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AirSelfie Takes the Selfie Game Airborne

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Look, like it or hate it, the selfie is here to stay. And while you may have tried to up your game with the use of a selfie stick, you’re going to feel pretty “little league” when you see what the AirSelfie can do. It’s a tiny drone designed specifically to take selfies. How? It’s small enough that it fits inside a cellphone case. This means that whenever the fancy takes you, you just have to slide it out of the case and let it fly up to 20 meters (66 feet) away, where a 5MP camera will be able to take pictures of you and store it in its 4GB internal memory. The drone is also able to record HD-quality footage. There are three flight modes, with the simplest being “Selfie Mode”; presumably this means it’ll just park itself at a distance and take pics. The purpose-built case comes with its own battery, so it’ll charge the drone when not in use, giving it a 3 minute flight time.

Compatible smartphones include the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, Huawei P9, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. For those without a compatible phone, a separate power bank is available that can be used to charge the drone up to 20 times. It also sports a Micro-USB port that can be used for charging.

It’s currently undergoing some crowdfunding, with a €179 (US$189) pledge securing you a drone, a phone cover and a Micro USB cable. Shipping is slated for March 2017.

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How to Break Down the Walls of Learning to Code

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Anytime you start a conversation about learning to code, you generally have one of two point of views.

The first, and probably most widely held view, is that those seeking to understand coding are in for a long and difficult road.

The other, and probably more misguided view, is that learning to code is easy.

In reality, however, there’s no short answer as to just how difficult it will be to learn to code.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t short answers when it comes to exactly how you can move forward if you’re looking to become a seasoned, and intelligent, programmer.

So what exactly do you need to do to break down the walls of learning to code?

Let’s find out.

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Feisty Pets Are The Perfect Gift For That Kid You Don’t Like

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As far as we’re concerned, we’d be buying every child on the planet one of these, considering how little we think of kids in general. But we’re horrible human beings, so don’t pay too much attention. “These” are called Feisty Pets and they look like a normal, cute little plushie at first sight. But when you give them a hearty squeeze (as kids do), they instantly turn into nightmare material. It’s pretty amazing what a few fangs and frowny eyebrows can do to a face, but there you have it: instant children’s tears. They come in bear, cat, dog, or monkey variations, and cost all of $20.

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Does Your Small Business Have Tech Support?

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When you talk about information technology, one of the areas that often gets left behind in the conversation is one of the most vital. For small businesses without the ability to field their own IT department, getting the right kind of tech support is a matter that is make or break to their bottom line. For tech support businesses with small and medium sized clients, it’s critical to use your resources in the most effective manner possible. You can’t go dashing out of the office for a service call every time the phone rings, likewise small businesses need their IT to be responsible and responsive to their needs. There is a way to satisfy both sides with the use of video conferencing taken to the next level.

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Understandably, small businesses can be very conservative with their technology spend, and may have workers who first began using computers back with Windows NT4 or even earlier versions. Old habits are hard to change, and it’s a sure thing that there are still clients in your roster who are stubbornly running Windows XP. In fact, Naked Security reveals that 10 percent of Windows desktops are still running Windows XP.

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Death Star Christmas Tree Topper

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As far as we’re concerned, on the very first day after Halloween, the Christmas period starts. Or the Holiday Season, if you’re politically sensitive. And some of us are going to erect a Christmas tree. It would be cool if you put something awesome on top, instead of that old fashioned star. How about a Death Star? What could be more poetic? Yes, that’s right, you’re looking at a Death Star tree topper. It lights up red or blue (and green), and plays two iconic Star Wars compositions: the Star Wars theme and the Imperial March. It even comes with a remote control. And, sadly, it’s going to set you back a hefty $99. That’s if you can even manage to get your hands on one, since it’s out of stock indefinitely.

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Star Trek Beer Koozies

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Everything and anything can become branded merchandise. Are we going to write about it all? If it’s a slow Friday, probably. Although to be honest, we kind of genuinely like these headless Kirk and Spock beer koozies from the official online Star Trek store. They’re can coolers, so what’s there to really say about them? They cost $9 and are sort of awesome. The end.

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How To Know Which VR Glasses You Should Buy

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Everybody has easy access to the virtual world these days. Thanks to the surge of various VR glasses in the market from both huge tech companies (Google, Samsung, and HTC) and from small tech brands. You can even get a pair for less than $10! Owning one isn’t really the problem now; it’s which pair of VR glasses to get.

Before you go get the most expensive and the latest VR glasses just because you think it’s the best, here are the things that you need to ask yourself:

How will I use my VR glasses?

Will you use it just to watch movies on using your smartphone or do you want to use it with your PlayStation VR? HTC Vive is perfect for movie streaming, but for console gaming, the PlayStation VR is the winner.

Is comfort your top priority?

You may still want to go for another round of games, but if your neck is easily strained with all the weight, you may want to go wtih an extra slim and lightweight one like the ACCUPiX Mybud.

How much is your budget?

If you’re after a high-end VR, you need to prepare somewhere between $400 to $800. But if you want an affordable option, which is still one of the overall best for virtual reality, the Samsung Gear VR Headset is highly recommended.

Need more help in deciding which VR glasses to buy? Here’s a detailed guide:

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Deal Of The Day: A Bluetooth 3.0 Smartwatch with Camera & Pedometer For $39

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When you give up on the idea of buying top-tier brand names who pass their country-sized advertising and R&D budgets on to you, you realize you can find items at much more reasonable prices. The Bluetooth 3.0 Smartwatch with Camera & Pedometer does a bunch of things that more expensive watches do, but at a fraction of the cost.

It’s a phone, it’s a camera, it’s a pedometer, it’s a personal assistant, and so much more – and it’s all on your wrist! This smart watch uses Bluetooth 3.0 to sync with your phone to perform a huge range of tasks like calling, tracking steps, managing your calendar, streaming music or video, and even taking videos. Life is easier when you can manage it from your wrist.

– Stay connected w/ the Bluetooth dialer, call reminder, & SMS notification functions
– Take pictures of your food (& whatever else you take pictures of) w/ your watch
– Keep tabs on your watch w/ anti-loss technology, connected to your phone
– Enjoy music & video streamed from your phone, right on your watch
– Look at what is on the day’s schedule quickly & easily
– Track your steps & sleep to ensure your lifestyle stays healthy

So while you’ll pay upwards of $100 for most smartwatches with similar functionality, this one is $38.99. Shipped for free.

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Hollowed-Out Spy Coins

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Unless you’re getting yourself into Edward Snowden territory, we can’t quite figure out when you would need something like the Spy Coins. Still, it’s cool to know they exist and if you want to add some imaginary pizzazz to your life, we suppose there’s not harm in using them. What they do is pretty obvious: there’s a hollowed-out center in which you can easily stuff a MicroSD card. You can also easily lose a MicroSD card by accidentally using one of these to pay instead of a regular coin, so be careful. They’re about $30 each.

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