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Pixie Helps Travellers Keep Track of Their Gear, and Sanity, While on the Road With a New Luggage tracker app

Pixie just became the perfect travel companion.

Now a smart luggage tracker, Pixie is just getting smarter and smarter.

This time, helping travelers achieve peace of mind by providing you with a way to breeze through the airport and even help prevent luggage theft… Basically, it allows you to eliminate the hassle of airport bag mix-up at the conveyor belt using the Baggage Claim App. Finally, the answer to a problem that affects over 24M bags every year (Sita, 2017) many of them “accidentally” taken by others at baggage claim.

We think that the release of Baggage Claim, came just in time for the holiday season. Many are still flying off to their dream vacations or taking well deserved weekend trips and many more will soon travel to celebrate the holidays and Pixie is the perfect companion.

Who is Pixie
Statistics show that the average American spends two and a half days looking for items they lost or misplaced. Apparently, the amount paid to replace these lost items adds up to a whopping total of $2.7 billion a year.

The most commonly misplaced or lost items are house or car keys.

Whether we admit it or not, this has happened to us. Misplaced or lost, there are things that we just can’t find, so we end up replacing them. And we spend hours to trying and find them, and we have all been late to work or school because of searching for these things.

This is where Pixie comes in. In case you didn’t know, Pixie helps find missing items so you don’t have to waste time looking for them or, buy replacements.

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My Unbiased Review of iSmart C310 1 IR Wireless Camera

There was a time when wired security cameras and CCTVs were considered to be the only surveillance devices capable of monitoring home and work spaces. All that changed when wireless models were launched. Wireless spy cams spare you the trouble of setting up a complicated network of wires all around the place, instead, the cams have Wi-Fi integration that sends automatic alerts to your phone in case of any unusual activity. My search for an affordable and durable surveillance camera led me to iSmart C310 1 IR Wireless camera from . Let me share you my experience and overview of this pretty cool product.

It is very rare to come across a surveillance camera that is well equipped with all the latest features and advanced functionalities. Enter iSmart C310, an IR wireless camera model that works well both indoors and outdoors. With 1MP 2.8mm lens and solar powered batteries, the camera model has worked great for surveillance. Moreover, with cloud backup and Wi-Fi connectivity, I was able to easily share the footage online in a matter of minutes. C310 model turned out to be pretty easy to install and required almost no special maintenance.

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PetChatz is a Videophone for Keeping in Touch With Pets

How many times have you gone out to spend the weekend in the Poconos with some family and wondered if your Border Collie, Tyrion, was lonely? For years, you’d have to have to spend the entire vacation worrying whether your furry friend would even remember you by the time you got back.

Well worry no longer, because PetChatz is a wall mounted video calling solution for people to keep in touch with their pets. The device uses an app which connects with your smartphone and allows you to place video calls to it from any in the world. It can even dispense little treats at the touch of a button.

The device also comes with a host of modern features, such as recording for later playback, a microphone and speaker for further communication, and can even be linked to stream DogTV, a video channel service for dogs. But be aware that by picking one of these up, you have to accept having your friends see you as that person. You know, the one with the mini TV/phone for their dog.

It’s $379, which is a small price to pay for anyone who loves their pets enough to video chat with them, though at that price it might just be cheaper to buy them an iPhone. Not a new one of course, but at least a refurbished 5S, Tyrion’s worth that much.

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These Plush Lens Pillows Are Awesome, Ask Any DLSR Owner

If you’re anything thing like me, you might be an amateur photographer who loves to show off their DSLR whenever possible. For that reason, you can’t let people forget that you can totally get better shots than their phone, simply because your camera is tucked away in a bag somewhere.

Well with this pillow, stuffed and shaped like a prime lens, you don’t have to worry about your friends and family being oblivious to your expensive hobby. Just set it out on the couch whenever you have company and everyone will know why your Facebook photos of Uncle Joe’s barbecues always get the most likes.

In all seriousness, these pillows are handmade and would make a perfect gift for anyone who’s into amateur photography. I know I’d love it as a gift. You can even pick between models of either a Nikon or Canon lens.

They’re $45 each, just keep in mind that if you buy one as a gift, you make sure to get the right model. Take it from me, you do not want to buy a Canon lens pillow for a friend who is on Team Nikon, that’s how you lose friends.

