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Want To Wake Up To A Fresh Cup Of Coffee?

One of the hardest things that any of us face in the course of the day is getting up in the first place. And for nearly as many of us we aren't worth squat until that first cup of coffee has been fully infused into our bloodstreams. There have been coffee makers with timers that have been readying the java for decades, but now you can have an alarm clock by the bed that has that first cup ready to go when it goes off.

Save Your Pitching Arm: Get A Pet Treat Launcher

I very easily see the point of ball launchers for dogs like the Chuckit, but you really have to 'throw like a girl,' and not like Philadelphia teen Mo'Ne Davis, the now-famous female little league pitcher with a 70 mph fast ball, to need a treat launcher!  Still, there are some benefits to having a gadget that can pitch a pet treat for you....

Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth Picking

The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.

PNY Lego USB Drives Add 16GB Storage To Your Builds

Flash drives encased in Lego bricks are hardly a new concept, but these ones from PNY have the Lego Group's official blessing. They're cheap, too.

iSensor HD Uses Skype For Your Home Security

Bring the power of Skype’s 256-bit encryption into your home with the iSensor HD home security camera. Currently in the fundraising stage at Kickstarter, Amaryllo is showing a lot of promise with its iSensor HD and corresponding mobile app. Remotely control the camera, view live feeds, and upload footage to Google Cloud Storage.

Is Your Vision Changing? FocusSpecs Adjustable Lenses Change Along With Your Vision

If you really want to see your close-up work clearly, you probably have at least three pair of eyeglasses with three different sets of prescription lenses. For example, you would need one pair for reading a book or using your smart phone, another for working on your laptop or tablet, and still another to see your desktop screen clearly. And what about distance lenses?

ECOXGEAR ECOXBT Lets You Take Your Music Anywhere

Does a weekend of hiking and kayaking followed by campfires and good music sound like your kind of adventure? Do you like being in nature but still enjoy having certain creature comforts? The ECOXBT by Grace Digital is a waterproof, shockproof Bluetooth speaker system that might be perfect for your next outdoor romp.

A Fly With Unique 'Ears' Becomes Inspiration For New Hearing Aid

Biomimicry has again inspired a creative team of scientists. This time it's the Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly with exquisitely acute directional hearing ability, that has become the model for the next generation of hearing aids being modeled by engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Want This Incredibly Cool Insect Killing Night Light?

If there is one battle we all engage in every year it is the one with those nasty, pesky biting insects. While bug zappers are kind of fun, they aren't as effective as we'd like them to be and they really can't be used indoors -- and boy, are they noisy! The InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer and Elegant Night Light is the perfect alternative with a soft glow and noiseless trapping.

Internet of Everything Is Hackable

Still in its infancy, the Internet of Everything, aka IoE (the interface of our things with data, people and process) is already being threatened by hackers. While Cisco has predicted that 25 billion units of things will connect to the Internet by 2015 and will double in five short years, this rapid growth has given pause to reflect on the perceived risks.