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ORA-X Smart AR headphones aim to reboot Glass with audio focus

ORA-X Smart AR headphones aim to reboot Glass with audio focus

Google Glass poisoned the well for head-mounted wearables, but could headphones with a side of augmented reality make the tech mass-market palatable? That's what Optinvent is hoping, focusing not so much on the wearable-display part of its new ORA-X headset, but the fact that they're a pair of high-quality Android-powered headphones that just so happen to feature a transparent screen.

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eora 3D scanner uses your smartphone and a green laser

eora 3D scanner uses your smartphone and a green laser

People that are heavily into 3D printing can get new things to print into their computer for the printer to work on using a 3D scanner. A new 3D scanner has debuted called eora 3D and unlike some other scanners on the market the eora aims to be inexpensive. The way it cuts the price is by using something you already own to control the scanner- your smartphone.

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Amber portable charging station brings Apple Watch battery mobile

Amber portable charging station brings Apple Watch battery mobile

Instead of having to carry along a whole dock to charge an Apple Watch, users will soon be able to roll with a case. The folks at Amber have created a portable charging station that looks like a jewelry case on the outside, sporting a charger on the inside (wireless of course), with the ability to hold a charge on the go. There's a battery inside, that is to say.

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Skarp Laser Razor gets shaved by Kickstarter

Skarp Laser Razor gets shaved by Kickstarter

It's not unheard of for popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to lay down the banhammer on campaigns that do make it past initial scrutiny. But so rarely does it happen that when it does, people take note. Especially when said campaign is one that gathered $4 million in a show of confidence. Sadly, Skarp's Laser Razor won't be shaving anyone's face or legs any time soon. Kickstarter has just suspended the project, citing violations of its policies requiring campaigns with physical products to have working prototypes already.

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Blocks Modular Smartwatch blasts Kickstarter goal with wacky wearable

Blocks Modular Smartwatch blasts Kickstarter goal with wacky wearable

The team behind Blocks have taken the idea behind a modular smartphone and applied to a smartwatch. Launching today on Kickstarter, the customizable wearable starts with circular watch face core, and then expands with a wristband where each link is a module offering a variety of features. Having been in development for some time now, the Blocks watch is now looking to raise $250,000, with a plan to start shipping by May. With 37 days left at the time of writing, the campaign has already surpassed its goal by $25,000.

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ZeroPi dev kit is compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

ZeroPi dev kit is compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

With an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi to play with there is no limit to the things that can be created. If your tastes lie towards creating robotics and new dev kit has debuted that will give you more flexibility and allow you to create impressive robotics inventions and it's called the ZeroPi. The dev kit is a robotic motion structure system.

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Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

Pakpod promises to be a real “adventure” tripod

The tripod known as Pakpod is called "more versatile than any tripod on the market today." As such, we're particularly interested in how compact it is, how lightweight, and how rugged. According to its creators, it's made to fold down small enough to fit into your backpack - that's well small enough for our needs, no doubt. It works with a patented locking system that allows its legs to be locked into a holding position at "wildly asymmetrical positions" - that's another point in the positive.

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Angee autonomous home security system has voice recognition and more

Angee autonomous home security system has voice recognition and more

Keeping your hone, office or hotel room secure is a big concern for many people each day. At home, you can have complex security systems installed but those can be tedious to use and typically comes with a monthly bill. When travelling, securing your hotel room with anything other than a key is impossible. The Angee security system is a portable security system with some advanced features.

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Midora game out of funding despite successful Kickstarter

Midora game out of funding despite successful Kickstarter

Crowdfunding campaigns don't always go the way backers would hope -- they're a risk, and if you're going to invest in one, you need to understand that. That's not to say that you shouldn't be upset if you money goes to waste; outright scams are quickly being targeted by legal measures, and questionable campaigns have resulted in refunds. There's the grey area, though, the campaigns that, despite valid efforts, don't end up working out as anticipated.

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Moonspike turns to Kickstarter for first crowdfunded Moon rocket

Moonspike turns to Kickstarter for first crowdfunded Moon rocket

A new Kickstarter campaign has just launched, called Project Moonspike, that is looking to raise funds to build the first crowdfunded rocket to be sent to the moon. Moonspike, a group of independent rocket engineers, are hoping to raise £600,000 (about $1 million) over the next 30 days, which will help fund their rocket with a goal of sending a 1-gram payload to the surface of the Moon. While previous Kickstarters, such as Lunar Mission One, have raised funds for their own Moon missions, Moonspike will be the first to build their own rocket, instead of relying on something pre-made.

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Torax desk toggles between seated and standing modes

Torax desk toggles between seated and standing modes

Spend all day at the computer, and worry about what this is doing to your health? Numerous standing desks are available, but the most common issue with them is inconvenience, as many models within most people's budget range are stationary, and must be manually removed from atop a desk when not in use. Torax is a potential alternative, featuring multi-angle adjustments and a low price point.

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