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Gigaboom ultra-rugged Bluetooth speaker is bulletproof and crushproof

Gigaboom ultra-rugged Bluetooth speaker is bulletproof and crushproof

A new speaker has arrived on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, and it claims to be more durable than just about any other consumer-tier speaker on the market. According to the team behind Gigaboom, this speaker is essentially crushproof with the ability to withstand up to 4,000lbs of weight; it is also said to be bulletproof, though it's hard to imagine when that would come in useful for a portable Bluetooth speaker.

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Lomography Lomo’Instant Square Camera puts square images on film

Lomography Lomo’Instant Square Camera puts square images on film

Lomography is back with yet another instant camera, this one the Lomo'Instant Square Camera. As with past Lomography gear, the company is seeking funding for its product on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, where it explains that this camera produces old school print images alongside some modern features, including an LED exposure counter and more.

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LeEco-promoted Scooterboard is a 3-wheeled electric skateboard wannabe

LeEco-promoted Scooterboard is a 3-wheeled electric skateboard wannabe

LeEco has announced a new crowdfunding campaign for 'Scooterboard,' a motorized transportation device that is a cross between a 2-wheel scooter and a 4-wheel skateboard. The model aims to fill an electric scooter void that apparently exists in the U.S., at least according to LeEco. The Scooterboard features a three-wheel design, making it something like an electric skateboard, but without the greater risk of falling.

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Retro Fighters Nintendo 64 controller is for a new generation of fans

Retro Fighters Nintendo 64 controller is for a new generation of fans

Retro Fighters has created a version of the Nintendo 64 controller designed for a new generation, as odd as that sounds considering the N64 console's retired nature, and it arguably features a better design than the original controller. The controller is targeted at diehard N64 fans who still play on their original console, not emulators. As such, this model has an N64 cable rather than USB, though the company says there are adapters available for using the controller with a PC emulator if you want that functionality.

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Professor Einstein robot is your own personal teacher

Professor Einstein robot is your own personal teacher

The average consumer can buy a robot that vacuums their carpet, cleans their grill, but how about one that exists solely to educate? Thus enters Professor Einstein, a personal robot measuring more than a foot tall with an appearance like the man after whom it is named. Professor Einstein offers various facial expressions, understands what you're saying to it, and responds to your queries. The team behind it claims their product is one of the 'most advanced' personal-tier robots currently available.

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Airdog ADII ‘all-terrain’ camera drone is for extreme athletes

Airdog ADII ‘all-terrain’ camera drone is for extreme athletes

The AirDog team is back with another AirDog drone, this one being called the ADII. The original model launched on Kickstarter back in 2014, and the latest model is no exception, with the company again seeking funding on the crowdfunding website. The AirDog ADII resembles the original model, but comes with suitable upgrades and an overall design intended for extreme athletes -- dirt bikers, mountain bikers, and more.

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Sequent smartwatch features a self-charging battery

Sequent smartwatch features a self-charging battery

Like just about every tech device we rely on these days, the usefulness of a smartwatch is dependent on its battery life. Additionally, longer use between charges means less of a hassle. Sequent, a new smartwatch startup, is trying to address this issue head-on with a self-charging wearable that uses kinetic movement to generate its own power.

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Aumi Mini smart night light doubles as a notification light

Aumi Mini smart night light doubles as a notification light

Your phone and tablet and laptop all notify you of new messages, of course, and there's a decent chance you have a smartwatch that does the same. If that's still not enough, a new special nightlight will fill the void. Called Aumi Mini, this night light doubles as a notification light, alerting you to certain things including social media mentions via various lighting arrangements.

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Arsenal taps AI to shoot pro-tier photos with your DSLR

Arsenal taps AI to shoot pro-tier photos with your DSLR

The number of people who own a DSLR versus the number of people who know how to effectively use them are at odds. Even if you've mastered shooting a particular type of scene, it can be difficult to get the best shot in an unfamiliar environment, not to mention the time it takes manually adjusting the camera's settings. That's where a new camera dongle comes into play, one backed by the power of artificial intelligence to make the hard decisions for you.

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NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack blast past $1m milestone on Kickstarter

NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack blast past $1m milestone on Kickstarter

The company formerly known as BASICS has announced the Kickstarter funding success of its latest project, the NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack. This campaign has exceeded the $1 million funding mark with more than a month remaining, marking the second time NOMATIC has had a travel bag reach and then pass the million-dollar threshold. These particular bags, says the company, are made 'for daily use and short trips.'

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FilmLab app turns film negatives into full-size color images using a phone

FilmLab app turns film negatives into full-size color images using a phone

There's a good chance you or your parents and grandparents have piles of old film negatives containing snapshots from your childhood or the more distant past. These negatives likely contain photos that would be fun to check out but none worth the hassle and cost of actually getting them developed (otherwise you'd have already done it). Here to fill that quasi-need is FilmLab, a new app-in-development that near-instantly transforms a film negative into a full-size and reasonably high quality digital color image.

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Jelly is the world’s smallest 4G LTE Android smartphone

Jelly is the world’s smallest 4G LTE Android smartphone

Jelly is an Android smartphone with 4G network support. Neither of those two things make the phone notable, at least not in and of themselves. Rather it is the phone's miniature 2.5-inch touchscreen display that makes the phone worth looking at and that earns it the title of 'world's smallest' 4G smartphone. This handset looks, at first glance, like a flip phone that is closed. It is far, far more than that, however.

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