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PhoneDrone case puts propellers on your smartphone

PhoneDrone case puts propellers on your smartphone

Quadcopters can come in handy at times, but if you're not going to be using them too often, shelling out for a dedicated drone likely isn't in your budget. Enter the PhoneDrone, a compact phone case with propellers that unfold into a functional quadcopter. Rather than including its own hardware, however, the PhoneDrone has a slot in which the operator inserts their own smartphone, which will then serve as the brains of the UAV. Once finished with the drone, the phone be removed and the case can be folded back together.

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Autonomous Desk is a smart desk powered by AI

Autonomous Desk is a smart desk powered by AI

There are different styles of desks out there to suit any need or style of work. A new desk has surfaced that is called the Autonomous Desk and it is billed as the smartest desk out there and is powered by some sort of AI. The design of the desk is a standing desk to help people be healthier and more productive at work.

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Bruno smart trash can has built-in vacuum

Bruno smart trash can has built-in vacuum

There’s a certain pattern to cleaning the kitchen, and some of the last two steps including taking the trash out and sweeping up the floor. While the need to heft the bag of garbage out to the dumpster hasn’t yet been eliminated, the folks behind Bruno are pining to make the dust pan obsolete. Bruno is bid as a smart trash can, and it is notable for one big reason: it has a small slot in the bottom equipped with a vacuum, allowing the user to sweep debris directly into the can using a broom, no bending over or dust pan needed.

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HydraDock gives MacBooks 11 more ports

HydraDock gives MacBooks 11 more ports

MacBook users often wish that their notebook had more USB ports since all you get is a single USB port on some Apple machines. A new device has debuted called the HydraDock that aims to give you lots more ports, including USB ports for connecting any accessory you can think of from displays to keyboards.

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EcoQube’s desktop ecosystem brings zen to your work day

EcoQube’s desktop ecosystem brings zen to your work day

Aquariums can bring a little zen to a stress-filled day. It's relaxing to watch the little fish bubble about, but no one gets that same serenity from cleaning the scum off of a cloudy fish tank. Introducing EcoQube-C, the second generation EcoQube by Aqua Design Innovations. EcoQube-C wants to be "your window to nature," with its maintenance-free desktop aquarium. There are no filters to clean and no need to skim muck from the pebbles. The tank even grows its own stalk of basil. Its successful campaign on Kickstarter means that you'll be able to get fresh herbs and a scenic aquarium in one desktop package.

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nexpaq fulfills the Project Ara dream in a smartphone case

nexpaq fulfills the Project Ara dream in a smartphone case

Although a lot of progress has been made on the Project Ara modular smartphone, its fate as a commercial product is still unknown until the day it lands in the market. In the meantime, those who believe in the modular dream might opt to bid their time by supporting this nexpaq Kickstarter. No, it's not another attempt at a modular smartphone. Instead, it is an attempt to deliver some of that same promise through a modular smartphone case that could, in theory, work with any smartphone, with a few caveats.

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Impression Pi VR headset update shows off fully 3D augmented reality

Impression Pi VR headset update shows off fully 3D augmented reality

Earlier this month, a new VR headset called the Impression Pi surfaced on Kickstarter, and with it comes some unique features like 3D gesture control and position tracking, as well as mixing together both augmented and virtual reality into the same headset. Though the Kickstarter campaign is still underway, it has exceeded its goal amount more than twice over, and as a result has shown the device more thoroughly, including improvements to features like AR position tracking and the aforementioned 3D gesture recognition.

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CH4 health tracker monitors your flatulence, judges your diet

CH4 health tracker monitors your flatulence, judges your diet

We've seen many trackers over the years, but this one is likely the oddest yet: it's called the CH4, and it monitors your flatulence to make judgements about your diet. Obviously it is bid as a health tracker, but it eschews the common calories/heart rate/water intake and other parameters commonly monitored by health trackers. As expected, the tracker comes with a related mobile app that keeps track of one's "gases", as the maker says, as well as the daily diet that is associated with it.

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Mighty No. 9 delayed, will now release in September

Mighty No. 9 delayed, will now release in September

We've been hearing about the upcoming game Mighty No. 9 for a while now, and though it is still progressing nicely, it won't be released when we've anticipated. Rather, in an update on its Kickstarter campaign, the maker has announced that it is teaming with publisher Deep Silver and that though it will result in a wait, it'll also be good for backers in the long run. Among other things, this new partnership, which the maker says it is excited about it, will bring additional languages to all backers sans extra cost, as well as a DLC that'll include an extra level and boss.

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