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Ryobi garage door opener uses plug-and-play modules to do more

Ryobi garage door opener uses plug-and-play modules to do more

Typically, a garage door opener does one thing; it opens the garage door for you. Ryobi has a new garage door opener that opens the door and ads functionality to your garage via plug and play modules that can be added and removed as needed. The garage door opener can be fitted with modules that add things like carbon monoxide sensors, wireless speakers, fans, or parking assistants.

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Kuvee smart wine bottle keeps wine fresh for 30 days

Kuvee smart wine bottle keeps wine fresh for 30 days

People who like wine, but don’t drink it fast enough to keep it from going bad once opened end up pouring lots of it down the drain. A new project has hit Indiegogo that claims to keep you from having to pour out your wine, at least for a month. The Kuvee smart wine bottle claims to keep the vino fresh for 30 days letting you enjoy a glass at a time as you feel the need to self medicate.

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Off-road in-line skates have tank treads and electric motors

Off-road in-line skates have tank treads and electric motors

Anyone who has ever used in-line skates knows that they don't work that well in the dirt or grass. The wheels get caught up and you fall or you slow way down and practically have to walk through the dirt. A man called Jack Skopinski has created what he calls off-road rollerblades. Each of the off-road skates has a 350W DC motor on the back.

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Japanese Bento watch feeds you at lunchtime

Japanese Bento watch feeds you at lunchtime

The Japanese take their food seriously and they take their gadgets seriously as well. The Bento Watch may be the perfect combination of feeding a hungry appetite and the need for a cool watch on the wrist. This gadget is called the Bento Watch and when lunchtime rolls around all the wearer needs do is flip open the watch face and eat up.

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AxiDraw personal writing and drawing machine writes for you

AxiDraw personal writing and drawing machine writes for you

I can remember back when graduating high school my mom insisted that I handwrite and sign thank you notes to everyone who sent gifts. I can understand now why she did that, but at the time I thought it was some sort of punishment. I'm not a big fan of writing out anything and most folks likely use digital means to type out all their notes and messages these days.

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MobilECG business card has a working ECG display

MobilECG business card has a working ECG display

Some folks are content with the cheapest paper business cards they can get their hands on. Others want a business card that stands out and people want to keep around. The latter type of business card is the one that will be remembered. We have seen some very cool business cards in the past, including cards that are actually Lego Minifigs and augmented reality cards.

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Oral-B Genius connected toothbrush uses your smartphone camera

Oral-B Genius connected toothbrush uses your smartphone camera

Oral-B has unveiled a new toothbrush at MWC 2016 called the Oral-B Genius. This brush uses Position Detection Technology with sensors in the brush and video recognition tech that uses the camera on your smartphone. Together the sensor and smartphone camera keep an eye on areas of your teeth being brushed to help ensure no zone is missed.

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Lifeshirt looks like a shirt, but can act like a life vest

Lifeshirt looks like a shirt, but can act like a life vest

There are plenty of people who like to be around the water for relaxing or recreation who don’t want to wear a traditional life vest while they play. The vests could save your life if you fall in the water or are injured while surfing, skiing, or boating but they are bulky and often uncomfortable so people pass on them.

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Filmmaker Rob Spence has a camera for an eye

Filmmaker Rob Spence has a camera for an eye

When filmmaker Rob Spence was nine years old, he was involved in an accident that resulted in the loss of sight in one of his eyes. Recently he decided to have that damaged eyeball removed and he replaced it with a false eye that has a camera inside.

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DIY Exoskeleton can lift a Mini Cooper

DIY Exoskeleton can lift a Mini Cooper

Exoskeletons are very cool pieces of equipment that have stared in plenty of movies over the last few years form Edge of Tomorrow to Elysium. The idea behind an exoskeleton is to put a person into a powered device that gives them greater strength and endurance than they would have without it.

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OMbra and OMrun platform tracks running performance

OMbra and OMrun platform tracks running performance

OM has created a new sports bra for female runners and athletes that has the ability to track all sorts of information about athletic performance. When used in conjunction with the new OMrun paltform, the OMbra is able to track multiple aspects of running including basics like distance, cadence, pace, heart rate, and calories.

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myFC JAQ is a small fuel cell charger that slips into a purse

myFC JAQ is a small fuel cell charger that slips into a purse

Keeping your gadgets charged up and working when you are away from an outlet is a challenge. There are plenty of small battery packs out there that can do the job, but they have to be plugged in themselves. That means that you can only use them for a day or so before they need to be recharged. Fuel cell chargers are different with the ability to charge your gadgets as long as you have fuel for the cell.

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