Coin Beta Program Extended

The awesome smart payment card Coin is looking for 10,000 more beta testers

By on August 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

The awesome smart payment card Coin is looking for 10,000 more beta testers

Coin, the popular smart payment card that can store data for multiple credit cards, gift cards and loyalty cards for convenient use, is looking for even more beta testers in order to further improve itself, The Next Web reports. More →

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Kickstarter Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp

Move over Potato Salad, a butter knife is the next Kickstarter craze

By on August 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Move over Potato Salad, a butter knife is the next Kickstarter craze

You might not be looking for the most Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp butter knife out there for your cold butter, but almost 7,000 backers on Kickstarter definitely want to improve their experience when it comes to spreading butter taken right out of the fridge. With 12 days left in the campaign, the aforementioned knife project raised over AUD $170,000, well above its initial AUD $38,000 goal. More →

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Bill Gates Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch Bill Gates take the funniest ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ so far

By on August 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

Watch Bill Gates take the funniest ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ so far

It’s always fun when people in positions of power are willing to step down to make a fool of themselves for a good cause. That’s what Satya Nadella, Mark Zuckerberg and Phil Schiller did earlier this week by dumping a bucket of freezing cold water onto their heads for the ALS awareness campaign, challenging their friends to do the same. One of the three people included in Zuckerberg’s list was Bill Gates, and he didn’t disappoint. More →

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Ice Bucket Challenge Apple Microsoft Facebook Execs

Watch Satya Nadella, Mark Zuckerberg and Phil Schiller take the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

By on August 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM.

Watch Satya Nadella, Mark Zuckerberg and Phil Schiller take the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

If you’ve ever wanted to see some of the most powerful individuals in the tech industry douse themselves in freezing cold water, now is your chance. In order to raise money and awareness for ALS, people all over the country are taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, a movement which originated in Massachusetts when former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, diagnosed with the disease in 2012, dumped cold water on his head and dared others to do the same. They had 24 hours to respond — if they failed to complete the challenge within that time, they would have to donate to the ALS Association. More →

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Worst Apple Products Ever

These are the ugliest things Apple has ever made, hands down

By on August 7, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

These are the ugliest things Apple has ever made, hands down

Apple is well known for its gorgeous hardware designs but that doesn’t mean the company is incapable of throwing up a hideous clunker every now and then. Business Insider has stumbled upon a clothing line that Apple started in 1986 that is terrible enough to make Mr. T’s rope belt look fashionable. More →

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Kickstarter: LightFreq Smart Light Bulb

Meet LightFreq, the tiny lightbulb that does music and smart notifications

By on August 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Meet LightFreq, the tiny lightbulb that does music and smart notifications

LightFreq is the name of a new product seeking funding on Kickstarter that describes itself as a “genius multi-functioning HD audio light bulb that offers an audio system, wake-up mode, phone alerts, intercom,” and other features. The light bulb is supposed to fit any regular light fitting and lamp and wirelessly connect with a smartphone in order for users to customize their LightFreq experience via a special app. More →

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Kickstarter Bunch O Balloons

Awesome Kickstarter hit revolutionizes water balloon fights

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM.

Awesome Kickstarter hit revolutionizes water balloon fights

A new, interesting product is taking Kickstarter by storm – Tinnuss Enterprises’ Bunch O Balloons, which has already raised well over $600,000 with 23 days left in the campaign, or more than 60 times its initial funding goal. The purpose of Bunch of Balloons is quite simple: allow kids to quickly fill up lots of balloons with water, so they can truly have fun instead of spending so much time filling them up with water. More →

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Long Flight Tips

How to make long flights tolerable for just $60

How to make long flights tolerable for just $60

By on July 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM.

Flying is amazing. You can start your day in Russia, and finish it in Reno. You can travel in relative comfort at over 500 miles per hour. Of course, the operative word here is relative. Few things are sweeter than figuring out a way to cruise in business class as you cross an ocean or two, but if I’m honest, it’s pretty impractical for the vast majority of humans. So, do you squeeze yourself into an impossibly tight seat for 13 hours to get from Atlanta to Seoul, or do you stay home and spend the day clicking through Google Images?

You go.

I’ve endured my fair share of excruciatingly long flights in economy class, and there’s really no redeeming quality to the experience. The only benefit is that you arrive somewhere different. In fact, a quick Google search for “how to survive long flights” yields page upon page of tips from here, there, and yonder. I suppose I’m adding yet another to the pile. More →

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Kickstarter Acton R Rocketskates

These crazy ‘Rocketskates’ have already passed $230K on Kickstarter

By on July 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM.

These crazy ‘Rocketskates’ have already passed $230K on Kickstarter

Remember that good-looking, electric Marbel skateboard, that managed to raise over $365,000 on Kickstarter, or more than four times its goal? In case you wished someone would come up with a similar project for roller skates, you should check out the Acton R “Rocketskates,” which have already raised more than $230,000 on the same crowd-funding site, well over the $50,000 goal, with 35 days to go until the campaign is finished. More →

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Vapshot Mini

How to inhale your alcohol

By on July 18, 2014 at 12:43 PM.

How to inhale your alcohol

“Drinking is so 2013,” says Vapshot, creator of a pair of alcohol vaporizers aimed at the discerning partygoer for whom dumping alcohol down one’s gullet is no longer appealing. Instead of doing shots the traditional way, the Vapshot and all new Vapshot mini turn your favorite liquid alcohol into a vapor that can then be injected into a serving bottle and sucked out with a straw. Yes, it sounds ridiculous, but get used to it — vapor is the latest trend and someday soon we might find ourselves inhaling our meals at a local restaurant. More →

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Best Kickstarter Projects SYNEX

Brilliant new invention brings the joy of fresh draft beer right to your home

By on July 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

Brilliant new invention brings the joy of fresh draft beer right to your home

There’s nothing better on a summer day than getting a nice cold beer fresh from the tap. However, you’ve traditionally had to go to a bar or restaurant to get fresh draft beer, which can be an expensive treat after a while. A new Kickstarter project called SYNEK wants to change this by giving you your own mini-tap that you can store right on your kitchen counter and use to pour yourself fresh beer whenever you like. More →

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Smartphone Computer Usage Study

Horrifying chart reveals how much time we spend staring at screens each day

By on May 29, 2014 at 1:21 PM.

Horrifying chart reveals how much time we spend staring at screens each day

It’s rare that a single chart can can be so simple and yet so horrifying. Such is the case with a chart put together by widely-respected Kleiner Perkins Internet analyst Mary Meeker for her annual presentation on Internet trends. More →

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