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King Robota -- A Real Giant Robot?

Ranging anywhere from eight to sixteen feet in height, King Robota manufactures some amazing robots designed for corporate events and large entertainment venues.  But... how much of the robot is a robot?

Philips Hue Lets You Control Your Lighting From Anywhere

Hate coming home to a dark house? Ever wanted to set the mood for a special dinner or party? Maybe you are looking to compliment the furniture in your living room. If any of these scenarios apply to you, the Philips Hue might be for you. Programmable, colorful LED lighting that fits in most light sockets and can be set up from your iPhone or computer.

Napwell Helps You Wake Up Refreshed

Taking naps during the day can be a gift and a curse. A midday nap can lead to a more productive afternoon, but can also lead to grogginess, which in turn can lead to a lack of productivity. What if there was a product that gradually woke you up and didn't figuratively slap you with a blaring alarm? The Napwell might be the answer. Napwell hopes to eliminate nap drowsiness with a sleep mask that gradually wakes you up.

8 Handy Gadgets For Those Who Can Hardly Hear You

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.

Airfy Is The World's First Smart Hotspot

Routers are boring. Airfy is trying to change that. Featuring a bold design, and packed with options, Airfy is looking to be THE Wi-Fi router of 2014. Still in the funding stages, Airfy plans to include an 802.11ac/n router, a point of sale for mobile shopping, commercial-based free Wi-Fi and the ability to use the router as a Bluetooth iBeacon.

10 Perfect Presents For 10 Types of Geeks

Dorks. Nerds. Geeks. If you read this site, there's a good chance you are one, or at least are friends with one. That may have been a bad thing in middle school, but in adulthood, we really start to see that thinking different is actually a great thing. Here's your chance to find some great gifts worthy of the dweebs on your list.


Design 3D Printed Gear-Powered Project, Win $10,000!

GabCAD is excited to present the “Gears of Innovation” competition, where engineers, designers and inventors are challenged to create a 3D printed design that incorporates three or more functioning gears. You’re free to let your creativity wander from there, and it may just land you the $10,000 1st Place prize!

Mimo Baby Monitor Tracks Your Baby's Breathing, Temperature, Activity and Sleep

Sleep easier by monitoring your baby's breathing, activity, position and temperature with the wearable Mimo Baby Monitor babysuit. Track the data captured on the Mimo app for Android and iPhone.

iTAP Charging Adapter Turns On The Power With One Turn Of The Tap

Turned off by humdrum iPhone and smartphone chargers? The iTAP USB-AC Charging Adapter from Japan's Hamee turns boring to pouring with its cute yet functional faucet design. One turn of the tap is all it takes to irrigate mobile phones, MP3 music players, portable game consoles and more with fresh-flowing electronic juice!

10 Best Low Budget Gifts To Help Friends With Back Pain

If you're over 30 you've probably suffered from back pain some time or other in your life.  In fact, 60 to 80 percent of adults suffer from chronic or periodic back pain, so chances are you have a friend or family member who could use some relief from his or her back pain when not at the doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor, or acupuncturist.  Here are some of the highest-rated low-budget gadgets that can be used solo, without the aid of others.