Posted on Aug 30 2018 - 9:06am by gchoe
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Apparently there are cat tents available for sale on Amazon. Hmm. Ok. I guess humans like camping so why not let your cats enjoy some of this fun at home. What else can be said about this…    ...

DEFCO BA350 Super Giant Ford Raptor Front1

The Ford Raptor is a pretty great (and expensive) truck in its own right. But bigger is always usually better. This beautiful beast is the DEFCO BA350. It is a one-ton diesel truck with Raptor looks and DNA, and yes “BA” does stand for bad ass.

The truck manages to look like a Ford Raptor at the one-ton size with proper scale. They achieved this with massive raptor styled fenders, 43- inch military-grade tires, and beefy King suspension. There are a few options available for the BA350; Stage 1, 1.5, 2, and 3. Check out videos and more details after the break (and a link for a chance to win your own BA350 truck). (more…)

For some reason Americans still like to wash their butts with dry toilet paper. I know, we typically don’t talk about this type of thing – which is probably why we are still just using toilet paper. Forget about all of the wasted tree products (which is hard to do). Toilet paper versus a bidet (aka water) and the water always wins. We don’t wash our cars with dry cloths, why do we do it with human waste? Yucky, right? You know you have always been curious about bidets. Who wouldn’t want their own personal booty...

This good looking mouse and rat trap is from New Zealand. It is called the Goodnature A24 and it kills mice and rats without poisons or traps that you have to touch to reset. The video below does a great job showing how it works. The Goodnature A24 has some irresistible bait that draws the mouse/rat in and then a CO2 cartridge powers a neck snapping blow when they insert their...

Remember the 2006 Sony Aibo Robotic Dog? Yeah, me either. Well, Sony has doubled down on this cute little robot dog and released an all-new version today. The AIBO Robotic Dog will set you back $2,899 and it comes with three years of Sony’s AI Cloud service. This service is necessary for the robotic dog to tune its AI with Sony’s servers. Another set of microphones and cameras enters the home. Certainly seems like the gadgets these days with cameras and microphones are on the rise. I will let you ponder that one. ...

The latest MacBook laptop charger is pretty big and just has the one USB-C port for charging the laptop. It works fine. This relatively cheap gadget, the PlugBug Duo, makes traveling with your laptop a bit better. First of all, it isn’t trying to hide, it is bright red. It comes with five different snap on plugs for the following countries; US, Canada, Japan, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and China. The Twelve South PlugBug...

DJI Mavic 2 ProDJI has done it again. They just released two new drones, the Mavic 2 Pro ($1,449) and Mavic 2 Zoom ($1,249). Some of the technology is the same, and some is massively improved.

The Mavic 2 Pro comes with a Hasselblad camera, 1″ CMOS Sensor, adjustable aperture, 10-bit Dlog-M, 10-bit HDR video, and hyperlapse (time lapse shots). Long story short, a badass camera.

Both new Mavic 2 drones have longer flight times (up to 31 minutes), a longer range (up to 8km), full omnidirectional obstacle sensing (about time!), ActiveTrack 2.0, and more.

Damn you DJI. Just when I think the competition is catching up your technology takes another leap forward. My credit card number is _ _ _ _…

Video of the Mavic 2 in action after the break. (more…)

Gibbs Terraquad Amphibious UTV 3

The Gibbs Terraquad Amphibious UTV plays well on land and in the water.  In fact it can go 50mph on land and 45mph on the water. Very respectable speeds for both.

The downfall of such a Swiss Army Knife style of vehicle is that it won’t be a “great” UTV or boat. It will be good enough, however. It has tiny tires and just rear wheel drive. In other words, don’t expect to conquer the rubicon trail in this amphibious UTV.

It would be perfect for getting around a ranch, trailer park on the river, or the retirement community on the lake. Video and pictures of the Gibbs Terraquad after the break. (more…)

Humans have been salting their meals since the beginning of time. Salt makes food taste better. At least I think it does. Unfortunately too much salt isn’t good for the body and doesn’t play nice with high blood pressure, which 30 percent of all adults have. So it seems like the choice is high blood pressure or bland food. Yikes. Well an assistant professor and director at the University...

Logitech has released a new mouse, the MX Vertical Mouse, in an effort to improve mousing ergonomics. The Logitech MX Vertical Mouse ($100) utilizes a natural handshake position at a 57-degree vertical angle. This angle should reduce wrist pressure and forearm strain. The surface is made of a textured rubber surface for tactile grip. Cursor speed is adjustable on-the-fly and a 4,000 DPI sensor lowers hand movement by up to 4x. Battery life should last a...