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Last Build Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:32 +0000


NumWorks Graphing Calculator– check out this modern take on the calculator

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:32 +0000

Remember graphing calculators from high school? I had a TI-83. I put a Pokemon sticker on it and I think I still have it somewhere. The heavy black box got a modern, sleek up date with the NumWorks Graphing Calculator. This is a graphing calculator made for high school and college students. It has a high-resolution color screen so you can [...] 183 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Reelight CIO – Battery-Free Bike Light! [REVIEW]

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:31 +0000

Do you sometimes go out on your bike without decent lighting? Or you have no new batteries for your bike light? The Reelight CIO fixes that for you. //   PROS It works when installed properly After installation no need for batteries or other things Waterproof It’s small, but bright Can’t be stolen Keeps flashing when your not riding CONS Not easy to install If it’s not installed perfectly, it won’t work Doesn’t work [...] 197 words | permalink |...

Freewrite – the modern typewriter for distraction free writing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:17 +0000

I really like typing on typewriters. There’s something about the lack of being connected to the internet that gives me that extra boost in productivity. And click clack keys are nice as well. If you want that distraction free writing time with a more modern feel, get your hands on a Freewrite, the typewriter [...] 184 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Edifier R1280T – mega cool gaming speakers that don’t cost the earth [Review]

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:08:00 +0000

Most computer speakers don’t really amount to much when you get them out of the box. The cheap models are lightweight, with manufacturing quality to match. And that’s not to mention the poor sound quality. So it’s refreshing to find a set of standalone speakers which buck the trend and deliver a really solid sound at a great price. First impressions. These Edifier R1280T Speakers have a combined a retro look with a modern sense of [...] 424 words |...

MyFax – turn your email into a fax machine

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:00:56 +0000

It’s 2018 and we still need to use faxes. I know, it seems like that technology would have died but it’s still hanging on. If you find yourself with a life that calls for a fax machine and you don’t want to run out to your local stationary store, check out MyFax, the app that turns your computer or phone into a [...] 182 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Survival Stormproof Matches – this light will survive a storm

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:00:22 +0000

Matches are usually overlooked for other fire-starters because wind and wet make them unusable. The Survival Stormproof Matches are a tough take on the common match that will survive wind and rain so you can light your way. These matches look like tiny torches. They burn for about 12 seconds each and will light even after getting wet. The flame will also be [...] 165 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

OffGrid 10 Watt Solar Panel Backpack – carry a battery and everything else you need

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:00:12 +0000

Going off gird used to mean cutting off all ties from the modern world but that’s no longer the case today. We’ve got harnessing the sun as a battery down these days so now when you go out into the wilderness, you can take your camera and GPS with you. The OffGrid 10 Watt Solar Panel Backpack will keep your gadgets going [...] 180 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Whirlpool Smart Kitchen – in the future, your kitchen controls your life

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:35:40 +0000

Smart homes are the way of the future, whether we really want them to be or not. The companies who make all our appliances are heading that way and lets be honest, the current fridges and stove tops we live with aren’t going to last forever. Whirlpool wants to show off the smart kitchen of our future. In the future, you won’t have [...] 187 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Simply Yoga – start your new years work out plans slow

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:30:45 +0000

It’s the new year and people are starting to commit themselves to new fitness goals. Before you buy a whole gym membership, why not start a bit slower with a gentle yoga workout that you can do in your home. Take some time let your body build up to weights and what not. Simply Yoga is an easy yoga app for your [...] 162 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Energy Earphones 6 – Cheap and Powerful Earbuds with Earhooks! [REVIEW]

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:00:52 +0000

The Energy Earphones 6 from Energy Sistem are cheap, wireless and look great. But do they sound great? //   PROS They look nice A lot of things in the box; cables, eartips, earhooks… They go very loud Passive noice cancellation is very good The earhooks can be used for a better fit (like sports headphones) Good battery life Sound is clear and crisp Very easy to pair Small and handy CONS They stick out [...] 184 words | permalink...

