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SmartRings are a thing: MOTA crowdfunds $100,000 to build one

The MOTA SmartRing is a wearable device designed to let you view notifications at a glance to let you know when new email, text messages, phone calls, or calendar appointments pop up on your phone. But while most wearable devices that meet that description these days are watches, the MOTA SmartRing is… well, a ring. […]

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Crowdfunded media center updates: Slice gets WiFi, EzeeCube goes quad-core

Two interesting media center products hit their crowdfunding goals recently, which means that the Raspberry Pi-powered Slice media center and the modular EzeeCube should both hit the streets in the next year or so (if all goes according to plan). But if you weren’t sure whether to pull the trigger on either device at first, […]

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Lilbits (8-06-2014): Mult-user support coming to Android phones?

Nearly two years ago Google started letting Android tablets owners use multiple Google accounts on the same device. This lets families, friends, frenemies, or just about anyone share an Android tablet with each user getting their own homescreen and app data, among other things. But up until now multi-user support has only been available on tablets… […]

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TouchPico: Pocket-sized device projects Android onto any wall (crowdfunding)

Looking for a portable projector that lets you stream videos, PowerPoint presentations, or other content onto a wall… without connecting to a computer? TouchPico is a tiny projector that runs Google Android, allowing you to project just about anything that you’d see on your phone onto a screen or wall. It can beam an 80 inch […]

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Lilbits (7-03-2014): Meet Automotive Grade Linux

Android’s headed to the dashboards of cars thanks to the new Android Auto initiative. So’s iOS, thanks to CarPlay. But these two smart vehicle systems aren’t the only game in town. The Linux Foundation is sponsoring a new operating system called Automotive Grade Linux which is a Tizen-based OS aimed at vehicles. It has a […]

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EzeeCube is a small, modular media center and media hub (crowdfunding)

Looking for a small, low-power box that you can use both as a media center PC for playing videos on your TV and as a media hub for backing and sharing your smartphone’s photos and videos? The folks behind Ezeecube have designed a device that does both of those things. It’s a media hub with […]