Nomad Wireless Charging Hub


Conveniently charge five devices at once with the Nomad Wireless Charging Hub. The Nomad Wireless Charging Hub has a wireless top that charges your phone as well as four extra ports underneath. The extra ports allow you to charge your iPad, headphones, power bank and more at the same time. Additionally, the hub offers clean cable management by discreetly hiding the cables and using a cable routing passage, minimizing unsightly cable clutter.

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Google’s App Can Now Match Your Selfies To Famous Paintings

Google Arts & Culture app had been around for some time, it’s a simple app that offers insight into culture and art pieces, including well-written and passionate articles. But, if you wanted a history lesson, you’d go to that public book blockbuster thing everyone’s always raving about. Thankfully, Google realized this and made the app a little more exciting with a new facial recognition and matching feature.

Now, the app can take your everyday selfies and match them to famous portrait paintings.  It’s gotten so popular over the last week that even celebrities are jumping on board to see who they look like.

Maybe this will be the new craze that sweeps the country, I can see it now. “oh man, I got Galileo!”. “That’s cool, but I got Margaretha Leuveling.” Hey, anything’s better than idiot kids munching on packets of laundry detergent.

Google Arts & Culture app is available to download for free on the iOS and Google app stores.

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You Probably Don’t Need A Laundry Folding Machine

Folding laundry sure is a pain. I mean there’s the folding part, then there’s the…well I guess that’s the only part. But it’s 2018, we shouldn’t have to waste our time folding laundry like we’re living in 1993.

Well there’s good news, Foldimate is here to make our lives easier by folding our clothes. There’s only one problem, it looks terrible.

Right off the bat, the thing is the size of a coffin. Good luck making room in those notoriously spacious laundry rooms. Also, the thing folds clothes at the speed of an old woman with arthritis and two replacement hips. If that’s not enough, each piece of clothing has to be feed into the machine like you’re spoon feeding a baby.

And to top it off, at $980 this thing isn’t exactly affordable. But hey, if you’re into folded laundry without all the hassle, maybe it’s a good investment.

As for me, I’ll just stick to my old faithful method of stuffing clean clothes in a dresser drawer at random.

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Hit the jump for a video of the machine in (painfully slow) action.

Contraceptive App Hit With Complaints After 37 Women Receive Unwanted Pregnancies

There are many forms of contraceptive in the world today. No matter what your needs are, there is a way to make sure you don’t get a junior before you’re ready. Let me tell you what is not an effective contraceptive, an app.

Unfortunately, this came as news for 37 women who went to a Stockholm hospital that had unwanted pregnancies after using a birth fertility app called Natural Cycles. The app is designed to use information like body temperature and body cycles to determine fertility, and has even been approved as a form of birth control by the EU. But the thing is, bodies are complex and can’t be read like a copy of People Magazine.

The app is said to have an effective rate of 93%. That’s it. I have a better rate of actually waking up to my alarm clock instead of breaking it against the wall.

The app currently has 700,00 users, which is crazy and I hope people give a little more precaution that just checking their phone like they’re checking out a Facebook notification.

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(Author’s Note: Just to be clear, I don’t blame anyone for trusting this app. It should have never been certified as a form of birth control by the EU.)

Razer Naga Trinity Modular Gaming Mouse


Introducing the Razer Naga Trinity Modular Gaming Mouse. This mouse offers unprecedented control no matter what’s on your screen. The Naga Trinity is complete with a modular side plate. You have the choice of three different plates. One is a simple 2-button and another features seven different buttons. Or, you can use the impressive 12-button plate for even more options. In addition, you can individually program all of these buttons to really take things up a notch.

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Tauntaun Sleeping Bag Is Probably A Little Too Accurate

Remember the scene in Empire Strikes Back where Han decides to tear into the belly of a Tauntaun and stuff Luke inside to save him from Hypothermia? I’m sure that was a pretty horrific and gruesome act for everyone involved, I mean you don’t exactly spend a night inside a dead animal and come out the same person.

Well, now you can relive that lovely scene with the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag. Let the sleeping bag’s 100% Polyester build keep you from freezing just as the warm tissue and organs of space horse would. The sleeping bag also comers detailed with intestinal inner lining, to ensure gruesome accuracy.

Also included is a blue lightsaber zipper pull, which is oriented properly to open the beast’s belly with surgical precision.

The Tauntaun Sleeping Bag is available for $133 from ThinkGeek, and don’t worry, this isn’t just made for the kiddies, even a full grown adult can be stuffed inside.

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Vifa Reykjavik Powerful Bluetooth Speaker


Don’t let travel stand in the way of brilliant audio. Instead, bring along the Vifa Reykjavik Powerful Bluetooth Speaker to accompany your every day with great tunes. But, don’t let the compact design fool you. This speaker is built to blow you away. As the smallest speaker in the Vifa range, the Reykjavik delivers a full 360 degrees of audio thanks to three powerful drivers. In addition, to get even bigger sound, you can pair two of the Reykjavik Speakers together to create a surround sound environment.

