan links with your calendar so you when you schedule a meeting in a certain room Joan will display [...]

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ibrush365

I must have missed the memo that we are only supposed to brush our teeth in a downward motion from the gum to the tooth and not constantly brush up and down, left to right. Brushing the way that I've been doing can contribute to receding gums and inefficient cleaning of plaque and other gunk... [...]

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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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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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