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Last Build Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:10:12 +0000


Joto – check out this pen drawing bot

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:10:12 +0000

Digital displays can be a little cold. There’s just not a lot of warmth and personality in it. Nothing really beats a hand-written note. If your handwriting is terrible, but you have something to say, use the Joto to write it for you, the bot that draws with pen. This device draws with pen (or marker) on to a surface. You tell it [...] 183 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Internet Lemonade – in the future, everyone will know what it tastes like

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:25 +0000

A couple of weeks ago there was a viral Tumblr post in which America found out that the rest of the world doesn’t know what lemonade is. Apparently a lot of people think it’s Sprite but that’s not at all what lemonade is. I don’t know if that’s the reason why researchers figured out how to send the taste of lemonade through [...] 170 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Albert Clock – make telling time a math adventure

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:11 +0000

Reading the time off a digital clock is probably one of the simplest things to do. Provided you know how to tell time, this isn’t a difficult task. So someone decided to add math to it because every facet of our lives has to be overly complex. The Albert Clock gives you the time in equations. Instead of just giving you an easy [...] 182 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Galaxy Note 7 – Samsung is rolling out the final kill

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:58 +0000

Guys, if you’re still holding on to your Galaxy Note 7, first of all why? And secondly, you should know that Samsung is rolling out their final update to completely shut the phone down. Savor what life it is left because it’s going to the long sleep soon. Most phones have been returned to the manufacturer but some people are still [...] 153 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Poetry – find the perfect words with this app

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:52 +0000

We can all use a little culture in our life from time to time. Poets have been sharing their words of wisdom for centuries and thanks to modern technology, you can get them all in one place. Using the Poetry from the Poetry Foundation app, find the prefect words for every occasion. Need to say something heartfelt but you’ve got nothing? Check out [...] 167 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Oleo Sponge – the ocean cleaning sponge

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:40 +0000

Oil spills into bodies of water are eco-crisis that devastate not only the body of water but the surrounding land areas and wildlife. Cleanup, even when responded to quickly, takes quite some time and it takes even longer for the natural balance to return. The Oleo Sponge is a new innovation that will help clean up more oil faster. This is literally a [...] 220 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Avenza Maps – use your phone for maps, even without internet

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:05:08 +0000

Having a map in your pocket is awesome but when you’re outside of any place that gets cell coverage you may find yourself really, really lost, unless you have a physical, paper map that is. Avena Maps is the app that gives you a paper map, right on your digital device. This app is geared for people who like to go off the [...] 195 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

LugLoc Tracker – find your luggage anywhere

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:31 +0000

They’re making smart suitcases that have built in tracking but to be honest, they’re expensive and your current suitcase probably has a few more miles left on it. With the LugLoc Tracker you can add some GPS functionality to your plain old bag. This is nice because uses cellular networks instead of just Bluetooth to keep track of your belongings. There’s a sim [...] 177 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Sobro – the coffee table of the future

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:28 +0000

Coffee tables are really useful additions to living rooms for their beverage holding qualities. It’s a table, but it’s low so you can use it while on the couch, watching TV. That’s pretty good but it could be better. Maybe with a built in cooler? That’s the concept behind Sobro, the smart coffee table. This coffee table has everything. Most notably, there’s a [...] 167 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

VirZOOM Bike – the VR accessory that cuts it a little too close to an unpleasant future

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:10:34 +0000

VR is becoming a lot more common in our lives. The technology is more readily available and the platform has gotten larger, ensuring there are more options for engagement. Which is why something like the VirZOOM Bike is neat. It works with your VR system to give you a more engaging event. It’s really neat to be able to feel some movement as [...] 188 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Travel Projection Alarm – put your phone down with this handy alarm clock

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:43 +0000

Even though we all have smartphones, a good alarm clock is an invaluable treasure. After all, it’s a lot easier to “unplug” when you can plug your smartphone across the room from your bed because it’s not a needed part of your morning ritual. The Travel Projection Alarm is a cool little clock to help you break bedtime cell addiction. This clock has [...] 160 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Sitting Pocket Sweatpants – this simple change revolutionizes pockets forever

