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[30 Aug]    DrinkMate Is A Tiny, Plug-In Breathalyzer For Android Devices 

DrinkMateDevices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a teeny breathalyzer called DrinkMate, currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter to make it to market by December. Read More

[29 Aug]    Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City 

Tk8j4J9gfFlNEKdIN2G8796IvirHpEeTIzXgIYJxK-wWhen you think of Kansas City a few things come to mind: barbecue, blues, and Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, the first Frenchman to settle the area and his excellent treatise “Exact Description of Louisiana, of Its Harbors, Lands and Rivers, and Names of the Indian Tribes That Occupy It, and the Commerce and Advantages to Be Derived Therefrom for the Establishment of a… Read More

[29 Aug]    Nintendo Announces The “New Nintendo 3DS” 

New Nintendo 3DSFirst released in 2011, the Nintendo 3DS has been re-released both as the bigger 3DS XL and as the the cheaper, kid-friendly 2DS. In today’s “Nintendo Direct” video update, Nintendo announced the “New Nintendo 3DS,” an update to the platform that’s somewhere between a minor update and a full-fledged follow-up. Read More

[29 Aug]    Starfish Aims To Prevent Accidental Heatstroke Deaths By Alerting Parents To Children Left In Cars 

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 12.11.32 PMNew, first-time parents are terrified that they’re going to somehow accidentally hurt their baby – they will drop the child, or hit that weird soft spot on the baby’s head. Or maybe they’ll forget to put the baby on their back to sleep, and they will die of SIDS. A new breed of startups and “baby tech” gadgetry now caters to these fears, selling… Read More

[29 Aug]    Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute 

6500013_origMicah Toll’s Barak Electric Bike Conversion Kit turns ordinary bikes into electric ones. Toll, a mechanical engineer who wrote a do-it-yourself e-bike guide, says with seven years in the e-bike industry, he’s seen the best and worst. With that knowledge, he wanted to create a mid-range e-bike kit with a balance of quality and cost. Read More