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New in Tech: Remote Pet Ball Fun and Living Off Grid with Solar Box Gadget

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Kodiak Generator and Predator Solar Panels

IFR takes a brief look at a couple new devices being crowdfunded in Indiegogo this week to see what is performing well: a small ball you can use remotely from your mobile device to interact with your pet and a portable solar power system.

Wearable Tech Moves Into Medical Device Territory

wearable tech in healthcare could prevent this one day

This week, crowdfunding site Indiegogo released news of "the world's first pain relief" wearable, positioning wearable tech to become a major player in the medical device category, new territory for the new tech phenomenon of wearable technology.
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Energous in JDA with Highpower International

PLEASANTON, CA - (September 11, 2014) - Energous Corporation ("Energous" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a disruptive wire-free charging technology for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under full software control, today announced a joint development agreement (JDA) with Highpower International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium rechargeable batteries and battery management solutions.

Energous Taps Ziba for Industrial Design

PLEASANTON, CA - (September 11, 2014) - Energous Corporation ("Energous" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a disruptive wire-free charging technology for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under full software control, today announced that it has engaged Ziba for website design, mobile app design and industrial reference designs to demonstrate the flexibility and breadth of WattUp technology.

MediaFire claims best bang for buck

Apple officially joined in the cloud storage pricing war by slashing prices across the board on on their paid iCloud storage plans. The announcement comes a day after Apple’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch press event, where iCloud was noticeably absent from the conversation, most likely due to concerns that the recent security issues surrounding the service.

So, will this price decrease be able to convince regular users to pay for cloud storage?

STUDY: 25% of Consumers Plan to Own a Smart Watch in Next Five Years; Wearable Adoption on the Rise

As Apple is rumored to announce today the launch of a new smart device – the iWatch – discussion of consumer adoption of smart IoT (internet of things) devices, such as wearable devices, comes to the forefront.

6 Online Gadgets that Change Everything

A slew of new and upcoming online gadgets include tools and websites with significant potential to affect how people complete everyday tasks such as paying for goods, investing money, using email, sharing and collaborating on projects and viewing Web content.
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3D Printing, Scanning and Milling in One Fabricating Machine

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The FABtotum Persoan Fabricator is a machine that may shake things up in the market more than any other. It combines 3-D printing, 3-D scanning and milling. It has raised more than a half-million dollars with a crowdfunding campaign to raise just $50,000. The machine has raised a lot of buzz in the tech world, raising the ante in the 3D printer market.
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