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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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"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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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