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Author Archives: David Ponce

Sacrificial Chair Serves As A Clothes Rack

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You know that chair in the bedroom you just toss your clothes on, only to finally take them off twice a month and toss them in the laundry hamper? Yeah, well, it’s not doing its purpose of letting you sit now, is it? So why bother? The Sacrificial Chair elegantly acknowledges this common habit and is made for the sole purpose of tossing garments haphazardly on. It’s a simple metal wireframe, easily assembled after being shipped flat, and serves absolutely zero sitting duty. We imagine the philosophy is that if you can’t change your bad habits, you may as well embrace them. You will, of course, have to pay $140 for the privilege.

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IKEA Hotplate Forces You To Ditch Your Smartphone For Dinner

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Dinnertime conversation… Some of you might remember the days where you’d actually, you know, talk to one another at the diner table, rather than peck away at your smartphone between bites. If these memories are felt with a sense of fondness, maybe you can bring that old tradition back. IKEA Taiwan has a put out a video showcasing a hotplate that only gets hot if enough smartphones are placed underneath it. We’re not sure how the tech works (is it just a scale?) but the more phones you put down there, the hotter the meal gets. There is very little information on this, and we doubt it’s something the company is planning on releasing to the public. But we can bet there’s a strong market for something like this.

Watch the video to get a sense of what they’re hoping to accomplish.

[ RocketNews24 ] VIA [ ThatsNerdALicious ]

It’s Beginning to Look Up for Wearables

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The world of wearable tech continues to develop in interesting ways. One of which is that it is actually becoming more fashionable. Note that we said fashionable, not trendy – just because something is trending does not automatically make it fashionable. Where most wearable devices up until now were produced by tech companies attempting to create devices for market consumption that went beyond mobiles, it seems that the fashion industry itself is beginning to jump on the tech band wagon, producing wearable tech that is actually wearable!

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Fossil is a well-known brand for watches first and foremost, although they have also created quite a name for themselves within the bags and accessories sector as well. Ultimately, when considering anything from Fossil, one considers something of style and quality. So with Fossil dipping their feet into the tech sector, the result has been a production of wearable devices that are actually attractive and fashion-forward. And it doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon, since Fossil Group has recently acquired tech company Misfit for the hefty investment of $260 million. With this partnership, Fossil is poised to innovatively expand their wearable tech product line and establish themselves even further as one of the bigger competitors on the market.

Tag Heuer

Another company that has perfected the fashion-meets-tech dilemma that has left other companies baffled is luxury watch brand Tag Heuer. Tag Heuer has collaborated with even bigger tech industry geniuses Google and Intel to produce the exceptional Connected Watch. The Connected is based on their previously successful Carrera collection design, and is perhaps the nicest looking smartwatch on the market, although there is some concern over the price tag, which currently sits at $1,500. The Connected moves wearable tech out of the realm of a sportswear accessory – like Moov is marketed as – and into the realm of a smartwatch that can actually complement a business suit, or whatever other looks you might be going for when wearing a luxury watch.

Only time will tell where smartwatches and wearable tech is going to from here, but as far as we can see on this increasingly visually appealing horizon, the future is indeed looking up.

Deal Of The Day: 16% Off On Peel iPhone 6/6S Case

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Apple went so far out of its way to make the newer iPhone thin that it let the back camera stick out a little bit, since it couldn’t cram it in the impossibly slim case, and make it flush. As questionable as this decision was, perhaps you feel that covering your phone in a bulky case kind of defeats the engineers’ “feat”, so a case like the Peel is for you.

The iPhone wasn’t designed to perfection just to be covered by a bulky case. That’s why Peel offers a case that retains the shape and form of your phone, while protecting it from accidental drops.

– Doesn’t add bulk or weight to your phone
– Free of any branding
– Designed to be ultra thin (just 0.35mm thick)
– Perfectly formed to fit your iPhone
– Protects you protruding camera lens w/ a subtle lip

Cases shouldn’t be expensive to start with (you’re paying enough for the phone), but at $24.99 after rebate, we feel the Peel is priced just right. And as usual, shipping is free.

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The Wearable Bass Pack Lets You Feel The Bass, Without Busting Your Eardrums

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Are you into bass? Like, really into it? Then you’re probably the kind of guy who has a pair of dual 16-inch woofers in his car, shaking the ground around you as you drive. That’s alright, we feel ya, but you know, you don’t have to destroy your eardrums and wake the entire neighbourhood to get the same feeling. The Subpac is a backpack that thumps the bass right into your chest, bypassing your ears altogether. The company is calling it “patent-pending tactile audio technology”, and the idea is to channel all frequencies between 5Hz and 125Hz to the backpack, allowing your ears to focus on higher frequency sounds while the bass is fed straight into your chest. The battery will last 8 hours, and can be connected through a standard 3.5mm audio jack or through Bluetooth streaming. It’s $399.

