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Impression Pi VR headset update shows off fully 3D augmented reality

Impression Pi VR headset update shows off fully 3D augmented reality

Earlier this month, a new VR headset called the Impression Pi surfaced on Kickstarter, and with it comes some unique features like 3D gesture control and position tracking, as well as mixing together both augmented and virtual reality into the same headset. Though the Kickstarter campaign is still underway, it has exceeded its goal amount more than twice over, and as a result has shown the device more thoroughly, including improvements to features like AR position tracking and the aforementioned 3D gesture recognition.

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CH4 health tracker monitors your flatulence, judges your diet

CH4 health tracker monitors your flatulence, judges your diet

We've seen many trackers over the years, but this one is likely the oddest yet: it's called the CH4, and it monitors your flatulence to make judgements about your diet. Obviously it is bid as a health tracker, but it eschews the common calories/heart rate/water intake and other parameters commonly monitored by health trackers. As expected, the tracker comes with a related mobile app that keeps track of one's "gases", as the maker says, as well as the daily diet that is associated with it.

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Mighty No. 9 delayed, will now release in September

Mighty No. 9 delayed, will now release in September

We've been hearing about the upcoming game Mighty No. 9 for a while now, and though it is still progressing nicely, it won't be released when we've anticipated. Rather, in an update on its Kickstarter campaign, the maker has announced that it is teaming with publisher Deep Silver and that though it will result in a wait, it'll also be good for backers in the long run. Among other things, this new partnership, which the maker says it is excited about it, will bring additional languages to all backers sans extra cost, as well as a DLC that'll include an extra level and boss.

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Double Fine’s Broken Age finally whole, part 2 lands April 28

Double Fine’s Broken Age finally whole, part 2 lands April 28

It is, perhaps, an end of an era, both literally and figuratively. Double Fine has finally revealed when it will be shipping the second and final act of its historic adventure game Broken Age. This puts a cap on three years of some quite public and dramatic game development, a game that changed the landscape of Kickstarter forever, and one who may decide the fate of a small studio like Double Fine. The game has been in the hands of backers 24 hours before the fated April 28 launch, and the reviews that will be soon out will probably be as sensational as the game's history.

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Ottobox smart plug aims to chop your electricity usage

Ottobox smart plug aims to chop your electricity usage

We’ve seen smart appliances that aim to cut down on the electricity bill, and the latest among them is something called the Ottobox, not to be confused with the Otterbox. The Ottobox is a small smart device that plugs into the wall, and that has a plug of its own for an appliance to be plugged in; there are also a pair of USB ports. The device then connects to the home (or office, etc.) network and communicates with a mobile device loaded with the related mobile app.

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Revolar personal safety device sends your GPS location

Revolar personal safety device sends your GPS location

When it comes to personal safety, there are a number of products out there to help anyone stay safe. Some of those products involve fighting back, and others are there to send out a call for help. If you are being attacked, it can be difficult or impossible to pull out a mobile phone and call for help. A product called Revolar aims to make it easy to tell anyone on your contact list that you need help and give them your precise location.

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Wakē alarm targets only one sleeper with a beam of light, sound

Wakē alarm targets only one sleeper with a beam of light, sound

When one person in a room has to get up at a certain time, it generally means everyone has to get up at that time, as an alarm clock knows no mercy and blesses all equally with the song of its people. There are some alternatives — vibrating wrist bands tend to be the latest favorite, but some aren’t so fond of them, either. Waking up to a gradual light is the least startling, but it has the same problem as sound…everyone is exposed to it. The Wakē alarm is different; it uses the same gradual light functionality as sun-simulators and such, but is designed only to shine on the person who needs to get up.

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Palette 3D printer accessory fuses filaments for multicolor printing

Palette 3D printer accessory fuses filaments for multicolor printing

The latest 3D-printing innovation, Palette, can fuse various filaments end-over-end to create multicolored objects and embedded circuitry by using electrical filaments. 3D-printing has come a long way, and as the technology becomes more popular, we're seeing cheaper models hit the shelves and 3D-printers capable of using bio-materials to make medical-grade implants. Previously, single-nozzle 3D-printers have only been able to print monochrome creations. Palette wants to give the ability to print multiple filaments to any single-nozzle 3D-printer, creating smooth, multicolored creations.

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Virtue Pedalist bicycle sports tiny car-like body

Virtue Pedalist bicycle sports tiny car-like body

Commuting on a bicycle has its upsides, but there are some potential problems. Lack of adequate storage can be one issue, for example, and rain is an even bigger problem, especially for those living in rainy places like Seattle. The Virtue Pedalist aims to be a sophisticated solution to many of those problems, serving as a sort of cross between a miniature car and bicycle to offer (many of) the benefits of both worlds without compromising all the things that make bikes worthwhile.

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