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LED Guides in These Goggles Keep Open Water Swimmers on Course

Swimming from one end of a pool to the other in a straight line is a lot easier than trying to stay on track when swimming in a lake or open water. But a new pair of swim goggles can keep track of what direction you’re heading and help keep you swimming in a straight line using a pair of subtle LEDs. » 8/21/15 10:00am 8/21/15 10:00am

A Clever Accessory Ensures You'll Always Know When You're Drilling Straight

The vast majority of time you’re using a drill, you want your hole to end up as straight as possible. And the BullseyeBore promises to make it a lot easier to keep your drill at a perfect 90-degree angle using a series of laser-projected rings that distort when it’s not straight. » 8/20/15 12:15pm 8/20/15 12:15pm

I Wish I Had This Do-It-All Portable Power Station When I Flew Abroad

I just came back from a two-week vacation in Europe. I took loads of gadgets. How did I keep them charged? Why, an unwieldy gadget cornucopia consisting of two AC splitters, a USB wall wart, and an external battery for topping up on the go. If only I’d had the Belkin Travel Rockstar, I could have lightened my load. » 8/19/15 2:45pm 8/19/15 2:45pm

Speedo and Misfit Team Up For a Swimming-Focused Fitness Tracker

Misfit’s button-sized Shine fitness tracker is already waterproof to a depth of over 160 feet, so swimmers don’t need to take it off while training. But since accurately measuring laps is different than measuring steps, Misfit has teamed up with Speedo to create a new version of the Shine that’s customized to track… » 8/18/15 9:00am 8/18/15 9:00am

Wow, Samsung's New 16 Terabyte SSD Is the World's Largest Hard Drive

Gone are the days when you have to sacrifice size for speed with an SSD drive in your laptop. At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung just revealed a new 2.5-inch SSD drive with an incredible 16 terabytes of storage. It’s not only the world’s largest SSD—it’s actually now the world’s largest hard drive,… » 8/13/15 12:12pm 8/13/15 12:12pm

Watching the Numbers Flow on This Ferrofluid Clock Is Almost Therapeutic

Ferrofluid is a wonderful metallic goo that magically reacts to the presence of a magnetic field. To date it’s really only been used in mesmerizing desk toys, but Zelf Koelma has found a way to manipulate the material into an animated clock that perfectly represents the flow of time. » 8/12/15 5:50pm 8/12/15 5:50pm

The World's First Reversible Micro-USB Cable Rivals the Invention of the Wheel

There was much griping when Apple replaced its old dock connectors with the reversible Lightning cable, but they’ve made life infinitely easier for iOS users. So the MicFlip, the world’s first reversible micro-USB cable, promises to do the same for Android (and other smartphone) users. » 8/12/15 11:30am 8/12/15 11:30am

A 3D-Printed Electric Violin Sounds as Good as the Real Thing

Manufacturers are getting nervous as 3D printers are getting more and more skilled at perfectly recreating every last detail of a physical object. But on the flip side of that coin is the possibility that musicians might soon be able to afford their own copy of a Stradivarius—made from 3D- printed plastic, not wood. » 8/11/15 9:30am 8/11/15 9:30am

A Realistic Guide To Using Gadgets On The Beach

Headed to the beach this month? All manner of dedicated speakers, coolers and phone cases are going to be vying for your don’t-get-sand-or-water-in-it money. Do you really need to pay money to achieve that? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Let’s look at the why and how and save you both cash and broken phones.
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