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Google made a Star Trek Communicator, but you’ll never own one

Google made a Star Trek Communicator, but you’ll never own one

How many times have you been watching a sci-fi series or movie, and thought “I really wish that piece of tech existed”? We've all done that. But how many of us have actually gone on to create one of those gadgets, just to see if it would be useful? Google's Amit Singhal did exactly that.

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Domino’s channels Amazon with its ‘Easy Order’ pizza button

Domino’s channels Amazon with its ‘Easy Order’ pizza button

Amazon's one-touch Dash Buttons have turned out to be quite a hit, letting Prime members quickly order common household items with the press of a Bluetooth connected physical button. But now, Domino's has stepped in and improved the concept, marrying it with the greatest thing ever: pizza delivery. The pizza chain has just announced its own "Easy Order" button, complete with a cute little cardboard delivery box, that lets users order their favorite pie for delivery with just one press.

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Phazon wireless earbuds are one-size fits all and water-resistant

Phazon wireless earbuds are one-size fits all and water-resistant

There are a lot of challenges when it comes to picking the right set of earbuds. Many people just buy the set that looks good and hope they won't fall out of the ears when they are exercising and that they will fit well. A new set of earbuds called Phazon has debuted and they claim to be the world's first one-size fits all earbuds.

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TrackR Atlas maps your home, tracks your items

TrackR Atlas maps your home, tracks your items

Using a set of Bluetooth tracking devices and your phone, the TrackR Atlas system keeps aims to keep your most important belongings from getting lost. This is what the Internet of Things is all about. The folks at TrackR have created Bluetooth tags in the past, but now - with the TrackR Atlas, you'll be able to keep track of a large number of items at once with a relatively simple app and a plug. TrackR Atlas plugs into your wall power socket and takes up just one space - tiny and neat.

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Elgato Avea Flare is a wirelessly charged 8-hour mood lamp

Elgato Avea Flare is a wirelessly charged 8-hour mood lamp

This week the folks at Elgato have revealed a torch - a medium-sized lamp that shines light in all directions and stays powered up wirelessly for 8-hours at a time. This lamp also connects to your smartphone, allowing you to change its color with Elgato's own unique app. This (along with the Avea Bulb and Eve, revealed earlier this year) ushers in a new sort of age for Elgato (in the public's eye, anyway) where they go from video processing hardware and software to a much wider collection of app-powered lifestyle accessories.

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Bluetooth range to quadruple in 2016 as IoT war escalates

Bluetooth range to quadruple in 2016 as IoT war escalates

Bluetooth is set to get faster and deliver whole-home range, without a hit on battery life, as the race to own interconnects in the IoT gets fiercer. The Bluetooth Smart roadmap for 2016 has been previewed today by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), and if your preconception of the wireless connection is of short-range links between your phone and a wireless headset, it might be time to reconsider.

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Revols Bluetooth earphones promise a custom fit for every ear

Revols Bluetooth earphones promise a custom fit for every ear

Many say that no one size fits all, and yet when it comes to earphones that is exactly what happens. Our ears, however, are as unique as our fingerprints (CSI anyone?), making generic shaped earbuds uncomfortable and unstable. What if there was a way to make your earphones conform to your unique ear? Well, now there is one. At least that's what the Revols Kickstarter is promising. And judging by how it zoomed past its funding goal in less than 7 hours, it's a promise many people are willing to invest in.

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AirBolt Smart Travel Lock has location tracking

AirBolt Smart Travel Lock has location tracking

Keeping your belongings secure when you travel is a big deal. No one wants to get where they are going only to find out that their bags are not with them or have been tampered with. A new travel lock called AirBolt has hit Kickstarter and has some very nice features that travelers will appreciate.

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Tesla key fob FCC filing hints at location finding

Tesla key fob FCC filing hints at location finding

A new FCC filing for a Tesla key fob has been discovered, offering hints of an updated model with new features. While the existing version uses a 315MHz signal, the new one was detailed to support Bluetooth Low Energy, something that may offer connections to smartphones or be used for data exchange. Fortunately the fob still comes in a cool shape, looking like a mini Model S.

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Nixeus ARC 4.0 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

Nixeus ARC 4.0 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

Music, as with most gadgets and entertainment in one’s life, has become portable, with powerful speakers about the size of soda cans filling the market. They pack a battery, allowing them to run for hours without a wired tether; they connect to your phone or tablet over Bluetooth, eliminating the other wired tether. Many even function as a speakerphone, allowing one to take a call seamlessly, then return to their music. All these things are true of the Nixeus ARC 4.0, a wireless speaker we recently took for a spin.

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Microbot Push automates the push of a button

Microbot Push automates the push of a button

When it comes to home automation, there are a number of routes you can take to automate the things around your home. You can get things like lamp controllers that will turn you lamps on and off and there are wirelessly controllable light switches for the wall. If you don't want to replace the light switches or have other things with buttons that you want to automate the Microbot Push will do the trick.

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Libratone Zipp and Zipp mini speakers have WiFi and Bluetooth

Libratone Zipp and Zipp mini speakers have WiFi and Bluetooth

Libratone has unveiled a new line of wireless speakers that are designed to make it easy to get a compact speaker that provides good sound into any room for your home. The new speakers are called the Zipp and Zipp Mini. Both of the speakers feature SoundSpaces capability and both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

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