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Monthly Archives: September 2012

GloveBucket Lets You Do Messy Jobs Without Getting Messy Yourself

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There are times when you need to do something potentially messy, but can’t quite afford to get dirty yourself. Say you have a classroom full of students that would love to play around with some dirt in biology class, but are all wearing clean clothes. Or you just finished painting and want to clean the brushes. The GloveBucket is a “5-gallon (19-liter) high-density polyethylene bucket, with a removable transparent acrylic lid. The bucket has round holes in two of its sides, which a pair of included heavy-duty rubber gloves extend through from the outside – the gloves seal around the holes.” You just need to insert your hands into the bucket and play around with whatever it is inside, while staying perfectly clean on the outside. It’s $49.

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How OnStar is Using Technology to Make You Safer (Sponsored)

It’s good to know that we live in a day and age where technology is increasingly making our lives safer. OnStar is a powerful built-in technology available in most GM vehicles that connects drivers to a live Advisor, 24/7. When you’re out on the road, OnStar keeps you ready for anything with Stolen Vehicle Assistance and Automatic Crash Response, among other features. OnStar can even help out with almost any situation on the road, whether it’s a crash, medical emergency, or even a flat tire.

Visit http://www.youtube.com/OnStar to see the incredible OnStar features that are available.

For Cryin Out Loud, iOS 7 Does Not Make Your iPhone Waterproof!

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4Chan is at it again. Unbelievable as it seems, they’ve managed to convince some stellar specimens that iOS 7 would make their iPhones waterproof. The result? Bricked iPhones, of course. They distributed a fake ad designed in the same style as Apple adverts on social media sites, which claimed that the new OS would allow their phone to shut off “its vital parts” in the event that it detected being submerged. Yeah…

We’re going to go ahead and assume OhGizmo! readers know better, so take this article as more of a “wow, can you believe people would fall for that” type of post, rather than a serious PSA. But, well… you never really do know and assuming is generally a bad idea. So uh, folks, please don’t drop your phones in the water, ok?

VIA [ The Telegraph ]

Baby Shower Cap Could Make Showers A Little Less Annoying

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We imagine that as a young child, having water and soap trickle down on your head and face for no good reason is a source of confusion and stress. Screams and cries aplenty, right? Why not just get the Kangaroo Baby Shower cap. You can still wash baby’s hair, but keep water and shampoo off his eyes. It’s uh, $2.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ LikeCool ]

AWAD Robo-boots Give You a Boost of Strength

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Need help walking? Then strap on the Ankle Walking Assist Device (AWAD for short) and go. It’s a robotic exoskeleton developed by Yaskawa Electric that’s designed to help people who have trouble walking. They’re geared towards the elderly who can’t walk at the pace that they used to, due to their age and all.

The AWAD system comes with two robo-boots and a battery pack that’s mounted around the waist. When the boots detect that its wearer’s heel has hit the ground, it gives a small boost of strength that helps maintain balance and keeps the person moving at a good pace. The system is adjustable based on the level of assistance its wearer needs.

People won’t be able to use AWAD to run like Usain Bolt, but it will help a lot of older folks walk and do their errands at a faster pace. Yaskawa plans to release AWAD into the market by 2015.

VIA [ Dvice ]

‘Tab’ App is the Easiest Way to Split the Bill

Tab App

Reach for ‘Tab’ the next time you need to split the bill. Dining out with friends and acquaintances is loads of fun, but there’s that 15-minute lull at the end where everyone’s just poring over the receipt so they can pay their share of the bill.

The Tab app makes the entire process quicker, easier, and less of a hassle. When the bill arrives, just fire Tab up and take a picture of the receipt. Pass the phone around so people can claim which items they ordered. Taxes and tips are divided among everyone, so each person can see how much they have to cough up before they pass the phone off to the next person.

Tab can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play.

VIA [ Huffington Post ]

Fugglers are Creepy Plush Toys with Fake Human Teeth

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These Fugglers plush toys are the stuff of nightmares. They look all sorts of creepy, no thanks to the fact that their mouths are lined with fake human teeth. Some sport painful-looking grimaces, others wear expressions that scream bloody murder, and one in particular just looks plain crazy.

Clearly they aren’t meant for the kids, but they might make for some interesting decorations come Halloween.

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Custom Handwriting Necklaces: Written Mementos You Can Wear

Custom Handwriting Necklace

A phrase from a love letter. A line from a poem. A few words from a note. Sometimes, they just stick with you, even when the person who wrote them is long gone. You can preserve the sheets, but you can now immortalize bits and pieces of those handwritten mementos by turning them into something wearable. It’s all possible thanks to jewelry artist Brittany Leigh.

The idea came to her when her grandmother passed away. She wanted to make something for her mom that kept the former “close despite her absence,” explaining: “I wanted it to be happy, and beautiful, and capture the essence of my grandmother. I found her handwriting translated all of these things in a wonderful way.”

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BrdsNBz is a Texting Service Where Teens Can Ask About the Birds and the Bees

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It’s unfortunate, but not all kids feel comfortable enough with their parents to bring up the birds and the bees when the time to talk about it rolls around. The same goes with some parents trying to initiate the old sex ed talk. Addressing the matter to make sure teens stay safe and informed is BrdsNBz. It’s a texting service that’s geared towards teens and parents that lets them send in sexual health questions. The service promises that the asker will receive a response from a health expert within 24 hours.

The service is being offered by New Mexico and North Carolina. California has a similar program called HookUp 365247, which sends weekly sex ed tips and information on nearby reproductive health clinics to those who signed up.

VIA [ C|NET ]