Good looking out: Brinno PeepHole Viewer

Front door

Got a peephole on your front door? They’re kind of handy, except that you need to squint to see out, the clarity isn’t great, and if the person on the other side isn’t standing right in front of it, you won’t be able to tell if it’s the UPS guy or a solicitor.

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Bright Idea: Flir One

Flir One

Taking pictures with your phone is one thing. But to really trick out your cell, how about giving it night vision? Flir One is a cell phone case that contains a thermal imaging camera, so you can see in total darkness. What’s that good for?

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Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband

Native Union SMART Charger

Bluelounge Cableyoyo

Breville Smart Oven Air


The Break-up: When an app you love shuts down

Abandonment Issues: When the app you love leaves you

There’s nothing more gut-wrenching than a break-up. It’s a ice-cream-tub-in-bed don’t-wanna-talk-to-anyone-but-can’t-stop-talking-about-it kind of whirlwind, especially when you didn’t see it coming. I had a few bad ones this year— but don’t worry, my marriage is still intact. My break-ups were with apps I loved.

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Glass Act: Winbot Window Cleaner

Winbot Cleaner

If you’re like just about everybody on earth, your favorite thing isn’t washing windows. It takes time, it’s messy, and if you live in a city, you could do it every day and still have filmy panes. For a job like this, I say, “Bring in the robots!”

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