Posts by: Dan Seitz

Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.

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Key.Me Stores Your House Keys On Your iPhone

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At some point in our lives, we will be locked out of the house. It’s just a fact of life. Fortunately, though, it doesn’t have to be one we deal with for long. Thanks to a new app, Key.Me, we can keep our house keys on us at all times…...

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Meet ‘Reason’, The Next 3D-Printed Metal Handgun

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3D printing is a fascinating technology, but it does have larger implications than you might at first think. For now, those reasons are largely theoretical; most 3D printers are little more than prototyping devices. But there’s already work to make them, potentially, arms factories, as Reason, a 3D printed gun...

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Arccos Uses Your iPhone To Overhaul Your Golf Game

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Golf is a game of constant analysis, study, and collecting data. Golfers are constantly analyzing their swing, making minute adjustments, switching clubs, and generally trying to do a little better with every shot. Anything that aids that process can give you the edge, and that’s the ultimate goal for Arccos,...

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Tank Utility Makes Tracking Your Propane A Snap

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It may sound unusual to some, but running a home off propane is a common concept, especially as you head north and visit the more rural areas of the world. It’s a cheap, efficient, and accessible power source… but if your tank runs out at the wrong time, it’s not...

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Objekten Is An iPhone Kickstand On Your Keychain

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Our smartphones have redefined our lives in ways that we may not think about carefully at first. For example, we pull out our phones to share information with our friends all the time, an act that would have been impossible just a few short years ago. And it means we...

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Matchstick Wants To Be An Open Source Chromecast

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The Chromecast is an incredibly popular little widget. It essentially takes the annoying parts out of streaming your media to your TV by allowing you to pair pretty much anything to your TV. Well, anything that Google approves of, which is something of a sticking point for some. So Matchstick...

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Zubits Turn Any Shoe Into A Slip-On

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The shoelace is a technology we’re all comfortable with, and nobody seriously thinks it should be replaced. But when it comes to certain applications, like running, they’re not exactly optimal. Any knot designed to be untied by hand is eventually just going to unravel by itself, and no one wants...

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Carvey Lets You Carve Anything Out Of Pretty Much Anything

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CNC mills are truly awesome devices, but they’re also enormous and generally insanely expensive. There’s a reason; they’re very precise motion tools that follow instructions exactly, and those aren’t generally cheap. Nor, for that matter, do they generally fit on a desktop. Carvey, however, drives down the cost of owning...

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HelSTAR Puts A Brake Light On The Back Of A Cyclist’s Head

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Cyclists have something of a conundrum. They have to signal everything they do as clearly and loudly as possible, but they also have limited tools with which to do so. Cyclists have tried everything from hand gestures to reflectors to custom systems, but HelSTAR might have them all beaten with...

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The Soft Key Lock Is Essentially Unpickable

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As long as there have been locks, there have been people trying to pick them. Really, it’s not a big surprise: A lock is a logic puzzle, essentially, and there’s just a certain type of person that can’t resist one. That said, though, it’s hard to see how the Soft...