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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Your Pizza Could One Day Be Delivered by a Self-Driving Car

If you’ve ever been concerned that getting pizza delivered straight to your door was still too much human interaction, you may be in luck. Dominos has teamed up with Ford to test self-driving cars that can deliver pizza. The program uses a Ford Fusion Hybrid and is currently being tested in Michigan, though a driver and other operators are still present to ensure all goes smoothly.

For now, testing allows random pizza orders in Ann Arbor to select whether they want their pizza delivered though the program. Once your pizza arrives, you’re alerted through the dominos app, and the rear window will open allowing you to grab your pizza from a “Heatwave Compartment” that keeps it warm. Speakers and a screen are also being implemented to make the process simpler.

Oh, how far we’ve come, from banging rocks together to make fire, to having pizza that essentially delivers itself. Though in this futuristic world, having your pizza delivered by a self-driving car removes the best part of the experience, answering the door in your pajamas and looking the pizza guy right in the eyes and having him know that this is most human contact and sunlight you’re going to get on a Saturday.

Dominos and Ford are hoping to start rolling out the system sometime in 2021.

[ TheVerge ]

Alexa-Enabled Smart Home Items That You Probably Didn’t Know About

Eufy Genie Smart Speaker

There’s a smart speaker that works with Alexa and it’s not an Echo. It’s Eufy Genie Smart Speaker. Just wake it up by saying “Alexa” and it can play your music, control your smart home devices, checks your calendars, reports the weather — just practically anything that Echo can also do. It’s only $30.

Insteon SwitchLinc Remote Control Dimmer

If you’re looking for an affordable remote control dimmer, try this Insteon SwitchLinc Remote Control Dimmer. It works with Alexa for voice control and can be setup to work using your smartphone. It’s only $40, but you’ll be needing the Insteon hub to make it work.

Etekcity Smart Plug Mini Outlets

Lastly, we have these Etekcity Smart Plug Mini Outlets which lets you setup automation and tracks the energy usage of the device plugged into it. Aside from Alexa, it can also be used with Google Home, SmartThings, HomeKit, and IFTTT.

SousVide Supreme Touch+ Cooking Device

Become a master chef right at home with the SousVide Supreme Touch+ Cooking Device. This kitchen gadget will transform every meal you prepare into something worthy of a master chef. Complete with a responsive touchscreen, the all-in-one Supreme Touch+ is as convenient as it is easy with no assembly required. Just add water and get cooking.

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Pixie Helps Travellers Keep Track of Their Gear, and Sanity, While on the Road With a New Luggage tracker app

Pixie just became the perfect travel companion.

Now a smart luggage tracker, Pixie is just getting smarter and smarter.

This time, helping travelers achieve peace of mind by providing you with a way to breeze through the airport and even help prevent luggage theft… Basically, it allows you to eliminate the hassle of airport bag mix-up at the conveyor belt using the Baggage Claim App. Finally, the answer to a problem that affects over 24M bags every year (Sita, 2017) many of them “accidentally” taken by others at baggage claim.

We think that the release of Baggage Claim, came just in time for the holiday season. Many are still flying off to their dream vacations or taking well deserved weekend trips and many more will soon travel to celebrate the holidays and Pixie is the perfect companion.

Who is Pixie
Statistics show that the average American spends two and a half days looking for items they lost or misplaced. Apparently, the amount paid to replace these lost items adds up to a whopping total of $2.7 billion a year.

The most commonly misplaced or lost items are house or car keys.

Whether we admit it or not, this has happened to us. Misplaced or lost, there are things that we just can’t find, so we end up replacing them. And we spend hours to trying and find them, and we have all been late to work or school because of searching for these things.

This is where Pixie comes in. In case you didn’t know, Pixie helps find missing items so you don’t have to waste time looking for them or, buy replacements.

