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Author Archives: Randy Donack

We Want Your Feedback To Improve OhGizmo!

OhGizmo! is going to be undergoing some changes over the coming weeks. We want to make the site easier to navigate, faster, and feel more modern, but we need your feedback!

Let us know what changes you’d like to see come to the website. They can be anything at all; from asking us to do more reviews to letting us know that you want to see more posts about Star Wars Toasters, we want the feedback of our loyal readers.

Ultimately, this site is about you guys, the OhGizmo! readers, so leave a comment or send an email to [email protected] and let us know what you like, what you hate, and what you want.

Cheers, Randy.

iPhone X Notch Removing App Is Now Available On The App Store

While the iPhone X is getting strong reviews, many fans are not happy about the notch, the big obstructing bezel on the top of the display which houses the cameras, sensors and speaker. But for those of you who can’t seem to adjust, there is now an app you can download to make the adjustment easier.

The app is called Notch Remover, and like its name, it removes the unsightly notch. Now, it doesn’t actually remove the notch or the functionality of it, but it hides it under a black bar that you save as wallpapers. I couldn’t find any confirmation, but it seems like this app would only apply to the home screen and lock screen.

Still, if you hate the notch that much, it’s not a bad idea to spend $0.99 on an app to try and mask it. After all, you just spent $999 on the phone itself, what’s another buck?

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Of Course That’s A Thing: The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed

If you’ve ever wanted to smell the Devil’s Herb, but were afraid it would ruin your life, now you can buy a scratch and sniff book devoted to the scent of Mary Jane herself without worrying about going to jail forever. Of course, I’m sure that none of our readers have ever seen a Marijuana up close, but let me tell you it’s dangerous stuff.

The book itself contains 20 different scratch and sniff pads and details the history of Marijuana. Other than just being a book that smells like your uncle’s place, it also goes in-depth into the science of getting the munchies and why Marijuana seems to make music more enjoyable. It even describes different strains of the Chronic.

The book can be pre-ordered now for $18 and will release on 11/18. And just in time for the holiday’s, so it’d make a great gift for that cousin that always carries around that Visine, or your friend that always needs five bucks for Taco Bell.

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The Steamed Hams Scene From The Simpson But It’s A Guitar Hero Song

The Simpsons used to be great, we got hilarious episodes like Homers Enemy, Mr. Plow, and Marge v. The Monorail. But without a doubt, one of the funniest moments is when Principal Skinner invites Superintendent Chalmers over for dinner and makes a mess out of everything.

Apparently, the scene was so good that someone decided to make it into a custom song for Guitar Hero, complete with power chords and all. I know it sounds crazy, but I’m pretty sure this is why the internet exists, and this might be the best thing I’ve seen all week.

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Cotodama Is A Speaker That Can Display Song Lyrics

Imagine if your speaker could display the lyrics for your favorite playlist. Okay, it’s an odd thought, but once you see the way the Cotodama Speaker shows lyrics through its clear display, you’ll wish you could add it to your setup.

The Cotodama is a speaker that uses dual 20W speakers as well as passive radiators to produce a high-quality sound. But, the main feature is its 22-inch transparent LCD display which will show lyrics to songs that it obtains through SyncPower, which has a database of over 2 million song lyrics.

Unfortunately, if a song doesn’t have lyrics on this service, than there’s no way to add them. But something tells me the price is a bigger holdback, as each hand crafted unit will set you back $4500.

So, as cool as it looks, you might have to settle for a Bose speaker.

Hit the jump to see a video of the Cotodama in action.

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That’s No Moon: Disney’s Attempt To Hide The Millennium Falcon Fails

 

If you were driving down the M3 outside of London, you may have seen an array of shipping containers. Now, to most people that’s where the story would end as it’d be nearly impossible to get a look inside the array from the ground, but some geniuses decided to use Google Maps and discovered a poor attempt at trying to hide a Millennium Falcon.

It was first spotted in June, and while parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi were filmed in London, there’s no clear reason why Disney was trying to hide the spaceship. Nonetheless, they completely failed. I mean how hard is it to get a tarp, or two?

The Last Jedi releases on December 15th, but you probably already knew that.

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Murder on the Orient Express: Movie Review

Hercule Poirot, the world’s most renowned investigator, finds himself aboard the Orient Express just as a notoriously shady businessman with plenty of enemies is murdered. Someone in the train is responsible for this crime, and it’s up to our investigator to bring them to justice.

This 2017 movie is a retelling of the classic 1934 novel, which was most famously made into a star studded 1974 film. This version follows in its footsteps as the cast is lined with stars from Johnny Depp to Daisy Ridley to Josh Gad.

But how did this modern remake of famous crime story hold up? Hit the jump to read my full spoiler-free review.

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This Scratch Off Movie Poster Reminds You To Watch The Classics

Ever spend hours just going through Netflix, looking for something to watch? Well, now you can be reminded that not all movies star Adam Sandler with this poster that lists 100 hand-picked classic works of film.

You can finally get around to watching those “masterpieces” without that usual business of forgetting they exist for years on end. ‘Oh yeah, I really should watch Apocalypse Now.’

Plus you get to scratch off each title that you watch or have already seen and they each have a scent particular to that film. That last part’s actually not true, but that’d be so cool if it was. “The Godfather scratch-off smells like Marlon Brando’s mustache wax…neat.”

There’s also a version for 100 albums to listen to. But honestly, I’d just take a Sharpie and cross out every album that wasn’t made by Kanye West, Spice Girls can stay too.

Available for $17. Hit the jump for more shots of the posters.

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Airbnb Is Offering One Winner To Stay In A Life-Size Lego House

Airbnb is partnering with Lego to offer the winner of a contest to spend the night with their family at the Lego House in Billund, Denmark.

Features of the Lego House include furniture made of Legos (duh), including life-sized armchairs, a Lego TV, walls, rugs, pillows, and even cats made of Legos. Thankfully, the bed itself is a foam pad, but it is surrounded in essentially a ball pit of Legos, so there’s that. There’s even a Lego molding press, just in case you have a Lego emergency and need more Legos.

The contest is simple, answer the question ‘If you and your family had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks, what would you build?’ and the winner will be chosen based on originality, creativity, and responsiveness.

If I were answering, I’d say “With an infinite supply of Legos, I’d build my own Lego house, and let people rent it out through Airbnb. Also the person reading this is very handsome.” You don’t think that would work? How do you think I landed this writing job?

Hit the jump to see more shots of the Lego House.

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