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Febo Is A Solar Wooden Engraver

Ever tried burning ants with a magnifying glass? No? I can’t say I have, but mostly because even as a kid I didn’t feel like screwing around with keeping the magnifying glass at just the right distance from the ground, nor did I feel like chasing the ants around. But with Febo, you can use the sun’s power for entirely different purposes than entomological terror. It’s a little device that makes it super simple to engrave wooden surfaces using nothing but the light emitted by the sun. It keeps the magnifying glass just the right distance away from the surface, making it so the focal point (and spot of greatest intensity) is just where you need it to be. Prices start at $44, and go up depending on the materials.

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Why You Need a Smart Video Doorbell Right Now

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You may think that a smart video doorbell is a little too much, but nah it’s exactly what modern families need right now. With home invasion arising, you can stay safe and avoid one with a smart video doorbell. Here’s how it can help you and your family.

It gives you security and convenience

The primary purpose of video doorbells is to keep you safe by knowing who is at the door. Smart doorbells can do this with matching convenience. You can see and talk to your visitor on your smartphone when you’re too lazy (or scared) to go to the door. You can do the same thing even if you’re in the office or out on a vacation too.

Don’t worry, most smart doorbells only have a one-way camera so you can keep your privacy and you don’t give away your location. Other doorbells like the Ring Pro has motion sensors, which when trigerred can capture video in HD.

It makes a great tandem with other smart home devices

This is probably one of the best things about smart video doorbells. They can communicate to your other smart security devices to reinforce home security. Our classic example is the August Doorlock and Video Doorbell. You can open the door for your visitor right on your smartphone when you need to.

Another combo is the smart video doorbell with the front porch light. You can program your doorbell with motion sensor and your smart light through IFTTT or you can get the Zmodo Torch Pro, which is a smart video doorbell and a porch light in one.

It lessens the chances of package theft

Package theft is becoming a major concern for most homeowners, especially during the Holiday season when the gift delivery volume is quite high. With a smart video doorbell that can work with your doorlock (like August), you can keep your packages secure by asking the delivery guy to leave the package inside your house instead of just leaving it at your door.

Smart video doorbells actually offer more than convenience and sassy technology; it’s actually helpful in a real big way.

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Leather Folio Volume Two from Hard Graft


Upgrade your everyday carry with the Leather Folio Volume Two from Hard Graft. Featuring stunning materials, this carry-all has space for everything from your laptop to your writing utensils. The design of this folio takes inspiration from a hoodie and has soft padding for added security of your devices. In addition, it remains just 1.6 inches thick.

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Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac

Going on a long flight and you wish you could catch up on all your YouTube subscriptions, but with no WiFi (not for free anyway), it’s impossible? Well, with the Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac you can just download all the videos you want straight to your hard drive, and watch anytime, anywhere.

YouTube is a massive video and music library, but its only significant flaw is that you need internet access to use it. Well, not anymore. With Softorino YouTube Converter, you can download and import YouTube videos directly into your iTunes, Mac or iPhone. No Wi-Fi? No problem. It’s as easy as copy and download, and all your favorite content will be readily available on your computer or mobile device in no time.

– Import files to iTunes as MP3, MP4, or M4A w/o losing quality
– Get automatic clipboard monitoring so you don’t have to paste a link–just copy it
– Download from Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram, YouTube & more
– Skip the ads when you watch offline
– Transfer videos & music to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch w/ ease
– Watch or listen in high quality 4k, 1080p HD video & 192kb/s music

Best part is that it’s only $10 after today’s rebate.

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Kissinger Lets You Send Real Kisses In Realtime

Being in a long distance relationship isn’t easy, but life just may have gotten a bit sweeter for those of you in one. A device called Kissinger is being billed as the “world’s first mobile kiss messenger.” It lets you send physical kisses to your loved one, who’ll presumably feel them just as if they were in your presence.

High precision force sensors are embedded under the silicon lip to measure the dynamic forces at different parts of your lips during a kiss. The device sends this data to your phone, which transmits it to your partner over the Internet in real time. Miniature linear actuators are used to reproduce these forces on your partner’s lips, creating a realistic kissing sensation. Kissenger provides a two-way interaction just like in a real kiss. You can also feel your partner’s kiss on your lips when they kiss you back.

Of course you might want to do all this is privacy, considering you’re actually going to be making out with your phone; we don’t need to tell you how bizarre you might look to anyone who doesn’t know what you’re doing.

There’s no word on price or availability, but apparently there is a working prototype.

