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littleBits Turns Dumb Appliances Smart

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One thing I would absolutely love to have is a smart home… or at least smart appliances. However, not being independently wealthy, that’s just not something that I ever thought would be on my horizon. As it turns out, littleBits knows there is a huge market out there full of …

Pickup Power is Simply Brilliant

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It’s a recurring theme around here: gadgets and their power consumption. Even if you don’t carry many gadgets, odds are really good you also carry at least a charging cord if not a portable charger. And you have at least one (and most likely more) power strip at home. The …

Darma Helps You “Sit Smart”

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We sit too much. There really isn’t a way you can gloss that over… we simply sit too much. Some of that is because of the jobs we are doing, where technology is taking the place of physical labour, but some of it is because we’re lazy. Even in our …

Ryobi Puts Your Smartphone to Work

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Smartphones are sometimes the bane of existence at work, especially for those around the person who just can’t wait to post a picture or make a comment, leaving everyone hanging until he/she can get back to the task at hand. But Ryobi wants to change how we think about that, …

Walk Your Way to Power with AMPY

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If you have gadgets, particularly a smartphone, you are intimately familiar with the frustration that is battery life. The technology that packs our devices with more and more functions is light years ahead of the technology that allows us to power them for more than a few hours, and so …

MEGATech Showcase: Add Some LEGO to Your Life

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By now, you’re familiar with our LEGO Showcases, and hopefully you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy putting them together. Today we’re going to check out several different items that are not necessarily all made out of LEGO, but which are LEGO-related products you can buy to …

3-in-1 Phone Charger: I Need This!

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I’m probably not the only one who has a love-hate relationship with my smartphone, right? I mean, I love the convenience of being able to accomplish most simple tasks online without having to haul around my laptop, but I hate how quickly the battery drains. I do have a couple …

ETE Plate Makes Dieting Simple

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Can we talk about serving sizes for a minute? The serving size suggested by nutritionists is laughable to most of us, because according to their calculations each one of us is a family of four. Even when you’re eating healthy, if you continuously eat enough food for at least two …

Manage Your Stress with Olive

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Everybody has stress, and we all have our different ways of dealing with it. Some of us are maybe not so good at it, though, so our stress overwhelms us, to the detriment of our emotional and physical well-being. The trouble I’ve found with a great deal of the stress …

Hoverboards Are Being Kickstarted, The Future Is Now

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Has there been a more sought-after fictitious movie item than Marty McFly’s hoverboard in the Back to the Future series? Sure, we joke about flying cars and when I was kid I really wanted a pet mogwai (I would’ve definitely turned it into a Gremlin on accident), but Marty’s pink …

Keep Your Feet Toasty with Digitsole

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Where I live we’ve been enjoying a warm spell, but it came on the heels of a few days of overnight frost. Which means my mind turns to ways to survive the winter without freezing, but also without using more than my share of resources. One thing that can make …