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Grain Case Is A Super Thin iPhone Case That Adds Grip

I’ve crossed sides, where once I lived my life carefree, leaving my phone commando to appreciate its beauty, I now keep my phone in a case. I’m just too anxious about leaving it places where it’ll get scratched. But every so often, I still get the urge to tear it out of its case and let be free.

Well, now there’s a case which hopes to combine the protection of a phone case with the naked feeling of leaving your phone bare. It’s called the Grain Case and it features a crazy thin .35mm design. It’s more like a skin that you’d apply to your phone, but offers much more protection. It even has a special coating which adds extra grip to your device.

It’s available for about $20 for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, though newer versions are in the works.

Update: Changed thinness of case from 22mm to 35mm.

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This Waffle Stick Maker Will Drastically Increase You Consumption of Waffle Sticks

What can be more exciting than being able to make waffle sticks whenever you want? I mean,  I guess a lot of things, but waffle sticks are pretty cool too.

The Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker Mini makes making waffle sticks much easier than making waffle sticks by using a regular waffle maker, by making waffles that are already sticks (I’m so sorry). The design means that everytime you make cook waffles, they come out ready to dip in your favorite healthy toppings, like melted chocolate, Nutella or just good ol’ syrup.

I mean, you could just cut up regular waffles into sticks, but what are you, a psychopath or something?

It’s available for $13. Though it only makes 4 small sticks at a time, so it might feel a little ridiculous going back so many times for more. Is there such a thing as going back for eights?

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This Dinosaur Wine Holder Will Make Your Bottle Look Ferocious

Let’s be honest, the only reason you bought that bottle of wine for $29 at target was because you thought it made you look more cultured. And while it definitely does, it would look a lot better if it was serving as the spine of a wooden Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Each is made out of Baltic Birch plywood and available in a Dark Walnut or Orange Oil finish. And not only does the T-Rex get love, but you can even get a triceratops, stegosaurus or dimetrodon. It’s like having your very own Jurassic Park, except it’s for wine-o’s!

They’re available for $39 each on Etsy.

Hit the jump to see the other dinosaurs available.

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Save BIG on Amazon Golden Deals and Fire TV Stick + Echo Show Bundle

Samsung UE510 LED 4k Display Monitor

Big sale on the Samsung UE510 LED 4k Display Monitor today. From $350, it’s down to $230, saving you $120 if you buy one. Enjoy 64 times more color than your normal monitor and multitask. Watch a movie while working on a spreadsheet with the Picture-in-Picture Technology.

Fire TV Stick, an Alexa Voice Remote, and an Echo Dot

The ultimate entertainment bundle from Amazon is at a 20% discount today. Your $70 can get you a Fire TV Stick, an Alexa Voice Remote, and an Echo Dot. Binge watch over 500,000 movies and TV shows and enjoy thousands of Alexa skills at the same time.

Cinemood 3-in-1 Magic Cinema

Finally, build your own home theater and enjoy shows on the big screen with this Cinemood 3-in-1 Magic Cinema, which is for sale for only $299 today. You can use your iOs device to stream Netflix and project it. It comes with a kid-friendly preloaded digital library (lullabies, puppet theaters, bedtime stories, and more) too, so it can be readily enjoyed by your kids.

Exploring the Top Benefits of Tech Gadgets for Education

Whether you are looking for the best Bluetooth earbuds to listen to the latest lecture that you recorded or you simply need a more sophisticated calculator, you know that certain gadgets are imperative to streamlining the education process. Learning more about how certain gadgets can benefit you when you are learning will help you to make sure that you have the ones that you need to get the most out of the material that you are studying.

 

Study When It is Convenient for You

 

Certain tech gadgets make it easier for you to study on the go, or at least review lectures and the basic material. For example, if you have the best Bluetooth earbuds handy, you can listen to lectures while you are commuting to school or when you are waiting for an appointment. You can also utilize a flashcard app on your smartphone and create flashcards that include the pertinent information that you are learning in your classes. Both of these make it easier to review the material more often so that you can master it.

