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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 24 2019 - 8:42am by drakaal
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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…)

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray Red Side

The infamous Chevrolet Corvette has had a ton of design changes over its lifetime. Some were good and some were downright ugly. The 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray, IMHO, is one of the good years. The engineers at Chevy didn’t reuse and older designs and basically started from scratch.

The 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray is the first mid-engine Corvette. The new 6.2L LT2 V8 can be viewed through a rear hatch window and puts out 495-horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. All this goodness can be had for under $60k. More pictures after the break. (more…)

Lil' Nitro World's Hottest Gummy Bear PackageThis devil colored gummy bear is the Lil’ Nitro and it is hot, 9,000,000 Scoville heat units hot. For perspective; a jalapeno is between 2,500 and 8,000 SHU’s. Personally, I would buy a bag of these gummies and put the Lil’ Nitro towards the top of my office candy bowl. Let the good times roll.

Check out a few videos of folks trying to choke down the world’s hottest gummy bear after the break. (more…)

Here it is, the most powerful production Ford ever made, the 2020 Mustang GT500. For somewhere between $74,000 and $95,000, you can get in line for this 760-horsepower beast. The Mustang Shelby GT500 comes with a supercharged 5.2-liter engine, a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, active suspension, and a 0-60 time in the mid-three second range. ...

Bosstown Dynamics Robot Fights Back

You have likely seen the Boston Dynamics robotic videos on the interwebs. They are getting better at performing all kinds of tasks. There are videos of them being kicked while walking to show off their stability and adaptability. Pretty amazing stuff.

Well, it was only a matter of time before another spoof video made its way online. This one is dubbed Bosstown Dynamics and shows a robot fighting back. Video after the break. (more…)

Posted on Jun 3 2019 - 8:49am by Steve M
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There are the traditional dog muzzles = boring. Get yourself a Werewolf Dog Muzzle for your dog and video peoples reactions. Please send me the videos. This scary dog muzzle comes in three sizes (26cm, 31cm, and 35cm). This means you can even put one on your tiny rat dog. Halloween is quite a ways away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock this scary dog muzzle all year long. ...

Another day, another Apple speedbump. This one, however, is pretty big as the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes with an Intel 8-core (9th-generation) processor. In real-world tests that means it should be two times faster than the previous 4-core version. Take that and mix in, the Retina display, SSD hard drives, the T2 security chip, Radeon graphics cards, and all-day battery life and you have yourself a very capable laptop. Very capable and very expensive as well. [

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I have spent quite a bit of money making my homes lighting situation a bit smarter. I am an Apple guy, mainly because I value my privacy, so naturally, I went with solutions that were Apple HomeKit enabled. My house is a bit older and doesn’t have neutral wires run, which means most of my light switches are the Lutron Caseta PD-6WCL. They work great (I have given up on the sh*tty Leviton switches).

I was always intrigued by the Philips Hue bulbs but never pulled the trigger because they have a huge flaw. If anyone turns off the light switch, which people do all the time, the bulb is no longer accessible on the network and goes from “smart” to totally “dumb”. Because of this, I opted to replace my dumb lightswitches with the Lutron Caseta switches. This route takes a bit more work, but ultimately it works very well and I don’t have to worry about the “Philips Hue problem”. Read on for details. (more…)

Posted on May 17 2019 - 9:36am by gchoe
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The famous Grumpy Cat has died a young death at just 7-years old. Grumpy Cat had complications from a urinary tract infection. I think it is time that the internet knows Grumpy Cat’s real name – Tardar Sauce. You will be missed Tardar Sauce. “Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome,” the family said in a statement posted to Twitter. “She passed away peacefully...