You Are Browsing ‘FYI’ Category

Posted on Nov 4 2019 - 8:34am by Ty G
#0

If you live in an area where drivers think your driveway is public access, or you just want to send a clear message that your driveway is off-limits – check out these fake driveway spikes. They are made of heavy recycled rubber, have bright/reflective yellow tops, and weigh 3-pounds. The spikes are 3-inches tall and will have the bravest of drivers...

Imagine that, an electric carving knife that looks like a mini-chainsaw. Why didn’t I think of that? This bad boy, the Mighty Carver, is great for carving the Christmas/Thanksgiving turkey and is sure to be a conversation starter. Not only does it look awesome, but it also has an ergonomic handle and removable stainless steel blades. You know you want one. Get it

GoPro Max 360

GoPro’s latest camera, GoPro Max, is three cameras in one: a 360 mode camera, a screen-facing vlogging style camera, and a traditional HERO style camera. The latest video stabilization, Max HyperSmooth is amazing. No more jerky videos.

The GoPro Max has six microphones, four cameras, and built-in folding mounts. It is also waterproof to 16-feet and is loaded with features, too many to list here. Check it out here.

Too far away from April Fools to be a joke and way to elaborate. This yard robot autonomously patrols the yard looking for dog poop piles to scoop up. About time!

This cool robot is from Beetl Robotics and looks like a little green and white tractor. The Beetl Poop Robot uses computer vision and sensors to locate poop in your yard, hovers over the top and deploys its jaws and shears to scoop the poop. Pretty cool stuff. Video of the poop-bot after the break. (more…)

I am a big fan of making the home a smarter place. I have smart locks (the Nest X Yale Lock and the Yale Assure Lock SL), smart switches, smart plugs, smart sensors, etc… I prefer the Apple HomeKit enabled ecosystem as Apple is one of the rare tech companies that still cares about customers privacy. The only downsides of these Yale smart locks is that they are bit bulky...

I like this one. A bit of recycling stuff that otherwise would have made it directly to the landfill. In this case, old roadside billboard advertisements get a second life as high-quality tarps. They are already UV treated and typically are thicker and stronger than the tarps found at the local hardware store. For a quick price comparison, I tried to find the closest size and thickness. Here goes – Amazon Tarp                                          Recycled Billboard Tarp

The team at Hound Labs has raised 65-million dollars and is aiming to make the first marijuana breathalyzer. The product is aimed at police and employers to determine if someone is currently impaired. Hound Labs hopes to release the product later in 2019. The Hound Labs gadget also reads alcohol levels. ...

Westinghouse Total Electric House

This video is Westinghouse’s view of the future from the 1950’s – The Total Electric Home.

Posted on Aug 15 2019 - 7:46am by gchoe
#1

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.

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. [