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Tilt My Blinds adds smartphone control to your windows

Tilt My Blinds adds smartphone control to your windows

Products that let you control your blinds with your smartphone or tablet are a dime a dozen at this point, but options to automate other oft-used items in your home are less common. One of those things are the blinds on your windows -- while there are automated versions available, you have to shell out for a complete (usually expensive) package.

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Kickstarter “Nope”: a tiny magnet to protect your privacy

Kickstarter “Nope”: a tiny magnet to protect your privacy

Leaks, government spies, schools of dubious repute -- all potential ways your computer's webcam can be transformed into a portal of snooping. In light of the Edward Snowden leaks, many have felt the long-held and oft-dismissed habit of covering a webcam with tape maybe isn't quite as paranoid as it once seemed. It is, however, cheap looking. Nope, a successful Kickstarter, is looking to classy things up a bit.

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Notion sensor keeps track of everything in your home

Notion sensor keeps track of everything in your home

Home automation takes many forms, and they all have the same basic foundation: connectivity extended towards one's smartphone. With Notion, a new sensor that has seen ample success on Kickstarter, connectivity is its biggest feature. The sensor is small and able to detect a variety of conditions, shuttling the information to one's smartphone or tablet.

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Yohann iPad stand aims for elegance and simplicity

Yohann iPad stand aims for elegance and simplicity

When you first see the Yohann iPad stand, you might expect the device teeter-totter back and forth. What you’re seeing is a sort of optical illusion - an intelligent use of physics to create a stand for the iPad that’s quite straightforward. Yohann provides three different basic angles for both vertical and horizontal usage, able to be used in a variety of environments.

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