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Uber in the ’80s

Uber in the ’80s

“You can pay the driver in cash, or with a check.” Simply follow these 12 steps to book a ride, and it’ll be at your location sometime in the next 24 hours. Squirrel Monkey envisions yet another modern business might have been like if it had launched some 30 years ago.

Prestigio Click&Touch Keyboard

Prestigio Click&Touch Keyboard

Tech startup Clevetura is readying an innovative new keyboard which manages to place a capacitive multi-touch trackpad underneath its keys, saving space, while providing a larger tracking area. In addition to pointing, it supports scrolling and pinch-zoom gestures.

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iLux RGB LED Floodlight

iLux RGB LED Floodlight

We already have a variety of options when it comes to mood lighting for inside the house. But if you want to light up the outside of your house as well, check out Lighting Ever’s iLux Smart Floodlights. You can control up to 50 of them at once using its app, no hub needed.

Nemeio E-Ink Keyboard

Nemeio E-Ink Keyboard

Nemeio’s wireless keyboard has an E-Ink screen beneath its 81 keys. Designed to work with Mac, you can change the icons which appear on each key to display shortcuts, special characters, and more. It has front lighting for work in darkened rooms and light or dark mode for its keys. It’s expected to launch later in 2019.

DJI Osmo Pocket Camera

DJI Osmo Pocket Camera

DJI’s Osmo Pocket is a tiny smart camera with a 3-axis gimbal, providing incredible stabilization and a variety of capture modes. It can shoot at up to 4K 60fps and has face and object tracking. Use it with its app to access other shooting modes such as panorama, and to use your phone as a viewfinder.

Sigma FP Camera

Sigma FP Camera

When it comes to digital cameras, the bigger the sensor, the better the image quality, so a full-frame (35mm) sensor is ideal. But full-frame cameras are usually quite bulky. Now, Sigma is showing the smallest full-frame camera ever, measuring in at just 112.6 × 69.9 × 45.3 mm (4.43 x 2.75 x 1.78″), and weighing just 370g.

Cardboard 7-Segment Display

Cardboard 7-Segment Display

The Q has built some pretty nifty mechanical contraptions from cardboard, and here’s another. Watch as he turns a mix of cardbaord, paper, rubber bands, springs, and popsicle sticks into a working model of a 7-segment numeric display, like you might find on alarm clock.

CarryOn Leather AirPod Case

Do you use Apple’s AirPods? IntelliArmor’s handsome shells offer a nice finishing touch for your earphone case, wrapping them in natural tan, brown, or black leather. The included brass clip provides an easy way to hang the case from a bag or belt loop. Save 37% in The Awesomer Shop.

Laser Engraving a Disc

Laser Engraving a Disc

Hypnotic and wonderfully-satisfying footage of a high-speed laser engraver rapidly etching an intricate geometric pattern into a metal disc. Z-Tech Lasers‘ video wasn’t sped up either, and was shot in real time.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite

Folks who love the games on the Nintendo Switch, but who never play on their TV set will want to check out the new Switch Lite, which plays all the games that support handheld mode, but is strictly a portable. Its controls are built in, and the motion and camera abilities are gone. Drops 9/20/19.

Editors Keys Shortcut Keyboards

Editors Keys Shortcut Keyboards

Editors Keys makes Mac and Windows keyboards that are premarked with shortcuts for content creation and editing applications such as Final Cut, Photoshop and Ableton Live. They also have keyboard covers for MacBook and Surface Pro systems.

Retro iPhone Concept

Retro iPhone Concept

What might the iPhone have been like had it followed in the footsteps of Apple’s 1980s industrial design? Future Punk envisions just that – along with a colorful 1990s take as well. Funny thing is, Apple did design a concept phone in the 1980s.

MAG-LEV ML1 Levitating Turntable

This truly exquisite turntable uses coils and magnets to levitate its platter above its base. Not only is the design eye-catching, but it eliminates unwanted vibrations that might be transmitted by speakers. It has a lightweight carbon fiber tonearm and a premium Ortofon cartridge. Save 10% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

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Holga Retro Digital Camera

This diminutive camera blends old school analog looks with digital technology behind the lens. It shoots 8-megapixel images while preserving the low-fi looks of Holga’s other offerings. It comes in black, black and silver, or multicolor styles, and is 22% off in The Awesomer Shop.

A Tribute to the Walkman

A Tribute to the Walkman

It’s been 40 years since the original Sony Walkman cassette player burst onto the scene, transforming the way we listened to music forever. The Japanese electronics juggernaut pays tribute to its own creation, and its evolution over the years in this eye-catching, headphone-worthy clip.

Go Programming Bundle

Go is an open source programming language released by Google to make it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. This series of online courses will get you up and running with Go and learn how to use it for real world applications.

Could Your Phone Hurt You?

