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Pebble: E-Paper Smart Watch right on the “SPOT” for Android and iPhone

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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I’ve been a fan of smart watches since Microsoft launched Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) watches back in 2004. Do you remember Spot? The now defunct service used FM radio signals to broadcast information to your wristwatch.

The service once activated could send content to your smart watch including weather, news, stocks, calendar, sports, horoscopes, lottery results as well as downloadable watch faces. You could also have text messages sent to your watch via MSN Messenger.

Enter Pebble, which was introduced in a Kickstarter project as the first watch built for the 21st century. Pebble promises to be what SPOT could only dream of. Pebble connects by Bluetooth to an iPhone or Android device. Pebble will have an app market that will feature downloadable watch faces and a host of internet-connected apps.

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KickSat—Launch your own personal spacecraft

by George Heymann

Technology-Headlines

Zachary Manchester developer of KickSat

KickSat is a Kickstarter project developed by Zachary Manchester, a graduate student in Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. The project involves launching mini-spacecraft about the size of of a couple of postage stamps called ‘Sprites’ into space.

The initial micro-sized Sprites consist of a circuit board, containing solar cells, a radio transceiver, and a micro controller with memory and sensors. The initial version of Sprites are not capable of doing much more than transmitting a few bits of data. The plan with the inaugural launch is to gather data on how long Sprites stay in orbit and how well their electronics hold up in the space environment.

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Make your own custom Android stickers! Start with the free Androidify app.

by George Heymann

Technology-Headlines

I wanted to share another Kickstarter project that got my attention this week. It’s a design project by Aleksandr Peredereyev that uses the free Google Androidify app to design custom Android stickers.

“Our latest idea came up when we first used the Androidify App. We thought that it would be a great idea to make Android stickers based on what people created through the Androidify App, but to make this idea possible we need to have a new piece of equipment, that’s where you come in and with your support we can make this happen. You will have the choice of having yourself, your friends, your family, or anyone turned into an Android sticker” explained Peredereyev.

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Stick it, Lean it, Wrap it, Shoot it, Attach it with Capta

by George Heymann

Technology-Headlines

Capta is a multi-function smartphone accessory that works as a stand in both horizontal and vertical orientation as well as a tripod mount. The anodized brushed aluminum accessory was developed by Bojan Smiljanic and Adewale Adelusi-Adeluyi two freelance designers who work under the auspice of Unique Design (UD).

Unique Design is now looking for supporters to launch Capta on the Kickstarter website to bring the product to market. The stated goal of Unique Design is to create simple functional products.

“With the form factor and technology of smartphones always changing we designed Capta to be the hybrid accessory that could keep up with those changes. For example for iPhone users regardless of generation, Capta replaces the iPhone tripod mount, iPhone stand and iPhone cable management with one simple device. Capta has exceeded our original expectations and when paired with a suction cup or tripod mount the uses increase exponentially. We are humbled by how versatile Capta truly is, stated Smiljanic.

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PadPivot versatile lap and desktop stand for your tablet, smartphone or e-reader

by George Heymann

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PadPivot is a lap and desk stand for your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. What separates the PadPivot from many other stands is its compact size and flexibility. When fully extended the PadPivot is approximately 4”x4″  square.

The PadPivot can accommodate practically any size e-reader, smartphone, or tablet depending on how you “pivot” the top support plate on the stand.

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Kick start your creative projects!

by George Heymann

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Kickstarter is website focused on helping users raise money to fund creative projects. Each Kickstarter project has its own page that introduces the person behind the project and offers detailed information about the project, funding goals and rewards for users pledging support at various levels.

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