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iSpO2 turns the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a medical instrument

iSpO2 turns the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a medical instrument

There are huge number of people in the United States and around the world who have medical conditions that make it difficult for their body to extract oxygen from the air we all breathe. For these people it's often critical for their health to be able to accurately track how much oxygen is in their blood at any given time. This tracking of oxygen is typically done with a small instrument called a pulse oximeter.

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Thanko USB hairbrush automatically mists your hair with water

Thanko USB hairbrush automatically mists your hair with water

Bizarre Japanese gadget company Thanko never ceases to impress and befuddle with its new gadgets. One thing most of the stuff this company offers has in common is the fact that the products plug into a USB port on your computer to charge or operate. In the past, we've seen but warmers and all kinds of bizarre USB gadgets.

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Misfit Shine is an all metal activity tracker for those looking to get fit

Misfit Shine is an all metal activity tracker for those looking to get fit

We've seen plenty of activity trackers over the last year or so that are designed specifically to interface with smartphones and other devices. Some of the more interesting of these activity trackers that we've seen comes from Fitbit. A new competitor in the market is on indiegogo right now and has eclipsed its funding goal in short order.

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Walmart workers who threw around iPads get fired

Walmart workers who threw around iPads get fired

I've often suspected that the UPS many who delivers to my home actually kicks things to my front door. I never really thought that people who work in the back room at Walmart would be harder on packages then the UPS man, but it appears to be accurate in some cases. A video was posted to Reddit by user going by the name SenorPierre showing some rough treatment of Apple gadgets.

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The Gadget Hound is perfect for people who lose stuff

The Gadget Hound is perfect for people who lose stuff

The system consists of a handheld transmitter and tiny receivers that look like something out of a 60s spy movie. The little receivers are about the size of a quarter and are black. To use the system you stick one of the little receivers to whatever it is you tend to lose be it a smartphone, your keys, or your glasses.

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Philips hue iPad-controlled LED lightbulbs hands-on

Philips hue iPad-controlled LED lightbulbs hands-on

Colored LED lighting that could be remotely controlled used to take professional installation and thousands of dollars; now, Philips' new hue system makes it as easy as screwing in a bulb. On sale on Tuesday - initially exclusively through Apple Stores - the hue bulbs screw into a regular ES fitting and are remotely controlled from iOS or Android apps over a ZigBee connection, either locally around the home or (handy if you've left the lights on while you're on holiday) anywhere with an internet connection. They're hardly a cheap replacement to a standard incandescent bulb, though, so we spent some time with Philips to find out why hue is special, and how the system could actually make us happier or more productive.

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Emirates airlines allows passengers to use mobile phones in-flight

Emirates airlines allows passengers to use mobile phones in-flight

Flying on a commercial airline can be a very annoying proposition. If you're like me and always seem to get stuck in the middle seat between two people who should have purchased a pair of seats each, a flight can be a nightmare. I can only imagine how annoying it would be if those two people were chatting away on their mobile phones during the entire flight.

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Agama robotic vacuum cleaners suck in a good way

Agama robotic vacuum cleaners suck in a good way

Robotic vacuum cleaners are nothing new; they've been on the market for a long time now. Most robotic vacuums look the same with a round shape that creeps around your house to vacuum the carpets without you having to bother. A company called Agama has announced two new robotic vacuum cleaners that will help you keep your home spotless and clean. The robotic vacuums include the RC530A and RC330A.

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Brain controlled kitty tail for humans is called Shippo

Brain controlled kitty tail for humans is called Shippo

It seems there's no shortage of strange gadgets coming out of Japan. I guess we can thank the Pokémon craze for the rash of wearable faux animal parts for humans. In the past, we've seen some rather odd necomimi robotic cat ears that would move based on your mood.

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Keurig Vue V1200 coffee brewer uses RFID technology

Keurig Vue V1200 coffee brewer uses RFID technology

I wager most of the offices out there have normal coffee makers where you put in a paper filter, water, and ground-up coffee to get a full pot. Some offices have fancier coffee machines that brew single cups of fancy hot drinks. Some of the coolest single cup makers are made by company called Keurig.

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Berg Little Printer teases Instagram-esque photo tweak

Berg Little Printer teases Instagram-esque photo tweak

Berg's whimsical Little Printer has been hacked to support photos, though the new direct messaging feature won't be present in the first generation of the unusual desktop gizmo. Part of a side-project by a member of the Berg team, the app update adds a camera feature to the currently text-only smartphone software, allowing users to append a photo to their wirelessly-beamed message.

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Doctor Who sonic screwdriver toothbrush prevents time traveling gingivitis

Doctor Who sonic screwdriver toothbrush prevents time traveling gingivitis

I know a lot of people who really like Doctor Who. I've tried watching the show on more than a few occasions. I just can't do it. The show is too cheesy for me. I know that is sort of the point of the franchise. If you're a huge fan of Doctor Who, we have the perfect toothbrush for you.

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