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Modest Urns for Modest (and Cheap) People

Modest Urns

These Modest Urns by Archie McPhee are a novelty or joke at best. I think. They’re McPhee’s “most modestly priced receptacle” which can hold up to 62.8 cubic inches of ashes or whatever else you want to put into it. I say “ashes” because they’re being marketed as uber-affordable urns for your ashes, your pet’s ashes, or for whoever else’s ashes. For all intents and purposes, it should be able to get the job done.

Each Modest Urn is priced at $9.50. If you want to be even cheaper more modest, then you can get one of these for free (well, almost) by buying a can of coffee and recycling it when all the coffee’s gone. Because yes, as we can all clearly see, the Modest Urn is basically a decorated coffee can.Continue Reading

Deal Of The Day: 82% Off On Xcode & Swift Developer Bundle

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We’re seeing lots of deals on e-learning these days because you guys seem to respond well to them. It looks like a good number of you are looking to either start coding, or brush up on your skills, so you might want to take a look a the Xcode & Swift Developer Bundle up today.

As you progress through the lessons, you’ll produce 20 App Store-ready apps for iOS 7 and 20 apps for iOS 8 – all while learning app development skills as quickly as possible. It covers all the bases, from design, to coding to uploading to the App Store (for iOS 7 only). This is the all-in-one development course you need to become an app developer.

You can make an app in 1 hour and upload to the app store using iOS 7.

OR – get a head start on developing iOS 8 apps with over 25 hours of content available today.

Normally these courses would cost $499, but you can have them for $89.

[ 82% Off On Xcode & Swift Developer Bundle ]

Game of Phones: An Iron Throne for Your Phone

Game of Thrones Phone Stand

Who knew you could make something this awesome from styrofoam, cocktail swords, foam tape, and lots of hot glue? A dude who goes by the username of tumb1r was bored one day, so we he went and made a miniature iron throne for his phone using the stuff we mentioned earlier. Okay, so he wasn’t actually bored, because he set out to make one from the get-go, but what he did here is nothing short of impressive.

Hit the break for pictures of the mobile iron throne while it was in the making.

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Fierce Fashion: Jeans Distressed By Tigers, Lions, and Bears

Zoo Jeans

Got a passion for fashion? Well, so do the animals at the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City, Japan. A volunteer group called the Mineko Club teamed up with the zoo to create the Zoo Jeans which are truly like no other. These distressed pants are ripped and customized by none other than the tigers, lions, and bears of the zoo!

The handlers basically wrapped the animals’ favorite toys–rubber balls and old tires–in denim and gave it back to them. After they’re done gnawing and clawing at their denim-wrapped toys, the denim was then used to make the Zoo Jeans.

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Beacon Yoga Mat Helps You Get Those Positions Right

Beacon Yoga Mat

A lot of people post photos of themselves doing all sorts of yoga poses all the time, making it look oh-so-easy and effortless in their shots, but it isn’t as easy as it looks. If you’ve tried it (especially one of those headstand poses), then you know what I mean.There’s a lot of emphasis placed on getting the position right, because holding a pose when you’re doing it all wrong might cause an injury.

If you can’t do yoga with a friend or in a class where others will be able to help you out, then the next best thing is the Beacon yoga mat. It’s an interactive mat embedded with LEDs and a pressure sensor that lets you know when your hands or feet aren’t where they should be.

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Stressed Out? Desktop Fireworks is an Instant Mid-Day Pick-Me-Up

Desktop Fireworks

Stress can make people do crazy things. It can make someone feel trapped and so wrapped up in trying to resolve the issue at hand that it makes them forget about the other things that matter. Work or school, after all, isn’t everything. So when you start feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, defeated, and helpless, then here’s what you should do: hit the Desktop Fireworks button and watch your desk come to life. You should call a friend afterward to talk things through, though, when the excitement has died down.

The Desktop Fireworks is the brainchild of Tomomi Sayuda. It’s actually a set of fun lights, noisemakers, and confetti crammed into random stationary and supplies you’d commonly find on a table.

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Awesome Men’s Kitchen Gadgets Listed at Faveable

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

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Welcome back to another edition of partnered content at OhGizmo! from Faveable. This time around Faveable team has compiled a list of awesome men’s kitchen gadgets that will help bring out their inner man in the kitchen. Shortlisted products include some of the most novel selections in categories like soda maker, toasters, cutting boards, ovens, ice maker, organisers, sandwich makers and more. Featured image above is of WestBend QuickServe 78224 Toaster which lets the toast slide through on to its tray. Simple yet different! If you like this selection, do check out rest of the items which made the cut in this best men’s kitchen gadgets article linked below.

Check out: Killer Kitchen Gadgets Every Man Should Have

 

Shazam for iOS Now Integrates With Rdio

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With its latest update, Shazam has gotten considerably more useful. On more than one occasion have I Shazam-ed a song only to have to then manually launch Rdio, search for it, and then play it. It’s annoying and unnecessary and I had been waiting for this kind of integration for a long time. Now, whenever you tag something, you’re given the option to play it in Rdio, or better yet, to play the song directly in Shazam without even needing to launch Rdio separately. The integration is seamless and really well done. It’s an obvious partnership that adds appeal to both services. For users of both, know that the functionality is just an update away, so get to it!

VIA [ UberGizmo ]

This Giant Hamster Wheel Is Made For Cats

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This is an exercise wheel for cats, and it’s called One Fast Cat. It’s $200. Like any moderately expensive things you buy for your cats, they’re going to sniff it twice and go sit in an empty cardboard box instead. So you might want to think twice before you jump aboard. The cat in the video is actually a Bengal cat, who are somewhat more wild versions of cats and tend to want to exercise considerably more than a regular house cat.

Some features to note are that it’s made from recycled plastics and its “surface is made from a closed cell EVA foam to prevent claws from catching and allowing cats to run naturally using their claws for safe footing.” It’s easy to wash and comes in a small box for you to assemble at home. The Kickstarter is fully funded, so that pledge should net you a giant paperweight feline exercise wheel by September of this year.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]