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Utah Valley University designates special texting lane

No, this is not an Onion article. This is real life, and I am ashamed in all of you for contributing to this ridiculous storyline. But it’s so ridiculous that it’s laughable and therefore, it’s right up my alley of musings. Basically, Utah Valley University (Utah’s largest public university) has decided that its texting students are too slow to be in the general walking traffic and therefore must be herded like cattle into their own special texting lanes. Once again, I repeat, this is real life.

Samsung thinks we need transparent OLED display panels

Have you ever been watching television thinking, “wouldn’t it be great to simultaneously see what’s going on behind my screen?” For all you know, your cat is doing something adorable and you’re missing it! Samsung Display might be able to help in this quandary since the company has unveiled the first mirrored and transparent OLED display panels. Granted, they’re for commercial use, so the company’s priority is probably not your strange cat’s antics, but that’s where my mind first.

Kickstarter Project Spotlight: Atmoph window

As someone who constantly finds herself staring at the blank space on her cubicle wall, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to spruce it up with some amazing 4K decorations. That’s where the Atmoph window comes in – it’s a “digital window” that provides observers with a window into another world.

Kickstarter Project Spotlight: HidrateMe smart water bottle

know I’m dehydrated, but I can’t seem to remember to do anything about it. And while it’s sad that I might require a smart water bottle to rectify my chronic dehydration, I’m still glad there’s something I can do about it.

Lully device aims to curb night terrors

Lully hopes their new recently funded smart device will make the sleeping of children and their parents much more peaceful. It’s a device that pairs with a smartphone app and is placed beneath the child’s mattress to curb night terrors.

Upace seeks crowdfunding for fitness app

A web-based fitness app called Upace seeks to make the college gym process more efficient. The app will allow users to monitor room occupancies, reserve cardio equipment and schedule group fitness classes.

8 waterproof gadgets for your summer pool parties

Memorial Day was this past weekend so as far as I’m concerned it’s officially summer, especially since my friend’s pool finally opened up. Thus, I’m gathering up my swimsuits from the basement and investing in a couple $1 beach towels (Ninja Turtles themed obviously). In fact, I already invited myself over this weekend for a pool party/BBQ in celebration of summer’s long-awaited arrival. But, what’s a good pool party without beats to keep your party going and tech accessories to keep your existing gadgets safe.

So, to help you turn your pool party into a pool rager, I’ve assembled 8 waterproof gadgets to cover all your bases.

Kickstarter Project Spotlight: Peeple

Well, once again thanks to Kickstarter, my hypothetical dreams are becoming realities…hopefully. But it needs your funding. Enter the Peeple: caller ID for your door!

8 tech-tastic Mother’s Day 2015 gifts

If you’re like me and you forgot all about Mother’s Day, don’t worry. Just check out these 8 tech-tastic gadgets and accessories for Mother’s Day 2015. I’ve got your back.

10 Star Wars gadgets to celebrate Star Wars Day

As you SHOULD know, May 4th is Star Wars Day. Why? Because it’s May the 4th be with you! Get it? Because the famous line is “May the force be with you!” Whatever. I don’t care. To all my Lukes and Leias who understand the amazingness that is this random holiday, there’s no better way to celebrate than with some nerdy Star Wars tech. I mean, what life is complete without a death star speaker? Plus, with a new Star Wars film on the way, there’s no better time to unleash your inner Star Wars fanaticism.

Kickstarter Project Spotlight: Planty smart planter

When I came across the Planty crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, I felt like my needs had been answered. It’s a smart planter that notifies you when your plants need water, AND you can then water your plants via a connected smartphone app. It’s so easy a caveman could do it!

Indiegogo Spotlight: the Couchlet

Tell me this scenario doesn’t sound familiar – you’re binge-watching Arrested Development on your couch when suddenly your phone audibly indicates that its battery level has fallen below 10%. Basically, a millennial’s worst nightmare. What should you do? Abandon your binge-watching in the middle of season 2 in order to move closer to an outlet so you don’t miss any crucial texts? Or sacrifice your phone for radio silence? Neither sounds ideal, and thanks to Chris Hawker, the creator of the Power Squid, you no longer have to choose.