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Key Smart brings Swiss Army order to keys in pocket

At our current place on the evolutionary chart, we are a species that carries more things in the pockets of tighter pants.<p>Michael Tunney understood this every time he went to a bar and saw patrons pull out their cell phones and bulky wads of keys before sitting down. Tunney, himself bothered by …

Smart mattress cover can control the temperature and the coffeemaker

For those who can't commit to a $1,000 mattress (a lot of people, most likely) even if it is high-tech, this much cheaper smart mattress <i>cover</i> called Luna might be the better choice. It's embedded with sensors to detect breathing and heart rate, accelerometers to track sleep patterns and microphones …

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This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …

Sony “stuck in 1992” after hacks – except for Macs, iPads and iPhones

A Sony employee has described the company as being “stuck in 1992” following the massive hacks, with employees desperately trying to avoid using any technology that could be compromised, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>“Some people had to send faxes. They were dragging old printers out of storage to cut checks,” …

If you've ever wanted a video-based contacts list, now's your chance

Tired of just having static pictures to visually guide you through your contacts list? If so, you're in luck. A new app for iOS brings video updates to said collection of names and numbers so "you can see what all your friends are up to." The software is called Rinbw, and it replaces images for …

Meet & Jam Could Help You Form Your Next Supergroup (Or Simply Book A Rehearsal Studio)

When you think about what it’s like to be in a band, you probably think sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.<p>However, having played in quite a serious band — or at least a band that took itself quite seriously — I think schlepping it around London playing in half-empty venues, continually having to recruit …

Jumpy Is An Open-Platform Smartwatch Just For Kids

Smartwatches for children hold a lot of allure and at least one analysis firm believes they will help drive the smartwatch market to 373 million devices shipped in 2020, up from 15 million this year. Kids get a shiny new gadget, while anxious parents get location trackers and activity monitors to …

This Device Creates A 3-D Soundscape To Help Blind People Navigate Through Cities

Pulling location data from streetlights, stores, and buses, it translates them into sound.<p>For someone who can’t see, meeting a friend on the other side of town can mean step after step of stressful navigation: Finding a bus stop, figuring out what’s going on if the bus is delayed, getting through …

This strange-looking ‘Impossible’ electric bike can be easily folded into a backpack

“Impossible” is the name of a new electric bike Kickstarter project started by Impossible Technology that has almost doubled its target goal, with 41 …

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

Skully extends Indiegogo campaign for motorcycle helmet

Motorcycle-riding tech obsessives are getting another 30 days to decide if they want to drop a huge amount of cash to be one of the first to get Skully's high-end, tech-enhanced motorcycle helmet.<p>San Francisco-based Skully announced on Tuesday afternoon that it is extending its IndieGoGo preorder …

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He laughs, learns, and has impeccable manners. Oh, and he's a robot

At first glance, Jibo looks a bit like Wall-E’s robot girlfriend. Both Jibo, a real robot, and Wall-E’s girlfriend, the fictional Pixar character, …

This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone

I’d think this was just a clever April Fools’ joke, if it weren’t the middle of July.<p>Motorola has teamed up with a company called VivaLnk to make a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, no PIN required. Slap it on your skin, hold your phone up to it, and bam — phone unlocked.<p>Who needs …

5 Data-Driven Ways To Get Your Facebook Post Seen

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think you’re alone.<p>Between changes to the layout of brand pages, News Feed algorithm adjustments, and countless other tweaks and changes, marketers are constantly on their toes …

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

Glance is a Kickstarter project that turns any watch into a smartwatch

Love the idea of owning a smartwatch but hate the idea of giving up your existing watch? Glance is a tiny add-on that gives your wrist the best features of a smartwatch at a rock-bottom price.<p>Wearables — and smartwatches in particular — are just about all anyone in the technosphere wants to talk …

Upgrade your contact history on Android with Ready app

Want to get rid of your tired-looking address book, bringing it up to speed with the rest of the awesome features on your phone? Or maybe you want to know when you last spoke to someone -- via phone, email, or text? Check out the beta version of a new app, Ready, that can help with these things and …

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The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

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An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>“Europe's …

Smart Skateboard Travels 10 Miles on a Single Charge

Between the embarrassingly awkward Segway and the prohibitively expensive Tesla there now exists a attractive middle ground: the smart skateboard.<p>A …

Chrome Experiment: Spell Up Word Game to Improve Your English

Google today released a new Chrome experiment called Spell Up, a word game designed to help improve your grasp of the English language using only your voice. You can try out what the company calls a “virtual spelling bee, with a twist” at chrome.com/spellup.<p>Since this is a Google project, Spell Up …

The Drinkable Book provides safe drinking water

One of the biggest problems in the developing world is access to safe, reliable drinking water. The charity organisation Water is Life dedicates its energies to providing this most basic of necessities. Its latest project -- developed in concert with creative agency DDB North America - seeks to …

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7 Mobile Apps to Help Manage Diabetes

Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, a metabolic disease in which the body can't effectively produce or use glucose for …

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Nod Gesture Control Ring Is Designed For Continual Wear, Starts Selling Today For $149

Gesture control devices are a big new area of interest among hardware startups, and a Bluetooth-enabled ring that makes it possible to control connected devices with a wave of your hand is nothing new. But the Nod is different from many of the other solutions out there we’ve seen, in that it’s …

Vice's Tim Pool Launches Tagg.ly Watermarking App

How do you retain credit for photos and videos you share on the fly? Well, when you’re a journalist whose handiwork may be retweeted by hundreds of people in seconds, you launch your own insta-watermarking app.<p>Vice’s Tim Pool, who’s renowned for his mobile- and wearables-based reporting, has …

Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear

It's early evening on a Thursday and you're at a networking event, balancing a small plate of appetizers in one hand. Someone comes up to you to say hello. She acts like you've met before, but you can't recall where.<p>"It's Jackie Barnes," she says.<p>"Jackie Barnes," you repeat like you remember. "It's …

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

NailSnaps App Will Make Custom Nail Art From Your Instagram Photos (VIDEO)

This is one fail-safe way to make sure no one has the same nail art as you.<p>NailSnaps is an app that will let you import your own Instagram photos to create unique, one-of-a-kind nail stickers. The app lets you arrange the photo to either create a continuous image across the nails, or zoom-in on one …

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