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Firefighting Robot: TAF 20

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One of the latest firefighting robots was unveiled on December 10, 2015, in Sydney, Australia, by the Minister for Emergency Services and the Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner. The amazing high-tech firefighter robot known as TAF 20 can take the heat. 

The Trucked Vehicle TAF 20 is a fire fighting extinguishing turbine that has been mounted on a compact crawler vehicle. The turbine has a nozzle ring which atomizes extinguishing foam and water to form particulate matter that is distributed by a propeller directly on the flames to envelop the burning object and smother the soot and smoke, reducing the emission of fumes.

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Deal of The Day: 9% Off On Brik Book for MacBook

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There are many ways to customize your laptop. The Brik Book for MacBook is one of the more creative ones.

Brik Book is a unique MacBook case that dares to be different. While it isn’t affiliated with LEGOs or K’NEX (or any other building blocks like them), it’s compatible with them! Take a break from work and play for a few minutes—it’ll help with your creativity and thinking out of the box, right?. Or, switch up your display whenever you feel like it, with sports team logos or a even a holder for your business cards. You’ll be the coolest kid on the (cubicle) block.

– Express your personality w/ a DIY laptop case
– Play w/ the bricks to take a breather from work
– Use plastic bricks from companies like LEGO, Mega Bloks, Pixel Blocks, KRE-O & K’NEX
– Make your laptop recognizable from across the room
– Create a business-ready laptop w/ a business-card holder & pen holder add-ons
– Entertain kids without too much screen time

Normally retailing for $50, it’s $44.99 after today’s deal.

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Do You Like Freshly Brewed Coffee Enough That You’d Want To Make It In A To-Go Flask?

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People have been carrying their hot coffee in Thermos mugs for pretty much as long as the company has been around. But some purists will tell you that the taste doesn’t come close to that of a freshly brewed cup. So that’s where Mojoe comes in. It’s a self-contained coffee brewing device that does everything from A to Z.

The Mojoe uses a “VacDrip” brewing process, which combines elements of vacuum brewing and drip brewing. After pouring water into the center chamber and filling the reusable filter with grounds, you turn the Mojoe on via the push button on the side. The element heats the water up (to 200° F (93° C), hot enough to do a proper extraction) and the ensuing steam pushes the water up through the siphon and over the grounds, filling the coffee chamber with hot, freshly brewed joe. The process takes about 10 minutes. You can preload cream and sugar or add it after brewing. The Mojoe also doubles as a travel mug, so you drink directly from it.

The company will sell you extra battery three-packs so you can keep on brewing even after you’ve exhausted the single-brew battery. The only downside of this system is that in order to incorporate everything in one small-enough size mug, you can only make 8.5 fl oz (251 ml) of actual coffee. That’s less than Americans are used to, but might not deter the sort of person who goes to this sort of length to get super fresh coffee.

You can get your own you’ll have to drop a $79 on their fully-funded Kickstarter, and wait until May 2016 to get yours.

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The Passbook Football Lets You Play Catch With Yourself

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It sucks being forever alone. Don’t let us count the reasons. But we’ll mention one: you can’t play catch with a football by yourself. The pointy end of the ball will make it bounce off a wall all wrong, making solo play impossible. That’s of course until you buy a Passbook Football. It’s really half a ball, with one flat side. This way you can throw it at a wall and expect it to bounce right back at you. You can practice your aim by placing a target on said wall, or just have a bit of fun while thinking about how you’d actually really like to have some friends to do this with. And even if you do have pals, the Passbook Football can still be used in a whole new kind of gameplay that wouldn’t require you to have an entire field to your disposal. All in all, it’s an ingenious little toy, and it’s just $25.

