The iPhone is the most popular phone in the United States for a reason: it works both simply and reliably. And the most recent release, the 7, doesn’t buck that trend at all. It still features superb and easy-to-use tech, looks very good, and outperforms the competition comprehensively.
Not sure what to get the family this holiday season? How about some virtual reality? This system is compatible with any phone device and simply slides into the front holder. The soft material also makes sure there is no scratching on the face or cheeks when anyone wears it for too long. It’s also light, so no pulling on the neck. In addition, it has access to many 360-degree videos and can be taken literally anywhere.
“A doorbell? On the tech gift list? What kind of a present is that?” Ah, but it’s much more than just a doorbell. Ring’s Video Doorbell Pro is also an HD, night vision-equipped monitoring device. Get an alert when someone presses the button or comes into the field of view, hold a conversation with two-way communication, and leave your home safe in the knowledge that all footage of visitors will be recorded to the cloud for review.
The Weight Gurus WiFi Smart Connected Body Fat Bathroom Scale is unlike any other smart weighing scale that you may have already seen. It’s fully compatible with a multitude of weight management and monitoring platforms including Fitbit, Google Fit, Echo, Apple Health App, and many more. One amazing thing about the Weight gurus is that it also measures water weight, bone mass, muscle mass, body mass index, and body fat percentages in addition to the usual body weight. This helps provide for a more complete weight and nutrition profile for individuals. It’s also sturdy enough to hold a 400-pound individual.
Issued in matching sets of two – one for the encoder and one for the decoder – these one-time pads were used to encode and decode agent communications. Individual sheets included a random key in the form of five-digit groups. “Once a sheet has been used to encode a message, it is torn off the pad and destroyed. If used as designed, encryption by (One-Time Pads) is virtually unbreakable,” according to the CIA.
I’ve reached a point in my life where I worry a lot! Sure, I worry about my soon-to-be-teenaged daughter, I worry about my health, and of course, the well being of my parents. There are a million ways to keep tabs on my kid, and I tend to be pretty responsible about myself… but my parents are never going to wear one of those “alert” necklaces, nor are they going to take kindly to my checking up on them… Continue reading » Evermind – Love and Caring from a Distance
The Ultimate DIY Tesla Kit If you’re fascinated by the idea of electricity, or you’ve idealized Tesla for as long as you can remember, you might enjoy the Tesla coil kit. It’s a DIY model that actually works, and it’s more than it appears to be. Whether you’re new to…
Truly high quality sound in an aesthetically pleasing shell is hard to find, but Fluance nailed it with the Fi70. It’s a three-way wireless high fidelity music system with a powerful integrated amplifier and six speaker configuration. It has two 8″ subwoofers that bring full, rich audio to your living room. The cabinet, itself, looks like some sort of futuristic art, and it has a commanding presence that will have people in awe. With the Fluance Fi-70, you’re able to wirelessly stream your music from any Bluetooth enabled device, and it has its own adjustable EQ, touch controls, and an LED display. What’s more, it has a USB port onboard to charge your devices. It’s the perfect mash-up of sound quality and design, which is why we’ve included it on our list of cool gadgets for men.
The Mountaineer: Very few, if any, watches can boast the same kind of outdoor capabilities of this offering from Casio. And that’s because this Android-based smartwatch offers GPS compatibility, a capacitive touchscreen, and the ability to download local maps for offline usage. To top that all off, its durability rating is the same as standard-issue U.S. Military gear. Without a doubt, this is the survivalist’s smartwatch.
All of LG’s OLED televisions include exactly the same panel, which means that although the C7 is a fraction of the price of the flagship W7, it still looks stunning. The reason for the lower price is in the sound quality, but we think the C7’s audio strikes a good balance between price and performance.
Dimensions: 29.5 x 32.7 x 5.5 cm (W x L x H) | GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine | RAM: 8 GB of GDDR5, 1 GB DDR3 | Communication: USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet, Optical Audio and PlayStation Camera ports, Dual-band 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 | Max Resolution: 3840 × 2160 | Maximum controllers: 4 | Storage: 1TB
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless Gaming Mouse is the best mouse on the market, and I don’t mean just PC gaming mouse. Not only does it have a great weight to it, a cool-looking design, and an LED light that can be set to whatever color you’d like (or cycled through all of the colors), but it is ergonomically pleasing to boot. It runs on a charge (that lasts for 30 hours on a single charge), and it can be used while charging. Best of all, it’s incredibly responsive, with up to a 12,000 DPI (that you can adjust with just the click of a button THE FLY). This is especially great if you’re playing a shooter or something else that would benefit from changing the mouse sensitivity on the go. I’ve never been so impressed with a computer mouse in my entire life, and I’ve gone through quite a few of them in my day. If you’re looking to upgrade your workstation, I enthusiastically recommend the G900.
