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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Deal Of The Day: 91% Off On Pure Python Hacker Bundle

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Learning how to code is an invaluable skill. Fortunately, with deals like the one you’re looking at today, you can do so without breaking the bank. In this case, today’s Pure Python Hacker Bundle includes 7 courses and over 52 hours of content that should do a pretty decent job at teaching you Python. From a beginner’s level, to more advanced lessons, today’s deal gives you $553 worth of classes for $49. That’s 91% in savings, and you can access these courses anytime, on any device, for an unlimited period. If you’ve been even so much as playfully thinking about teaching yourself how to code, now’s the time.

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OhGizmo! Review: The OGIO No Drag Mach 3 Motorcycling Backpack

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Riding around town on two wheels is an amazing experience, but it’s also one that inevitably causes you to compromise on many fronts. There’s no storage space on a motorcycle if you don’t have saddle bags, for instance, yet you might still want to bring stuff with you on your rides. Regular backpacks flop around in the wind at higher speeds and tend to become annoying after a while. We were looking for something designed specifically for riding; after some research, we settled on the above. We’ve spent the last few weeks testing the OGIO No Drag Mach 3 Backpack, and we’d like to spend the next few lines telling you about it. If you’re not in the mood for reading, out here we can tell you this much: it’s fantastic and well worth the money.

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This’ll Scare the Crap Out of You: Horror Story Toilet Paper

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Done reading all of the books and comics you’ve stashed in the bathroom? Then here’s one bathroom reader that might just literally scare the crap out of you: the Horror Story toilet paper roll. Sorry if that was a bit too graphic for you, but I just couldn’t resist. This is basically a roll of toilet paper with a scarier-than-though story printed on it.

The horrific tales are penned by Koji Suzuki, who’s known for writing the “Ring” and “Spiral” series. They’re sold in sets of three, with each one featuring a different story.

They’re available online for £9.99 (or about $17.)

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This Borg Cube Fridge Is All The Refrigeration A Trekkie Needs

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“The first officially publicized Federation contact with a Borg cube took place in 2365, when the USS Enterprise-D encountered a single cube in System J-25.” This much we know thanks to Google and the first wiki we came across, but we’ll confess to not being familiar with Borg cubes. Seeing as it does look rather cool though, we decided to tell the Trekkies in our audience that they can get a tiny one that doubles as not only a fridge, but also a food warmer. Measuring only 11.5″ on each side, this cube won’t hold a ton of food, and we don’t even really know how it keeps food warm… but we suppose a cramped dorm room might be appropriate for something like this. It does glow green behind the Borg coating, as well as inside. The door does lock to prevent spillage, while the rubber feet prevent it from sliding around. It’s… as good as things are going to get for a mini Borg cube fridge we suppose, and we’re glad Thinkgeek is only asking $150 for it.

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Great Scott! This Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger Will Juice Up Two Devices At Once

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There’s something about movie-themed merchandise that makes it almost irresistible to make movie-related puns and references. They’re usually really tacky, unless the writers are top notch. I’m bottom notch… so I’m not finding an elegant way to tie 88mph, Great Scott, and “Roads … where we’re going, we don’t need roads” all in one article. So I’ll just tell you that this USB car charger plugs into your cigarette lighter socket, charges two devices at once, and looks like the flux capacitor from BTTF. It’s $25.

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Modbook Turns Your MacBook Pro Into A Tablet

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The Retina MacBook Pro is a lean, mean, working machine. But alas, it only comes in a laptop form factor, and not even a convertible laptop at that. What are you gonna do about it? Well, how about dropping an additional $2k for a kit to convert the MBP into a tablet? The ModBook Pro X takes a regular MBP, disassembles it and reassembles it into tablet form.

The Modbook Pro X sports a 15.4-inch (diagonal) Apple Retina display with a 2,880 x 1,800 pixel resolution at 220 pixels per inch. Its digitizer pen offers 2,048 pressure levels, pen tilt and rotate functionality, programmable dual side-switches, a digital eraser and replacement nib set. The Modbook Pro X is configurable with up to a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics with an optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M GPU, and up to 32GB of 1600MHz random-access memory.

Of course, the mods will void Apple’s warranty, so ModBook offers you the option to purchase up to 3 years of their own for an undisclosed sum. Yeah… that’s a lot of money to fit a round peg into a square hole. We suppose if you are a graphic artist in dire need of raw computing power, then go to town. But considering $4,000 can buy you a couple of Cintiq tablets, an iPad, and an MBA, with money left over… we’ll pass.

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Deal Of The Day: 95% Off On Productive Design Mac Bundle

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Are you a graphic designer? There are tons of tools that will not only make your life easier, but that some may actually consider essential to the carrying of your art. In today’s deal, you’re looking at an awesome Productive Design Mac Bundle which includes $943 worth of applications and subscriptions, for which you’re only being asked to pay $39! That includes applications like Anime Studio Pro 10, which normally costs $200. And the Design Hacker Bundle, which includes subscriptions to services like InVision, 99designs, Swiftly, Divshot, Piktochart, and more. That alone would cost $500. Toss in Ember, Pixa, and Poser 10, a $130 3D modelling app, and you’ve got yourself a heck of a deal.

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Just What We Need: This Seatbelt Jolts Drowsy Drivers to Their Senses

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Numerous car accidents are caused by having a sleepy driver at the wheel. Whether they had a particularly long day or are driving long-distance, the risks remain the same. Driving while drowsy endangers those inside the vehicle as well as those outside of it. With this in mind, the Biomechanics Institute in Valencia, Spain have developed a system called Harken to address driver fatigue and sleepiness.

Harken is basically a smart seatbelt made from “smart” textiles with built-in sensors that can measure a person’s heartbeat and respiration. When it detects that the driver is starting to nod off based on the stats, the system triggers an alarm to jolt the driver awake.

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Mini Me, Mini You: Shapify 3D Selfie

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Taking selfies one step farther and giving them the 3D treatment is Shapify. Their service lets you turn your self-portraits into a three-dimension action figure that you can proudly display in your home or office. All you need is the Shapify app and a Kinect sensor (borrow your neighbor’s, if you don’t have one!) to 3D scan yourself.

When you’re done, send it off to Shapify to order your selfie figurine. We have to warn you, though, this definitely costs more than your average selfie, since it’ll set you $79 back.

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