Gadgets

  • Findster’s GPS Tracker Locates Missing Kids Or Pets, Without A Monthly Fee

    Findster’s GPS Tracker Locates Missing Kids Or Pets, Without A Monthly Fee

    There are a number of gadgets, both new and old, that allow parents to geo-locate their children – or let puppy parents track down a wandering Fido – but many of these either fall short of the task at hand by relying on Bluetooth alone, or require a monthly fee, like the FiLIP smartwatch for kids or the Amber Alert GPS, for instance. A new gadget now in the works… Read More

  • The Hug, A Water Bottle Sensor And App, Helps You Stay Hydrated

    The Hug, A Water Bottle Sensor And App, Helps You Stay Hydrated

    Everyone knows they should be drinking more water to stay healthy and hydrated, but actually remembering to do so can be a challenge. In fact, 43% of Americans drink four cups or fewer per day, according a 2012 study from the Center for Disease Control. That’s where The Hug, now on Kickstarter, comes in. The Hug solution includes a sensor band that wraps around just about any water bottle… Read More

  • LG G3 Review: Ultra-thin Bezels And A Quad HD Display Brings A New King

    LG G3 Review: Ultra-thin Bezels And A Quad HD Display Brings A New King

    The last LG phone I owned was the LG Shine in 2008 and I never thought I would want an LG phone after that. Since then I’ve owned mostly Samsung devices, but after using LG’s new flagship phone for about a week, I’m ready to switch back. Read More

  • This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone

    This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone

    I’d think this was just a clever April Fools joke, if it wasn’t the middle of July. Motorola and VivaLnk have made a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, no PIN required. Slap it on your skin, hold your phone up to it, and bam — phone unlocked. Who needs gestural passwords or face recognition when you can unlock your phone like a time traveling space wizard? Read More

  • Kudoso Is A Router That Rewards Your Kids With Facebook Time For Studying, Doing Chores

    Kudoso Is A Router That Rewards Your Kids With Facebook Time For Studying, Doing Chores

    American children spend five to seven hours per day staring at screens, TV and otherwise, according to data published by the National Institutes of Health. This leads to increased risks of weight gain and obesity, anxiety, depression, and inability to sleep, studies have found. But parental controls – and really, a better understanding of how to manage children’s screen time… Read More

  • Ring MyBell

    Ring MyBell

    If you’ve ever nearly ended up under an SUV or been doored by a sleepy minivan-driver, you’ll appreciate the MyBell. Designed by the folks at MyBell.co in Brooklyn, the $99 horn allows you to add up two digital audio files and multiple custom light patterns that will blast drivers with 105 decibels of noise and 110 lumens of light. The resulting cacophony should keep you out from… Read More

  • Hiku’s Connected Grocery Scanner Is An “Amazon Dash” For The Rest Of Us

    Hiku’s Connected Grocery Scanner Is An “Amazon Dash” For The Rest Of Us

    In April, Amazon announced it would begin testing a new connected hardware device called the “Amazon Dash,” which lets you order groceries from AmazonFresh by either scanning a product barcode or speaking a product name into the device. But the Dash is only available in select markets where Prime Fresh operates, and customers have to be invited to participate in the… Read More

  • Hardware Hackers: I Want To See Your Battlefield Applications

    Hardware Hackers: I Want To See Your Battlefield Applications

    The past few Disrupts have been amazing for fans of hardware. From Lock8 to Monsieur, we’ve had some amazing startups appearing on stage alongside the software makers of the world and it’s clear that hardware is where it’s at. That’s why I need you to submit your hardware project to Disrupt. It’s a great platform, a great way to grab attention, and a great way… Read More

  • Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter

    Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter

    Consumer Physics, the Tel Aviv-based startup behind the handheld molecular food scanner dubbed “SCiO,” has now topped $2 million in crowdfunding via its Kickstarter campaign, with 11 days still remaining. SCiO is basically a pocket-sized spectrometer that tells you the chemical makeup of what you eat, including nutritional info like calories, carbs, sugars, and more. More than… Read More

  • The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells, Kills It On Kickstarter

    The Golden Goose, A Nifty Gadget That Scrambles Eggs In Their Shells, Kills It On Kickstarter

    A Kickstarter-backed gadget called the Golden Goose is a new kitchen utility that lets you scramble eggs in the shell. Why? Because you can. I have to admit, I sort of love it when people find a way to take something that was totally not broken, and very simple to do – like scrambling eggs, for example – and reinvent it entirely. Seriously, even I can scramble eggs and… Read More

  • Watch The Oculus Rift Get Torn To Pieces In Glorious Stop Motion

    Watch The Oculus Rift Get Torn To Pieces In Glorious Stop Motion

    As long as I can remember, I’ve disassembled (and sometimes even reassembled!) every gadget I could get my hands on. But for some reason, gadget teardown photos and videos — so popular across the Interwebs whenever Apple or Samsung release some new thing — have never really done it for me. But this? This I like. Read More

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