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The Smaller, Cheaper, FLIR ONE Thermal Camera Now Works With Other Apps

Thermal cameras that can see a person’s body heat were once expensive tools that only police and the military used. But now they’re small and cheap enough to work alongside your smartphone. And FLIR’s latest model will make anyone feel like the Predator hunting its prey.


With This Tractor Controller, Anyone Can Be A Virtual Farmer

Admit it: You’ve always dreamed of being a farmer. Sim Farm’s pixelated corn fields didn’t quite cut it; Farmville promised action but delivered an endless series of mindless chores. Despair not, would-be agronomist: Soon, you’ll be able to plow fields, sow seeds and whack weeds with the best of them, all from the mud and bug-free comfort of your living room.


VR Workout Station Lets You Tone Your Abs While Travelling To Jupiter

Working out at a gym, with nothing but TV news or your more physically fit peers to stare at, can be a bit disheartening. But don’t despair: The future where technology allows you to stand over a volcano or fly to Mars while flexing your gluts in the confines of your basement isn’t far off.


I Don't Know What This Weird Gadget Is, But I Want It

I’m at Computex 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan, but inside my mind I am completely lost. A few minutes ago, I was standing in front of a booth in front of a gadget that I just could not identify. I don’t know what it is or what it does, but I think I need to own it.


Here's What The iPhone Would Have Looked Like In 1985

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve booting up my parents’ Macintosh Plus to play Super Munchers or make pixelated masterpieces in MacPaint. Alas, Apple hadn’t gotten into mobile devices just yet, but that didn’t stop Pierre Cerveau from imagining what the tech giant’s very first smartphone might have looked like if it were made in the 80s, too.


Even If Pebble Is Truly Having Financial Difficulties, The Show Will Go On

Briefly: Even if Pebble is truly having financial difficulties, the show will go on. The company writes that the first batch of Pebble Time smartwatches will ship to backers on 27 May and that every backer should receive a shipment tracking number by mid-June.


This 'Kettle' Rod Is A Brilliant Energy-Saving Way To Make Tea

Do you use an electric kettle to make tea? Then you’re using way too much water and too much power heating an overfilled vessel. But! We found this cool new Kickstarter project that saves energy and looks sleek in a kitchen.


Running Old Mac II Software On A Smartwatch Is A Great And Terrible Idea

Video: When Macintosh II debuted in 1987, it was the first colour display for Apple computers. It was a software leap forward to be sure, and now it fits on your wrist — if that’s something you want.


This Is An Agricultural Tool

You already know that vibrators are great for erotic release. It turns out they can do something similar for plants. In an article at Wired, Gwen Pearson discusses how vibrators found a home on the farm by mimicking the intense thrum of bumblebees.


This Life-Sized Iron Man Helmet Is Actually A Bluetooth Speaker

We all want our own Iron Man suit, complete with flying capabilities and palm cannons. The reality is none of us are billionaire geniuses, so we’ll have to make do with what we’ve got. And that’s this to-scale helmet from Tony Stark’s famous costume that you don’t so much wear on your head as, uh, listen to. Yes, it’s a speaker.


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