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Scientists invented a tiny gadget to alleviate bad breath paranoia

Scientists invented a tiny gadget to alleviate bad breath paranoia

Have you ever been worried that you may have bad breath, yet too embarrassed to ask someone to alleviate your concerns? That's where a newly detailed gadget comes in, according to the American Chemical Society, which published a study on the tech. Scientists describe their device as around the size of a thumb and capable of detecting the gas responsible for bad breath.

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Razer to ship Project Hazel N95 respirator in October

Razer to ship Project Hazel N95 respirator in October

The first time we heard about Razer's Project Hazel N95 respirator was in January of this year, when the pandemic was raging around the world. While some parts of the world are still fighting the pandemic, the pandemic is easing in the US and other countries. Despite that we seem to be on the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Razer has announced that it will begin shipping Project Hazel masks in October.

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Spyra Two digital water gun lands just in time for summer

Spyra Two digital water gun lands just in time for summer

In 2018 a company called Spyra took to crowdfunding sites to get the money to build and bring to market a new take on the classic water gun. The original device was called the Spyra One, and the company is back with a new version called the Spyra Two. The first version of the water gun cost $133, and the company says that it delivered about 11,000 units at that price.

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Kobo Elipsa combines the function of an e-reader and notebook in one device

Kobo Elipsa combines the function of an e-reader and notebook in one device

The Kobo Elipsa is a new e-reader with many features that are uncommon in the segment. The Elipsa works with accessories, including the Kobo Stylus combining a digital reading and writing experience in a single device. Designers say they looked beyond the standard E-reader experience to create a reading and writing package bridging the gap between print and e-books and between reading and creating.

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Wyze the latest group to warn of “volatile” prices due to pandemic

Wyze the latest group to warn of “volatile” prices due to pandemic

The folks at Wyze sent an email to users of Wyze products this week warning of rising prices on products. They suggested that they're seeing "huge cost increases" on "almost every material" they use to manufacture smart products of all sorts. Starting on May 18, 2021, Wyze will be increasing the cost of their products, including (but not limited to) Wyze Cam v3.

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Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

A set of new Epson printers revealed this week are included in the company's "Unlimited Ink for Two Years Program." They're both EcoTank printers, which mean they have ink tanks that can be refilled relatively easily. The whole EcoTank system isn't strictly new - this is only the newest set - but now that they've made them for a while, and there's an "Unlimited Ink" program... it might be time to take a closer look.

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Blue light filters probably aren’t helping you get better sleep at night

Blue light filters probably aren’t helping you get better sleep at night

Blue light filters have been popular for many years; they used to be limited to PC apps and web browser extensions, but have since become standard features on mobile devices. There are multiple purported benefits to using blue light filters, including reduced eye strain and getting better sleep at night. Past research has cast doubt on the latter claim, and a new study backs up those findings.

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This tiny baby washing machine was made to clean AirPods

This tiny baby washing machine was made to clean AirPods

The Cardlax EarBuds Washer is exactly what its name implies. Because of the way most earbuds are designed, there's a good chance they scoop up earwax and all manner of other sorts of dirt and grime on a daily basis. With the device called "Cardlax EarBuds Washer", the process of keeping earbuds clean becomes a slightly more professional operation than what's otherwise pretty standard, but still not recommended: cleaning said earbuds with a toothpick.

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Teenage Engineering teams with Nothing tech: It’s about to get weird

Teenage Engineering teams with Nothing tech: It’s about to get weird

If you were waiting for the Nothing technology company to team up with an interesting partner, wait no more. Today the Nothing company announced that they'd officially added Teenage Engineering to their list of Founding Partners. This is going to get weirder before it heads down the beaten path, of that you can be sure.

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The Ax falls on Fry’s Electronics after more than three decades

The Ax falls on Fry’s Electronics after more than three decades

Fry's Electronics is an electronics retailer that had been in business for 36 years with 31 locations in nine states. This week the company unceremoniously ended all operations and closed all of its stores around the country. The company website has also been closed and in place of the typical website is a simple text message.

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Signia Motion Charge&Go X hearing aids include ‘super power’ model

Signia Motion Charge&Go X hearing aids include ‘super power’ model

Signia has introduced its new Motion Charge&GO X line of hearing aids, including the SP X 'super power' rechargeable model made for users who have severe hearing loss. The SP X is joined by two other Motion Charge&Go X hearing aid models: the P X and the X, both of which are rechargeable and feature behind-the-ear designs.

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This holiday, check your old phone for a fat battery

This holiday, check your old phone for a fat battery

I found something in a junk drawer this week that was at first exciting, then alarming. In the drawer was an old smartphone that I'd not powered on for several years, at least. Cool, I'll just start it up and time travel back to the point at which I last turned it off, right? But wait a moment here... this phone is significantly thicker than it was when I last saw it. This is not good.

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