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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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Belkin unveils new Qi-Certified wireless charging solutions

Belkin unveils new Qi-Certified wireless charging solutions

Belkin has unveiled new wireless chargers aimed directly at iPhone users that will work for any Qi-certified smartphone. The first is called the Boostcharge TrueFreedom Pro Wireless Charger. Belkin says that the new charging products were designed and engineered in-house and are competitively priced. The cool thing about the TrueFreedom Pro is that it has 16 charging coils inside, allowing it to charge two Qi-enabled devices simultaneously.

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The creators of the Instant Pot made a 2-in-1 coffee machine

The creators of the Instant Pot made a 2-in-1 coffee machine

Your Instant Pot is getting some caffeinated company in the kitchen, with a new appliance focusing on pod coffee hoping to earn a spot on the countertop. The Instant Pod doesn't use its own type of coffee pods, but instead promises compatibility with both K-Cup and Nespresso capsules.

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New state of matter has major compute power potential

New state of matter has major compute power potential

Topological superconductivity is the name for the new state of matter shown by scientists in a research paper published this week. But it's not the name that's most important to us - it's the implications lit up by the possibility of the existence of this new state. If we siphon down the most complicated bits down to the simplest potential results, we get the following: The possibility that we'll be able to break through barriers in both computing and data storage.

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Is this the cutest robot arm in the world?

Is this the cutest robot arm in the world?

I want this robot arm.* Not in the same way Moss wanted a robot arm in The IT Crowd, but in a way which is mysterious to me, a person who has never owned a robot arm. This is the Mirobot, an open-source desktop robot arm that does not (yet) exist in the world as a product that you (or I) can purchase. But if you've ever seen a robot arm that looks nearly so cute, I demand that you show me that baby robot arm immediately.

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Study warns grandparents let young kids have too much screen time

Study warns grandparents let young kids have too much screen time

Grandparents may be fueling excessive device usage among kids, a new study has found. Screen time among youth is a growing public health concern, but reducing the number of time kids spend on gadgets is tricky. According to research from Rutgers University, kids may be getting far too much screen time while in the care of grandparents who want to spoil their grandchildren.

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Sleeping in the glow of artificial light may sabotage weight loss

Sleeping in the glow of artificial light may sabotage weight loss

Sleeping under the glow of a television screen may result in gradual weight gain, a new study warns. Researchers with the NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences looked at women ages 35 to 74 years and found a link between sleeping with artificial light, weight gain, and increased risk of becoming obese. The study joins a growing body of research into the negative effects of artificial light.

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Pocketalk, the Voice Translator in Your Hand – Useful but costly

Pocketalk, the Voice Translator in Your Hand – Useful but costly

There is a new foreign language translation device available for travelers and business people alike. The second iteration of Pocketalk, developed by Sourcenext, Japan’s foremost developer of software, hardware and IoT products is meant to facilitate quick and easy conversation. A simple interface that is easy to use, Pocketalk translates between 74 languages and counting, in close to real-time.

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