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Shaper Origins Handheld CNC Router Is Awesome

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I don’t have a single thing that I’d need a CNC router for, but after seeing what the Shaper Origins can do, I wish I did. It’s a handheld CNC machine, which in itself is amazing since these devices are usually pretty huge and static. The way it works it also pretty impressive: you create your design, then simply follow the lines through the onboard display. The Shaper Origins automatically corrects for your hand errors and even retracts the bit if you go too far off course. This way you can achieve 1/100 inch accuracy, creating intricate designs out of a slew of materials. For anyone passionate about DIY work, who wants to output more sophisticated creating, the Shaper Origins is almost magical. Again, I wish I had the time and inclination to use this machine. And also the $1,499 it currently costs to order your own.

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Turn It Off And On Again? This Little Gadget Will Do It For You

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Internet went out again? You probably know the easiest way to get that fixed is to walk to your router, unplug the darn thing and wait for things to fix themselves. Most of the time it works all the time. But it’s still annoying to have to get up off your couch, so the ResetPlug does it for you. Just plug your router into it, and then the device itself into your wall socket. It’ll connect to your WiFi network after being configured, and will periodically monitor your Internet connection; when it sees it went out, it’ll just cut power to your router, wait a bit, and power back up. It’ll keep doing this until your connection is restored. If you want to monitor more than one device, say a modem and a router, just use a power strip and voila! It’s great not only to save you the hassle of getting up, but if you have any home appliances or devices that rely on a working connection, like security cameras or smart appliances, the ResetPlug will make sure they keep on keeping on even when you’re away from home. It’s $60.

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Luma WiFi Router Will Get Rid Of Dead Spots, is The Last Router You’ll Ever Need

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You know how it is: your Internet works just fine from the bedroom, but step into the bathroom for, uh, some quality reading and suddenly your signal drops out. It’s a reality of using a single Wifi router in a larger home, since dead spots will appear in the strangest and most unpredictable of places. But Luma does things differently. It’s a router that uses several repeaters placed around the house in order to automatically create a mesh network that gives you consistent access from any part of your home. Luma will tell you where to place the units for best coverage, after analyzing signal strength in different rooms. Additionally, you get tons of app-controlled options, like the ability to pause the Internet, schedule time-off periods, grant or deny access to single devices with a swipe, set up a firewall and restrict access to chosen devices, and monitor and track different devices’ usage. It’s a brilliant system, and since it’s on pre-sale, you can get three Lumas for $249, a 50% reduction on its expected retail price.

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Torch Router Helps Parents Manage Their Kids’ Browsing Habits

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With the multitude of devices in most homes these days, it’s a bit of a hassle keeping track of who does what online. But the Torch Router can help conscientious parents keep tabs on their kids habits, as well as limit what they do online.

It’s easy-to-use interface lets you see what sites every device on your network is visiting, how much data they’re using, and how much time they’re spending online. You can set limits on each device’s usage, suspend their ability to connect to the Internet (without affecting the other devices on your network), and block specific sites on a per-device basis

Other features include the ability to pause the Internet altogether during dinner time or bedtime, and is compatible with most home gizmos and gadgets such as iPad, Xbox, Roku, Apple TV, Sonos, and Nest. A detailed report can break time spent online into categories such as social media, education and gaming, so you have a better grasp of your children’s browsing habits. And since this is all done at the router level, you know they won’t be able to erase their history before you get to it.

It’ll cost $200 once it hits retail, but the Kickstarter early-birds can get it for half that price… if the campaign funds. Expect a March 2016 delivery if that happens.

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