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CES 2013 Unveiled: 2-week fuel-cell; FitBug; Wi-Fi to USB media sharing


The first mini-event at the International Consumer Electronics Show is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to find inside. This year, dozens of smaller companies — with a few big names here and there — vied for attention on Sunday evening and three mobile related products caught my eye.

Two weeks of power without an outlet

Nectar mobile powerFirst up was a fuel-cell from Liliputian Systems that provides two weeks of mobile device power. The Nectar, which will be sold exclusively at Brookstone, costs $299, so it isn’t cheap. After 14 days of juice, a small tubular fuel cell is removed and replaced with a new one.

Each refill costs $9.95, so again, this isn’t a device that will save you money over an electric outlet. The benefit, however, is that you won’t need an outlet for your smartphone because each fuel cell provides 55000 mWh…

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Online Real Estate Brokerage Redfin, On Track For $50M+ In 2012 Revenue, Amps Up Social And Mobile Tools

3 Resign after scathing Benghazi report

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Brooke Baldwin talks with PJ Crowley about the resignation of three officials at the State Department over Benghazi. Among the reports findings is “grossly inadequate security” and the dismissal of repeated requests to beef up personnel.

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AWOLNATION’s Aaron Bruno Says 2012 Was The Year of Losing His Voice

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AWOLNATION spent most of 2012 on the road, which was especially rough on lead singer Aaron Bruno’s voice.

The frontman told CBS Local it becomes hard not to overdo it when you’re trying to connect with a larger crowd.

“I have a tendency to over sing and scream too much,” he said. “Then I have a hard time for the next three shows.”

Not that Bruno’s complaining. The reason for all the vocal strain has to do with the band’s ever-expanding fan-base thanks to festival performances like Austin City Limits in Texas where the band played to a crowd of nearly 40,000.

“It’s one thing to play in front of 400 kids sold out and excited, then all of a sudden it’s 1,000… and then 10 and 20 and then 40 [thousand],” he explained. “It’s hard not to blow out your voice cause you see…

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