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Swap-O-Matic: Whimsical Vending Machine Faciliates Trades

We all have those items that hang around our homes for months or years that collect dust untouched. Sometimes, however, we develop a sense of attachment to those items, and just don't want to see them discarded. Trying to sell pre-loved items to collectors, thift stores, or by holding a yard sale is a whole lot of effort with little payout. This inconvenience leads many of us to hoard things we wouldn't allow to take up valuable space in our homes. A new business concept uses technology to offer a whimsical solution.

Hyperkin Smart Boy Morphs Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy

Time to dust off those old GB cartridges. Hyperkin's Smart Boy smartphone cradle intends to make your iPhone or Android phablet into Nintendo's circa-1989 handheld console, going so far as to include a working cartridge slot.

Nourish Is Your Personal, Intelligent Countertop Supplement System

If you're a fitness nut or somebody who just starting to work out and get in shape then you know that supplements and health shakes can give you the extra push you need. Most of us though just stick with the basic protein shake mixes found in local health stores. Our bodies need more than just traditional protein shakes, however, and Nourish wants to make sure you are supplied with the best supplement suggestions possible.

Ollie Is An App-Enabled Robot, Not Your Father’s Remote Control Car

A few years ago founders Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson’s Colorado based company, Sphero, introduced us to the Bluetooth controlled robotic ball by the same name. They now want us to meet their newest creation. Ollie is a souped-up, customizable app-enabled robot. This machine is not your father’s remote control car.

It’s Fashion; It’s Technology; It’s Wearable Drones!

The merging of fashion and technology is a cultural phenomenon that is bursting at the seams. Meet the drones of the future which can be worn around your neck, on your wrist, on your feet and God knows where else. Check out these amazing devices of tomorrow.

'Weird Hotel' In Japan: The Robotic Future Of The Hospitality Industry?

Little by little, we're approaching a day and age where businesses that once relied on humans are using technology instead. I say "approaching" because we're not quite there yet; people are still valued in many fields, particularly where customer service is concerned. But that doesn't mean that many businesses aren't already embracing alternatives, and some of them happen to be a little strange.

Zotac Zbox MA760 Has Quad Cores, Quad DisplayPorts

Running AMD's fastest mobile APU, Zotac's latest addition to its lineup of mini PCs offers a whopping four DisplayPort connections for four-monitor setups, backed up by relatively fast Radeon graphics.

Avakai Are Real Imaginary Friends For The Digital World

The founders of Vai Kai want to introduce us to Avakai, a play companion for kids growing up in our quickly developing digital world. Avakai are imaginary friends, interactive smart toys, and tools for social interaction. Avakai offer three distinct superpowers which allow children to speak in musical tones, share feelings, and sense proximity to other Avakai.

Dreambox: 3D Printer Vending Machine

I don't know about you, but 3D printing is one of those technological developments that I just can't quite wrap my head around. Don't get me wrong, I follow the concept, I just have a hard time accepting that 3D printing has become a thing while we're still driving vehicles that stay on the ground. At least at this stage, 3D printing isn't a fixture in every home (so I've got time to come to terms with the whole thing); but there is a business aiming to make it more accessible to the masses.

BioLite NanoGrid Gives Everyone A Powerful And Packable Energy Hub

BioLite’s mission is to bring energy to people everywhere. Those people include campers, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals who rely on alternative energy sources on a daily basis. In order to provide cleaner, cheaper, and portable energy sources, BioLite created the CampStove and the KettleCharge. Their newest product is the NanoGrid—a packable and powerful energy hub.