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When it comes to a good cardio workout, jumping rope is pretty difficult to beat. Not only does it get the heart pumping, but it strengthens your legs, arms, and core muscles. All this, and your coordination gets some fine tuning. This Smart Jump Rope, the Smart Rope, comes in black, chrome, or gold and in many different sizes. With the included app you can track your jumps, calories burned, time, and even get training recommendations. “Unlike...

Posted on Apr 13 2017 - 9:54am by Steve M
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The never ending search for the hangover cure continues. I would say about 99% of the “hangover cures” you see sold online and at liquor stores are bogus. Time will tell if this one The Hangover Drink will actually work. With that said, their approach is a bit different than the others currently available. The Hangover Drink...

There are quite a few options available for monitoring your heart rate but this might be the best. The Kardia Portable EKG ($99) can get a medical-grade EKG in about 30 seconds by simply placing your fingertips on the sensors. Great for a quick check to see if your heart rhythm is normal of if atrial fibrillation is defected. The sensor not only monitors your heart rate (via an iOS or Android app) but it can also store it for sharing with your doctor. Video of the Kardia...

Reading glasses are just like your camera. The best pair of reading glasses is the ones you have with you. The ThinOPTICS Keychain Reading Glasses ($25) are so tiny and strong that you will always have them handy. They are made of an ultra-flexible titanium alloy and have a nitinol bridge (10x more elastic that spring steel). These keychain reading glasses are available in low range (+1.50), mid range (+2.0),...

The march of automation continues. Some people think that their jobs are untouchable, for example folks in the medical field. There are already robots that can perform highly technical and precise surgeries. It won’t stop there. The triage nurse has a new robotic competitor from a Begian company called BeWell. The robot is named Wellpoint and it is a self-service kiosk for patients entering hospitals. Traditionally a nurse would take about seven minutes to say “hello”, measure your weight, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure...

The folks at CannaKorp have created a patent-pending vaporizer that lets users enjoy convenient, consistent, and efficient cannabis vapor. Their CannaCloud has a hygienic one-way valve that detaches for easy cleaning. Similar to the Keurig coffee machine it uses pods for delivering the product. The CannaCloud Pods come in indica, sativa, hybrid, and CBD-only strains. ...

What is this world coming to? Now you can jump rope… without a rope. The IFLYING Digital Cordless Jump Rope eliminates the rope for precise tracking. No skill or coordination needed to use this digital jump rope which tracks time, calorie burn, and jumps. Portable...

No need, for guys, to head to the fertility doctor to check on their sperm. There is now a $50 gadget that attaches to your iPhone turning it into a mini-microscope. The YO Sperm Tester is able to analyze samples in just a couple of minutes. Heck, you even get to view the moving sperm on your LCD screen. Nope… not creepy at all. ...

  This Sainlogic No-Contact Digital Infrared Laser Thermometer is just $8.99 with free shipping. If you haven’t used an infrared thermometer you don’t know what you are missing. It is a bit of magic. You simply pull the trigger, which activates a laser beam, then point it at whatever you want to know the temperature of. Good times. I use my laser thermometer for checking the temperature...

One of the risks travelers deal with when staying in hotels is the possibility of bringing home bed bugs. They can hitch a ride with you in your luggage, clothes, or even your books. It just takes one hotel guest to bring the pests to the hotel and then the little guys spread out. They are incredibly difficult to eradicate  and tend to re-emerge post treatment. Scary stuff. Maciej Ceg?owski, a writer...