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How to Recycle Your Old Cell Phones, Computers, and Other Gadgets

Although spring is still months away, it's never too early to get a head start on cleaning out some junk. If you're like us, you could probably fill a closet with old gadgets. It might be tempting to simply toss them in the trash, but that's not your only option. Why not recycle them? It's a lot easier than you think, if you know where to look. Doing the hard part for us, Endadget has put together...

Video Spy Cam Hidden in Car Key Fob

It might not be the smallest camera we've ever seen, but the Fake Car Key Spy Camera definitely would be a nice stocking stuffer for an Inspector Gadget in training. The camera is designed to look like a remote device that unlocks a car, shoots video at 29-frames-per-second, snaps photos at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and records sound, too. There's also a slot for a MicroSD card so you...

Spooklight Gives Your Bike Wireless Brake Light, Turns Signals

Being that most of us here at Switched are based in New York City, and that we're all poorly paid bloggers, it should come as no surprise that we often rely on pedal power to get around. Considering that, it goes without saying that we enjoy combining our love of gadgets with our two-wheeled transport. So we're jazzed about the Spooklight, a bicycle taillight that, at least on paper, sounds...

Baby Monitor Translates Cries for Parents Who Just Want to Understand

Now that the gadget hordes have conquered the task of translating dogs' barks into something human understand, it's time to move on to that other frustrating non-speaker in your life, your baby. The Why Cry Baby Analyzer (which we can only assume was inspired by a particular 'Simpsons' episode) uses something called "advanced frequency analysis technology" to translate all that crying and...

Buy Me Some Peanuts and iPhone Apps: High-Tech Ballparks on the Rise

Since its inception, the sport of baseball has remained largely unchanged on the field, a fact that's played a large part in endearing the game to generations of Americans. Yet, there's no doubt that things have changed in the stands. Scorecards disappeared long ago, giant video screens replaced binoculars, and cell phones now light up the stands instead of glowing cigars. It's a fact; technology...

British Secret Service Looking for Tech Genius

Do you love James Bond movies and high-tech gadgets? Are you often referred to as "grotesquely smart?" If so, then you might be interested to know that the Security Service (or 'MI5'), UK's security intelligence agency, is looking to hire a Chief Scientific Adviser. The responsibilities of the newly established role, as stated in the official job application, include "developing and owning a...

Steer and Stew With New Car-Ready Crock Pot

If you're a follower of food and cooking trends, then you've probably noticed that slow cookers and crock pots are making a comeback in a big way. There's nothing like dumping a bunch of meat and vegetables in a pot, leaving it to stew, and returning home from work eight hours later to a ready-to-serve meal. But there's a big problem with these gadgets that we somehow missed all along; they're...

Virtual Beer Can Lets You Pretend to Be an Alcoholic

Bandai, the company that makes Tamagotchi and Power Ranger toys, is targeting a slightly more mature audience (we hope) with its newest novelty item: a beer can simulator. The $9 toy is a plastic recreation of the top of a beer can, complete with a pop top that plays an electronic sound simulating the opening of a beer can every time you pull it. Every 30 times you pull the tab, it plays what...

Coke Cleaner Blasts Your Can Clean With UV Rays

This product may be a bit over the top for some of you, but somewhere out there is a germ-a-phobe who's been waiting his whole life for this gadget. The Cole Cleaner, designed by Leon Peng, is a one-stop bacteria-killing shop for anyone who loves a can of cola but hates the bacteria that may or may not be residing on its aluminum shell. The Cole Cleaner, which only treats one can at a time,...

Can Gadgets and Tech Help You Quit Smoking?

We'll know the answer soon enough, as Wired.com writer and cigarette addict, Charlie Sorrel, will attempt to quit smoking with the help of four different stop-smoking aids: a fake cigarette that vaporizes nicotine, various iPhone applications (iTunes link), nicotine patches, and a box that doles out smokes at a given time interval. Sorrel doesn't mention a time line or procedure, but we're...

USB-Powered Lunch Box Helps You Avoid Co-workers

Before we scored this sweet job at Switched.com, we were cubicle monkeys. We hated our job so much we became cubicle hermits. We piled packages high on our desk and blocked the entryway, hoping that we could avoid more hair-pulling mindless work if we sealed off our cube from the wilderness of the office. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough room at our desks for a microwave. That meant braving...

Check Out These USB Breast Warmers

So imagine this -- you're sitting at your desk. You decided to skip the bra, because it's summer and pretty warm out. But, of course, some jerk at the office has the AC blasting. It's probably about 50 degrees in the office, and now the girls are getting a bit chilly. So you open the bottom drawer of your desk, pull out your USB-powered breast warmers and slip them under your shirt... Don't...

Gadget Store Offering Bad Gift-Wrapping Option

Some of us geekier types have trouble performing basic human functions, such as talking to member of the opposite (or same) sex, dressing ourselves, and wrapping gifts. As messy as a geek-wrapped gift may be, there is something oddly charming about the crooked folds and sloppy taping job. Gadget e-retailer, Firebox, is offering a service it's calling CrapWrap. CrapWrap allows anyone to offer...

White Bread Wrist Rest Is Non-Organic Yet Ergonomic

Okay, let's say you're big into ergos. You've got your iPosture beeping at you like crazy whenever you slouch, ball-chair toning those core abdominals, and a split adjustable keyboard to make hunting and pecking that much more of an adventure. But what about maintaining the proper mousing angle? Put those fancy silicon pads away and reach for the riboflavin. We've seen a baguette-styled wrist...

miBook Electronic Cookbook Offers Step-By-Step Video Recipes

Companies has been trying to dream up a "kitchen computer" for years. HP has been pitching itsTouchSmart as a cook-friendly information center, computers have been crammed into refrigerators, and we've even tried out the OLPC as a 21st-century replacement for the cookbook. The problem is, all these items merely put words on a screen, and don't actually offer anything that a physical cookbook...