16 Ways To Use FLIR's Incredibly Fun Predator-Vision iPhone Camera

There's no doubt about it, being able to see more than just the visible spectrum is the closest thing most of us will ever have to superpowers. Seeing the world through its heat signature is almost like having x-ray vision, and let's not forget, even the Predator made sure to bring his thermal camera with him on his… » 8/15/14 9:00am 8/15/14 9:00am

A Plush-Disguised Camera Lets Drivers Keep an Eye On Back-Seat Infants

There are plenty of distractions you should be ignoring while driving, like your smartphone. But others, like your infant in a car seat behind you, you simply can't ignore. So instead of taking your eyes off the road to turn around and check on them, or futzing with your rear-view mirror, the Always in View straps a… » 8/14/14 12:20pm 8/14/14 12:20pm

An Always Charging Flashlight That Could Serve As a Centerpiece

The only thing worse than the power outage that has you reaching for a flashlight in the middle of the night is finding that it too is out of power. But the Trioh is a flashlight you don't have to hide away in a drawer, it's designed to be as aesthetically pleasing as it is useful, remaining perpetually charged on its… » 8/13/14 10:01am 8/13/14 10:01am

A Magical Machine Lets You Inject Bananas With Sweet Sweet Fillings

You know that disappointing feeling when you bite into a banana and there's nothing on the inside? Normally they can't compete with the likes of a creme-filled Twinkie, or a caramel-packed tube of Rolos, but the DestapaBanana levels the playing field. It lets you inject bananas—still in their peel—with all kinds of… » 8/08/14 12:52pm 8/08/14 12:52pm

Samsung's Robo Vac Chases Lasers Like a Cat To Clean Any Spots It Missed

The Roomba paved—or cleaned—the way for a long list of robot vacuum copycats to hit the market, but very few offer a compelling reason to not just buy the original autonomous floor cleaner. However, what Samsung's new VR9000H robo vac lacks in eye-catching product naming, it makes up for with a neat feature that lets… » 8/07/14 3:00pm 8/07/14 3:00pm

This Fake Lens Is Actually a Vacuum That Sucks Dust Out of Your DSLR

If there's one downside to a digital SLR that every photographer has to deal with—at least every photographer who doesn't just stick with their kit lens—it's dust getting inside the camera and on the sensor. Attempting to clean the inside of a DSLR often feels like performing delicate surgery, but this faux lens… » 8/07/14 12:21pm 8/07/14 12:21pm

This Heads-Up Display Puts the App Info You Need On Your Windshield

Using your smartphone or tablet while driving is not only illegal in most sane states, it's also just a dangerously stupid thing to do behind the wheel. But since access to your device can make your travels easier, the dashboard-mounted Navdy provides a heads-up display that shares info from your devices, and lets you… » 8/05/14 12:00pm 8/05/14 12:00pm

Casio's Latest Bluetooth Watch Puts Song Recognition on Your Wrist

As far as smartwatches go, Casio has been taking a relatively simplistic approach with its Bluetooth-equipped timepieces, happy to use its smartphone connection to provide notifications and brief previews of incoming messages and emails. The new GBA-400 goes a bit further, though, by telling you what song is playing… » 8/01/14 10:29am 8/01/14 10:29am

A Tiny Printer That Spits Out Whatever's on Your iPhone's Screen

A smartphone in your hand can replace a wallet full of paper notes and receipts, but there are still times when a printed copy of what's on your phone can be handy; whether it be for sharing a map with someone, or following an online recipe without getting your device dirty. And that's exactly why this tiny printer… » 8/01/14 9:13am 8/01/14 9:13am

A Flashlight That's Powered By the Sun (Or Your Strength)

Is there anything scarier than the thought of being out in the woods at night with a dead flashlight? Of course there is; your smartphone could be dead too. That's why GoalZero's latest flashlight, the Torch 250, can be recharged with a built-in solar panel, or simply your muscles using a pop-out hand crank. » 7/31/14 3:47pm 7/31/14 3:47pm

Being a Kitchen Timer Is R2-D2's Latest Side Job

As far as resumes for droids go, the skills and experience section on R2-D2's must be at least 100 holograms long by now. This latest Star Wars tie-in sees Artoo back in the kitchen as a simple $20 timer, counting off anywhere from one to sixty minutes with a quick twist of his rotating dome. When the time's up a… » 7/30/14 5:00pm 7/30/14 5:00pm

Turn Your iPhone Charger Into a Portable Backup Battery

Even carrying your iPhone's charger everywhere you go doesn't guarantee you'll be able to keep your phone running all day. Sometimes outlets can be hard to find, and for those times the NomadPlus is here to help—transforming your iPhone's standard charger into a portable 1,500 mAh battery for back power on-the-go. » 7/30/14 2:19pm 7/30/14 2:19pm

A Better First Aid Kit That Makes Suggestions and Knows What's Missing

Even a well-stocked first-aid kit is all but useless if you crack it open but have no idea what's actually needed for a particular emergency. So these aptly-named Clever Medkits feature a series of buttons and LED lighting that only illuminates the medical supplies needed for a specific injury, and it will even remind… » 7/30/14 1:29pm 7/30/14 1:29pm

A Robovac That Watches the Ceiling To Keep Track of Where It's Cleaned

In the robot world, vacuums don't rank very high on the intelligence scale. They're usually programmed to aimlessly wander around and clean until they run out of power, and hopefully by that point they've randomly hit every inch of your floors. With the Scout RX1, Miele takes a better approach by using a camera… » 7/29/14 1:17pm 7/29/14 1:17pm

An Ingredient Measuring Machine Is Like Insurance For Baking

When you're cooking, you can toss almost any series of ingredients into a pan and end up with something edible. But when you're baking, you need to pay close to attention to precisely measuring out ingredients so your creation turns out as expected. So as with anything requiring precision, it's best to leave it to a… » 7/28/14 1:30pm 7/28/14 1:30pm