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Comcast Now Offering Mesh Network Pods from Plume for $120+

Good news Comcast customers. You can now enjoy the fruits of Mesh WiFi Routing.

What is mesh? It’s the new way to connect to the Web in your home. That’s a gross simplification. A better explanation is instead of one router, you in effect have multiple routers through out your home, that all talk to one and other, allowing for better connectivity, less lag and down time. It’s great if you have a big home. It also works well in medium size homes. But it’s not really needed in small apartments, especially those those that are one floor.

The “pods” come from a partnership with Plume and they’re called “xFi Pods”. You can get three of them for $120 and six for $200.

In order to get the Pods and use them, you’ll need to be running one of the newer Xfinity home “Gateway” routers, though most customers seem to have them according to Comcast (15 million of 26 million to be more exact).

The setup is supposed to be dead simple. Just plug it in and you should have better internet..connectivity. That’s of course an assumption and more marketing speak. You can be a judge for yourself by ordering one and letting us know.

That said, there are variety of options on the marketing you can choose from.

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Parting Fools From Their Money: $5,500 AudioQuest Diamond Cat-6 ‘Directional’ Ethernet Cable

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You want that MP3 to sound even better? Got some crazy sound system and you want to make sure you get the best possible sound from it? Why not turn to AudioQuest’s Diamond line of Ethernet cables? Their CAT-6 cables come with silver-plated plugs are actually directional! Wowsers!

AudioQuest’s Diamond RJ/E is a directional Ethernet cable made with the same hallmark materials, philosophy, care and attention that is applied to all their interconnects, whether it’s an entry level introduction to hi-fi or a died-in-the-wool music connoisseur. Another upgrade with Diamond is a complete plug redesign, opting for an ultra-performance RJ45 connector made from silver with tabs that are virtually unbreakable. The plug comes with added strain relief and firmly lock into place ensuring no critical data is lost.

All audio cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For best results have the arrow pointing in the direction of the flow of music. For example, NAS to Router, Router to Network Player.

Directional cables… right. Because we only need to send data, and never receive any. Because bits of data can be “lost” at the interconnect. Sure.

Ugh… this is so depressing, because you know full well that some poor sod is going to buy some of these, and then totally “hear” the difference. And you know how much he’ll pay? How about $5,500 for 26ft. of the thing? And if you think that’s a lot, you should check out the company’s $13,500 52ft. HDMI cable.

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Burp Is a Social Network For Foodies

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People are always posting food shots on Instagram and other social networks. However, Facebook and IG aren’t exactly teeming with foodies who might appreciate all the food shots that people are uploading from all over. The solution? A dedicated community called Burp where foodies, chefs, amateur cooks, and food lovers can unite and share their love for food.

Its founders goals are summed up pretty succinctly below:

People need a way to share their food experiences. People need an outlet to announce their food discoveries. People also need a way to discover different types of food. Our goal is to do just those and become the medium that people use to further the food tech revolution.

Aside from joining communities, you can also start your own if you don’t see any that you’d like to join. On Burp, you’ll be able to share photos, tips, reviews, and virtually anything else under the sun–as long as it has to do with food, that is.

If this sounds like a movement that you want to be a part of, then you can pledge to make Burp into a reality on Kickstarter.