Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

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Picnic Cutlery comes with a lanyard to ensure it's always available

Unless you enjoy whittling twigs into chopsticks or stabbing tinned ravioli with a pen knife, forgetting the cutlery and reverting to eating with one's hands can be one step too far removed from civilization for many campers. Piltz Design's modular Picnic cutlery is something a bit more elegant for those not interested in joining the usual spork brigade.  Read More

Advantac showed its latest ModMission designs at the Outdoor Retailer show in August

Imagine having the storage of a fishing vest that you can customize for all types of activities - hunting, hiking, photography, motorcycling, etc. Advantac is about to bring that type of vest over to the consumer market. The ModMission vest uses integrated mounts and customizable storage modules to give you just the right carry capacity.  Read More

Alphyn Industries' DELTA415 Wearcom jeans let you use your smartphone while it's still in ...

San Francisco-based purveyor of technologically-themed apparel Alphyn Industries has released the DELTA415 Wearcom jeans: a pair of jeans which allow the wearer to see and use a touchscreen smartphone without needing to actually take it out of their pocket.  Read More

Users of the TamTam flash concept would be offered either a turn by turn navigation or a f...

The TamTam Flash concept GPS torch is both a familiar looking and new technology in a number of ways. It resembles an ordinary flashlight and its name sounds an awful lot like TomTom, which neatly links to the fact that the concept torch is actually a GPS mapping device that gives its user the option of either a street map view or a turn by turn guided navigation projected onto a surface.  Read More

PocketRadar's mini speed radar.

Speed radar technology has become pretty much ubiquitous for traffic law enforcement around the world, but there are times when you and I would quite like to know how fast something is travelling too. PocketRadar is a hand-held personal speed measurement device about the size of a mobile phone that can get you a speed reading on a car half a mile away (or a baseball 120 feet away) in less than a second from being fully shut down. It's initially targeted at sports fans and athletes, but the company has flagged the possibility of a law enforcement version as well.  Read More

The single-sided Sanyo eneloop Kairo hand-warmer is a great pocket-filler this Christmas

Cold hands, warm heart. Why not have both this winter? (warm body parts, that is) Just in time for the Northern Hemisphere’s colder weather, Sanyo has launched two new eneloop Kairo portable rechargeable hand-warmers. Shaped a bit like an egg, the eneloop Kairo is available in one-sided and two-sided models, and makes an ideal stocking-filler … or pocket-filler for this Christmas season.  Read More

The novel flash-drive in a harmonica - the FlashHarp

A music teacher from Riverside Illinois has come up with a Flash drive design that's more novel than novelty. Possibly one of the most portable instrument around - the harmonica - and the most portable digital storage solution have been merged into one to produce the FlashHarp.  Read More

The WikiReader - Wikipedia content in the palm of your hand

WikiReader is a handheld device for people who rely on the information contained at Wikipedia more often than they have access to the Internet. The offline, “always on” unit is designed to deliver information in an easy-to-read format and fit snugly into a pocket or handbag. The manufacturer, Openmoko, says it’s an uncomplicated, unconnected experience that can be used just about anywhere, like on a plane or at the beach. Hey, you could even use it in the library!  Read More

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