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Sign With Robert – learn some sign language with these gifs

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:47 +0000

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You should learn sign language. We should all learn sign language. Even just a few words. If you’re trying to pick up the skill, Giphy is here to help! They’ve released a whole library of phrases to help you learn, using the gif format from Sign With Robert. This library of gifs include simple words and phrases, all signed out by a person [...] 169 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



CROZ DIY Digital Camera – this slim camera will give you some grunge appeal in your photos

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:42 +0000

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The thing about the current time is that fifty years from now, there will be no such thing as “rare photos of”. We take pictures of everything and post them online. Get a different view of the camera with the CROZ DIY Digital Camera. This is a very small camera, smaller than your smartphone and dedicated to taking simple pictures. This only has [...] 167 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Digiloom – this loom makes the best friendship bracelets

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:03 +0000

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Friendship bracelets are one of the time-honored tradition of bored children everywhere. A way to show how much you care for someone while also occupying yourself with something that doesn’t take that long and will keep your fingers busy. So the question is, why in the world do we need the Digiloom? The loom does the work for you. This is [...] 186 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Pocket DJ Mixer – turn your friends’ music into a party

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:48 +0000

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We all have a pocket full of music. Thanks to our phones, we can all pretend to be DJs with just a few taps on a screen. We can take it further with the Pocket DJ Mixer. Grab your friends’ phones and turn wherever you are into a party. This is fairly simple to use. You can connect up to four [...] 172 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Skittles Sorting Machine – this is a great fun but the price tag isn’t

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:39 +0000

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So we’ve all seen the jokes about the famous person who only wants one color of M&Ms or skittles which is funny but there are times when you only want one color. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a machine that could sort the colors for you? Well there is, the Skittles Sorting Machine will do the work for you and [...] 173 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



ZEDGE – the app that reminds us how good wallpaper apps were

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:16 +0000

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Remember the world of early smartphones and how we used to clamor to make our phones unique and scream “ME!!”. Our own wallpapers and custom ringtones were all the rage and now we’re just, well we’re boring. Reclaim some of that early excitement with ZEDGE, the wallpaper and ringtone app for Android. Ok, yes, you CAN just use whatever photo you find on [...] 171 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Danbocchi Personal Soundproof Cardboard Studio -give yourself the gift of silence

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:48 +0000

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We’re not all quiet, some of us just really need to be loud but our living situations don’t always allow us to let loose, even in our own homes! The Danbocchi Personal Soundproof Cardboard Studio gives you a space you can be loud as you want to be, even if you have neighbors. This is a little [...] 163 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Spectacles – get the Snapchat ready glasses online, finally

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:32 +0000

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Personally, not a huge fan of camera glasses despite my love of Spider Jerusalem and his reporting ethos (read Transmetropolitan, it’s great) but if you love camera glasses and Snapchat, you’ll be happy to know that you can FINALLY buy the elusive glasses online. The Spectacles are available for purchase on the always open world of the internet. The glasses let you Snap [...] 181 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Night N Day Mechanical Globe – watch as the world goes from day to night

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:25 +0000

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Globes don’t get much love these days (neither do maps to be honest, technology is killing everything). When was the last time you walked into a house and saw a globe someone actually used? This one however, you’re going to use all the time. The Night N Day Mechanical Globe spins as the world spins. This globe rotates in time with the Earth [...] 151 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Highlighter – find your keys with your phone

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:41 +0000

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One of the biggest innovations of the future we live in with smartphones and Bluetooth technology is the ability to stop losing our keys. Finally, a real use for our fancy smartphones. The Highlighter is the disc that will make sure you can always find your keys and phone. We’ve seen a few of these types of innovations before where you attach a [...] 174 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



FollowGrams – learn to draw by tracing with this handy device

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:22 +0000

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Have you ever looked at a wonderful piece of art and just thought, “Wow, how did they get that so perfect?” Well, maybe it was pure talent but there’s also a chance they just traced it. There’s no shame in that and now you can get your child to learn drawing just like the masters with the FollowGrams, the Bluetooth connected projector [...] 192 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Robot Coupe – for people who like REALLY large meals

