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5 Unique Desk Gadgets for Under $40

Coffee Warmer USB Hub ($16.99)<p>Two questions: Do you like drinking lukewarm coffee? Do you like crawling under your desk to plug in all your gadgets? …

The 10 tech commandments to avoid digital shame

With the help of our readers and GuardianWitness, we've compiled some handy tips on how to avoid everlasting shame in the modern world – where reply all, browser history and autocorrect just seem out to get you<p>Technology may have introduced us to a brave new world where anything is possible. …

Plated delivers ingredients and prep instructions to your door

Plated has created the un-grocery-shopping-trip. The company received $5 million in its first round of funding today.<p>While there are plenty of companies that will deliver groceries to your door, and plenty more companies that will deliver fully-cooked healthy meals to your door, Plated delivers the …

Here’s everything you need to know about the Heartbleed web security flaw

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / aetb<p>It seems as though every week or so there’s a new hack or exploit that reveals millions of passwords …

Information Security

Stick-On Monitoring Patch Moves And Stretches With Skin

Like a Band-Aid that keeps track of your activities<p>Bracelets or belts that track your activity and vitals may soon be a thing of the past. Engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have produced a health-monitoring device that looks like a Band-Aid. …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Watch Batman Kick Butt in This Gorgeous, Noir-Style 75th Anniversary Short

Batman saves the day... and gets the girl.<p>To celebrate 75 years of The Dark Knight, DC Entertainment and producer Bruce Trimm released a beautiful three-minute short that pays homage to the early animated series. The nostalgic video -- titled "Batman: Strange Days" -- features the Caped Crusader …

How Scarlett Johansson helped me challenge disfigurement stigma

Adam Pearson was born with a condition that causes tumours to grow on his face. But acting with Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin is changing the way people look at him<p>Adam Pearson is used to people noticing him. A few weeks ago, he was in a DVD shop near his home in Croydon, south London, and a …

Crowd Funding

Gear Up for Summer Adventures with the LaCie Fuel Wireless Hard Drive.

It's springtime and folks are gearing up for travel and vacations. With that in mind, I'll be taking a look over these next months at some of the gadgets and gear that can make your adventurers more convenient, more fun, and more tech friendly.<p>If you’re traveling in the near future, and especially …

Appalachian Trail

Tip of the Day: How to Create a Secure Password Using Your iPhone

The other day I was changing my Yahoo password and the site didn't like my chosen password because it included letters from my name and a number from my birthday. I wasn't intentionally using my birthday and it's pretty hard not to use at least one letter from my name, since my name is long and …

Wolfram Alpha

Kanex simpleDock because sometimes the simplest ideas are the best

I use my MacBook Pro to develop apps, so I'm constantly taking it with me when I visit clients and colleagues, and even to Starbucks, which means frequently unplugging it and plugging it in. So I decided to get a docking and charging station in order to simplify my life. I was looking at the …

Gear & Gadgets

Show Off Your Books With The Thor Hammer Bookend

Show off your books, or favorite comics, with the Thor Hammer Bookend, which is one of the most iconic magical items in the whole Marvel universe. …

Comics

An Ingenious Way to Save Half-Eaten Fruit, Without Plastic Baggies

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 07.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Food Huggers is a line of silicone …

Eating

Nap on the Go: Folding Head Support Prevents Neck Pain

On long car trips or airplane journeys, it’s so hard to stay awake that we often find ourselves waking up from an unintended nap with a terribly sore …

Repair Rebel packs 24 tools into one ring

Intended primarily as a cyclists’ gadget, the titanium-bodied Repair Rebel takes the form of a ring, the outside of which is studded with multiple …

Giveaway: EarSkinz ES2 – The Ultimate Comfort Accessory For Your Apple EarPods!

If you’ve been around the site for a while, you’ll know that we enjoy giving away great stuff to out readers – and we’ve got a nice prize for you …

Waterproofing Electronics with Rust-Oleum NeverWet

Becky Stern and Phil Torrone of Adafruit Industries test out Rust-Oleum’s NeverWet superhydrophobic spray to see how well it works for making various …

Meet the OFF Pocket, a Privacy Accessory That Caters to Your Paranoia

Worried the guv’ment is spying on your phone? (They are!) Well now there’s the OFF Pocket — the cell phone equivalent of wearing an aluminum foil hat …

Surveillance

Chill Out Anywhere With The HackedPack Hammock-Backpack

Lounge for a nap anywhere you want when you have the HackedPack with you. The Hammock-Backpack allows you to always have your hammock with you, …

Camping

Cocoon Slim Backpack

When you have no choice but to travel with a bunch of gadgets, your biggest concern is getting them to your destination in one piece. The Cocoon Slim …

This Flat Flexible Lunch Bag Can Hold Your Heftiest Hoagie

Almost like a real-life version of Santa's bag, Unikia's new Compleat Foodskin lunchbag can magically expand—thanks to the wonder that is silicone—to …

An Alarm Clock With a Feature You Actually Need: USB Ports

It's a hard pill for the alarm clock industry to swallow, but the fact of the matter is that we don't really need them anymore. Smartphones have been …

Evade Unlawful Handcuff Restraint With The TIHK Key (video)

Getting arrested isn’t fun, obviously. But what if you’re unlawfully handcuffed for no good reason? Most likely, you won’t do anything if you’re …

Corruption

ChargeKey – The House Key Sized Emergency Lightning Cable is Always Handy

The folks behind the ChargeCard, the wallet-sized sync-cable for smartphones, are back with a new product called the ChargeKey. It’s a stripped down …

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

It could be the fact that we all have so many of them of them, but we seem to demand more and more from our tools on a daily basis. That applies to …

Walk By Scrabble Board Gives Players With No Time More

Finding time in your day to sit down with family members is tough enough in this ever demanding world. So it stands to reason that you’ll likely …

Gear & Gadgets

The Most Dramatic Dinner Plates Will Emphasize Your Meal