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BiiSafe Buddy Is A Bluetooth Keyfob For Item-Tracking And Location Alerts

Forgetful folk who regularly misplace stuff are spoilt for a techie fix these days. Connected item trackers that link your valuables to your mobile phone have been crowding onto the market thick and fast, fueled by the rise of the less battery-thirsty Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity tech, and …

San Francisco Airport testing beacon system for blind travelers

App will tell visually-impaired travelers, and eventually everyone, what's around them at all times<p>San Francisco Airport is testing out location-aware beacons to help visually-impaired people navigate around one of its newest terminals, a program it could roll out to the rest of the airport if …

Continental's Augmented Reality HUD puts information on the road

Displaying your speed on the windshield can be handy for keeping under the speed limit, but Continental is taking things to the next level with its …

Superfast external phone batteries recharge in 15 minutes

First cab off the rank is the Ultrapack Go, which measures 3.95 x 2.05 x 0.68 in (10 x 5.2 x 1.7 cm) and weighs 4.5 oz (127 g). Packing a 3,000 mAh …

LightFreq's Crazy Light Bulb Combined with a Speaker Lands on Kickstarter

We get a lot of crowdfunding pitches, but it’s not that often we get ones that promise to combine a fully smartphone-controllable light bulb with an HD audio speaker. The LightFreq promises exactly that, provided it reaches its $50,000 crowdfunding goal.<p>Although it sounds a bit odd at first, there …

Touch+

Multitouch Anywhere<p>Touch+ makes any surface <i>multitouch and more.</i> Control your computer from any surface with true multitouch and natural hand gestures.<p>…

JackPair Lets You Encrypt Voice Calls Whatever Phone You’re Using

It’s no surprise that pro-privacy tech has risen up the agenda since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the vast extent of government agencies’ surveillance programs. For instance we’ve seen a new cryptophone, the Blackphone, be born and gain significant investor backing in the current …

Want This Incredibly Cool Insect Killing Night Light?

If there is one battle we all engage in every year it is the one with those nasty, pesky biting insects. While bug zappers are kind of fun, they …

Meet EVO, San Francisco’s Answer To The Ultimate Urban Utility Bike

Every couple of years, the Oregon Manifest launches a contest designed to surface new ideas in bike design from teams across the country. The project this year has tasked designers from five cities to build what they believe is the “ultimate urban utility bike.”<p>San Francisco’s entry into the …

Touchjet Pond: Turn Any Surface Into A Touchscreen

Tiny handheld pico projector that turns any surface into a giant 80" touchscreen with stylus control | Check out 'Touchjet Pond: Turn Any Surface …

Kontakt.io raises $2M to boost 'beacon' devices and platform

Investment dollars may just now be starting to flow into beacon technology.<p>In the retail setting, beacon tech is wireless micro-location technology that detects your smartphone when you enter a store, then can deliver relevant content like coupons based on what you’re browsing. It got a big boost …

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

<b>A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.3m (£809,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.</b><p>James Proud launched his product, Sense, on 23 July with a goal of raising $100,000 within 30 days.<p>But it passed the $1m-mark on Sunday, and has been …

Peter Thiel

Blink Wireless Monitoring And Home Security System (video)

Blink a new monitoring and home security system has this week launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website and is already looking as though it …

Home Security

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D

Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object. Naturally, I made one of the good sir Alex Wilhelm:<p>And <i>somehow</i> I was convinced to get one of me as well:<p><i>Note: it’s very odd to see yourself as</i> …

Silent Beacon

Save114 Users Saved This Product<p>Jul 052018

Hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi 4 Android Smartphone

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi released its fourth-generation smartphone today and the Mi 4 is impressive — largely because the company has finally used metal for the frame of its phone, getting rid of the plasticky feel that was a letdown in its predecessors.<p>The Mi 4 is also once again …

OnePlus One Bamboo StyleSwap Cover Will Cost $49 (Video)

OnePlus has announced a new range of covers for the OnePlus One smartphone, the covers are called StyleSwap covers and they will come in bamboo, silk …

How to Text Your Friends When You Have No Service

We’ve all been there. You’re in a situation where you don’t have service and you really need to send a text: on a trip in the middle of nowhere, stuck in your apartment during a serious blackout or at a concert where the signal is spotty. GoTenna is a lifesaver/game changer of a new gadget that …

The best iPad stylus is now for sale in Europe

FiftyThree's Pencil stylus for iPad comes to France, Germany, and the UK<p>Paper's creator FiftyThree is bringing its Bluetooth stylus for iPads to Europe. As of today, customers can order Pencil from Amazon in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The product is available in two models: the £49.99 …

GadgetellSolutions Media

11Jun/18<p>If you’re a retailer reading this article, there’s a 50 percent chance that within the next 24 months you expect to gain the ability to send …

Here's what Apple's iBeacon really is & why it's going to change everything

Using Bluetooth to send ads between nearby devices sounds both boring and annoying. But that’s exactly what Apple’s iBeacon does — and Apple’s not in the boring-and-annoying business.<p>The ubiquitous iBeacon is Apple’s portable, low-cost transmitter that notifies other iOS 7 devices of its presence. …

SPOT Gen3 GPS Satellite Tracker & Messenger

The LifeTip Doesn’t Need To Touch You To Know Your Heart

You can’t swing a dead cat around without hitting a new wearable fitness tracker, and the latest to join the herd is called the LifeTip.<p>Recently launched on Indiegogo, the LifeTip doesn’t require any contact with the skin to work, and hooks into a woman’s bra or a man’s shirt. It reads all the …

Jaguar Land Rover projects driving data directly on the windshield

I've had my on-track exploits overlaid with race telemetry to be viewed after the session, but Jaguar Land Rover is looking to project that info on the windshield while you make laps or cruise the highways. The Virtual Windscreen concept beams hazard, speed and navigation graphics to the driver's …

Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.<p>After receiving 1,300 …

ZTE's projector/hotspot hybrid lands in the US with Sprint's help

ZTE's endearingly nutty 1080p projector/mobile hotspot turned a few heads back at CES, and we knew it was coming to the US -- we just didn't know when. You'll soon have a chance to see if those two tastes really do taste great together, though: Sprint will start selling the hardware hybrid (now …

Structure Sensor

Every day, we wake up, open our eyes and take in the world around us in three dimensions. Then, we proceed to bury our faces into our smartphones and …

Tuna Knobs turns tablets into mobile DJ stations

With just about every aspect of music production going digital, one budding DJ is looking to march to the beat of his own drum. Samuel Verburg joined …

Music Production