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Author Archives: David Ponce

Deal Of The Day: Pay What You Want, Complete Photography Bundle

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A fairly long time ago, if you owned a camera, it meant you had made the effort to spend money on a standalone product meant to do one thing, so people presumably tried a little bit harder to take nice photographs. Nowadays, everyone with a phone can snag a shot, and the web is flooded with terrible images meant more for function than for art. It’s not hard to bring back some lost beauty with a bit of instruction, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the Pay What You Want: Complete Photography Bundle. You’re looking at a bundle consisting of 26.5 Hours of Content & Over 100 Photography Assets to help you become a better photographer. It’s a $1,068 value, which you can get for pretty much any price. Well, if you pay less than the running average, you’ll unlock only #8 and #9. But if you match of better the average price, you’ll get all 9 assets. Right now that price stands at $12.83.

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Pod-based Marijuana Vaporizers Are On The Horizon

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Look, let’s not pretend like the marijuana industry isn’t about to boom. It’s just a matter of time before it’s legal everywhere, and entrepreneurs with a bit of foresight are already taking steps to consolidate their bite of the nascent (legal) market. The latest to stake their claim is a Massachusetts company called CannaKorp, who’ve announced the development of CannaCloud, a pod-based marijuana vaporizer. It’s understandably being called the Keurig for weed, as it uses plastic pods with pre-ground marijuana leaves of various strains, strengths, and composition. The user only has to pick his ‘flavour’, pop the pod in, and wait for the device to do the rest. While there are tons of vaporizers on the market already, they do require a little bit of a learning curve, from grinding the material to packing in in correctly, to setting the temperature. The CannaCloud takes all the guesswork out.

The company has already raised $1.58 million in investment and plans to launch sometime in 2017. They plan to sell CannaCloud between $149-$179, which seems to be a perfect range for the kind of device being offered. We’ll keep an eye on the scene.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Wonder How Your Baby Feels In That Stroller? You Can Find Out With This Adult-Sized Version

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Because you can never be too sure that your baby is comfortable enough, the US baby products company Kolocraft has created an adult-sized version of their Contours Bliss stroller for you to try out. That’s right, it’s an exact replica of the baby stroller, only it’ll fit a fully grown adult and give him or her the riding experience of a lifetime. You can find out what it feels like to be pushed around by someone, and get a sense of just how comfy your little one is in the company’s stroller. It’s not for sale, obviously, but you can book a ride when the company has their next test-drive at Chicago’s Mary Bartelme Park, on June 7th. Sure, there might be a lineup for your turn, but you’re all adults and no one is going to throw a tantrum, right?

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Deal Of The Day: 16% Off On Makey Makey Invention Kit, Collector’s Edition

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There are those among us that enjoy tinkering with stuff. You know who you are. You see a bunch of objects and wonder how you can string them together to get them to do something. Well, for people like you, there’s Makey Makey Invention Kit: Collector’s Edition.

Imagine if you could play an online piano app, but instead of using your keyboard, you used bananas. Makey Makey makes this possible. Invent a banana piano, a Play-Doh game controller, an alphabet soup keyboard, or anything else your mind thinks up. Let your imagination loose and turn everyday objects into wonders of technology without any programming or engineering knowledge needed.

One of the Web’s Top DIY Best-Sellers

– Setup takes just seconds so you’ll be ready to play in no time
– No programming knowledge needed, just plug, clip, & play
– Compatible w/ Mac & Windows, with no additional software or programming knowledge necessary
– Thousands of inventions possible for multiple levels of fun
– The world is your oyster w/ connector wires that link to your computer
– Collector’s Edition Tin will house your kit in special fashion

Normally $60, it’s $49.99 with today’s deal, shipped, as always, for free.

