Tesla just released a new “portable” wall charger. It looks similar to the hard wired version but comes with a NEMA 14-50 plug. This new charger can charge 25% faster than the Gen 2 Mobile Connector which comes with the car (this assumes you have 50-amps at the wall). It will work with the Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles. I like the idea of this little charge because it bridges the gap between home and portable use as most folks have a NEMA 14-50 port for their electric clothes dryer. This would also allow Tesla owners...
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Stop using and tossing AA batteries, this kit from Panasonic/Eneloop will get you off to the races with 4-AA batteries and a charger for just $17. If you haven’t heard of the Eneloop brand, know this, they are one of the best. These AA batteries have 2000mAh’s of power and can be recharged 2100 times! Additionally, they will hold 70% of their charge after sitting for 10 years. Go ahead, buy a few
Imagine being able to take almost any design or text and instantly print it on most surfaces. Want to label put your name on your kids underwear, label your scrapbook, add your logo to a cardboard box, etc… The PrintBrush XDR can take a design from your smartphone wirelessly and lay it down in full color on all kinds of surfaces (paper, cardboard, fabrics, wood, etc.). You simply drag the printer across your surface and it quickly lays down color prints.
Thanks to built-in sensors and intelligent software, the imprint will always be correct independently of the direction or the speed of a user’s hand movement. You can go as slow or as fast as you want. You can even stop in the middle of the printout: the PrintBrush XDR delivers accurate and reliable results.
Currently the PrintBrush XDR lives on KickStarter and isn’t fully funded. Fingers crossed they make it and the product works as good as the demo.
There have been plenty of booby trapped bait packages set out for unsuspecting porch thieves, but this one takes the cake. Mark Rober, who is pretty crafty in the shop designed the ultimate booby trapped bait box using a bunch of tech.
This package starts off with an Apple HomePod box, a 3d printed frame, four phones for GPS and video recording, a pound of fine glitter that spins out in all directions, and (my favorite) a fart spray device. Genius. Watch this video, after the break, showing porch pirates getting destroyed. (more…)
Ever been stuck in the dark with a dead flashlight? I have. What I do recall is having every size and style of battery but the one that the flashlight needed. Panasonic has a new flashlight that will make it almost impossible to be without the right battery. The “Panasonic Any Battery Light will run on any combination of D, C, AA, or AAA. You can fill the Any Battery Light with batteries or run it on just one AAA. Pretty...
The famous Big Mouth Billy Bass from yesteryear has been modernized with Alexa’s voice assistant built-in (You have to already have an echo device in the home). The Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass ($39) can respond to voice commands and let you know about the weather, the news, your commute, as well as set alarms, notifications, and more. Guess what you are inevitably getting for Christmas this year?
The actual images are not real production models, they are renderings from an eager gamer. The Sony PlayStation 5 has had a few leaks. For example, the Sony PS5 will be revealed mid-2019 and should have a March 2020 release date. Specs are reportedly showing 4k graphics at 60 fps coming from an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor. Expect the Sony PS5 to be priced around $500. Video about the PS5 leaks after the break. (more…)
Looking for the most unique gift for the person who has everything, or just want to have an awesome/strange conversation piece on your desk? The Bradford Exchange STAR WARS Jedi Master Yoda Musical Glitter Globe with Lights and Movie Music ($100) fits the bill. It runs off of three AAA batteries and illuminate Yoda and the base while playing music from the movie.
The AI face swapping technology is getting better rather quickly. This technology by Synthesia allows for video localization on the fly. In other words you can shoot a video and have your face speak just about any language you have a translator for… on the fly. Pretty cool and scary at the same time. Video of the Synthesia technology after the break. (more…)