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A Skateboard Made from Rocket Material

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

These days, many commercial rockets are made using some carbon fiber, an extremely strong, light, and durable plastic. The carbon fiber that doesn’t end up in space often comes to rest in landfills – which is not just unfortunate for the environment, but a…

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This Device Will Charge Your Phone Using Just a Candle as a Power Source

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Whether you’re out camping or simply trying to survive the zombie apocalypse, there will come a time when you need to turn to your mobile device. Maybe you’re trying to reach emergency service when the power is out, or you need Postmates to make…

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Review: Anova Sous Vide Brings Tech to Your Kitchen

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Touchscreens on your refrigerator, wifi connected crock pots, motion sensing trash cans; tech is coming to a kitchen near you, but it doesn’t always make sense. Many times adding a layer of tech to kitchen gadgets have lackluster effects (I’m looking at you BlendTec…

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SpotCam: This New Cloud Camera Is Getting Traction

By | Jul 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The landscape of home security market is teeming with cameras that promise to keep an eye on your family or pet or properties. Most of them claim to be cloud based and let you see live video on your mobile device whenever internet if…

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Robotic Latte Art Coming Soon to a Cafe Near You

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Ah, latte art. The term holds so much promise, as if amateur Monets wait behind the counters of hipster coffee shops, eager to froth up a masterpiece on your daily caffeine. But in practice, all we get is leaf, leaf, slightly prettier leaf, heart!,…

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This Kickstarter is Turning Mobile Chargers Into MagSafe Connectors

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When Apple premiered the MacBook’s MagSafe connector, people didn’t really think much of it. It wasn’t until people started to trip over their cords that they realized the significance of that kind of innovation; no longer did MacBook users have to worry about their…

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Top 5 Reasons Why CEOs Prefer Business Laptops

By | Jul 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

There’s plenty of focus on the inner workings of businesses across the globe today. How they work, why companies choose to do certain things or adopt certain practices, who’s in charge—all these issues are coming under the scrutiny of the public. Consumers want to…

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DC

DrinkMate Funded on KickStarter in Four Days

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Last month a room full of eager entrepreneurs, techies, and everyone in between heard pitches from several startups in the DC area for the Startup of The Year Competition. Among the startups was DrinkMate CEO and Founder Shaun Masavage, the creator of a smartphone…

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Reversible USB Cables Are Arriving – Here’s MicFlip

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The development and wide availability of USB Type-C sure is raising lots of interest in the tech world, not only because of how it will improve current technologies (it will allow for faster gadget charging than the current Micro-USB, for example), but also because…

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Google’s New Wearable to Take Health Tracking to the Next Level

By | Jul 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In a bid to relish a better standard of living, working day in and day out has become a norm. This has left people with less time to focus on their personal lives. And as a result their health is being neglected. Imagine if…

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Denver

Together We Can End ‘Laptop Hunching’

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Picture this: you’re in a coffee shop and you see somebody across the room. They’re hunched over their laptop, working incredibly hard on some big project. However, that’s when you realize the way their back is curved, and how unnatural and uncomfortable it looks….

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Teens Invented This Condom That Changes Color When Exposed to an STI

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Thanks to a bunch of teenagers in the United Kingdom, the future of safe sex looks much less itchy and warty (I know, gross, sorry). A group of 13- and 14-year-olds from London’s Isaac Newton Academy took home the top prize in the health…

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Samsung’s Safety Truck Gives Drivers a View of the Road Beyond

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Semi-trucks are not fun to be around – whether that’s driving next to them, behind them, or (god-forbid) inside them, the experience can be worrisome. And, while we can easily maneuver our cars past them in many major cities (thanks to multiple car lanes),…

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Fogo, the Amazing Adventure Gadget, Has Been Funded

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Crowdfunding is an amazing way of getting projects to take off, despite having some downsides. It is indeed a way to get funding for a project or product which would be, otherwise, very difficult to obtain; and at the same time, crowdfunding allows for…