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[Viral Video] The Sad Reality of How Our Gadgets (and WiFi) Own Us All

This week’s viral video from Julian Smith is a reminder of how much we rely on our gadgets. Tablets, phones, laptops, and other devices consume us at times, and when those stop working, we panic. Give it a watch and when you’re finished, step away from whatever device you’re reading this on, go outside, and [...]

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TSA’s New Security Protocol: Gadgets Must Power On or You’ll Be Leaving Them Behind

In addition to the myriad of hoops travelers jump through to board a plane, the TSA has announced a new security protocol that could mean you have to leave your gadgets behind. The new policy will require travelers flying into the U.S. from foreign airports to prove to TSA officers at the airport that their [...]

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Deal Alert: Now You Can Get a Breathalyzer For Your iPhone for $39

Back in March of last year, we told you about a Kickstarter campaign for a little gadget (and the accompanying app) called Breathometer that transforms your iPhone into a breathalyzer. It’s small and pocketable, so you shouldn’t have any excuse for not to take it along when you’re out for a night on the town. [...]

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Google Glass Gets Hardware Update; Existing Glass Explorers Get Left Out

Just last month, Google opened up its Glass Explorers program to the general public, letting anyone and everyone with $1,500 dawn the heads up display glasses on their dome. The rate of adoption has still been underwhelming to say the least. Most are looking for a $500 price point, and the current cost of three [...]

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National Park Service Bans Use of Drones in All 59 National Parks Plus 342 Other Federally Controlled Areas, Effective August 20

The ongoing debate and discussion around the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has a new voice: the U.S. National Park Service. On Friday, Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, signed a policy memo ordering a ban on launching, landing, or otherwise operating drones within the 84 million acres of federally controlled land [...]

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This Bed Descends From The Ceiling When It’s Time To Sleep

Think of all the types of beds that exist. Air beds. Water beds. Dog beds. Sleep Number beds. Craftmatic beds. Memory foam, pillow top, firm, soft, plush, you name it, there are lots of varieties when it comes to beds. For people who put a premium on living space, murphy beds — the type of [...]

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The Best Gadgets to Take When You Travel

Apple iPad mini Hands down, the best tablet when traveling is the iPad mini. This is especially true if you opt for one of the models with built-in cellular connectivity and add it to your data plan. Most carriers offer this option for an extra $10 bucks a month. If you’re on the go a [...]

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‘Wicked Lasers’ New Flashlight Puts Out 4100 Lumens, Enough To Start A Fire

It’s always fun to see what Wicked Lasers will come up with next. This time around, it’s a flashlight — or, Flashtorch, as they call it — with enough light output to start a small fire. No, there’s no actual laser involved in their latest product. Weighing in at a stiff 1.3 pounds and lasting [...]

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For One Day, Anyone And Everyone In The US Will Be Able To Purchase Google Glass

If a leaked document published by The Verge is to be believed, anyone and everyone in the U.S. will soon have their chance, for one day only, to become part of the Google Glass Explorers program. The document is clearly marked as a “Proposal” so there’s no telling if this will actually see the light [...]

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New ‘Amazon Dash’ Gadget Makes Shopping For Groceries At Home As Easy As Speaking

I’ll admit, at first, I thought this was an April Fool’s Day prank. As it turns out, the Amazon Dash is actually very real. Or will be, soon. If you live in one of the three markets where Amazon Fresh offers grocery delivery service, the Dash might soon become your best friend in the kitchen. [...]

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