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Ever wanted to be alerted when motion is detected in your home, office, or garage without having a traditional alarm system? I have, and surprisingly there aren’t many options without subscription based services. I don’t want to add another camera or a costly alarm system. I just want to know when someone is in my garage for example. The only decent option that tends to come up is the D-Link DCH-S150 Wi-Fi Motion Sensor ($29). The DCH-S150 plugs into a standard wall outlet and detects motion up to 26-feet (100-degree horizontal...

I am a big fan of Apple Maps now that they have gotten better and don’t send me on wild goose chases. With that said, I often find myself using the Waze app when going on longer trips or when I may be driving a bit faster than the speed limit. For those of you not familiar with the Waze app, it uses crowd sourced data to update you of a where the cops are hiding (and other things as well). Pretty cool app. The Escort Max 360C ($700) might just be the next purchase as it not only uses crowd data for spotting police but also has...

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The Nerf Rival blasters can fire foam balls at up to 70 miles per hour. Pretty awesome right out of the box. Impressive, but not enough for YouTube’s Captain Xavier, who modded his Nerf Rival with a spinning feeder and a 2,000-shot backpack. If you do the math, that is about 20 foam balls for every second. If this heavily modded Nerf Rival has the trigger held down, it will devour 2,000 rounds in just over a minute and a half. Video of Captain Xavier and his crazy Nerf gun after the break. (more…)

Colgate has joined the electronic toothbrush market with their latest “smart” toothbrush. The Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 ($99) is available today and is actually selling at Apple stores, on and offline. The brushing style is similar to the Sonicare lineup and uses sonic vibrating technology. The Colgate smart electric toothbrush has embedded intelligence which synchs with the Colgate Connect app. It uses this intelligence to provide 3D brushing models for showing where you have missed. The app is available for...

Posted on Jan 9 2018 - 9:42am by Russ
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We use keyless “smart” locks on several doors and love the convenience. None of them are perfect, today, but they are getting better with each new iteration. We also use Nest products in our home, so we are hopeful the latest Yale/Nest mashup is a good one. Fingers crossed. The Next X Yale Lock works with the existing Nest app and integrates with other Nest devices (cameras, thermostats,...

If you are a gadget junkie or live in a household that can’t seem to standardize on iOS or Android phones then this might be your new cable. The J2CC Multi Charging 3-in-1 USB Cable ($9.99) comes with three options – Lightning, Micro USB, and USB Type C. It is 4.5-feet long and wrapped in braided nylon for some extra strength.    Compatibility: -Dual 8 pin lightning ports: iPhone 5...

Posted on Jan 3 2018 - 9:28am by Ty G
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The WAERATOR is an electric gadget that sits on top of your wine bottle and does triple duty – it dispenses, aerates, and preserves your wine. Sure it looks like someone stuck a sports car gear shifter on top of a wine bottle, but people seem to like it. It runs on AA batteries and dispenses about 1-ounce of wine per second. Get your drink on. Video of the Waerator after the break. ...

Welcome to the future. Even the traditional lighters are fuel-free now, just like the Tesla Model S. The TekFire Fuel-Free Lighter ($19) uses a high-voltage arc of electricity as opposed to a flame. This means that it can start fires in windy and rainy conditions. The TekFire Lighter is powered by a lithium-ion battery, recharges via USB, and includes a lanyard. ...

I have always been a sucker for just about any RC vehicle from planes, helicopter, cars, and boats. The Rover Land & Sea ($99) checks two boxes as it can go on land and in the water. This amphibious rc has a camera that can rotate, headlights, and underwater LED’s.    ...

Taking pictures of your dog can be tricky. They can have the attention span of a gnat, unless of course there is a ball involved. This clever smartphone gadget clips on your phone without blocking the camera and holds a tennis ball which guarantees Fido’s attention. Check out some of the dog selfies that were taken with the Pooch Selfie ($12.99).       ...