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NextDesk Velo allows you to exercise while you work

NextDesk Velo allows you to exercise while you work

Standing desks have been around for a long time with the idea that allowing workers to stand up and work might be the perfect way to get people more active and comfortable during long days. One of the best-known standing desk companies is NextDesk and it has rolled out a new device designed to allow users to exercise while they work.

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Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe has laces that tighten themselves

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoe has laces that tighten themselves

There was a bunch of memorable stuff in the "Back to the Future" movie franchise. The Flux Capacitor was one of the coolest, but the stuff that I wanted the most was the hoverboard and the self-lacing Nike shoes. We still don’t get to go back in time when we hit 88mph or float around on hoverboards, but starting November 28, we can get a version of McFly's self-lacing shoes called the HyperAdapt 1.0.

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Netatmo smart radiator valve aims to save energy this winter

Netatmo smart radiator valve aims to save energy this winter

Some places in the world are hot during the summer and spend huge amounts of money to cool homes while others get cheap utility bills in the summer and spend boatloads trying to heat their homes in the winter. With winter almost here, if you are in an area that has traditionally high costs for heating during cold months, and you have radiators in your home for heating the Netatmo radiator valve wants to save you some money this winter. Netatmo claims that it can save you up to 37% on energy consumption, which equates directly into money saved on your bill.

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Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum sucks, but in a good way

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum sucks, but in a good way

Xiaomi is mostly about smartphones and tablets, but that isn't all the company has up its sleeve with the unveiling of a new robot vacuum cleaner. The device is called the Mi Robot Vacuum and it has lots of cool tech inside that will allow you to get clean floors without any effort. The device has LDS intelligent path planning, ultra-high 1800Pa air pressure suction, smartphone controls, and real time cleaning status.

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M3D Pro 3D printer can print up to 7.5-inches tall

M3D Pro 3D printer can print up to 7.5-inches tall

Typically, the less costly 3D printers aimed at consumers can only build smaller objects and they typically need to be tethered to a computer full time. A new 3D printer has landed on Kickstarter and has already blown its $100,000 goal out of the water by raising over $377,000 with 33 days to go on the project.

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Shoka Bell helps bicyclists navigate and secure their bikes

Shoka Bell helps bicyclists navigate and secure their bikes

A new device has landed on Kickstarter that aims directly at the bicyclists out there that use a bicycle to get around. The device is called the Shoka Bell and it can work like a bike bell only instead of little dings and rings, it uses an app to provide different ringtones to alert cars and pedestrians that you are there. The device can also help you navigate around unfamiliar areas.

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Moog brings the iconic Minimoog Model D back to production

Moog brings the iconic Minimoog Model D back to production

One of the most iconic instruments in electronic music, the Moog Minimoog Model D, has been reborn, with production starting up again after more than three decades. Its squelchy, distinctive sounds called upon in tracks by legendary musicians such as Bob Marley, Keith Emerson, Kraftwerk, Dr. Dre, and more, the analog synthesizer was the first to break free of the music studio and be packaged for portable use.

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4Moms Moxie stroller keeps your smartphone charged

4Moms Moxie stroller keeps your smartphone charged

New moms and dads take lots of pictures. Just check your Facebook or Instagram for anyone you know with a baby if you need proof. With all the snaps of baby and selfies that moms and dads take, it can be hard to keep your phone charged while out for a walk with your little. This is where the 4moms Moxie stroller comes in. It looks like one of those old-fashioned prams, but it has some cool power-generating tech inside.

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This is the Cozmo SDK: I think it’ll do for robots what iOS did for apps

This is the Cozmo SDK: I think it’ll do for robots what iOS did for apps

Robots with personality aren't new, but Anki's Cozmo has broader goals than just entertainment: it wants to bring advanced coding techniques to the mass market. Announced last month, Cozmo - a palm-sized robot that uses your smartphone for a brain - may look like a toy but its companion SDK is arguably just as ambitious as that of iOS or Android.

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Furby Connect smart toy fixes original’s most annoying feature

Furby Connect smart toy fixes original’s most annoying feature

It was inevitable, really: after a sudden rush of smart toys, the annoying furry gizmo that arguably started it all is back with a cloud-enabled version. Furby Connect takes Hasbro's original bleating, chirping toy and throws a Bluetooth radio inside, allowing it to pair with a smartphone and be updated over time with new games and features.

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Chime wants to be the Keurig of chai tea: Hands-on

Chime wants to be the Keurig of chai tea: Hands-on

Chai tea is a complicated thing, and startup Chime wants to give it the same geek upgrade coffee has seen over the past five years. Though you wouldn't necessarily know it to drink the syrupy Starbucks beverage claiming to be a chai latte, a proper cup of chai tea takes some serious effort to prepare: Chime is promising to address all that, with the convenience of a Keurig but the authenticity of a hand-made drink.

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Disney Research team uses electromagnetic signals to identify gadgets

Disney Research team uses electromagnetic signals to identify gadgets

Disney researchers have created a system for identifying different gadgets based on radio frequency emission (“system noise”); the system is precise enough that it can tell apart two visually identical items. Called EM-ID, the name references electromagnetic signals produced by smartphones, laptops, and similar electronic devices; the identification process is also able to tell the difference between classes of items, such as distinguishing power tools from computers.

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