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NASA Graphics Standards Manual available to download in PDF

NASA Graphics Standards Manual available to download in PDF

The NASA logo of the '70s was called "the worm" and I can see where that name came from. The font used for the letters in the logo looked like a fat earthworm twisted into the letters needed to spell out NASA. As a high tech space agency, it comes as no surprise that NASA has a manual for just about everything.

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3Dsimo mini is a geeky multi-tool that burns, cuts, and extrudes

3Dsimo mini is a geeky multi-tool that burns, cuts, and extrudes

Anyone who tinkers with electronics or DIY projects needs some specialized tools. A new product has debuted that gives users several tools in one product and it's called the 3Dsimo. 3Dsimo has a 3D printing pen, precision solder, burner, and cutter in one device. The tool is aimed at people who create jewelry, figures, accessories, decorations, and other art.

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Snooz “sound conditioner” aims for restful sleep

Snooz “sound conditioner” aims for restful sleep

Some people need total darkness to sleep, others need a little light. In the same way, some people need complete silence, but others need noise. That noise can come from a smartphone app, but the artificial nature of these noises make it ineffective for some. Others just flip the fan on, but that’s not feasible in certain situations, and is a waste of energy. That’s where Snooz comes in — it’s a relatively small saucer-shaped horizontal “sound conditioner” that provides white noise.

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Nextbit launches “Robin” phone on Kickstarter

Nextbit launches “Robin” phone on Kickstarter

Nextbit, a group of software developers and veterans from HTC and the original Android 1.0 team, has kept their promise of debuting something "awesome" and "different" in the smartphone market. Today they've launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Robin phone, a "cloud-first" device with endless storage. See, once the 32GB of internal storage starts to fill up, Nextbit's custom software begins sending everything from photos and files to apps and their data to the cloud for safe keeping.

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Pugz earbuds are wireless and charge from your phone

Pugz earbuds are wireless and charge from your phone

Many of the headphones and earbuds on the market today are big and bulky items that look like something a DJ would wear during a show. If you are the sort of person who wants their audio gear to be as small as possible the Pugz earbuds might be just what you are looking for. These earbuds have a minimal size and shape and are designed to fit in the ear comfortably.

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Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Wearable devices are on the market in droves today with many of them combining multiple functions into one device. The Helix is a wearable cuff that also brings with it wireless Bluetooth headphones. The wearable cuff is the case for the headphones that unplug and deploy out of the wearable.

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Mighty No. 9 backers score exclusive demo

Mighty No. 9 backers score exclusive demo

The Kickstarter success and hotly anticipated game Mighty No. 9 has become a disappointment for many backers, as the planned release date came and went, and then the second planned release date — next month — was postponed until later on next year. Backers were disappointed the first time around and outright upset the second time, and the makers behind the game feel bad about it all. To give those patient backers something in reward, the makers have announced a new exclusive demo.

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Peak Design launches CaptureLENS and Lens Kit for DSLR lenses

Peak Design launches CaptureLENS and Lens Kit for DSLR lenses

This week the folks at Peak Design have added a couple of devices to their already-active Kickstarter campaign. This campaign is primarily for The Everyday Messenger bag which we reviewed back on the 14th of August. Now the system is continuing to expand with a couple of lens accessories that'll strap to your shoulder. The Peak Design collection of accessories is designed for the in-the-field photographer, without a doubt.

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SmartHalo leads you to your destination

SmartHalo leads you to your destination

In many big cities around the world, the best way to get around is on a bicycle rather than in a car. Bicyclists still need to be able to navigate their way to an unfamiliar location and a new device has debuted that will make your bike smarter. That device is the SmartHalo and it is aimed directly at urban cyclists.

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Sensel Morph puts Force Touch-style tech into customizable pad: Hands-on

Sensel Morph puts Force Touch-style tech into customizable pad: Hands-on

What the iPhone did for touchscreens, so startup Sensel hopes to do for multitouch with Morph, a pressure-sensing touchpad for artists, gamers, and musicians. Embedding a rechargeable array of more than 20,000 touch- and pressure-sensitive sensors into a flat tablet roughly the size of an iPad, Morph can tell not only where you're touching but how hard each press is, with interchangeable overlays to tailor those touches to different apps.

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The Everyday Messenger by Peak Design hands-on

The Everyday Messenger by Peak Design hands-on

It’s no small achievement being the most successful bag on Kickstarter, so the Everyday Messenger by Peak Design has a lot to live up to. With over 7,000 backers pledging $1,940,093 at time of writing - well over the initial goal of $100,000 it’s clear the bag has struck a chord, with myself included. This has been my busiest travel year and damn, I could have used this bag.

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Buddy smart dog collar includes geo-tracking, stylish LED glow

Buddy smart dog collar includes geo-tracking, stylish LED glow

Chipping your pets is important if they spend any time outdoors, but that itself doesn't guarantee that you'll be reunited with your beloved pet if they get lost. That's where collars equipped with GPS come in, but most products with this functionality are cumbersome and ugly, and pets don't enjoy wearing them. That's what makes the Buddy smart dog collar so interesting -- it includes a host of connected features, but pairs them with a relatively slim, stylish design including an accent glow.

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