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Hiku takes on Amazon Dash Button with help from Walmart, Peapod

Hiku takes on Amazon Dash Button with help from Walmart, Peapod

A few months ago, Amazon revealed that what was thought to be a late April Fool's joke was actually a real product. While the Dash Button may have some merits, offering some degree of convenience or laziness, it was practically wasteful and limited. It seems, however, that idea caught someone else's imagination. Hiku Labs has just announced its second gen hiku shopping button, or sphere if you wish, that helps you remember your shopping list and even buys them for you thanks to Walmart Online Grocery and Peapod.

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Bud-E Fridge Review

Bud-E Fridge Review

Over the past few weeks we've been using the Bud-E Fridge, and it's quickly become our favorite non-traditional smart device ever. While we're not generally in the business of reviewing devices that are made solely for keeping food fresh, in the Bud-E Fridge we've found an appliance that's as entertaining to use as it is helpful. While we've used tiny, dorm-friendly fridges before, this machine takes the art to a whole new level. One with can sensors and blinking lights.

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Cole Haan, Mountain Hardwear team up on ZerøGrand urban wear

Cole Haan, Mountain Hardwear team up on ZerøGrand urban wear

Just because you live in the city doesn't mean you won't need the same type of protection that mountain climbers use to shield themselves from harm, especially from the elements. That is the line of thinking that has brought together lifestyle footwear and accessories maker Cole Haan and performance apparel brand Mountain Hardwear. The two have come up with the ZerøGrand Outwear collection that applies proven mountaineering materials and technologies to fashionable yet also extremely rugged apparel and accessories for the modern day urban explorer.

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Jet Capsule boat has underwater cameras and a toilet

Jet Capsule boat has underwater cameras and a toilet

Wealthy boaters looking for a cool pleasure craft or water taxi that will keep them comfortably out of the elements might want to check out the $150,000 Jet Capsule. The boat was unveiled back in 2013 as a prototype and will launch to the public next year. The production version keeps the somewhat strange pod-like proportions of the prototype.

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Glass-bottomed bridge in China is 600-feet in the air

Glass-bottomed bridge in China is 600-feet in the air

A new tourist attraction opened in Shiniuzhai Geopark in Hunan central China this week. It’s said to be the longest glass bottom bridge in the world at 984 feet long and it is 590 feet over the canyon beneath it. The bridge was previously a wooden bottom bridge that was updated with glass to terrify visitors.

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Keurig Kold makes soda, not coffee, from capsules

Keurig Kold makes soda, not coffee, from capsules

Geeks rejoice! Not only do you now have a way to enjoy flavorful caffeine beverages packed in tiny capsules of bliss, you can also replicate that feeling with your favorite fizzy drinks. Yes, Keurig, the coffee brewing brand that made such home machines a household name, is doing the same for carbonated beverages. Partnering with Coca-Cola, it is putting out the Keurig Kold system, a soda dispensing machine that promises to be safer than other machines that also dispense carbonated liquids of sugar and happiness.

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Saent smart device aims to make you more productive at the office

Saent smart device aims to make you more productive at the office

A new smart device called the Saent has landed on Indiegogo. It’s designed to help you be more focused and get more done while you are at work. Pressing the Saent buttons starts a focused work session blocking out distractions and it claims to help you build work rhythm and build better work habits.

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Wacom Bamboo Spark turns ink on paper into digital notes

Wacom Bamboo Spark turns ink on paper into digital notes

Wacom has just announced the Bamboo Spark, a pen and notepad solution that turns handwritten notes into digital files. Users that prefer a physical writing experience on real paper can take notes or doodle just like they're used to, but don't need to worry about keeping and organizing the paper afterwords. Bamboo Spark features a real ink pen that communicates with a "smart folio" with an Electro-Magnetic Resonance board, tracking pen strokes and sending them to an iOS or Android device via Bluetooth.

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Narrative Clip 2 wearable camera now life-logs with video

Narrative Clip 2 wearable camera now life-logs with video

Narrative isn't quite ready to ship the Clip 2, its second-generation wearable camera, but the life-logger is already getting a pre-release upgrade. The clip-on will now support video and audio recording, Narrative has announced today, in addition to firing off a still image every thirty seconds to build a record of your days.

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Starbucks going retro with “table sharing signs”

Starbucks going retro with “table sharing signs”

Starbucks latest innovation isn't a new way to charge your phone, nor a way to wirelessly pay for your drink. It's a set of hand-written place cards made to encourage the sharing of seats. At a Starbucks in Ohio, signs have been hung and users have been encouraged to socialize with one another with "old fashioned face-to-face interaction." No word yet on whether or not this means Starbucks will encourage selfie sharing each time a successful interaction has been made (end sarcasm).

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McDonald’s all-day breakfasts approved, Twitter reacts with gifs galore

McDonald’s all-day breakfasts approved, Twitter reacts with gifs galore

McDonald's franchisees have voted to make all-day breakfast menus a reality at a select number of restaurant locations throughout the United States. The first wave of updates to McDonald's breakfast menu offerings will begin at 14,300 US-based restaurants starting on the 6th of October. After that, the whole world may be able to stomp out the tyranny of having to arrive at McDonald's before 11AM to receive the deliciousness of breakfast-like foods.

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Livescribe Echo smartpen 8GB Pro Edition stores up to 800 hours

Livescribe Echo smartpen 8GB Pro Edition stores up to 800 hours

Livescribe smartpens have been around for a long time now and they all do the same thing, record your notes digitally and record audio synced with your notes. Livescribe pens are used widely by students and business pros who need to take lots of notes at meetings or seminars. Livescribe has unveiled its Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition that is on sale now for $199.99.

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