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  • FreedomPop Debuts In-Home Wireless Broadband With 1GB Free, Sees Nearly 50% Paid Conversions On Mobile

    FreedomPop Debuts In-Home Wireless Broadband With 1GB Free, Sees Nearly 50% Paid Conversions On Mobile

    FreedomPop, the wireless broadband company that started out offering free mobile data plans with 500MB of bandwidth for free, today began offering its Hub Burst modem for pre-order with an early 2013 expected arrival date. The modem uses Clearwire’s WiMAX network to provide customers with in-home broadband connections at speeds it claims exceed DSL connections, and comes with 1GB per… Read More

  • MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad’s Camera

    MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad’s Camera

    Augmented reality isn’t always totally pointless. Sorry if you think it’s hugely useful to see an augmented view of tweets around you just by holding up your phone, but I like to find slightly more advanced applications using the technology. One such app, MagicPlan, fits that description. From the two-year old startup Sensopia, the MagicPlan iOS app is rolling out version 2.0 of… Read More

  • Pixloo Helps You Sell Your Home With Free Virtual Tours, Exports To Zillow, Trulia & More

    Pixloo Helps You Sell Your Home With Free Virtual Tours, Exports To Zillow, Trulia & More

    In December, Eric covered Open Home Pro, a startup that lets realtors sell homes via their iPads. Today, there comes a similar effort from Pixloo, except this service is designed for use by anyone – realtors and homeowners alike. With Pixloo, you can upload information about your home, including text, photos and even videos and then immediately export that data to major real estate… Read More

  • EnergyHub Launches Energy Management System For Consumers

    EnergyHub Launches Energy Management System For Consumers

    Today, EnergyHub launched its new, comprehensive, in-home energy management system for U.S. consumers. The system includes the EnergyHub Home Base, for centralized management of the electricity usage in the home, as well as The EnergyHub Thermostat, Sockets and Strips. The Home Base also connects to the Web via Wi-Fi, allowing users to remotely manage individual components via Web-based… Read More

  • A Chair Made Entirely Of The Cracks Between The Cushions

    You know how your phone, change, pen, or whatever is always disappearing into that crack between adjacent cushions or the back of the couch? Very annoying, yes. Which is why design studio Daisuke Motogi Architecture decided that we need to own those cracks. Result: the Lost In Sofa chair, which repurposes that flaw into a feature. Read More

  • Bookshelf with integrated bookend: nice for minimalists (and cube-lovers)

    The design of this little shelf is easy to appreciate. While personally I have little use for bookends (my issue is not having enough bookcases to begin with), it does occasionally happen that you don’t have the exact number of books you need to fill a shelf. That’s where this little cube comes in. Read More

  • Dodongo dislikes video game soap (not me though, I like it)


    Oh, soap. You are made in so many shapes and colors. Even, though I never would have guessed it, Super Nintendo cartridge shape and color. I can’t tell you how many of these soaps I want to have, though I’d be hard pressed to choose between Triforce and Pac-Man when washing my hands. Plus, I still haven’t used up my Han Solo. [via GameSetWatch (nice headline) and GearFuse] Read More

  • Lever-activated faucet: get one

    It’s Earth Day, friend reader. Not that you’d know it, what with a gazillion pounds of waste being thrown indiscriminately into holes and oceans every day. But while I am quite sure that we will eventually find a way to deal with that junk (fire it into the sun, am I right?), a more problematic problem is that of fresh water. Sure, your tap will pour out delicious, cold water all… Read More

  • Remember when you just held your thumb over the end of the hose?


    I can understand a hose gun attachment to a certain extent, but this is kind of nuts. Seven different spray patterns? On one hand I think “man, I can do most of that stuff without a big plastic doodad.” On the other (my gadget hand), “Man, that thing is awesome. If only I had a garden to water.” The fact that it comes from a site called “Whatever Works”… Read More

  • Sleep Scan: Tanita's sensor-equipped mat monitors your sleep

    Leading health monitor manufacturer Tanita today announced [JP] a sensor-equipped mat that’s supposed to measure the deepness and quality of your sleep. The company, which is also active in the US, says placing the mat under your mattress is enough. The system will then keep track of your body motion, breath rate and pulse throughout the night. Read More

  • Nap Vieeb Plus II: Wearable doze prevention device

    Are you constantly in danger of falling asleep while working or driving? Alarm clocks, watches or your cell phone are of no help? Then the oddly named Nap Vieeb Plus II [JP], offered by a Japanese company called Takanoha, might be the right thing for you. The Nap Vieeb Plus II is a simple earpiece alarm gadget whose first version was released about four years ago. Read More

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