Quitbit Smart Lighter

Posted in Health by Tam Yue on May 14th, 2014

Quitbit smart lighterOk, this is probably one of the coolest ways to help you quit smoking we have seen.  The Quitbit lighter is much like all the wearable fitness trackers out there, only this one keeps track of something completely different; your smoking habits.

While it does help you light up those cigarettes that you are trying to quit, it’s a constant reminder that you are trying to quit. It keeps track of how many cigarettes you’ve smoked and also tells you how long since your last one right on the device. But when paired with the Quitbit app, you can also find out how much money you’ve saved, set the number of cigarettes you want to allow for the day and it can even lock the lighter so you cannot use it. Its battery life is about 100 lights or approximately …

Tech Helps Disabled Man Play Favorite Game

Posted in Controllers by Tam Yue on May 14th, 2014

Disabled man plays video games using eyebrowsWe love to see when people use technology for the greater good. The guys over at Technabob posted this story that is a must read and should put a smile on your face.

The guy you see in the picture above is Alex, and he suffers from a disease known as spinal muscular atrophy. This disease has made it difficult for Alex to hold and use a controller to play his favorite video games.  He is an avid gamer, so you must realize how frustrating that would be.

Bring on the guys at Special Effect UK. Special Effect is a non-profit organization in the UK that helps gamers with disabilities. Since Alex has trouble holding and using a controller they decided to have him use is eyebrows. Yes, you read that right, eyebrows. An Occupational Therapist …

Xbox One Offered Without Kinect

Posted in Xbox One by Darrin Olson on May 14th, 2014

Microsoft Xbox One Without KinectMicrosoft has announced on Tuesday that it is now offering the Xbox One gaming console without the motion tracking Kinect add-on. This is an interesting move for Microsoft, undoubtedly in an attempt to boost sales. The Kinect was a major selling point and a differentiation with competitors.

The console without Kinect drops the price down $100 to $399, putting it right inline on pricing with its major rival the Sony Playstation 4. The Xbox One is available for pre-order now on Amazon at the $399 price.

In addition to this news, Phil Spencer from Xbox announced on Tuesday a new program called Games with Gold providing free games to Xbox Live Gold Subscribers. He included that a number of the entertainment services that currently required the Gold subscription will no longer require it in June, such as …

Google Glass Offered for Sale, Again

Posted in Google Glass by Darrin Olson on May 14th, 2014

Google Glass Explorer Edition BlueGoogle is offering its Google Glass Explorer edition for sale again starting on Wednesday. This is the second time Google has offered the product for sale to the public, while supplies last. Currently there is only one model in a single color being offered, and anyone can scoop them up by shelling out a spare $1500.

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Update for Mini Jambox Speakers

Posted in Digital Audio by Tam Yue on May 13th, 2014

Mini Jambox SpeakersJawbone’s mini Jambox speakers now have a free new firmware update available online, offering you a gift that keeps on giving.  The new update will allow you to wirelessly connect two speakers together to double up the sound.

All that’s required of you, other than owning a mini Jambox speaker, is to plug in your speaker via USB to your compupter and go to Jawbone.com to install the update. Activating the new feature is as simple as pressing the three buttons on top of the speaker in unison and it will connect to another Jambox within range.

Once connected you can switch from unison mode to stereo mode, which will give you the distinct right and left speaker surround sound experience. The Mini Jambox was originally released in September, and can stream the music from the cloud or your phone …

Because Australia

Posted in Food by Tam Yue on May 13th, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Alligator GrillingVegetarians and PETA participants, please scroll down to the next article, you won’t like this one.

Alix Mcalpine, creative manager at Buzzfeed, posted this picture on Twitter the other day with the caption that read “Australia”.

Believe It or Not: Hello Kitty Contact Lenses

Posted in Hello Kitty by Tam Yue on May 13th, 2014

Hello Kitty contact lensesOut of all things Hello Kitty, these are “wow”, just “wow”.

We’re as guilty as anyone when it comes to geeking-out over certain characters or movies or what have you. And we think this might be the pinnacle of products for the Hello Kitty-obsessed fan. Just make eye contact with someone and without a word you will be screaming “I LOVE HELLO KITTY!!”

