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Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:41 +0000


Carezone – keep track of all your health stuff in one app

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:41 +0000

Dealing with illness or disability can be a strain on many families. Keeping medications and doctor’s orders straight when they’re coming from all directions can be hard, especially when juggling other responsibilities. Luckily, there’s an app for that. CareZone is the one stop application for managing medical needs. This app’s focus is easy to access information regarding health. This means what medications, what [...] 163 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

LED Stickman Costumes – forget reflective suits, just go with a full glow

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:18 +0000

You’ve probably seen those light up suits that turn whoever wears them into a stick figure. If you desperately wanted one but didn’t know how to get your sticky fingers on your own, check out Glowy Zoey, the home of LED Stickman Costumes. This is just one of those weird things you see on the internet. You kind of think they’re [...] 158 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Laptop and Food Steering Wheel Tray – get more done sitting in your car

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:12 +0000

You’ve probably eaten in your car, put on makeup or even pounded out the last few 100 words worth of a report from behind the wheel. We do a lot of things behind the wheel (but hopefully not while the motor is running!) so why not make it a bit easier with the Laptop and Food Steering Wheel Tray. This tray [...] 176 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Fractal Jigsaw – feel the satisfaction when you complete this “simple” puzzle

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:50 +0000

The internet is fascinated with “satisfying actions”. Making the perfect cut, a completely smooth layer of icing, just little, everyday things that go just right. One of those things is a GIF of a fractal based puzzle being completed. So we found the puzzle. The Fractal Jigsaw is a deceptively tricky puzzle for math nerds. This thing looks like it would be a [...] 164 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Key Armory – one key to rule them all

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:44 +0000

So doors that you can open with your smartphone are the future but most of us don’t possess that technology in our everyday lives yet. That doesn’t mean that we can’t have really awesome keys. Get a literal Keyblade from the Key Armory, the key maker that turns geek fantasy swords into real world keys. These are key blanks but instead [...] 161 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Periscope – live stream your life

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:17 +0000

One of the blessings/curses (depending on how you see things) of our modern world is the ability to share exactly what we are doing, while we are doing it, with, well, the entire world if you so choose. If you want to share your life with everyone check out Periscope, the app that lets you live stream your life. With this app you [...] 170 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Magic Video – use your phone to make the A-Ha cover of your dreams

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:29 +0000

You may not be a YouTube star but chances are, you’ve messed around with your phone’s video camera once or twice. Even if you’re not going to turn into a great director, you can still have some fun making short movies. Magic Video is the new video editing app that adds effects to your phone’s captured movies. This is an interesting app because [...] 201 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Egg Genie Electric Egg Cooker – if your wish is perfect eggs this genie delivers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:28 +0000

Eggs are a breakfast superfood. Full of protein with the ability to fill you up, quickly, it’s no wonder these drops of wonder are in every breakfast meal ever. People who are short on time can just drop two hardboiled eggs in a lunch bag and keep it moving. Now you can get those eggs cooked up faster and with less work [...] 182 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Inside – get curated daily newsletters for things you care about

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:13 +0000

The internet is a wide world and if it’s one thing that constant connection has taught us it’s that whatever you’re into, there are others that are into it as well. Now you can sign up for a curated newsletter that’s all about what you’re about with Inside. Inside is a network of hyper-focused newsletters. Sort of like setting up a Google alert [...] 166 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Scion – the solar car that doubles as a mobile battery

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:39 +0000

Electric cars are becoming more and more popular and even if you can’t afford one, you at least know about them. Although they are better for the environment than our current gas guzzlers, they could be even less harmful. The Sion is an electric car that runs completely on solar power. This car is a compact vehicle and is really perfect for motoring [...] 187 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

SlideME – an alternative to Google Play

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:27 +0000

If you have an Android device chances are you’re pretty familiar with the Play Store. Although that’s the main portal into the world of apps for many users, it’s not the only game in town. SlideME is another option for downloading Android Apps. This is a curated marketplace. The apps that are approved to be placed for download must be approved by the [...] 173 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Pack This! Pad – don’t be caught without your underthings again

