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Steam Controller

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Valve has announced has announced a unique gamepad that would be a good fit for your living-room gaming needs, the Steam Controller.
"Steam gamers, who are used to the input associated with PCs, will appreciate that the Steam Controller’s resolution approaches that of a desktop mouse. Whole genres of games that were previously only playable with a keyboard and mouse are now accessible from the sofa."
"The Steam Controller is designed to work with all the games on Steam: past, present, and future. Even the older titles in the catalog and the ones which were not built with controller support. (We’ve fooled those older games into thinking they’re being played with a keyboard and mouse, but we’ve designed a gamepad that’s nothing like either one of those devices.)"
The Steam Controller features two main circular, high-resolution trackpads that take advantage of the latest haptic technology and are also clickable.
In the center of the controller, there is a touchscreen that can display information related to the game. According to Valve,
"In the center of the controller is another touch-enabled surface, this one backed by a high-resolution screen. This surface, too, is critical to achieving the controller’s primary goal – supporting all games in the Steam catalog. The screen allows an infinite number of discrete actions to be made available to the player, without requiring an infinite number of physical buttons."

Booooon! envelopes

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Japanese graphic design studio D-Bros makes opening an envelope even more fun than reading what's inside. "Booooon!" (an onomatopoeia often used by children to imitate the sound of vehicles) comes with an illustration of an automobile, locomotive and airplane. When torn open they create trails of exhaust plumes!
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Cat Ears Self-Defense Keychain

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The cute cat ear keychain is not a toy, but are in fact a very serious defense weapon. When holding this keychain, your two fingers will be placed in the eyes of the cat and the face of the cat will rest securely in the palm of your hand. This keychain is made for striking at the eyes of your attacker or attacking any fleshy part of the body. $6
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Boob-shaped weights

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The Kiev-based ad agency 306 Creative Communication Agency is producing boob-shaped weights for an October launch in sporting goods stores. "Sports equipment for real men, who think about women all the time even when the iron is held in the hands," reads the copy on the ad platform site.
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LED Knit Hat

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Good idea?
From the website:
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Knit cap with LED lights keeps you warm and lights your way in the dark.
Comfy black acrylic pullover hat features 5 super-bright LED bulbs stitched into the brim.
Provides 7 hours of forward directional lighting for navigating through the dark or working in low-light situations.
Ideal for joggers, bikers, hikers, and outdoorsmen.
One size fits most.
Has on/off switch.
Batteries included.
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$11.
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iPhone Paperback Notes

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The Paperback Notes are a ream of 80 sheets of sticky notes sized perfectly to fit on the back of your iPhone 5. Simply stick them to your iPhone, refrigerator, computer monitor, or other surface, and they could remind you of everyday to-do list. $8
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Prong PocketPlug case charges your iPhone

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With the PocketPlug case, charging cable is no longer needed to charge your iPhone. The black shell looks like a typical extended-battery case, except for the two metal prongs that fold flat when not in use. To charge your phone, you just pop out the prongs, then plug the whole thing into an outlet. It's only merely an iPhone case, but a charging adapter. $70
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon releases its new version of the Paperwhite. The new Kindle Paperwhite($120) is brighter and faster features a new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor. It’s easy to read in bright sunlight, won’t tire your eyes in the dark, weighs just 7.3 ounces so you can read comfortably for hours with one hand, and has eight weeks of battery life and built-in WiFi and free 3G. The storage will get you enough room for ove 1,000 books. The new Kindle starts Paperwhite starts at $119 and will ship at the end of September.
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Bionym Nymi Bracelet Replaces Passwords, You Heartbeat Is Your New Password

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A new device called the Bionym Nymi in the form of a bracelet has been designed over the last 10 years and is hoping to replace your passwords and logins.The Nymi($79) wristband proves your identity by listening to your heartbeat's unique rhythm.
A person'selectrocardiogram(ECG) is dependent on the size, position, and physiology of their heart, and it's completely unique to every person. It's as unique to you as your fingerprint, and unlike your fingerprint you're not leaving your ECG on glasses or windows or cell phones everywhere you go. That ECG is what Bionym uses to identify you as you.
The Nymi is the first wearable authentication technology that allows you to take control of your identity through cardiac rhythm recognition. Authenticate once and remain authenticated until the wristband is removed. Move beyond passwords, pins and locks and interact with the technology that fills your daily life with proximity detection and task-based gesture control. The Nymi presents a new and exciting system that grants you access for being you!”
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Go Pong Can Grip

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The Go Pong Can Grip clips onto your can in just one second. It helps keep your beer cold without letting your hands get wet from can sweat. $7.5
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Omate Swartwatch

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The Omate is a waterproof watch with a smartphone features Android 4.2.2 on a 1.54’’ TFT touch screen, 3G Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity together with GPS support. Cool

Tailgater Portable Satellite Antenna

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The Tailgater is a fully automatic portable satellite antenna that allows you to take your favorite television on the road. They also offer a Pay-As-You-Go TV plan so you only pay for the months you use it. The Tailgater is available to purchase online from DISH Network and Amazon.
"The Tailgater Portable HD TV System consists of a fully-automatic, portable satellite antenna and an HD solo receiver. It’s easy to set up and automatically finds the right satellite for your DISH signal. Portable and lightweight, it’s easy to carry from one outdoor activity to the next."
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Shittens

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Shittens($10) is disposable mittens protect your hands from poop. They are now available to buy online. Good idea!
"If there’s one great universal truth that we can all agree on, it’s this: No one wants poop on their hands.
And yet, we laugh carelessly in the face of danger every time we take an old fashioned wet wipe to our heinies, flying completely blind in the critical poop-to-hand spatial relation.
How many times have you taken one of those substandard wet wipes to the posterior of a child, risking major contamination from that flailing poop cloth? And how many times has your dog’s “number two” been a little closer to a number one “and a half”, requiring a deadly grab & pull maneuver with whatever’s laying around? Enough is enough!
With new Shittens, you can fully protect your hands while tending to the dirty deed."
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iDoorCam shows you who's at your door

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This is a new device called iDoorCam. claims to be able to notify you via iPhone or iPad whenever there's someone at your door -- even if you're not at home. When the button is pressed, an alert is sent to your phone, which is acceptable by anyone set up to receive iDoorCam alerts from your device. iDoorCam's camera-equipped device connects to your home internet through WiFi and attaches to your existing doorbell power wires. The device costs $165 and is expected to be available from October.
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Smartwatch lets you control it using simple gestures

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The Hot Watch smartwatch is a device that allows you to control some of its functions via simple gesture controls. With just a wave of the hand, the smartwatch allows the user to answer a call, reject a call, or dial a favorite number. With Patent Pending Hands on Talk Technology that redefines what you can do with a watch, enabling you to send and receive messages while allowing you to make private calls without touching your phone. In addition to calling functions, the Hot Watch also supports apps for SMS messaging, as well as weather, stock, pedometer, and social networking. There's also a function that automatically dials an emergency number if the wearer suddenly falls down. The device will cost $169 for those not pledging early support on the company's Kickstarter campaign, the campaign at the Kickstarter.
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