Every now and then your modem and/or router gets unhappy and needs a power reboot. While it is inconvenient it isn’t the end of the world, unless of course you aren’t home to do this power reset. This means your wireless security cameras, thermostats, computers, security alarm,  etc… are offline until you return and give them a reboot. Well someone saw the problem and invented a fix, the Wifi ResetPlug. This little gadget monitors your wifi and will reset the power if your wireless connection is down. So simple. So...

We tend to assume our indoor air quality is good. But is it really? You may be surprised at what you find out if you have an indoor air quality monitor. We spend most of our time indoors, so making sure we are breathing healthy air is critical. Often times, indoor air can be more polluted than the air outdoors. The Dylos DC1100 ($199) uses a laser particle counter to detect  both small and large...

The Petzi Treat Cam lets you interact with your pet while you are away. Not only can you log-in, via the app, to see and speak to your pet but you can also release food treats. Imagine being able to call your pet to the Petzi… see him/her coming over… and being able to dispense a treat. Video of the Petzi Treat Cam after the break. ...

Posted on May 2 2016 - 10:00am by gchoe
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Todays food creates quite a bit of waste. Plastic/paper utensils, napkins, and drinkware abound. It doesn’t matter if you get it from the grocery store or eat a restaurant. It is a bummer and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. For the most part, your only other options, today, are using washable plates, cups, napkins, etc. or natural biodegradable gear. Well another option just landed on the scene in the form of edible drinking cups. These edible party cups are from a company called Loliware. They are 100% natural, non-GMO,...

OK. Wow. So this is what happens when you Go Foil, Naish, and Kai Lenny get together. The created and tested a stand up paddle board (SUP) with a hydro foil. What ensues is a  pretty good time. ...

The houses in this video were printed with a giant 3D printer that uses construction waste and cement as the medium. The houses in the video were printed in Shanghai. They managed to print ten houses in 24 hours. The roofs, however, were built using traditional building materials. The inventor behind this 3D house printer is Ma Yihe. Can’t wait to see this evolve. ...

Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 9:46am by Russ
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Hoverbike

If you haven’t heard of Colin Furze, give it time. He keeps making crazy ISH that goes fast, flies, and is generally fun. Remember the world’s fastest mobility scooter, that was also his “invention”. Well his latest bit of fun is a functioning hoverbike.

The hoverbike uses a couple of parasailing engines and propellers to fly. This story is best handled with videos, check them out after the break. (more…)

Check this out. A Chinese carmaker, Qoros, has joined Koenigsegg in showing a camless engine. Instead of the traditional camshaft controlling the engine’s valves, the QamFree motor uses electro-hydraulic-pneumatic actuators. This supposedly adds power while improving fuel economy by 12 to 17 percent. In most engines the camshaft’s rotating lobes push rockers that open the valves and allow...

Consumer drones (quadcopters) continue to improve across the board. Cheaper prices, more features, better safety, and more are the order of the day. Another contender, Zero Zero Robotics from Beijing, has a pretty cool quadcopter named the Hover Camera. The Hover Camera is packed full of some innovative features. My favorite feature is that it weighs just 238 grams which means you don’t have to deal with the FAA. That alone has me reaching for my wallet. The Hover Camera Drone is also very small, about the size of a VHS cassette...

Posted on Apr 27 2016 - 9:00am by Craig
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Edward Snowden became quite famous when he leaked a bunch of information regarding the National Security Agency (NSA). He has, since, been on the run for over two years. Hollywood couldn’t let the opportunity to tell his story in the form of a movie pass. The Edward Snowden Movie Trailer takes us through his life and career starting with his short military career and his time at the NSA. Cast includes Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Nicolas Cage, and Gordon-Levitt. ...