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Kurrent 6-in-1 Charging Hub


Top up your devices with ease with the Kurrent 6-in-1 Charging Hub from Kube Systems. Convenient and smart, Kurrent lets you charge up to six devices simultaneously. It features an optional Qi charging pad which is compatible with most Android smartphones, compatible Qi cases, and the rumored iPhone 8.

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Despite Warnings People Still Fried Their Cameras During The Eclipse

There’s no doubt that people were super excited to catch a glimpse of the first total solar eclipse to hit the United States since 1979. Cities and towns within the path of totality were hit with eclipse fever as tourists poured in for the incredibly rare opportunity. Of course,  along with that excitement came people wanting to photograph the event, and like how many ignored the warnings of not wearing the eclipse glasses, many innocent cameras were injured by people not using a solar lens to capture the eclipse.

One camera rental company, LensRentals, posted a blog detailing the different types of the damage to cameras and lenses that were returned after the eclipse. Among these include damaged sensors, melted shutters and damage to the lens iris. Most of the damage happened when cameras were left pointed to the eclipse, using the lens like a magnifying glass and melting some of the inside components. Except this time, instead of burning an ant hill until your parents call a therapist, you end up melting the critically important sensor in a camera that’s worth more than your kidney.

Luckily, LensRentals was prepared to deal with repairs by the forgone instructions and says the damage wasn’t as common as expected. Though the company says that the damage is considered neglect after the numerous warnings, so the added insurance doesn’t cover the damage. They hope this will serve as a warning to anyone wanting to photograph the next eclipse in 2024.

See more pictures of the damage. [ LensRentals ]

Need an Audio Boost at Home? Here are 3 Speakers on Sale

Klipsch Channel Sound Bar

Watch movies and TV shows like a boss with this Klipsch Channel Sound Bar. It has a true 2-way soundbar, 2 dome tweeters, and dual woofers for an awesome audio experience. You can also connect inputs via optical digital, Bluetooth, stereo analog, and USB — easy setup. It’s Amazon’s Deal of the Day!

URPOWER Bluetooth Hi-Fi Speakers

Bring your music with you with this URPOWER Bluetooth Hi-Fi Speakers. Powered by Bluetooth 3.0 technology, you can setup your music in just 3 seconds. It can pick up your source even if it’s far as 31 feet away. Enjoy 4 hours of music at 50% volume.

OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker

If you love water activities, you’re better off with the OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker. It’s IPX5 water-resistant and can take some splashes. On top of that, it’s also dustproof and sandproof, perfect for beach and outdoor activities. With its 2200 mAh battery, it can play music for up to 12 hours.

 

Shonin Streamcam Compact Wearable Camera


Tell your side of the story with the Shonin Streamcam Compact Wearable Camera. This clever system captures events from your point of view as they unfold. Connecting to the cloud, the Shonin Streamcam automatically saves all of your footage with a single tap. Or, you can choose to broadcast in real-time through live social media streaming. The Shonin Streamcam uses a cellular SIM or Wi-Fi tethering to capture and save.

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Capcom Set to Re-release Street Fighter II Cartridge For The SNES, Though it Might Catch On Fire

Capcom has teamed up with Iam8bit to release a limited run of Street Fighter II cartridges for the 30th anniversary for the game, which are fully functional. The run will produce 5,500 cartridges, with 1,000 being in ‘Glow-in-the-dark Blanka’ green and the other 4,500 in ‘Opaque Ryu Headband’ red.

Though something in the product page’s description suggests the game could catch on fire, “WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the “Product”) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire.”

Okay, so the game is unlikely to have any issues whatsoever, and is almost certainly not going to set of a Hadouken in your living room. Though, it’s still best to exercise caution and you probably want to shelf this one anyway, as it’s going to be massively collectible to any Street Fighter fan.

The cartridges will sell for $100 each and will ship sometime in November, but just buy an SNES Classic, which will be $20 cheaper and even has Street Fighter II built in. Just kidding, you’ll never be able to find an SNES Classic that’ll cost you less than $200 and little bit of your dignity off some guy on Craigslist who hoards them like a troll.

[ IAm8Bit ]

Upgrade Your Video Entertainment System — at a Discount

Samsung Electronics 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Amazon is putting a $1000 price tag on the Samsung Electronics 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV, but only for today. This translates to a $950 savings. The UN65MU7600 model is a 65-inch curved TV that sports a wider range of color and contrast than a full HD. Its One Remote feature controls all connected devices at once. And it comes with a free wall mounting service.

Roku Express+

Another Amazon Deal of the Day is the $25 Roku Express+, an HD streaming media player that gives you access to over 350,000 movies and TV shows across 3,500+ channels. The only problem? How to stop binge watching.

TiVo Bolt Digital Video Recorder

Got a TV show that you want to watch over and over again? This TiVo Bolt Digital Video Recorder lets you record up to 4 shows at once. It works with your existing subscription or records over-the-air channels. It integrates well with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO GO, and more — no need to switch inputs.

 

Someone Made a Polaroid Camera That Can Print GIF’s (sort of)

People these days seem obsessed with bringing back old tech whether it be vinyl records, retro video games, or old film cameras. And as far as old cameras go, no company seems gets the rose-colored nostalgia treatment quite like Polaroid. I suppose there’s nothing quite as satisfying as taking a picture and having it print out into your hands seconds later.

Well Reddit user, abhi3188, decided to combine the look and feel of the old Polaroid camera, with the modern equivalent of communication, making a camera that prints out GIF’s. The project, named the Instagif NextStep, works by taking a short clip with the camera, which it then ‘prints’ out a cartridge with a small screen on it to display the GIF. Okay, so it doesn’t magically print moving images onto film paper, but it’s still a super cool idea. Once released the GIF even takes a second to fade in, like a real photo from an instant camera.

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Smart Weatherproof Security Camera


Take your home security one step further with this Smart Weatherproof Security Camera. This camera sets up anywhere in the house, both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to the weatherproof feature, you can be worry-free even under bad weather conditions. Additionally, the camera also comes with a powerful sensor that detects human movements. So, you will not get false alarms whatsoever.

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iPhone Event Set for September 12, Here’s What It Might Look Like

On September 12 Apple will unveil their latest iPhone in the Steve Jobs theater at Apple’s newly constructed headquarters. The iPhone will mark Apple’s 10th update to the line since the original released in 2007, because of this, many fans and outlets are reporting the newest iPhone to be a more significant change than in recent years. Here are some the biggest changes that are reportedly coming to the iPhone.

Design

Apple is rumored to finally be embracing a design change for the iPhone after a decade of having very familiar top and bottom chins as well as a circular home button. The new iPhone will likely ditch both in favor of a much smaller top and bottom bezel with a small cutout on top for the front-facing camera and may incorporate the new home button under the display like the Galaxy S8.

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