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Snapchat Announces 'Spectacles,' $130 Sunglasses That Record 10 Seconds of Video at a Time

Snapchat has announced its first hardware product, a one-size-fits-all pair of sunglasses called Spectacles that can record 10 seconds of video at a time, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The glasses will cost $130 and launch this fall in three colors: teal, black and coral. Video will sync …

High-tech cooler boasts Bluetooth, blender

The Coolest cooler is on fire on Kickstarter, luring backers with a 18-volt blender, Bluetooth speaker, and other surprises.<p>One of the hottest Kickstarters at the moment is also the coolest. It's hard to imagine a cooler could inspire passion, but the Coolest cooler is winning crowdfunding fans by …

Crowd Funding

Meet Kasisto, Siri’s business-minded older brother

Siri’s starting work — or at least something like that. SRI International, the brains behind the Siri standalone app bought by Apple back in 2010, has announced the creation of Kasisto, a business version of Apple’s virtual assistant.<p>Kasisto will enable companies to integrate their own branded …

How to set up a foolproof note-taking system for writers and other nerds (Part 3)

Welcome to the final part of our series about note-taking for writers (or anyone else). Today we’re going to look at getting clippings and bookmarks into Evernote, to be stored and accessible alongside your scanned, paper-based notes (Part 1) and your text notes grabbed on your iPhone or Mac (Part …

KLAX multi-tool axe head detaches for easy transport

The KLAX axe head weighs just 7.4 oz (210 g) and, like a beefed-up Swiss Army knife, features a bevy of built-in tools. Measuring 6.25 x 3.75 0.3 in …

Hey Joe travel mug brews coffee on the go with a push of a button

"The mug can hold 14 oz (414 ml) of water and brew 14 oz of coffee," Jordan Warren, founder of Hey Joe Coffee, tells Gizmag. "This is somewhere in …

Kairos blends mechanical and smartwatch technology

Launched on May 15, The Kairos Watches line looks like many other upmarket timepieces. It’s available in two models: the MSW 115 that has a 21-jewel …

Wearable Tech

iPhone Case Lets You Know About Messages Before Your Phone Does

Waste not, want not.<p>A company creating a new iPhone case claims it can harness leftover electromagnetic energy to power an LED notification system, …

Lego Serenity time-lapse build

The best electronics from the Australian Good Design Awards (pictures)

Awards

Roombots: Lego-like robotic blocks that transform into furniture (video)

Imagine if you can just snap your fingers or issue a verbal command for a table, a chair or any other furniture to assemble right in front of you. That's what a team of researchers from the Swiss Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) hopes to achieve by …

How to set up a foolproof note-taking system for writers and other nerds (Part 1)

I started writing stories this year – short fiction and a couple of novellas so far – and I’ve found I need to make a lot of notes. The iPhone is pretty great for this, as you’d expect, but not always: Sometimes it’s just not appropriate to tap away on a cellphone, and sometimes you might want to …

Evernote Marks Their 100 Million Users Milestone

Congratulations to Evernote, who have announced this week that they now have over 100 million users around the world.<p>If you somehow haven’t heard of or used Evernote it is an incredibly powerful, feature-rich note-taking app.<p>It’s really more than just a note-taking app. At one time it was touted as …

Note-Taking

HoverBar 3 for iPad: For The Perfect “Look Ma, No Hands!” Tablet Experience

This the HoverBar 3 is the accessorry that will save your iPad from falling on your face while you read in bed. It’s essentially a clamp for the iPad that’s attached a flexible metal arm that you can grip onto most desk, bed frames, or monitors.<p>There are a lot of use cases for this, but the ones …

IPad Air

Kenu Airframe car mount makes iPhone road trips a breeze (plus giveaway!)