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The Tables Have Turned: You Can Be The One Licking Your Cat This Time

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Cats are great. Even their little raspy tongues licking you is kind of fun. But haven’t you ever wished you could be the one liking them, rather than the other way around? No? Well… neither have we. But the folks behind Licki Brush seem to think there’s a market for this. Either that, or we’re looking at a very late April’s Fool. The Licki Brush is meant to be inserted in your mouth, and used to brush/lick your cat without getting his fur in your mouth. There’s a website, and they mention an upcoming Kickstarter, though that’s all the info we have. How much? Is it real? Is anyone going to buy this? It’s all up in the air now, but we thought it cute nevertheless.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

Easily Add 64GB Storage To Your MacBook Air

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Running out of space on your super fast, but super low-storage MacBook Air? We feel the pain. There are many ways you can expand your storage, but few as elegant as the TarDisk 64GB MacBook Drive Expansion.

There are many MacBook Air storage expansion methods out there, but none quite like this. Simply insert the TarDisk into your MacBook Air’s SD-card slot and it will seamlessly and permanently add 64GB of storage to your existing drive, without slowing down your notebook. You’ll be able to avoid those pesky “startup disk almost full” notifications a bit longer and extend your MacBook Air’s life with one quick addition.

– Install 64GB of additional, integrated, onboard, solid-state storage to your MacBook Air
– Harness the 17nm NAND die size for a faster, more stable experience
– Transfer data through UHS-1 SDXC protocol at Speed Class 3 or above
– Use 4k flash memory controllers for data allocation
– Access Apple Care for any TarDisk support needs
– Avoid malfunctions w/ the unibody aluminum enclosure
– Streamline the installation process w/ the new Pear 2.0 Installer

Normally $149, it’s $99 with today’s deal, shipped for free as always.

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Are Bionic Birds The New Drones?

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You’re looking at a remote controlled flying device that kind of looks like a bird, and flies like one too. You control it with your smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0, which gives you a range of about 100 yards. It’s completely not at all like a drone, so don’t expect stable flight, let alone recording any sort of video. It does, however, look like a lot of fun. More importantly is that despite having a small 8 minute flight time, a portable egg-shaped charging pack allows you to top it back up in only 12 minutes, and you can do that up to 10 times over before the charging pack itself needs juice. This is great because you can go off-grid with the Bionic Bird and get over one hour of flight time out of it.

You should know that when in flight it really does act like a bird and as such it may attract some natural bird predators. Considering it’s a $149 toy, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for that, lest you see you purchase disappear in the claws of a confused hawk, or whatever.

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[ Product page ] VIA [ LaughingSquid ]

KFC Makes Nail Polish That Tastes Like Chicken

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Their slogan is “Finger Lickin’ Good”, so it sort of makes sense, doesn’t it? See, as part of a promotional effort in Hong Kong, the local KFC office has apparently created nail polish that looks just like regular nail color, but happens to taste of delicious fried chicken. That way, well, you can spend your days looking entirely normal with your fingers in your mouth. They come in two flavours: Hot & Spicy, and Original Recipe. They were conceived and developed by McCormick, the spice company behind KFC’s secret spice and herb mix, and are allegedly completely safe to consume. The polishes are not being mass produced yet; the company is showing early prototypes off in promotional pics and asking fans to vote on which flavour they’d actually like to see being made. Whether it does ever make it into the wild, let alone stateside, is anyone’s guess.

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The GoBoat Is Functional, And That’s All That Matters

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You want a watercraft that packs in the trunk of your car, works well, and lets you go fishing all by yourself without too much trouble? Look no further than the GoBoat. Weighing only 15 lbs, the boat assembles in minutes, with different parts simply snapping together. You’ll need a pump to inflate the bladder (high velocity hand pump included), and then a bit of elbow grease to drop the transom mounted trolling motor (sold separately) in once it’s set up. But no big deal. It’ll accept most types of such motors, which themselves weigh about 30 lbs and cost maybe $100. The GoBoat itself is a $199 pledge, with shipping in September 2016 if funding is successful.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Werd ]