You can take one small step to save Neil Armstrong’s moon suit

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Neil Armstrong's suit needs a little preservation work before it can be displayed in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Neil Armstrong's suit needs a little preservation work before it can be displayed in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Photo: Mark Avino/Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

What are the artifacts that define America’s greatest moments? Two are the original Declaration of Independence and the Star-Spangled Banner that inspired the Francis Scott Key song.

If you see those in the top three, the third might be the suit Neil Armstrong wore when he stepped onto the moon’s surface.

While the suit was constructed to make it to the moon and back, it was not built to last forever. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is raising money for a major restoration project to get the Armstrong suit ready for public display on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 2019.

Minion-like Apple Watch stand is so cute it’s creepy

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WatchMe apple watch stand
The WatchMe Apple Watch stand is clearly planning something.
Photo: Vivien Muller

We hope that the designer of this cute Apple Watch stand doesn’t get an adorable little cease-and-desist letter in the mail.

The WatchMe stand bears an uncanny resemblance to the stars of some despicable memes scattered across the Internet like salt, but it isn’t a complete rip-off. They don’t have arms, after all. And luckily, the Apple Watch, which the stand wears like a monocle, isn’t round.

So it’s a toss-up, really.

GoPro’s tiny new rival boasts interchangeable lenses

The E1 is a small Micro Four Thirds camera that shoots 4K video and fit a variety of lenses.
The E1 is a small Micro Four Thirds camera that shoots 4K video and fit a variety of lenses.
Photo: Z

The E1 camera is so small, there is barely any room on the body for its two-character name.

This is only a slight exaggeration for the slight camera with large ambitions and an impressive list of specs that could make it legitimate competition for GoPro, the reigning king of the Point of View camera market.

Startup camera company Z says its E1 is the world’s smallest Micro Four Thirds 4K video camera with interchangeable lenses.

Give your iPhone the MagSafe adapter it’s always dreamed of

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Keep your iPhone safer with this MagSafe-like adapter.
Keep your iPhone safer with this MagSafe-like adapter.
Photo: Znaps

When Apple created the MagSafe adapter for its highly desirable line of MacBooks back in 2006, the world changed. Gone were the days of tripping over your power adapter cord and pulling your entire MacBook down onto a cold, uncaring floor.

These days, your iPhone and iPad have a similar problem, with a Lightning cable that connects so securely to the power port that if you happen to walk by and trip on the cable, you’re gonna fling that oh-so-precious device right to the ground, dashing its poor little silicon brains out.

This Kickstarter project, ZNAPS, aims to fix this design nightmare with a magnetic Lightning cable adapter that will transform the way you charge your Apple mobile devices, all for an excitingly low price of $9.

ilumi is a smart bulb that just got a little smarter

The second generation of ilumi smart bulbs has already won enough backing on Kickstarter to go into production.
The second generation of ilumi smart bulbs has already won enough backing on Kickstarter to go into production.
Photo: ilumi

It took a little while for investors to see the light, so to speak. Corey Egan and Swapril Bora developed a smartphone controlled LED light bulb, but needed two crowd-funding campaigns, prize money from winning new product contests they had socked away and a deal from Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban before the ilumi smart bulb could enter the market.

Tens of thousands of bulbs have sold in the year they’ve been in production. It won’t take quite so long for the second generation to begin lighting homes and commercial spaces.

With 20 days to go on Kickstarter, ilumi far exceeded its $50,000 goal with a newly designed bulb that includes new experiences – like turning it on and off the shake of your phone – and a new antenna that will pick up commands from 150 feet away.