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Robot Fixes Tea

Robot Fixes Tea

A pair of AUBO i5 robot arms performs a delicate and almost ritualistic process, as it gently scoops Chinese tea leaves, places them in a pot, adds hot water, then pours cups for our enjoyment. The music was so relaxing, we thought we just went for a massage at the spa.

Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard

Mercury Rocketeer Keyboard

Drop teamed up with keyboard designer Zslane to create this sweet bit of retro-inspired tech for your desktop. Its aqua and seafoam green color scheme and keys are inspired by a classic Hermes Rocket typewriter. The 61-key keyboard has a compact 60% form factor, an aluminum case, and Kaihua hotswap switch sockets.

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Cracked Screen Macro View

Cracked Screen Macro View

If you’ve ever cracked the LCD screen on a TV, a phone or a tablet, you know that the organic patterns the broken display can produce can be pretty wild. Chemical Bullion turned the macro lens of his camera towards the surface of one such display to show what the beautiful disaster looks like up close.

Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter

Ryze Robotics‘ bargain-priced compact flying machine uses tech from the drone experts at DJI. It’s super easy to fly with its toss-and-fly launches, and first-person view smartphone control. It can transmit and capture 720p video, shoots 5MP stills, and runs for up to 13 minutes per flight.

AAXA P7 Mini Projector

AAXA P7 Mini Projector

AAXA’s P7 differentiates itself from cheaper mini projectors by offering a true HD (1920×1080) DLP optical engine, for crisp images up to 120″ diagonal (in low light). It’s also got a nice loud speaker. It’ll run on AC, or its 38-watt rechargeable battery runs for up to 90 minutes. They also offer a somewhat larger model with 4K resolution.

Fenix PD36R Flashlight

Fenix PD36R Flashlight

Fenix’s insanely bright, but pocketable metal flashlight is the latest addition to our everyday carry. It cranks out up to 1600 lumens to a distance up to 928 feet, and charges quick thanks to a USB-C port and a high capacity battery. It’s IPX 68 waterproof, and offers 5 brightness levels plus a strobe mode. Full review on Technabob.

iHome Flask Speaker

iHome’s playful Bluetooth speakers are designed to look like drink flasks. They’re made using metal, so they feel like real flasks, but pack in a speaker, rechargeable battery, and microphone for phone calls. Save 64% on the larger iBT32 speaker in The Awesomer Shop.

Inside a UV Printer Factory

Inside a UV Printer Factory

Ever wonder how images get printed on things like phone and tablet cases? UV inkjet printers can print on just about any surface, and can even create textures. Strange Parts takes us inside of the Besjet factory, where they make these industrial wonders, and offers a look at how they’re made, as well as their capabilities.

HALO Bolt Charger

HALO Bolt Charger

This 58830 mWh portable powerhouse can charge up phones, tablets, and other USB devices with ease, but it can also provide backup power to a laptop or other plug in device thanks to its 120VAC wall outlet. It also doubles as an emergency car jump starter, and has a built-in LED flood light.

BugOut Speaker

BugOut Speaker

This rugged, wireless speaker is designed for outdoor play, and doesn’t care about splashes or a little rain. Its buttons and inputs are designed to keep water out, and it can play audio via Bluetooth, USB, SD card, or 3.5mm inputs. It’s also got a built-in FM radio.

Bedphones Wireless Sleep Headphones

Do you like to listen to music as you doze off to sleep? How about some white noise to help you catch some ZZZs? These wireless headphones are designed to be left on while you snooze, thanks to their flat, unobtrusive design. They can also help block out snoring, and have a 13 hour runtime. Save 33% in The Awesomer Shop.

Sony RX100 VII

Sony RX100 VII

Sony manages to squeeze some of the impressive technology from its pro α9 into a high-end point and shoot. This pocketable camera has a 24-200mm zoom lens, 0.02-second focus time with real-time tracking, blackout-free burst shooting, 4K HDR video, and an external microphone jack. Drool.

Origin Big O 2019

Origin Big O 2019

Unbox Therapy got his mitts on this incredible custom built tribute to Origin’s 2009 Big O gaming rig. It not only packs in a high-end Core i9-9900K gaming PC, but an Xbox One X, a PlayStation 4 Pro, and a Nintendo Switch, all in the same massive tower case. The design of its internals are incredibly badass.

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Boondoo Action Camera Mount

Boondoo Action Camera Mount

The versatile Boondoo mount is designed to provide maximum flexibility in mounting angles. It’s got a total of 56 different mounting positions via its 360º pan and 180º tilt functions, and can change angles on the fly with the push of a button. Plus its base is designed to attach to any standard GoPro mounting point.

Handheld Inkjet Printer

Handheld Inkjet Printer

This nifty bit of tech from EBS Ink-Jet Systems can be used to imprint text, images, and barcodes onto metal, plastic, textiles, concrete, wood, cardboard, and more. The EBS-260 is designed for industrial uses, but it could be pretty sweet for street artists.

