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There are plenty of mundane, everyday products that have little business being "smart," and at face value, the humble flashlight sounds like one of them. Ordinarily, the term "smart flashlight" would make me cringe as much as the next person, but having seen the Fogo flashlight first-hand, I'm sol...

January 6th 2015 at 6:12pm 0 Comments
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Google Science Fair 2013 came to a close yesterday, as 15 young scientists aged between 13 and 18 demonstrated their projects in front of Google's expert panel. With over a thousand submissions worldwide, only four entrants were able to take home prizes, but it was 17-year-old Eric Chen who walked...

September 24th 2013 at 5:27am 0 Comments
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You know the drill, walking through that mine field, only to lose another good flashlight when you drop it on one of those puppies. Well if this is a concern of yours, the EXP-LED-51 from Larson Electronics should see you right. The latest in its like of hazardous location devices, the rugged LED...

July 16th 2012 at 11:10pm 0 Comments
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The developers of the Flashlight XS app ($0.99) claim their app offers a performance breakthrough, turning an iPhone's light on instantly. This is predicated on "taking advantage of iOS 5 improvements and tuning to the latest hardware." I offered to give it a try based on the passionate excitement...

February 18th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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One time when I was day hiking Mount Washington, I took a wrong turn at the top and went down the wrong way. I raced down the mountain, but still had to navigate some rough terrain for a few hours in the dark. This was the late nineties. I had a phone, but it didn't get coverage and phones back t...

January 4th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you -- the readers -- and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers. We'll be announcing t...

December 24th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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It's new Bit.Trip day! Wii owners who enjoy trippy, pixelated visuals, dubstep music and tears can download Bit.Trip Fate today and learn a whole new way to be punished by Gaijin Games! In a good way. But if you'd rather substitute calm contemplation of the sky for rage, My Planetarium is there for...

October 25th 2010 at 10:27am 0 Comments