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The ATHENA laser weapon can take down aircrafts, and just about anything else, in just a few quite seconds. This futuristic Star Wars like weapon was developed for the US military by Lockheed Martin. As long as there is a power source the weapon can continue to fire. In other words, it is a gun that never runs out of ammunition. The Lockheed Martin ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset) can be mounted on boats, vehicles, and more. How does it work? On the most basic level, ATHENA destroys threats with heat. It is similar to when folks...

If you drive a car, it is only a matter of time before a rock gets kicked up and leaves a nice chip or crack on your windshield. Such is life I suppose. Normally when you get a chip in the windshield glass (often called a bullseye, star, or crack) it is an expensive repair or a call to the insurance company. That is no longer the case with this inexpensive windshield chip repair kit at just $8. Read the instructions first and watch a couple of videos before...

BioLite FirePit In Action

We are big fans of the BioLite CampStove 2 and have used it on several trips with great results. The BioLite FirePit $199 (currently on Kickstarter with May 2018 shipping) continues on the tradition of air injected conbustion. This is BioLite’s biggest oven/stove system yet, perfect for sitting around as a campfire or cooking with wood or charcoal. All this goodness with less smoke and a more efficient fire. Sign me up. More after the break. (more…)

Posted on Sep 14 2017 - 8:10am by Robby S.

Apple iPhone X Leather Folio

A few days ago Apple announced their latest phones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the most expensive iPhone yet… the iPhone X. All of these phones have glass on the front and back so a case might not be a bad idea.

This official Apple iPhone X Leather Folio ($99) will help to protect the front and back of your phone while simultaneously making Steve Jobs roll over in his grave. He never was a fan of covering up the phones. It is available in Cosmos Blue, Taupe, Berry, and Black.

Here is what Apple has to say about the iPhone X Folio –

Crafted from specially tanned and finished European leather for a luxurious look and feel, the iPhone X Leather Folio fits snugly around your iPhone. Open it and your iPhone X wakes up. Close it and it goes to sleep. Inside there’s a soft microfiber lining for even more protection, and space to hold your bills, small notes, and several cards. And you can keep it on all the time, even when you’re charging wirelessly.

Posted on Sep 13 2017 - 10:23am by gchoe

That is it, I am selling my legos. This guy is a level 10 and I am somewhere near a 1. Worth a watch of this quick video showing a wooden lego rollercoaster (after the page break). ...

Posted on Sep 11 2017 - 9:36am by Pete M

Here in California the mosquitos are doing quite well, unfortunately. The amazing rains we had this year have boosted mosquito breeding grounds. Sitting outside can be challenging if you are near any wooded areas. This Light Bulb Bug Zapper ($13) does double duty. It is a an effective bug zapper and also has a 12W LED lightbulb. It can be run in bug...

The crowded market of Bluetooth speakers continues to grow. Bose is adding a new speaker to their SoundLink line with a tiny/portable speaker, the SoundLink Micro ($110). The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker is just 1.5-inches high and 3.75-inches square and weighs 0.64-pounds. We can expect to see this speaker for sale around...

Just like the augmented reality filters on your smartphone that allow you to wear glasses, hats, and other silly faces, dentists are getting in on the game. Researchers in Switzerland have developed a “virtual mirror” that allows patients to try on their new smile ahead of the surgery. This technology was created by Kapanu and is called the Kapanu Augmented Reality Engine. After the patient’s entire mouth is 3D scanned the software can begin overlay some better looking choppers. The software allows for users to see...

Posted on Sep 5 2017 - 10:38am by gchoe

If you have ever been sprayed with pepper spray (OC) you know it is a pretty powerful deterrent and hurts like hell. So why not pair it with a flashlight for home defense? Shockingly there aren’t many companies making this product. This particular one is made by Cobra (and they may already be out of business from the looks of things) and is called the Stunlight ($35). The Cobra Stunlight is a rechargeable LED flashlight and comes with a red aiming...

Drones, and DJI specifically, have come a long way in the last few years. Flight distances, telemetry, obstacle avoidance, silky smooth gimbals, high quality cameras, and size reduction are just a few of the areas that have improved massively. DJI has just addressed two more issues in an effort to perfect the quadcopter with their latest DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. The Mavic Pro Platinum has an 11% gain in flight time (30 minutes) and a 60% reduction in noise (4dB less). The