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…)

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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…)

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...