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All Dock Universal Charger For Your Smartphones and Tablets

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Gadgets have become nearly permanent fixtures in people’s lives these days. Without their phones, music players, or tablets, some people feel incomplete, ill at ease, or inconvenienced, and it makes sense, considering how these devices are used. It’s fine and dandy if you’ve got a few dozen outlets at home, but if you’ve only got a limited number of them (like most people do), then keeping these gadgets powered up can become quite a hassle.

One solution is the All Dock. It’s a charging dock for multiple devices so the number of chargers you’ll need for multiple gadgets drops down to one. It’s compatibility with gadgets from multiple manufacturers, including Apple, Android, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Kindle, Nokia, and Huawei, is a definite plus.

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CES 2014: Wellograph Fitness Watch is Perfect For Fitness Buffs

Wellograph

Wellograph takes fitness to a totally different level with their new fitness watch. Called the Wellograph, it’s an activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and running watch in one. It’s got a built-in accelerometer and sensor on the underside that does all the tracking while you’ve got it on. It looks fancy and better than most other smart watches, so you’ll actually want to wear it all the time (which is good, because you’ll be able to get the most out of it if you keep it on 24/7).

When you want to check out how you’re doing, the Wellograph brings up your stats and displays them in easy-to-process graphs on its 1.26-inch monochrome display.

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If You Like It, Then You Better Put a Smarty Ring On It

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If smart watches are too bulky for your taste, then how about a smart ring? That’s what the folks behind the aptly-named Smarty Ring are working with. Currently in development, the ring connects via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone. Alerts for new messages, calls, new email messages, and the like will be flashed on the ring’s display. For social media addicts, updates from Facebook, Twitter, Hangout, and Skype can also be displayed.

Aside from connectivity, it allows users to track the location of their device (if it goes missing) and control it remotely. The Smarty Ring raised about $300,000 on Indiegogo last December, with delivery slated for April 2014. If you missed out on the campaign, then you can still pre-order the ring for $175.

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Foaster is a Toaster-Inspired Dock for Your Smartphones

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Foaster looks like a miniature toaster, but you won’t be able to toast slices of bread using it. Instead, you’ll be able to charge two of Apple’s newer-generation devices, specifically the iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C, with this. Granted, it’s not something that you absolutely need to have, but if you’re looking for a new dock with a clean and minimalist design, then this might just be the dock for you.

Foaster’s toaster-like design looks great in your kitchen (beside your blender and actual toaster, even) and eliminates messy and tangled cords since you can charge two phones at once. It comes with two built-in MFI-certified Lightning connectors and USB cables, and comes in four neat color combinations: white or black body with silver or champagne gold aluminum trim).

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Plate Cooker Heats Meals for One in a Jiffy

Plate Cooker

Life can get pretty hectic sometimes–so hectic that you might even forget to eat lunch or choose to skip dinner, simply because you didn’t have the time. But don’t use time as an excuse, because you’re going to be paying for skipping meals with poorer health. A lot of people don’t have time to cook every day, so they prepare large batches of food over the weekend to be frozen and reheated throughout the week. While fresh is still best, this alternative is better than not eating altogether.

Something that could make the cook-freeze-and-reheat process better is the plate cooker. It looks like a sandwich grill, expect it has a bunch of compartments instead of grills when you lift the cover.

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Three Gadgets People Have Longed For That Are Now a Reality

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I’m not going to lie. I grew up with the dream of becoming a writer one day, and the thing that I wanted people to invent the most was that telepathic typewriter from The Tommyknockers. In case you aren’t familiar with this particular Stephen King story, the main character is a writer who builds a battery-powered typewriter after coming into contact with a thing buried in the ground. It’s not your everyday typewriter, since it was capable of reading his thoughts and typing up pages and pages of work, even while he was sleeping.

Imagine what the lives of writers would be like if they had a typewriter like this. I just finished reading the book again, so the whole thing is fresh to me. And every time I think about that typewriter, I remember all the other things that we only used to dream about that are real now: smart fridges, telepathic cameras, and gesture control devices.

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Hands-Free Cleaning: Remote Control Mop

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Can’t afford a Roomba? Well, here’s an alternative: the Remote Control Mop. You won’t be able to leave it alone and do the cleaning for you, but you will be able to clean your floors without bending over or doing any manual labor. The mop head has a small handle attached to it, though, for easy pick-up and for when you might want to push it manually into hard-to-reach areas.

It comes with a controller that looks like the ones that come with video game consoles. If you’ve ever played games or drove R/C cars, then you probably won’t have any trouble controlling the mop and making it clean the spots that you want it to.

You can check out a video of the mop in action after the break.

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High-Tech Beauty: Activate Gadgets With a Wink and a Smile

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How you control your devices might soon change, thanks in part to these developments by computer scientist Katia Vega. Instead of actually manipulating your device or using a remote control, Vega envisions that people–specifically those who wear makeup–will be able to unlock or activate their devices by moving a certain part of their face. Not just any part, but parts where specialized makeup has been applied.

Apparently, Vega was able to come up with a method to integrate sensors and conductive elements to makeup. For example, when eyeshadow is applied to both the top and bottom of the person’s eye where metalized lashes have also been affixed, then a longer-than-usual blink will allow the sensors in the eyeshadow and lashes to connect, completing the circuit.

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‘Hana Yakiniku’ Brings the Smell of Meat to Scentee

Can’t afford to buy meat for dinner? Then you’ll just have to pair that bowl of rice with the smells of meat instead.

Apparently, that’s the idea behind the Hana Yakiniku, which is actually Japanese for “nose grilled meat.” It’s the newest cartridge that’s being offered by Scentee, which is an app that basically brings the concept of smell-o-vision to smartphones. In the case of the Hana Yakiniku, users will be able to take a whiff and breathe in the delicious smells of grilled short ribs, ox tongue, and buttered potatoes.

The scent cartridges and Scentee phone attachment is meant to be used with the Scentee app. Once it’s fired up, users can choose the scent they want to smell. The promo video that they’ve released for the meaty cartridge instructs users to eat plain white rice after breathing in the mouthwatering meat scents. As ridiculous as it seems, I can imagine people who would actually do it.

The Hana Yakiniku will be available on November 15, 2013.

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