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Bluetooth iPhone grip goes further than any selfie stick can

A Bluetooth-enabled button lets you shoot pictures or record video.

A Bluetooth-enabled button lets you shoot pictures or record video.

Trying to hold your iPhone like you once did a camera can feel awkward. It’s not designed to fit the hands the same way. A selfie stick can free your hands, but can also get you thrown out of a lot of places.

A photographer has come up with a simple device to give you the grip you need with the shooting range of a selfie stick with no danger of impaling others around you.

Grip Dat is a handle with a tilting smartphone bracket. On the grip’s thumb rest is a Bluetooth-enabled shutter release. The gripper can take a quick selfie or detach the base from the grip to take in more of the scene to snap pictures or record video from as far away as 30 feet.

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Underground park in NYC will bring the sun where it don’t shine

Rendering shows what the Lowline park might look like in an underground space in New York City that used to be a trolley station.

Rendering shows what the Lowline park might look like in an underground space in New York City that used to be a trolley station.

The world beneath the city is often portrayed in movies as a dark, sinister place with a criminal element and some marginalized segment of society in hiding and fighting to survive.

But one group believes it can bring sunlight and vibrance underground to a one-acre space below a busy neighborhood in New York City.

The Lowline is a proposed subterranean park that would occupy an old trolley station beneath Delancey Street on the city’s Lower East Side. It would use solar technology to not only light and power the park but create the necessary wavelengths that would allow plants and trees to grow.

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Only your ears can save you in this creepy horror game

Explore a house as a blind girl with echolocation senses might.

Explore a house as a blind girl with echolocation senses might.

Imagine exploring a creepy house full of eerie and unfamiliar sounds, supernatural horror dripping from every bannister and behind every mysterious, creaking door.

Now imagine entering such a disturbing environment when you’re blind.

Cassie is the blind young protagonist of Perception, a horror game from many of the folks that worked on Bioshock Infinite and Dead Space, and she’s been dreaming of this house for some time now. When she finally figures out it’s real, she heads off to investigate it, using only echolocation–sound into visuals–to confront and solve the ghostly mysteries within.

There’s a gloriously tense trailer, too, from the perspective of the wisecracking teen, Cassie. Check it out.

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The perfect COVR for candid shooting with your iPhone 6

Take photos unobtrusively with people around you thinking you're checking your messages.

Take photos unobtrusively with people around you thinking you’re checking your messages.

Stop taking pictures of your “stupid face,” Thomas Hurst says. Think history, legacy and every day, unposed moments.

Hurst believes he has the tool to help you make more meaningful photos and the veteran photojournalist is trying to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter to bring the COVR you need to snap candid photos with your iPhone 6.

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A bag named Agua will keep your camera dry

The designers of the Agua bag say it will keep a camera and small lens dry in any weather.

The designers of the Agua bag say it will keep a camera and small lens dry in any weather.

When a camera bag claims to be water resistant, it feels a little like the brand is hedging its bets. It will protect your gear up to a point.

But the designers at miggo have a bag they declare confidently is storm-proof and all-weather. They even say with certainty the ironically named Agua will remain protective for five minutes in rain falling at 10 liters a minute with up to 22,000 pounds of force.

If you’re in a Biblical hard rain, you may have bigger problems then keeping your camera dry. miggo just wants you to feel comfortable with Agua if you’re out on a typical rainy day.

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This nifty screen protector adds an Android-style ‘back’ button to your iPhone 6

This is the Halo Back. Them other boys don't know how to act.

This is the Halo Back. Them other boys don’t know how to act.

There is plenty that former Android-users won’t miss if they make the jump to iOS, but one thing they might is the iPhone’s lack of an Android-style “back” button — the result of Steve Jobs’ belief that everything about the iPhone be as uncluttered as possible.

A new Kickstarter project gives you back this feature, however, thanks to a “smart” screen protector which adds just such a button to your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus home screen.

And based on the fact that it’s already been funded more than six times over, we’re assuming it’s something a number of users would really, really like to get their hands on. Literally.

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Credit card-size cellphone will free you from your iPhone

Light. Phone.

Light. Phone.

The iPhone is a distracting gadget. There’s texting, Facebook and a dozen-odd games I keep on the thing. I’m constantly being notified that there is something new to look at, a new Instagram post, a new Twitter reply, a new email.

Sometimes I just want to get away from it all, but I keep my iPhone with me all the time because, essentially, it makes sure I’m able to make a phone call in an emergency.

Now there’s a new Kickstarter project that aims to let you leave your iPhone at home but still remain connected with the one essential function: phone calls. The Light Phone is “a credit card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible. The Light Phone is your phone away from phone.”

That sounds pretty neat, actually. Too bad I hate making phone calls.

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Angry fan’s Super Bowl ring design needles Patriots over Deflategate

Think the New England Patriots deserve this for a Super Bowl ring? A Kickstarter campaign aims to make this a symbol of Deflategate.

Think the New England Patriots deserve this for a Super Bowl ring? A Kickstarter campaign aims to make this a symbol of Deflategate.

A Super Bowl ring is the most coveted of football’s rewards, a talisman with the sparkle to match the magic of a championship season.

An Indianapolis Colts fan wants to give the New England Patriots the ring he thinks they deserve. Sitting on top of his 3-D-printed blue ring is a ball-inflation needle, the kind the NFL now believes was used in the infamous Deflategate game where the Patriots “cheated” their way to the Super Bowl.

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Light-up signs let co-workers know to stay away

A Wired In sign for the desk can let co-workers know you can not be disturbed.

A Wired In sign for the desk will let co-workers know you cannot be disturbed.

Everything about your vibe – the earbuds, furiously typing fingers and intense body language – says do not approach. But the steady stream of co-workers stopping by your desk can’t take a hint.

You could tell people “Can’t talk now!” but you’re afraid to come off as rude. Your politeness is killing your productivity.

A Utah startup called Wired In has come up with a simple, sleek desk accessory that does the talking for you. It’s a light-up sign that lets people know you’re in the zone without insult or anxiety.

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The Arduboy is the perfect credit card-size gaming backup for your iPhone

The Arduboy is designed for 8-bit gaming on the go.

The Arduboy is designed for 8-bit gaming on the go.

The iPhone is probably the best, most portable gaming device around. Even so, sometimes nostalgia kicks in and you miss your old Gameboy.

The Arduboy is a new, credit card-size console that is just as portable as an iPhone, if not more so. And it can play all the old 8-bit games your iPhone can’t.

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