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Crowdfunded Device That Shocks You Into Working Out Reaches Full Funding in One Day

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You’ve probably heard of Pavlok, the habit-changing device that literally shocks you into doing the things you’re too lazy to do. Team Betabeat touted it as terrible, but that’s only because going to the gym is the last thing we want to do after a long day of bringing readers the lowdown on high tech.

It turns out that a lot of people who are plagued by such laziness believe they found the answers to their problems in this wearable device. In fact, so many people want to turn their lives into a personal psychology experiment that Pavlok’s Indiegogo campaign reached full funding within one day of its launch. Read More

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‘Sexy’ TurtleCell iPhone Case Comes With Retractable Earbuds

Check out that retractability. (TurtleCell)

TurtleCell, a new protective iPhone case containing retractable earbuds, will be available for pre-order starting next Tuesday, the company has announced.

The product, which debuted at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, allows users to extend the earbuds to their desired length, and then click a button to retract them when they’re finished listening — no unplugging or coiling involved. Read More

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Budweiser’s ‘Buddy Cup’ Forces You to Drunkenly Facebook Friend Strangers

Buddy Cup. (Photo: YouTube)

In the olden times, clinking your beers together with a stranger was a sign of celebration—a mutual agreement that things were about to get weird. The fact that you’d never have to see them again or explain why you puked down the front of your shirt was a significant part of the appeal. Now, Budweiser is about to destroy that sacred experience with the introduction of the Buddy Cup. Read More

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Just Say ‘Pop’ and this Gadget Lobs a Piece of Popcorn At Your Mouth

(Photo: Popcorn Indiana)

Popcorn is delicious. Sometimes it gets stuck in your teeth and sometimes it leaves your fingers salty and soaked in butter, but overall it is a delicious food and if you don’t think so the door is over there: GOOD DAY, SIR. But that whole messy fingers thing does definitely deplete some of the pleasure of eating such a lovely snack. So rejoice! Popcorn just got disrupted, y’all. Read More

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French Guy Builds What Basically Amounts to a Bong for Food

Duuuuude. (Photo: TrendsUpdates.com, Paul Cooper)

Sometimes, particularly as pangs of hunger creep up on you just before bed, you want a little snack without worrying where on your hips said food will take its revenge. It’s normal, really. Human.

But sometimes, well–sometimes you want to inhale a steam of boiled food ingredients through a cauldron-like futuristic device. Luckily, a French scientist is here to sate your utmost desires. David Edwards, a professor at Harvard, has created what one Redditor called “a food bong.” Read More