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Deal Of The Day: 87% Off On The Complete Game Developer Course – Build 60 Games

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You’re sitting at home, reading this website and wondering what you’re doing with your life? We hear you, bud. Here you are, reading OhGizmo! when you could be doing something productive instead. Like what? Well, you know, you can learn a lot of stuff online. Marketable skills, like making games! The Complete Game Developer Course featured today teaches you how to just that.

Construct 2 is an incredibly useful game development engine that allows you to create games without writing a line of code. Learn to master Construct 2, and you’ll be in the company of top-rated games on Steam and the App Store that were also created with this engine. Plus this course will have you building games from scratch, so by course’s end you’ll have 60 real operating games under your belt.

– Learn practical, employable skills w/ over 423 lectures & 34 hours of content
– Start making games from scratch w/ Construct 2
– Create 60 real-life games to add to your portfolio
– Make art & game design in Photoshop
– Watch the courses at any speed you want
– Build a variety of different types of games
– Learn from a professional game developer who has released over 40 games

So of course, decent quality learning isn’t usually free. What’s nice though is when you don’t have to pay through the nose for it. Today’s deal brings the price of this course down from $300 to $39, a basement bargain price.

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Sitting In The Zero Gravity Chair Is The Only Way To Work

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Then again, when I take a look at the obscene $2,595 price tag, maybe that sofa in the common room will do just fine. I mean, it’s a cool looking chair, and the way it easily leans back in a position where your feet are higher than your head, “giving you a liberating sense of weightlessness” kind of sounds like the sort of thing I could get behind. But you know, that’s like four month’s rent right there, bud. Yes, I know it’s old as the world, or at the very least as old as my uncle. But I’m ready to bet some of you don’t know it exists. And negative comments about the price aside, I’ve tried some “gravity chairs” and it is pretty cool how you can lean forwards or backwards at almost any angle with nearly no effort. But it’s not $2,595 cool, sorry.

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Now This Is A Flustercuck: CERN Has To Untangle 9,000 Cables Before The Next LHC Upgrade

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If the sight of the spaghetti tangle of cables behind your desktop gives you anxiety, consider yourself lucky you’re not one of the CERN engineers tasked to remove old cabling at the Large Hadron Collider before its next big equipment upgrade. Over the years of upgrades and maintenance, the particle accelerator has grown in complexity, and has left colossal piles of cables crisscrossing in a surprisingly disorganized manner. Now a team of 60 engineers is being tasked with figuring out which cable does what before it can be unplugged, lest the entire system lose data or go into failsafe mode and stop working. All 9,000 of them. And these are only the ones associated with the Proton Synchrotron Booster (PS Booster), the Proton Synchrotron (PS), and the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). So far the team has identified “2,700 of the 9,000 obsolete cables that are believed to exist in the three instruments. Evrard believes they will be able to find 8,000 of them before the LHC comes back online, which should make it feasible to get all the cables out of the way when the time comes for installing new cables in 2019 and 2020.”

It’s an interesting bit of news that might put our mundane hardware woes into perspective.

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KoalaSafe Deals Parents The Trump Card In Internet Control

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Parents everywhere rejoice: meet the simple, (mostly) conflict-free gadget that enables you to limit your kids’ internet use without coming off as the bad guy. With the days of a shared family computer long gone, it’s not unusual to have at least one tablet or device per child, and while this can make for a much more peaceful household, it does make it considerably harder to keep an eye on children’s online activity. This is where KoalaSafe comes in. A simple, inoffensive device that plugs into your existing router, it enables you to block specific sites, such as Facebook for example, or simply cut off internet access altogether.

The idea came to Australian developer Steven Pack when his niece and nephew got their first tablet devices and started spending much more time indoors – a story that will no doubt sound familiar to parents everywhere. Rather than adjusting the settings on each individual device, KoalaSafe gives parents centralized control by creating a separate wireless network that can be cut off at any time. It also allows for a certain degree of flexibility, with the option of shutting off specific categories or apps in addition to the adult sites that are blocked by default. Parents can also set up a schedule, limiting internet hours to certain times of day. The best bit? It doesn’t require any spyware or blocking software, making it harder for savvy kids to meddle.

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