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3 Must-Have Wearables for the Busy Gentlemen

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When it comes to men’s wearables, probably the only products that will cross your mind are those rugged sports watches. Lately though, we’ve seen an increase in stylish wearables that are designed exclusively for men.

Fashionable wearables, it seems, should not just be for women. After all, the busy gentleman needs to up his productivity without compromising his fashion. In fact, a lot of popular fashion brands like Fossil Q have infused technology into their product lines. Here’s a checklist of the tech gadgets every busy man should have.

The classic, yet smart wristwatch

The wristwatch is the only jewelry most men wear. It wouldn’t hurt if you splurge on a good one. But make sure it’s one of those classic-looking watches with smart functionality — ones that can track your fitness stats and discreetly notify you of important calls or emails. Fossil’s Q Grant is an excellently styled chronograph with smart functionality.

Casual clothing that is actually intelligent

You must be surprised at what smart coats (or smart belts) can do. Elem + Aris has a smart coat with revolutionary heat technology. It produces infrared heat energy that warms your muscles and increases your blood flow. And then there’s Belty, a high-end and stylish belt that helps promote your well-being. It increases your walking pace through rhythms, recommends breathing exercises, reminds you to drink more water, and more.

Hassle-free sports tracking

Increase your focus on your training and push your limits by using fitness trackers that don’t meddle with your activities. We’re talking about comfortable fitness shirts, which track your heart rate accurately and other sports-centered functional trackers like eyewear made for cycling with GPS and integrated sensors.

Men like wearables that do what they’re supposed to and ones that look sleek enough for normal, everyday wear. We happen to have a list of the best ones.

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3 Smart Light Bulbs That Are As Awesome As (But Cheaper Than) the Philips Hue

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When it comes to color-changing bulbs, the Philips Hue bulbs stand out. There’s no denying in that, but they can be awfully expensive. Also, you need the Hue bridge to control them as part of your smart home automation. If you’re not willing to spend a lot, but still wanted reliable and automation-ready light bulbs, here are some Philips Hue alternatives for you.

For seamless integration into your existing smart home

GE Link Wireless A19 Smart Connected LED Light Bulb

GE Link LED Bulb

 

The one which doesn’t need a hub
LIFX Color 1000 A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb

LIFX Multicolor and dimmable bulbs

 

Lights which also play music
Pulse Dimmable LED Light
SengledPulse Dimmable LED Light with Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Hope this has shed some light on what smart bulbs you would shop for next!

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3 Cool Things You Didn’t Know Your Wi-Fi Doorbell Could Do

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Wi-Fi doorbells are handy. You don’t need to go to your door to tell expected visitors that they can already come in. You’re obviously using your doorbell like this, but there are other cool things that you can do with your Wi-Fi Doorbell. Here are some.

Take deliveries for you when you’re out

If you’re expecting a package, but you’re not home, you can leverage technology. When the delivery guy shows up on your live video feed, remotely open your doorlock and ask him to leave the package inside your door.

The August Video Doorbell in tandem with the August Smart Lock can do this trick seamlessly.

Shoo away burglars — even when nobody’s home

Most doorbells have a motion alert feature that lets you see who’s at your door and a two-way audio for communication. Let sketchy people who are snooping around your door think that you’re home and drive them away.

The Zmodo Torch Pro will play this role nicely, especially when burglars come at night to your empty home. You can remotely switch on the light that comes with the doorbell and talk to them. Plus, you get a snapshot alert of the person at your front door the moment motion is detected.

Immortalize your pranks or surprises.

Use the doorbell to record priceless moments like welcoming your dog after being gone for a few days or trolling your wife by lipsyncing to Zayn’s PillowTalk like what one guy on YouTube did.

If cloud recording is one of your priorities, the Ring Doorbell Pro is the one to go with. It also lets you easily store and share video footages.

There you go. Have fun with your doorbell of choice!

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Behold The Future: Tesla Demonstrates Fully Self-Driving Capability

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If you’re an automotive enthusiast, enjoy the next five, maybe ten years. After that, we suspect insurance prices are going to start getting prohibitively expensive for anyone wishing to get around using meat-based drivers. Tesla, of course, is paving the way for such a future. They’ve recently announced that all Tesla cars, including the forthcoming, relatively-affordable Model 3, will come with the required hardware for full autonomous driving capability. And you just know that these cars will be considerably safer than your text-driving, drunk-driving, distracted-driving selves.

We are excited to announce that, as of today, all Tesla vehicles produced in our factory – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver. Eight surround cameras provide 360 degree visibility around the car at up to 250 meters of range. Twelve updated ultrasonic sensors complement this vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system. A forward-facing radar with enhanced processing provides additional data about the world on a redundant wavelength, capable of seeing through heavy rain, fog, dust and even the car ahead.