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:09 +0000

Pockets are extremely useful but what if they could be even more convenient for our modern, everyday lives? I mean, the basic design is great and all but it can be better. Betabrand has proved this with their Sitting Pocket Sweatpants, the pants that improve on the pocket. The short story here is that these are elastic waist sweatpants with the pockets sewn [...] 182 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

CPF Challenge – this app provides inclusive workouts for every body

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:59 +0000

Working out is hard. There’s sweat and muscle aches which are probably the worst. It’s even harder to get a workout going when most mainstream sources don’t take into account different levels of ability. The CPF Challenge is an apt that includes work for every body. This is part of a push for cerebral palsy awareness (which is important) but more than just [...] 172 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

ZEEQ Smart Pillow – sleep smarter with this snore busting pillow

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:47 +0000

When you think of a good pillow, what do you envision? Something that is soft (or firm depending on your comfort needs), clean and available, probably. You can add “smart” to that list with ZEEQ Smart Pillow, the only pillow that helps you combat snoring and get a good night’s sleep. This pillow has a number of features. It plays music [...] 181 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Plus Guard – ink out your sensitive information

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:24 +0000

Our personal information is printed on a lot of things. Our phone number, full name and address can be found on many documents and materials that we just toss in the trash. Some of these things can be shredded for safety but what are you supposed to do about pill bottles? The Plus Guard is the easy stamping solution to protecting your [...] 170 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Innovation strikes the elevator – high rise living will never be the same

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:35:16 +0000

As high rise living gains popularity, architectural design has gotten inventive, taking different shapes to please eclectic consumer tastes. And although elevators have been ferrying people up and down since 1854, they’ve seen little change or innovation. A newly designed elevator – Multi by ThyssenKrupp – turns what we’re used to sideways, literally. The first rope-free elevator, Multi reimagines the elevator for the 21st century. Combining linear [...] 235 words | permalink | One...

Penclic – the mouse that looks like a pen

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:16 +0000

Computer mice can be a bit clumsy. We’ve all gotten pretty used to using them for our everyday needs but it’s okay to admit it, they aren’t the most precise tools. If you don’t want to switch over to the ease of tablets, then check out the Penclic, the wireless mouse with the shape and function of a pen. This mouse is a [...] 171 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Focus Timer Reborn – step up your time management game

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:15 +0000

Finding a balance between work and not work when you’re outside of job or school can be difficult. It may seem like a good idea to work for hours nonstop but this isn’t really the best plan. We’re human, we need breaks. Focus Timer Reborn will help you get a handle on your time management. This app helps you schedule work and break [...] 170 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Nimuno Loops – the tape that turns any surface into a build space

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:13 +0000

Everyone likes LEGO (and LEGO like brands). They’re so versatile! You can add another dimension to your building frenzy with the Nimuno Loops, the toy block tape. This is a roll of tape that you can cut at different lengths and turn any surface into a block playing surface. A block party if you will. It works with LEGO or any of the [...] 168 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

My 2000 Year Old Double – do you have an ancient doppelganger?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:00:45 +0000

Today it’s possible to make art, with the use of technology that was never envisioned 20 years ago which means that it was impossible to even conceive 2000 years ago. No worries though, My 2000 Year Old Double is bridging the gap between selfies and ancient art work. We all know we have a match out there somewhere but it’s possible that we [...] 171 words | permalink | 2 comments | digg this

Clipmate USB – turn your baseball cap into a flashlight

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:00:14 +0000

Humans aren’t great at seeing in the dark. Our night vision did not evolve with our brain powers (how neat would life be if it had?) which is why we need flashlights but sometimes we don’t have hands to hold one. Because we only evolved with two of those (thumbs are pretty sweet though). Use the Clipmate USB to turn any baseball [...] 160 words | permalink | No comments | digg this