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Luma AI 3D Scan App

Luma AI 3D Scan App

Luma AI’s mobile app makes it easy to capture spatial 3D models of objects and even landscapes using your smartphone. You can share or embed the scan as a 3D video or export it as a 3D object. It’s fairly low-fidelity at the moment, but it’s enough to be useful. You can check out user-created 3D videos on Luma AI’s website.

Excope DT1 Digital Telephoto Camera

Excope DT1 Digital Telephoto Camera

Beaverlab’s digital telephoto camera has a 400mm lens and can shoot distant objects at 36x optical/200x digital magnification. Its 48mp sensor can capture craters on the moon and animals in motion. It works with a smartphone app for monitoring and tweaking your shots. It can also capture 4K video and HDR. There’s also a 40mm version for closer subjects.

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Adobe Premiere Pro AI Feature Demo

Adobe Premiere Pro AI Feature Demo

Generative AI can be used for good or evil. In the case of Adobe Premiere Pro, we’re excited about the potential of its AI tools to improve video editing workflows with the ability to add or remove objects with just a couple of clicks and extend scenes if they don’t fit your timeline. They also are testing integration with models like Sora AI to generate entire scenes.

Remnants: A 256-Byte Graphic Demo

Remnants: A 256-Byte Graphic Demo

A faction of the computer graphic Demoscene prides itself on creating visuals with the least code possible. Programmer Alcatraz turned up at the Revision 2024 demo party with this surreal scene – a post-apocalyptic black-and-white city created with just 256 bytes of Gopher code running on DOS. Revision posted some competing 256-byte demos here.

Bluetti AC240 Battery Electric Generator

Bluetti AC240 Battery Electric Generator

Bluetti’s portable AC240 is a 2400W power pack with an IP65 rating for water and dust resistance. That protection includes its power outlets. Speaking of which, it has three AC sockets, two DC ports, and four USB charging ports. It also acts as a UPS, kicking in within 15ms of a power outage. Multiple units can be connected to store more power.

Logitech Pro X 60 Wireless Gaming Keyboard

Logitech Pro X 60 Wireless Gaming Keyboard
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Logitech’s Pro X 60 may be marketed to competitive gamers, but this 60% keyboard has some genuinely practical features. It has an easy-to-reach volume dial on the side, factory-lubed optical switches, and a battery that lasts up to 65 hours per charge when connected via the 2.4 GHz wireless dongle. It comes with either tactile or linear switches.

LG Dual Mode 4K OLED Gaming Monitor

LG Dual Mode 4K OLED Gaming Monitor
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In its default mode, LG’s 32GS95UE is a premium OLED gaming monitor. 4K and a 240Hz refresh rate is more than enough for daily use and for most games. But it’s also got you covered if you’re into shooters and other fast-paced games, thanks to its ability to switch to a 1080p 480Hz display at the press of a button. See it in action in Optimum’s video.

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Yashica x I’m Back Micro Mirrorless Camera

Yashica x I’m Back Micro Mirrorless Camera

Switzerland’s I’m Back teamed up with Yashica to create “the smallest mirrorless camera ever invented.” The ultra-compact digital camera fits in the palm of your hand and offers interchangeable lenses. It packs a 1/2.33 inch Sony IMX117 12-megapixel sensor that can also shoot 4K video, a flip-out 2-inch display, an HDMI output, and a flash hot shoe.

Animated Guitar Neck with Song Lyrics

Animated Guitar Neck with Song Lyrics

Mangazi Music has an awesome way of showing off his guitar-playing skills: the neck of his electric guitar shows lyrics and animations in sync with his performance. It appears that he uses a green screen and motion tracking to superimpose perfectly timed graphics onto the guitar, and the results are impressive.

Urwerk SpaceTime Blade Nixie Clock

Urwerk SpaceTime Blade Nixie Clock

This 5.5-foot-tall glass clock from Urwerk and Nixie expert Dalibor Farny contains eight large Nixie tubes and a total of 1445 parts. In addition to displaying the time and date, it can show how many kilometers the Earth has revolved around the Sun on a given day or year-to-date. Just 33 clocks will be produced, with a retail price of 55,000 CHF (~ USD 60,700).

A1 Thanos Handheld Fog Blaster

A1 Thanos Handheld Fog Blaster

The A1 Thanos from FroggysFogFluid and TopCat is a portable fog machine built to look like a blaster gun. The high-output fogger uses theatrical fog fluid and runs on rechargeable batteries. It looks fantastic with that LED lighting, though at 31 pounds, it’s not the easiest thing to carry around on stage.

