Saturday, December 06, 2014

Hexo+, the autonomous flying camera

Hexo+ is a successful Kickstarter project that is now available for preorder. The autonomous flying camera connects with a GoPro to capture Hollywood-style aerial shots.  The drone can reach maximum speed of 70km/h and can be controlled by a few simple gestures on the smartphone.

Hexo+  previous Kickstarter campaign has successfully raised over 1.3 million USD, funded by more than 2,000 backers from across the world.  You can now preorder the Hexo+ on their website for $1,149.00 USD HERE

Friday, December 05, 2014

How to upgrade Paypal account from Personal to Premier

For the life of me I could not figure out why there was no option to upgrade to Paypal Premiere from person. Paypal only gave me the option to upgrade to Business. Eventually I saw a forum post with the same problem and they found a link to upgrade to premier. Here is the link to upgrade to premier HERE

Friday, September 05, 2014

Infosonics' verykool SL5000 Quantum with LTE

Infosonics has released a new smartphone that will be an alternative to the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. The veryKool SL5000 Quantum 4G LTE will be unlocked to any GSM carrier. It will feature beefy specs such as 1.2Ghz Quad Core CPU from Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400, a huge 5.0 inch LCD TFT-IPS Touchscreen, an 8.0 megapixel camera and Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System. Infosonics verykool SL5000 QUANTUM Smartphone features the latest 4G LTE support and budget friendly price of $229.80. Check out the new Infosonics' verykoolR SL5000 Quantum with LTE HERE

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Tesla to build Gigafactory in Nevada

Tesla Motors and the Nevada governor's office will make an announcement in Carson City, on Thursday. It is likely Nevada is the destination for Tesla's $5 billion gigafactory. Bloomberg News and CNBC are reporting that Tesla has awarded the project to Nevada. Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas were the other bidders. The new factory will product up to 500,000 battery packs by 2020. The battery packs will like be installed in Tesla's upcoming Model 3, meant to be a cheaper alternative to the flagship Model S luxury Car and Model X SUV. via Forbes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jabra creates first stereo earbuds with a built-in biometric heart rate monitor

Jabra Sports Pulse Wireless earbuds is the first earbuds with built-in biometric heart rate monitor. The earbuds also feature Dolby Digital sound, real-time voice coaching, and a built-in 'Jabra Sport Life' app that plans, tracks and evaluates workouts. The Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are currently available for pre-order at and will be available at Best Buy retail stores and in late September.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Yerka Bike - The Bike you can't steal

Any bike owner will feel insecure when leaving their bike behind at a bike post or tree.  The bike locks aren't very secure and often times bikes are stolen.  Yerka Project is trying to protect bikes from theft.  The Yerka Bike uses it's own frame as a lock to prevent theft.  The only way to steal the bike would to break the bike. 

The Yerka Bike was design for comfort, security, and design.  The Yerka bike maintains the slick design of an urban bike.  The bike looks like any other bike, but it's the safest bicycle you'll find.  With the Yerka Bike you no longer have to carry around a lock and it takes only 20 seconds to connect the bike frame to an object to keep the bike safe. 

Check out Yerka Project HERE

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stand Up Desk - This startup is changing the way we work at our desk

Stand Up Desk is an idea that we should not sit all day at the cubicle. Stand Up Desk helps you get in better health just by converting your desk into a Stand Up Desk. Many people belive that standing up to work got their creative juices flowing. Stand Up Desks have a long history with the likes of Thomas Jefferson and Ernest Hemingway using standing desks. Standing desks have benefits such as a lesser risk of heart disease, less risk of back problems, less chance of weight gain, and improved focus. Stand Up Desk is currently an idea on StartGarden looking for $5,000 funding. You can Endorse this idea HERE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Petcube is a device that you can stay connected to your pet when your not at home. The Petcube has a video camera to monitor your pet, laser toy to play games with your pet, and keep your pet in the best health. The app allows you to share access to your pet to others that want to play games. Petcube is available for preorder with a price tag of $179. Check it out now HERE

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Avo - The stylish Self-Cleaning Fish Tank

I owned goldfish and eventually gave them away because of the upkeep of changing the filter and water.  Avo is trying to change all that with it's self-cleaning fish tank. 

