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Shaper Origins Handheld CNC Router Is Awesome

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I don’t have a single thing that I’d need a CNC router for, but after seeing what the Shaper Origins can do, I wish I did. It’s a handheld CNC machine, which in itself is amazing since these devices are usually pretty huge and static. The way it works it also pretty impressive: you create your design, then simply follow the lines through the onboard display. The Shaper Origins automatically corrects for your hand errors and even retracts the bit if you go too far off course. This way you can achieve 1/100 inch accuracy, creating intricate designs out of a slew of materials. For anyone passionate about DIY work, who wants to output more sophisticated creating, the Shaper Origins is almost magical. Again, I wish I had the time and inclination to use this machine. And also the $1,499 it currently costs to order your own.

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Deal Of The Day: Zus Kevlar MFi Certified Lightning Cable For $19.99

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I own the Zus Kevlar Charging Cable, and did a review on it right here. It’s honestly the nicest Lightning charging cable I’ve ever owned, and after a half-dozen frayed Apple cables, I feel like this one’s going to last a lifetime… or at least until Apple changes their standard again. It’s honestly just a really cool cable.

Stop re-upping on low quality charging cables that tear after just a few months. The ZUS Cable can bend over 15,000 times, 50% more than the nearest competitor, and is covered by a lifetime warranty. That’s how confident ZUS is in their cables. These cables are built with the same aramid fiber technology used in aerospace and military applications so normal wear and tear just won’t affect them.

– Cables are tangle-free thanks to the nylon braiding
– Each cable comes w/ a complimentary velcro tie to keep the cable further organized
– 90 degree plug provides a slim fit in narrow spaces
– MFi Certification means your iPhone is perfectly safe to charge

The cable is $19.99, and is shipped for free. That’s less than a new Apple Lightning cable for a product that’s vastly superior.

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WatchAir Antenna Sends OTA Signals To Your Mobile Devices

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A few years ago it became necessary to purchase converter boxes to still be able to receive Over The Air TV signals, since they went all digital. But these converter boxes just plug into your TV, and let you watch programs on a larger screen; if you want to see stuff on your tablet? You’re out of luck. If you get the WatchAir, a smart antenna, you can do just that. It sends the OTA HDTV signals to any connected smart device, by using your home router and WiFi. You can record shows, access the TV guide, and do anything you’d normally do on your living room TV, but on your cellphone, your tablet, or your laptop. It’s currently going through a Kickstarter, and a $189 pledge will get you yours.

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Officially Lincensed Xbox One Onesies Are A Thing That Exists

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I guess there are some people that take their gaming pretty seriously. Well, I already knew that of course, but it’s interesting to see that they’d take it seriously enough to consider the purchase of a garment made specifically for this activity. Mind you, the Xbox Onesie does list a series of features that kind of makes sense if you’re planning an extended gaming session.

– Enlarged pockets to fit your Xbox Controller and Media Remotes
– Arm pouch to offer quick and easy access to your mobile phone
– Roll-able legs and arms to cater for all temperatures and seasons
– Forearm grips to prevent slipping on those ‘edge of your seat’ moments
– Extra-large hood to accommodate headsets for the ultimate gaming sessions
– Customised Gamertag embroidery

It’s the creation of Xbox One Australia, and will apparently be only available intuit market. Price and availability information are missing, but it does seem to be a real product that you’ll be able to buy soon.

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[ Engadget ]

100% Free Mobile Phone Service w/ Global 3-in-1 SIM Kit – FreedomPop

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FreedomPop. All opinions are 100% mine. -Ed.

If you’ve fully paid for your smartphone, there’s a good chance you’re eligible to have it unlocked. This means that you can use your phone with any carrier of your choice, opening up a world of possibilities. By simply popping in a new SIM into your unlocked phone, you could access FreedomPop’s service for instance and, as you’re about to find out, get a bunch of stuff for very little money.

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You’ll be able to travel without worrying about paying a fortune for your carrier’s roaming fees, for one. You won’t be tied to a contract and you can cancel anytime, and you can keep your current phone number if you want. The deal works like this: for all of $5 you’ll receive a SIM that comes with one month of service from FreedomPop, along with a bunch of other perks.

– Global 3-in-1 Sim Card Kit ($15.00 value)
– Global Unlimited Talk, Text, and 1GB Trial ($19.99/mo value)
– Premium Plus Trial ($7.99/mo value)
– Free Shipping ($14.99 value)
– Total value: $57.97, 91% Off
Today’s Special: $4.99 + Free Shipping

The nice thing about the company is that you’ll get the same kind of coverage you would from the larger carriers, since they pay to use Sprint’s towers. And after you’re done with your free month trial, you can switch to their completely free plan that gives you 500 texts, 200 minutes, and 200MB each month! That’s right, you can have cellphone service, including 200MB of data, for no money per month. If that’s not enough for your needs though, you can upgrade to the $19.99 plan you had during your month trial, or a $39.99/mo plan with triple the data, 3GB.