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Teenage Engineering OD-11 Wireless Multi-Room Loudspeaker


Enjoy your favorite sounds throughout the house with the Teenage Engineering OD-11 Wireless Multi-Room Loudspeaker. OD-11 allows you to play all your music in wireless stereo from any device. Offering the unique Carlsson sound, OD-11 is also compatible with all music services. You can stream your favorite tunes at home or take it with you on holiday for a rich sound experience.

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Believe It Or Not: This Alligator Is Alive

This may be a tech-blog, but sometimes a story is just too interesting not to write about. That’s certainly the case here as one look at the Alligator in the picture brings sorrow to most as they assume the reptile froze to death, but that’s not actually the case.

In fact, no one can blame you for thinking the animal is no longer alive, but it turns out Alligators use this as smart way to survive the frigid temperatures. By intentionally poking their heads through the water before it freezes over, Alligators allow themselves to continue breathing.

It’s a process that’s known as brumation, reptiles slow their metabolism and breathing significantly allowing them to survive freezing temperatures. It’s essentially hibernation, though that term specifically only applies to mammals (those greedy-greedy mammals).

So don’t worry, once the temperature warms up a bit, the gators will crash through the surface and be back to terrorizing golf courses in no time.

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Star Wars Cantina Theme Played On Pencil

Here we have a super-short video of the Cantina theme from Star Wars being played on pencil. Yes, you read that right. It may seem impossible (believe me, I thought the same thing), but once you watch the video, you’ll say ‘wow, that kinda does sound like the Cantina Theme.’

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Hit the jump for ‘Man, I should of thought of doing that.’

Old Is New: Hyperkin Bringing Back Updated Gameboy

While Nintendo has had massive success with the launch of the NES and SNES Classic, its seems only a matter of time before they announce their next Classic console, and it’s stands that there’s a good chance we’ll see a Gameboy Classic coming soon.

Until then however, accessories maker Hyperkin is launching their own updated Gameboy for those who want their fix sooner.

The Ultra Game Boy, as is the current name, includes such features that an 8 year-old me would have sold his soul for including, a backlit fully-RGB display, stereo speakers, and a USB-C rechargeable battery that can last 6 hours (no more fumbling for batteries). Another great feature, that an 8 year-old me would be less interested in, is the beautiful aluminum chassis.

The prototype even keeps the contrast and volume dials from the original, and includes a new brightness dial letting you turn off the backlight for that classic (awful) Gameboy experience.

Hyperkin plans to release the Ultra Game Boy sometime later this summer, and with a price under $100.

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There’s A New Cryptocurrency-Themed J-Pop Band In Town

If you can’t stop thinking about your Cryptocurrency portfolio (and how you put $250 into Litecoin at its highest value and it still hasn’t recovered), than maybe you can at least jam to some Cryptocurrency-themed music.

Kasotsuka Shojo is a new J-Pop band that has formed under the hype of Cryptocurrencies. The band, whose name translates to Virtual Currency Girls, is comprised of 8 members who each represent a different cryptocurrency including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and others that I’m sure aren’t nearly as popular.

The band’s debut single is called “The Moon and Virtual Currencies and Me” and is said to be about the dangers of online fraud, but I don’t speak Japanese, so the song could be about making toast and flying to the moon for all I know.

Despite my linguistic ignorance, there seems to be some excitement around the band as they play their first show in Tokyo this weekend and it’s sold out.

Hit the jump for a link of their debut single “The Moon and Virtual Currencies and Me”.

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Enhancia MIDI Ring Controller


Change the intensity or vibrato of your notes while playing a keyboard with the Enhancia MIDI Ring Controller. Enhancia is a rubber ring that you wear while playing a MIDI keyboard. It connects to a large hub and augments the music you are playing with numerous effects. It changes the tunes in real time by using natural gestures. Enhancia basically works as a responsive MIDI controller that you can use with or without a laptop. Just tilt your hand up and down to module the volume.

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Speedrunners Are Seeing Who Can Get Mario Shirtless Fastest

Before the release of Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo teased the release with a promotional image of a shirtless Mario. The internet went crazy, and even months later, people can’t get the Italian plumber’s bare chest out of their minds (who can blame them?).

The obsession has gone so far that speedrunners have even begun competing to see who can get the Nintendo mascot to reveal his headlights the fastest. Specifically, who can play through the game and unlock the ‘Boxer Shorts’ outfit for 1,000 coins.

The run, being called the Nipple%, seems to have many runners contending for the record. For now, the record seems to belong to Stravos96, who managed to unveil the plumber’s glory in 9 minutes and 57 seconds, the first under 10 minutes.

I knew I’d have to end up getting a Switch eventually, but I didn’t know what I was missing out on.

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Selfly Is A Phone Case That’s Also A Drone

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What could be better than having the latest and greatest iPhone? Well, what about having an iPhone case that doubled as a drone. That’s what you get with Selfly, it’s an iPhone case that can be used and controlled like any drone.

So obviously, the next question you have to ask is ‘can it fly while carrying the phone?’ Well, sorry to break everyone’s hearts who were fumbling to get the credit card out and pre-order one, but no. Despite the shrinking size and weight of phones, they’re still way too heavy to be carried by the little drone.

