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Sideclick accessory adds TV control to set-top remote

Sideclick accessory adds TV control to set-top remote

If you've a set top box of some sort, such as a Roku player or the Amazon Fire TV, that means you have at least two remotes sitting in the entertainment room: one that controls the television itself, and one that controls the set top box. Sideclick is an accessory that turns the set top box into a universal remote of sorts, in that it adds an extra row of buttons that allows the user to power the TV on and off, adjust the volume, and more from the set top box remote itself.

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Swimmo smartwatch is a wearable for swimmers

Swimmo smartwatch is a wearable for swimmers

We’ve seen wearables in the past that are created for a specific type of user, such as Garmin’s smartwatches for golfers. Now Swimmo has created a new wearable by the same name, the Swimmo smartwatch. The wearable is made for swimmers who want to track their activities using a bit of smart technology on their wrist, which in this case will keep track of data on things like how many calories are burned and distances travelled. And, of course, it is completely waterproof.

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Adaptalux uses octopus-like LED arms to illuminate your photos

Adaptalux uses octopus-like LED arms to illuminate your photos

If you’re fond of macro photography, you know the troubles often encountered when trying to illuminate a subject without overpowering it. The task becomes even more difficult when attempting to use more than one color light, and that’s where Adaptalux comes in. Adaptalux is bid as a miniature portable lighting studio for those who do video work and macro photography, and it works using magnetically-connected “arms” with lights on the end. The lights are complemented with colored diffuser ends that diffuse the lights.

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AWIRE smart two-way radio pairs with your smartphone

AWIRE smart two-way radio pairs with your smartphone

You've ample options for recording your outdoors adventures, but communicating with your friends while out in the wild is still largely limited to old-school radios. AWIRE is an update to that trusty technology, mixing in some smart features that allow hikers, cyclists, and other outdoorsy folks to stay in communication with each other and their smartphone. Two people can talk with each other using the two-way radios, then, for example, seamlessly switch to listening to music from a paired smartphone, as well as take calls when they come in.

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Endless targets developing nations with unique desktop

Endless targets developing nations with unique desktop

Those in developing nations have had growing options when it comes to gadgets, and one company has done its part to make sure desktop computers are more accessible to anyone who needs one. The Endless computer, as it is being called, is a unique looking desktop computer designed specifically for developing nations, though arguably anyone could find a use for it, and it was conceived during a trip to India. It brings with it its own simplified custom operating system.

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Droplet smart button offers reminders without nagging

Droplet smart button offers reminders without nagging

Even the best minds sometimes forget about something they meant to do. Such is where certain reminder-based trackers come into play, offering reminders piped directly to a smartphone or a tablet when needed, but without the nagging that might come from having a friend remind you. The Droplet is the newest tracker to offer this functionality, featuring a drop-like design and button-like functionality with a side dose of smart technology. Stick it on whatever you need to remember later on and it'll do the rest.

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Wezr tracker is a portable weather station

Wezr tracker is a portable weather station

You can pull up the weather forecast on your smartphone, but that might not always be precise enough for your needs. Those out hiking, planning a weekend trip, and more need to know precise local weather in their exact location. Wezr, a weather tracker, is bid as the solution, serving as a mobile weather station on a key ring. It can be used at any time to get “ultra-precise” weather piped to one’s own smartphone at any time. The company behind Wezr says its device is the “most precise weather tracker” in the industry.

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H2O Salamander trike turns into a boat when needed

H2O Salamander trike turns into a boat when needed

The Filipino startup H2O has created a new automotive trike called the Salamander, and it comes in two iterations, both of them able to zip around on the road and in bodies of water like a boat. It is designed for those who live in regions prone to floods, lending a transportation option for those times when the roads are underwater. And, you know, for those who want to feel like James Bond. Both an all-electric and a gasoline version will be offered.

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Impression PI VR headset offers gesture control and position tracking

Impression PI VR headset offers gesture control and position tracking

Augmented and virtual reality headsets are booming right now with several different devices on the market trying to separate geeks from their money. Another VR headset has turned up called the Impression PI and it has some interesting features. The Impression PI is wireless and has 3D gesture control, position tracking, and combines VR and augmented reality into one device.

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Slew of copycat Kickstarters reported for DMCA infringement [Update]

Slew of copycat Kickstarters reported for DMCA infringement [Update]

Kickstarter is the place to go for crowdfunded projects, but from the multitudes of original content arise the occasional copycat productions, ripping off someone else's work. Kickstarter just issued its first transparency report which details all of the requests and claims in 2014 to take down campaigns. Out of the 22,252 68,668 projects submitted in 2014, 282 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claims were made on a total of 240 Kickstarter projects. Surprisingly, the crowdfunding company only pursued actions against 44% of those reported projects.

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