Line of Action – check out this free drawing resource

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:54 +0000

Learning how to draw is, according to Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain, something that everyone can do, with practice. Not everyone has access to figure drawing events or wild animals that they can just sketch whenever they want though. Check out Line of Action, the website that offers figure drawing sessions. This isn’t a true figure drawing session as the [...] 171 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

OUSI Electric Pencil Sharpener – charge this common desk gadget via USB

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:50 +0000

Most of our work is done on the computer or mobile devices these days but there’s still something about using a pencil to get things done. If you like taking physical notes with a piece of wood and lead, check out the OUSI Electric Pencil Sharpener, the USB sharpener. I will admit that I must be in the stone age because [...] 174 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Rechargeable Heated Massaging Stadium Seat – the bench may be cold but you’ll be warm

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:38 +0000

Most outdoor benches are not comfortable and if you have to sit on one to watch your kid’s game, then you have suffered through the uncomfortable reality of a thin-ish strip of cold metal for an hour or two. Never live like that again with the Rechargeable Heated Massaging Stadium Seat. This looks like a just a cushion but its has much more [...] 174 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

True Cubes Tray – get crystal clear ice as nature intended

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:57:45 +0000

Ice cube trays are fairly common, you can buy them from the dollar store or just find them when you move into a new house. They’re not hard to come by is what I’m saying. Our common ice cubes all suffer from the same thing, the cubes aren’t clear. Upgrade to the True Cubes Tray to get beautiful clear ice cubes. When water [...] 176 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

UniLid – a lid for every container

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:51:36 +0000

Plastic containers and lids are a relationship that will not last. They get lost somehow and you’re stuck with a bunch of containers and lids that don’t match up. This is frustrating. The UniLid is a lid that fits all containers, all shapes, all sizes. These lids are soft and can be fitted over a variety of shapes and containers. You can even [...] 187 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Blubel – Neat Little Bike Navigator! [REVIEW]

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:00:09 +0000

The Blubel sounds cute and looks cute as well. But does it work? //   PROS It’s small and easy to install Battery life: 3 weeks daily use! Works perfectly Blubel keeps improving the product with new features It’s cheap for a bike gps You can also download your journeys CONS There’s a learning curve on what the colours mean You’ll need to have location services and 3G (or 4G) enabled [...] 159 words | permalink | No comments |...

Dreamwidth – loved LiveJournal? Give this a try

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:00:46 +0000

Remember LiveJournal? People loved that site and kept theirs up until very recently. In the social media landscape, that act of reading someone else’s journal really connected people in a very specific way. Dreamwidth is a website that is sort of like that. This site doesn’t look like much. Honestly, the website looks like a place where you buy car parts. It’s very [...] 147 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

RiteTag – get the best hashtag for your next post

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:00:41 +0000

Hashtags are still an important tool for social media use. If you just use social media for your personal life, then it’s probably not THAT important what you tag posts with but if you’re into marketing or trying to get you work noticed by the right people, hashtags can ma e a difference. RiteTag is the app that helps you [...] 163 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

OWC USB-C Dock – The ALL-IN-ONE Dock for Your Mac! [REVIEW]

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:00:03 +0000

OWC is not the biggest player in the docking industry, but does a great job at making a sturdy docking station with a lot of ports! //   PROS Only one USB-C cable to plug it in A lot of different ports Works well and fast It’s sturdy and won’t break fast CONS No HDMI input You need power to use it It’s big and probably used for on a desk

Toothpaste Squeezer – squeeze the most out of your products

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:00:59 +0000

Tubes of things like toothpaste and glue all suffer from the same, exact problem. When it gets down to the last bit, it’s hard to get it all out of the tube! You paid for it, you want it. Where squeezing with your fingers has failed you, the Toothpaste Squeezer will succeed. There are less intense versions of this product but [...] 168 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Ringing in your ears? – there may be a cure for tinnitus on the horizon

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:00:41 +0000

Tinnitus is awful. The constant ringing of the ears is really enough to drive you mad and as of late, there haven’t really been great solutions for solving this terrible problem. New research thinks it may have found the answer in a two-part process published in the Science Translational Medicine journal. Even though the problem is our ears, it’s not in our ears. [...] 203 words | permalink | No comments | digg this