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The Happiness Machine Prints Out Little Doses of Joy from the Internet

The Happiness Machine Prints Out Little Doses of Joy from the Internet
There are a lot of things to be sad about these days. Inflation. War. Poverty. A beaten-down spirit is no good in these trying times. Brendan Dawes knows this, which is probably why he came up with this awesome project called ‘The Happiness Machine.”…

Mind-Controlled Cat Tail Designed for Humans: Yep, You Heard Me.

Mind-Controlled Cat Tail Designed for Humans: Yep, You Heard Me.
We can thank the Japanese for another wacky gadget that has just been unveiled. The device is called the Shippo, and is a concept right now. It’s a white, fuzzy cat tail that reacts based on the wearer’s mood.…
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Fitbit One Uses Technology to Help You Get Fit and Sleep Better

Fitbit One Uses Technology to Help You Get Fit and Sleep Better
I think we can all agree that technology is a great thing. The right application of technology can make just about anything you want to do easier and more effective. If you’re a gadget fiend looking to get into shape, Fitbit has a new device up for pre-order called the…

FAA Forms Study Group to Examine Expanded Use of Gadgets on Aircraft

FAA Forms Study Group to Examine Expanded Use of Gadgets on Aircraft
Back in March of this year, we mentioned that the FAA had agreed to re-examining restrictions on gadgets during commercial aircraft flights. The FAA announced this week that it has formed a government-industry group to study the use of certain consumer electronics devices during flights. This could mean that you…

FDA Approves Indigestible Medical Sensor You Swallow Like a Pill

FDA Approves Indigestible Medical Sensor You Swallow Like a Pill
The FDA has issued approval for an interesting medical gadget that is designed to be swallowed. The digestible sensor is designed to report back to doctors on a patient’s adherence to medications, as well as to share their vital signs. The device is called the Ingestion Event Marker system and…

Lennox icomfort Wi-Fi Thermostat Geeks up a Boring Air Conditioning System

Lennox icomfort Wi-Fi Thermostat Geeks up a Boring Air Conditioning System
Thermostats are usually boring little devices that are typically plain rectangles or circles with a manual slider that you use to choose the temperature you want your house to be. The problem for many people when it comes to saving electricity is that if you want to make the home…

Jigger USB Lighter Does Away with the Flame

Jigger USB Lighter Does Away with the Flame
I think one of the grossest things you can do is smoke cigarettes, yet a bunch of people still do it. Still, if you insist on smoking, and like geeky gadgets, you might want to check out the Jigger. It is a USB lighter that doesn’t use a flame. You…

TapCaps: So You Can Wear Gloves and Still Use Your Touchscreen Phone

TapCaps: So You Can Wear Gloves and Still Use Your Touchscreen Phone
Even though we’re headed towards the warmer summer months, there’s still that random cold spell that makes it nearly impossible to leave the house without gloves on. This becomes a problem when you have to use a touchscreen device, simply tapping or swiping at the screen with a gloved finger…

PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire

PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire
There are a number of backup emergency power generators on the market that allow you to charge your iPhone or other smartphones without a traditional power source. Most of those involve  consumables such as fuel cells or use solar panels that may or may not work depending on the environment.…

Cigarette Lighter/Stun Gun Combo Smokes Cigarettes (and Humans)

Cigarette Lighter/Stun Gun Combo Smokes Cigarettes (and Humans)
This is one of the oddest combo devices I’ve ever seen. On one hand it will light your smoke, but if you need a little something extra in a lighter, it will also act as a stun gun.…

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell Paves the Way for Doorbell Tones

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell Paves the Way for Doorbell Tones
I’m sure at one point somebody thought ring tones were pretty stupid. Today we have all sorts of ring tones for music the other things that we hear everywhere we go when someone’s phone rings. I think Swann may have just kicked off a new fad for doorbell ring tones.…

Cryoscope Lets You Feel the Temperature Outside from the Comfort of Your Home

Cryoscope Lets You Feel the Temperature Outside from the Comfort of Your Home
If you read Technabob very much, you know how we feel about DIY gadgetry around here. If you have a cool DIY project that uses in Arduino controller, you’re probably going to catch our eye. I know Robb Godshaw has certainly caught my attention with his cool invention. The Cryoscope…

Scosche cellCONTROL Blocks Dangerous Cell Phone Use While Driving

Scosche cellCONTROL Blocks Dangerous Cell Phone Use While Driving
This is one of the stranger tech products I have seen in a long time. It comes from Scosche and is called cellCONTROL. The idea is that you plug the dongle into the OBD-II port under the dash of any car from 1996 up, and then put an app on…

Jawbone Offers UP Buyers Full Refund, No Returns Needed

Jawbone Offers UP Buyers Full Refund, No Returns Needed
Back in the summer when we caught our first glimpse at the Jawbone UP bracket it seemed interesting enough. The idea is that the UP can track all sorts of things about you and your health from how far you walk to how long you sleep. It went on sale…

Verizon Prices Galaxy Nexus at $299, Cementing New High-end Price for High-end Devices

Verizon Prices Galaxy Nexus at $299, Cementing New High-end Price for High-end Devices
Here it is geeks and geekettes, the likely death of the $199 price point for high-end smartphones. Verizon Wireless has announced that the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung will be priced at $299(USD) when it lands – and that’s with a 2 year contract. If the phone sells well, and it…

Thanko USB Eye Warmer Will Soothe Your Tired Eyes

Thanko USB Eye Warmer Will Soothe Your Tired Eyes
If you have been sitting in front of the computer all day long, your eyes could use a rest. They get all tired and dry, maybe even cold. You could always use an ice pack or a hot towel, but those are messy. The Thanko USB Eye Warmer will handle…
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