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Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Toothbrush

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This is the way the Doctor Who brushes his teeth. Well, okay, not so much on the way he does, but what he uses to, anyway. His Sonic Screwdriver is many things–a lock pick, a remote controller, a tracker, even a medical scanner. It’s probably the most-coveted multi-tool ever known to man, although it’s fictional in existence– and now you can own one of your very own!

It can’t exactly do what the Doctor’s can, but the Sonic Screwdriver toothbrush will make sure that your pearly whites stay white with regular brushing.

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Float Cap Makes Your Noggin Float, So It Stays Above Water

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Once you manage to let go and not worry about drowning, just floating on water is pretty darn relaxing. But there’s still a little bit of effort to be made, if only to keep your head above water. But just slip on the Float Cap and that issue is solved as well. If you still haven’t mastered the art of just floating on water, you can also purchase an additional “Float Support”, which wraps around your legs and gives them extra buoyancy. The Cap itself is $85, the Float Support is $55, and if you buy them together you save $5 and pay $135. They’re sold out at the moment, however, but stock is expected back in mid-September.

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LEGO To Release A 1,996 Piece, Ultimate Collector’s Edition Of Boba Fett’s Ship

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The Star Wars franchise is an enduring money-printing machine, all the more so now that they’re working on yet another episode. Hoping to cash in on the craze, LEGO will be releasing the UCS Star Wars Slave I 75060 set, which features 1,996 pieces and will cost $200. In case you don’t know, the Slave I is Boba Fett’s ship, and you’ll be able to recreate all your favourite scenes with it, as well as with the bevy of minifies that come packaged with it. These include regular Han Solo, Han Solo in Carbonite, Boba Fett, Bespin Guard and a Stormtrooper.

Expect a late 2014 release date.

Hit the jump for more pics, including that of the minifigs.

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D20 Cake Mold Brings D&D To The Dessert Table

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You like Dungeons and Dragons. You also like cakes. Wouldn’t you just love it if you could combine the two? With the D20 Critical Hit Mini Cake Pan, you can do exactly that. It’s a silicone mold that makes makes 20-sided die, 4 at a time, each 3 inches across. It’ll work with any recipe, but anything with yeast will likely get better results because it’ll fill out the mold cavities. Once the cakes are out of the mold, just put some fondant on them and you’re good to go! It’s $13.

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Radio The Size Of An Ant Developed, Doesn’t Require External Energy

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Oh, the jokes to be had with this. Or more like, the cliché jokes to the tune of “what is this? A radio for ants?” Well, it is a fully functional radio that’s about the size of an ant, though we don’t expect the little insects from deriving any type of pleasure from it.

Stanford engineer Amin Arbabian has managed to create a wireless radio just a few millimeters across that is so energy efficient that it doesn’t need a battery. Instead, it harvests power from the incoming electromagnetic waves. The Stanford radio chip is designed to compute, execute, and relay signals. What sets this technology apart is that it all happens on a single chip that doesn’t rely on any exotic materials or theoretical principles.

The last time we covered a device that “harvests energy from the surrounding electromagnetic waves”, it was for the RCA Airnergy device, which purported to be able to charge its internal battery in this fashion. Back then the consensus was that this was impossible, or at least the energy gathered was so negligible that it would be impossible to charge anything with it. But this radio is different since it actually uses so little energy itself that a single AAA battery could power it for 100 years. Arbabian even managed to fabricate 100 of these tiny radios, just to see if they’d work, and they do. This technology could help facilitate the development of the “Internet Of Things”, where all your devices are interconnected and online, for added functionality.

It’s all a proof-of-concept for the moment, but the fact that it can be done, and more importantly, done at a low cost, might signal a bright future for the technology.

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Deal Of The Day: TOCCs Feather Buds, The Lightweight, Crystal Clear Bluetooth Headphones For $25

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Bluetooth headphones are great because you’re not tethered to your mobile device. But they tend to be a little more expensive for this privilege. Not so today with TOCC’s Feather Buds. These are lightweight, tangle-free, noise-isolating earphones that connect to your device via Bluetooth at up to 30 feet. They’re said to be comfortable, but more importantly, today they’re darn cheap: you’ll pay $25 instead of the regular $60. That’s a 58% rebate.

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Zenytime: Breathe to Play and Relax

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How you’re breathing– the pace, the deepness, how long you’re holding your breath– says a lot about how you’re currently feeling. Notice how you take short, shallow breaths when you’re anxious or panicky? And notice how much calmer you get after pausing and then taking a few, deep breaths?

Breathing right can do wonders for your well-being, and that’s what Zenytime is all about. The app pairs with a puck-like dongle via Bluetooth that monitors the users breathing, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels. The app then shows you your stats, as well as provide tips and rewards depending on your results.Continue Reading

Deal Of The Day: 68% Off On IDrive, 1 TB Of Online Backup With Military-Grade Encryption

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If you’re going through life with something like a MacBook Air, you’ll know space is at a premium. You’re likely to get into space-saving habits, like deleting videos you otherwise might’ve kept for sentimental reasons, but can’t justify in a cramped hard drive. But with iDrive’s 1TB of online storage, you don’t have to compromise. Anything you want to keep, just upload it to the cloud and keep it safe, with 256bit encryption. Add as many devices as you like and backup from any of them. Sync files and folders between them, and even access an optional private encryption key, something that’s fairly rare among these types of services. Normally you’d have to pay $60 for this, but you can have it for $19 with today’s deal.

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This Is What A Heavy-Duty Leaf Blower Looks Like

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Look, face it: summer is over. That means leaves will soon start falling and you’ll be stuck doing yard work again. Want to put a little muscle on your side? Get the TB2MB JET™ Gas Leaf Blower by Troy-Bilt. This bad boy pushes 650 cfm (cubic feet/minute), at speeds reaching 130mph. That’s powerful enough to blow even heavy wet leaves out of the way. It’s even “JumpStart™ Capable”, which means it can interface with an optional device that automates ignition, so you don’t even have to waste energy pulling on a crank. It’s $149, and appears to be worth every penny.

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