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Check Out Acer’s Selfie Hat for London Fashion Week!

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In recent years, people have reached new heights when it comes to vanity. Maybe the era of selfies began when phone makers began putting a camera with each smartphone they made. It exploded when front-facing cameras were upgraded and when monopods (aka selfie sticks) made their way to Amazon.

Someone already came up with the Selfie Brush. Now are you ready for the Selfie Hat? The latter was created by fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis in partnership with Acer. The pink sombrero is eye-catching not only because of all that glitter, but because of an attachment on the brim where Acer’s Iconia A-1 840 tablet is tucked in.

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MittenFlask Is Perfect For The Slopes

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Winter is just around the corner, and you’ll be wanting to booze up on the slopes, we know. No, you’re not? What kind of a person are you? And you call yourself a man…

Ok, whatever, we won’t judge. But if you do want to liquor up a bit while carving some snow, the MittenFlask seems just about perfect. One of the two mittens features a flask, connected to a bite valve so you won’t have to try to unscrew a top with mitten hands. We don’t know how much liquid it fits, but at $15 it doesn’t matter; some liquor is better than none.

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There’s A Facebook Clone That Charges $9,000 For Membership

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If you’re tired of rubbing elbows online with nothing but, you know, regular people, you’re going to want to take a look at Netropolitan. It’s an exclusive social network that charges $9,000 to enter. $6,000 of that is the initiation fee, then it’s $3,000 annually. In exchange for all those dollars, you gain access to “the online country club for people with more money than time”. But instead of a spa, jacuzzi, free towels, and rudimentary gym equipment (typical country club amenities), you’ll get to socialize with people just as, uh, special as you.

Netropolitan’s founder, James Touchi-Peters, 48, a composer and former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, said he had trouble finding people to whom he could relate on other social sites. “I saw a need for an environment where you could talk about the finer things in life without backlash — an environment where people could share similar likes and experiences,” he said.

The hefty initiation fee, he said, “ensures that our membership remains exclusive, but also private.”

Members must be at least 21 years old and must register using their real names. Once in, they may form groups around common interests, but will have access to posts and status updates by all other users. There are no ads, the site is not indexed by search engines, and moderators are active at all times to police bad behavior (like spamming ads for your own business).

Allegedly, the site has already attract hundreds of members, although you can’t really check it out right this minute since it seems to be down.

[ Netropolitan ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Texting-while-driving Detection Device Being Developed

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There are many jurisdictions where you’re not allowed to text while driving. It makes sense: the practice kills. But of course, illegal doesn’t mean people don’t do it. Now a Virginia-based company, ComSonics, is developing a radar-gun like device that can detect the telltale radio frequencies emitted from a cellphone as it sends a text. Law enforcement officers will be able to point it at passing cars and know if the occupant has been sending a text. It won’t be able to say which occupant is guilty, however, so maybe it’ll only be used with single-ocupant vehicles. It’s also unlikely to be able to detect when you’re using data-based text applications, like iMessage or WhatsApp. But considering how dangerous distracted driving is, we’re kind of happy to see tech like this in development.

No, it’s not illegal everywhere to text while driving. But it is in the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada. New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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Office Gadgets to Make Workdays Fun Again

Every weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover.

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Offices generally tend to be dull and boring, but there are some things you can do to make then more pleasant – starting with your work desk! Faveable team has compiled a list of 9 really cool and unique items that you can get to bring the fun back. These products are not just novelty items but will even serve as good conversation staters with your colleagues. Some of the items on the list include giant flip clock (featured image), 5-in-1 geek pen, portable scanners, retro iPhone dock, and many more. Hit the link below to see the entire list.

Check out: Bored at Work? These 9 Clever Office Gadgets Make Workdays Fun

Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On NES30 Bluetooth Controller

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Playing games on mobile devices with on-screen controls just isn’t as much fun as with a dedicated controller. So if you’re in the market for something like that, you might want to take a look at the NES30 Bluetooth Controller. It connects to Android and iOS devices through Bluetooth, and looks exactly like an NES controller from the 80’s. If you were born in the 80’s, the retro look will be a throwback to all those mornings spent playing Ninja Gaiden while your parents harass you to get dressed for school. The keys are programmable, the battery rechargeable after 20+ hours of runtime, and it’s even compatible with PCs or Macs through a wired USB connection.

Normally you’d pay $40 for it, but it’s $29.99 with today’s deal.

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The Force is With Your Porch: Stormtrooper Porch Light Covers

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Have a Stormtrooper give each and every one of your guests a warm and illuminating welcome with this porch light cover. You don’t necessarily have to be on the Sith Lord’s side to appreciate its awesomeness. With this on, your previously-plain porch light will go from blah to “whoa!” It also lets anyone passing by know what a huge Star Wars fan you are.

It’s available online from the Fancy for $13.

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Movpack Is The World’s First Backpack Electric Vehicle

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Walking is for chumps. Ok, no, not really. Walking is great, but it’s nice to have options. If you need to commute, are traveling, or otherwise have the desire to carry some clothes and a laptop, while simultaneously not wanting to get too tired walking, Movpack is for you. It’s a backpack that carries an electric skateboard, which uses a hand-held remote for control. You get a 9 mile range at speeds up to 15mph, and once the battery is depleted, you can charge it back up in 2 hours. The wheels remain on the outside so that even if you’re out of power you can still roll it around on the ground if you don’t feel like keeping the weight on your shoulders. It’s not a whole lot of weight, incidentally, with the whole thing clocking in at 17lbs.

Convenience and mobility, however, don’t come cheap. The Super Early Bird pledge is $999, with expected retail to be at $2,000!

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DipJar Takes Care Of Tips In A Cashless Age

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We’re slowly moving towards a cashless economy, and that’s all fine except for those among us who depend on tips to boost our income. You buy a large coffee at Starbucks (we refuse to call them by their pretentious faux-Italian names), you pay with your card and what happens to the tip jar? Nothing happens, is what. The pretentious barista gets nothing. But if DipJar takes off, that could all change. The company has recently raised a $420,000 round of investment to produce and market a small jar with an integrated magstripe reader that could make tipping $1 as easy and quick as dropping change in a traditional jar. Think of it as a modern, digital take on the traditional jar.

Anyone interested in the DipJar can contact the company through their website and request one. When the “next-gen” hardware is ready, they’ll open the doors for anyone to get one and start accepting digital tips right away. We suspect there is no cost for the hardware, but the company will skim a little off the top.

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