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Tesla Sentry Mode Cookie Monster

The recently released, and already updated, Tesla Sentry Mode is a security feature for its EVs that uses the front-facing dash cam and the side cameras to record and dissuade break-ins. Apparently, every car should have a sentry mode as Tesla vehicles have already caught thieves and people damaging cars.

The latest story from ABC 7 news, is about San Francisco-based Jed Franklin and how his Tesla has already helped to make an arrest. He received an alert on his phone, via the Tesla app, that said his Sentry Mode had been activated. Upon arriving at his car he found a broken window. After downloading the cars security camera video he saw a clear image of the suspect’s face and the license plate of his car. This evidence was handed over to the police, who subsequently made an arrest.

The more this type of thing happens, and makes the news, the more criminals will take note. Tesla break-ins may become a thing of the past. Check out a few of the Tesla “caught in the act” videos after the break. (more…)

Posted on Apr 5 2019 - 11:48am by gchoe
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The Apple AirPods are pretty great but they aren’t exactly cheap, so it’s no surprise some people want to add a layer of protection to the white plastic case. These leather AirPod cases from Air Vinyl Design are just the ticket for protection that is good looking. No more of those saggy and grippy neoprene cases. The Air Vinyl Airpod Cases ($17) come in a few different stylish colors and have an exterior that is made of top grain Napa leather....

If you are one of the many folks struggling with weak or inconsistent Wifi in your house or business you should check out Google Wifi. It just works. Start off with a 3-pack kit and add more if needed. The only thing keeping my Google Wifi system from being perfect is the long cable and lack of cable management. Enter this cool outlet/wall mount bracket that contains the cable...

Sure, technically it is a “coin purse” that has a couple of snaps so you can clip it on to your backpack or belt. But the EASYANT Coin Purse ($39) is also a “skull thumper” or self defense weapon similar to the old soap in the sock trick. You get the idea. ...

Move over George Foreman Grill, The Maconee MW Grill can grill up a sandwich in just 3-5 minutes – complete with browned grill marks. Perfect for the bachelor who only “cooks” via the microwave oven. This $23 magical kitchen gadget can cook sandwiches, burgers, steak, vegetables, fish, chicken,...

This desktop gadget by Nomodo not only wirelessly charges your Qi enabled devices it keeps drinks cool or warm. One cable for two gadgets, sounds good to me. The Nomodo Trio lets you switch between heating or cooling your mug/glass/can. Heck, they even throw in a coffee cup for you. Not bad for $79. ...

NeotrixQI Wireless Charging Case For Apple AirPods Cutaway

Love your Apple AirPods but wish they had wireless charging? Well, apparently you can make it so you can charge your AirPod case and AirPods all in one go. Read on for how to wirelessly charge your Apple AirPods. (more…)

Ready to improve your golf game this year? Check out the Golf Buddy VoiceX. The GolfBuddy VoiceX is an easy to use gadget that uses GPS and course data to help you with your golf game. The VoiceX uses audio (and a small lcd screen) to let...

Posted on Feb 6 2019 - 10:08am by Pete M
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I guess people really want self-tying shoes. Nike is already on their second generation of the HyperAdapt self-tying shoe. Now Puma is joining the field with their own self-tying shoes named “Fi” (Fit Intelligence). The Puma Fi shoes adapt to the owners feet when they swipe the top of the shoe’s tongue. Inside this elevated tongue is a micrometer that activates a pair of cables for tightening the shoe. If you like your shoes tighter or looser, you can adjust them through a Puma smartphone app or Apple Watch. ...

FLIR Systmes, the makers of thermal cameras, have launched their latest drone – the Black Hornet 3. The Black Hornet 3 is a tiny drone marketed to the military, government agencies, and first responders. This Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Just a bunch of words saying it is a tiny drone. The Black Hornet 3 weighs just 32 grams, has a 1.2 mile range, and...