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freka

From the weird product files comes Freka facewear. What the heck is it? It is a face mask that filters the air for either pollution and other health reasons. Instead of wearing a generic mask that cost pennies, you can wear this "stylish" and ergonomically designed mask. Inspired by the classic styling of British tailoring, [...]

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Unsub-1a

The Gmail Android app has recently added Block email address and Unsubscribe to the list of menu overflow items. To block someone who bombards you with unnecessary emails, all you have to do is open the email, tap on the menu overflow icon (three vertical dots) located within the email next to the reply button [...]

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The seasons are changing and before you know it the holidays will be upon us.  It's a great time to reflect and think about your life.  Why not write yourself a letter that will be emailed to your future you in say... one year, 5 years or even 50 years! If you register as a [...]

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thinkgeek-peeper-1

While this may not fall into the traditional realm of gadgetry, it does coincide with another love of mine....pranking my wife! The Tapping Peeper is a motion activated figure that attaches to your window with a suction cup. While I can't speak for your loved ones, I know my wife would go running scared if [...]

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moment-candlestick

This cast iron candle holder called Moment was designed by Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland according to Dezeen. It is an amazingly simple design that uses a movable pendulum attached to an arm with a cupped extinguisher. The pendulum's needle-like tip is inserted into the side of a candle such that when the wick burns [...]

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vintage-jack-rack

There are a lot of key racks out there to help you keep track of your keys while you're at home. Many of them are fairly commonplace, so why not get something unique; something that says something about you. This Vintage Jack Rack key rack looks like an amplifier with four audio inputs and comes [...]

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iconaircraft-5

The ICON A5 is a brilliantly engineered new airplane for those who would love to learn to fly and own their own plane but thought that it was beyond reach. This is an amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) that can land on water as well as a normal runway. The design features of this marvel [...]

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google-onhub-1

A Wi-Fi router is our gateway to the information superhighway. Once connected, Google tends to be our first stop. According to them, "we count on Wi-Fi more than ever to be entertained, productive, and stay connected, we’re streaming and sharing in new ways our old routers were never built to handle." With that in mind, [...]

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deckopedia

Deckopedia card decks help satisfy the needs of curious, but busy, people using a unique, handheld format. Created by former world-class snowboarding champion turned entrepreneur Caroline Chabert Graeff, Deckopedia offers an easy-to-digest way for time-crunched people to learn in-demand topics, such as tackling a raw food diet, traveling to must-see destinations, or ways to go [...]

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alphabet-google-1

In what must be the most shocking tech news in recent history, Google announced it will no longer be known as Google...sort of. On Monday, Larry Page, Google CEO, announced he and Sergey Brin, Google Co-founder, will be launching a new company called Alphabet Inc. What exactly is the purpose of this new company? Well, [...]

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I remember using a magnifying glass as a kid to burn leaves or bugs or my brothers leg, but never did it occur to me that it could be used for art. FEBO is a crowdfunded project that has far exceeded its goal thus far.  The unique glass on top will harness the suns rays [...]

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sxsw

Early registration for the 30th annual SXSW Conferences & Festivals opens on Monday, August 3, 2015. The trio of conferences, which takes place March 11-20, 2016, in Austin, TX, offer nine days packed full of showcases, screenings, panel sessions, exhibitions, workshops, networking events, mentor sessions, and more. SXSW 2016 includes SXSW Music, SXSW Film, and [...]

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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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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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