Everyone with a car has tried using an iPhone holder in their vehicle at some point. Unfortunately, many of these gadget grabbers simply don’t cut it. Well, the Kenu Airframe is the solution.<p><b>Enter the Cult of Mac giveaway:</b> We have three Airframes to give away to three viewers who like and comment …

Instead of wireless, Griffin’s new iPad keyboard goes…wired?

Griffin’s wired iPad keyboard at first it seems like a ridiculously tardy April Fool’s joke, or a signal that perhaps Nashville has been overcome by some bizarre warping of time; aren’t we supposed to be <i>taking wires away</i> instead of adding them? But under the right conditions, a wired iPad keyboard …

Original Stitch Is A Shirt Company That Offers 1 Billion Computerized Style Combinations

Menswear, like sewage treatment and rabies, needs to be disrupted. I’ve already seen about a dozen folks trying to change the space, most notably Bonobos and Indochino, but no one has quite cracked the “older, odd-shirt-wearing tech dude demographic.” Until now.<p>Original Stitch is a custom shirt …

Kickstart HYPER’s new iStick – a USB stick with a Lightning connector

HYPER by Sanho – the company behind the Hyperjuice batteries for Macbooks and iPads have just launched their latest creation to the world through Kickstarter.<p>The iStick is essentially a USB stick with the dual use of connecting it to your iPhone 5, 5s, iPod Touch and iPads with it’s Apple certified …

Kohler kit lets you flush your toilet without touching the filthy thing

When it comes to things that the germ-conscious want to avoid touching, toilet flush levers likely occupy the top spot. Kohler evidently realizes …

Luminlay makes guitar knobs glow

Playing a bum note or starting off in the wrong key because you can't see where your hands are in a dimly lit club or quiet corner hideaway can be …

Run, robot, run – here comes the OutRunner

So, you already own little remote-control cars, planes, boats and submarines ... what else could there be? Well, how about something that <i>runs</i>? That's …

Robotics

Notable New iPad Apps: GoodReader 4

GoodReader has been one of the most powerful and popular PDF / document handling apps for iOS for many years now. Today it’s got a brand new universal version for iPad and iPhone – <b>GoodReader 4</b>.<p>If you’ve used GoodReader you already know that it’s an excellent PDF reader app that offers a wealth of …

Apps

How to use your email as a powerful to-do manager

Email is ubiquitous, so it’s the perfect place to keep your task list.<p>Fastmail beats Gmail hands down.

Nanotips turn any gloves into touch-screen gloves

You know what time of year it is? Spring. And you know what kind of product is perfect to launch in your store during spring? According to the folks at Reign23 who sent me the PR email, the perfect spring accessory is gloves. Warm, hand-toasting gloves.<p>Or rather, a dab-on liquid which turns any …

The history of Microsoft's new Outlook for iPhone app

A powerhouse email app<p><i>Less than two months after acquiring Acompli, Microsoft is releasing an Outlook for iOS app today. Microsoft's new app is simply a rebrand of Acompli's existing app, but the company is promising new features in the future. Read our original report below on how Acompli, and</i> …

Credit card-size iPhone charger packs backup battery

Remember when the coolest brag for a gadget was that it was “credit card size”? Those times are back. The Revi Charger is a credit card-size iPhone charger with a built-in backup battery, and could really be just the thing in an emergency.<p>The Revi comes in two sizes. The 2.4mm 550mAh model is the …

Evernote’s Business Notebook Splits Public And Private Notes, Adds Reminders

Evernote’s new Business Notebook (made my Moleskine) lets you share just a part of your handwritten notes with other businessy-type folks, and it also lets you check a box on each page to set a reminder. And of course it does this in concert with the Evernote suite of apps.<p>The notebook looks like …

How a toy designer dreamed up the geek-friendly AeroPress coffee maker

The AeroPress is a deceptively simple device -- it's basically a coffee syringe. The quick-brewing coffee maker sits somewhere between an espresso machine and a French press. You pour hot water over your grounds then force the water through them with a plunger. What makes the AeroPress unique is …