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Halo Back smart screen cover adds ‘back’ button to iPhone

Halo Back smart screen cover adds ‘back’ button to iPhone

Have you made the switch from an Android device with a back button to the iPhone, which lacks one? If so, you've probably hit for that non-existent back button on more than one occasion, and now there's a solution (or, at least, the promise of a solution). It's called the Halo Back (which probably isn't supposed to be the pun it sounds like), and it is bid as a smart cover for an iPhone that adds back-button functionality for one-handed ease of use. It fits over the iPhone's display, adding very little to the girth, and will -- hopefully -- make life easier.

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Drop everything and watch: Kung Fury has been released

Drop everything and watch: Kung Fury has been released

The most epic 30 minute of film grandeur has been released to blow your eyes out of their sockets simultaneously. This is Kung Fury. Behold the original article back in December of 2013 when we demanded that you support the crowd-funded project. Now that's over and the final product is here. Thirty full minutes of absolute madness. For everyone to experience. On the internet. With out reservation. With courage. On YouTube so it's easily distributable for the whole entire earth. With FURY.

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Yeair! quadcopter uses combustion engines for up to an hour of flight

Yeair! quadcopter uses combustion engines for up to an hour of flight

Most of the quadcopters that we talk about around here are powered by batteries and electric motors giving them a very limited amount of lifting power and a limited flight time. Quadcopters can't typically carry large batteries and still be able to carry cameras to shoot photos or video. The Yeair! quadcopter that has just been unveiled and gives pilots considerably more flight time and payload capacity thanks to the use of internal combustion engines.

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Pebble Time shipping kicks off with pre-orders starting June 22

Pebble Time shipping kicks off with pre-orders starting June 22

Pebble has been behind some of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever and its latest Kickstarter project is now shipping. The Pebble Time watch is in distribution centers now and Pebble says that shipping labels and tracking numbers will start going out and ramp up quickly. We mentioned a few days back that May 27 was the day for shipping to start and Pebble has made good on that promise.

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Wolverine claw glove is activated by flexing muscles

Wolverine claw glove is activated by flexing muscles

A bunch of weaponized gloves based on various superheroes exist, including ones that help kids and ones that shoot lasers powerful enough to pop balloons. Then there's this new Wolverine glove, which fits over one's hands and wrists and ejects pointed claws on command. That's nothing new. What is new is how you control it: by flexing your muscles, which causes the claws to pop out and presumably make some bad guy's day a little less productive.

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SensorWake alarm clock lets you wake up to smells of your choice

SensorWake alarm clock lets you wake up to smells of your choice

Having to wake up early in the morning sucks, and it doesn't matter whether your alarm is a loud buzzing noise, or music of your choice from your smartphone. But the SensorWake alarm clock at least wants to wake you up differently: by smell instead of sound. Currently on Kickstarter with a goal or raising $55,000, the SensorWake lets users choose the scent they'd like to wake them up, from the smell of coffee to chocolate, thanks to changeable and reusable cartridges.

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Noki home lock opens on its own when you get home

Noki home lock opens on its own when you get home

Smart locks are nothing new, but there has been no runaway success that has caught the popular attention of the average home owner. That hasn’t stopped manufacturers from pursuing the technology, and so it’s no surprise that “Noki” exists: it’s a new smart home lock that unlocks the door when you get home and locks it when you leave, nary a physical key necessary. Such is accomplished via smart technology and one’s own smartphone, which communicates with the smart door lock to control access.

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Raspberry Pi gets an ePaper display screen from PaPiRus

Raspberry Pi gets an ePaper display screen from PaPiRus

Raspberry Pi has practically unlimited possibilities in the hands of talented hackers and makers. Even Silicon Valley giants like Microsoft are realizing Raspberry Pi's potential, as Windows 10 will have support for the DIY developer's board. Now, the same e-ink that has been successfully used in various devices from the original Amazon Kindle to Pebble's smartwatch can be incorporated into Pi creations. Pi Supply is using Kickstarter to crowdfund its PaPiRus HAT, so hackers will now have the choice of an e-ink screen HAT for their mini computers.

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Pretty Smart Lamp includes phone finder and more

Pretty Smart Lamp includes phone finder and more

There’s a new decorative lamp called the Pretty Smart Lamp, and while it doesn’t do super bright illuminating, it is both pretty and smart. There are several designs available with it, but more importantly there are several features that your average lamp won’t do. One of those features is finding your phone when you lose it; another is letting you know of (and dismiss) notifications. There’s temperature monitoring, brightness monitoring, support for home automation systems, and more.

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Bloxels lets you build your own video games one block at a time

Bloxels lets you build your own video games one block at a time

Video games on tablets are very popular with just about every age group from grandparents down to kids. One of the most popular games out there is Minecraft because it lets players build anything they want in the digital world with blocks of material. A new game system has debuted that brings that ability to build anything you want to the real world and keeps its digital component as well.

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Sound Torch: a speaker that is literally on fire

Sound Torch: a speaker that is literally on fire

There are speakers on the market that show light patterns adjusted to your music, but the Sound Torch is different — it produces fire. Real fire. The Sound Torch is a small cube-shaped Bluetooth speaker with a grille on the top through which flames dance in sync with whatever audio the speaker is currently pumping. The speaker itself is powered from an internal battery, and the flames are gas-fueled, making for an altogether atmospheric cube. And, yes, there are some safety features to keep the party from burning down.

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Phree digital pen wants to turn everything into paper

Phree digital pen wants to turn everything into paper

Despite the strong beliefs of the late Steve Jobs, the stylus refuses to die. Just ask Samsung, Livescribe, Adonit, Wacom, and a whole host of other manufacturers that bridge the divide between the digital and the analog. Productivity experts will also testify to the psychological and mental benefits of writing by hand. But existing solutions so far have one critical limitation: they work only on screens or on special paper. Phree, the latest wonder Kickstarter campaign, wants to set you completely free, by turning the whole world into a writing surface.

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