goTenna: Android, iOS Devices Can Text Without Reception Or WiFi

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Thanks to Bluetooth LE technology, the tiny goTenna addition allows smartphone users with iOS and Android to be able to text and share location information without cell reception.

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You can even save your phone’s battery and text in Airplane mode!

The Brooklyn, New York based outfit invented their own closed loop system that relies on Bluetooth LE to broadcast its signal for instantaneous text (up to 160 characters) and GPS service for up to fifty miles.

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Geek Weekly: Travel In Time With Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

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The 2014 international San Diego Comic Con is here, and one of the coolest announcements came from the innovators and cooky inventors at ThinkGeek who bring you a Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger.

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Want to live back to the future? If nothing else, think about the pun.

Watch as this sparking gadget primes awaiting an 88 mile per hour blast off into the stratosphere of time and space, or at the least hovering by your girlfriend’s window at night.

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Geek Weekly: An Illuminated Playable Rubik’s Cube Lamp!

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I would not kid about such a seriously awesome thing, folks, the enlarged Rubik’s Cube Lamp is completely playable!

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Want your office cube (pun intended) to stand out? Want the workers throughout the building and from across the dusty Manhattan pavement to come to marvel at and try to defeat, much to their chagrin, your mysterious Rubik’s Cube Lamp as it glows ominously in their hands as though it were powered by radioactive materials?

I think you can tell, I do.

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Micro-architecture Sci-Fi Society Is Here In Multimedia Ovei Pod

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With eight billion people on the increasingly laden earth, many futuristic stories have placed their less than wealthy citizens in meager living spaces, but the McCormack-designed Multimedia Ovei Pod brings in a ton of gadgetry and perks to cozy the harbors.

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Lush, comfortable, private. This is the portable living room chair filled with goodies, like room for your big screen TV, your tablet, your iPhone and iMac.

And let us not forget the recline-to-sleep option.

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Geek Weekly: Batman Golfs With The Gotham Golfcart

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If you were wondering how the dark knight could possibly go out and about in daylight on the sunny slopes of a lush, green golf course it will come as no surprise that the Gotham Golfcart was constructed to provide an armored ride to that dangerous 18th hole.

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Initial thought: geek-gasm. This thing is in production right now. Order if you dare.

The only issue is that the billionaire Batman alter ego Bruce Wayne is needed just to be able to afford this Christopher Nolan Bat inspired Batmobile turned golf cart.

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GoPlug Charging Bag Is An Airport-Dweller’s Dream Come True

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We’ve all been there – stuck in a boring airport, trying to entertain ourselves with laptops, phones and tablets, but fearful of the their ever dwindling battery lives. And what about the modern business-person, their head in their hands, a dead battery standing between them and their phone calls and emails? GoPlug to the rescue!

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GoPlug is a range of travels bags containing a lithium ion polymer battery, standard and USB charging ports, and an extension cable. It’s a simple idea, but surprisingly the incorporation of these charging technologies into a bag is a first, claims GoPlug’s creator Josh Cross.

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Will These Retro-Filter Sunglasses Replace Your Need For Instagram?

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Summer is approaching, which means it’s almost time to break out the sunscreen, scanty bikinis, beach balls… and sunglasses fitted with tinted Instagram filter-like lenses?

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You may not want to call them “shades”—after all, the Edinburgh-based company Tens asserts that their sunglasses “work with the warmth of the sun to lend an uplifting tint to the world beyond the lens.”

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IOGEAR GWAVR Sends Mobile, Tablet + PC Wirelessly to HDTV: Hands On

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Well we took a look at the IOGEAR GWAVR slingbox, and this little unit is full of upside (especially for the price) and downside (if you’re not up on your Intel and Samsung products).

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I will proceed to tell it like it is.

For less than ninety bucks retail, the IOGEAR GWAVR Wireless Mobile and PC to HDTV device gives consumers an inexpensive option to transfer images, videos, and online content to a high definition television or an HDTV-ready monitor.

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Geek Weekly: Run In With R2-D2 Infrared-Projecting Keyboard

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Don’t get me wrong, having any R2-D2 that projects an image is freakin’ cool, and one that puts out an infrared keyboard for Star Wars buffs to type with is even better.

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But come on, Runatown, $330? REALLY? Screw that. This R2 is too damn expensive for far too little.

Try not to misunderstand fellow Jedi Alliance members, I LOVE this badass little droid.

I want one in the worst way to role out on desks across the world.

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Feeling Sleepy? These Smart Glasses Will Help Your Body Achieve Optimum Performance

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If you experience that afternoon slump due to an excruciatingly lackluster 9-to-5 office job and you need a reminder to get more coffee percolating, smart glasses by Japanese company Jins Meme may be just what the doctor ordered.

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With its six-axis acceleration sensor, the smart glasses can recognize electrical potentials (Electro Oculography) prompted by the movement of eyes (it can tell which direction your eyes are shifting to and how much you’re blinking). The sensors are located in the ends of the frames, bridge, and nose pads.

It’s a very convenient device because it fills multiple functions. By alerting you when your energy is dipping, you can take a break to refuel yourself during long drives— thereby keeping you safe from possible oncoming sleepiness-induced danger.

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