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Meet iBean And iTagua Music Players

Environmentally-sustainable products are simply necessary.  Furthermore, designing products without taking into consideration their effects on the natural world is an incomplete approach.  With that it mind, here are portable mp3 players fashioned from nuts and beans, respectively.  And they’re done so in a way that causes no harm to the natural sources of these products. Cybertanics brings us the iBean and iTagua, the former made from some sort of South American bean with a hard surface, and the latter made from the Tagua nut.  They just slip the guts of an mp3 player inside these hollowed out natural goodies, creating Read More

Open BCI Board

OpenBCI Board looks to bring brainwave-monitoring out of research labs and into the homes of everyday users. Electroencephalography (EEG) has long been the domain of well-funded scientists working in shiny laboratories, many of whom who have made plenty of important discoveries with it. The possibilities, though, greatly expand when regular users have access to the technology. And very soon they will. OpenBCI is open-source and low-cost, meaning everyday users can afford it and program it to their preferences. By wiring the board to OpenBCI’s 3D headset and connecting it to a computer, users will be able to monitor their own Read More

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Track N Go Puts You On Ice … In A Good Way

The TrackNGo provides the first ever wheel-driven track system so that you easily drive through deep snow in your vehicle, greatly expanding the possibilities of where you can drive in the winter. Using two loading ramps and starting with the front wheels, you can install the tracks in 15 minutes and drive off. The TrackNGo works on paved roads as well as snow. You can drive up to 37 mph on a sealed road and anywhere from 9-25 mph through snow depending on its depth. What sets the system apart is that your truck’s tires drive the tracks and hold them Read More

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MyN3RD: Connect And Control Anything, Anywhere

Yes, it is pronounced “nerd,” and this interesting remote control will help you get your revenge on things that are located farther from you than you’d like. It’s a technology that works with your smart phone and allows you to remote-control just about any kind of switch.  It’s not like the switch has to be part of the app or come with a particular product.  You convert things like the locks on your car, light switches, stereos, to work with the N3RD.  This allows you to control a wide variety of your gadgets at the touch of a button, bringing Read More

Jalapeño Beat Maker: Finally, Your Own Soundtrack!

You slide off the chairlift on your snowboard, buckle your bindings, dial up a tune, and press play. As you ride, your beat slows when you spin and your melody fades left and right as you turn. How much more into your riding would you be if your tunes moved right along with you? Well, the Jalapeño Beat Maker gives you your own personal soundtrack according to how you ride your snowboard, skis, skateboard, and BMX bike. Heck, you could even clip it to your belt and bust a few break-dance moves. The Jalapeño, which is the size of a jalapeño, locks Read More

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The Smile From EmoPulse

This installment in Turning Yourself Into a Machine comes from a company called emopulse.  The smile is something out of 60′s sci-fi, a bracelet that regulates just about everything for its users. This bracelet will let you know you’re tired or sad or happy or that it’s time to go out and hit the club.  It’s actually a smart phone (in the shape of a bracelet) that can hold your calls when you’re asleep (it knows when you’re asleep.  It’s a doctor.)  It acts as keys and a payment system and all-around, if I lose this thing, I’m completely screwed Read More

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Google Pays $3.2 Billion For A Thermostat: What Were They Thinking?

If you hadn’t heard of Nest prior to yesterday, then we’re willing to bet you have now. The home thermostat for the digital age was acquired by Google for the hefty sum of $3.2 billion, immediately leaving several of us scratching our heads as to why. It’s not that Nest isn’t a good product with a nice pedigree behind it. In fact, it’s the brainchild of some former Apple superstars, including the father of the iPod himself, Tony Fadell. No, there’s little doubt Nest will do what it says — learn your lifestyle and keep you comfortable all through the Read More

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IPump Is The Lightest Air Pump Ever Invented

The excellent 2003 film 21 Grams presents and takes its title from a belief that because a human body (supposedly) loses exactly guess how many grams upon death, we have proof of the soul, which slips away and renders the body a bit lighter. 21 grams also happens to be the precise weight of the iPump, world’s most svelt air pump.  Its body is of carbon fiber, its connector by Presta.  Using the Presta valve, the company’s kickstarter page says, allows the rider to never even touch the tire when adding air.  It’s all about ergonomics, a tool made with the cyclist’s Read More