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Justice Cap To Elude CCTVs

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We live in a surveillance state, not to say a police state. There are cameras pretty much everywhere and while some may argue that this is fine as long you don’t have anything to hide, the erosion of liberties and privacy this state of affairs entails is depressing to others. The Justice Cap pictured above simply tries to restore some balance by having 9 forward-facing red LEDs right under the brim. Turn them on whenever you want and your face will become mostly unrecognizable in night surveillance footage, even if passersby don’t even notice them. It won’t work in the daytime however.

We’re not advocating you do anything illegal with this, just as us reporting on knives or guns doesn’t mean we’re advocating you use these to do illegal things, even though you could. Be smart and know that the $15 Justice Cap is only meant to make you feel better about being filmed 24/7, not to give you a criminal tool.

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Would You Buy A 3D Printer At $200?

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Where’s the price cutoff point at which 3D printers might hit critical mass? $400? $300? What about $200? Because that’s how much you would have had to pledge to get your hands on the Micro 3D (M3D) printer pictured above had you been an early bird; it’s $300 now. Currently well above its funding goals, this printer can construct a cup of tea, say, out of thin air in as little as one hour just by pressing a couple of on-screen buttons. Plug it through USB like a regular printer, browse through a library of objects, design a new one, or download some to the provided software and you’re more than halfway there. You’re free to use any type of plastic filament, whether ABS, PLA or Nylon, and your printed objects will have a 50-350 micron layer resolution.

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The Lean, Mean Weaponized Mecha Machine Smartphone Holder

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Transform your smartphone into the ultimate fighting machine–well, sort of–with the Mecha Machine Smartphone Holder. As the name implies, it’s a contraption that’s designed to hold your phone in the most menacing way possible. The holder might look like it was put together using random screws, hinges, and other spare gear that you can find in a typical tool shed, but we’re willing to bet that making it called for a bit of skill and loads of creativity.

A variety of other holders are available on MechWorld‘s Etsy shop. He’s also got some pretty nifty-looking robot toys and Transformers figures on display.

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Mogo Portable Seat Is Great For Concerts

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With the snow melting, it’s definitely not too soon to start thinking about the music festivals ahead. As synonymous with summer as terraces and beach time, these festivals are awesome until you realize you’ve been standing on your feet for 8 hours. The Mogo by Focal Upright is a 2 lbs. collapsible seat that can be deployed in an instant, and will take weight off your feet so you can keep going a little longer. It easily stowes away in a backpack and can support up to 200 lbs.

And of course the uses aren’t limited to concerts. Anyone who spends long periods on their feet will want to consider this, even at the somewhat steep price of $95.

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TAG Heuer Launches Phone With Infinite Power

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You wouldn’t have expected TAG Heuer, maker of watches, to get into the cell phone business, let alone to announce the launch of a phone with what they’re calling “Infinite Power”. Yet that’s exactly what the Meridiist Infinite is supposed to have. By inserting a transparent photovoltaic cell behind the screen, the phone is capable of remaining on standby indefinitely, so long as it’s receiving a specific type of light, whether natural or artificial. However if you’re actually using your phone, the “infinite power” thing doesn’t apply.

Like many luxury electronics, you’re going to be paying for the materials (sapphire, Titanium Grade 5, carbon, etc.), the brand name, but definitely not for the technology. The Meridiist Infinite is running Froyo, and even if it is being produced in limited quantities (1,911 units, to be exact), we’re not convinced it deserves the $7,000 asking price.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

The Only Thing Better Than Shooting With A GoPro Is Shooting With Two GoPros

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More is better, as they say, and this seems to apply to GoPros just as well as pretty much anything else. The Dual HERO System is a waterproof housing that lets you use two of the popular HD actioncams simultaneously. You can set one to record video while the other takes pictures, or have them both take video and convert it to 3D later on with some free software. The included sync cable means you only have to control one interface for both cameras, and the entire thing is waterproof up to 197 feet, or 60 meters. It’s $200.

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Beyond The Internet – Discover The World of Usenet

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Globus With the rise of the computer age, nerds and geeks have become increasingly popular. It has changed our perception of them, from young computer nerds working in garages turning into billionaires to one of today’s most popular TV show “The Big Bang Theory”: nerds are funny, nerds are successful and, ultimately, nerds are cool.

And let’s be honest: we all act a little geeky or nerdy sometimes. We post, share and like stuff on Facebook, follow Tweets or are registered in some kind of online forum. We connect. We network. How the world has changed!

Not.

Before there was something like the internet, three students from the University of North Carolina and Duke University connected two UNIX computers and therefore created an alternative to the Arpanet, which was controlled by the US military and various research facilities. Since then, the Usenet has been a trendsetter. Some examples?

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‘Sup Dog: Adventure Time Jake Neck Pillow

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Ready for an adventure? Even when you’re beat or dead tired from a full day’s work, you can still go on an adventure–at least, in your dreams. And who better to accompany you than Jake from Adventure Time? He’s Finn’s constant companion who’s extremely flexible in more ways than one, and that’s one major characteristic that the Jake neck pillow has.

I’m sure we’d all love to have a shape-shifting friend like Jake in real life, but we can’t, so the next best thing would be this.

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D’Oh: LEGO Unveils Simpsons Minifigs

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LEGO announced that they were finally making a Simpsons set, with the promise of more minifigs somewhere down the line. Well, that time is here, as they’ve finally unveiled their line of Simpsons minifigs that includes all the characters we’ve grown to love over the years from Matt Groening’s hit show.

The entire Simpsons family will have their own minifigs (of course!), plus Milhouse, Ned, Itchy and Scratchy, Krusty, Apu, and Grandpa, among others. There’s also one of Ralph Wiggum with an “I-Choo-Choo-Choose You” Valentine’s card. Hit the break to get a closer look at the minifigs.

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