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Augmented Reality smartphone dongle bids the tape measure farewell

Just when we thought tapeless tape measures would be the year's pinnacle of innovation in measuring devices, along comes a breakthrough that more or …

Just what your cat wants – its own flush-toilet

If you have a cat, chances are that you don't like cleaning out its litter box. Well, that's why the Catolet was created. It's basically a conveyor …

Genetic mutation helps Amish families fight aging, diabetes and even baldness

Scientists at Northwestern University have discovered a genetic mutation in an isolated Amish population that helps them live longer and healthier …

Medicine

How many of your favorite childhood movies predicted future gadgets? – The Gadgeteer

[<i>This is a guest post</i>]<p>When I was eight, I was quite convinced that my future kitchen would look like that of Caractacus Potts’s in Chitty Chitty Bang …

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Can’t imagine …

Samsung's PhoneCast app streams videos to your Gear VR

Samsung's Gear VR has a sweet 200-inch virtual screen you can use to watch videos. Unfortunately, what you can watch is limited by the fact that it's not compatible with third-party apps. The good news is that the Korean conglomerate's new application called PhoneCast can fix that issue. PhoneCast …

From a hobbit house to a secret bunker: The best sheds of 2017

As we noted in our coverage of last year's competition, those not familiar with the British shed scene can think of it as a little similar to the …

Roomba-like tech heads for the garden

For people who hate vacuuming, there's already the Roomba robotic vacuum. However, what if weeding is the task that you hate? Well, there may soon be …

GOFAR puts a backseat driver on your dash – The Gadgeteer

Do you remember the Automatic car adapters that I’ve reviewed that track your vehicle’s performance and travels? GOFAR is a similar device that’s …

Driving

Review: Ring Pro Video Doorbell

Home security has become much easier to manage and much less expensive thanks to connected devices. There's no more need to have a security company …

Home Security

Powerful automation tricks and hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython and more

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps

How To Make Your Car's Face Pretty Again

It’s nearly impossible to keep your car’s paint looking perfect when you use it every day. It seems no matter what you do, highway debris, parking …

Treblab X11 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds review – The Gadgeteer

I’m a firm believer in futurism, the coming-true of farfetched science fiction concepts. One of the seemingly impossible devices I remember reading …

Consumer Tech

This Song by Imogen Heap Is Scientifically Designed to Make Your Baby Smile

There’s a lot of bubbly, cheery music geared toward babies out there, but this melody was composed using the power of science.<p>The song, written and …

This phone has a built-in tricorder. Really.

LAS VEGAS — The smartphone is often called the real-world version of the handheld communicators from the original <i>Star Trek</i>, a nod to how prescient …

Flic wireless smart buttons review – The Gadgeteer

Using your phone or tablet to control IoT (Internet of Things) gadgets is cool, but it can get annoying when you have to pull your phone out of your …

Home Automation

Turn your Android device into a Wi-Fi extender

It’s frustrating when a Wi-Fi signal is nearby, but it’s just out of reach. Maybe your router doesn’t cover the whole of your home, or you want to …

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Smart Speaker

Media center-infused smart speakers and Bluetooth speakers are pretty common these days, but over on Hackaday, user Carlo Maria Curinga made one of …

Raspberry Pi

ICYMI: Hydroponics on a grand scale

Today on In Case You Missed It: Sundrop Farms in Australia produces tomatoes from using solar power and seawater, no soil, pesticides or groundwater involved. You can watch the video of the facility here or the CNN story here. The story about the weather study using man-made ice storms is described …

Make your bed via smartphone with Smartduvet

The Smartduvet, now live now on Kickstarter, features a compressor pump and a lattice-shaped structure that sits inside your duvet cover on top of …

Outsmart Shows You Cheaper Versions of All the Expensive Stuff You Want to Buy

The GoPro is an awesome action camera, but it’s also super expensive. If you’re willing to forgo the name brand, fancy specs, and extra features, you …

eBay Buying Guides

Popular buying guides<p>11 Things You Never Knew About the Movie Elf<p>5 PS4 Hacks That Actually Work<p>8 Baby Buys the Experts Say You Don’t Need<p>5 Xbox One …

OsmoBot: Truly Affordable Hydroponic + Aquaponic Monitors

OsmoBot is the story of three hydroponic farmers:<p>James, the lazy farmer, who wanted to check on his system without leaving the warmth of his bed. …

This DIY Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Generator Is Simple to Build, Fries Small Electronics

If you want to get your hands dirty on a semi-evil electronics project, this DIY EMP generator is fun—if not a little dangerous—build to try. It …

Antarctica-spec fatbike puts the power to both wheels

Leeming first approached Philadelphia-based bike-designer Steve Christini about the project in 2013. His company, Christini Bicycles, had started …

Watch Samsung VR's latest scripted series this weekend

Assuming you still have a phone to slot into your Gear VR, you'll have something new to watch this weekend. <i>Invisible</i> is the latest scripted series on the Samsung VR platform, and is helmed by <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> and <i>The Bourne Identity</i> director, Doug Liman. The way <i>Wired</i> describes it, <i>Invisible</i> sounds …

LyfieEye delivers spherical 360 capture for smartphones

eCapture Technologies recently announced a Kickstarter campaign for its LyfieEye device, which is something that will cater for those who have a …

Virtual Reality

WiFi Communicating Pet Treat Dispenser lets you micromanage remotely

Pets can be extremely therapeutic, especially if you have had a pretty stressful day at the office. Of course, some of us prefer dogs over every …

Pets

How to Recover Deleted Photos on Android

Did you just delete a bunch of photos in order to free up some storage space, or worse, you deleted important photos by accident? Fret not, there are …