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Need Cuddles? There’s An App for That and It’s Called ‘Cuddlr’

Cuddlr

Sad? Lonely? In need of a hug? Well, Cuddlr does you one better by not only finding you someone to hug, but someone you can actually cuddle with. The concept is interesting but an app that lets you meet up with strangers so you guys can cuddle is a bit…off. Cuddle is a location-based app that keeps track of people who are looking for cuddles and their current location.

Walk into an area where there’s someone in need and you’ve got yourself a cuddle buddy. Its developers say it’s safe, secure, and private but…we’ll see about that.

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A Drumstick For Your Ear? KFC Drumstick iPhone Cover

KFC Drumstick iPhone Cover

 

KFC Japan is at it again. Remember the chicken keyboard and mouse they recently offer to their patrons? It looks like their higher-ups decided that that wasn’t enough, so they came up with the drumstick iPhone cover. It’s so ridiculous that it almost makes you want one, just for the heck of it. Even Colonel Sanders looks like he’s rolling on the floor laughing like there’s no tomorrow (in case you’re wondering, his speech bubble says something along the lines of “Why is it so big?”)

Well, that’s what we’re wondering, too. The only way to get one of the cases was to win it from KFC Japan. Dang, that’s a huge case. Ironically, it’s making me not want to eat chicken after looking at it.

VIA [ Food Beast ]

Farm of the Undead: Grow Your Own Zombie with Chia

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Ever since The Walking Dead took the world by storm, people have become pretty obsessed with the undead. Companies have also been scrambling to take advantage of the trend, and Chia is no exception. You might be familiar with Joseph Enterprises’ line of Chia Pets, where you basically just water it until the chia grows and covers the planter that it came with.

You’ve already seen the kitten or puppy versions– now check out the Zombie-themed ones. There’s the Creepy Holden, which features a zombie head poking out from your (soon-to-grow) garden. Then there’s Lifeless Lisa, his female counterpart, and the Restless Arm which features none other than a, well, restless arm.

You can get them from Amazon or Home Depot for $30.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ C|NET ]

Harry Potter iPhone Case is Simply Magical

Harry Potter iPhone Case

 

It’s been years since J.K. Rowling penned the final chapters of the Harry Potter series, but it’s still enchanting Muggles young and old today. The character is very much alive in pop culture, which was definitely propelled by the highly-successful movie franchise based on the books too. If you’ve still got Potter fever and are looking for an iPhone case, then try this one on for size.

This handmade case is available from TheSorcerersPhone on Etsy for $25.99+ and it’s awesome. It features Harry’s signature black spectacles, his lightning-shaped scar, and of course, his Gryffindor scarf. It’s available for a range of devices, from iPhones to Android devices. Accio case!

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

Do You Check Your Phone Too Often? Checky App Will Help You Keep Track

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How many times do you check your phone in a day? You might not know the exact number now but there’s an app for that if you’re curious. It’s called Checky, and it was developed by Calm.com to help users keep track of their phone-using habits by monitoring usage. The app also keeps track of where the phone was checked for additional stats.

All you have to do is install the app and you’re good to go. At noon, Checky will let you know how many times you checked your phone the previous day. You can download Checky for Android here and for iOS here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Pixel Waffle Maker Lets You Create Custom Pixel Waffles

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This is a cool waffle maker featuring a 9 X 9 silicone tray where you can push individual “pixels” in and out, lock them in place, and create a custom design. Yes, the number of things you can draw with 81 pixels is limited, but just think of it as a challenge not so unlike the one facing early 8-bit game designers.

The appliance is currently being considered by Quirky for production, which means there’s no price set yet.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

OMG #Bendgate: Bent iPhone 6 Plus Devices Will Be Replaced Under Warranty

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Set aside world hunger, rampant terrorism, an increasingly ambitious Russia… forget all that stuff: the new iPhone 6 Plus has a tendency to bend in people’s pockets! But fret not, if your skinny jeans have given Cupertino’s new mini iPad mini an unintended curve, word is that it can be replaced under warranty.

Folks at TheNextWeb asked about the issue via Apple support chat were the representative said it is “100 percent up to the Genius you speak at the store.” The Genius will first conduct a test which is called the Visual Mechanical Inspection and if it passes that the unit will be replaced under warranty, provided that all of the guidelines are met. If not then customers will have to pay for a replacement.

It sounds like Apple is still deciding how to handle the issue, and it’s a little disconcerting to know that the fate of your super expensive giant phone is completely in the hands of a potentially pretentious Apple Genius. And we’re not sure what those guidelines are, but we suppose they involve there not being an obvious ding that would indicate the phone was dropped, rather than gently bent while in the comfort of your hipster pants.

VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Clever Candle Holder

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Oh, this is probably as old as the world. But had you seen it before? We hadn’t, we think it’s pretty cool, so we’ll tell you about it and you can direct your “Your stuff is stale as day-old farts!” comments to our legal department (hint: it doesn’t exist). Although, really, there’s not much to say. It’s a candle holder with an opening so you can light it with a match without burning your fingers or being forced to light the candle first and then having to insert it while hoping it doesn’t tilt around too much and extinguish (we get stressed out by simple tasks). It’s $16, which is probably too much, but we’re not about to start looking for another, cheaper purchase link.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ OddityMall ]

The ThermalStrike Luggage Will Bake The Bedbugs Out Of Your Clothes

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There are some thing you want to bring back from your vacations, like that stupid jar of sand or that bottle of questionable rum. But what you definitely don’t want to bring back are bed bugs. Those little suckers will lay eggs in your clothes, and next thing you know you have an infestation. But if you pack your stuff in ThermalStrike’s line of heated luggage, you don’t have to worry about a thing. Special elements on the inside lining will heat the contents up to 140° F (60C); just leave the bags plugged in to an outlet for a few hours before checking out, and you’ll effectively kill any potential friends you were about to inadvertently bring back. It’s FAA and TSA compliant, so you can travel worry free. And the price is more than reasonable, with a carry-on sized bag costing $200, while a full size upright is $249; the set is $399.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]