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Last Build Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:52 +0000


Uber Accident – driverless car has fatal crash

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:52 +0000

Driverless cars sound like the future but it doesn’t seem like they’re anywhere close to road ready. A driverless Uber has killed a pedestrian in a road accident in Arizona. The company has stopped all driverless testing but this does not bode well for the innovation. Driverless vehicles have been much talked about in the last 18 or so months as Uber and [...] 171 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

KarTent – check out this cardboard tent setup

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:14 +0000

Camping is fun. Even if you’re just sleeping out in your own backyard, it’s still a good time. Actually hanging out in your own backyard is probably even more fun because then you can go to your own house if you’re tired of the outdoors. If you like to get set up quickly, the KarTent is the cardboard tent of your dreams. This [...] 173 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Extractor – the all in one car tool that wants to save your life

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:06 +0000

Multi-tools are awesome. One tool, many uses, it’s great. The Extractor is one such tool only instead of a bunch of screwdrivers, it’s a tool that may help you survive a car accident. This is designed to cover a number of issues that arise while on the road. This tool looks a little like brass knuckles, it is designed to be held in [...] 154 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Earthquake Alarm – be forewarned about the coming earth shakes

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:04:09 +0000

Do you live in a part of the world that is prone to earthquakes? To be honest, don’t we all live in a place that is prone to them? Isn’t that the reality of the planet? Anyway, know when they’re coming with the Earthquake Alarm, at least that’s what I assume this does because the description is weird and confusing. What I can [...] 205 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Thrive – help end your phone addiction

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:55:20 +0000

Some people would say that we, as a group, spend too much time glued to our phones. There are many tips and tricks to lessen how much time you’re on your device. Thrive is an app for Android that wants to help you set boundaries. This app block notifications, which is one of the bigger culprits to “phone addiction” including texts and calls. [...] 160 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Optoma NuForce BE Free8 – The Almost Perfect Earbuds… [REVIEW]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:30:12 +0000

I really wanted to say that these were the best wireless earbuds I’ve already tried, but there’s one major issue: white noise or hiss. //   PROS The fit on these earbuds is AMAZING – as per usual on Optoma headphones due to the SpinFit They sound pretty good when the sound is on medium volume Battery life is more than okay, you can recharge [...] 407 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Allbirds Tree Sneakers – keep these away from hungry koalas

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:30:45 +0000

So you might be asking, why am I talking about shoes on a technology blog? The answer is because we’re also super excited about sustainable innovations in our world so we’re pretty interested in Allbirds Tree Sneakers, the sneakers made from wood. That sounds like it would be awful but it’s not! The shoes are soft and you wouldn’t really know that they [...] 157 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Fam Zoo – a debit card for little ones

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:16:33 +0000

Teaching kids how to handle money is a big deal, after all, they’ll have to do that a lot when they grow up. You can give them some real-world training in a protected space with Fam Zoo, the child friendly debit card solution. Handing your kid cash is like, so last year. Well, actually, since it’s likely that your child will hardly use [...] 179 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Aaptiv – Your Own Personal Fitness Trainers! [REVIEW]

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:30:06 +0000

This review is something different: no real product, but app! An app to get in shape! //   PROS It’s easy to work with You get 30 days for free There are A LOT of different courses you can choose from You can choose different instructors The sound quality is great New lessons are added each month CONS You need to pay a monthly fee after the trial if you want to [...] 190 words | permalink | No comments...

Palm Leaf Plates – the green option to disposable tableware

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:00:48 +0000

When you’re having people over to eat, especially if it’s a BBQ or something like that, you probably don’t want to mess around with washing a bunch of dishes so paper plates it is! Be a little more eco friendly with Palm Leaf Plates, the heavy duty paper plate alternative. These plates which come 22 to a pack are made from palm leaves [...] 167 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

ICON 3D Printed Homes – these concrete homes are cute but maybe a bit too expensive?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:00:36 +0000

We’ve seen some 3D printed homes before. They’re quite small but they make perfect low-cost places to live for many people. ICON is hoping to bring this model of building to more people as a sustainable alternative to building in underserved areas. The company is using the Vulcan printer and cement to make homes. The buildings they create are more traditional and can [...] 169 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