Avo requires no water changes because of it's micro-ecosystem.  The fish, plants and bacteria work together to maintain the tank as a natural filter.  Avo also uses automated lighting and heated that keeps the plants thriving in the tank.  The heating is taken care too so you can have tropical fish in the tank.  The Avo fish tank is the only fish tank that has very little maintenance. 

Check out the Kickstarter project HERE

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Garmin’s NEW Essential Series‏

Garmin has released a new larger and budget friendly line of GPS systems. Garmin's new essential series includes 5 inch and 6 inch screens. Those screens are huge compared to my Garmin GPS that has a 3.5 inch screen. The 5 inch screen GPS will include the the nüvi 55 and 56 range. The 6 inch screen GPS will include the the nüvi 65 and 66 range. The pricing will be nuvi 55 £89.99, nuvi 65 £139.99, nuvi 56LM £129.99 and nuvi 66 for £159.99. The Essential Series comes with choice of mapping (UK/ Ireland, Western Europe and Europe), with many products including the option of Lifetime Map (LM) updates. The split screen and other useful features help drivers to negotiate confusing junctions with ease, while turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names, safety camera sites, school zone warnings and your predicted arrival time all help to take the stress out of a journey – and help you get more out of the whole experience. Check out the new line HERE

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Compleat FoodBag - Eat pasta directly from this silicone lunch bag

Compleat FoodBag is a reusable lunch bag that keeps food fresh and protected and rolls up for easy clean up.  The unqique feature of this lunch bag is that it is made of 100% food grade silicone.  This means that you can microwave the lunch bag and eat pasta directly from the bag.  The Compleat FoodBag is available now for $12.95 at The Grommet HERE

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Soto Pocket Torch

The Soto Pocket Torch turns a cheap 50 cent disposable lighter into a powerful pocket torch that is wind-resistant and reaches temperatures up to 2,300°F.  The torch would be perfect to light stoves and at campfire sites. 

The Soto Pocket Torch is available now for $19.95 from REI HERE

Friday, July 25, 2014 reviews the InfoSonics verykool s505 Spark

Our sister site GizmoScene reviews the InfoSonics verykool s505 Spark.  This is a quad core, 5 inch, and Android phone that sells for $199.99 unlocked.  Check out the review HERE

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

S'mores Slippers - USB heated Plush slippers

These s'mores slippers are made of cozy cotton and polyester, and not mashmallow and graham crackers.  The slipper will keep you feet toasty when you attach tehm using a 57" usb caable plug into your Mac or PC.

Buy this now HERE

Monday, July 21, 2014

Iota - World's smallest GPS tracker without any monthly fees

Iota is the world's smallest GPS tracker that uses it's own nationwide network which requires no monthly fees.  Iota is the tracking GPS device that can track anything it attaches to including kids, pets, bikes, cars, laptop bags, purse and more. 

The Iota GPS tracker connects to the Home Base using long range radio technology allowing them to communicate with each other over a distance of up to 4 mile.  As the network of Home Bases grows you will see a longer range of tracking for free.  You use your Smartphone to track items, people, and pets. 

Pledge to this Kickstarter project HERE

Friday, July 18, 2014

Amazon Kindle Unlimited - Unlimited eBook Service for $10 per month

Amazon has launced a Kindle Unlimited Service which provides unlimited eBooks a month for $10.  The service is great for readers who now can read from Amazon's extensive libary of Ebooks. 

Check out more details here

Thursday, July 17, 2014


GoCuff® is the first iPhone and Android fitness case to give you complete access to your phone with a simple glance or touch.

Order one now HERE

Saturday, July 12, 2014

@ATTCustomerCare sucks

@ATTCustomerCare is terrible social media manager for ATT that doesn't respond to tweets.  I tried to find out about a reward card that went missing on my account.  I asked @ATTCustomerCare and takes multiple questions and answers over hours and they tell me they will call me later.  The whole point of Twitter is to interact with people.  Why can't @ATTCustomerCare DM and help me with my answers.  Rather they want me to wait by the phone for a phone call?  Also @ATTCustomerCare didn't respond most of the time I ask a question. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

ZTE Nubia Z7 smartphone

Chinese phone maker ZTE is coming out with a new Smartphone.  The ZTE Nubia Z7 smartphone features a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 13MP camera. 

via Liliputing

Iphone 6 to have sapphire screen

It is likely confirmed that the Iphone 6 will have a sapphire crystal screen.  This will mean the smartphone will have an almost unbreakable screen.  The sapphire screen will make the iPhone 6 very durable with scratch resistant screen, hard and high elastic screen.

via BGR

Are British Airways and Facebook taking tech and gadget development too far?