Oakywood Headphone Stand + Wireless Charger

Oakywood Headphone Stand + Wireless Charger
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Don’t just leave your good headphones lying on your desk. Put them in a place of honor with this handcrafted headphone stand from Oakywood. It features a faceted geometric wood base and a sturdy painted steel holder. Plus, its base has a built-in wireless phone charger with 15-watt fast charging. Choose from oak, walnut, or black-stained oak.

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Graphing Wikipedia

Graphing Wikipedia

This might look like abstract art, but it’s based entirely on data from Wikipedia. Developer adumb wrote code to graph the relationships between content on the crowdsourced encyclopedia. The image maps over 6.3 million Wikipedia articles and 195 million links between them. adumb explains some interesting things he observed along the way.

Protagonist 60% Mechanical Keyboard

Protagonist 60% Mechanical Keyboard

Customizing is the point of modern mechanical keyboards. But Wired In’s Protagonist takes it to a different level. This 60% keyboard has a swappable hybrid faceplate and case top called a keyframe. Not only does the keyframe come in a ton of colors and material options, it also comes in Winkey, Winkeyless and HHKB layouts.

Journey NEXA Laptop Sleeve and Desk Pad

Journey NEXA Laptop Sleeve and Desk Pad
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This versatile laptop sleeve transforms into a desktop work pad once you pull out your computer. Its smooth synthetic leather surface makes a great mouse pad, while its side flap has dual wireless charging pads – one for a phone and one for AirPods. It comes in black or dove grey in 13-14″ or 15-16″ sizes.

Samsung Music Frame Wireless Speaker

Samsung Music Frame Wireless Speaker
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Samsung made a little brother for the Frame TV. Behind the Music Frame’s 8″ x 10″ photo holder is a surprisingly punchy Dolby Atmos speaker. It has two tweeters, two mid-range drivers, and two subwoofers. It can stream music from most services including Spotify and Chromecast, as well as via Bluetooth.

Heavys H1H Headphones

Heavys H1H Headphones
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There are plenty of headphones tuned for pop and dance music, but Heavys H1H wireless headphones are engineered for listening to heavy metal and rock music. Their big cans pack eight drivers for exceptional frequency response and “Hell Blocker” active noise cancellation. Dress them up with artist shells to celebrate your favorite musicians.

Geometric Wall Sculptures by Herschel Shapiro

Geometric Wall Sculptures by Herschel Shapiro
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Artist Herschel Shapiro makes amazing geometric wall art. He starts by 3D printing petal-like shapes from sustainably sourced bioplastic, then sands and paints each piece to produce color gradients before attaching them. The sculptures are available for purchase on the artist’s Etsy shop in various patterns and colors. His limited-edition Maelstrom is our fave.

GLORB Color-Changing Light Fixture

GLORB Color-Changing Light Fixture

This LED accent lamp features color-changing facets you control with your phone. The GLORB is 9.8″ across, or about as big as a basketball, and includes a tabletop stand and a ceiling hook. It’s got a USB-C port, so it can run on a wall charger or a battery pack, can react to music, and can sync multiple units together.

Tuneshine Album Art Display

Tuneshine Album Art Display
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This cool, single-purpose device connects to your phone and displays album art. Instead of a standard screen, it uses a grid of 4096 individual RGB LEDs to create artful, pixelated images. It works with iOS and Android devices and is compatible with Spotify, Apple Music, Sonos, and last.fm.

8BitDo C64 Edition Retro Keyboard

8BitDo C64 Edition Retro Keyboard
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8BitDo’s latest retro computer keyboard is inspired by the Commodore 64. The 87-key mechanical keyboard is finished in C64 grey with rainbow graphics. It offers Bluetooth, 2.4GHz, and USB wired connections and comes with a joystick and jumbo-sized buttons. Compatible with Windows and Android. Pre-orders start shipping on 5.28.24.

E-paper Desktop Display

E-paper Desktop Display

E-paper, or E-ink displays, use tiny color-changing capsules to display high-contrast, daylight-readable images with a minimum of electricity. David Zhang shows off a neat use for an E-paper screen—an always-on desktop display with widgets for the time, date, weather, and device status of his computer. It’s not for sale, but David did share source code.

Gaming PC Building Block Kit

Gaming PC Building Block Kit
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If building a gaming PC is out of your budget at the moment, manifest that machine with this neat kit from LEGO knockoff brand Pantasy. The kit has a surprising amount of detail and distinct parts, including a motherboard, GPU, and storage drives. It even has an RGB light. Pantasy also has equally impressive 90s PC and 80s PC kits.

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