Gadgets

Here’s how Samsung and GE will bake the IoT into your kitchen

Here’s how Samsung and GE will bake the IoT into your kitchen

The Internet of Things wants to invade your kitchen, and a new breed of high-tech, high-price appliances is the gateway. Samsung has followed up its oddball Family Hub Fridge - which puts a big touchscreen tablet interface on the front of a double-door fridge-freezer - with another connected gadget for the kitchen, a WiFi-enabled range.

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Dyson’s Supersonic hairdryer blows best, but the price sucks

Dyson’s Supersonic hairdryer blows best, but the price sucks

Dyson's quest to upgrade everything that sucks or blows continues, with the Dyson Supersonic bringing fancy airflow to your hairdryer. Promising not only greater control, less hair damage from excess heat, and quieter operation, the dryer - which almost looks like a tiny Thor's hammer, if you squint a fair amount - kicks things off by redesigning and moving the most important part.

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iRobot Braava Jet is a robot maid for your bathroom floor

iRobot Braava Jet is a robot maid for your bathroom floor

iRobot's Roomba robots already suck: now they can spit, too. The iRobot Braava Jet isn't rude, though, it's actually intended for bathroom and kitchen floors, as well as rooms with wood and laminate surfaces. Cheaper than its vacuum siblings, it's also considerably smaller so that it can dart behind your toilet. I cornered it in a bathroom to see how it worked.

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Magnasonic DLP pico projector claimed as ‘world’s smallest’

Magnasonic DLP pico projector claimed as ‘world’s smallest’

Magnasonic has introduced its newest pico projector, the LED Pocket Pico Projector. According to the maker, this is the smallest projector of its kind, and while it won’t be taking on the quality of full-size projectors, it does come in a pocket-friendly form factor, allowing you to toss it in your bag and use it whenever the need arises.

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Spray butter on any food in an instant, with biēm

Spray butter on any food in an instant, with biēm

I'll be honest, I'm pretty lazy when it comes to my food. If there's a shortcut that I can take, without losing too much on the flavor side, I'll take it. The only thing I really struggle with in that department is butter. I hate scraping cold butter over toast, but I'm also not a fan of the artificial butter-substitutes that you can spray (yes, I can believe that's not butter). Well, all of my butter-related issues have just been solved by one new gadget.

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Tovala oven promises perfectly-cooked meals at the push of a button

Tovala oven promises perfectly-cooked meals at the push of a button

Back to the Future had a very interesting take on what the world would be like in the year 2015. Well, we already know how 2015 turned out, and very few of Robert Zemeckis' predictions came true. While hoverboards, flying cars, and Mr. Fusion were all nice, there was one invention that I really wanted to see. I'm talking, of course, about the oven that rehydrated and baked a pizza in almost no time.

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JmGO View packs a 180″ screen into a small package

JmGO View packs a 180″ screen into a small package

The idea of portable projectors has been around for a while. Several companies make them, but the hardest part is making something portable that can actually show a decent-sized picture that's not washed out. Plus, you're stuck using your phone's speakers for audio. That might be alright for a business presentation in conference room with the lights off. But JmGO thinks they've got something better.

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Freewrite Smart Typewriter is a hipster’s dream device

Freewrite Smart Typewriter is a hipster’s dream device

As someone who spends a good portion of their day writing, I can attest to how easy it is to get distracted. I've been writing for the last 8 years, and the wonders of technology and social media have made life far more distracting than it was when I started out. I've already tweeted once, and spent a good three minutes scrolling through Facebook since I started on this piece. So how do you disconnect and write without any distractions? Well, one company thinks that they have the answer.

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Self-balancing scooters have caused over $2 million in damage since December

Self-balancing scooters have caused over $2 million in damage since December

We all know that the so-called hoverboards are bad news. In addition to making you look really stupid, they can also cause some serious damage. The US Office of Compliance and Field Operations recently compiled a report on the devices, and sent it to "Manufacturers, Importers, and Retailers of Self-Balancing Scooters."

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Build your own Android magic mirror on the cheap

Build your own Android magic mirror on the cheap

Have you ever seen one of those fancy mirrors that will show you the time, weather, and other pertinent information? They're pretty neat, and helps give any room that “futuristic” feel. Of course, buying one is expensive, and programming a Raspberry Pi isn't for everyone. But now you can easily make your own using an old tablet, and a simple app.

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Jetts are sparking wheels you can attach to your shoes

Jetts are sparking wheels you can attach to your shoes

Razor is the company that is behind the hoards of scooters that you see kids zipping around your neighborhood on. Scooters aren’t all the company makes, but they are probably the best known product that Razor makes. The company has something new called Jetts.

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Disney’s VertiGo robot will drive you up a wall

Disney’s VertiGo robot will drive you up a wall

We've seen a lot of upgrades to remote-controlled flying machines over the last few years. So much so, that it seems like everyone has a drone or a quadcopter these days. However, the RC car seems to have been left in the dust. After all, who wants a toy that is limited to driving on the ground? Well, Disney is working on a new car that will take you to new heights.

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