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:21 +0000

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I love food, love it. I’m always looking for ways to make it faster so I can spend more time enjoying my meal and less time preparing it. So the Robot Coupe seemed like a dream come true but upon closer inspection, it’s way too much robot a single person. This thing slices, dices and helps prepare more food so you can spend [...] 188 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Data Selfie – see how your show Facebook your personality

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:52 +0000

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We all know that everything we’re doing on the internet is tracked but did you realize that even your Facebook data is affecting your online footprint? You may have everything locked down on your profile but you’re still being tracked. Check out Data Selfie, the Chrome extension that tracks your Facebook activity. I’m going to assume that most of our readers are aware [...] 148 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Compact Hand Dryer – no more damp towels

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:43 +0000

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Do you know what the one and only thing about public restrooms that’s good? Hand dryers. That’s it. Now you can get the hand dryer effect in your very own bathroom with the Compact Hand Dryer, the hands-free hand drying option for your home bathroom. This hand dryer is small and doesn’t require you to drill anything into any walls. Which [...] 169 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Growroom – build this sustainable globe yourself

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:14 +0000

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We’ve all had IKEA furniture before. We’ve all spent an evening alone or with friends piecing together a chair or shelf set with that little tool they send. It’s time to take that training to the sustainable level with the Growroom, the build it yourself vertical garden space that can feed a neighborhood. Plans are free and waiting for your elbow grease. You [...] 181 words | permalink | 2 comments | digg this



Hyper Clack Retro Mechanical Keyboard – check out this keyboard that’s giving us 90s feels

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0000

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The Super NES was, hands down, amazing. Far superior to Sega in every way. The days of cartridge consoles are long over but you can still pay tribute to the best system of the era (I don’t care. Fight me) with the Hyper Clack Retro Mechanical Keyboard, the keyboard that will take you back to the 90s. This aesthetic very 90s. When was [...] 176 words | permalink | 2 comments | digg this



Domino’s Pizza Wedding Registry – give the perfect gift to the new couple

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:00:44 +0000

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Pizza is life. We can debate it, preferably over a pizza, later. Right now just know that there’s nothing that can’t be made better by adding a pizza. Knowing this, Domino’s has created a pizza wedding registry because we all get hungry and pizza is wonderful. This is for real a pizza registry with wedding themed options. You can sign up for this [...] 165 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Solar Powered Radio – this station fights information darkness with the sun

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:00:08 +0000

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We’re used to media overload in our lives, after all, most of us have immediate access to any information we want, right in our pockets and bags. This isn’t true of the entire world and in some places, radio is what keeps people informed. In South Sudan, one radio station went full solar power to make sure people could get the news. Not [...] 191 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Rova – get selfies from the air

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:51 +0000

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So, you want to take the prefect selfie but the bathroom mirror aesthetic is so overdone. You’re tired of your arm getting into your shot and a photo taken by someone else isn’t really a selfie. Why not give the Rova a try? It’s the selfie taking drone. This drone isn’t the most attractive, it looks like a box fan but it’s ok! [...] 178 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Skrub Knife Cleaner – clean your knifes a little more safely

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:36 +0000

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Washing knifes is hard on the sponge. Also, I’m maybe a little afraid I’ll slice my hand open if I’m ever doing dishes and not paying enough attention. This fear is apparently one shared by others which is why the Skrub Knife Cleaner exist, the little product that helps you clean your knives safely. This little cleaner clutch is two sponges and scrubbies [...] 162 words | permalink | No comments | digg this



Code-A-Pillar – teach your little on coding principles by getting this bug from start to finish

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:15 +0000

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The world has realized that the future is in coding, it seems. We’re seeing a slew of options for getting children more interested in STEM and the process of coding specifically at younger and younger ages. Now you can start them off in the toddler set with the Code-A-Pillar, the toy that teaches your kid to code when they’re still [...] 179 words | permalink | No comments | digg this