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  • Happy Atoms launches to teach kids about the wonders of molecules

    Happy Atoms launches to teach kids about the wonders of molecules

    While I absolutely despise most STEM toys I’m going to give Happy Atoms a pass simply because it is aimed at educators and not for the home market. Created by chemistry set maker Thames & Kosmos along with Pittsburgh-based Schell Games, Happy Atoms teaches kids about building molecules using magnetic atoms that connect in “happy” ways. The entire kit comes with… Read More

  • Visa made an NFC mobile payment ring for Olympic athletes in Rio

    Visa made an NFC mobile payment ring for Olympic athletes in Rio

    This is probably pretty far down everyone’s list of necessary Olympic athletic equipment to pack for the 2016 Rio games, but Visa’s gonna be Visa, because it’s everywhere you want to be and life takes Visa, etc. The credit card giant is offering up a new NFC-enabled payment ring to Team Visa athletes, no doubt inspired by the fact that those super aerodynamic track and… Read More

  • Ring’s new Video Doorbell Pro ditches the battery for more smarts in a smaller package

    Ring’s new Video Doorbell Pro ditches the battery for more smarts in a smaller package

    Ring, the folks behind the self-titled Ring video doorbell, have a two-punch combo’s worth of news this morning: they’re launching a new model called the Ring Pro, and have raised a $61.2 million Series C. Read More

  • Ring’s Smart Doorbell Gets A Smart Speaker

    Ring’s Smart Doorbell Gets A Smart Speaker

    Ring, the connected doorbell with built-in video and two-way talking features, now has a partner in crime: Ring Chime, a Wi-Fi speaker that activates when a visitor presses your Ring, and which can use custom tones you can upload yourself through the Ring mobile app. The Ring Chime is available at a discounted price of $19.95 when it launches for pre-order at the start of June, and will cost… Read More

  • Ring Gesture Control Device for Smart Devices

    The Ring Is Real

    It’s been almost a year since Takuro Yoshida and his team blew up Kickstarter with the Ring, a wearable that uses simple wand-like gestures to control gadgets in the home. Promises abounded: You’ll be able to control the lights in your home with the flick of a finger. You’ll be able to change the song on your iPhone, turn up the music, or even snap a photo. Read More

  • Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors

    Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors

    After a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised $250,000 and a first-generation product that promised remote viewing of anyone coming to your front door over your home network, Doorbot is rebranding as Ring, and introduced redesigned hardware with more of a focus on home security, and a design that should help it better fit in with its surroundings and compliment existing house design… Read More

  • The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

    The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

    There was once a rumor that Apple would actually use a ring device for input to an Apple television. Neither of those gadgets exist yet, of course, but Ring is a Kickstarter project trying to fund a finger-based wearable that could enable the kind of controls envisioned in that Apple flight of fancy. The Ring is a hardware device that resembles an ordinary (if slightly chunky) ring, filled… Read More

  • Bottle opener wears like a ring, punches like brass knuckles

    While cool, I dunno that I’d recommend wearing this very often. Particularly around law enforcement, since the bottle opener ring could definitely be mistaken for brass knuckles. Read More

  • Kinekt gear ring. It spins!

    Quite possibly the coolest ring we’ve seen in a long time. Maybe ever. It might not be as functional as my bottle opener ring, but this gear ring from Kinekt Design will certainly be more entertaining. Read More

  • Ring: The Alarm Clock You Wear

    Another day, another made up Yanko Design product. This time, we inspect a new design concept for an alarm clock called Ring. Ring consists of two elastic, vibrating rings that charge on an alarm clock dock. You set the time you want to wake up to each ring and then let them charge. Once charged, throw one on before you pass out and you’ll be awoken in a whole new way. Each ring… Read More