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Author Archives: David Ponce

The Importance of Uninterrupted Power for Data Centers

Thanks to the cloud, we have seen a sharp increase in data centers and radical shifts in how they operate. There are more software-as-a-service products in circulation than ever and they are driving the necessity of data centers, where precious user information is stored and accessed by users and personnel around the globe. Access to reliable and uninterrupted power is absolutely essential for these data centers to carry out day-to-day operations. However, despite the need, many data centers have back-up power systems that are less than desirable.

For data centers, a power outage not only hinders everyday operation, it is extremely detrimental for their bottom lines. According to a survey from the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, 20 percent of respondents “experienced data center outages that caused more than $50,000 in losses, all the way up to $5,000,000.” For a data center, it doesn’t really matter what the cause was, a power outage is the number one source of preventable income loss.

This post is going to discuss the importance of uninterrupted power for data centers and offering several solutions to help approve your approach to backup power.

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Deal of The Day: Acesori 5 Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit For $10

You might’ve thought about getting extra lenses for your smartphone, but realized that it was something you might just play with for a bit then forget. Why spend any significant sum of money on something that might end up in a drawer, right? But at $10, the Acesori 5 Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit is priced just right for the impulse buyer.

Wish your smartphone had the functionality of your DSLR? Well, our friends at Acesori want to help with this 3-in-1 LensKit designed to greatly increase your camera’s range. Easily connected to the magnetic ring around your phone’s camera, this kit allows you to take incredible photos and video through fish eye, wide angle, and macro lenses.

– Easily detachable & interchangeable design includes magnetic rings
– High-quality, anti-scratch glass w/ reduced glare & reflection will greatly enhance your photos
– Metal lanyards & lens covers keep the lenses protected and portable
– Durable aluminum construction makes the lenses more durable
– Fish Eye views complete a 180 degree picture
– Wide Angle shots will let you capture an entire landscape
– Macro pictures capture the most minute details of a subject

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Cat Containment System

Did you know that cats that stay inside their homes tend to outlive their free roaming counterparts? Whether it’s to increase their survival odds, or just because you don’t want your kitty to come back sick or preggo, many people would love the Oscillot Cat Fence. It consists of a series of four-bladed aluminium paddles, which are mounted along fence lines between end posts containing bearings. When a cat tries to jump and scale the fence, they will place a paw on the paddle, which then spins; kitty cannot get traction, falls safely back to the ground, and then goes right back inside to tipping over some jars and doing more cat stuff. Each paddle measures 2 meters in length, so you need to buy according to the length of your fence. Given they’re $55 each, it can add up quick, but that’s a small price to pay for many worried homeowners who’ve been trying to keep their cat confined for too long.

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MiniDive Pro Scuba Tank Offers Casual Divers A Compromise Of Sorts

If you want to explore the world beneath the surface of the water, your options are relatively limited. You either stay on the surface and snorkel around, maybe diving a little deeper for 30 seconds at a time while holding your breath. Or you have to get a full scuba gear, get some lessons, and go through an entire production in order to be able to leisurely explore deeper areas. But with the MiniDive Scuba Tank you can go up to 10 minutes underwater, to a depth of up to 3 meters while breathing normally. That’s deep enough to explore some coral reefs and take a closer look at some marine wildlife that would be just a bit too far for the casual snorkeler. The nice thing about the tank is that you can refill it yourself in 15 minutes with a special high pressure hand pump (like a bike pump). It’s been tested with all kinds of mandatory scuba diving standards and technically could go deeper than 3 meters, but since it’s marketed at non-divers, that’s the max depth you can go safely. It weighs all of 2.2kgs (4.8lbs), and comes with a special harness so you can have both your hands free as you dive. It’s $709 for the entire kit, including the high pressure hand pump.

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Deal Of The Day: 64% Off On Comfort Bamboo Pillows With Memory Foam: 2-Pack (Queen)

We normally write about tech products here on OhGizmo!, but now and then we look at other things like pillows because, hey, even geeks need to sleep, right?

There’s nothing more essential to a great night’s sleep than comfortable, supportive pillows. This pair is made with all natural, multi-layer memory foam and comes with soft bamboo cases, too. The memory foam fibers make the pillows dense and firm so they never completely flatten, and the zippered eco-friendly cases are soft and cool on your head. Plus, the cases are easily removable so your can wash and tumble dry them whenever needed. Your great night’s sleep starts with laying your head down – and you better be sure it’s on pillows like these.

