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GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

Hypnotic Flapping Wing Turbines Keep Working in the Gentlest Breeze

There have been many proposed alternatives to the spinning propeller blades used on wind turbines installed all over the county, but none as …

Wind Power

Retro-style games are modern classics

After reviewing Devious Dungeon, it occurred to me that the classic platformer game genre is far from dead. Even though the graphics for smartphone games have reached amazing heights with games like Real Racing 3, the Modern Combat franchise, and countless other top-tier titles, what's interesting …

Retrogaming

Revolutionary membrane can keep your heart beating perfectly forever

You're looking at a rabbit's heart beating outside the animal that once hosted it. It's alive, pumping blood on its own thanks to a revolutionary …

University of Illinois

Wearables Attack! Huawei Announces A Fitness Band That’s Also A Bluetooth Headset

Your fitness band got into my bluetooth headset! No, your bluetooth headset got into my fitness band! Stop! You’re both right!<p>In what I suspect will be a minor blip in the interstitial wearable world, China’s Huawei has announced a Bluetooth sports band complete with pedometer and calorie counter …

Depending On Price, The Samsung Gear Fit Could Dominate The Wearables Market

Forget about the rest of Samsung’s MWC offerings. The Gear Fit is about the most exciting product announced in Barcelona today. It’s the first Samsung wearable that has a legitimate chance of catching on.<p>The Fit is focused to the fitness crowd – natch – but it packs enough features to be a hit with …

Electrify Any Bike For Extra Pedal Power

Upgrade your old two-wheeler.<p>Who wants to be a sweaty mess after biking to work? “No one,” is the answer FlyKly is banking on. The start-up has created an electrified rear wheel that can retrofit onto almost any bike. Pedaling becomes effortless, and co-workers will thank you.<p>Motor<p>The 250-watt <b>motor</b> …

Beyond QWERTY: how Palette's knobs and dials change the way you work and play

Custom fit controls<p>Most people interact with their computers in the same way, with a mouse and a keyboard. And that's generally true for a wide range of professions and hobbies: photographers, video editors, even gamers. "They all do very specific jobs on the computer, but the main way they …

Turn Your Old Laptop Into a DIY Hideaway Media Center for TV

Busted your laptop screen or just have no use for the old notebook any more? Snapguide user Vaibhav has a neat DIY project to turn it into a …

Turn an Old PC Into a NAS, VPN, Media Streamer, and More with Amahi

If you have an old computer with some life left in it, or you're building a do-it-all home server that can store your backups, music, movies, and …

Build Your Own LittleBits-Style Electronic Components

LittleBits are awesome circuit kits that make playing around with electronics pretty simple and fun. If you'd rather make your own to see just how …

Arduino

Fitbit Offering Refunds Or Device Swaps To Owners Of Force Wristband With Skin Irritation

Fitness device maker Fitbit is offering up an honest deal to customers who are reporting that their Fitbit Force is causing them skin irritation: you can either get a full refund, or swap out your tracker for a different one from the Fitbit line, the assumption being that you’ll likely opt for one …

Spend Two Hours Learning from Portrait Master Greg Heisler

Earlier this week, when stumbled across this two-hour presentation by iconic portrait photographer Greg Heisler, it took all the will power we had …

Using a Wireless Transmitter to Trigger Strobes

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

How to Put Together Your Photography Portfolio

Creating a portfolio of your work is a vital first step for aspiring professional photographers, and it's also a worthwhile exercise for keen …

Tips for Marketing a Photography Business on Facebook

Today, Facebook is being used as an effective marketing tool for a wide variety of businesses. It is especially effective for marketing a photography …

Windows 8 Survival Guide: All the Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds

Windows 8 is out, and Microsoft's army of touchscreen devices has made its way into many people's hands. It's a huge change from what you're used to. …

Self-contained powered Copenhagen Wheel hits the market – at last

Back in 2009, MIT's SENSEable City team unveiled its Copenhagen Wheel prototype. In a nutshell, it's a self-contained electrically-powered rear …

Cyanogen Launches Installer App To Bring Aftermarket Android To The Masses

Cyanogen Inc. revealed a few months back that it closed a $7 million seed investment from Benchmark Capital. The vision it laid out at the time was no small one: it wants its cooked version of Android to become the third most-used mobile OS behind iOS and Android proper.<p>Naturally, that involves …

Floating Generator Transforms the Ocean's Motions into MegaWatts

While winds may die and clouds may obscure the sun, nothing can stop the rhythmic lapping of ocean waves. Now, an Australian company hopes to harness …

Tulane Green Wave

Sell Your Used Junk for More Money by Letting Amazon Store and Ship It

We've shown you all kinds of ways to sell your unwanted crap for real money, and many of them involve selling through Amazon, since it's a natural …

FlyKly Smart Wheel

Video<p>$550 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>4<p>FlyKly Smart Wheel is lightweight and highly efficient all-in-one design pedal assist that fits on practically any …

Ride Faster and Smarter With This Self-Charging Electric Bike Wheel

Riding bikes is awesome. The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, the city in the distance—it's a fun thing to do. But don't you sometimes think, …

Electric Bikes

Using Aperture’s Adjustment Tools to Make Your Photographs Pop

Since its initial release, Aperture has evolved from an image management program to a powerful catalogue and image manipulation program for Mac …

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

When we speak of smartwatches, what do you think of first? If you're the nostalgic type, your mind might drift back to <i>Dick Tracy</i>, or to those times when Michael Knight yelled at KITT to help get him out of impossibly tight spots (which, let's face it, was nearly every single episode). But those …

DIY: How to Turn an Old Nikon D80 Into a Permanent IR Camera in Four Easy Steps

Here’s a DIY project for infrared photography enthusiasts who have a few hundred dollars and some time to spend this weekend. Instead of taking the …

Dealzmodo: $9 HDMI Switch, 3TB USB3, Samsung Smart TV, Macbook Air

Next up in our impulse purchase accessory week is this 3-source HDMI Switch for under $9. There's no power cord to further burden your entertainment …

MacBook Air

Zero Install Downloads, Updates, and Runs Apps Without Installing

Windows: Portable applications are handy for running applications from a USB stick or using an app without messing with your Windows installation. …

Apps

OnOne Software Announces Perfect Photo Suite 8, with Public Beta

onOne Software has recently announced Perfect Photo Suite 8, a photo editing toolset that functions either as a standalone app, or as a plugin for …