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Ebony Wood MacBook Skin


Adorn your laptop with true luxury with the Ebony Wood MacBook Skin from artsn. This stunning skin is available for a variety of MacBook editions including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and the MacBook Pro Retina. A part of a limited edition, the Ebony Wood MacBook Skin is made of real wood. Handmade in the USA, this skin is expertly crafted from rosewood. On the back is a pressure-sensitive adhesive so it stays and place to protect your laptop from edge to edge.

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Give the New Year an Epic Welcome With These Smart Technology

Give the New Year an Epic Welcome With These Smart Technology

Saying goodbye to a year that was and embracing a new one for all its new potential calls for a grand celebration. It’s a milestone that almost everyone on earth is looking forward to.

When the alcohol starts to flow and with everybody going crazy, it’s highly likely that give in to the moment and end up tending a hangover and finding lost keys on January first.

Smart tech is here to help you prep up so you’ll have a fun New Year’s Eve and an easy, carefree morning after.

Fancy up the mood 

People usually start with low energy during parties, but you can ease everyone in (especially if friends of friends are coming along and not everybody know each other) by setting up the mood first. Dim the lights and let your Philips Hue do its thing: popping colors of fun everywhere! And don’t forget to fill the room with music. There are fancy speakers which can double as conversation starters like the Crazybaby Levitating Speaker and the Yantouch Diamond Speaker and Light.

Break the ice

In breaking the ice, there’s nothing more effective than alcohol. It loosens up even the most uptight person in the room. Nope, you don’t need to hire a bartender this time. He needs to party too. Quickly chill a bottle of wine that you have just bought the last minute with Waring Wine Chiller. Or get the Somabar or the Smart Bartending to mix your favorite cocktails the whole night through.

Keep memories 

There’s nothing more disappointing than realizing you have no memory or battery when taking the most important pictutes. Make sure this doesn’t happen again by having a full-charged power bank with you. And in case your friends forget to charge theirs, be safe and bring the Juno Powerbank with 13,000mAh. It’s powerful enough to charge a couple of smartphones a couple of times.

And for the perfect New Year’s Eve selfie even in low light, get your selfie lights ready! You can go for the Cynux spotlight that’s clippable on your smartphone or the light stick that can cover more area for a groufie.

Keep safe

Don’t drink and drive. A car crash or being temporarily detained isn’t exactly a great start for the year. So, bring a portable breath analyzer with you. Check on yourself and your friends too. Wait until you’re sober before you hit the road.

Have a breezy morning

All the late-night partying might give you temporary memory loss. You might find yourself tensed the moment you wake up because you can’t find your car keys or your wallet or whatever. Attach a Tile on your valuables so you’ll know where they are when you can’t seem to find them.
And, of course, help yourself to a cup of coffee the moment you wakeup. Make your smart coffee maker brew a cup or carafe. Waking up to the smell of coffee will be the perfect way to start the first day of the new year.

Have a blast this New Year’s Eve and an even happier day ahead!

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Deal Of The Day: Octopus Hat

And why not? Why not go down the slopes with an Octopus Hat instead of a regular ski mask? Is there any reason you wouldn’t want to “unleash your inner cephalopod”, especially considering it’ll set you back only $12.99 to do so? The Octopus hat comes in 3 colors, is made from 100% knitted cotton (100% knitted, or 100% cotton?… ) and… we just ran out of things to say about such a simple, yet cool, product.

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The Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC Fits In Your Pocket

In the world of consumer electronics, there’s usually a tradeoff between performance and size. And while that’s still true of the Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC, you’ll find that you’re not giving that much away in order to be able to carry a fully-functional Windows 10 PC in a device about the size of an iPhone 6s.

As the world gets more advanced, technology is getting smaller, not bigger. Case in point: the Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Mini-Computer. This pocket-sized PC is powered by an Intel processor and 2GB of RAM, and boasts high-speed built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. Plus, with a wide range of inputs and outputs, you can link with just about any device you want.

“Meet Sirius B, an iPhone 6s-sized Windows 10 PC that might replace your desktop,” BGR

– Compute powerfully on the move w/ Intel-powered Windows 10
– Use this pocket-size PC wherever you want by simply plugging into an HDMI display & connecting to a power outlet
– Quickly browse files & open applications with the built-in 32GB flash storage
– Connect to almost any device you want w/ two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, Micro SD card slot, & AUX in/AUX out
– Browse fast & connect wirelessly w/ ease thanks to built-in WiFi & Bluetooth

Granted, you’ll still have the issue of not being able to carry a keyboard and display around as easily, but there are fairly straightforward setups that would get around that issue without too much issue. For the size and convenience, te $189 asking price seems more than reasonable.

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