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What’s The Buzz? Why, Your Apple Watch-Controlled Sex Toy, Of Course
What’s The Buzz? Why, Your Apple Watch-Controlled Sex Toy, Of Course

Created by Lovense, Lush can be controlled by two phones from any distance, making for good remote fun for couples

There’s an old joke about using your cellphone for self-pleasure: Set it to vibrate, sit on it, wait for someone to call—and don’t answer. But in this age of Bluetooth, why should we rely on such low-tech, inelegant methods? Instead, there’s Lush Vibe, a sex toy that can be controlled discreetly from a smartphone, tablet, or Apple Watch.

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Yves Béhar Reimagines the Modern Thermostat
Yves Béhar Reimagines the Modern Thermostat

fuseproject and British Gas are bringing a connected home to millions in the UK via an everywhere-friendly design

The thermostat recently got a much needed redesign when Swiss designer Yves Béhar and his fuseproject team worked with British Gas to develop and construct the Hive 2.

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Toshiba Improves Upon Senior Care with Activity Trackers for the Elderly
Toshiba Improves Upon Senior Care with Activity Trackers for the Elderly

The Silmee W20 and W21 activity monitors can help keep the elderly safe without restricting their freedom

For those caring for elderly patients or those with dementia, it is important to monitor their movement, less they wander away and become lost, risking injury to themselves. Tracking technology provides the ability to keep track of the movements of these patients without physically restricting their freedoms. Japanese tech conglomerate Toshiba believes that this is where the future of senior care is heading, and as such, has rolled out two new trackers for the age group.

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Snooze the Night Away With an Acoustic White Noise Machine
Snooze the Night Away With an Acoustic White Noise Machine

Never worry about restless nights again, SNOOZ is a proprietary fan that provides a sound both soothing and peaceful

Sleep is the body’s natural process for resting. But more often than not, sleep is now a premium commodity, one that you have to fight for sometimes. To that end, doctors say to get at least eight hours of sleep every night but how can you when the apartment next to you plays loud music in the middle of the night? Thankfully, SNOOZ, an acoustic white noise machine is here to give you the best sleep of your life.

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Hearing Children’s Voices on GPS Helps You Slow Down
Hearing Children’s Voices on GPS Helps You Slow Down

Swedish insurance company has a clever idea against reckless driving: children-voiced GPS that triggers in areas dense with kids

Slow Down GPS is an app that turns a smartphone into a GPS navigation device for driving with one unique quirk. When you get to roads around schools, playgrounds or other areas dense with children, the voice on the app changes into a child’s.

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Sleep as Cool as the Flip Side of the Pillow
Sleep as Cool as the Flip Side of the Pillow

Beat the heat with an HIBR pillow that cools itself through a bead-injected foam that remains cooler than body temperature

If you’ve ever tried to sleep on a hot summer night, you know the experience of flipping over your pillow to feel the wonderfully cool reverse side. HIBR pillows use high-tech components so you don’t have to flip them.

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3D Printing Lends a Helping Hand to Prosthetics
3D Printing Lends a Helping Hand to Prosthetics

Open-source software developer Open Bionics receives James Dyson Award for an innovative and affordable prosthetic hand

Since its 2007 inception, the James Dyson Award recognizes and awards an up-and-coming designer for their exceptional work in design or engineering. This year, an open-source software development team Open Bionics has received notoriety for its development of a 3D-printed prosthetic hand. Unlike many current offerings in the prosthetics industry, the team has solved many financial and timing issues that face consumers in the market today.

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Where GPS Fails, A Shape-Shifting Cube Can Guide You Home
Where GPS Fails, A Shape-Shifting Cube Can Guide You Home

A Yale University engineer builds a small cube that acts as a tactile compass for the visually impaired (or those caught in the dark)

Compasses and GPS help people without disabilities find their destinations every day, but are of less use to the visually impaired, or even sighted people in the dark. Adam Spiers, a Yale University engineer, has built a shape-shifting cube that indicates direction by its shape independent of sight.

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Reassess Your Tablet Relationship with Keyboard That Rolls to a Stick
Reassess Your Tablet Relationship with Keyboard That Rolls to a Stick

The fit-in-your-pocket LG Rolly Keyboard works with a tablet through a Bluetooth connection

South Korea’s LG Electronics is set to unveil a full-size Bluetooth keyboard that rolls into an ultra-portable stick. The device is meant to change the way we interact with tablets or smartphones. The KBB-700 or the LG Rolly Keyboard can give the tablet a chance at being a power tool without sacrificing portability.

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Record Digital Notes with an Old Fashioned Pen
Record Digital Notes with an Old Fashioned Pen

The Orée Stylograph lets you write longhand and saves digital notes through a micro camera that tracks pen strokes on patterned page

Love writing by hand but hate transcribing the digital version? The Orée Stylograph is an elegant ballpoint pen that pairs with a refillable notebook to record digital notes, making the transition from paper to digital nearly seamless.

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Instantly Recognizable, Stephen Hawking’s Voice Is Now Open-Source
Instantly Recognizable, Stephen Hawking’s Voice Is Now Open-Source

Anyone can freely download Intel's ACAT to build upon the framework with new user interfaces and sensing modalities

Stephen Hawking’s iconic robotic-voice has been opened up for developers and anyone with a smartphone or Windows computer to download. The Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit, ACAT, allows Hawking to speak, by detecting the movement of his cheekbones. Intel has built on the program over the years, and are opening the project for other developers to apply or improve upon.

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Autonomous Motorcycle Designed Purely for Recreation
Autonomous Motorcycle Designed Purely for Recreation

The Chance is a concept vehicle that aims to humanize the auto pilot system

Industrial designer Siriphong Roongruengvuthikul, who is from Thailand and currently residing in London, came up with the concept for Chance, an autonomous recreation vehicle that provides a thrilling riding experience for both beginners and pros.

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