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Google Smart Contact Lens

Google may have quietly killed off its Glass Explorer program to work on smart contacts. Who really wants to wear a strange-looking headset, when they could just slip on a single contact. Google says the first version of their "Smart Contact Lens" lets diabetics measure their glucose levels through their tears, using a miniscule electronic chip and antenna to read blood sugar levels. Once the technology becomes readily available, these lenses could be used to display a lot more information. Continue reading for more.

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Modular Laptop

How nice would it be if all laptops were modular? In other words, swapping out the processor, RAM, and even display would only require you purchase that single part, pop out the old component, and screw in the new one. These modular laptops would probably reinvigorate a slowly dying PC modding scene with lots of custom hacks. For example, the Fujitsu Lifebook you see above has removable parts that can also be used on their own. Continue reading for more.

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Real Time Traveler

Andrew Carlssin is allegedly a time traveler who was arrested in January 2003 for SEC violations for making 126 high-risk stock trades and being successful on every one. He supposedly started with an initial investment of $800 and ended with over $350-million, which drew the attention of the SEC. Later reports suggest that after his arrest, he submitted a four-hour confession wherein he claimed to be a time traveler from 200 years in the future. He offered to tell investigators such things as the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and the cure for AIDS in return for a lesser punishment and to be allowed to return to his time craft, although he refused to tell investigators the location or workings of his craft. Continue reading for more bizarre cases of time travelers.

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KLM Airbnb Apartment

How can an airline still make money off a decommissioned plane? Turn it into an apartment of course. This particular aircraft, located at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, crossed the world 3,675 times before retirement, and boasts a large living room, one master bedroom, two children's beds, two kitchens, seven small bathrooms, along with a small movie theater. There's approximately 4,000-square-feet of living space. Continue reading for more.

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Portable Room Heater

Lasko's Ceramic Tower Heater is priced at just $39.99 shipped, and boasts 1500 watts of pure comfort. Its top-access push-button controls with digital display make things easy to switch between the low and high speed settings. To ensure that the heat is evenly distributed, the machine sports widespread oscillation, a programmable thermostat, 8-hour timer, and quiet operation. This space heater comes fully assembled and stands 8.5" x 7.25" x 23" tall. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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External Portable SSD

MyDigitalSSD's OTG is an ultra portable 64GB (priced at just $64.99) plug and play drive that offers full USB 3.0 5Gbps performance with any USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) compliant system, resulting in real SSD speeds up to 460MB/s. This pocket-sized wonder reduces wait times and maximizes bandwidth utilization, enabling faster and more efficient transfers while helping lower CPU utilization for extended battery life for on-the-go users. With 4 times the speed of a traditional hard drive, users can run operating systems, play games, stream media, and utilize programs directly from your OTG mSSD! Comparatively, with this power, the OTG would be rated 3000x if it were a flash drive. Product page.

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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

Logitech's Wireless Performance Mouse MX boasts Darkfield Laser Tracking, which lets you track on more surfaces than ever - including glass, where other mice flat-out fail. This technology tracks mouse movements by producing a detailed micro-roadmap of the work surface. So now you can confidently use your mouse on surfaces you never could before like clear glass, lacquered wood and marble. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Seagate Wireless Hard Drive

Seagate's Wireless Mobile Portable Hard Drive broadcasts its own Wi-Fi network, so you can wirelessly stream your media and files to up to three mobile devices. With 500GB of storage at your fingertips, choosing which files to sync to your mobile device before a long trip is a thing of the past. Seagate Wireless lets you carry hundreds of movies and thousands of photos, songs and documents. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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EC Technology

EC Technology's 22400mAh ultra high-capacity power bank may only cost $26.99 with coupon code: 8WDXMVRO (this weekend only), but it packs more than enough juice for all of your gadgets. Featuring 3 USB ports and even a built-in LED flashlight for use in emergencies. On the inside, you'll find A+ grade lithium-ion battery cells and built-in microchips to proper charging for extended use. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 8WDXMVRO during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more.


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AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker

AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker may only cost $29, but it's most certainly no slouch. The speaker connects to nearly all Bluetooth devices using Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Pair wirelessly with one device at a time from up to 30 feet away or use the audio port to connect a 3.5 mm stereo cable to devices without Bluetooth. Connects to iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, Macbooks, and more. Control the volume through your device or with the buttons directly on the speaker. Product page. Continue reading for more options.

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