The Classic: If you want something that is faithful to the intended sound of your vinyl, reliable in its construction, and wont break the bank, you can count on Audio-Technica. This turntable is easy to use, sounds great, and costs just about 300 bucks. And it can connect directly to your computer.
Rather than overwhelm you with a flood of features you might not need, Whirlpool has shown some restraint with its smart fridge. Marinating meat? The screen will tell you how long to cook your particular cut and ask if you want to set a timer. Cleaning the fridge? Whirlpool will suspend cooling to save energy and shut off the door alarm.
This is one of the newest trends in fitness and bodybuilding but also one of the strongest, because this watch allows you to do something that very few other devices can – it tracks your heart rate and the level and intensity of your workout in addition to calculating how many calories are being burned simply by wearing it on your wrist. It is very simple to use, it acts like a simple smartphone, it is easy to recharge on its docking station and it evokes a design that goes well with any look – casual or professional.
Have you ever cursed the hotel room you were staying during one of your travels because it only had a set of electrical outlet to plug a multitude of your devices in? Well, if you took the Bestten Smart Power Strip Tower Surge Protector, we can guarantee all of your problems would have been solved. This tower of power provides you with 6 electrical outlets plus 4 USB charging ports. This essentially means you can power up 10 of your devices all at the same time. With its 6-foot cord you can easily plug into any existing electrical outlet and extend its power-giving capabilities.
Price: $49.95 E-Sports are becoming more and more popular. For some of us, the idea of sitting in some kind of arena and being a spectator to gamers playing in a multi-player video game is very new (and kind of crazy sounding). But we’ve continued to see major sponsors come running into the space…
Fans of streaming content will enjoy a Google Chromecast. The affordable device plugs into TV HDMI ports and is able to stream media including YouTube videos, mobile games, and apps, as well as tap into sources including Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer and other subscription services.
Introducing The Robotic Lawn Mower… At first glance the WORX Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower might call to mind a viral video featuring a cat in a shark costume riding a robotic vacuum*, but this mower is truly an innovative solution to the common question: Who’s going…
Practicality isn’t really a concern for most cool spy gadgets. Remember that our covert agencies were the ones who thought about murdering Fidel Castro with LSD and itching powder. They go big or go home. So if you’re thinking about infiltrating a casino (and, really, who isn’t?), pick up a set of these insanely badass throwing card knives for when you have to make a dramatic exit.
With the rise of cybercrime and scan theft, people are looking for innovative ways to keep their finances free of hackers. This credit card holder is designed and manufactured in such a way that prevents scanning and keeps your information, as well as your bank account, safe and sound. It features a slim design that makes it easy to fit in your wallet. It also comes in a multitude of colors and shades. Plus, it gives you peace of mind where you no longer have to worry about your credit card information being stolen.
These bands for your wrists and ankles use accelerometers and an app to coach you to develop more graceful movement. That’s neat in itself, but their ability to approximate full-body motion makes me think they’d be a great start for a consumer motion-capture system. That’s just how I roll.
If you ask your dad what his favorite game was as a kid, he might recall a dazzling memory game with bright colors. This game would light up in varying sequences requiring you to use your memory to replicate the sequence. It was called Simon Electronic Memory Game, and it’s back. This year, you can surprise the man in your life with a classic game that appeals to all ages. This game includes a tracking platform that not only tracks use but can compare it to your other players, as well. Simon is an enjoyable game that will bring hours of light-hearted entertainment.
Sometimes wonder where your tax dollars go? The accompanying image shows off some of the handicraft of the CIA’s Office of Advanced Technologies and Programs – in this case an “Unmanned Underwater Vehicle” fish to study aquatic robot technology. Why they would want to do that is anybody’s guess, but the CIA did come up with a nifty implementation of different technologies – including a communications system in the body and a propulsion system in the fish’s tail. (An operator on land controlled it by a wireless line-of-sight radio handset.)
The Splashproof: If you need something that you’re absolutely sure can stand up to your active lifestyle, this is it. It’s small, has a playtime of up to 10 hours, and is more water resistant than most other tech out there. Seriously, you can take it out in the rain and it will continue to function just fine.
Need to be even connected than you already are? Enter the smart watch. A smart watch can give you access to your fitness activity, es, texts and music – all without having to dig your phone out. Stay updated constantly when you need (want?) to be. While some lo the “high-tech” part, others […]
This high quality full HD 1080p USB security camera also doubles as a smartphone charger and it’s getting a lot of attention on the web right now. It’s the perfect gift idea for someone with young kid…