Samsung 65″ QLED 4K TV Giveaway

The 65″ Samsung Q70 series QLED TV is one of the best rated televisions out there, with a fantastic 4K picture, brilliant colors and HDR contrast, and all the latest smart TV tech. Drop by The Awesomer Shop today, and enter for a chance to win one for your living room. (Ends 8/23/19)

10 Strange Engines

10 Strange Engines

YouTuber JD Rock’s picks for the strangest engines invented or currently in development. The list includes the hypersonic harbinger SABRE, the highly scalable and versatile camless engine, and the mind-boggling EmDrive.

The World of Microscopic Machines

The World of Microscopic Machines

Did you know that the smartphone in your pocket has moving parts inside of it? Devices such as accelerometers use a hybrid of mechanical and electronic mechanisms known as MEMS. New Mind puts this fascinating and complex tech under the microscope to explain how they work, and how they’re made.

Lotus Evija

Lotus Evija

British sportscar maker Lotus is showing off an upcoming pure-electric hypercar that makes an astounding 1972 horsepower and 1250 lb-ft of torque. Through the use of lightweight materials and sleek aerodynamics, it can hit speeds over 200 mph, and its battery pack allows for a range of 250 miles at more normal speeds.

Preserving the 1990s Internet

Preserving the 1990s Internet

Back in the 1990s, the internet was a kinder, gentler, and downright sillier place than it is today. Quartz looks back at some of the primitive and cheesy websites of the era, and pontificates on what may happen to the information and content they housed as these sites gradually go offline.

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BatteryPro Portable Charger

This portable battery pack offers up 8000 mAh of juice – enough to charge most phones almost 3 full times. But what makes it unique is its built-in magnetic charger for the Apple Watch, making it the perfect battery pack for camping and keeping your gadgets juiced up. Save 10% with code JULYSAVE10 (expires 7/31/19)

Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk

Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk

One of the slicker looking desks we’ve seen for PC gamers, the Z1-S features dynamic “Z”-shaped metal legs, a carbon-fiber inspired surface, and has built in blue LED lighting, a headphone hook, drink holder, and a stand for controllers and games. PC cart and monitor arms sold separately.

Rocksete Retro Keyboard

Rocksete Retro Keyboard

Another retro keyboard from the makers of the Rymek has a design inspired by classic typewriters, with an art deco body, glossy finishes, and round keycaps. It also packs in a pair of JBL speakers, and has a built-in stand for holding a tablet. It’s still in the pre-pre-order stage, so we’re not sure when it will be available to purchase.

Unistellar Telescope

Unistellar Telescope

This motorized digital telescope uses a crowdsourced database help it track and point at celestial objects. Its light amplification tech captures series of short exposures to display color and detail not typically visible through traditional telescopes, and its optics are designed to limit the impact of light pollution.

Retro Tech: 1996 SEGA Digio SJ-1

Retro Tech: 1996 SEGA Digio SJ-1

It’s hard to believe it, but digital cameras were just getting their start back in the 1990s. And like every tech gold rush, everyone was jumping on the low megapixel bandwagon, including video game maker SEGA. LGR got his hands on this $300 oddity from 1996, with its whopping 320×240 pixel resolution.

Rick and Morty Pocket Operator

Rick and Morty Pocket Operator

A special limited edition of Teenage Engineering’s awesome little Pocket Operator PO-35 Speak sampler and beatmaker, featuring a built-in mic, eight voice characters created by Justin Roiland himself, and Rick and Morty animations. Sadly, it looks like it’s already sold out, so it’s off to eBay for us.

Why Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

Why Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

It’s a key sequence PC users dread having to use, but the old “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” is still in use today. Nostalgia Nerd looks back at the origin of this key combo which dates back to the 1980s. We’re sure that Apple will profess that their “Command-Option-Esc” key combo is far superior.

Versafit Wireless Sport Headphones

Splitting the difference between earbuds and headphones, Versafits are slim enough to fit under a helmet, and won’t block outside noise, so they’re perfect for cycling or running. They have easy to adjust memory wire earhooks for comfort, and are covered in sweat-proof silicone rubber. Save 33% in The Awesomer Shop.

How PCB Parts Get Soldered On

How PCB Parts Get Soldered On

Every electronic device we rely on uses printed circuit boards. Scotty Allen of Strange Parts takes us inside the PCBWay factory in Shenzhen, China to see how the pros do it in volume, accurately, and with miniscule parts. If you’re interested in how they make the circuit boards themselves, watch this.

Astro 4K Portable Monitor

Astro 4K Portable Monitor

A portable UHD 4K touchscreen monitor which can be used to extend your computer display or play video games on the go. Its makers say it works completely wirelessly, via a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection, and is compatible with laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more. Choose from 13.3″ and 15.6″ display sizes.

Skittle Pixel8r

Skittle Pixel8r

This bit of geeky fun comes courtesy of builder JohnO3, who created a machine which works like a giant dot-matrix printer. Except in this case, it deposits colorful and tangy Skittles to create its prints instead of droplets of ink. He provided the full build details on Instructables, should you want to build your own candy printer.

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