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3 True Wireless Earbuds for Your Next Workout Session

Photive True Wireless Earbud Headphones

Without the tangled wires, this Photive True Wireless Earbud Headphones you’ll totally focus on your routine and beat your personal best. They’re small, comfortable, and powerful with HD quality sound. They run for 10 hours on a single charge.

Lechgo Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

If you care a lot about the bass in your workout playlist, you should definitely get the Lechgo Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds. They have superb balanced bass sound quality and a stabilizer design for a secure fit. On top of that, they come with multi-sized silicone caps to keep the earbuds in place.

Losei Dual Wireless Earbuds

Lastly, there’s the Losei Dual Wireless Earbuds. It’s the #1 New Release as of this writing. It has a built-in A2DP/AVRCP audio processing system that eliminates echo and noise. They’re designed with ergonomic ear hooks for a more secure fit.

OMW Elementor Sports Car Watches

Introducing the OMW Elementor Sports Car Watches. With four models to choose from, this series features colored forged carbon fiber. Luxurious and timeless, the Elementor Watches feature original materials from sports cars. The colored forged carbon is a high-reliance building material that combines short carbon fibers and a high-performance binding agent. Molded under high heat, it’s lightweight yet highly durable.

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Samsung Reveals Galaxy Note 8

Samsung officially announced the newest update to the flagship phablet Note series in their Unpacked Event in New York on Wednesday. The update brings along changes that long-time fans of the large phone will be excited for. Here are some of the most major changes that are coming to the Note 8.

The Note now features a 6.3 inch AMOLED display, which is a notable size increase from the Note 7’s 5.7 inch display and the iPhone 7 Plus’s 5.5 inch display.

The update also brings a dual-camera system for the first time to Samsung phones. Both lenses come with 12-Megapixel sensors, a wide angle lens with a f/1.7 aperture, as well as a telephoto lens with a f/2.4 aperture capable of a 2X optical zoom similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.

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3 Smart Home Automation Items That You Can Easily Start With

Etekcity Smart Plug Mini Outlet

There’s no debate that the switch is the easiest smart home item that you can start with. If you go with the Etekcity Smart Plug Mini Outlet, you can readily control your lights and track your energy usage through the VeSync app. Plus, it works with Amazon Alexa, SmartThing, HomeKit, Google Home, and IFTTT. Pretty handy switch for only $35 for 2.

Amazon Echo

Of course, if you want to start your home automation, don’t miss out on smart speaker assistants. Amazon Echo is probably the most popular one today. It can do a lot of things like check your flight schedules, answer any of your questions, give you traffic updates, and a whole lot more. It’s kind of expensive, but today, you can score an $80 off and get one for only $100!

TP-Link Multicolor Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Lastly, we have the lights. Lighting automation is the easiest type of home automation to break in. This TP-Link Multicolor Wi-Fi LED Bulb is dimmable and can work with Alexa. You don’t even need a hub to start using it. It’s only $40 a piece today.

How Technology is Healing Social Isolation for Seniors

Many seniors experience a deep sense of social isolation (this guy up here doesn’t mind though). This is due to a number of factors: they are no longer part of a workforce, family and friends have moved away, and it may be more difficult to leave the house to do the things they used to. In addition to sociological factors, seniors struggling with cognitive challenges or mobility issues find it difficult to connect with others, simply because it’s difficult to join a senior center or religious community and participate in activities.

Loneliness is a sense of grief due to lack of social connection. It creates psychological issues like depression and anxiety, as well as sedentary behaviors that increase health risks. If these are not addressed, a decline in cognitive abilities also occurs. While the ideal solution to heal loneliness would be to help seniors join a community where they feel a sense of connection, technology can help mitigate many of the risks of loneliness and the anguish of social isolation.

As seniors become more comfortable with the use of computers and Internet-connected devices and increasingly familiar with social media, they can engage in online communities and reconnect with family and friends.

Many seniors find smartphones bewildering. Moreover, they are continually evolving. Manufacturers make advances and add innovative features with every new model. For instance, earlier Android models of the Samsung Galaxy series did not have the need for much security because the technology was so new that hackers hadn’t figured out a way to exploit them. Since then, criminal-minded geeks have upped their game, but the latest Android devices have developed such sophisticated user authentication features that it is almost impossible for anyone else to use the phone.

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