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Noke Bluetooth Padlock Doesn’t Need A Key

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The venerable padlock has remained roughly the same for a long time, and Noke hopes to bring it into the 21st century with a design that requires absolutely no key. This digital padlock uses Bluetooth and a smartphone application instead, so that you can unlock it simply by walking up to it. You can also send a temporary digital key to a friend, so they can unlock it as well. This is great if you’re away from your stuff and need someone else to retrieve an item. And finally, if your phone runs out of battery, you can still unlock it by tapping a predefined pattern directly on the Noke.

The device is currently doing the Kickstarter dance, where a $59 pledge will get you an early-bird version.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

SwivelCard is the Smartest Business Card Ever

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Business cards just got smarter with swivelCard. At the outset, they look like typical cards. But fold it in half and push the tab at the bottom out, and it transforms into a fully-functional USB drive. The storage capacity is small, but you don’t really need more than a few kilobytes as it only serves to direct the recipient of the card to your website or portfolio.

The QR code on the back of the card makes it mobile friendly, too, in case the one who has the card doesn’t have a laptop or access to a computer at the moment.

Smart, isn’t it?

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Windcatcher Air Pakk: Carry Stuff and Sleep On It

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So you’re tired and feel like taking a nap in the middle of nowhere. You’ll have no problem getting comfortable with the Windcatcher Air Pakk, as it’s a backpack that doubles as a pillow when you need one the most. It also transforms into a seat pad so you can sit in comfort, even when you’re seated on the floor or on rough surfaces that might not be very tush-friendly.

As if that’s not enough, the Air Pakk also turns into a sleeping pad when you really need to catch some Zzz’s and there’s no bed in sight. The coolest part is that the bag self-inflates, so you don’t have to lug around a pump, or worse, have to inflate it manually.

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Nic Cage, In Your Face, (No) Thanks to nCage Browser Extension

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Nicolas Cage is a great actor, although he hasn’t been in many good movies lately. Regardless whether you agree or disagree with that, I’m fairly certain you wouldn’t want to see his mug plastered all over your computer screen. Unless you’re his ultimate mega fan, that is. A browser extension that does exactly just that is called nCage. It’s perfect for pranksters and for the aforementioned mega fans, because it basically turns every image on your browser window into a photo featuring none other than Nicolas Cage.

They’ve mixed it up, too, so you’ll be treated to a slew of Nic Cages with various expressions, hair styles, and eye sizes (yes, there’s one where he does the crazy eyes.) Check out nCage here.

VIA [ Incredible Things ]

Sad Tweets: Revel in the Loneliness of Your Lonely Tweets

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Social media is all about interaction and connecting with people virtually over the internet. Unfortunately, not all posts are created equal, and some of the things you’ve posted probably got ignored or overlooked every once in a while by your network.

It so happens that an app that looks up your old, sad tweets from the dredges of Twitter’s archives exists: Sad Tweets. An apt name, isn’t it? It was built by creative agency Party NY and it basically parses through your Twitter feed to look for tweets that were never favorited, re-tweeted, or replied to by others.

Who knows? You might learn a thing or two about what to post (and what not to post.)

VIA [ C|NET ]

A Different Kinda Dinosaur: Tricera Hi-Tops

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You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate the awesomeness of the Tricera Hi-Tops. Aside from the uber-clever name, it’s a fun take on the typical hi-tops that you see in stores these days. The shoe features the head of a triceratops in all it’s three-horned splendor. Remember Cera from the Land Before Time? Yeah, she was a triceratops.

The shoes feature a Velcro closure, so they’re perfect for lazy folks who just want to slip their feet into their sneakers and go about their day without having to ever tie their laces.

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Open your Doors The Smart Way

Every weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover.

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If you’ve been considering to move away from traditional locks but never been sure which smart lock to get, this roundup of best smart lock options should help. Smart locks in 2014 do a lot more than just save you from the hassle of physical keys on daily basis. They can allow special access to guests, send real-time picture alerts to your phone, schedule access based on timings, and a lot more. Featured image above is of Samsung SHS-1321 Digital Lock accepting 5-12 digit PIN or RFID cards to grant entry. It also provides a burglar alarm and built-in, fire-detection sensor. Find out which other smart locks made the list by hitting the link below.

The Best Smart Door Locks of 2014

Faveable Giveaway: Second Week Prize is DropCam

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Just a quick note that our gadget giveaway is now in week #2 (in case you missed our previous note about Faveable’s 6-week long gadget giveaway here at OhGizmo). This week’s prize is a DropCam ($199 value). You just have to enroll in to the giveaway once and your entry will be eligible for subsequent draws. It’s still not too late to enter, 5 exciting gadgets are still up for grabs in coming weeks. As an added incentive to all those OhGizmo visitors who have already entered the giveaway last week, we’ve implemented a system where your chances of winning increase by sharing the giveaway page on social media, posting comments on Faveable.com or faving items. Click here to enroll your entry in Faveable Giveaway.

Build ‘Em Then Eat ‘Em: Functional Chocolate LEGO Blocks

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So you’ve been taught not to play with your food. But what if those morsels you can chew are actually toys at the same time? Cue Akihiro Mizuuchi and his chocolate LEGO bricks. They look just like LEGO and work like LEGO, too. This means you can connect and stack them one upon the other to come up the final figure you had in mind.

Making them isn’t exactly rocket science, but it’s not that easy, either. Chocolate is basically poured into precise molds, where they are cooled before being popped out and used as bricks. The fun part is making them using various types of chocolate, include dark, white, and even strawberry-flavored.

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