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DrinkMate Is A Tiny, Plug-In Breathalyzer For Android Devices

DrinkMate Devices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a teeny breathalyzer called DrinkMate, currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter to make it to market by December. Read More

Apple iWatch Coming in September, But You’ll Have to Wait to Buy It, Report Says

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Put that hammer away! Don’t smash your poor, inadequate watches just yet

As it turns out, an earlier report that said Apple’s iWatch will arrive in September has been updated with a very important caveat: You’ll have to wait to buy it

Re/Code, the same website that revealed Apple’s wearable device will debut at the company’s now confirmed September event, reported on Friday that the so-called iWatch will only be “announced,” and not offered for sale at the event.

Citing an anonymous source with knowledge of the situation, Re/Code said the iWatch is “not shipping anytime soon,” with actual retail availability not coming until sometime after the holidays, possibly early 2015. Read more…

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9 Nearly Worthless Gadgets You’re Hanging Onto for Dear Life

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You can’t put a price on childhood memories, which explains why most of your favorite toys and gadgets from childhood aren’t worth squat.

Now, you can still make a nice profit off unopened, exceedingly well-maintained or rare items from your younger days, but the majority of your prized possessions are too new to be artifacts and too old to be useful.

Before you try to sell your childhood dreams away, check out the nine items that have much more sentimental value than market value. And if you decide to junk them, think about donating or recycling. Read more…

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Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City

Tk8j4J9gfFlNEKdIN2G8796IvirHpEeTIzXgIYJxK-w When you think of Kansas City a few things come to mind: barbecue, blues, and Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, the first Frenchman to settle the area and his excellent treatise “Exact Description of Louisiana, of Its Harbors, Lands and Rivers, and Names of the Indian Tribes That Occupy It, and the Commerce and Advantages to Be Derived Therefrom for the Establishment of a… Read More

Nintendo Announces The “New Nintendo 3DS”

New Nintendo 3DS First released in 2011, the Nintendo 3DS has been re-released both as the bigger 3DS XL and as the the cheaper, kid-friendly 2DS. In today’s “Nintendo Direct” video update, Nintendo announced the “New Nintendo 3DS,” an update to the platform that’s somewhere between a minor update and a full-fledged follow-up. Read More

Starfish Aims To Prevent Accidental Heatstroke Deaths By Alerting Parents To Children Left In Cars

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 12.11.32 PM New, first-time parents are terrified that they’re going to somehow accidentally hurt their baby – they will drop the child, or hit that weird soft spot on the baby’s head. Or maybe they’ll forget to put the baby on their back to sleep, and they will die of SIDS. A new breed of startups and “baby tech” gadgetry now caters to these fears, selling… Read More

Starfish Aims To Prevent Accidental Heatstroke Deaths By Alerting Parents To Children Left In Cars

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 12.11.32 PM New, first-time parents are terrified that they’re going to somehow accidentally hurt their baby – they will drop the child, or hit that weird soft spot on the baby’s head. Or maybe they’ll forget to put the baby on their back to sleep, and they will die of SIDS. A new breed of startups and “baby tech” gadgetry now caters to these fears, selling… Read More

Starfish Aims To Prevent Accidental Heatstroke Deaths By Alerting Parents To Children Left In Cars

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 12.11.32 PM New, first-time parents are terrified that they’re going to somehow accidentally hurt their baby – they will drop the child, or hit that weird soft spot on the baby’s head. Or maybe they’ll forget to put the baby on their back to sleep, and they will die of SIDS. A new breed of startups and “baby tech” gadgetry now caters to these fears, selling… Read More

Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute

6500013_orig Micah Toll’s Barak Electric Bike Conversion Kit turns ordinary bikes into electric ones.
Toll, a mechanical engineer who wrote a do-it-yourself e-bike guide, says with seven years in the e-bike industry, he’s seen the best and worst. With that knowledge, he wanted to create a mid-range e-bike kit with a balance of quality and cost. Read More

5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You

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Robots are the new kids in school

The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school

In South Korea, robots are replacing English teachers entirely, entrusted with leading and teaching entire classrooms. In Alaska, some robots are replacing the need for teachers to physically be present at all

Robotics 101 is now in session. Here are five ways robots are being introduced into schools Read more…

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