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Chumby Hacker Board makes widget gadget more mod-friendly

Chumby Hacker Board makes widget gadget more mod-friendly

When it comes to hacking, chumby has always had a magnanimous attitude towards opening up its widget-based information displays and adding new functionality, in fact they even encourage it.  Now the gates to hack-heaven are open even wider, with the launch of the Chumby Hacker Board: basically the guts of a regular chumby One that has been tweaked to make it more useful for developers.  That includes boosted connectivity and a composite video output.

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SixthSense Equipped GPS Navigation Pendant Will Help You Through Airports

SixthSense Equipped GPS Navigation Pendant Will Help You Through Airports

Navigation units aren't meant for just the car or hikers anymore. As we've seen in other design concepts in the past, putting the units on your body, and helping you along right on the street level is becoming a hot trend lately. This time around, we've got a new design from a senior at Western Washington University, in Bellevue, Washington, working towards his B.S. in Industrial Design (with a minor in Sustainable Design). His name is Benjamin Peterson, and he's bringing a lot of technology into a small pendant meant to hang in front of your chest.

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Cellphone Dryer Box from Japan Will Dry Your Cellphone, Perhaps Save it From Doom

Cellphone Dryer Box from Japan Will Dry Your Cellphone, Perhaps Save it From Doom

You probably own a cellphone. You may have even managed to drop it in some water of some kind; or, in any way shape or form, managed to get some moisture and your precious gadget way too close for comfort. Considering how many water hazards there are in every day life, there'd be no surprise if anyone managed to lose a device here and there. But, fear not! Thanks to some Japanese folks across the pond, there are dryer boxes popping up in local shops throughout Tokyo, which can (up to a point) save your moist device.

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Five gadgets that changed the world for me

Five gadgets that changed the world for me

From time to time I like to think about the idea of disconnecting from the digital world for an extended period and what I'd miss as a result. In the end, I came up with five gadgets that changed the world for me, products the descendents of which I'd rather not be without on a regular basis. What's interesting is that for me, the PC didn't make the list. Perhaps it’s an uber-gadget that just goes without saying or it's just not that important to me personally anymore.

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Geek clock proves you’re too dumb to tell time

Geek clock proves you’re too dumb to tell time

I can remember when my son was trying to learn to tell time. The first time he stared at a clock I bet he felt like I do right now looking at this Geek Clock. I have come to the realization that I am too dumb to tell time, at least on this thing. Thank all that is geeky and good my iPhone has a digital clock and I have a sundial in the garden out back.

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Philips DirectLife Activity monitor turns exercise into something a geek can understand

Philips DirectLife Activity monitor turns exercise into something a geek can understand

As a professional geek, I spend most days of the week staring at my computer in an attempt to will status bars to move faster so I can get on with my work. I hope one day to be able to speed them up with the power of my mind, sort of like George Clooney kills those goats in that new movie trailer. With so much time spent looking at status bars, they are familiar to me. If you are like me and need a status bar to tell you if you're doing well and how close to finished with your task you actually are, Philips has the perfect exercise device for you.

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