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!