Posted on Aug 20 2018 - 10:30am by Russ
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Parrot Anafi DJI competitor

Finally a drone worth comparing/competing with the DJI models (Spark, Mavic Air). The Parrot Anafi is a great drone that is both portable and capable. Instead of talking to all of the points with this drone I will highlight some of the cool/new features and some of the negatives (not too many).

New stuff/Cool stuff –
– 4K HDR camera with 2.8x lossless digital zoom
– 180-degree tilting gimbal
– No props in the video frame (problem with DJI copters)
– 25 minute flight time
– Quiet prop wash for quieter flights
– Automated flight modes for following objects, etc.
– Ultra portable and just 320g
– USB-C charging means no more bulky chargers
$699 price tag

Negatives – 
– The “real life” range isn’t as good as the DJI
– No obstacle avoidance

Great video comparing specs/usability with that of the DJI Mavic Air after the break. (more…)

Tired of the bigger is better trend happening with smart phones? Tired of smart phones of any size? Time for one of the world’s smallest cell phones that you can even wear on your head like an old bluetooth device. This tiny phone ($19) is just 2.44 inches tall and does most things a cell phone should do; it has voicemail, call record, mp4 player, bluetooth dialing, and comes unlocked. If nothing else, this would make a good backup phone for traveling or your glovebox. ...

Need a getaway vehicle for societal collapse? Well you are in luck, the husband and wife team at Droog Moto makes such bikes. The Droog Moto 12 has a rugged and minimalist design. No extra flare or fenders here. The Droog Moto bike and engine come from a Kawasaki Ninja 650, adds a custom rear subframe, a small one-up seat, heavy-duty forks, an LED brake light, a distressed paint job, under body exhaust, and solid aluminum wheel inserts. All this can be yours for just $17k.   ...

This watch, which likely costs more than your house, has been in the making for four years. It is a collaboration between Richard Mille and Sylvester Stallone. The RM25-01 would certainly make Rambo proud, assuming he has $983,000. The Richard Mille 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure Watch has a 50.85 bezel, wild tourbillon movement, 24-hour time display, a chronograph, and is made of titanium and Carbon TPT. You can dive down to 100 meters but I don’t think I would risk it with a million dollar watch. There is also a green spirit level...

Posted on Aug 16 2018 - 8:25am by gchoe
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This picture is from an E-Mart in South Korea. This 6-pack of bananas are packed in a range of ripeness from green to ‘ready to eat’. No more mushy bananas at the end of the week. Clever I suppose with a tad bit of ridiculous. ...

Good news. The police have another less-lethal option for their already overloaded duty belts. The BolaWrap 100 shoots a kevlar tether to entangle people at a range of 10-25 feet. Perfect for the crazy person that doesn’t quite deserve the taser yet. Existing less lethal devices rely on “pain compliance”, increasing the chance of injury or aggression, and complicating apprehension. The BolaWrap 100 is a restraint tool for Police and Military which can be used early in an encounter between officer and suspect in order to prevent...

DIY-Build-Your-Own-Casket-Kit

I tell yah, Amazon really does sell just about everything. They even sell a wooden casket that you assemble yourself, and this one actually makes sense to me. Personally, I don’t want a bunch of money spent on a box for my remains. Not to mention, most of the caskets out there today are made with treated woods and toxic adhesives. Not this Biodegradable Pine Casket ($400).

This DIY  pine casket comes with everything you need to assemble a non-toxic, biodegradable, glue-less, casket. All you need is a screwdriver and a few minutes. It even comes with functional rope handles. Just don’t plan on burying anyone over 6′ as the dimensions are 6′ 0″ x 22″ x 12″.

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Nikon-Coolpix-P1000

I thought I wanted a DSLR camera but didn’t want to have to sell my kids to add a lens here and there. So, I started checking out the slightly more compact Nikon COOLPIX P1000 which is what I will call DSLR-like. The zoom lens on the COOLPIX P1000 ($996) is insane at 24-3000mm (125x).

Imagine being able to zoom far beyond the reach of standard telephoto lenses, to capture not just the moon, but the craters, peaks and valleys of its surface. Imagine being able to view the International Space Station in flight, even the rings of Saturn—not with a telescope, but with a one-of-a-kind Nikon camera. Introducing the COOLPIX P1000, the most extreme zoom Nikon ever, and a game-changer for birders, sports and wildlife enthusiasts, travel photographers and even those aspiring to venture to the moon and beyond without leaving their backyard.

Video showing some of this awesome cameras capabilities after the break. (more…)

Medieval Skull With Horns Mug 1

If you need to make a statement at work, or your next party, this is the mug that says IDGAF. Remember the Office Space movie where the fed up dude cleans a fish at his desk? Well this mug isn’t that gangsta but it certainly sends a message.  Here is the fish cleaning scene for reference.

This Medieval Mug is 5.11 inches tall and 7.48 inches wide and can hold 450 Ml (15 Oz). It is made of food grade stainless steel and resin. It doesn’t matter if you are drinking coffee or beer out if this bad boy, it certainly will trump (ouch, no pun intended) the other mugs in the room. Yours for just $23 here. (more…)

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Consider this a PSA for your next visit to the supermarket to buy chips. What a racket. One of my favorites, Cheetos, are shipped with 59% of the bag full of air. I realize some of this air is important to protect the delicate chips, but I think they might be taking some liberties here. Especially Pringles which come in a hard can.

Read on for the full infographic which is loaded with some mind bending info. Thanks to the folks at Kitchen Cabinet Kings for this water displacement test on all of these chips. (more…)