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5 Unique Drinking Gadgets for Under $50

Digital Beer Koozie ($20)<p>So much real-time data in this world, and here you are drinking beer without knowing its exact temperature.<p>The Kool-er-naut …

UniPi Is A Powerful Board That Can Control Your Smart Home

In the near future we will all live in smart homes. Our doors will open automatically, our air conditioners will know when we are too hot, and our toilets will understand our deepest needs. And the device to tie everything together? The Unipi.<p>Created by a pair of Czech engineers, Adam Škorpík and …

Ooh La La: 1,800-Piece LEGO Collector's Edition Batman Tumbler Coming Soon

This is the $200 Collector's Edition LEGO Tumbler due out in September. The vehicle measures 15-inches by 9-inches and contains 1,869-pieces. Mostly …

17 Lies "The Sims" Told Us About Real Life

In real life there is no rosebud ;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;

PantryChic is like a robotic prep cook for your home kitchen

Store and dispense baking ingredients with a kitchen gadget that takes the hassle out of converting weights and measures.<p>I have always been mildly envious of television-show chefs who show up on set and have all their ingredients already laid out for them in neat bowls and cups, prepped by …

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Acer Chromebook CB5 spotted, packs a Tegra K1 with 4GB RAM

Up until now the Chromebook space has been dominated by chips from Intel and, to lesser extent, Samsung’s EXYNOS. If a new listing on Swedish retailer Komplett.se proves to be correct, Nvidia could soon be joining the party as well with a Tegra K1-powered device.<p>According to the product listing for …

MIT's CityHome turns tight spaces into futuristic abodes

Pulp sci-fi novels have painted a picture of a bleak future, with dense, dystopian urban sprawl forcing us into ever-shrinking living spaces. Such ignominious abodes would probably benefit from something MIT Media Lab's Changing Places team has been working on. It's called CityHome, and it's a …

MIT’s CityHome Is A House In A Box You Control By Waving Your Hand

Think 200 square feet is too small to live in? MIT Media Lab might persuade you otherwise.<p>Two hundred square feet. It’s horrifyingly small, even by New York standards. But a new project called CityHome, by MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group, can make it feel like you’re living in an apartment …

Dell Chromebook 11: Battery life, design and performance are well worth the cost

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>All of sudden, the Google Chromebook market is getting pretty crowded. Samsung has long been a Chrome partner and Google(s …

Top five tools to get started with making games

Want to make a game but don't know where to start?<p>We asked the developers at Europe's first Newsgames Hackathon to tell us which tools novice developers can use to create their own games. Whether you want to tell a non-linear story using a text-based tool or get stuck in with some basic coding, …

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …

PowerPak Ultra crams 14000 mAh of Power into a Rugged Battery Pack

Keeping your smartphones and tablet powered up and working on a trip or when you are away from an outlet for an extended time can be a challenge. It …

Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Monitor Unveiled By Adafruit For $35

If you are looking for a small form factor Raspberry Pi display you might be interested in a new device unveiled by Adafruit this month in the form …

Gift Guide For The Home Automation Enthusiast

It’s never been easier to make your home work for you. In the past, installing home automation devices was a laborious and obnoxious task, reserved for only the most committed geeks. But now home automation items can be wrapped and given as gifts. Best yet, these products are fully functional on …

Raspberry Pi Apple iBeacon Created Using £12 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Dongle (video)

If you are intrigued by the new Apple iBeacon device which is now gone live within Macy’s to test location specific discounts that will be made …

5 pieces of advice for those who want to buy a connected device

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>Look, the internet of things is hot right now. We even put out a connected gift guide that showcased a …

Little Venice Rhyl a Mystery or Myth Below Queens Market?

<i>Little Venice Rhyl a myth & distant memory to some and a code of silence to others!</i><p>Updates to the Little Venice Rhyl and Queens Market article<p>This …

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Pan-European Train Travel To Get Easier As Loco2 Prepares To Hook Into U.K.’s Rail Booking System

There are a fair few European startups attacking the travel aggregation space to make it less of a headache to get from A to B when crossing multiple national borders. Just last week, at our very own Disrupt Europe, Wanderio launched its take on simplifying European trips by letting users book …

Classic Posters of Iconic Movie Cars

<i>Cars And Films</i> is a series of prints paying homage to some great films and the iconic vehicles used in them by graphic and web designer Jess Prudencio. Based out of Seville, Spain, Prudencio embarked on this passion project with a simple, clean perspective. While most illustrators focus on the …

Super Mario fully implemented in HTML5

Full Screen Mario is Josh Goldberg's complete remake of the classic Super Mario Brothers in HTML5. You can play re-creations of the original levels, …

Google Web Designer launches in beta, available now as a free download

Back in June, Google's advertising arm put up a blog post, letting us know it was about to release an HTML5 development tool, called Google Web Designer. Well, it's just arrived today, per a post on Google's own G+ account, and it's available in beta as a free download. Throughout, the tool appears …

Mindsy Wants To Be The Netflix Of E-Learning

Launched publicly last month, Mindsy is a new UK startup that’s building a Netflix-style service for consuming e-learning content, specifically online video courses. Instead of selling individual courses as per sites like Udemy and Skillshare, the company is repackaging some of the same premium …