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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LifeLogger, the Wearable Camera that Lets You Relive Memories as Accurately as Possible

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If Snapchat’s distinguishing feature is its transience, its disposable moments captured and shared for someone else’s brief viewing, the antithesis is the aptly named LifeLogger. Instead of transmitting these moments and then deleting them (most likely because they are too embarrassing to have an eternal record of), LifeLogger lets you and others linger over your past frolics and milestones.

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The wearable camera, worn on a headband that extends across the back of your head, shoots 720p 30fps video, as well as 5-megapixel stills, and records up to eight hours of your day. You can live-stream your footage and stills via USB or over Wi-Fi to the web so “[y]our friends will have a front row seat to your life at the push of a button,” the website states. LifeLogger’s Kickstarter campaign started a week ago and ends July 1. The company hopes $150,000 is pledged by this time.

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Do Not Lose XY Find It Tracking Beacons [Hands On]

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Within 150 feet the XY Find It Bluetooth tracking beacons are fantastic at allowing you to locate your chameleons, car keys, and walking notebooks.

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What happens if you go beyond the Bluetooth range? You’re screwed.

Seriously, traverse beyond the XY’s reach and you become at the mercy of anyone else who has the “XY Find It” app, because your own phone sure as shit will not let you in on where the beacon and your precious puppy have gone. That is my only gripe.

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Shove That Green Solar Energy Up Your . . . Roads?

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Solar Roadways is currently on Indiegogo touting a modest goal of powering entire countries, and reducing greenhouse gases by 75%, with their impact resistant solar panel road hexagons.

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Pave every road on earth with these solar panels already!

Skepticism over functionality, the trendy hipster-lovin’ solar/green thing, and battery life should come to a crashing halt with Solar Roadways’s amazing . . . well . . . solar roadways.

So do they work?

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Juno Power Jumper Charges Phones, Tablets + Cars?

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That’s right for less than a hundred bucks the Juno Power Jumpr will grant you the micro-USB port needed for your phone, the amperage for your tablet, and another port will allow you to jumpstart your fallen motor vehicle.

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Phone charger turned VROOM VROOM?

It’s true, folks. If you are a car enthusiast (like myself), or just own a piece-of-shit car (like myself), you want to buy up one of these in a heartbeat.

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Pocket Printer: Putting the Power of Printing in the Palm of Your Hand

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What’s that? You’re stuck in the middle of no where and need to print off an important document? Never fear, Zuta Labs’ Pocket Printer is here!

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The Israeli team of engineering students at the Jerusalem College of Technology have recently secured financial backing through Kickstarter for the release of the novel printing device to the paying public in 2015.

That’s right, sometime in the near future your briefcase may be the home to a pocket sized inkjet printer. So how does it perform?

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Big Turtle Shell — If Batman Had a Bluetooth Speaker, it Would Work, Look, and Sound Like This

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Big Turtle Shell is a water, dirt, and shock resistant wireless Bluetooth speaker that looks like Morgan Freeman made it for the dank, stalagmite filled Batcave.

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Close your eyes… you’re in Christopher Nolan’s Batcave; Christian Bale is out growl-talking some thugs. You’re Michael Caine, and the Batcave is a mess. You need some of those nostalgic UK tunes to put you in the cleaning mood — the BIG Turtle Shell is there for you.

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The Johammer J1 Does 125 Miles on a Single Charge

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Until now the electric motorcycle market has been a bit of a snoozefest, hampered by boring designs and limited range but, the Johammer J1 not only looks different, it is different.

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This team of Austrian designers claim to have built the first electric motorcycle with a range of 125 miles. They haven’t quite cracked the 200+ mile range of their combustion cruiser counterparts but a 3+ hour ride at a leisurely country road speed is all my butt can handle anyway.

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Headwatch. Yes, it’s as Dumb as it Sounds

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Headwatch is designed for those people who have long conversations on their phone and really do not like holding the phone up to their ears for that long because it hurts their arms… and want a watch.  You know, all of those people.

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The following quotes are directly from Headwatch’s IndieGoGo page and I am willing to sacrifice the flow of the article for the purpose of humor. The creators at Headwatch say, “Handling the smartphone is becoming trickier, probably it is not in your pocket!  Well, it doesn’t need to be like that, Headwatch solves perfectly your problem!” Headwatch is probably right; who really keeps their phone in their pockets these days… the above are just two of many favorite lines throughout this IndieGoGo pitch.

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