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DVDO Mobile HD travel kit charges gadgets and shoots HD video to TVs and more

DVDO Mobile HD travel kit charges gadgets and shoots HD video to TVs and more

If you travel a lot and need a portable charger that you can take with you to keep your gear juiced up and you also like to stream media from your phone to a larger screen, check this out. A company called DVDO has a new product that has debuted that is an all-in-one MHL-HDMI adapter and multi-charger for gadgets. The adapter has wired HD connectivity with a HDMI output.

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Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ system breaks cover

Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ system breaks cover

We have talked about a lot of DJ gear around here over the months. One of the last DJ systems we talked about was the Pioneer DDJ controllers for the Traktor software. I didn’t realize that Traktor also made its own DJ gear. Traktor has unveiled the new Kontrol S2 DJ controller that has a 2+1 setup with sample decks and mixing controls along with effect features.

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New cinema glasses breakthrough will let the deaf watch films with no subtitles

New cinema glasses breakthrough will let the deaf watch films with no subtitles

Those of us that can hear don't understand what it's like to not be able to hear at all or not be able to hear well. My grandfather used to have to turn the TV up as loud as it would go to hear what was being said. The rest of us couldn’t be in the same room when he watched. Many shows on TV today can be subtitled if the viewer needs, but few movies in the theater are subtitled.

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URWERK UR-1001 pocket watch may be the coolest watch ever

URWERK UR-1001 pocket watch may be the coolest watch ever

I am not a watch guy; I leave that to Vince and Ewdi. I can say that the coolest watch I have seen in a long, long time has surfaced from URWERK and it's called the UR-1001 Zeit Device. This is a pocket watch, not a watch that you wear on the wrist. Just a glance at the face and you can tell that the watch is insanely complex on the inside with a mechanical movement that times way more than just hours, minutes, seconds, and months.

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Toshiba debuts new Smarbo robot vacuum to battle Roomba

Toshiba debuts new Smarbo robot vacuum to battle Roomba

Vacuuming really sucks. It's no fun and I think if most of us could find a way to get out of vacuuming the floors at home we would. There are a few robot vacuums on the market already with Roomba being the most common. Toshiba has announced a new robot vacuum for Japan called the Smarbo and it's aimed at home users. The robot has some interesting features and one of the coolest is that it has two CPUs.

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Qmadix unveils dry-foam gadget cleaning kit

Qmadix unveils dry-foam gadget cleaning kit

My kids love to use my gadgets. That means that my iPad typically has some sort of smear, sticky fingerprints, or other stuff on the screen. I have several cleaning kits around here to get the gunk off the screen but they often involve spraying a liquid on the screen to get the goo off. I have never liked the idea of spraying the screen since I fear the liquid getting inside the iPad and ruining things.

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Thrustmaster debuts gated TH8 RS shifter for T500 RS PS3 racing wheel

Thrustmaster debuts gated TH8 RS shifter for T500 RS PS3 racing wheel

Racing wheels are fantastic for racing games like Gran Turismo and others on the PS3 and there are a bunch of different wheels on the market. Some of the high-end wheels include a pedal assembly with a clutch so you can get that extra realism by banging through the gears if you want. Thrustmaster launched its cool T500 RS racing wheel a while back for the PS3 console and it was great except it had no shifter.

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.NET Gadgeteer looks to draw tinkering geeks away from Arduino

.NET Gadgeteer looks to draw tinkering geeks away from Arduino

I have talked a bunch about some of the cool DIY stuff that I have seen around the web that geeks use Arduino to build. My favorite DIY stuff that people build using Arduino are robots like the Android mascot I mentioned a few weeks back. Microsoft Research has unveiled a new project that was created by the Sensors and Devices team called .NET Gadgeteer. The project was started after some of the folks inside the research area started looking for a faster way to come up with new products.

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Power Up puts electric motor on paper airplanes

Power Up puts electric motor on paper airplanes

I used to build paper airplanes a lot as a kid. I once tried to graft one of the rubber band propellers from those little balsa wood planes you could get at the store onto the paper planes with no success. I was never able to get the balance right and the planes always crashed. A cool new gadget called Power Up has broken cover that will give you an electric engine for your paper airplanes.

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Boss Micro BR BR-80 digital recorder lets you record your music at home with high quality

Boss Micro BR BR-80 digital recorder lets you record your music at home with high quality

If you are a musician that wants to be able to record your solo play or your entire band in the garage getting a high quality recording to share with friends and others is probably important to you. You can't just whip out your old tape recorder and expect good results. Boss has a new recorder that will put your tracks down in digital format so they are easy to share and promises superb recording quality.

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