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8 Handy Gadgets That Will Help You Hear Better

Have hearing loss or some difficulty hearing clearly? It's not just the elderly that experience the loss of hearing.  We boomers spent a good deal of our youths blasting our auditory hair cells to bits with the Rolling Stones et als.  Hearing aids are not cheap and may not even be suitable for everyone, having their own drawbacks, but there are plenty of gadgets available that can help hard-of-hearing folks in specific situations like watching TV, conversation, hearing signals in your home or car, or talking on the phone, and they're helpful even if you do use hearing aids. Here are 8 handy gadgets that can help you hear more clearly:

10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  Pain can impair performance on the simple things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they actually work and make life easier.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!


9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.

10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

Wish you could lower your summer electic bill? If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not the only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news that there are some surprisingly inexpensive items that can help you reduce your summer cooling bill.

Fujitsu Labs' Smart Ring Interprets Your Air Writing

Head-mounted devices like Google Glass may be convenient for some things, but writing stuff down – let alone maneuvering basic UI elements like dialog boxes – isn't one of them. Luckily, Fujitsu are developing a wireless ring that recognizes characters you trace in midair. It's accurate, too... or so the firm claims.

The EVO ONE Ball Combines Sport With Technology To Create A New Basketball Experience

Basketball players work on their shot constantly. Shooting is the most practiced aspect of the game, and yet good shooters only make about 50% of their shots in game play. The EVO ONE Ball can help improve that percentage, by teaching optimal backspin--that's right, this revolutionary ball is also a virtual coach.

Create A Virtual "Bubble" Around Your Bike With XFire Laser Bike Lane

Bike lanes ensure that traffic is kept from getting to close to cyclists. However, not every avenue, street and lane have them. That's where the XFire Laser Bike Lane comes in. Not only is it a tail light for your bike, it projects a virtual bike lane from your bike.

Aftershokz Headphones Transmit Sound Through Your Cheekbones

Yes, you read that right. The Aftershokz Bluez 2 headphone system does not actually go in, or around, your ears, the buds instead lay right in front of your ear canals and transmit sound through your cheekbones, completely bypassing your ear drums, and delivering sound directly into your inner ear.

GizmoSphere Gizmo 2 SBC Pairs PC-Class Power With Raspberry Pi's Size

Great things have been done with the Raspberry Pi's meager specs. For DIY'ers who just need more, though, the Gizmo 2 single-board computer squeezes an AMD dual-core processor and Radeon graphics into similar dimensions, while keeping the prerequisite array of hobbyist interfaces besides somehow adding many new ones.

Solo Stove Makes A Great Backpacking Stove

On your next camping or hiking adventure, a backpacking stove is always a great thing to pack (if you don't already), and the Solo Stove is a great option. It's lightweight, fast, efficient and it's eco friendly--it may be the best backpacking stove around.