QC-1 – heat your living space with the power of blockchain

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:00:24 +0000

Mining crypto is an energy consuming process that takes a lot of machines, all working at once. When you think machine, you generally think “computer” but surprise, sometimes we mean “space heater”. The QC-1 is a crypto heater. It runs blockchain while heating your house. It’s actually more correct to say that you’re heating your living space while running blockchain transactions. The heat [...] 186 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Braven 405 – The EPIC 360-Speaker [REVIEW]

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:30:21 +0000

The Braven 405 doesn’t look that cool, but it definitely sounds cool and has a lot of features as well. //   PROS Waterproof Amazing battery life (24hr continuous) You can charge your phone with it It can float Amazing sound quality: bass is overwhelming and very crisp 360 sound is weird at first but it’s pretty cool It has a stand CONS It doesn’t look as cool as the Braven Stryde for [...] 161 words | permalink | No...

WaterMat – give your local lake a walkable surface

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:00:37 +0000

Ever wanted to just, walk on water, but not in a boat? Just sort of right on the water? Well now there’s a way for you to do that with the WaterMat, the mat that turns the lake into a walkable surface. These mats look like giant yoga mats. Once rolled out, they can be tossed on the surface of the [...] 156 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Marvel Comic Print Overcoat – wear your geek pride without letting everyone know

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:00:18 +0000

Maybe you’re a new Marvel fan thanks to the work of the excellent film division or maybe you’ve been in love with the comics for years, either way, you want to show off your devotion. But wait, you have to look professional for your job. The Marvel Comic Print Overcoat has got you covered, literally. Think of this coat as your own secret [...] 141 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Smart Cities – in the future, we’re all just data

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:40:24 +0000

Think smart homes are the wave of the future? Guess again, it’s smart cities! And good news/bad news, some urban areas have already started. The good news is, planners and officials have the best intentions in helping us live a better life, the bad news is, it’s sort of creepy. Eindhoven and Utrecht are two Dutch cities that have started to use various [...] 220 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Dancing Animal Speaker – this cute speaker will brighten your mood with its sick moves

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:36:17 +0000

Bluetooth speakers are super useful for turning our mobile devices into music machines. Skip the distorted sound out of the built in speakers and hear your music as it was meant to be heard, clear and wonderful. Now you can do this with a dancing friend with the Dancing Animal Speaker. This speaker comes in four varieties of animal. Cat, Dog, Fox, and [...] 159 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Wrist Watch Torch Light – the flashlight for your wrist

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:27:03 +0000

Sure a watch that can track you heart rate and send you notifications about your social accounts is great and all but it’s not as good as the Wrist Watch Torch Light, the watch that’s a literal flashlight on your wrist. This thing is giving me hardcore 90s vibes. Maybe it’s because I just finally watched the last season of Halt and Catch [...] 159 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Portable Photo Studio – take better pictures with your own studio

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:16:01 +0000

Good photography can make or break a business, especially if you plan to pull your customer base in from online. They demand clear and well taken photographs, after all, they can’t exactly see the product in person. You can up your game, even if you’re only using a smartphone, with the Portable Photo Studio.

Clip-on Telescope Camera Lens – give your mobile a little more zoom

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:01:59 +0000

Our smartphones all have cameras, some are far better than others but they’re all still pretty fun to play with. There are a ton of different accessories that you can pick up to experiment with and the Clip-on Telescope Camera Lens is no exception. It can give newer phones 12x zoom for super close shots. This lens clips over your camera. [...] 161 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Aukey Mini Speaker – This Little BEAST is Loud! [REVIEW]

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:00:34 +0000

The Aukey SK-M28 doesn’t sound or look too sexy, but it’s actually a pretty neat device for the price. //   PROS It’s very cheap Very portable and lightweight Goes very loud Easy to use Looks nice, decent build quality CONS Distortion on louder volumes Overall not the best quality sound The switch for power looks a bit childish (toy)