Gadget lovers across the world have been met with some interesting – and potentially shocking – headlines lately; increasing the focus on this thriving industry.

To start with, Facebook has been publicly criticised for what The Guardian has reported as a ‘breach of ethical guidelines’ after they admitted they had undertaken an investigation into the effect social media posts can have on our moods – manipulating the news feeds of more than 700,000 users to see if and how it affected them.

In a similar story, British Airways has been the highlight of a post on The Drum when discussing the testing of the brand’s latest gadget: a ‘happiness blanket’. This uses neuro-sensors to measure brainwaves and can determine when passengers feel happiest; thus allowing the airline to target their services (such as in-flight entertainment and meals) more effectively.

Although both of these stories reflect on the huge progress made in the tech industry over recent years, it has to be asked whether they have gone a little too far this time.

Privacy and security concerns

The most important thing to consider is that, for some, these developments are an invasion of privacy. Gadgets and electronics are widely reported as dominating many aspects of our daily lives and not everyone will be pleased to see them taking control of yet another area.

Additionally, while Facebook and British Airways are collecting and using this data to breed positive results, there are those who may take an alternative approach.

Knowledge is power

Facebook also divided opinions by conducting its research behind the backs of those involved. Although there are arguments that publicising the study before its completion could have skewed the results (with users looking for specific features), the truth remains that Facebook studied individuals without informed consent – thus going against most ethical guidelines.

It’s therefore only understandable that some users would react to this by questioning the actions of the firm involved.

Protecting consumers

Privacy and security are top concerns in the digital world – you need only consider the importance of software escrow for evidence of that – and this means developers are charged with safeguarding these aspects all times.

While software escrow is a simple solution to those who want to safeguard their interests and the interests of their company when using third-party software or allowing other parties to use their own software, there is currently little security measures to govern the research being undertaken by the likes of Facebook and British Airways.

Although their surveys and current focuses provide plenty of food for thought for the industry, it seems likely that great control will be needed if the public are to get on board.

The possibilities and results are undoubtedly positive … it’s just the execution which needs a little work!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 reviews Martian Notifier SmartWatch

Check out GizmoScene's review of the Martian Notifier Smartwatch HERE

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Weather@Home Line

We just had a huge downpour here with heavy winds.  I tried to check the weather channels but could not find what channel it was on.  I wish I had this Weather@Home which pairs with your smartphone using Bluetooth technology and proving weather updates such as the 12hrs forecast, air pressure, indoor/outdoor temperature, humidity and even the changing phases of the moon. 

Product Page HERE

Bluetooth BBQ Smart thermometer

No longer do you have to wait in front of your grill for your food to be ready.  The  AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Smart thermometer
alerts you when the meat has reached it's perfect temperature.  You can program your choice of eight entrees and choose how you want your grill items to turn out.

    Data viewable from the main unit or a Smart Device via Bluetooth® using the Grill Right app
    Smart app available in iOS and Android operating systems
    App includes access to thousands of recipes on
    Color changing display & sound alert on main unit
    3 Modes: Meat Profiles / Countdown Timer / Target Temperature
    Measure meat & air temperature
    150' transmission range
    Supports dual probe
    Water splash resistant
    Touch Key Screen

Product Page HERE

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ego Electric Cordless Lanwmower

Ego's cordless electric lawnmower hits Home Depot exclusively.  The $499 Lawnmower uses a 56-Volt Lithium-ion battery for up to 45 minutes of grass cutting time.  The battery can be full recharged within 30 minutes. 

I saw this at Home Depot store and liked the cordless battery power of the Lawnmower but I would like to see this at a better price and better components(less plastic).

Available now at Home Depot store or online HERE

Monday, May 19, 2014

Innolux third manufacturer of displays for iPhone 6

Innolux has nabbed the third order for displays for the iPhone 6.  Innolux, Japan Display Corporation, and LG Display will be making the displays for the new iPhone 6.  Both Samsung and Sharp were in the running but missed out on the opportunity.  Samsung may have been snubbed for being too much of a rival to partner with.

via GSMArena