Posted on Oct 12 2018 - 11:01am by gchoe
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If you are serious about your homemade pizza then the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo ($800) is for you. It is the first domestic countertop oven to get to 750-degrees F. The Pizzaiolo has an Element iQ system turns off the upper and lower heating elements to replicate traditional wood-fired pizza ovens and offer the signature char and crust.

There are seven presets (wood-fired, New York style, frozen, etc..), darkness controls, and timers. This high tech countertop pizza oven can cook pizzas up to 12-inches in diameter. Video of the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo after the break.  (more…)

Posted on Oct 10 2018 - 9:30am by Steve M
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Who doesn’t want to try Mac & Cheese Candy Canes? Me. Might make a good white elephant gift or gag for a friend. “Peppermint is so last year. And the year before that, and before that… Trade in boring traditions for flavors that you love.” ...

Last week was a massive user-data breach. This week Facebook enters smart display business with Portal, a wireless speaker, camera, LCD, and Alexa integrated gadget. Great timing Facebook! I think I will take a solid pass on Facebook having an open microphone and camera in my home. I will be massively surprised if this product succeeds at gaining mass user adoption. Ask yourself if you trust Facebook with this type of device in your home. I certainly don’t. There will be two Portal configurations: a 10.1-inch 720p version ($200),...

Sierra Modern Home Studio Smart Table 1

The Sierra Modern Home Studio Smart Table does more than your traditional table. It has a built in 360-degree Bluetooth speaker system with tweeters and a subwoofer, Qi wireless charging, two USB ports, and auxiliary port, and a built-in 6600 mAh battery. What a clean way to get tunes and phone charging in the mix without extra clutter. (more…)

Posted on Oct 4 2018 - 12:00pm by Steve M
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Yep, welcome to 2018 where kids get toys that simulate playing with poop. I just bought two sets. This is the Play-Doh Poop Troop Set ($39) which allows kids create their own hilarious poo characters out of squishy play-doh. “Make creations like poop monsters or the famous emojis with the poo mold or by squeezing them from the decorating tool.” This poopy Play-Doh set comes with 10-cans of doh, 4 of which are brown in color. ...

Catalyst Impact Protection Case

For the first time in quite a while I have stopped looking for a new iPhone X case. I have tried just about all styles from super cheap cases to expensive cases, Apple branded cases and everything in between. Some were, unsurprisingly, better than others but none better than my latest case – the Catalyst Impact Protection Case for iPhone (X, XS, XR, XS Max). Read on for a quick review. (more…)


My two main gripes about RC drones are around battery life and wireless range. Even the new DJI’s with all of their improvements in battery life and range, still have me wrapping up flights in under 30 minutes. If the tech keeps improving I may not have to wait too much longer. Fingers crossed.

Or… I could buy a Parrot DISCO today – swap out some batteries and mod the wireless signal to work over the 4G LTE cellular network. That means, flight times over an hour with range only limited by battery life and cellular signals. The mod is from UAVPAL and can be found here.

Mahindra Roxor Black

Who knew there was a tiny Jeep copycat running around?  Not I. The Mahindra Roxor lives somewhere between an old Jeep CJ and a UTV. It is made in India by  Mahindra which has been making vehicles for over 70-years. In fact Mahindra makes things like airplanes, tractors, and cars.

The Roxor is already for sale in the USA starting at around $15,000. The Roxor is not street legal, but either is a UTV (typically). The Jeeps are assembled in the US from CKD (completely knocked down) kits shipped from India. Read on for more details, pictures, and video. (more…)

Creo Cosmic Omega Speedmaster Professional Watch

I have been lusting after the Omega Speedmaster watch for quite sometime (5 years to be exact). This latest Speedmaster rendition, the Creo Cosmic Omega Speedmaster Professional, was built to celebrate the six Apollo moon landings. It is a very limited release (6pcs worldwide), will cost $4,950, and can be customized with your color choices. The watch dial is hand-painted with tiny colorful specs which represent the nights sky.  (more…)

Starting this off by saying that there are plenty of Google products that I like very much. I am an avid user of the Nest products, search engine, email, etc…  That doesn’t mean I won’t be looking for alternatives if they don’t keep turning up the creepiness. Google’s latest bout of creepiness and overreach are related to the latest version of Chrome, Chrome 69. First of all, Google is moving towards making logging-in for normal browsing almost a requirement.  Secondly, when using Chrome 69, if you log...