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Automate Your Garden and Garage with These Discounted Smart Home Items

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

It rained. Hard. Just when you watered your plants this morning, This wouldn’t have happened if you had the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. It schedules your watering and does it smartly by checking in on your local weather forecast through the internet. It saves you up to 50% on your watering bill. Get it for only $146 instead of $200 today.

Chamberlain Garage Door Opener

Next is the Chamberlain Garage Door Opener, which is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. It automatically closes your garage door after 1, 5 or 10 minutes. Surely, you’ll never have to drive back if you remembered that you forgot to lock it down. It also operates with a belt drive and a vibration isolation system so it operates quietly. Instead of $230, you can get the set for only $178.

Warmoon E26 LED Light Bulb

We all have heard of smart light bulbs, but the Warmoon E26 LED Light Bulb is quite different. First, it comes with a remote control that you can use to change the color and the brightness. And it remembers your last setting as long as it’s not turned off. If you need a simple colored LED remote-controllable bulb, then this is your bulb. It’s priced at only $10 instead of $60 today.

 

Toybox One-Touch 3D Toy Printer


Give your kids the chance to pick out their perfect toys with the Toybox One-Touch 3D Toy Printer. This tabletop printer can create beautiful little models at the touch of a button. Via the companion smartphone app, you can browse through a catalog of over 500 toys. When your child sees something they like, you just tap to start printing.

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The Jammy Is Cool Little Pocket Guitar

As a fan of rock music, the Jammy looks like a pretty cool way to jam. It’s a small, pocket sized device that that has the feel and sound of a real guitar. With the Jammy, instead of playing on an electronic surface like some other pocket guitars, it has you strumming with a real guitar pick against strings. And, because there are only 5 frets on the body, the neck can be extended out up to 12 inches to change octaves, which mimics the motion of sliding your hand up and down a real guitar neck.

While I doubt it’ll even come close to the feeling of a real guitar, the Jammy looks like a cool piece that anyone can have fun messing around with. The video shows off a lot of potential, but there’s no way to tell how much black magic is being used to make it look good.

There’s no word on how much it’ll cost, but the company says they plan to begin shipping later in the year.

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The OneStep 2 Is The First New Polaroid Instant Camera in Over A Decade

Ten years ago, Polaroid made their last instant film camera. An aging product of the times, they had been all but replaced as digital cameras became more affordable. Well now, the iconic instant camera is coming back, kind of.

Since Polaroid abandoned their instant film, the Impossible Project is a company that has emerged to continue producing Polaroid Instant Film in an effort to keep the iconic camera going. However, after their parent company acquired the Polaroid brand, they’ve revealed that they’re making the first new Polaroid Instant Camera since it was scrapped 10 years ago.

The camera, named the OneStep 2, doesn’t have many modern features, touting a flash, timer, a USB port for charging, and that’s about it. Though, if you ask me, a resurrected Polaroid camera should be a very basic piece of tech.

While the OneStep 2 will never match the quality of even most modern phones, it’s not about that. It’s about remembering the simpler days of buying a pack of film, loading the camera, and waiting for your picture to be visible to see if it was any good.

The OneStep 2 will set you back $99 and will be available October 16th. Oh yeah, and film costs $16 for an 8-pack of instant film, because you’ll need that too.

[ OneStep 2 ] VIA [ TheVerge ]

The Amazon Smart Speaker Trio is On Sale Today

Amazon Echo

Being the most popular smart assistant, the Amazon Echo is loved by many. If you still don’t have one or if you just want to get another Echo for your vacation home, you can score one today for only $80. That’s $85 cheaper than usual. Although a refurb, it looks and works like new. It was tested to function the way that it should be.

Amazon Tap

The Amazon Tap is also on sale today. It’s perfect for you if you’re always traveling as the Tap is more conservative on battery use. It provides up to 9 hours of battery use and plays your music in a crisp sound that’s powered by Dolby. Get it for only $80. The deal is only good for today.

Echo Dot

Lastly, there’s the Echo Dot. This is what you need if you want to expand your Alexa powers to another room in your home and if you’re not really particular about the full-size speakers. This one is also a refurb and you can get it for as low as $38 today.

Mues Tec Smart Mirror Touchscreen


Start your day on the smart foot with the Mues Tec Smart Mirror Touchscreen. Coming in three sizes, this mirror is like something out of a movie. In the center of the Smart Mirror is a 10-point capacitive touch screen. Easy to use, this allows the mirror and its functionality to integrate seamlessly into your routine.

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Gaming Competitions Are Big Business, And This Infographic Shows You Just How Big

You may have a friend who plays constantly and is fond of saying he’ll “turn pro one day”. You may have laughed at this friend, because hey, it’s just a game, right? How can one make a living off gaming? Well, let’s be real. You knew there was money in gaming, but did you know just how much?

The infographic below gives you a solid breakdown. $10,000,000 for DOTA2? That’s some real money. Sure the odds of ever winning something like that are slim and the competition is stiff, but the dream these players are chasing is real and ridiculously lucrative so who can blame them?




See infographic here(via www.mrgamez.com).

The Most Memorable Marketing Techniques from The Tech Industry

The Tech Industry is a very diverse industry and its varied sectors have an impact on just about every aspect of our modern lives. From our communications to recreation, phones, computers, social media; in fact, just about any facet of modern life that you can make is underpinned by creativity and innovation from tech firms.

In the beginning, technology fields were the sole remain of self-professed nerds and what they were doing appeared to the rest of the world to be essentially magic. It is of little surprise then that the technology industry has set itself apart from other industries in a number of ways, including its approach to marketing products and services. Below are some of the now ubiquitous marketing techniques that, for one reason or another, we wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the tech industry.

Viral Marketing
There is much debate as to when the first viral marketing campaign was launched and it is probably fair to say that what we now call vital marketing has always existed in some form. It took the modern technology industry to unleash its full potential, however.

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4 Features Of A Great PGP Encryption Provider

If you’re comparing PGP encryption providers, it’s probably because you value security and privacy. You don’t want people snooping around your emails, especially not cybercriminals who can use your personal information against you. If you’re a telecommunications user concerned about security, look for a PGP encryption provider with these 4 features.

1. Convenience

PGP encryption is easily accessible in the form of BlackBerry PGP encryption: an encryption provider will tailor a BlackBerry mobile device so that it’s highly secure and easy to use. The most secure way to accomplish this is to strip away non-email functions to prevent malware from infecting the device. Mobile devices are being compromised at never-before-seen rates; nearly 85 percent of global smartphones were infected with some type of malware in 2016.

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