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Turn Your iPhone Into a Laser Measure With This Tiny Headphone Jack Accessory

iPin was the first company to use the iPhone’s headphone jack as an accessory port for a compact laser pointer. And not to diminish the fun you can have with a laser, but the company’s latest product is considerably more useful since it turns your smartphone into a full-on laser measure.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 6th

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Black+Decker Put a USB Port On Its New Bluetooth Batteries To Charge Your Phone Too

You need a lot of extra batteries to keep the cordless tools on a construction site working all day, and to make it slightly easier to manage them, Black+Decker will soon introduce Bluetooth connectivity on its rechargeable tool batteries so a smartphone and an app can keep tabs on every last one.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 6th

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You Can Now Customize the Performance of Milwaukee Power Tools Through an App

Milwaukee isn’t the first power tool maker to connect its hardware to a smartphone app for automatic inventory tracking. But the company’s One-Key app now goes a step further allowing users to precisely tweak the torque and speed settings of their power tools for the specific task at hand.

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Andrew Liszewski

December 16th

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An Emergency Roll of Duct Tape Is the Only Keychain Tool You Really Need

There’s an entire industry dedicated to squeezing as many tiny tools as possible onto the keyring you carry every day. But the usefulness of miniature scissors or a petite pair of pliers can’t compare to the sheer number of repairs you can make with 18-inches of duct tape in your pocket.

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Andrew Liszewski

December 3rd

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I’m Max Lobovsky, CEO of Formlabs, and This Is How I Work

As 3D printing evolves and becomes a more common tool, new companies are sprouting up to refine the process and reinvent the way designers, engineers, and hobbyists work. Formlabs arose from a huge Kickstarter success to create an innovative high-resolution printer with an eye on quality and consistency.

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October 21st

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How A $300 Fiat Inspired The First Leatherman Multitool

Today, they’re ubiquitous, but would you believe Tim Leatherman struggled for years to find a buyer for the first-ever multitool? He was inspired to invent it after a 20-country drive through Europe on a shoestring budget.

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October 9th

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I’m Mike Rowe, Host of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, and This Is How I Work

For years Mike Rowe has been traveling across the country to meet people whose laborious, often thankless work keeps the world moving forward. And across different shows and different television networks, what has remained consistent is Mike’s sincere curiosity and willingness to learn.

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September 24th

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I’m Mike Rowe, Host of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, and This Is How I Work

For years Mike Rowe has been traveling across the country to meet people whose laborious, often thankless work keeps the world moving forward. And across different shows and different television networks, what has remained consistent is Mike’s sincere curiosity and willingness to learn.

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September 24th

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I’m Farhad Manjoo, Tech Columnist at the New York Times, and This Is How I Work

There’s something about Farhad. Tech reporters can quickly become jaded and cynical about their work, but Farhad Manjoo’s lucid writing lacks any sense of needless snark when he discusses how technology affects our lives. Though when I talk about Farhad’s writing, I’m really talking about his tweets.

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August 27th

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I Really Want This Impossibly Complicated Wrench

Between adjustable wrenches and socket sets, mankind has plenty of perfectly adequate tools to fasten and loosen nuts. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting this (concept) irising wrench all the same.

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Chris Mills

August 19th

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