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Category Archives: General

MotorMood Lets You ‘Smile’ At Other Motorists

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It’s a jungle out there. Some people drive way too fast (or way too slow), while others overtake and cut lanes like there’s no tomorrow. Yep, I’m talking about the traffic in major cities and how crazy things can get. But there are drivers who are pretty awesome, too– those who give way or let you pass when you’re in a rush.

You can flash your headlights or raise your hand to say a quick “thank you,” or you can literally send a smile their way with MotorMood. With the push of a button, you can trigger the MotorMood that’s attached on your rear window to display a happy face.Continue Reading

‘Project:HumanHelmet': Custom-Made Helmets Of Your Head

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Not a fan of the helmets currently available to motorists? Then you should have a word with Jyo John Mulloor, who disliked them so much that he sought to design his own. Dubbed Project:HumanHelmet, his lightweight helmet features a very unusual (and personal) design: your own head. An image of your head is basically taken and used to “design” the helmet, so it’ll look like you’re not wearing one.

Enforcers checking if you’ve got a helmet on or not might not be fans of this, but motorists who appreciate a unique design might.

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Deal Of The Day: 33% Off On Twist Plus World Charging Station

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If you find yourself packing your travel bag with all sorts of chargers and adapters, then it might be time to get the Twist Plus World Charging Station. It’s an all-in-one adapter that lets you charge most Android and iOS devices without having to bring any extra wires or plugs. Just connect it to an Apple power adapter and you’re ready to charge.

The Twist Plus comes with a total of five ports, so you can charge up to five laptops, phones, or tablets in one go. It’s light and compact, plus has a built-in fuse protection as an extra safety measure. It’s currently on sale for $34.99, so grab one (or two!) while it’s at 33% off.

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Neoring for Smartphones: One Stand to Mount Them All

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Can your ring do what the Neoring can? The Neoring comes with a strong Neodymium magnet attached onto a crown made from stainless steel. Wear it when you want, and take it off to prop your device up whenever you want to use it as a stand.

It works in conjunction with the Neodisk and the Neotack. The Neodisk, an unobtrusive steel backing, is meant to be attached to the back of your device, while the Neotack is a steel mount you can stick on most surfaces to convert it into an instant holder for your phone or device. Tack the Neotack onto the wall, on your car, on your boat, or on the fridge– the choice is yours.

The Neoring is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $50 will get you the full Neorings package.

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Deal Of The Day: 12% Off On Cherokey 4WD Basic Arduino Robotics Kit

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Remote controlled vehicles are pretty cool to start with. When the vehicle is also a robot with sensors and some semi-autonomous behaviour, that’s better. And, as is the case with the Cherokey 4WD Basic Arduino Robotics Kit, when it’s a robot that you build yourself, well then… you’ve got our interest.

Meet Cherokey 4WD, a versatile mobile platform compatible with most microcontrollers, and the heart and soul of your robotic vehicle. By assembling the included hardware and tuning the software, you will construct a rapid, rugged, outdoor-friendly truck controlled by an iOS app on your phone. Learn to install sensors on the robot to trigger specific movements and actions, and take your newfound Arduino expertise onto limitless future projects.

– Enjoy high-quality micro-speed motors
– Drive your truck on rough terrain w/ its durable & solid aluminum body
– Expand upon the highly versatile modular design
– Easily control w/ your iOS device
– Write your own code to take advantage of its ultrasonic sensor, BLE-ready microcontroller, IR sensor & LEDs
– Start your project immediately without the need for an additional motor driver or wireless shield
– Use for educational purposes, robot competitions, home automation protyping or research projects

Normally you’d have to pay $109 for this awesome toy, but with today’s deal, you’re looking at $94.99.

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Corner Protectors Are Cute As Buttons

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New kid in the house? Might want to do something about those pointy table corners he’s inevitably going to smash into the second he starts walking. While we always advocate duct tape (duct tape FTW always and ever), there are those of you who don’t share our home improvement style. That’s fine. For you, maybe there is these cute Safety Bumper Corner Protectors. They’re made of foam, adhere with included 3M double-sided tape, and are shaped like ether a cat, a frog, or a bear. When they’re covering a corner, they also look like they’re devouring the table, which a tiny human is going to appreciate, we guarantee it. At $4.38 for 2 pieces, it’s a steal.

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It’s 2015 And Where’s My Hoverboard? Here. Here’s Your Hoverboard

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Ok, so it’s probably not what you had in mind. But let’s face it, this Back To The Future Desktop Hoverboard is about as close as you’re going to get to the ‘real thing’, at least for now. The pyrolytic graphite board hovers over a rare earth magnet base; give it a little push and it’ll go back and forth for a bit. Sure, it’s not as satisfying as carving some turns in the air, but at least it’s officially licensed merchandise and not come cheap trinket. The desktop toy will attract a bit of attention, and keep you excited about the possibility of seeing the real thing one day soon (Google might actually be able to build one, but won’t). It’s $40.

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New Condoms Glow In The Dark In The Presence Of STDs

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If you’re wearing rubber, you’re already doing something to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases. Good for you. But not everyone is always 100% diligent with this practice, and all it takes is one slip up with an infected partner for you to catch whatever they have. A team from Isaac Newton Academy in Illford, England have developed condoms coated in a special substance that glows in the dark in the presence of different kind of bacteria or virii. Better yet, they glow different colors for different bugs: green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for HPV and blue for syphilis. Having this knowledge early on in a relationship can help you avoid making a more serious mistake later on.

Currently it’s just a concept, but the students behind it are hopeful that they can develop the idea further into a real product.

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Deal Of The Day: 58% Off On Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone

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Another day another drone? Well, not quite. You’re looking at a quadcopter drone that can fly for up to 30 minutes, shoot HD footage, and costs $70! The Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone seems to hit the sweet-spot between features and price:

Even a fear of flying shouldn’t prevent you from soaring to great heights! Fly up, down, and every way in between with the Striker Spy Drone. Encased in a hardy plastic shell, yet still light enough to maneuver, this drone handles even the most complex tricks you throw at it with ease. The internal gyro ensures a smooth flight no matter the conditions, and the built-in camera allows you to film and snap photos of your aerial shenanigans. In no time at all, gravity will be nothing more than a technicality.

– Film 30 minutes of aerial footage using the integrated HD camera w/ built-in shutter stabilization
– Take up to 50,000 photos from mid-air
– Fly the Striker right out of the box w/ limited setup required
– Seamlessly calibrate in order to handle long-distance flying
– Pull off tricks & flips in midair thanks to the 4 rotating motors and 4.5 channel gyro
– Guard against radio interference w/ the transmitter’s 2.4GHz frequency

Considering all the features, it’s well worth the regular $170 asking price. At $69.99, it’s a steal.

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