Motorola Launches Inexpensive Moto E Smartphone

Posted in Smart Devices by Darrin Olson on May 13th, 2014

Motorola Moto E SmartphoneMotorola took the wraps off of a new Android smartphone on Tuesday with a price point that targets those who might be just looking for a cheap cellphone. The Moto E comes with a no-contract price of just $129 and focuses on durability and basic features to bring more users into the smartphone market.

The mobile phone features a water-resistant coating with a gorilla glass screen similar to what Apple has used on the iPhone. The display is 4.3 inches and it comes with a 5-megapixel camera and 4GB of storage – not enough to store much of anything these days, but plenty to get someone new into a smartphone.

Spider-Man lunchbox

Posted in Kitchen,Marvel Comics,Spider-Man by Tam Yue on May 12th, 2014

Spider Man Metal Lunch BoxWho has the coolest lunchbox at the lunch table? You, that’s who. If, that is, you have this super cool Spider-Man lunchbox.

This is not your run of the mill fabric lunch box, this thing is like the lunchboxes from the good old days. It’s tin and measures 7″ long X 3.25″ wide X 5″ high. It also has the Spider-man from the Marvel Comics ready for action on the front. Well worth the price of $10.99 at Superherostuff.com.

Goldfish sandwich bags

Posted in Kitchen by Tam Yue on May 12th, 2014

Gold Fish Sandwich BagsImagine the shock on your friends faces at the lunch table when they see these. These full color sandwich bags will definitely get the attention at the lunch table. Your friends will wonder if you will be pulling out a live goldfish and eating it for lunch.

Upon close inspection they will figure out it is just for fun. Either way, these could be a great conversation starter for not only the kids in the family but the adults as well. Well worth the $4.99 at Perpetual Kid.

Olde Book Pillow Classics

Posted in Home by Tam Yue on May 12th, 2014

Olde Book PIllowsThis is something for all the book nerds out there. Here is the perfect thing for that little area of your home where you go to read your books.

The Olde Book Pillow Classics are three actual pillows that look like books. The books are Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, and Treasure Island. Just a quick note, Sherlock and Treasure Island pillows do not open, they are permanently closed. Alice in Wonderland, however, opens as pictured.

Loki Coffee Mug

Posted in movies by Tam Yue on May 12th, 2014

Loki Marvel MugLoki, Loki, Loki, why is it always about Loki? Well, here is a super cool way to proclaim whom you truly support.

This Thor / Loki Marvel mug features the character in all his glory. The mischievous Loki is featured wearing his iconic helmet and that snide little grin on his face making you believe he is up to no good. This coffee mug will definitely make a strong statement in the break room and show coworkers where your allegiance lies.

Breaking Bad iPhone Cases

Posted in Breaking Bad,iPhone Accessories by Tam Yue on May 12th, 2014

Breaking Bad iPhone CasesAre you missing the trials and tribulations of Walter White as much as we are? Here is a way you can show your love of the Breaking Bad TV series to all your friends.

These Breaking Bad iPhone cases are a stylish way to protect your phone. You can choose from two styles, the cracked blue representing their “product”, or the infamous sketch of Heisenburg. These designs are full color and will not fade or rub off.

Dell Adds 23-Inch Monitor with Webcam and Speakers

Posted in monitors by Darrin Olson on May 12th, 2014

Dell UZ2315H 23 inch monitorDell had released a new 23-inch monitor that includes a couple common, but handy features. This is a full HD, LED backlit multimedia monitor that retails for around $374, which certainly doesn’t make it the best deal you’ll find on just a similar monitor. But, in the UZ2315H Dell has included a built-in 2.0MP webcam and integrated speakers, all optimized for Microsoft Lync.

The Dell monitor has a 178 degree viewing angle, meets the latest regulatory and environmental standards and has a highly adjustable stand and cable management, because you are going to have a couple extra cables connecting up the camera and speakers.

Salt Shooting Bug Killer

Posted in Outdoors by Darrin Olson on May 12th, 2014

Bug A Salt Gun to kill bugsSummer is coming up and along with nicer weather in most parts of the country comes some pesky bugs. While fly-swatters and bug-zappers are effective, sometimes its more mess than we like.

Skell, a start-up company in California, is offering the Bug-A-Salt gun. This nerf-like weapon uses regular table salt to shoot down pesky insects, ideally from 2-3 feet away with a shotgun like pattern of salt. It holds enough salt to support 50 rounds and adds a little sport to the process.