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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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…)

Posted on Jul 9 2019 - 8:20am by drakaal
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Anyone can dig a circle and call it a fire pit. These fire pits from Fab Fours, take it to the next level. The Fab Fours Fire Pits are available in different models – Jeep Wrangler, Ford SuperDuty Truck, etc… They are made in the USA of 16-ga steel and are 1:3.4 scale.   ...

It looks a bit like the retro Game Boy, but it is so much more. The Clockwork GameShell is a pretty stacked little system with a Quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, a Mali GPU, a micro HDMI port, and MicroSD for storage. Because of the micro HDMI port, you can play on a larger screen if that is your thing. Allowing users to play retro games from Atari, GB, GBA, NES, MAME, MD, PS1, and...