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Rid Your Car Of Blindspots With Avin’s Panoramic Mirror

For $30, you can rid your car of blindspots forever, thanks to Avin’s Panoramic Mirror, a new add-on to your car’s interior that provides a clear, easy-to-follow, 180-degree view of surrounding traffic. Nationwide Insurance endorsed the mirror in a recent blog post on its website, labeling the product as “especially helpful when attempting to make lane changes, merge into traffic or maneuvering in parking lots.” To install it, all you have to do is put it in over your existing rearview mirror. The item is about 17 inches long and features a non-glare convex glass as well as shatter proofing Read More

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7 Cable-Killing Qualities Of The Set-Top Box

The death of net neutrality was a kick in the proverbial Planters bag, but we’re still not worried about the future of the set-top box (aka media player). Big industries like cable and publishing and the music industry have a knack for moving really slow and protecting today’s profits rather than worrying about the future. While it keeps the bills paid for now, it’s not a good long-term plan, and it usually means the eventual death of the old guard. In short, cable is far, far behind the set-top box — any STB, whether it’s FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, or Read More

AngelBlocks Creates The First Truly Smart Home

We’ve had gadgets for smart door locks and smart lighting systems, but nothing that covers the entire home with the same precision. (Until now, of course.) Introducing AngelBlocks, a new system that you can use to convert your house into a truly Smart Home. But just what does that mean? It means that if you leave and forget to turn off dangerous appliances, this does it for you. It can also make sure the garage door is shut, and make you aware of fixes you need to make around the house. Think: leaky toilet, plants that need watering, etc. It’ll Read More

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Twain Catchall Reminds Us To Be Honest In The Best Way

This Twain Catchall from Izola is pretty much my life motto. “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” So, well, true! I came about this bit of information after years of lying to try and save other people’s feelings. Sure, nobody likes me anymore, but it’s incredibly freeing and I sleep better at night. (So will you.) That’s because when one lie is told, it usually leads to another and another, and then you’ve got to remember to whom you told which lie, and things get really confusing from there. Having the Twain Catchall to remind Read More

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Ride Safer At Night With The Commuter X4 LED Bike Light

The Commuter X4 from Veglo Lights is a wearable, fiber optic rear bike light that helps drivers judge distance, width and speed of cyclists. A second place finisher at Britain’s Inventors’ Project from the Gadget Show Live 2014, this item could really make a splash in bicycle safety and save lives in the process. The central light is a super bright LED chip and the fibre optics run off LEDs. The transparent diffuser lens, made from a polycarbonate injection moulding, disperses and refracts light to prevent dazzling other road users. There are two brightness settings on the central piece (30 Read More

Google Wants Your Eyes, Literally, With New Contact Lens

Google already owns Internet search and most of your personal information via Gmail. Now they want your eyes, literally. The company has filed a patent, according to the website Patent Bolt, on a contact lens with tiny, built-in micro cameras that can decipher light, pattern of colors, objects and faces. The product could make a huge difference in the lives of blind people, the site notes. “For example,” the site notes, “a blind person wearing Google’s contact lens with a built-in camera may be walking on a sidewalk and approaching an intersection. The analysis component of the contact lens can Read More

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Cups App Gets You Deals From The Best Indie Coffee Shops

Are you sick of doing nothing but supporting the big-name coffee chains like Starbucks? Would you rather give some of that business to an independent coffee shop that makes a great cup of Joe? Cups, a new mobile application, will connect you to several indie shops throughout the New York area, offering some pretty deep discounts in the process. Cups members enjoy special deals each day, and they also get acquainted with some of the local favorites for a truly unique experience. According to the website, the company purpose is to “make it easier for thirsty New Yorkers to find Read More

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Project Ara Modular Smartphone Could Hit Next Year

Project Ara is a highly ambitious project now underway in which all the parts associated with your mobile phone come in the form of sleek, beautiful modules (called “shells”) that can be changed out individually for a highly unique looking (and functioning) mobile phone simple to operate and maintain. That’s the simple version. For the not so simple, The Verge has a nice video piece about the one-year timetable Project Ara has to get off the ground. Watch it here. Google is supporting the team of engineers behind Ara, and should said team be able to pull off the aesthetically Read More