The Ring Alarm 14-Piece (2nd Gen) Home Security System can easily be setup without professionals, and it’s being offered for just $264.99 shipped, today only, originally $329.99. It comes with a base station to keep your system online, two keypads for in-home control as well as a range extender to ensure all of your Alarm devices have signal. Pair the contact sensors to cover eight doors or windows and motion detectors for two rooms, making it great fit for 2-4 bedroom homes. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
It’s true, Soulja Boy is back at it again, and this time, he’s released a TRDR handheld game console. For those who don’t remember, his SouljaGame brand has released several consoles over the years, including the Retro SouljaBoy Mini, which resembles a Nintendo Game Boy, and the SouljaGame Fuze, which is modeled after Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. These were all pulled from his store after threats from Nintendo. Read more for a first hands-on look at TRDR and additional information.
Taiwan is dealing with its worst drought since 1965, and for at least one man, this has been a blessing in disguise. Why? A man, surnamed Chen, was paddleboarding in Taiwan’s famous Sun Moon Lake when he accidentally fell, causing his waterproof pouch-protected iPhone 11 Pro Max to be dropped. Little did he know that one year later the water would recede as the island suffers from a severe water shortage and a worker discovered the device. Read more for the news report and additional information.
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It’s been quite a while since we’ve last seen an official Apple game controller, ever since the Pippin was released back in 1996. This rarely mentioned game console is based on the Apple Macintosh platform, including the classic Mac OS architecture. What most may not know is that Apple actually licensed the Pippin technology to third-party companies, like Bandai Company Ltd., who developed the ATMARK and @WORLD models. Read more to see what a modern Apple game controller could look like.
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Hankook’s research team partnered with biorobotics experts at Seoul National University and Harvard engineers to develop an origami-inspired transformable wheel that could be used on future vehicles, including on the Moon. These three-layer wheels can shapeshift by expanding from 46 to 80 cm (18.1 to 31.5 in), while supporting enough weight to fit a full-sized chassis on it. Non-folding panels have been placed in between laser-cut aluminum facet panels for additional rigidity. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The sixth-generation Ford Bronco was already designed to go off-road as a mid-size SUV, but Illinois-based Maxlider Brothers Customs wanted to take the vehicle to a whole new level. So, they are building a six-wheeled version that will set you back a hefty $399,000 USD. No performance modifications have yet been revealed, but straight from the factory it can come equipped with a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 generating 310 hp and 400 lb⋅ft of torque, mated to either a 10-speed automatic or 7-speed Getrag manual transmission. Read more for additional pictures.
JBL’s Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker is perfect for pool parties or just outdoor activity, and you can get one for $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. It builds upon its predecessor with improved sound clarity / bass, up to 12 hours of playback time and a waterproof design boasting rugged new fabrics. The JBL Connect+ gives you the ability to connect more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled Flip 4 speakers together, amplifying the listening experience and filling any room with rich sound. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Let’s face it, AirPods, or any other wireless earbuds, can get quite gunked up over time. However, cleaning them with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol is a time consuming process to say the least, that is unless…you’re using the Cardlax EarBuds Washer. Think of it as a mini USB-C-powered washing machine that consists of a brush, sprayer and sponge. Open up the top lid to reveal a tiny spinning brush and the spinning drum. Read more for a video and additional information.
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No, Eyecam isn’t a parody of an Apple product, but rather a real webcam that was designed to look and move like a real human eye. Created by Marc Teyssier at the Saarland University Human-Computer Interaction Lab, this creation consists of the skin layer, robotic muscle skeletal system and the eyeball. To enable human-like motion, it uses six servo-motors optimally positioned to reproduce the different eye muscles, while a small camera is positioned inside the pupil for a high-resolution image (720p60) footage, all connected to a Raspberry Pi Zero. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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In case of zombie apocalypse, you’ll want to be driving the street-legal Terradyne Gurkha LAPV (Light Armored Protected Vehicle). At $385,000 USD, it’s quite pricey to say the least, but the Ford F-550 XL-based Gurkha is well worth the money if your main goal is security. It’s powered by a turbocharged 6.7L V8 diesel engine making 400 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque and has received a military spec coating by Phoenix Coatings for maximum protection. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.