Tetra-Pod Trailer Boat Loaed Up

The Tetra-POD is a handy little work/storage trailer that can be towed behind a car or ATV. Perfect for hauling anything from debris to your gear. That alone is not super amazing. In my best infomercial voice – “But that’s not all…”. The Tetra-POD lid opens and connects to the lower portion of the trailer creating a boat. More details, pictures, and video after the break.

Tetra-Pod Boat Launching


DC Shoes has been behind some pretty epic stunts and videos. Their latest video puts Robbie “Maddo” Maddison on a modified dirt bike that he rides on water. Specifically some monster waves in Tahiti.

The dirt bike has a rear paddle tire and platforms that surround each tire. These platforms provide enough surface area to plane over the water with the rear wheel providing the propulsion. The video is amazing but I would love to see some of the crash videos. Hope they make it out eventually.

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No more noisy keychains. So simple. Magkey ($12)  is basically a set of magnets you stick on your keys and they help to end the jingling key syndrome.

Posted on Jul 31 2015 - 10:11am by Ty G
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Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12 Driving

Full beast mode. The Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12 makes 500 bhp, uses a BMW V12, runs on bio-ethanol, and has 4 wheels (despite looking like a trike). Two things are a bit hard to swallow, 1) the $284,000 price tag and 2) the fact that it is made in France. Video and pictures of the Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12 after the break.

Android-hacked

The open nature of the Android OS is going to make ownership not-so-fun. Like living in the ghetto and not being able to lock your doors and windows. Just last week there was the Stagefright flaw which allows hackers to access a targeted Android device by simply sending an MMS message.

This weeks Android flaw exploits a video related vulnerability by using a malformed Matroska (MKV) video via websites or apps. Once executed your Android phone or tablet is turned into a paperweight. The MKV video crashes the Android mediaserver service.

If the Android device is locked when this hack hits users won’t be able to get past the lock screen. Basically this could be another ransom-ware type of exploit where hackers can keep your phone bricked unless you pay up.

Google Chromecast

If Roku or Apple TV aren’t your thing or you are on a budget you might want to check out this deal on the Google Chromecast. Until August 9th, you can get a free $10 gift card from Amazon with the purchase of a Google Chomrecast dongle. Check it out here.

(Customers have to add both he Chromecast and the $10 Amazon gift card to the cart then the deal kicks in at checkout)

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Sure this e-bike looks modern, even a bit strange. Yes it folds up pretty small. It also has a color LCD screen to control resistance and acceleration. There is plenty of aluminum, lithium-ion, and carbon fiber. Still not impressed? How about the fact that the pedals aren’t attached to a chain. In fact the pedals don’t do anything for propulsion at all. The pedals are basically attached to a generator and are used to recharge the battery. Crazy right? Sounds like a good idea until you hit a hill and realize that if the electric motor doesn’t have the power for the climb. All of the pedaling your little legs can muster won’t help you get up that hill. The Mando Footloose G1 E-Bike is still pretty cool though.

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Video after the break.

Windows 10 Wifi Password Sharing

Microsoft has basically taken sharing a bit too far. Windows 10 comes defaulted with a scary and stupid feature that shares your WiFi passwords (encrypted) with your Outlook.com, Skype, and Facebook contacts. Not sure how this one made it from a board meeting to reality. Yikes.

“Give and get Internet access without seeing shared passwords. You’ll get connected to Wi’Fi networks your contacts share, and they’ll get connected to networks you share.”

Imagine that. A “Facebook” friend now has your house as a hot spot when they wander into range of your network. Not cool. Read on for how to disable this “feature”.

Posted on Jul 27 2015 - 10:50am by gchoe
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r2d2-purse

For the Star Wars nerds amongst us, the R2-D2 Purse. This dome shaped purse manages to pull off the R2-D2 look while still staying stylish. It is officially licensed, has a double zipper closure, metal feet on the bottom, and two interior pockets. Yours at ThinkGeek for $59.99.

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Apparently the crowded parking lot situation is not a new one. Volkswagen is recycling an old idea with a new twist. Remember the Honda Motocompo? It was a tiny folding motorcycle built in the early 1980’s that was sold as an option to the Honda City car. It fit neatly in the hatchback and had mounting points that matched those of the car. The idea is that you park outside of the heavily congested area and ride in on the scooter.

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Well Volkswagen has come out with their modern twist on the Motocompo, an electric scooter dubbed the ‘Last Mile Surfer’. This three-wheeled electric scooter folds up, has a 12-mile range, and weighs just 24.2 pounds. Expect to see this VW Last Mile Surfer in Europe starting in 2016 for around 1,000 euros.