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There are a lot of gadgets and gizmos out there that make your life easier. Some, however, are a little sillier than others — so much that they seem like joke products. Here are a few gadgets and products that sound crazy, but actually rule.
Doing an electronics project and need a way to input data? Hover is a simple little add-on that makes it easy to add gesture and touch controls to your projects.
We’re all dimly aware that the smartphones, fitness trackers, tablets and consoles we spend hundreds of dollars on are assembled by workers where people are very poorly paid. A new analysis by Baptist World Aid Australia highlights just how poorly: of the 39 companies examined, only one was paying a wage high enough to ensure workers could meet their basic needs.
I’ve previously looked at the ups and downs of tracking everything in my life , finding that the data helps provide a little guidance but is certainly nothing to live by. What I couldn’t tell, however, is how accurate that data actually was. Rachel Feltman, writer for Quartz, decided to wear four fitness trackers at once to find out.
The Pebble Smartwatch is pretty neat, but it doesn’t connect to your computer in very interesting ways. Coder Joseph Schmitt decided to see if it was possible to get a little more out of his Pebble, and figured out a way to launch websites on his computer from the watch itself.