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Do You Check Your Phone Too Often? Checky App Will Help You Keep Track

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How many times do you check your phone in a day? You might not know the exact number now but there’s an app for that if you’re curious. It’s called Checky, and it was developed by Calm.com to help users keep track of their phone-using habits by monitoring usage. The app also keeps track of where the phone was checked for additional stats.

All you have to do is install the app and you’re good to go. At noon, Checky will let you know how many times you checked your phone the previous day. You can download Checky for Android here and for iOS here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Pixel Waffle Maker Lets You Create Custom Pixel Waffles

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This is a cool waffle maker featuring a 9 X 9 silicone tray where you can push individual “pixels” in and out, lock them in place, and create a custom design. Yes, the number of things you can draw with 81 pixels is limited, but just think of it as a challenge not so unlike the one facing early 8-bit game designers.

The appliance is currently being considered by Quirky for production, which means there’s no price set yet.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

OMG #Bendgate: Bent iPhone 6 Plus Devices Will Be Replaced Under Warranty

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Set aside world hunger, rampant terrorism, an increasingly ambitious Russia… forget all that stuff: the new iPhone 6 Plus has a tendency to bend in people’s pockets! But fret not, if your skinny jeans have given Cupertino’s new mini iPad mini an unintended curve, word is that it can be replaced under warranty.

Folks at TheNextWeb asked about the issue via Apple support chat were the representative said it is “100 percent up to the Genius you speak at the store.” The Genius will first conduct a test which is called the Visual Mechanical Inspection and if it passes that the unit will be replaced under warranty, provided that all of the guidelines are met. If not then customers will have to pay for a replacement.

It sounds like Apple is still deciding how to handle the issue, and it’s a little disconcerting to know that the fate of your super expensive giant phone is completely in the hands of a potentially pretentious Apple Genius. And we’re not sure what those guidelines are, but we suppose they involve there not being an obvious ding that would indicate the phone was dropped, rather than gently bent while in the comfort of your hipster pants.

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Clever Candle Holder

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Oh, this is probably as old as the world. But had you seen it before? We hadn’t, we think it’s pretty cool, so we’ll tell you about it and you can direct your “Your stuff is stale as day-old farts!” comments to our legal department (hint: it doesn’t exist). Although, really, there’s not much to say. It’s a candle holder with an opening so you can light it with a match without burning your fingers or being forced to light the candle first and then having to insert it while hoping it doesn’t tilt around too much and extinguish (we get stressed out by simple tasks). It’s $16, which is probably too much, but we’re not about to start looking for another, cheaper purchase link.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ OddityMall ]

The ThermalStrike Luggage Will Bake The Bedbugs Out Of Your Clothes

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There are some thing you want to bring back from your vacations, like that stupid jar of sand or that bottle of questionable rum. But what you definitely don’t want to bring back are bed bugs. Those little suckers will lay eggs in your clothes, and next thing you know you have an infestation. But if you pack your stuff in ThermalStrike’s line of heated luggage, you don’t have to worry about a thing. Special elements on the inside lining will heat the contents up to 140° F (60C); just leave the bags plugged in to an outlet for a few hours before checking out, and you’ll effectively kill any potential friends you were about to inadvertently bring back. It’s FAA and TSA compliant, so you can travel worry free. And the price is more than reasonable, with a carry-on sized bag costing $200, while a full size upright is $249; the set is $399.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

3D Printed James Harden Flash Drive: Pull Beard to Access Data

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If you’re a fan of the Houston Rockets, then you probably know who that USB–er, guy–up there is supposed to be. He’s James Harden and he’s an NBA player known for his foundational type of play. He’s also known for his ever-present bear. He probably won’t be shaving it off soon, but you can remove his beard anytime with this fun and cleverly designed Harden flash drive.

At first glance, it looks like a mere miniature model of Harden. But pull the beard and you’ll see that it’s actually a USB drive. Clever, clever.

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Cowabunga! Ninja Turtles Hoodies are Awesome

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The hare was always cooler than the turtle…until the teenage mutant ninja turtles came along, that is. If you’ve got TMNT fever and haven’t gotten over Michael Bay’s recent reboot, then here’s something you might want to add to your wardrobe: the Ninja Turtles hoodie that gives you your very own shell…or, well, lets you wear one anyway.

The best part is the hood with the mask fleece appliques. Since the mask is red, you’ll be dressing up as Raph.Continue Reading

TUL Suitcase Lets You Know How Heavy Your Stuff Is as You Pack

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Pack light if you can, bring a portable luggage scale when you can’t. Buying extra baggage allowance in advance costs way less than adding some extra kgs at the check-in counter. If you can’t be bothered to bring a portable scale (or keep forgetting), then the TUL Suitcase is a worthwhile and smart alternative to consider.

The TUL Suitcase has a built-in weighing scale, with a display by the zipper showing you the current weight of the stuff that’s in it. The suitcase doesn’t have to be upright or closed to work, so you can check the weight as you pack–convenient and fuss-free, just the way it should be.

It’s currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of AU$229 (about $205) will get you one of your very own.

[ TUL Suitcase ] VIA [ Gear Hungry ]

Deal Of The Day: 63% Off On The 3-In-1 Mobile Lens Kit

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Phoneography. If you own a smartphone, then you’ve no doubt dabbled in a lot of it. Phone makers are releasing phone after phone with camera upgrades that are better than the last. Now you can do even more with your phone’s camera (and take more artsy pictures!) with the 3-in-1 Mobile Lens Kit.

Included is a fisheye lens, wide-angle lens, and macro lens that you can use to take 180-degree fisheye, far away, and close-up photos, respectively.

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