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Review: Skulpt Smart Fitness Trainer

Review: Skulpt Smart Fitness Trainer
While many of us work out on a regular basis, we don’t really have a good sense of our actual fitness, other than maybe our weight and how we feel. Fitness fanatics will definitely want to check out this gadget, which is capable of measuring key data about your muscle and fat composition, providing greater insight into how your body is really doing.

Amazon Testing a Grocery Store with No Checkout

Amazon Testing a Grocery Store with No Checkout
It was rumored to be happening for quite a while now, and Amazon just officially announced its first ever brick and mortar grocery store. The big new idea is that there’s no checkout. All you have to do is just tap your phone on a detector when you walk in and then walk out with your food.
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Supercharge Your System with WD Blue + Green SSDs

Supercharge Your System with WD Blue + Green SSDs
If you’re still running traditional hard drives or first generation SSDs on your computer, you owe it to yourself to upgrade to a new SSD. Today’s solid state drives are dramatically faster than hard drives, and early SSDs.

Review: Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Keyboard

Review: Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Keyboard
Whether you play lots of games on your computer, or type a lot like I do, a keyboard with proper clicky keys makes a big difference in your typing speed and accuracy. Razer offers some of the best mechanical keyboards on the market, with a focus on gaming.

MacBook Pro Touch Bar Turns Into Knight Rider’s KITT

MacBook Pro Touch Bar Turns Into Knight Rider’s KITT
I’ve seen a few programs take advantage of the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar already, but most of them are there to do something useful. How boring. What you need is to upgrade your MacBook Pro into the KITT 2000, the hyperintelligent car from the 1980s TV series, Knight Rider. Developer Anthony Da Mota’s KnightTouchBar 2000 does just that, loading up the laptop’s skinny OLED touch panel with the chasing red light bar seen in the grille of the iconic Pontiac Trans Am.

The Coolest Projection Mapping Tech Yet

The Coolest Projection Mapping Tech Yet
Projection mapping can offer up some pretty cool visuals. The technique combines using specially designed projections which line up with the surfaces they’re being projected on. But up until now, most projection mapping has been done on either fixed or predictably moving rigid surfaces. This amazing new technology allows projection mapping to be done in real time against moving objects with unpredictable deformations.

SevenHugs Smart Remote Hits Kickstarter

SevenHugs Smart Remote Hits Kickstarter
Back in January we talked a bit about the Smart Remote by SevenHugs. It sounded pretty cool, even if our man Lambert would prefer an app. I wouldn’t. I don’t want to futz with my phone while watching TV.

Win a Google Pixel XL Phone!

Win a Google Pixel XL Phone!
With its new Pixel smartphones, Google came out swinging, offering a ton of speed power, amazing photo quality, fast charging, and a true reference version of Android 7.1, devoid of the crapware often installed on other phones.

LightMode Helmet Lights Get More Aerodynamic and Still Make You Look Like TRON

LightMode Helmet Lights Get More Aerodynamic and Still Make You Look Like TRON
Back in 2014, we first talked about LightMode kits, which let you put glowing lights on your motorcycle helmet and look like TRON cruising down the road. There were some annoyances with that original kit for some folks like the boxy design of the controller and the fact that you needed AA batteries. 

Circuit Playground Adds Light and Sound to Your Toys or Props

Circuit Playground Adds Light and Sound to Your Toys or Props
Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive way to upgrade your toy weapons or props, whether for cosplay or just fun? This is a pretty cool way to do it. An all-in-one board called Circuit Playground lets you add light and sound effects to any weapon or wand, or really almost anything else, with a couple of zip ties. It couldn’t be any easier to use and it will really make your weapon or anything else a bit more colorful and cool.

Review: V-MODA Forza Sport Earphones

Review: V-MODA Forza Sport Earphones
If you’re looking for some great sounding in-ear headphones that you can wear during all kinds of activities, V-MODA has got you covered. Their new Forza earphones offer exceptional sound, great fit and versatility, and a cool design too. Forza earphones are available in three different styles: a wireless version with metal covers called the Forza Metallo Wireless($170 USD), a wired version available with metal finishes called the Forza Metallo($130), and the version reviewed here, simply known as Forza($100).

InstruMMents’ 01 Wants to Replace Your Tape Measure

InstruMMents’ 01 Wants to Replace Your Tape Measure
Most of us use a tape measure or ruler to measure things. It’s been that way for over a hundred years. Well, now a company called InstruMMents have unveiled a new dimensioning device that can replace the antiquated tape.

We Blast our Street with the Pyle Street Blaster X Bluetooth Boombox

We Blast our Street with the Pyle Street Blaster X Bluetooth Boombox
When I first came across a press release for Pyle’s “1000-watt” boombox, the Street Blaster X, I had my doubts that a battery-powered portable sound system could achieve such lofty numbers. Now that I’ve had a chance to go hands on (and ears on) with this gigantic Bluetooth speaker, I’m really torn.

Bonjour Smart Alarm Clock Wants You to Be on Time

Bonjour Smart Alarm Clock Wants You to Be on Time
I’ve never had a hard time getting up in the mornings. I’m the kind of person who wakes up before the alarm goes off just so I don’t have to hear it. My wife on the other hand is late for everything.

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor Reference Studio Speakers

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor Reference Studio Speakers
Musicians have long turned to IK Multimedia for tech gadgets and audio gear to make their lives better. Their latest product, the iLoud Micro Monitors are designed to give musicians – or anyone really – the purest sound available from desktop speakers.

Navdy Augmented Driving Device Ships: Looks Awesome but Expensive

Navdy Augmented Driving Device Ships: Looks Awesome but Expensive
Back in the summer of 2014, I talked a bit about Navdy and how I wanted one of the slick HUDs for my car. Now, I really wish i had pre-ordered back in 2014 because the price went way up.
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