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Retro Gaming Shadow Boxes

We’re not going to get all poetic about how awesome retro games are, just because it’s pretty obvious (if you’re above a certain age) that they are. And it’s not just about playing the games, but also the aesthetic that grips us. That’s why we like these amazing shadow boxes by Etsy seller GlitchArtwork. They’re very reasonably priced between $25 and $75, and some of the Super Nintendo ones even come with the cartridge in the display. With titles like Pong, Ghosts and Ghouls, Street Fighter II, Mega Man and more, you’ll be able to deck out your living space in style for very little money.

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How to Avoid Getting Your Smart Locks Hacked

How to Avoid Getting Your Smart Locks Hacked

You would be surprised at how countless people have shared their horrible smart lock experiences. Smart locks, apparently, can be a little dumb when it comes to security.

Take for example the case of a 31-year-old smart enthusiast living in Missouri. He went all in on the smart home and was dumbfounded when his neighbor walked up casually to his front door and yelled, “Hey Siri, unlock the front door.” Siri complied.

His mistake was to place his iPad in the living room for his convenience. Sadly, his iPad didn’t have passcode authentication, making toying around his smart lock ridiculously easy. His smart lock story went viral online and got a spotlight in Forbes.

This is not meant to discourage you from going for a smart home. This is just to remind that you of the precautions that you need to take so your smart lock will not get hacked.

Password authentication

I know, it’s basic, but passwords are like the pawns of your kingdom. You have this extra layer of security of defense that drives off people who are just playing around like the neighbor in the story. Enable passwords in your devices and your Wi-Fi network.

Make your own network

Smart home devices need to have a network so they can understand each other. Usually, you’d just connect it to the Internet, the holy place where everyone can have access to everything. If you want your smart home to be safe, you’d want to create your own, separate network.

This has a downside, however. First, it takes time to setup. Second, some features of your devices (ie, Amazon’s Alexa search feature which needs the internet) wouldn’t work. This setup is recommended if you control your home devices via automation and physical smart switches, like sensors that’ll trigger your lights.

Invest in smart locks from reputable companies

If the second suggestion doesn’t appeal to you because of the limitations, the best that you can do is to invest in smart locks from reputable companies like August, Kevo, and Schlage. These companies protect their businesses and their clients by continuously reinforcing their security. They usually release security updates regularly.

There you go. If you do these things, you can protect your smart locks from getting hacked.

UVify Draco High-Speed Drone


Get your thrills at sky-high levels with the UVify Draco High-Speed Drone. With the help of real rocket scientists, the Draco Drone has maximum performance unlike you’ve ever seen. It’s lightweight and lightning fast and even has an HD camera to capture the action. Ready to fly out of the box, the Draco features a durable carbon fiber shell to also make it water resistant.

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How Big Data in Manufacturing Enhances ERP

The biggest challenge for manufacturers historically has been gaining perspective and control over the avalanche of details related to the typical manufacturing process. Incremental improvements appeared steadily over the years, but the fundamental complexity of manufacturing meant that the problem could never fully be solved.

The introduction of big data technologies to manufacturing over the last decade or so has created revolutionary new capabilities for any enterprise that wants to boost productivity, efficiency, and consistency. But the benefits of big data are not limited to the manufacturing processes themselves. They also apply to tools that manufacturers commonly rely on, specifically to ERP.

This makes sense when you consider that big data is a way of producing more data, while ERP is a tool to give form and function to data. To understand how this partnership works in practice, consider some of the specific ways that big data in manufacturing enhances ERP:

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Vifa Oslo Rechargeable Speaker


Enjoy the freedom of portable audio with the Vifa Oslo Rechargeable Speaker. With five color options to choose from, this speaker offers modern technology with an elegant exterior. Connecting via Bluetooth or with an auxiliary cable, the Oslo Speaker delivers pristine sound. It uses force balanced woofers with a digital pure path amplifier. In addition, it features a DSP crossover to ensure low distortion and precise audio.

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Deal Of The Day: 97% Off On The Full Stack Programmer Bundle

You’re looking at a massive 130-hour course that will allow you to acquire and perfect some pretty comprehensive programming The Full Stack Programmer Bundle gives you 12-months access to instructors, available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, ready to answer your questions and guide you through your educational path.

A full computer science degree is contained in this massive, 130-hour bundle, covering a wide array of programming languages for everything from web design and app development to database creation and app distribution. JavaScript, Python, PHP, and Ruby are just the tip of the iceberg here. You’ll also learn how to use popular, extremely valuable tools like Docker, MongoDB, Angular 2, and many more as you develop a full stack education.

– Access over 130 hours of content 24/7
– Discover MEAN Stack
– Start coding in JavaScript, Python, Pascal, PHP, Bootstrap, Ruby & many more
– Get an introduction to Kubernetes using Docker, Swift Programming, MongoDB & much more
– Explore JavaScript libraries like Node.js & Angular 2
– Dive into Google Go Programming & the brand new Julia programming language
– Track your progress w/ the Learning Management System

If you’ve been thinking about delving deeper into programming, you don’t have to spend the big bucks to do so. This bundle is yours for $39.

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Nostalgia Breakfast Station Does It All

Hot on the heels of the (admittedly still cooler) bacon toaster, the Nostalgia Retro Series 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station still brings a bit of swag to your morning foodmaking activities. You can toast up to 4 slices of bread while simultaneously brewing 4 cups of coffee, and frying up some bacon n’ eggs on the large family-size non-stick griddle. Yes, you’ll be consuming a lot of power while doing so, but the appliance is rated at 1,500 Watts, so it should be able to handle the load just fine. The reviews on Amazon are pretty positive, so you’re likely to get quite a bit of bang for your $67. It comes in red and aqua.

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The WeMo Mini Smart Plug Gives You Remote Control Over Your Home Appliances

At $35, it’s not too far fetched to imagine decking out your entire home with WeMo’s Mini Smart Plug. Why? Well, it allows you to remotely control anything that’s connected through it. Each little device will connect to your home network through WiFi, and through the app you’ll be able to turn it on or off remotely. You can make it look like someone’s home, even when no one’s there. You can schedule lights, sync them to sunrise and sunset, or even randomize them… because why not. The nice thing about the WeMo Mini in articular is that it doesn’t require a hub, instead connecting directly to your WiFi.

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LYFE Floating Planter by Flyte


Add some life to your space with the LYFE Floating Planter by Flyte. This zero-gravity system puts your plants in mid-air so you can enjoy them from all angles. As LYFE suspends your plant, it slowly rotates in a circle. LYFE is compatible with air plants, those that are able to grow in the air.

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