Could Your Phone Hurt You?

There’s been a long-held concern that the electromagnetic radiation that emanate from cell phones, power lines, and other devices could cause harm to our bodies. But is there any truth to this concern? Kurzgesagt attempts to separate the fact from fiction in this controvertial topic.

Sonic Branding

Sonic Branding

The THX sound, the Mac and Windows startup tones, the Nokia ringtone, and the Intel Inside music are all immediately recognizable. Two sound experts explain the psychology and conceptual approach behind such memorable auditory cues, and why they’re so important to brands.

Nomad Battery Lightning Cable

This dual-purpose charging cable doubles as a battery pack for iOS devices. When plugged into a USB port or charger, power is passed through to your device, but when unplugged, it uses the battery pack, providing 2800 mAh of power. Save an extra 15% with code FIREWORK15 through 7/7/19 in The Awesomer Shop.

Quist GoPro Travel Tool

Quist GoPro Travel Tool

A specialized multitool for users of GoPro and other compatible action cameras, the pocket-sized Quist offers several functions in one accessory: tripod, MicroSD card holder, lens remover, screw tightener, carabiner, keychain, and its screw head doubles as a bottle opener.

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Bowling Robot

Bowling Robot

We don’t care if Tom Coben’s idea for a robot that can bowl was faked with CGI. We still want to see these things in action the next time we go to the bowling alley, hurling 15 lb. balls and banging out perfect 300 games while terrifying onlookers.

Machining Darth Vader

Machining Darth Vader

Watch the Dark Lord come to life via modern machining tech, as an Okuma MU-5000V 5-axis mill completes milling a perfect metal bust of Star Wars’ baddie, courtesy of Morris Midwest. We’d love to see the sculpt from the beginning, but we’ll settle for metal Vader on our desk.

The Internet in 1996

The Internet in 1996

An awesome time capsule of what life was like on the Internet more than 20 years ago, just as it was starting to take off. If you remember Netscape, dial-up modems, or Excite!, you’ll get a kick out of this old VHS tape. We like he calls URLs “YEEERLS.”

It’s Ok Bluetooth Cassette Recorder

It’s Ok Bluetooth Cassette Recorder

It’s been 40 years since the Sony Walkman first came on the scene, and since been supplanted by CDs, MP3s, and streaming. But if you’re craving that old cassette tape sound, NINM Lab’s portable player/recorder has Bluetooth 5.0, so you can wirelessly send its sounds to a speaker or headphones. Sadly it’s not stereo.

Swivel Charging Cable

Swivel Charging Cable

This uniquely-designed charging cable has interchangeable tips which attach using a neodymium magnet. They can swivel around the circumference of its illuminated connector, and it can even charge two devices at once. It offers Lightning, USB Type C and Micro USB tips, and comes with your choice of two.

Juiced Bikes Crosscurrent S2 E-Bike

Juiced Bikes Crosscurrent S2 E-Bike

Juiced Bikes’ electric 2-wheeler packs a powerful 52-volt battery, which maxes out its speed, range, and performance capabilities. The bike can hit speeds up to 28 mph (or 33 mph with pedal assist), and has a range of up to 100 miles. Its pedal assist is said to be smoother than other E-bikes as well.

LG SL10YG Soundbar

LG SL10YG Soundbar

LG’s premium sound system cranks out audio that will have you convinced you’re in the movie theater. Its front sound bar has upward-firing speakers for Dolby Atmos and DTS:x height effects, and its subwoofer delivers an earth-shattering rumble. It supports 24bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio and has Chromecast built in.

Pitaka MagCase

Pitaka MagCase

Our favorite phone case at the moment, the MagCase offers slimline and durable protection by wrapping your phone in resilient and lightweight woven Aramid fiber. Better yet, each case has embedded metal plates built in to adhere to a companion magnetic mount, and they don’t interfere with wireless charging.

Weird Computers of the 1970s

Weird Computers of the 1970s

The personal computing revolution didn’t reach the masses until the 1980s, but back in the 1970s, a groundswell was forming among hardcore tech nerds. LGR takes a look back at a number of the unusual computer designs that emerged in the years leading up to the PC revolution.

Your Printer’s Hidden Codes

Your Printer’s Hidden Codes

Digital fingerprinting and identity tracking is a fact of life these days. But did you know that even the pages your printer has been spewing out could be tattling on you? According to this video from Half as Interesting, printer manufacturers have been outputting a hidden serial number onto every sheet of paper for years.

2019 Amazon Kindle Oasis

2019 Amazon Kindle Oasis

The latest iteration of Amazon’s best e-book reader gets an adjustable light which lets you change screen color from white to amber, for a more personalized reading experience. Its razor-sharp 7″ 300ppi display is as close to paper as we’ve seen, and it’s IPX8 waterproof for bathtub or poolside reading.

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