– Made w/ natural multi-layer memory foam
– Come w/ removable eco-friendly bamboo cover cases (machine washable)
– Feature dense memory foam fibers
– Help lessen tossing & turning caused from insomnia, snoring and restlessness due to asthma
– Made w/ naturally hypoallergenic & bacteria-free foam
– Help w/ migraines & stiff necks

Normally $139, it’s $49.95 after today’s deal.

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Zera™ Food Recycler Makes Fertilizer Right At Home In 24 Hours

You might have a big pile of compost out in the back yard, and that’s great and all, but it’s 2017, man. It’s time to tech it up! The Zera™ Food Recycler claims to be able to turn one week’s worth of food wasted into usable fertilizer in just 24 hours. Weighing in at a hefty 118lbs, the device sits by your kitchen counter and accepts food scraps as you produce them, keeping smells locked in through HEPA layers and a carbon filter as well as a tight lid. Once a week of scraps is in, toss in a Zera™ Additive Pack, press a button and let the thing run its magic for 24 hours. Blades will chop and churn, while sensors will monitor temperature and humidity. The Additive Pack, made from coir and baking soda, serves as a catalyst and helps ensure that the job gets done in a day.

It’s $999 for the system, while a box of 24 Additive Packs will set you back $50.

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Ullo Wine Purifier Gets Rid Of Sulfites, Aerates

We all love a good glass of wine, but the sulphites added during the manufacturing process as preservatives tend to screw with the taste, and give many people some memorable headaches. The Ullo Wine Purifier uses “Selective Sulfite Capture™” polymers to remove almost all sulphites from your wine, while an adjustable wine aerator can selectively oxidize and mellow the wine right as you pour in into your glass. It is well reviewed and appears to do what it claims, although you’ll have to pay to play: the device itself is $79, while a pack of 6 filters will set you back $20, with each filter being good for only one 750ml bottle.

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Deal Of The Day: VPNSecure, Lifetime Subscription, At 91% Off

With the Russians now officially having hacked the DNC, talk of cybersecurity is in the air; if the DNC can get hacked, anyone can, right? And while the VPNSecure, Lifetime Subscription won’t necessarily prevent you from getting hacked, it will give you an extra layer of anonymity and security online.

Internet threats are a real thing – and surfing the Web on a public connection can result in your personal data falling into the wrong hands. This deal offers you a lifetime of protection so you can explore the Internet worry-free. With the Smart DNS component, you can even bypass those annoying geographical restrictions that block Hulu, and more abroad. Plus, unlike other VPN services that claim to not log your activity, VPNSecure proudly assures that ZERO logs are recorded. Get VPNSecure, and you’ll get a cross-platform VPN service you can trust.

– Allows you to bypass geolocation blocks on your favorite streaming networks
– Encrypts your traffic so hackers can’t access your data
– Hides your location & IP address
– Supports torrents
– Allows you to connect five devices simultaneously
– Grants you the ability to choose Data Cipher
– Uses Stealth VPN to render your VPN traffic unrecognizable
– Delivers unlimited bandwidth
– Does not keep any logs of your activity
– Includes servers in 46+ countries & counting
– Protects against DNS leak fixes, kill switches & more

Normally you’d have to pay upwards of $400 for a lifetime subscription, but today it’s yours for $39.

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Alchemy Makes Cider Out Of Your Leftover Fruit

We’re a wasteful culture, always throwing things out when we shouldn’t. And while the Alchema Home Cider Making System isn’t designed for recycling, it’ll make it 100% more likely that you won’t simply throw out all the fruit your kids stubbornly refuse to eat. Instead, you can use them to make delicious homemade cider. The Alchema will sanitize your materials with medical grade UV-C LED light, and monitor the entire fermentation process as your fruit turn into hooch. The connected smartphone app can even suggest a recipe, so you can make something that tastes even better than whatever random collection of flavours you might’ve haphazardly thrown together. In 1-2 weeks, you’ll have up to 2.4L of tasty cider (about 3 wine bottles), made right at home. It’s $429 on pre-order, with shipping slated for fall 2017.

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