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The Trac-Grabber Sets Your Car Free

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Winter is allegedly upon us. Looking around, it sure doesn’t look that way… but we wouldn’t bet on Global Warming to deprive us of a snowy winter; we think it’s just a matter of time until you have to deal with slippery, nearly impassable roads. If you want to put all the chances on your side and never get stuck, you might want to carry a pair of Trac-Grabbers. They’re simple blocks of what looks like rubber that easily attach around your tire and give you the grip you might be lacking to extract yourself from a snow bank. There are tons of products like this on the market, but we like how simple these look and how easy to attach they appear to be. Best part is they’re only $49.

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Kepler – The Smart Home Gas Detector by ORVIBO

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Keep your family safe and sound with Kepler, the smart home gas detector by ORVIBO. This intelligent device is equipped with loads of sensors to continuously monitor your home for dangerous gas levels. If anything harmful is detected, such as carbon monoxide, a loud alarm and bright lights will come to life. Additionally, an alert is sent to your smartphone so you can have peace of mind from anywhere. Kepler is smart enough to detect early warning signs of possible danger so your family can act fast before it’s too late.

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Deal Of The Day: 24% Off On iSafe Drive Lite (32GB)

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Storage space on your iOS devices is unfortunately limited, so any device that lets you expand on that is always something we enjoy looking at. The iSafe Drive Lite (32GB) does more than expand your storage, however:

iSafe Drive Lite is the first MFI-certified, ultra-high-speed drive to safely store 32GB of data and employ the same encryption used by the US federal government. It’s the fastest and easiest way to transfer between your computer (Mac or PC) and your iOS devices. Since it’s a two-way transfer device, you can swap out music and contacts between your phone and desktop. Better yet, you can stream movies and songs directly from the drive without eating up data. Making this gadget a road trip dream come true.

– Quickly transfer videos, music & more between your iOS devices and computers
– Back up your important files
– Keep your data private w/ AES 256 bit encryption
– Stream movies & music without using the internal storage of your laptop or iPhone
– Transfer data between your iOS device & computer at a rate of 8MB per second
– Forgo storing you data in the cloud
– Slip it in your pocket thanks to it’s small size
– Enjoy its environmentally-friendly recyclable aluminum shell

It’s a truly useful device that would normally fully justify its regular $91 asking price. But after this deal, you only have to pay $69.

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Technomancer 2.0 Digital Wizard Hoodie Lets You Cast Spells

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Well… we’re not sure who could wear something like the Technomancer 2.0 Digital Wizard Hoodie. Cosplayers, maybe? Outside of Halloween, we just can’t imagine they’d be the kind of company we’d like to be around. But then again, maybe we’re just a bit too square. If you’ve got the magic bug in you, and always fancied yourself a wizard or a sorcerer or something, technology is coming to help you out in your aspirations. Accelerometers, some speakers, and LEDs deck out this hoodie, and with some training you’ll be able to learn specific gestures that trigger different light and sound effects. You can learn to perform 9 “spells”:

– Electroshock
– Thunderbolt
– Restore Health
– Fireball
– Shockwave
– Energy Beam
– Raise the Dead
– Warp
– Water Bending
– (plus bonus Color Caster and Restore Mana, the reset position)

It’s a Thinkgeek creation and exclusive, and doesn’t come cheap at $129. But that’s small change for someone who’s dedicated enough to their art, isn’t it?

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Prime Strap Gives You Apple Watch Replaceable Batteries

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Did you buy an Apple Watch? Aw, we’re sorry to hear that. Now you’re stuck with a marginally useful smart watch with a battery that barely lasts through the day. Not all hope is lost though, since watch band makers are getting increasingly ingenious and designing products that go beyond aesthetics. The Prime Strap is a rather chunky band that houses two 150mAh swappable batteries, which can externally charge your watch through its 6-pin port. You can carry extra batteries with you in a slick case, and simply switch them out once you’re running low on power. The case, incidentally, also charges the batteries in 2.5 hours, so you can redo the cycle once they run out.

Granted, you’ll have to have thicker wrists for the ensemble not to look weird on you, but if you’re really concerned about getting the most out of your questionable purchase, you’ll likely want to pony up the $199 pledge.

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