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Content posted in March 2012
Gadget Freak Case #209: Gradually Dimming Incandescent Bulb
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3/29/2012  Post a comment
Auxiliary incandescent lamp that fades out as CFL floodlights begin to reach full brightness.
GM Robo-Glove
DNTV 
3/27/2012  3 comments
Automaker hopes the glove will reduce the risk of repetitive stress injury on the shop floor.
Ford Hands-Free Liftgate
DNTV 
3/21/2012  7 comments
The technology uses capacitive sensors to recognize the presence of the driverís foot and shin.
Gadget Freak Case #208: Glove-Operated Digital Hand
Gadget Freak 
3/16/2012  1 comment
The Glove-Operated Digital Hand is a mechanical device that can be controlled remotely.
Gadget Freak Case #207: Android Breathalyzer
Gadget Freak 
3/2/2012  2 comments
Al Linke's tiny breathalyzer is stored in an Altoids box, and the results can be sent to his Android phone.




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