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:22 +0000

Vacation season is over but we’re about to enter the second biggest traveling time of the year, holiday season. If you know that it’s going to be crazy and you don’t want to be caught at grandma’s without underwear, check out the Pack This! Pad, the premade checklist for everything you need to travel. You’ll have to be in charge of making [...] 165 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

UleFone Metal – great little budget phone is a powerhouse of features [Review – Editors Choice]

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:04:18 +0000

You know that a market is maturing when the overall quality of the products on offer reaches a high level. With that in mind, it’s clear that the smartphone market, and Android budget phones in particular, are really hitting a high note in terms of features and quality. Take this UleFone Metal smartphone as an example. It’s a beautifully judged, solid performer from a brand name which you probably won’t see on your high street. The [...] 725 words |...

Suction Powered Sinus Decongestor – this will suck the snot right out of you!

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:52 +0000

Using warm water to clean out your nasal cavities is no secret, people have been doing it since forever. If you could use a good nose cleaning but are a bit too squeamish to pour water in your nostril, the Suction Powered Sinus Decongestor does it for you. This is a “nasal irrigation system” that will flush out your sinuses and suction it [...] 192 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

DotsPen – stippling without the work

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:47 +0000

You’ve likely seen art that it is created with a variety of dots. From far away, it looks like it’s one connected piece but up close, it’s a tiny bunch of dots. If you’re not known for your tight artistic skill, don’t worry, there’s a pen that will do it for you. DotsPen makes the stippling for you. This pen lets you draw [...] 176 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Expression Premium XP-640 – print quality photos right from your desk

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:18 +0000

We talk a lot about printers with unexpected or new features but you know what? We still need desktop printers and even though being able to print out photos is nice, we still have to print out documents! The new Expression Premium XP-640 is the compact desktop printer that takes care of all your printing needs without taking up too much space. This [...] 176 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – super svelte tablet laptop hybrid is a winner [Review]

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:11:33 +0000

The name Microsoft and the word tablet computer are not natural partners, but in the past few years the company has been valiantly trying to play catch up in a field dominated by Apple with the iPad and Samsung et al with Android rivals. The marketplace for pure tablets has now cooled down a lot, but the rising popularity of hybrid products, which combine tablet features with keyboard computer power has demonstrated that there is [...] 893 words | permalink...

Researchers create self-cleaning system for solar panels

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:59:14 +0000

As the price of solar panels continue to fall, more folks are embracing this renewable energy source. But those who jumped onboard a few years ago have learned that, over time, dirt, pollution and bird droppings can reduce the effectiveness of their solar panels as much as 35 percent! What to do? // Recently a research team and some students from the University of Washington’s Department of Electrical Engineering invented an [...] 219 words | permalink | One comment |...

Light and Massage Therapy Hairbrush – relax with some self-grooming

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:00:11 +0000

  Getting your scalp massaged feels wonderful and if you don’t have anyone who can sit and massage your head for 15 minutes a day, check out the Light and Massage Therapy Hairbrush, the brush that will work out your hair knots and stress knots. This paddle brush is ringed by 20 LED lights that will help promote healthier hair and somehow also detangle [...] 174 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

CuratedAI – shall I compare thee to a neural net?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:00:55 +0000

We’ve talked some about how robots are coming for all of our jobs. You may think that some professions are secure, especially those based in more creative pursuits. You would be wrong though. CuratedAI is the online literary magazine written by machines for people. In case that last line wasn’t clear enough, this is poetry and stories written by software for human consumption. [...] 194 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Mushroom Lamp – get more “natural” lighting

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:00:25 +0000

We’re losing touch with the natural world and if you live in an urban area, you might go weeks without seeing more than a patch of dusty grass and a tree struggling to grow in its too small concrete plot. If you can’t make a trip to the forest, remind yourself that there is a world full of life beyond the concrete [...] 172 words | permalink | No comments | digg this