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Sphero BB-8 – Ultimate Star Wars Droid

Over the years, the magic of Star Wars has always lived on screen and in our imaginations. Thanks to our advancements in technology, we’ve made it possible to bring a new part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens into your home. Meet BB-8 – the app-enabled Droid that’s as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. It’s now possible to explore the galaxy with your own trusty Astromech Droid by your side. BB-8 is more than a toy – it’s your companion.

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Plazmatic Flameless Lighter Uses A Plasma Beam To Light Your Smokes, Is 30% Off On Today’s DotD


No matter how “wind resistant” lighters claim to be, usually if you blow hard enough, the flame will extinguish. That’s why the Plazmatic Flameless Lighter is interesting: it doesn’t use fire at all. Instead, it creates a hot pasta arc between two electrodes, with which you can get your cigarettes going in any conditions.

Sometimes it’s just not the time or place to play with fire—luckily the Plazmatic is here to make lighting up a breeze even when it’s literally breezy. This gorgeous little stainless steel magic-maker lights up via high-degree output beam, no fluids or gas involved. Conveniently recharge with a USB cable and save the equivalent of 50 disposable lighters throughout the life of one Plazmatic—plus with a lifetime warranty, you’ll be sure to milk it for every light.

– Works w/ water pipes, pipes or any-size cigar
– Shoots a water-resistant & windproof heat beam
– Features a stainless steel exterior
– Built to be lightweight & ultra durable
– Recharges via USB
– Lights 100+ times for each hour charge
– Butane & chemical free

Also, since it’s shaped like a Zippo lighter, you can take the inner core and put it in any of your custom Zippo cases for some added personality. It’s a great product, and it’s on special at $34.99, down from $50!

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Taco Bell Testing Taco Shell Made From Crispy Chicken


Don’t go looking for it at your local Taco Bell just yet, unless you live in Bakersfield and Lost Hills, California. That’s where a Reddit user spotted the above. It’s called Naked Crispy Chicken Taco, and it’s a taco with a shell made of crispy white meat chicken. The other ingredients include lettuce, cheese, tomato and avocado ranch sauce, so… no extra meat. But who cares? It’s $2.99 for one, to $4.99 in a combo. We don’t know whether the chain will expand the offering statewide, but we sure hope so. We suspect that some people in Colorado might be down.


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Chewbacca Fur Crocs? Yes, They Exist


In a short while, everything will be Star Wars merchandise. Star Wars tacos? Probably. Star Wars toilet paper? I bet that already exists. I mean, if someone somewhere thought it would be a good idea to make fur-lined Chewbacca Crocs, then what’s not off limits? They come in men and women’s sizes up to 13 and 12 respectively, and each one includes a permanently attached Chewbacca™ badge, and the bottom band matches Chewbacca’s belt. If you’re going to wear the abomination that are Crocs, well, we suppose you might as well do it while displaying your love for Star Wars, which only partly redeems your questionable taste. They’re $60.


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Samsung’s New Front Loading Washing Machine Lets You Have Your Cake and Eat It Too


Front-loading washing machines have many advantages over traditional top-loading ones, like needing less water to accomplish the same tasks. But one drawback is that once the cycle has started, you can’t usually add any more clothes. Samsung’s new WW8500 AddWash changes that by incorporating a second small door on the main front door, which you can use to add things mid-cycle. Just press the pause button, and add whatever you want without any of the water spilling out the front. It’s a pretty high-tech washing machine that even includes WiFi so that you can monitor your cycle with your smartphone. There’s no word on pricing or availability, but you can bet it won’t be the cheapest machine on the block.

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5 Bits of Future Hearing Technology


The following article is written by Sophie Davidson in collaboration with Hidden Hearing. -Ed.

Hearing aids have been around for centuries, but they weren’t always as high-tech and sophisticated as the ones now available. While horn-style devices were popular back in the 1800s, the first electrical hearing aid was created in 1898, which led to hybrid aids using combined digital and analogue circuitry being patented in 1977. Digital signal processing chips also revolutionised the hearing aid industry and these days you only have to visit a site like Hidden Hearing to see sleek inner ear models that offer those with hearing impairments a more discreet alternative.

Technology has greatly enhanced the hearing aid world, but what’s next? Here are five bits of future hearing technology we might expect to see over the coming years:

1. Ear-lens
Currently at clinical trial stage, the ear-lens could soon be a common form of treatment for those with hearing problems. Essentially, it’s a transducer mounted on the eardrum that receives a laser signal from the external part of the aid mounted behind the ear. The transducer converts the laser signal into a physical vibration on the eardrum itself and has a much wider frequency range than many of the more conventional hearing devices.

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Deal Of The Day: 77% Off On Car Plug-In Air Purifier


There’s all kinds of things that you can plug into your car’s cigarette lighter socket. But it’s the first time we come across the Car Plug-In Air Purifier. It turns out that instead of charging your devices, you could be purifying the air you breathe.

Leave your car smelling fresh and clean with this Car Plug-In Air Purifier. Its built-in ionizer will boost your vehicle’s air quality, zapping foul odors and filtering out irritating allergens like dust and pollen. With this purifier eliminating unhealthy pollutants, you’ll breathe much easier while cruising down the highway.

– Quickly improves air quality w/ the built in ionizer
– Removes odors left behind by pets, sweat, food, exhaust, etc.
– Scrubs allergens from the air, like dust, dander, bacteria, pollen, etc.
– Eliminates cigarette & cigar smoke within seconds
– Plugs into your car’s outlet
– Produces no fragrances while cleaning the air

Considering how foul-smelling some cars get get in a hurry, it might be a worthwhile investment. The best part is that it’s super cheap at $19.99, down from $89 that it was at some point.


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Kuju PourOver Means You Get A Real Coffee In The Woods


The Kuju PourOver is a product for making real coffee while you’re away from the grid or far from a traditional coffee-making machine. It’s an alternative to using instant coffee, which some see as an inevitable reality in many cases. It uses a specially designed origami-style pouch that anchors on the side of a cup of pretty much any size, holding the already-ground beans in a small filter bag and allowing you to simply pour hot water over them to make your brew. Let it steep for a bit then simply throw the pouch. Sure, the beans aren’t freshly roasted and ground, but don’t forget you’re trying to make the best of a typically coffee-restricted situation.

It’s not the first such product on the market, but Kuju PourOver tries to distinguish itself with quality beans, and a nitrogen-flushed pouch that displaces oxygen in order to keep oxidation to a minimum. It’s a $30 at the moment for 6 Kuju PourOver pouches, which is a lot of money for coffee, but you’re being asked to keep in mind that 1% of the proceeds will go to One Percent for the Planet, an environmental conservation outfit.


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Werewolf Dog Muzzle Will Scare Old Ladies, Make You New Friends


This is a dog muzzle shaped like a giant set of rabid teeth. It’s badass. With this muzzle on, your dog is sure to turn heads, for reasons good and bad alike. The old, frail, and nervous will not take the time to realize it’s a muzzle, and will run away screaming, likely calling authorities of some kind in the process. Most of the rest will probably look at the owner (that’s you) with a mix of apprehension and curiosity. And some will walk up to you and want to shake your hand because, well, damn if that’s not the creepiest looking canine they’ve ever come across. The best part is that it apparently is up for purchase, at $30 on some Russian website. Whether they ship stateside is anyone’s guess at the moment. Any Russian speakers want to clear that up for us?


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