Posted on Aug 16 2019 - 9:25am by Lisa C.
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Turn your lazy 2-port electrical outlet into an 8-port workhorse with a shelf. The Socket Shelf sports 6 electrical AC outlets and 2 USB ports. Installation is as simple as plugging the Socket Shelf into your existing wall outlet. the AC outlets are surge protected and the USB ports deliver 2.1 Amps of shared output.

Posted on Aug 15 2019 - 7:46am by gchoe
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Oliver-Cabell-Phoenix-Sneaker

That good looking show pictured above is the Oliver Cabell Phoenix Sneaker. Not only does it look nice, it is also made from repurposed plastic water bottles. The water bottles are washed, shredded, melted, and made into a plastic-yarn that is 3D printed for the shoes upper. The Phoenix sneakers are machine washable and are avilable in black or white.

So you can’t afford a speedboat, no big deal, get yourself the 6-person Inflatable Bay Breeze Boat instead. As the name implies, it can hold 6-people it also has a rear swim-up platform with five handles, eight cup holders, and a built-in cooler. Perfect for tying off a few feet from the shoreline and sunbathing. ...

The Russian’s don’t have much luck when it comes to using nuclear power/weapons. Think Chernobyl, Mayak, and Kyshtym. Well, it doesn’t stop there. This week they were testing a liquid-propelled rocket near Nyonoksa when there was an explosion that killed two people and injured at least six more. Shortly after this explosion, there was a spike in radiation levels at over 20x above average. Time to buy some iodine. [

Ring (Amazon) just can’t help running over folks privacy. First, they let law enforcement know where every camera is in use, then they coached law enforcement on how to get user videos without using a warrant,...

If you don’t trust the big guys to store your data (email, files, and photos) maybe it is time you took things into your own hands, without all of the hard work. Sure, you could set up your own email and file server but the email side of things is a bit trickier than you might think. I’m not going to address the creepiness and breaches of the big data companies out there. This is just about taking a more active role in getting your data (mainly email) back in your hands. Enter The Helm personal server. The Helm personal server...

Now that the RC quadcopters and drones have proven so stable and reliable, they are growing in size and carrying humans. It was only a matter of time. Heck, the Tesla’s are basically giant versions of the electric RC cars I play with from time-to-time. Looks like these coaxial octocopter versions (and quadcopter styles) will be hitting the sky to race within the next 18-months if all goes to plan. Airspeeder plans to make these retro-looking copters for racing...

Ring Doorbell Sucks

I am a huge fan of the Nest line of cameras – the Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest Cam Indoor (just buy the outdoor version), and the Nest Hello Doorbell. With that said, I will toss them all in the trash if the Google/Nest decide to follow Amazon’s (Ring) level of creepiness with regards to sharing camera data.

Let me back up a bit. If you haven’t read the news about Amazon’s Ring camera creepiness, read on. (more…)

Posted on Jul 31 2019 - 8:15am by gchoe
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I love burritos. Who doesn’t? But, do you love burritos enough to get an 80″ tortilla throw blanket? Well technically you can order these flour tortilla blankets in the following sizes – 47″, 60″, 71″, and 80″. Prices are reasonable from $19.99 to $28. The manufacturer, CASOFU, took things a step further and made several different tortillas; some...

Posted on Jul 24 2019 - 8:42am by drakaal
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lego-treehouse-21318

Damn you Lego. I am a grown man. Why do you keep making me buy toys I don’t need?

This beautiful treehouse comes with 3,036 pieces and is over 14-inches tall. It is currently the largest lego set in the LEGO Ideas lineup. This Lego Treehouse (21318) even comes with two sets of leaves in different colors for summer and fall. There are three cabins inside the tree and four minifigs.

Still not impressed? Here is the real kicker, the lego pieces are made from plant-based polyethylene from Sugarcane. Video review of the Lego Treehouse after the break. (more…)