 

Take Advantage of Independent Learning

 

Technology has made it easier than ever before to take advantage of independent learning opportunities. When you are in school, your teachers and professors will tell you that for every hour you spend in class, you have to spend one to two hours at home reviewing the material. Before technology changed the world, this typically involved just reading your notes and your books. However, you can not engage in interactive activities and even host virtual study groups.

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This Ferris Wheel/Tube Ride Has To Be The Most Amazing Thing I’ve Seen All Week

This is the Slidewheel. Developed by a German company, it’s a strange theme park ride that has riders on a 4-person tube going through a long bending tube that rotates like a Ferris wheel. The way it works is that it rotates its maze-like structure to let gravity propel tube riders forward.

It can accommodate 720 riders in an hour, and reaches a top speed of 25 mph. Though the riders are constantly ‘stuck’ momentarily, as they wait for ride to rotate enough for them to proceed. But let’s be honest this looks like the coolest thing ever invented and will be worth the 7-hour wait in line.

It’s still undergoing tests in Europe, which might result in some delays as every inspector who sees the structure mutters ‘What the f–k’ under their breath before fainting.

Hit the jump for an animated x-ray video of the ride to see how it actually works.

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The LaySee Pillow Is Made For People With Glasses

If you’ve ever tried to lay your head on a pillow while wearing glasses, you know how much of a pain it can be. And if you don’t wear glasses, then I’m happy for you, it must be nice to have functioning eyes.

For everyone else there’s LaySee, a pillow with contoured edges that allow you to lay your pretty head to rest while wearing glasses. I’m not saying it’s a good idea to sleep with glasses on (unless you’re trying to read your mind), but if you just want to rest your head and watch some Stranger Things then maybe you could use a LaySee Pillow.

It costs $79, but it’s made of premium materials. Now I just wonder if it work with people who wear contacts.

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Google To Drop Everything To Address The Cheeseburger Emoji Situation

Now, I know everyone is thinking ‘what’s the big deal, Google has to deal with their cheeseburger emoji’? But if you look closely you can see that this cheeseburger has the cheese below the burger patty. That’s right, the world is coming to an end as we know it.

Thankfully, after having this problem pointed out by author and cheeseburger aficionado, Thomas Baekdal on Twitter, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai stepped in to announce that the company would drop everything to address the issue. I can’t believe they let it get this bad in the first place, I mean, even Apple got it right (though they did put the lettuce on the bottom and that’s also something I’m willing to bite someone over).

Hopefully this nightmare will be over soon, and we’ll have a normal bun->lettuce->tomato->cheese->patty->bun arrangement. Heck, I’ll even take bun->tomato- lettuce->cheese->patty->bun. Anything’s better than bun->tomato->lettuce->patty->cheese->bun. Please, anything but that.

This Hunger Games Theme Park in Dubai Doesn’t Really Get The Irony

The Hall of Heroes (Not Pictured: All the dead kids who were forced to fight each other)

The Motiongate Dubai theme park, has recently debuted their newest addition, a Hunger Games themed section. The section features a “Capitol Bullet Train” rollercoaster, the Hall of Heroes, and the Panem Aerial Tour multimedia experience.

I think they don’t quite understand the irony in having Hunger Games themed attractions, as the franchise revolves around a dystopian future where only rich residents enjoy a high standard of living and nearly everyone else suffers from poverty and starvation. There’s also that little detail where they make kids fight to the death annually for their amusement.

Honestly, if they’re going all in with Hunger Games attractions, they could do a little better. How about park staff dressed like Panem Officers who confiscate the food you just bought, flash mobs that every hour, pretend to riot to protest the wealthy. Of course, the main attraction would be the Hunger Games Experience where kids between the ages of 12 to 17 fight in mock version of the actual games. The losers are kicked out of the park, no refunds, while the winners get a $5 gift card.

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