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Deal of the Day: 53% Off On Limited Edition Black Hawk Drone

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If you’ve been looking for a drone with a bad-ass design that’s packed with tons of features at a price that won’t break the bank, then you might want to check out the limited edition Black Hawk Drone. With its matte-black finish and handy size, the Black Hawk Drone is capable of going all four directions (left, right, forward, and backward) with ease.

It’s ready to fly once it’s out of the box and has two options for the flight mode to match your skill: beginner or expertise.
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The Home Lie Detector Test Will Enliven Any Family Argument

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There’s no better argument than the one you can call BS, and then back that up with hard data. Yeah, you’re looking at a lie detector test that you can use at home. It uses the same principles as the polygraphs law enforcement agencies use (heart rate and skin conductivity readings, compared to a baseline), and can tell you with a similar degree of accuracy if your brother really, actually, seriously didn’t flush your hamster down the toilet as payback for you setting his turtle free in the backyard by accident. The device will need to connect to a PC or Mac to work, and unfortunately costs an outrageous $400.

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Turn Cheap Whiskey Into Fancy Whisky In Just 24 Hours With This Little Wooden Stick

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The difference between cheap whiskey and the top-shelf stuff is how long they’ve spent aging in their wooden barrels. It’s the wood in the barrels that give the liquor its taste and colour, and also filter out some of the hangover-causing chemicals. But the problem with barrels (an ancient method of aging alcohol) is that due to the wood being cut perpendicular to its grain (a necessary process to prevent the whiskey from just seeping out), very few of the capillaries are exposed to the liquid inside the barrel. That means it takes a really long time for the alcohol to penetrate the wood and acquire the sought-after flavours.

But it doesn’t have to be that way, and Whisky Elements is the proposed solution. You’re looking at some wooden sticks that, when soaked in cheap whiskey for 24 hours, will give it the taste and richness of the top-shelf stuff. The idea is quite simple: instead of putting the whiskey in a barrel, simply put the barrel in the whisky! These wooden sticks have several cuts perpendicular to the grain, exposing the capillaries within, and giving the liquor easy access to the chemicals that normally take decades to leech into barrel-aged whiskey! It’s a patent-pending process the creators call “Accelerated transpiration through capillary action.”

To make matters even more interesting, Whiskey Elements come in various “flavours”, based on how long and how hot the wood is cooked at. You get cool flavours, like “Smooth Maple Vanilla Oak”, or “Almond Coffee”. And the best part is Whiskey Elements is cheap: $10 will get you a pair of sticks, enough to “fix” a half gallon of crap whiskey.

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Ampy Turns a 30 Minute Jog Session Into 3 Hours Of Battery Life

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Harnessing kinetic energy in order to power consumer electronics isn’t a novel idea. Some of you may remember the nPower PEG from 2009’s CES, a gadget that promised to recharge your electronics from power gathered through your walking. Well, Ampy is pretty much the same thing, only in a smaller and more refined package. It packs an internal 1,000 mAh battery which is itself charged by a “proprietary linear inductor” that turns kinetic energy into electricity. Other devices use a magnet that slides back and forth along a coil, generating electricity in the process, though the proprietary nature of Ampy’s mechanism doesn’t allow us to confirm it’s the same thing. Regardless of how it works, its creators affirm that a 30 minute jogging session (or 1 hour cycling, or 10,000 walking steps) will top up its battery, which you can then use to fill a typical smartphone back up to about 75% charge. For any outdoorsy types, this could be interesting, especially at it’s early-adopter price of $75, on their Kickstarter.

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It Takes Two: ‘Get Me Outta This Cage!’ Halloween Costume

Get Me Outta This Cage Halloween Costume At a loss for Halloween costume ideas? Then grab your best bud (or someone who’s in the same boat in the costume department) and team up for an unusual collaborative Halloween get-up that’ll turn heads and even elicit a few laughs: the Get Me Outta This Cage costume. Technically, it’s just one costume, but you’ll need two people to achieve the full effect. One guy will be in the gorilla suit, while the other one plays the, well, caged human.

Neither can probably keep the charade going throughout the night–carrying an adult dude isn’t exactly easy on the arms, and sitting in that cage all cramped up can make you cramp up–but it’s definitely fun while it lasts. There’s another version of the costume where an abominable snowman takes the place of the gorilla.

The costumes are available online starting at $158.

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Deal Of The Day: Last Chance On 33% Off On Karma Go LTE Hotspot

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Whether it’s your laptop, your tablet, your cellphone or yet another of a slew of mobile devices, one thing is constant: they need an Internet connection. You can pay through the nose with your cellular contract, and even then you’ll leave some devices stranded, like your laptop. Or, you can get the Karma Go LTE Hotspot. This is a tiny (2.6″ wide x 2.6″ high x 0.5″ deep, weighing in at 2.1 oz), portable WiFi Hotspot that works with a pay-as-you-go data plan. There’s no contract, you simply pay for the data you need, at rates varying between $9.90-$14/GB. You’re looking at nationwide coverage, “6-8 Mbps downloads, with peaks up to 25 Mbps” speeds, and a battery life of 220 hours (stand by) and 5 hours (in use).

Normally, $150, it’s $99 for the next few hours. Hurry!

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OhGizmo! Review: The ZEUS Thunder Vaporizer Pen

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Vaporizers are all the rage these days, so we were excited to find out that ZEUS Arsenal was getting in on the action with the Thunder Pen Vape. It’s a relatively small vaping device with a cool PVD coating that’s super abrasion resistant. It measures around 6 inches in length with the wax tank attached, and about half an inch wide. Aside from being able to vaporize oils, waxes, concentrates and loose leaf herbs, it’s capable of handling propylene glycol “juices”, which turns it into a regular e-cig. That’s some pretty cool versatility. The battery is 650 mAh, which isn’t as large as some of its competitors but still lasts for a good 300-400 puffs. We’ve tested the unit for the last few weeks, and it’s quickly become our favourite way of consuming our consumables.

Read on for our full impressions.

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Power Bar Integrates Battery Pack

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The Pickup Power is a three-outlet power bar and surge protector. It’ll give you 1080 joules of surge protection, which we’re hoping is a lot… but could be very little since we know nothing about electrical engineering. We can tell you that aside from being a power bar, it houses a portable battery, which you can take with you to charge any of your devices. There is a 4,000 mAh and a 6,000 mAh version, which cost $80 and $100 respectively.

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Cucumbo Makes Cucumber Coils

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There are those who cook because they have to eat, and then there are those who do because it’s fun. If you’re in the second camp, maybe you’ll get a kick out of Cucumbo. It doesn’t really do anything other than to slice a cucumber in a coil pattern. Stick it in there, and twist. The end product looks kind of cool, and we suppose presentation is important. It’s a cheap and simple way to have a little fun in the kitchen. $13.

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