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My Unbiased Review of iSmart C310 1 IR Wireless Camera

There was a time when wired security cameras and CCTVs were considered to be the only surveillance devices capable of monitoring home and work spaces. All that changed when wireless models were launched. Wireless spy cams spare you the trouble of setting up a complicated network of wires all around the place, instead, the cams have Wi-Fi integration that sends automatic alerts to your phone in case of any unusual activity. My search for an affordable and durable surveillance camera led me to iSmart C310 1 IR Wireless camera from . Let me share you my experience and overview of this pretty cool product.

It is very rare to come across a surveillance camera that is well equipped with all the latest features and advanced functionalities. Enter iSmart C310, an IR wireless camera model that works well both indoors and outdoors. With 1MP 2.8mm lens and solar powered batteries, the camera model has worked great for surveillance. Moreover, with cloud backup and Wi-Fi connectivity, I was able to easily share the footage online in a matter of minutes. C310 model turned out to be pretty easy to install and required almost no special maintenance.

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PetChatz is a Videophone for Keeping in Touch With Pets

How many times have you gone out to spend the weekend in the Poconos with some family and wondered if your Border Collie, Tyrion, was lonely? For years, you’d have to have to spend the entire vacation worrying whether your furry friend would even remember you by the time you got back.

Well worry no longer, because PetChatz is a wall mounted video calling solution for people to keep in touch with their pets. The device uses an app which connects with your smartphone and allows you to place video calls to it from any in the world. It can even dispense little treats at the touch of a button.

The device also comes with a host of modern features, such as recording for later playback, a microphone and speaker for further communication, and can even be linked to stream DogTV, a video channel service for dogs. But be aware that by picking one of these up, you have to accept having your friends see you as that person. You know, the one with the mini TV/phone for their dog.

It’s $379, which is a small price to pay for anyone who loves their pets enough to video chat with them, though at that price it might just be cheaper to buy them an iPhone. Not a new one of course, but at least a refurbished 5S, Tyrion’s worth that much.

[ Amazon ]

These Plush Lens Pillows Are Awesome, Ask Any DLSR Owner

If you’re anything thing like me, you might be an amateur photographer who loves to show off their DSLR whenever possible. For that reason, you can’t let people forget that you can totally get better shots than their phone, simply because your camera is tucked away in a bag somewhere.

Well with this pillow, stuffed and shaped like a prime lens, you don’t have to worry about your friends and family being oblivious to your expensive hobby. Just set it out on the couch whenever you have company and everyone will know why your Facebook photos of Uncle Joe’s barbecues always get the most likes.

In all seriousness, these pillows are handmade and would make a perfect gift for anyone who’s into amateur photography. I know I’d love it as a gift. You can even pick between models of either a Nikon or Canon lens.

They’re $45 each, just keep in mind that if you buy one as a gift, you make sure to get the right model. Take it from me, you do not want to buy a Canon lens pillow for a friend who is on Team Nikon, that’s how you lose friends.

[ Photojojo ]

3 True Wireless Earbuds for Your Next Workout Session

Photive True Wireless Earbud Headphones

Without the tangled wires, this Photive True Wireless Earbud Headphones you’ll totally focus on your routine and beat your personal best. They’re small, comfortable, and powerful with HD quality sound. They run for 10 hours on a single charge.

Lechgo Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

If you care a lot about the bass in your workout playlist, you should definitely get the Lechgo Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds. They have superb balanced bass sound quality and a stabilizer design for a secure fit. On top of that, they come with multi-sized silicone caps to keep the earbuds in place.

Losei Dual Wireless Earbuds

Lastly, there’s the Losei Dual Wireless Earbuds. It’s the #1 New Release as of this writing. It has a built-in A2DP/AVRCP audio processing system that eliminates echo and noise. They’re designed with ergonomic ear hooks for a more secure fit.

OMW Elementor Sports Car Watches

Introducing the OMW Elementor Sports Car Watches. With four models to choose from, this series features colored forged carbon fiber. Luxurious and timeless, the Elementor Watches feature original materials from sports cars. The colored forged carbon is a high-reliance building material that combines short carbon fibers and a high-performance binding agent. Molded under high heat, it’s lightweight yet highly durable.

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