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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: A.I.-powered cat toys, wallets, food containers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Emerging Tech

A Fitbit for your cat shit: Automatic litter box tracks your kitty’s health

It may look like a sci-fi teleportation chamber, but Footloose is a high-tech litter box that promises to be the most cutting-edge way for your kitty to take a dump. Here's how it works.
Emerging Tech

Ekster 3.0 lets you ask, ‘Alexa, where did I leave my wallet?’

Ekster's newest smart wallet is its best yet. It's slimmer than ever, boasts a neat card-dispensing mechanism, and will even let you know where it is, thanks to smart speaker integration.
Emerging Tech

This gadget lets you sleep on airplanes without snuggling a stranger

Odd gadget, or a hug for your face? The Napup Fly+ is a travel pillow, sleep mask, and personal speaker system all rolled into one, attached to the back of the headrest to hold your head up.
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This DIY kit teaches more than coding; it teaches you how to build a smartphone

Want a crash course in coding and electronics, with something to show for it at the end? The MAKERphone is a DIY mobile phone that you can build for yourself. And, yes, it actually works.
Photography

This battery-free ‘printer’ turns your smartphone pics into film

A mobile printer that doesn't require batteries? The Hola Printer is an oddly cool printer that snaps an instant film photo of your smartphone screen to convert your favorite shots into physical prints.
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Like a Bat-Signal for cyclists, this laser light makes bikes visible to drivers

The Laserlight Core is a smart projection system for bicycles that's designed to promote safer cycling. It works by projecting an image of a cyclist 20 feet in front of you as you ride.
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Worried about your screen use? These glasses block them out wherever you go

Inspired by the ad-blocking sunglasses from John Carpenter’s 1988 cult movie They Live, IRL Glasses counter your screen addiction by turning LCD and LED digital screens black. Here's how.
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Can’t spare time to brush your teeth? EZ Teethbrush promises to do it 4x faster

Looking after your teeth every day used to be time-consuming. A new toothbrush called the EZ Teethbrush promises to help by brushing all our teeth at the same time. Here's how it works.
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Magic of physics makes this fridge chill food without fans or electricity

Looking for your next cooler? The Fenik Yuma is a portable food preserver that never needs ice or electricity. Here's how you can get your hands on this miraculous refrigeration device.
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This app-controlled prosthetic tail may be the weirdest wearable device yet

San Diego Comic-Con may be almost a year away, but it’s never too early to start preparing your cosplay costume. This wearable animatronic tail, controlled via your smartphone, should help.
Gaming

Chug some booze and belt out battle songs in 'The Bard's Tale 4'

From the same developers behind Torment: Tides of Numenera and Wasteland 2, comes a long-awaited sequel to a classic RPG/dungeon crawler series. Fans can get The Bard's Tale 4: Barrows Deep starting today for PC on Steam.
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Cheesy Kickstarter campaign wants to bring solar energy to students in East Africa

A playful new Kickstarter campaign aims to supply remote communities with a steady source of renewable electricity while giving backers a handful of dairy-inspired tech devices. The campaign, SunMade Cheese, is the newest venture from Yolk…
Photography

Sick of black? Ethnotek’s Raja camera bag lets you customize designs on a whim

Like to change your bag as often as you change your socks? The Ethnotek Raja is a camera backpack that has interchangeable "Threads" or front panels to change up the look while still stashing two DSLR bodies and multiple lenses.
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Mezmoglobe spinning desk toy will keep you focused (or totally distracted)

Mezmoglobe is an incredibly cool spinning desk toy, which is milled with a symmetrical helix pattern designed to produce a mind-bending "flowing" optical illusion as it rotates on its base.
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Yi-One smart mug will cool your coffee just enough for you to drink it

Updating the thermos for the new millenium, the innovative Yi-One mug will keep your coffee piping hot, before quickly cooling it when you want to take a sip. Hurry up and take our money!
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Lex is a wearable exoskeleton that lets you take a comfortable seat anywhere

Newly launched on Kickstarter, Lex is a pair of wearable, folding exoskeleton legs that transform into an ultra-versatile portable seat -- so you can kick back and relax anywhere you go.
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You don’t need scuba certification to use this clever crowdfunded diving system

Nemo is a super-compact, surface-supplied-air (SSA) diving system, which will allow users to dive beneath the waves without having to worry about carrying a bulky tank on their back.