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O6 rotary controller frees your eyes, lets your fingers do the work

O6 rotary controller frees your eyes, lets your fingers do the work

While we spend a lot of time on our smartphones, a good majority of the actions we do usually require no more than a few seconds of tapping. Those, however, require us to look at the screen, even for a short while, which can sometimes be dangerous. Voice control tries to mitigate that, but not all actions, or voices for that matter, can be accommodated. That is why Fingertips Lab, a company formed by former GM Innovation head P.K. Mishra, is introducing O6 ("oh-six"), a wireless rotary controller that lets your fingers do the talking, leaving your eyes free from distraction and keeping you out of danger.

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Amazon ditches price drop refund policy for most products

Amazon ditches price drop refund policy for most products

There are a handful of cool features and customer focused policies at Amazon that have made the company what it is today. One of those policies has always been refunding customers the difference if a product they purchased gets cheaper after they pull the trigger. All a customer had to do was call customer service and let them know the price had been reduced and a refund was granted.

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Climber scales 140m building using suction from an LG vacuum cleaner

Climber scales 140m building using suction from an LG vacuum cleaner

LG pulled off a strange, but very cool marketing stunt recently that had a famous rock climber called Sierra Blair-Coyle. Blair-Coyle was the winner of the 2015 US Extreme Rock Climbing contest and rather than climbing rocks this time, she scaled the outside of a glass skyscraper using suction created from a pair of LG Code Zero K94SGN vacuums.

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Hyper-Reality video: when AR goes overboard, like ads

Hyper-Reality video: when AR goes overboard, like ads

Augmented reality and virtual reality are hip and cool right now, mostly because they are relatively new to consumers and present a lot of wonderful possibilities. But like any technology, the computers and the Internet, they do come with their own set of dangers, opening them up to abuse by less than conscientious individuals. For now, given how rare and expensive these technologies are, especially augmented reality, the threat level is very, very low. But can you imagine future where synthetic reality takes over real reality? Designer Keiichi Matsuda has and his vision, narrated in the video "Hyper-Reality", is rather frightening.

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Xiaomi is unsurprisingly getting into drones too

Xiaomi is unsurprisingly getting into drones too

Is there anything Xiaomi hasn't gotten into? Short of making its own smart, self-driving car, the Chinese superstar company practically has its fingers in almost every segment in the consumer tech market, either directly or through partner manufacturers. From smartphones to smart TVs to smart air conditioning units to smart rice cookers, Xiaomi almost has it all. So when rumors and now an official teaser, show up about Xiaomi making its drone, we're not exactly shocked. Because sure, why not. Almost everyone has a drone-ish product nowadays anyway.

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Samsung’s Mirror Displays get installed in Korean salon

Samsung’s Mirror Displays get installed in Korean salon

We've seen a lot of different styles and methods people have used to create mirrors, most of them in the bathroom, that also functioned as some sort of display. Almost all of them have one thing in common however. Or two, actually. They are all DIY projects, and almost none of them are commercially available. Samsung, however, might have just taken out the excitement behind those projects. It has recently unveiled what it bills as the first public and commercial installation of its Mirror Display solution that combines both mirror and monitor into one.

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Pizza Hut sets world record for highest altitude pizza delivery

Pizza Hut sets world record for highest altitude pizza delivery

As part of its celebration for entering its 100th country, Pizza Hut has set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery on land. The pizza was delivered to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and was delivered at an altitude of 19,341 feet. General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford and a team of other employees, made the record setting delivery.

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Alexa teams up with KAYAK to help plan your next vacation

Alexa teams up with KAYAK to help plan your next vacation

Amazon's Alexa service has slowly been getting more and more new features since its launch last year. It can now control your thermostat, your lighting, and even summon your Tesla for you. And now it will help you book your travel, thanks to KAYAK.

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Keurig finally introduces recyclable K-Cups

Keurig finally introduces recyclable K-Cups

For the coffee lovers out there, Keurig may have been one of the best things to happen to the hot drink since Starbucks. The handy little pods allow you to make a single cup of Joe in the flavor of your choice, in short order. Unfortunately the pods are made from a non-recyclable plastic, which means that they continue to pile up in landfills everywhere.

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Moleskine Smart Writing Set bridges analog and digital notes

Moleskine Smart Writing Set bridges analog and digital notes

Even in this digital age, the pen is still mightier than the sword. Case in point are devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Microsoft Surface, and the Apple iPad Pro that offer styluses for both drawing and writing. For avid note takers and scribblers, however, that's still a compromise that doesn't offer the unique qualities and feeling of putting physical pen on physical paper. Moleskine, whose entire empire depends on such physical products, is presenting a compromise from the other side of the fence: a Smart Writing Set that duplicates handwritten or handdrawn work on screen.

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Florida set to get its first cupcake ATM

Florida set to get its first cupcake ATM

People that know me well know that there is only one thing I like in the world more than cake. And that's a cupcake. After all, you don't have to mess with knives, forks, or even a plate with a cupcake. You just peel that wrapper off and stuff it in your face. I suppose you could do the same with regular cake, but that's a far more messy affair. Well one company wants to make sure that you have easy access to this portable treat, without having to make them yourself, or finding an open bakery.

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Starbucks rewards program to change from visits to dollars

Starbucks rewards program to change from visits to dollars

If you frequent Starbucks for your morning (afternoon, and evening) cup of Joe, then you're no doubt familiar with the company's rewards program. It's pretty simple. Once you hit gold status, you'll get a free food or drink item after every 12 visits. For some, that can easily be one free item every week or two. But the program is changing, and that might upset some people.

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