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Posted on Jun 20 2018 - 9:36am by gchoe
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Tesla Autopilot Buddy

This magnetic gadget tricks the Tesla Autopilot system in to thinking that the driver has their hands on the wheel. Why would you want to do this? Well, the short answer is so that you can let the Tesla do the driving without having the autopilot system shutoff when your hands aren’t on the steering wheel. No need to over think this one, it is a bad idea. I hope this crafty inventor has a good legal team.

If you re still sold on this overpriced gadget ($199) head on over to the manufacturers website. Video of this device in action after the break. (more…)

While Apple might not be first to the show, they are often worth the wait. If you want a smart speaker that sounds good and doesn’t pimp out your data – check out the Apple HomePod. Not only is it one of best sounding of the bunch, it looks pretty nice to boot. The HomePod launched without stereo pairing and multi-room support (AirPlay 2) but has both now. Yay. When you add HomePod to more than one room, the speakers communicate with each other through AirPlay 2. Play the same music everywhere or play different songs in...

Currently there is more unknown about the Cleo Drone than is known. Release date? Price? Specs? You get the idea. However, the drone looks pretty cool in the fact that the blades are completely protected and that the size will fit in the pocket. I personally would spend some time modding mine to look like a sprinkled doughnut since it is already 80-percent of the way there. They are calling it an indoor drone. I suspect this is the case because it won’t have to power to compete with much in the way of wind. Will update as more info...

Smatree Charging Case For Apple Watch Open

If you have an Apple Watch and are like me, you have some sort of bedside charging stand for your watch. At the end of the day, I put my Apple Watch on its charging stand so it is ready in the morning. When I travel I find myself having to disassemble the stand to remove the watch charging cable so I can charge while not at home. Not ideal, and sure I could just buy another charging cable, but I think I found something that suits me better.

The Smatree Charging Case for Apple Watch is a soft leather zippered case that not only protects your watch while packed but charges it as well. It has a 3,000 man battery that can charge your watch 4-6 times. You will have to buy another apple charging cable to put inside of this case/charger but well worth it when on the road. No more plugging in or removing my old cable. This Apple Watch charging case also has an external USB port for charging other devices All this for just $29 here. (more…)

I had no idea Epson (the printer people) started making FPV Smart Glasses designed for the drone market. In this case they are made specifically for the DJI line of drones. And from a light dive into the reviews it turns out they are pretty darn good. Unlike the bulky DJI Goggles, the Epson BT-300FPV glasses do not block your line of site. The Epson DJI goggles come preloaded with the DJI GO app, can record your flight video, are just 2.5-ounces, and have a 6-hour battery life. The perfect complement to your DJI drone, Moverio BT-300FPV...

Just like cameras, the best drone is the one you have with you. Most of them tend to be sitting at home due to the lack of portability. While DJI has made strides with their Spark, the controller is another item you have to lug around. While I am pretty confident that if I could fast forward a few more years the technology will be better, smaller, and cheaper. For now we have just a few high quality smaller options. The latest GDU quadcopter, the GDU 02, has made some nice strides. My favorite feature is the fact that the copter and...

The SodaStream has dominated the DIY water carbonation market. They work pretty good, are priced fairly, and make loud embarrassing noises when in use. The perfect addition to any party I suppose. All fine and dandy for the masses, but what if you want something a bit fancier. A bit quieter. Check out the AARKE Premium Carbonator ($169). It is shiny stainless steel (or matte black), has 3 independent safety valves, and includes a nontoxic PET bottle. If nothing else, it looks cool and it is considerably quieter than the SodaStream.   ...

Don’t feel like wiring up a new doorbell but need to add extra receivers? Or just have a tricky install that you would like to avoid. This wireless doorbell kit comes with 2 receivers and 1 transmitter. Pretty standard, but there is more. The receivers are paired and relay the wireless signal for longer ranges. For example; you could have one receiver in the house and one in the garage. Never miss the door again. Another cool feature is the doorbell button – it never needs batteries or wiring. The doorbell uses a micro-power...

Posted on Mar 21 2018 - 9:20am by Russ
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Imagine bad guys break into your house or business and a traditional alarm system sounds. Not a huge deal, they know they have at least 10 minutes before the calvary is on the way. In other words, they still get to steal things and exit without much difficulty.

Well, this clever idea changes things quite a bit. Once the alarm is triggered the space goes from normal to zero visibility in just 5 seconds. A thick fog fills each room and the bad guys only have one option… to leave the building. More videos of this awesome fog alarm system after the break. (more…)

Construction dudes like coffee, it’s a fact. Not really, but I think the two go hand-in-hand. Now you don’t have to pull your construction truck through the drive-through to get your coffee fix. The Makita CM501D is a coffee maker that is powered by the same rechargeable Li-ion batteries that the Makita power tools use. Genius! the Makita CM501D can make up to 5.3 cups of coffee per charge. ...