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Live Beacon aims to be the simplest iBeacon device

Live Beacon aims to be the simplest iBeacon device

A new product dubbed Live Beacon aims to be the simplest iBeacon device out there, making it easy for places like retail stores and museums to connect visitors with promotions or information via their smartphone. Those with a Live Beacon can update what it transmits via the cloud; those with the Live Beacon app, meanwhile, will get a notification when they get within 100ft or so of the device. That notification will take the visitors to an app, website, or video, depending on how the owner set it up.

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This folding bicycle helmet isn’t as scary as it sounds

This folding bicycle helmet isn’t as scary as it sounds

Someone made a folding bicycle helmet, their intention being the conservation of space in one's bag while out and about, and naturally it sounds suspicious. A helmet is, in some cases, the only thing standing between the road and your skull. One would assume a folding helmet would be less capable of protecting said skull due to its propensity toward, you know, folding. That's not a concern, though, according to the team behind it: Fend, the collapsible bike helmet, features a special joint system that will keep it open and secured when you need it most.

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Kello advanced sleep trainer aims to help you sleep better

Kello advanced sleep trainer aims to help you sleep better

We all know that how good your day is really depends on how well you slept the night before. If you didn’t sleep well, the day starts on a bad note and can go downhill from there. Kello is a new alarm clock that is on Kickstarter that aims to train you to get a better night of sleep.

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iLDock brings charging, headphone use back to iPhone 7 for $10

iLDock brings charging, headphone use back to iPhone 7 for $10

The new iPhone 7 has been available for just over two weeks now, and if there's one trend that's becoming immediately apparent, it's ways to restore a standard 3.5mm headphone jack to Apple's latest smartphone. The 3.5mm to Lightning adapter included in the iPhone 7's box might be enough for some users that plan to stick with wired headphones, but for many other there's still the dilemma of charging and listening to music at the same time.

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goTenna Mesh wants to give you coverage in spotty areas via mesh network

goTenna Mesh wants to give you coverage in spotty areas via mesh network

If you live in a very rural or mountainous area the challenge for all mobile phone services is getting a signal to you in the backcountry areas. In Colorado few phone services work in the mountains and a new product on Kickstarter wants to change that. The new product is called the goTenna Mesh and it wants to field a plethora of small antennas that you carry with you that will allow you to relay your messages via other users to bring communications to these remote areas.

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Cyclone roller coaster building kit is LEGO compatible

Cyclone roller coaster building kit is LEGO compatible

There are all sorts of projects that turn up on Kickstarter and some of them get the funding they seek quickly, others don’t. One of the latest projects to get the funding it was looking for is an awesome building kit that is compatible with LEGO called Cyclone. Cyclone is a large roller coaster building kit that actually has working cars.

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Podo camera redux has larger pixels, wide-angle lens, two week battery

Podo camera redux has larger pixels, wide-angle lens, two week battery

Remember the Podo wireless camera? It’s back again, this time as an upgraded version that has, among other things, twice the pixel size as the original and a wide-angle lens. Despite the changes, Podo still offers its best features — you can stick it anywhere (just about, anyway) for quick on-the-fly recording. Stick it to a door, and it’ll record your visitors; to a wall, and it’ll record your pets; to the fridge, and it’ll see who is stealing your lunch.

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Robo C2 and R2 smart 3D printer are controlled via Robo app

Robo C2 and R2 smart 3D printer are controlled via Robo app

A pair of new 3D printers have landed on Kickstarter looking for funding called the Robo C2 and the Robo R2. Both of the 3D printers are equipped with WiFi and are controlled via an app that allows you to print whatever you can dream up right from your smartphone. The printers both promise innovative print features with the goal of simplifying the path to every print made.

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MIOPS Mobile camera remote puts your smartphone to work

MIOPS Mobile camera remote puts your smartphone to work

A new camera remote for photographers has turned up on Kickstarter called the MIOPS Mobile hailed as the most versatile camera remote in all the land. MIOPS Mobile is designed to be used with DSLR cameras and turns your smartphone into the remote for the camera. MIOPS Mobile connects to the shutter release port of the camera and communicates with the smartphone over Bluetooth.

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Wazer Desktop Waterjet is a fabricators dream

Wazer Desktop Waterjet is a fabricators dream

Traditional waterjet cutters are gigantic machines that take up lots of floor space in your garage and cost lots of money. A new desktop waterjet cutter has debuted on Kickstarter called the Wazer and it is much smaller and less costly than standard waterjet cutters. It's not exactly compact, but it is significantly smaller than traditional units are.

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Camorama 4K action VR and 360 camera lands on Kickstarter

Camorama 4K action VR and 360 camera lands on Kickstarter

Often if you want a camera that can support VR and one that can support 360-degree recording, you are looking for two different cameras. The Camorama is a new camera that can do both with one product and it has landed on Kickstarter seeking funding. The camera can shoot 4K resolution photos and video that can be shared via an app directly to social media.

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Samsung spin-off launches a finger-phone strap

Samsung spin-off launches a finger-phone strap

A team of Samsung employees has spun off a company by the name of Innomdle Lab with a device by the name of Sgnl. Sgnl is a watch strap that allows a smartwatch to become a phone - sort of. This device connects physically to a watch - any watch, really - and uses Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone. That smartphone then sends sound to the strap, which sends sound through the user's fingertip directly into their ear.

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