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Category Archives: General

Getting Work Done While Laying On Your Back Has Never Been Easier

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Laptops, as great as they are, tend to promote uncomfortable sitting positions; if you try to sit any which way you want the darn thing will fall off your lap. But leave it to Thanko to come up with a solution. The Super Gorone Desk is an articulated laptop stand that securely ties your computing device down so that you can enjoy using it in any angle you want. Laying in bed on your back? No problem. On your sofa in front of the TV? Sure! You don’t even have to worry about it falling off when you reach over for the remote that you thoughtlessly threw on the other side of the couch.

Convenience, as always, has a price. The Super Gorone Desk will set you back a cool $128, plus an even cooler $62 for shipping. At that price we’re likely to be ok with a few cramps, and stretching now and then. But then again, maybe you have more disposable income than us.

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Feel Full More Often With The Appetite ‘Pacemaker’

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The main way in which overweight people gain is by not being able to resist the pangs of hunger they experience even after they’ve eaten enough food. If you’ve ever felt like your stomach was about to eat itself, you know what we’re talking about. Well, a company in the US has developed a device that sits inside you, under your abdomen, right beside your stomach. Its electrodes send signals that both block hunger pangs and boost satiety more often, promoting healthier eating habits. Think of it as a pacemaker for your stomach.

Before you go running to your local doctor demanding one, you should know a few things. First off, in early tests, subjects only lost about 8.5% more weight than the control group. The FDA has asked EnteroMedics, the company behind the device, to conduct a five-year study to determine the actual effectiveness of the product. What’s more, it’s likely your insurance company won’t pony up the cash for something like this, so if you’re really dying to try it out, you’re going to have to have a good amount of disposable income.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ Engadget ]

High-top Sneakers With Poop Emoji Pattern

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We are no experts on fashion, so we don’t know if we should be getting excited at the sight of shoes with a poop emoji pattern. But we are, and we’re unapologetic. These Poo Emoji Light Wing Franklin Shoes from Betabrand look like regular shoes from far, but look closely and you can’t miss everyone’s favourite ‘wtf emoji’.

- Lightweight Tyvek may look and feel like paper, but it’s also insanely strong.
– Poliyou rubber insoles provide superior support and comfort while fighting foot-odor-causing bacteria.
– Water-resistant, yet eminently breathable.

“TYVEK® is a flash-spun synthetic developed by DUPONT. It looks and feels like paper, but is insanely strong, super lightweight, water resistant, and not to mention breathable.

The coolest part about the material is the ability to print any graphic you want on it and send it through the printer. The only limit is your imagination on the graphics you want put on any of the LIGHT WING series shoes. This is the first release of the LIGHT WING FRANKLIN HIGH-TOP.” You can get a pair for $88, with worldwide shipping.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ LikeCool ]

The JawSaw Cuts Through Branches In The Safest Way Possible

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There are a number of reasons why you’d need to get a chainsaw and cut stuff up in your yard. You felled a large tree and want to gather its branches for heat? Or you just want to do a little landscaping? A storm knocked your trees down? Whatever the reason, playing with a chainsaw can be dangerous. It can kickback, twist in your hands and severely injure you. The JawSaw however features an entirely different design that minimizes this danger. Looking like a shark’s mouth, the device will automatically scissor the blade across anything you place in the opening, up to 4 inches across. The blade is entirely enclosed, making it almost impossible to get cut. This also makes it possible to cut things that are already on the ground without even having to bend down. The handle is extensible so you can reach high up without using a potentially unstable ladder. An automatic chain tensioner as well as an oiler keep the JawSaw’s maintenance levels to a minimum. And the $106 price tag make it interesting even for those with tighter budgets.

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Nanoarcade Is The World’s Smallest Arcade Machine

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The Nanoarcade isn’t the first small arcade cabinet we’ve seen, with the iCade having been introduced to the market around 5 years ago. But unlike that device, the Nanoarcade doesn’t require the use of an iPad; it’s a standalone miniaturized gaming cabinet that measures 1/10th the size of a normal arcade. It’s able to play any J2ME game, which are Java-based titles that were popular before the advent of iOS and Android. They may not be the most advanced or exciting games on the planet, but there are some good titles in there and their age may help recreate some of that old-school retro feel that arcade cabinets are supposed to evoke anyway. If you want to get yours, you’ll have to pledge an early bird $39, or if you miss that, $49.

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[ Kickstarter ] AND [ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

A Fridge With An Integrated Keurig Machine? GE’s Got That

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We have spent the last decade seeing once independent devices slowly converge into one; the calculator, altimeter, telephone, music player, handheld gaming device, digital camera, and more were once standalone products. They are now just a part of a smartphone. Well, it’s conceivable that the same thing could happen with our home appliances, and the first few steps in that direction can be seen in GE’s new Café French Door refrigerator. It looks just about the same as a regular fridge, but comes with an integrated Keurig brewer in the door. Simply pop a K-cup into the receptacle, and the LCD touchscreen will present you with the familiar brewing options that the standalone machines normally give you. A minute later and voila, fresh brewed coffee! GE’s connected fridge also allows you to set brewing times through an application, so that water can be pre-heated the moment you wake up, ready to infuse your morning brew without a moment’s wait.

Seeing as fridges also already make ice, it’s tempting to imagine a future where they also gain something like microwave capabilities. Heck, we can even envision a fridge with a toaster… Or maybe we’re just getting carried away. In any case, the Café French Door refrigerator will go for $3,300 and be available around Fall.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Restaurant Scans Faces, Lets Beautiful Folks Dine for Free

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We live in a world where beautiful folks are constantly rewarded. From extra boosts to their career to special treatment, you name it, they’ve probably taken advantage of that perk– the latest being a meal on the house if you’re prettier than the average human. A restaurant in Zhengzhou, China is running a promotion where people can get their meals for free if their beauty is perceived as above average by a panel of plastic surgeons.

The news was met with criticism for obvious reasons. In a world where we’re bombarded with images of men and women who look like they were Photoshopped to life, news like this certainly doesn’t help people’s body image.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Cheers To Go: Wine2Go is a Foldable Wine Bottle Flask

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Transporting wine, liquor, and other liquids can be a pain, specially if you have to go through the TSA. Nothing feels worse than opening your luggage and seeing your clothes and underwear soaked with the contents of that pricey bottle of wine. If you can do without the bottle and only want to bring the contents back home to enjoy, then you’ll find Wine2Go useful.

It’s a foldable wine bottle flask made from BPA-free plastic, so you don’t have to worry about breakage when you’re transporting your liquor. It can hold up to 750 ml of your poison of choice and comes with a leak-proof cap.

Wine2Go is available online for $12.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Green Head ]

Deal Of The Day: 45% Off On Foscam Wireless Security Camera

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You can’t be home 24/7 to check on your baby or elderly folks, but you can check in with them remotely if you’ve got the Foscam Wireless Security Camera installed at home. It’s compact, it’s versatile, and it lets you access the video feed via an app whenever you feel the need to check on your loved ones.

The camera is equipped with a 1-megapixel sensor that records 1280 × 720p video resolution. It features two-way audio, IR lights for night vision, and is compatible with most mobile devices and PCs. It’s currently on sale for $86.99.

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