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Play NES Games On Your iPhone, No Jailbreak Needed

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Up until recently, if you wanted to get in on the sweet, sweet retro NES gaming action on your mobile device, you either needed an Android or a jailbroken iPhone. But now, thanks to Conrad Kramer, Jared Wright, Bogdan Vitoc and Evan Klein, you can have a full emulator directly on a web page, which is called WebNES. Simply visit the site at the link below and try any of the available games; better yet, load a ROM into your Dropbox account and play it. WebNES was made during the 2014 PennApps hackathon and while it’s a giant step forward for anyone looking to keep their iPhone in factory mode while playing some old school Nintendo games, it is far from perfect. You won’t be able to run the games at full speed, and some of them are quite slow. Additionally, if you want sound, you have to plug in some earphones.

Still, for now at least it’s better than nothing.

[ WebNES ] VIA [ Technabob ]

iWatch Concept is the Smartwatch That People Are Waiting For

iWatch Concept

 

As far as smartwatches go, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear was pretty much a disappointment. While rumors are currently flying around about the second generation of the Galaxy Gear, Apple has yet to unveil a smartwatch that integrates with their line of iPhones. So Todd Ham took it upon himself to come up with a concept design for the device while everyone waits for the official announcement.

Unlike most other concepts, Todd has come up with something that a lot of people would actually want in the actual iWatch. For example, it’s thin and sleek, and since it’s made from rubber, it’s light and not at all taxing on the wrist.

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Elektra Nails Are Styluses That You Can Wear On Your Fingertips

Elektra Nails

If you’re looking for a stylus that’s as compact as they come, then look no further than Elektra Nails. These are styluses that you can wear on your very own fingers. They’re actually shaped like fake fingernails, only they’ve got capacitive tips instead of being all sharp and pointy so you can tap, write, and doodle on your smartphone or tablet’s screen easily.

They come in a neutral color, which makes them appropriate for use by both men and women. The latter group of users will be happy to know that the nails are easily customizable, as the surface can be painted over with nail polish.

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May The Force Be With Every Recharge: Star Wars Lightsaber Power Bank

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Bored with the usual crop of power banks that are available in the market? If you’re a huge fan of Star Wars and are looking for something other than the usual rectangular power banks, then you might want to check the Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber Battery Charger. It essentially looks like the handle of a lightsaber, with the microUSB ports located at its base.

Since it is a lightsaber charger, it also has LED light that glows red with the flick of a switch. So you can, you know, play pretend once in a while when you’re bored and when you need to recharge the power bank or charge up any of your devices.

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CES 2014: Razer Nabu Smartwatch is Also a Fitness Tracker

Nabu Smart Fitness Band

 

There seems to be a huge influx of wearable tech on CES this year. The latest of these is Razer’s Nabu, which is a smartwatch-slash-fitness band that gives you the best of both worlds. As Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan explains, the Nabu is a “cross between a smartwatch and a fitness band,” adding that its “a wearable device focused on helping [people] live smarter.”

The Nabu comes with two displays: one which displays a watch face, and another which displays notifications from your smartphone, such as calls or messages. The latter display also shows fitness stats and wellness-related data, such as the number of steps walked and distance traveled.

Razer’s Nabu is currently available to developers for only $49. No word yet on the official release of the device for consumers.

VIA [ Tweaktown ]

Power Pillow Lets You Get Comfy While Charging Your Stuff

Power Pillow

 

A lot of people use their phones or tablets when they’re on the sofa or lying down in bed. How many times have you left your phone or tablet by the nightstand while you lie in bed, itching to use your device but finding it difficult to get up or use it by the nightstand because of the wire?

I’d say one too many, especially with the advent of the Power Pillow. It’s a pillow that comes with a built-in battery so you can lie back, relax, and charge your gadget while you use it by hooking it up to the pillow!

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La Fonction is a Mobile Workstation You Can Carry Around

La Fonction Mobile Workstation

Working out of the office can be such a pain sometimes. Sure, things are a whole lot easier and more convenient with the advent of laptops and tablets, but there are a bunch of things that you can’t take from the office with you when you go. Like your workstation, for example, because that would just be impractical, not to mention nonsensical.

The good thing is that there’s an alternative, and it’s the La Fonction mobile workstation. It folds up neatly into a briefcase when you’re traveling. When it’s open, it has designated slots and pockets for your pens, papers, files, and other stuff that you normally need or use when you’re working.

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thingCHARGER Lets You Literally Pile On the Chargers

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Running out of outlets to plug in your chargers for all of your devices? Then you might want to check the thingCharger out. It’s a portable outlet-slash-charger of sorts that lets you still use an outlet while you’re charging your device. The cool thing is that it’s stackable, so you can charge one, two, three or more devices in a single outlet and still be able to use that outlet for something else.

The thingCharger comes with interchangeable tips that are stored at its back, so you can swap between adapters for Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, or Sony in a jiffy. It eliminates the wires that most chargers come with and is described as “green by design” since it doesn’t consume any power when it’s not actually in use.

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CES 2014: Cat B100 Phone is Tough As Nails

Cat B100

 

Rugged and outdoorsy types, this is the phone for you. Many phones that are geared for people with active lifestyles have been released by various manufacturers over the past few years, but none are quite like the Cat B100 by Caterpillar. The brand takes “rugged” to an entirely new level, as the B100 is IP67 certified and provides MIL 810G protection. That’s coded speak for dust-proof and water-proof, and it can be immersed up to three feet deep. It’s also shock-proof and will keep on working even after it’s subjected to extreme temperature changes.

The Cat B100 features a 2.2-inch 240 x 320 resolution display and is equipped with a 3-megapixel camera. That might not be much compared to most other phones, but you have to keep in mind that this probably wasn’t meant for people who take a gazillion and one selfies or food shots a day.

VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]