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Nest is down again

Let me start by saying that I have referred several people to the Nest products. When they are working, they are great. The last few months Nest has been down too many times for my taste. In other words – Nest has been shit lately.

I can’t access cameras, thermostats via the web or app. I pay a service fee every month and I don’t get a month’s worth of service lately. Not cool. I spend more time on this page checking to see if the unreliable Nest services are working or if it is something else. The only thing keeping me from jumping ship and heading to Wyze is that Wyze doesn’t offer 24/7 recording as of yet (or an outdoor camera). The closest thing is Wyze’s “Complete Motion Capture” which is better than the crappy 12-second clips but still not good enough for real-world security.

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godzilla-humidifier

Yep, it is finally here, the Godzilla Humidifier. Godzilla emits a steamy breath that is lit with LED’s in his mouth. When you turn on the power button the same music from the movie starts playing the tune when Godzilla appears on screen. There are other sound effects like a roar. Video of the Godzilla humidifier after the break. (more…)

Peugeot Paris Prestige 1987 Iconic Black Pepper Mill

Time to step up your pepper-game! The Peugeot Paris Prestige 1987 Iconic Black 110 Cm Pepper Mill is huge. It weighs in at 16.53-pounds and is 43-inches long. Still not impressed? It can hold 1/3 of a pound of peppercorns. Nothing to sneeze at! I saved the best for last, it only costs $1,250. Bargain.

 

Normally I prefer roasting or BBQing outdoors, but this is definitely an exception because s’mores smell so damn good. The Nostalgia SMM200 Indoor Electric Stainless Steel S’more Maker ($30) is perfect for some indoor s’more cooking. Also, with the cold weather of late this may be my only option if I want some of these tasty goodies.   ...

This gadget came to mind because of the upcoming holidays. There are always too many devices looking for a charge when folks visit for the holidays and not enough charge cable. This 6-Device Charging Station (with cables) should solve the problem and is also a great gift for others. You get 6 USB ports, 4 lighting cables, 1 microUSB cable, 1 USB type C cable, and even a removable Apple Watch holder for charging. Pretty slick. All this for

Fizzics DraftPour

What is this bit of beer magic? It is the Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser ($125). This beer gadget turns your existing mediocre beer into a nitro-like draft beer with ‘Micro-Foam’ technology. It runs off of USB power or two AA batteries. Imagine being able to take a Budweiser beer and add some nitro-style micro-foam. Pretty cool.

The holiday season is almost upon us, time for mulled cider, pumpkin pie, turkey dinners, and gingerbread cookies. Also, time to step up our gingerbread cookie game with this ninja gingerbread kit. The Ninjabread Gingerbread Cookie Kit ($14.99) comes with everything you need to get busy making ninja gingerbread people (gingerbread mix, icing, candy beads, 4-ninja cookie cutters, and piping bags). ...

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

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…)