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Small mobile laptop adapter from MIT

Feel annoyed having to carry this bulky power adapter with your yes-so-pretty-and-thin ultrabook? Times are about to change! Some MIT gradstudents are now producing the Dart power adapter, that conntects one laptop and an additional USB socket, so you can also charge your cellphone! Looks quite cool!

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Cleaning time!

It's about time we start cleaning the oceans, since they are being more and more polluted by plastics! As the Dutch are famous for their water-related technical delicacies, this student has a nice plan to actually make it work...

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Finally real faretrade coffee?

I love the smell of napa... uhm, fresh coffee in the morning! Everyone owning a coffee-grinding machine knows this concept blasts away the filter coffee machines. However, there is a new kid in town: the coffee-roaster-grinder! Why not also roast fresh coffee beans at home? A successful kickstarter project now goes into stage 2. On Indigogo, Bonaverde wants to roll out a distribution network to enable real faretrade coffee by removing many of the useless and money-absorbing intermediates. Crowdfunding strikes again! Let's get rid of the coffee dictators in the world!

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New gadgets from Parrot

After some quiet time from our friends at Parrot,they found the CES to a how off their new line for toys. Watch the video below, it does not need words... 

I believe I ... my camera can fly!

We all love our geeky gadgets. Anything related to cameras usually starts a 'spontaneous' draining process on my bank account. This one is pretty cool, not for the image quality, zoom levels, dynamic range or contrast, but the amazing new concept. Although the concept of a flying ball-like camera flew over on Kickstarter, an actually impressive model is now hovering over your head... Meet "Panono" (makes me want to sing the 90's hit by 2 Unlimited), the panoramic ball camera on Indiegogo.

It automatically takes a picture when thrown in the air, after reaching the highest point. With its 36 sensors it captures 72 MPixels at once, and stitches these into a neat little panorama, which is --how unexpectedly-- can be viewed for ultimate experience by moving your tablet/smartphone in the air like a madman... Imagine everyone watching your pictures in a bar... Thumbs up for the idea and the actual implementation! $499 is not even that much, although the image quality of the current model shows a vast space for improvements.