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Here are some of FreedomPop’s features:

– Compatible with most unlocked GSM AT&T and T-Mobile phones
– Use your phone around the world
– Free Basic Plan: 200 mins, 500 texts & 200MB
– No contract. No commitment. Cancel anytime.
– Free unlimited calling & texting between FreedomPop Phones
– High Speed HSPA+ and Nationwide 3G
– WiFi calling and texting from anywhere
– Get a new phone number or keep your own
– Free international calling from over 60 countries
– Earn additional free data every month by adding friends
– Earn unlimited free data by completing partner offers
– FreedomPop service currently only supports Android and Apple devices running Android 4.0+ and iOS 7.0+
– Sim ships activated

If you’re looking for a less expensive way to stay connected, don’t hesitate to check out FreedomPop.

Deal of The Day: 47% Off On SelectTV, 1-Yr Subscription

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Like fax machines, cable service is a technology from another era. You have to sit there and be told what you’re going to watch, and when. Your only control involves watching something else altogether by switching channels, and if there’s nothing on, well, tough luck. Cord cutters realized this a long time ago, and to help you take that plunge, services like SelectTV exist.

More and more people are cutting the cable cord and looking to alternative TV and movie viewing methods. Netflix and Hulu are cool, but only one service offers all the perks of both cable and web-based streaming–while simultaneously dwarfing any other library. That’s SelectTV, where you can access over 300,000 TV episodes, 200,000 movies, 50,000 radio stations, and 5,000 live channels all from the same, simple browser interface. There are many reasons to cut the cord, but none are as convincing as SelectTV.

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– Access a massive library of TV shows, movies, live channels, radio stations & more from over 150 countries
– Watch unlimited video on demand from any device
– Enjoy over 1,000 curated channels, w/ latest episodes from top networks, as well as classic TV from the last 50 years
– Steam over 50,000 world radio stations
– Get the latest TV & box office hits w/ Select TV Pay Per View
– Broaden your horizons w/ thousands of on-demand TV shows
– Access a full calendar of live events, sports, concerts & more, all streamed live via the web
– Connect to your home TV via Google Chromecast or HDMI cable

Normally $36 for the year, you can have it for $19. That’s what?… 2 months of Netflix?

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KFC Is Giving Away Fried Chicken Sunscreen. Yes, Really

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Now more than ever, the expression “roasting in the sun” will be a little bit more than figurative. Although, technically, that’s not right either since KFC doesn’t roast its chicken. No, we suppose that if you’re one of the lucky few who managed to snag a bottle of KFC Extra Crispy Sunscreen, you’ll be able to tell your friends you’re “frying in the sun” instead. Yes, they’re all sold out now, sadly, but for a while anyone who visited ExtraCrispySunscreen.com would be given a free bottle of SPF 30 sunscreen that smells just like KFC’s delicious staple item. The smell is described by one pretentious people.com writer as “absolutely revolting”, which we take to mean “arm-bitingly delicious”. Yes, we’re sad they’re all gone, and we’re kinda hoping anyone who managed to snag one will put them up on eBay.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Incredible Things ]

Walabot Lets You See Through Walls

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If you’ve ever done any sort of semi-serious home renovations, you might have ended up buying a stud finder. So you might be familiar with the concept of peeking behind your drywall in the hopes of figuring out what’s there. But regular stud finders are limited. Walabot is a device that connects to an Android smartphone (running 5.0 (Lollipop) and above with OTG) and lets you peek up to 4 inches deep, drawing a digital representation of what it finds, right on your screen. It detects plastic and metal pipes, electrical wires, as well as studs. You’ll see their shape an orientation, and will be able to cut through without worrying about severing something important. The $200 you’ll have to spend on this will be money well spent for anyone who takes their DIY game seriously.

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Capture Your Entire Vacation with Our Top 3 Waterproof Cameras

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These days we demand that our digital cameras do things that our smartphones can’t – which makes sense, considering how similar some of their features remain. And one thing that digital cameras can do better is survive: Specifically, they can survive in situations and environments where you really wouldn’t want to risk a smartphone – like in the water. So if you love snorkeling, snow sports, poolside antics, or the beauty of underwater shots, we’ve got some of the best waterproof cameras for you to take a look at.

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