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Author Archives: David Ponce

Special Wine Glass Lets Your Nose Get All Up In That Wine

We’re sure you’ve seen it: wine snobs sniff their wine. There’s a reason for that, of course, but if you’re the type to buy $5 twist-offs, you might not care. That’s fine. The more discerning folks however might actually take a liking to this Wine Glass Mask, a wine glass designed specifically to enhance the bouquet of a wine and make it possible for you to get as much of it in your nostrils as possible. It’s shaped kind of like a facemask with some ventilation holes to allow for better airflow, which should go a long way to maximize that oxygen/wine scent mix. And yes you’re right, it does look stupid and we’re hoping that what it lacks in the looks and class department, it at least makes up for in taste and aroma.

It’s currently getting crowdfunded, and a $15 pledge will get you one… but only if it funds, which seems doubtful at the moment. Still, with 22 days to go, anything is possible.

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Deal Of The Day: 78% Off On Portable Slim Pocket Charger

If you’ve got even a little bit of room left in your wallet, you could easily slip the 2,200 mAh Portable Slim Pocket Charger in there and never worry about running out of power through the day.

Never run into a situation where you desperately need an outlet again with this credit card-sized battery that fits as easily in your wallet as it does in your pocket. Packing 2,200mAh of power, this battery will charge microUSB and Apple (with the included adapter) devices in a pinch when you can’t find an outlet.

– Charges Android & iPhone devices
– Powers smartphones to 100% & tablets to 40% w/ a full charge
– Fits anywhere you need to carry it – it’s only 4.5mm thick

There really isn’t much more to say about this, other than to mention that after the rebate it’s only $18.95, down from $89.95.

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Retro Gaming Shadow Boxes

We’re not going to get all poetic about how awesome retro games are, just because it’s pretty obvious (if you’re above a certain age) that they are. And it’s not just about playing the games, but also the aesthetic that grips us. That’s why we like these amazing shadow boxes by Etsy seller GlitchArtwork. They’re very reasonably priced between $25 and $75, and some of the Super Nintendo ones even come with the cartridge in the display. With titles like Pong, Ghosts and Ghouls, Street Fighter II, Mega Man and more, you’ll be able to deck out your living space in style for very little money.

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How Big Data in Manufacturing Enhances ERP

The biggest challenge for manufacturers historically has been gaining perspective and control over the avalanche of details related to the typical manufacturing process. Incremental improvements appeared steadily over the years, but the fundamental complexity of manufacturing meant that the problem could never fully be solved.

The introduction of big data technologies to manufacturing over the last decade or so has created revolutionary new capabilities for any enterprise that wants to boost productivity, efficiency, and consistency. But the benefits of big data are not limited to the manufacturing processes themselves. They also apply to tools that manufacturers commonly rely on, specifically to ERP.

This makes sense when you consider that big data is a way of producing more data, while ERP is a tool to give form and function to data. To understand how this partnership works in practice, consider some of the specific ways that big data in manufacturing enhances ERP:

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Deal Of The Day: 97% Off On The Full Stack Programmer Bundle

You’re looking at a massive 130-hour course that will allow you to acquire and perfect some pretty comprehensive programming The Full Stack Programmer Bundle gives you 12-months access to instructors, available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, ready to answer your questions and guide you through your educational path.

A full computer science degree is contained in this massive, 130-hour bundle, covering a wide array of programming languages for everything from web design and app development to database creation and app distribution. JavaScript, Python, PHP, and Ruby are just the tip of the iceberg here. You’ll also learn how to use popular, extremely valuable tools like Docker, MongoDB, Angular 2, and many more as you develop a full stack education.

– Access over 130 hours of content 24/7
– Discover MEAN Stack
– Start coding in JavaScript, Python, Pascal, PHP, Bootstrap, Ruby & many more
– Get an introduction to Kubernetes using Docker, Swift Programming, MongoDB & much more
– Explore JavaScript libraries like Node.js & Angular 2
– Dive into Google Go Programming & the brand new Julia programming language
– Track your progress w/ the Learning Management System

If you’ve been thinking about delving deeper into programming, you don’t have to spend the big bucks to do so. This bundle is yours for $39.

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Nostalgia Breakfast Station Does It All

Hot on the heels of the (admittedly still cooler) bacon toaster, the Nostalgia Retro Series 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station still brings a bit of swag to your morning foodmaking activities. You can toast up to 4 slices of bread while simultaneously brewing 4 cups of coffee, and frying up some bacon n’ eggs on the large family-size non-stick griddle. Yes, you’ll be consuming a lot of power while doing so, but the appliance is rated at 1,500 Watts, so it should be able to handle the load just fine. The reviews on Amazon are pretty positive, so you’re likely to get quite a bit of bang for your $67. It comes in red and aqua.

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The WeMo Mini Smart Plug Gives You Remote Control Over Your Home Appliances

At $35, it’s not too far fetched to imagine decking out your entire home with WeMo’s Mini Smart Plug. Why? Well, it allows you to remotely control anything that’s connected through it. Each little device will connect to your home network through WiFi, and through the app you’ll be able to turn it on or off remotely. You can make it look like someone’s home, even when no one’s there. You can schedule lights, sync them to sunrise and sunset, or even randomize them… because why not. The nice thing about the WeMo Mini in articular is that it doesn’t require a hub, instead connecting directly to your WiFi.

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Deal Of The Day: 96% Off On VPN.asia, Lifetime Subscription

The VPN wars continue, and the latest offering from VPN.asia, Lifetime Subscription, seems pretty solid and well rated as well.

When you browse the Internet, you leave footprints that hackers, corporations, and government agencies can use to collect your personal information. That’s where VPN.asia comes in. Allowing you to browse anonymously with AES-256 data encryption and SHA-256 hash authentication, VPN.asia gives you absolute control over your browsing experience without slowing your connection to a crawl.

“With excellent support, plenty of servers and good connection speeds, not to mention strong encryption and a good Windows client, VPN.Asia is a well-rounded VPN service with plenty on offer.” BestVPN

Browse anonymously w/ mobile, tablet or desktop devices w/ a single click
Access blocked websites securely from anywhere in the world
Share Peer2Peer (like w/ BitTorrent) considerably more securely
Download & stream content from all over the world safely & anonymously
Connect to any of 40+ servers in 30 countries around the world
Use w/ 5 connections at the same time per account: works on computer, mobile device, streaming media consoles, & wireless routers

Normally well over $1,200 for a Lifetime Subscription, you can get your now for $39.99.

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The Couch Coaster Puts Cup Holders On Your Otherwise Useless Couch

Look, you gotta sacrifice in the name of love, we suppose. That’s why you agreed to let your significant other pick a sofa with fluffy armrests, instead of the two La-Z-Boys you wanted. Love, right? Well, love is also about compromise, and with the Couch Coaster you’ll now be able to enjoy the game while drinking beer on that fancy sofa you like so much. It turns any armrests into a cup holder.

Lounging on the sofa gets even more relaxed with this couch drink holder. It’s a coaster-meets-cup-holder that safely contains drinks on the arm of couches and chairs. Flexible silicone sides drape over surfaces and are weighted for extra stability. And an adapter lets cans, glasses, bottles, or mugs of almost any size fit without spilling. Now your beverages stay upright and secure—and within reach.

Convenience also doesn’t have to cost an arm, and at $20, the Couch Coster is a no-brainer.

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