Besides, with the Selfly’s tiny 4 minute battery, your phone wouldn’t stay airborne very long and I doubt the case will protect it from a 30 ft. drop. And don’t tell me it wouldn’t fall that far, you usually don’t fly a drone at knee level.

The Selfly will be available sometime this spring, and will cost around $130, which will include 2 batteries.

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Watering Can Lemon Zester Is Adorable And Deserves Your Attention

Give salads credit where credit is due. They’re always siting there (usually in the background) just waiting for us to pick them up and give them a shot. Meanwhile, we almost always end up grabbing the Lucky Charms or the Ben & Jerry’s, but nonetheless salads are patient. Always waiting for us to make the better choice, always willing.

Isn’t it about time we did something for those little green guys in our lives?

The Peleg Design Lemoniere is an adorable little watering can that can be used to hand-juice lemons, letting you pour a little extra zest on your salads. The built-in strainer ensures that all the juice collects in the can, with the seeds collecting in the bottom for disposal. Oh, and I supoose you could use it for cooking and lemonade.

Now, could you take the top off and use it to dispense chocolate syrup as your plow through a half-gallon of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food? Maybe, but you shouldn’t. You buy the Lemoniere as a tool to try and repair your broken relationship with salads, not break her heart more.

Available for $15 on Amazon.

Watering Can Lemon Zester Is Adorable And Deserves Your Attention

Give salads credit where credit is due. They’re always siting there (usually in the background) just waiting for us to pick them up and give them a shot. Meanwhile, we almost always end up grabbing the Lucky Charms or the Ben & Jerry’s, but nonetheless salads are patient. Always waiting for us to make the better choice, always willing.

Isn’t it about time we did something for those little green guys in our lives?

The Peleg Design Lemoniere is an adorable little watering can that can be used to hand-juice lemons, letting you pour a little extra zest on your salads. The built-in strainer ensures that all the juice collects in the can, with the seeds collecting in the bottom for disposal. Oh, and I supoose you could use it for cooking and lemonade.

Now, could you take the top off and use it to dispense chocolate syrup as your plow through a half-gallon of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food? Maybe, but you shouldn’t. You buy the Lemoniere as a tool to try and repair your broken relationship with salads, not break her heart more.

Available for $15 on Amazon.

The AutoExec Vehicle Desk Is Made For Getting Work Done and Safety

Imagine this: You’re driving down the highway, cruising at 75 mph with both hands on the steering wheel. Boring. Now, picture this: You’re driving along, and you’re getting homework done, or your finishing up that quarterly analysis. Now that’s fancy driving.

Well, that could be you with the AutoExec Vehicle Desk. It’s a piece of misshaped wood that turns your car’s steering wheel into a desk. No longer will you be a slave to the contrived nature of driving without multi-tasking. And obviously safety is key with the AutoExec Vehicle Desk, so it’s key to only use it when your vehicle is off, or stalled, or stuck in traffic, or at a red light, or driving under 55 mph.

Whoa, something’s wrong…This might sound weird, but I think my sarcasm broke. I think I overworked the poor guy and it just sort of, popped. I have to try and be more careful.

Anyway, this is the worst thing I’ve ever seen. If you buy it, then we’re no longer friends. “Oh, but I’ll only use it when my car is off.” No. Find a lifestyle where you don’t need to use a desk in your car. That should really be the rock-bottom wake up call. Plus, the thing cost $40, which you can use to buy two and a half of those adorable watering can lemon zesters.

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The AutoExec Vehicle Desk Is Made For Getting Work Done and Safety

Imagine this: You’re driving down the highway, cruising at 75 mph with both hands on the steering wheel. Boring. Now, picture this: You’re driving along, and you’re getting homework done, or your finishing up that quarterly analysis. Now that’s fancy driving.

Well, that could be you with the AutoExec Vehicle Desk. It’s a piece of misshaped wood that turns your car’s steering wheel into a desk. No longer will you be a slave to the contrived nature of driving without multi-tasking. And obviously safety is key with the AutoExec Vehicle Desk, so it’s key to only use it when your vehicle is off, or stalled, or stuck in traffic, or at a red light, or driving under 55 mph.

Whoa, something’s wrong…This might sound weird, but I think my sarcasm broke. I think I overworked the poor guy and it just sort of, popped. I have to try and be more careful.

Anyway, this is the worst thing I’ve ever seen. If you buy it, then we’re no longer friends. “Oh, but I’ll only use it when my car is off.” No. Find a lifestyle where you don’t need to use a desk in your car. That should really be the rock-bottom wake up call. Plus, the thing cost $40, which you can use to buy two and a half of those adorable watering can lemon zesters.

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Video: Merly Streep Fails An Ocsar-Quiz About Herself

After being nominated for the Academy Awards 20 times, you would think that you could never forget some of the outstanding roles that set you apart in Hollywood.

Well, for Meryl Streep this wasn’t exactly the case as she was tested by Jimmy Fallon to name the movies that she was nominated for the Academy Award as an actress.

But hey, when you win enough awards in Hollywood, you don’t have to use your brain anymore. That’s the benefit.

Hit the jump for the video.