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WatchAir Antenna Sends OTA Signals To Your Mobile Devices

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A few years ago it became necessary to purchase converter boxes to still be able to receive Over The Air TV signals, since they went all digital. But these converter boxes just plug into your TV, and let you watch programs on a larger screen; if you want to see stuff on your tablet? You’re out of luck. If you get the WatchAir, a smart antenna, you can do just that. It sends the OTA HDTV signals to any connected smart device, by using your home router and WiFi. You can record shows, access the TV guide, and do anything you’d normally do on your living room TV, but on your cellphone, your tablet, or your laptop. It’s currently going through a Kickstarter, and a $189 pledge will get you yours.

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This Hodor Door Stopper Is A Hit

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So… not to spoil the show for those who haven’t watched yet, interesting things happen to Hodor in Game of Thrones. It involves several things, among them being him holding a door in a very important scene. So it stands to reason that you’d see a Hodor door stopper skyrocket in popularity on Kickstarter: a project that started out seeking a modest $5,000 is up to $84,000 as of this writing. It’s 6 inches tall and 3D printed out of, well, plastic. Apparently making this out of metal would raise the costs “to over $500 per unit”. We question the company’s ability to accurately gauge the cost of metal door stoppers, but it doesn’t matter anyway, since it’s a freaking door stopper and who really needs it being made out of metal. If you want your own “Hodoor” Hold the Door Doorstop, you’ll need to pledge $37 or more.

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Deal Of The Day: 63% Off On 1byone Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna

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When broadcasters made the switch from analogue to a digital signal, every household in America ended up having to get a converter. Some of you may not have done so yet, so it might be a good idea to take a look at the 1byone Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna. Why? Because it’s cheap!

Thanks to the nationwide switch from analogue to digital TV, great-quality HD television can be accessed without committing to a lengthy cable or satellite contract. Connect up to 25 miles away from your closest broadcast tower and start watching news, weather, local stations, and more. A #1 Best Seller on Amazon, 1byone’s Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna has purchasers raving about the fantastic quality and unbeatable value.

– Place the antenna anywhere (high on the wall, flat on a table, etc.) w/ no power required
– Connect from up to 25 miles away from the closest tower
– Easily & quickly set up in three steps: unwrap, plug in, and scan channels
– Watch crystal clear digital & HD shows
– Never pay for TV again & avoid contracts
– Use even if your TV is far from a window thanks to the ultra-long included cable
– Receive free broadcast HDTV signals (such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS & Fox)

You might have an old CRT TV in your basement somewhere, and it hasn’t been turned on in ages. Well, for $12.99 instead of the regular $36, you’ll be able to watch some shows on it again!

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TV These Days…

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The link to tech or gadgets? None. But hey, you watch TV, right? This made us snort for a second or two, so you might enjoy it too.

Carry on.

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TiVo Unveils Mega, The Largest DVR It’s Ever Sold

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Even with today’s cheap hard drives, most DVR boxes end up running out of space rather quickly. There’s just an abundance of (questionably intelligent) programming, and a seemingly very eager public. Deleting shows to make space for new ones is commonplace, but TiVo will have none of that. The company is now offering the TiVo Mega to customers: a giant 24TB box that can fit up to 26,000 hours of content (4,000 hours in HD)! With its 6 built-in tuners, you can record up to 5 shows while watching a sixth, all the while streaming to a host of devices, whether they’re mobiles or standalone TVs. By using a RAID 5 configuration with hot-swappable drives, you can be sure that your shows won’t disappear even if a drive does end up failing.

Owning the biggest, baddest DVR on the market won’t come cheap. The TiVo Mega is expected to be available in Q1 2015 for about $5,000.

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This Star Trek Phaser Doubles As A TV Remote

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It’s one thing to buy a novelty replica of a TV prop. It’s quite another to buy a Star Trek Phaser so faithful to the original that it was made by 3D scanning the last remaining prop from the TV series. It’s also fully licensed by CBS, and doubles as a programmable infrared remote with which you can control your TV, iPod docks and many other gadgets. And when it’s not changing channels, this Phaser plays a wide range of original sound effects from the series. It also vibrates and lights up each time it’s “fired”, and features a removable side door to reveal an illuminated dilithium crystal power cell. It’s made from a matte nickel plated die cast, and comes with a museum-quality metal stand, with hidden magnetic catch. The carrying case is made from rugged ABS plastic, printed with a blank name plate ready for you to make it your own. The only thing you might have trouble doing is vaporizing rocks and alien life forms with it, but at £119.95 (roughly $200), we’d say that’s good enough.

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What Happens In Game Of Thrones

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Yeah… sounds about right.

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Bathing Bad Bath Salts

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That seems like a combination made in Hell. Bath salts are all the rage amongst the drug-consuming, face-eating scum of the Earth. Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that Breaking Bad is only three months away from returning to the tube, so it only makes sense to combine the excitement of one with the… allure of the other in a product that Walter White would surely approve of. Bathing Bad Bath Salts are “a blend of coarse and jumbo ancient salts and organic essential oils, which create a relaxing and rejuvenating bath time experience.” And if truly made in Albuquerque, New Mexico (as the label seems to indicate), we would be impressed enough to keep these around as a prop, and just not use them to even bathe in.

It’s £15 or roughly $23.

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Death By Random: Game of Thrones Death Generator

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Game of Thrones is all about the action. Epic battle scenes rage every few episodes or so, with the victorious relishing the death of their adversaries in the aftermath. GOT isn’t shy when it comes to the gore or particularly violent death scenes. That said, it’s pretty apt to have a death generator based on the show, don’t you think?

Created by Vulture, the Game of Thrones Death Generator will send you to a grisly and gory death, depending on the luck of the click. Will you die by rat torture or get stabbed in the eye? Check out the generator to find out how you’ll meet your end (but beware of death-related spoilers on the generator!)

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