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Modded iPhone may be able to track oxygen, sodium and glucose in the blood

Modded iPhone may be able to track oxygen, sodium and glucose in the blood

A team of medical researchers is working on a really cool way for people that need to track certain vital statistics about their body. They are working on a system that uses an iPhone to monitor things like the sodium in the blood, blood glucose, or the amount of oxygen in their blood. The modified iPhone would work in conjunction with a nanosensor "tattoo" on the person's skin.

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Gerber’s new Steady multitool has a tabletop tripod inside

Gerber’s new Steady multitool has a tabletop tripod inside

I have seen a bunch of Gerber multitools over the years and I have even owned a few of them. I tend to lose them though. Everyone has a digital camera today and a bunch of people carry those little digital cams with them everywhere and a tripod would come in handy in many instances. The Gerber multitool has a new feature in some of the latest versions.

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Jawbone UP tracks movement & sleep for healthier living

Jawbone UP tracks movement & sleep for healthier living

Jawbone may be best known for its Bluetooth headsets - SlashGear still has a soft-spot for the ERA we reviewed back in January - but the company is looking to branch out into other personal wireless electronics. The Jawbone UP is the first of what's promised to be a range of healthy-living gadgets, a wrist-worn sensor bracelet that can track movement and sleep patterns, conspiring with an app to push you in a generally more wholesome direction.

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LG VR6172LVM robot vacuum cleaner will diagnose itself and tell you what to fix

LG VR6172LVM robot vacuum cleaner will diagnose itself and tell you what to fix

Robot vacuum cleaners are very cool little devices that have been around for a long time now. The Roomba was my first experience with one of these things and it worked surprisingly well. There are all sorts of robot vacuums now from different companies. The most recent offering we took a hands on look at was the Neato XV-15 vacuum. Chris found the little vacuum expensive, but a solid choice if you want a robot vacuum.

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Neato XV-15 Robot Vacuum Review

Neato XV-15 Robot Vacuum Review

Lay down your Dyson, unplug your Hoover and send Henry to the knackers' yard. Fresh from showing how much it sucks in the US, Neato's XV-15 robotic vacuum cleaner is on its way to Europe to assassinate dust bunnies there, too. Meaner looking than a Roomba, according to Neato the XV-15 is cleverer than its rivals too, fighting dirt not only with suction but with lasers. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Blacklight Trick Print Presented by Kobundo

Blacklight Trick Print Presented by Kobundo

Printing - what in the world is SlashGear talking about printing for, that's just for graphic design and artwork, right? I say thee nay! This is totally sweet and everyone's going to love it, I'm telling you! This project involves Kobundo, a group that call the following method Trick Print, it being a method of printing which combines luminous RGB ink with regular CMYK ink in a single pass. What's this mean to the lay person? It means that instead of having to lay down CMYK colors from their cartridges first, then RGB second (something noone would do anyway,) they've figured out a method for lying down two color sets at once.

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Grace Digital Audio ECO Extreme All Terrain Speaker Case Review

Grace Digital Audio ECO Extreme All Terrain Speaker Case Review

What we've got here today is an oddity indeed, a product we don't often see around these parts, one made for the crossbreed citizen of our beloved modern world, the hardcore outdoors tech nerd. Better yet, it's a piece of equipment that's made for a mountain climber, but will make your everyday sunfish catching a whole lot louder. This is the Grade Digital Audio ECO Extreme All Terrain Speaker Case - it's waterproof, it's bright blue, and it's made to make sure your handset doesn't get trashed while you're listening to Lady Gaga while you're jumping out of an airplane. Actually you probably still wouldn't be able to hear the music over the air even if you had it - but your device would be fine!

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LED Rave Gloves from EmazingLights

LED Rave Gloves from EmazingLights

EmazingLights introduces its new Rave gloves. Apparently there is a new art form called “Gloving” that is evolving around these devices. They look like ordinary cotton gloves with LEDs attached to them. Dancers can perform new moves and colorful effects with them like tutting, digits, rolls, liquid and many others. The LED implanted gloves in the picture below are named “Skittles.”

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