Let me just get this part out of the way, I am currently a fan of Google’s Nest line of cameras. They are proven, have fair priced recording options, and work outdoors (the outdoor version of course). That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more competitors. While good, the Nest cameras have plenty of places they can improve. Enough on that for now. Amazon is having their 2018 prime day sale and have cut the cost of their Amazon Cloud Cam by 50%, just $59.99 for now. Hurry up though as I think it goes back to $119 after...

The team at Fulcrum Knives in San Francisco have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new nano blade knife. The Fulcrum Eclipse Knife is unique in that it starts off as a coin shape when closed and then transforms to a little knife. From watching the video it looks a bit precarious to open and close. Might make a good little knife to stash in a  backpack pocket or the glovebox of your car. Not sure it is the right knife for EDC. The Fulcrum Knife has a hardened 440 carbon steel blade, G10 handle, and phosphor bronze bearing washers....

Maybe solar isn’t your thing. Maybe you will need recharging while along side a running river. Heck, maybe you will be in some seriously windy areas. Time for a Waterlily Turbine Charger ($159) which uses wind/water power for charging up your USB devices. the waterlily weighs 2.86 lbs, can withstand water currents up to 6.8 mph, wind speeds ups to 55 mph, and even comes with a 2600 man battery bank. Not enough reviews to know what the masses think.    ...

polimaster PM1208M

With the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster still fresh in our minds some folks want to know if, and when, they come into contact with radioactive material. This watch is about 1/3 the cost of typical radiation detecting watches at $320.

The Polimaster PM1208M continuously monitors radiation and counts radiation dose exposure. The watch will alert an audible alarm when it detects high radiation emissions. It also tells time with a Swiss Ronda 763 quartz movement.

Doona Car Seat Stroller

Here I am writing about an infant car seat that transforms to become a stroller when needed. I don’t even have kids! The Doona Car Seat ($499) is that cool. In fact, it is the only car seat in the world with integrated wheels. It transforms from a car seat to a fully capable stroller in just a few seconds. Awesome.

Trying to hang multiple framed pictures together on a wall sucks. Trying to line them up perfectly is a bit maddening. I tend to prefer eyeballing them instead of measuring. With that said, trying to line up a new nail with the frame hanger is tougher than you would think. Enter this easy hanger gadget. This simple, and inexpensive ($8), gadget makes placing the hole in the right place every time. You simply  use the hook on the back of the gadget, position the picture on the wall where you want it, remove the picture and press the...

CompuLab has updated their mini computer for the Linux users amongst us. Collaboration from he Linux Mint team took place creating the Mini 2, the fourth generation of its MintBox line of small finless computers. Don’t worry, it also can run Windows 10 and FreeBSD. The housing is solid metal, is just 4.4 x 3.3 x 1.3 inches, and weighs 12.3-ounces. Inside is a quad-core Intel Celeron (Apollo Lake) J3455 CPU (up to 2.3 GHz), an Intel HD 500 GPU, up to 8 GB’s of RAM, and up to 128 GB’s of storage. MBM2 is based on Compulab...

Posted on Jun 28 2018 - 9:19am by Russ
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When working around the home an extra set of hands is pretty helpful but rarely available. That means I have to make several trips to the toolbox or stuff my pockets with tools/parts. Not ideal. The RAK Magnetic Wristband ($13) holds nuts, bolts, sockets, and screws right where you need them. Never lose small parts and pieces again. The RAK Magnetic Wristband has 10 strong magnets embedded throughout the band and is made of durable nylon.  ...

Posted on Jun 27 2018 - 8:53am by Ty G
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Tanita ES-100 Odor Detector

Hotter weather and longer days might outlast your armpit deodorant. Some say it is difficult to detect you own stink, why gamble. Enter this Japanese gadget from Tanita. This electric nose is basically a handheld body odor detector.

The Tanita ES-100 has a flip-out arm that you hold near the suspected odor. In just 10-seconds the ES-100 rates your odor on a scale of 1-10, 10 is bad. The Tanita ES-100 odor detector should be available July 1st for around $40.

Tanita ES-100 Odor Detector 2

Sure, the rear haunch looks like a 2017 Camaro but that doesn’t take anything away from this new Aston Martin. The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is wrapped in carbon fiber bits and makes more downforce than any other production Aston, all with out a spoiler. This car is built to replace the Vanquish S and does so at 3,732-lbs with a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that puts out 715-hp. Torque is at 664 lb-ft (900 Nm). This beast of an engine is mated with an 8-speed transmission controlled by a ZF paddle shift system. Top speed...