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Displio WiFi display shows you what you want to see

Displio WiFi display shows you what you want to see

We all have smartphones with calendars today or calendars on our computers at work and home that can help us keep organized. The problem for some of us is that we need to see what we have going on during the day frequently to keep from forgetting when we get busy. You could constantly pull out your smartphone and check your calendar, but that gets annoying. This is where Displio comes in.

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The Oatmeal’s Exploding Kittens card game sets Kickstarter on fire

The Oatmeal’s Exploding Kittens card game sets Kickstarter on fire

Matthew Inman, author of the online comic "The Oatmeal", has teamed up with video game and card game creators Elan Lee and Shane Small to create Exploding Kittens. They're not actually literally destroying small animals - that'd be horrible. Instead, they're creating a card game that goes by the name Exploding Kittens. This game will use The Oatmeal illustrations and game mechanics constructed by the trio to bring about a game that should very well bring much joy to game-playing people around the world in the near future.

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Strafe: a game reveling in retro-graphics FPS glory

Strafe: a game reveling in retro-graphics FPS glory

Back in November of 2014, we first saw the face-blasting pixel-blood glory that was the first "sneak peek" at the game Strafe. Here in January of 2015, the Kickstarter has begun, and the glorious mix of old-school graphics and new-world humor has been revealed. Even if you have no interest in investing in a game before it's released, even if you're not planning on playing any gore-filled first person shooters any time soon, you absolutely must watch the "banned commercial" this group has created to push their product.

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Gerp Mount wants to hold all your gadgets

Gerp Mount wants to hold all your gadgets

You probably have a lot of handheld devices -- tablets, phones, cameras, and more -- and utilizing them effectively isn't always that simple. Holding onto a tablet for a long period of time can become a hand strain, for example, and as cameras get tinier they also become harder to handle. Various stands and mounts are available for different types of gadgets, but the folks behind Gerp Mount want to simplify those by offering an all-in-one handle of sorts that can handle mostly any type of gadget.

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EVB puts BeagleBone in your LEGO EV3 projects

EVB puts BeagleBone in your LEGO EV3 projects

LEGO is one of the most popular building systems out there for geeks who like to tinker with robotics and DIY construction. The LEGO EV3 kit has a control system brain that allows the projects to be programmed with complex behaviors to do all sorts of stuff. A new brain for the Mindstorms kit called the EVB, which is a shield for BeagleBone Black, has debuted that aims to make projects built with the EV3 kit more functional.

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PowerLite: a battery charging external flash for smartphones

PowerLite: a battery charging external flash for smartphones

Since we're constantly pushing our phones to do a little more than they previously could, it only make sense that we've seen the number of accessories expanding their usefulness increase. The PowerLite is one example, bringing with it a couple of different features wrapped up in a thin square wafer small enough to fit on a keychain. Those who frequently partake in mobile photography will find the unit's embedded LED lights to be particularly useful, with the effect it provides being less harsh than a phone's integrated flash.

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Listnr personal assistant always keeps an ear out

Listnr personal assistant always keeps an ear out

Yesterday we saw the Personal Robot, a personal assistant robot with artificial intelligence and the ability to wheel itself around your home or office. If the idea of having a personal assistant of this type strikes your fancy, only you're not too keen on having a deep learning and mobile robot wheeling around while you sleep, there's the Listnr instead. Listnr is an electronic ear that is always listening to its surroundings and taking actions based on what it hears.

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Branto connected orb can rotate, monitor your home

Branto connected orb can rotate, monitor your home

Imagine having a small orb on your bookcase or counter. This orb can be remotely accessed from your smartphone to, for example, turn up the heat in your home before you leave work. Likewise, the orb -- with its integrated camera -- can be rotated using a mobile device so that the user can take a peek around at whatever is going on nearby. Such are some of the features of Branto, another Internet of Things device that promises users home security, automation, and a slight cool factor.

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Light & Motion’s Sidekick adds light to your GoPro

Light & Motion’s Sidekick adds light to your GoPro

GoPro makes some nifty little cameras, but their usefulness drops drastically when put up against a low-light situation. External lights are the solution, but if you're using a spotlight or some other secondary battery-powered unit, the odds are it is both inconvenient and less than effective. The folks at Light & Motion are addressing that issue with their new Sidekick light, a rectangular LED light that is design specifically for mounting next to a GoPro camera to function as a complementary flash.

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Personal Robot is an AI assistant on wheels

Personal Robot is an AI assistant on wheels

The age of personal robotic assistants is upon us, and soon enough they'll gravitate from our phone and laptops to dedicated devices able to roll from place to place, offering up help when needed and tending to small tasks we don't have time to do ourselves. The idea is an old one, and though the technology to pull it off is much newer it isn't unheard of at this point. We've seen free-moving assistant robots in the past, and here to challenge them all is the Personal Robot.

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