Miscellaneous

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Mighty Marquees are small affordable backlit displays that you can customize with different graphics or your own artwork. They feature a 9x3x2 inch light box that is powered by USB. Either plug in to a USB AC adapter or use with a USB backup battery for maximum portability. Inside the box are 15 super-bright LED [...]

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Gear Gripz review

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Incredibly smooth finishes on whisper-thin slabs of slick metal and glass. Gravity. Hard landing surfaces. Does this combination sound familiar? Of course it does - it's our Gadgeteer shared nightmare of dropping a piece of tech and seeing it shatter to the ground in slow motion as we're diving to the rescue. We could always [...]

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nerdwax

I've been wearing glasses since I was in third grade. The only thing that I don't like about my glasses is that they slide down my nose. I have no idea how many times a day I push them back up, but I'm sure it's a lot, especially when I'm outside in hot weather or [...]

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PatchPALS review

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Velcro®-backed patches have become very popular in some circles, especially within military and related communities where they are often called "morale" patches. Additionally, clothing, backpacks and other soft goods designed for military, police or similar occupations include strips of webbing that can be used as modular attachment points for the customized addition of pouches and other accessories. [...]

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wintercroft-dragon1

I spied this awesome Halloween (or festival) mask on the Make: website. Wintercroft sells all kinds of mask templates (the above is the Dragon Mask V1) and instructions that are immediately available as PDF files after your purchase. All you have to do is print the templates out on paper, adhere them to the cardstock, cut [...]

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boeing-microlattice

Boeing is considering using metallic microlattice in future airplanes and yes, it is balanced on top of the head of a dandelion. It's "approximately one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam" (from HRL Laboratories) - that's how lightweight this new material is. It is described as an "ordered network of interconnected hollow struts made from a [...]

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openrov-1

Before I pursued a degree in entomology, I first considered marine biology. I've always marveled at the unusual life forms out there, many of which exist in the ocean and many are in places most of us don't have access to. The company OpenROV has sold personal underwater robot kits for those like me who [...]

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This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Panasonic eneloop to write about their contest. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, eneloop (a rechargeable battery product line from Panasonic Energy Corporation of America) is holding a Sweepstakes titled the “10 for 10 Tenth Anniversary Giveaway” [...]

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nfc-2-3

The NFC Ring is back with a new Kickstarter campaign, an updated look and improved tech under the hood... or I guess I should say under the band since it's a ring. Smartphones are cool and smart watches may be fun, but a smart ring is the ultimate in geek gear. Let's check out what's [...]

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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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