To make sense of all of this data, a new onboard computer with more than 40 times the computing power of the previous generation runs the new Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar and radar processing software. Together, this system provides a view of the world that a driver alone cannot access, seeing in every direction simultaneously and on wavelengths that go far beyond the human senses.

Watch the video below to see what that future might look like. The driver in the video is only there for legal purposes, since our laws haven’t quite caught up with advances in technology. But make no mistake: they will. Despite the odd incident here and there, self-driving cars have already shown to be safer than humans and will be getting even safer as the tech is refined. So go ahead and enjoy what’s left of the era in which humans actually drove themselves.

Full Self-Driving Hardware on All Teslas from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Bird Of Prey Bike Gives Riders A Whole New Position

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You’re probably already familiar with what riders look like on a recumbent bicycle, lazily leaning back, but if the Bird of Prey bike takes off you’ll soon see them in an entirely new position: semi-prone. In other words, this bicycle has its riders leaning all the way forward, legs stretched out the back, as if flying through the air, with their hips and elbows fully supported through leather pads. A creation of California-based architect John Aldridge, it’s been in the works since 1991 but only now hitting the production line. Aside from looking a little bizarre, the position is said to have its advantages, such as increased agility through a lower center of gravity, an improved aerodynamic profile, and increased power production:

Due to the Bird of Prey’s ergonomic layout, riders are reportedly easily able to turn its big 60-tooth rear chainring (linked to a 36/11 cassette), producing more torque than would be possible than with a smaller ring. They’re also able to spin like crazy when climbing hills, with their legs fully extended.

Like anything new hitting the market, don’t expect it to be cheap: it costs a whopping $8,500.

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Cronzy Pen Scans Any Color You Want, Then Writes In That Color

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The headline pretty much sums up what this fantastic pen can do. It’s called Cronzy, and packs a special ink with a mechanism that will mix it on the fly and produce any of 16 million colors. You can pair the pen with a smartphone and select any of these colors through an app. Better yet, the Cronzy has a color scanner: just point it at any object and it’ll instantly start writing in that color! It works a lot like the eyedropper tool in most photo editing applications. The pen comes with 5 interchangeable nibs so you can write and draw in different styles, with different width lines. It’s stored in a special carrying case, which also doubles as a charger.

Imagine the possibilities for any artist out there. Provided it works as advertised, and the ink doesn’t run out too quickly or cost too much to replace, the Cronzy could be a hit. It’s being crowdfunded on Indiegogo at the moment, and they’re still far from their $200,000 goal. But given the nature of the product, we wouldn’t be surprised if they went viral at any moment and smashed through their objective. It’s still time to get in the Very Early Pricing of $139, and hurry up because it goes up to $219 after that.

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RightShears: The Angled, Natural-Grip Scissors

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Last year we wrote about RightShears. These were wacky-looking scissors with a sharp 90 degree bend right in the blades, which made it possible to hold with a a more natural grip than standard scissors. If you look at the picture above, you’ll understand immediately why RightShears would be perfect for anyone with arthritis, or with a desire to cut things in a more natural and ergonomic fashion. Well, we’re writing about them again because you can finally buy some. Their Kickstarter failed last time, but we’re happy to report they’ve relaunched and it is now fully-funded, with 56 days to go. You can get yourself a pair with a $14 pledge, with an estimated shipping date of February 2017.

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Kink Proof Garden Hose Will Make Your Summer Smoother

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Look, those flowers aren’t going to water themselves. But those of you who’ve had the pleasure of pulling the garden hose out for a watering know all about tangles and kinks screwing up your workflow. As you move around, the hose will inevitably bend in a way that interrupts the flow of water, forcing you to walk back a few meters to angrily detangle it. Well, the Tuff Guard is a kink-proof garden hose has an “extruded three-ply construction with a polypropylene double helix exterior for stability to help resist kinks and knots.” It can work with 100psi of pressure, with up to 300psi in burst mode. It’s 100 feet long, can handle temperatures between -20 degrees F to 158 degrees F and comes with a one-year warranty for workmanship and material defects. At $73, it’s quite a steal.

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Golchi Modular Bottle Lets You Carry Drinks Of Different Temperatures

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Insulated bottles are great for when you want to keep a cold drink cold or a hot drink hot. But you do have to choose. With The Golchi Bottle however, you can have it both ways, since it features detachable modules that are independently insulated. In this way you can carry one cold drink (which stays cold for up to 24 hours) and one hot drink (which stays hot for 12 hours), as well as powders, nuts, medicines or other small items in the middle compartment. The modularity of the bottle even allows for more configurations, like splitting it into two smaller bottles, or connecting the top and bottom sections and making one large bottle. The spouts are adjustable so that you can get a slow flow for hot drinks and a bigger flow for cold ones. Everything is dishwasher safe. And the features go on and on. The Golchi bottle has clearly had plenty of thought put into it, and at a $35 pledge to get yours, its a steal.

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