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The $15 Raspberry Pi-compatible Computer: Orange Pi

The $15 Raspberry Pi-compatible Computer: Orange Pi
I don’t know how much fruits cost these days, but in terms of single board computers, oranges apparently now beat raspberries. The $15 (USD) Orange Pi is not only cheaper than the Raspberry Pi, in some ways it’s more capable too. The Orange Pi has an ARM-Cortex A7 quad-core 1.6GHz

Core Systems All-in-One 1U-size Rack Computer: Servertop

Core Systems All-in-One 1U-size Rack Computer: Servertop
My only knowledge about working with servers is courtesy of Mr. Robot, but should you need a dedicated PC in your server rack or room, check out Core Systems’ new M1U2201. The M1U2201 fits on a standard server rack and has a 17″ 1080p screen, a keyboard, a trackpad, a 1.91GHz
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NoonWear Ones Sunglasses Make Screens Readable in Daylight: Glare Repair

NoonWear Ones Sunglasses Make Screens Readable in Daylight: Glare Repair
A few years ago we found out that you can obscure the content of your laptop to everyone but you by making specially polarized sunglasses. A startup called NoonWear is working on a pair of sunglasses that work similarly, but are designed to reduce glare from sunlight and other bright light sources. NoonWear’s One sunglasses have two variants.

Deal: Save 30% on the AluPen Digital Stylus

Deal: Save 30% on the AluPen Digital Stylus
If you prefer to draw or write on the screen of your tablet with a stylus instead of a fingertip, then you’ll definitely want to check out the AluPen. This sturdy aluminum stylus has a precision tip and works with the vast majority of capacitive touch screens, including iPads and iPhones.

New Tech Automatically Removes Unwanted Objects from Photos: Auto Content Aware

New Tech Automatically Removes Unwanted Objects from Photos: Auto Content Aware
There are lots of photo apps and online services that can perform one-click enhancements. But these user-friendly shortcuts usually tweak a photo’s general quality, such as color or sharpness. Two Princeton University Computer Science students worked with Adobe Research to create a program that automatically detects and removes distracting elements from photos. Princeton students Ohad Fried and Adam Finkelstein worked with Adobe’s Eli Shechtman and Dan Goldman to create the prototype program.

Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan

Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan
It may not be as exciting as Lexus’ hoverboard, but Takara Tomy’s new Linear Liner is still pretty neat. Based on Central Japan Railway’s L0 Series trains, this model train also uses magnetic levitation to zip along its track. The 9.9″

Review: Microsoft Band Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker

Review: Microsoft Band Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker
For the longest time, I thought of Microsoft primarily as a software company. But over the last couple of years, they’ve released some really good hardware that can keep up with the best players in the market.

Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins

Love Hulten’s PE358 & Battlecade: Game Boy & Game Twins
Retro gadget maker Love Hulten recently showed off two of his latest creations, both of which are gaming systems. The PE358 is a Nintendo emulator inspired by the Game Boy Advance SP, while the Battlecade is a kickass two-player arcade machine inspired by the likes of Battleship. The PE358 measures about 3.1″x

Microbot Push Robot for Pushing Buttons: For Semi-automated Homes

Microbot Push Robot for Pushing Buttons: For Semi-automated Homes
You know the old joke about how if someone ever invented a device that does everything at the push of a button, people would still ask for a device that would push the other device’s button for them?

Wove Band Flexible E-ink Smartwatch: Flexitime

Wove Band Flexible E-ink Smartwatch: Flexitime
We’ve seen many ideas for devices with flexible displays, but a company called Polyera claims that it will commercially launch such a device next year. It’s called the Wove Band, a smartwatch with an E-ink touchscreen running nearly the length of its entire strap. The Wove Band is based on Polyera Digital Fabric Technology, which “uses proprietary electronic materials to enable displays that are flexible, robust, and can be manufactured in traditional display fabrication plants with minimal capital investment.”

Singtrix Gives Everyone a Singing Voice

Singtrix Gives Everyone a Singing Voice
If you’ve ever wanted to sing in public, but know that your voice is a little pitchy, then this is the gadget you need. Singtrix is a karaoke machine on steroids, not just capable of removing vocal tracks so you can sing along, but actually improving your voice. The system adds a variety of vocal effects, ranging from pitch correction to thick vocal harmonies to make anyone sound on key.

The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic

The Everything Machine Graphical Programming App for Kids: Visual Basic
We’ve seen a couple of electronics kits with graphical programming interfaces for beginners. There’s also a similar environment for Arduino. The Everything Machine is a graphical programming sandbox for hardware that many people already have: a mobile device. Made by Tinybop, The Everything Machine uses an iOS device’s camera, microphone, touchscreen and other media capabilities as input to create a variety of virtual machines. 

Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality

Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality
A couple of years ago we checked out a VRcade, a virtual reality arcade that freed players to move and translated their movements in the game with the help of motion capture systems. Artanim’s Real Virtuality is a lot like that, except it’s geared for multiple users and not just for games but for other content as well. Much like VRcade, Real Virtuality uses cameras mounted around a room to track markers placed on the users.

MIT 3D Printer Prints with Glass: Fount of Glass

MIT 3D Printer Prints with Glass: Fount of Glass
Aside from the usual plastics and composites, we’ve seen 3D printers use food, sand, metal and even paper to make objects. MIT adds glass to that ever-growing list of materials with its Glass 3D Printing (G3DP) platform. Made by MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter group, the MIT Glass Lab, the Wyss Institute and the university’s Mechanical Engineering department, the G3DP printer is a hybrid of a kiln and a 3D Printer.

Piece Lets Your Phone Dual-Wield SIM Cards

Piece Lets Your Phone Dual-Wield SIM Cards
If you have to use two phone numbers, you can either get two phones or one phone with multiple SIM card slots. Piece offers a third option: use your current iOS or Android device for both numbers.

Review: Microsoft Surface 3

Review: Microsoft Surface 3
Last year, I had the opportunity to go hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and thought it was an excellent system – offering performance, great battery life, an amazing screen and both tablet and laptop capabilities in a single system.
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