There are normal video cameras that all-action folks wear in order to record their adventures for posterity so that they need not explain with words all over again to a new group of friends each time, but rather, let the video recording itself do the talking. Then again, there is another class of video cameras altogether that feature a rugged exterior that is capable of handling a fair amount of abuse without batting an eyelid. The VIEVU² is one particular wearable video camera that falls under the latter category, where it is touted to be the first ruggedized, body worn video (BWV) camera that will target the “prosumers”/professional workforce, using the very same military-grade technology that law enforcement/government agencies utilize.
The VIEVU² will target professionals including private security, contractors, insurance adjusters, facilities maintenance, fleet management, inspectors and technicians, among others, as it captures video that is ideal for protection against erroneous accountability/liability claims, property protection, as well as mitigating workplace theft; C-level, other executives including Human Resource reps are able to rely on the VIEVU² to document meetings and other important employee interactions.
Since the VIEVU² is milled from a solid block of aluminum, that kind of physical make up enables it to withstand the bumps/bruises of your daily grind, not to mention its ability to be worn on a belt, lapel, pocket, or other places that bulkier cameras will not fit in at all. Weekend warriors, too, will find the VIEVU² to be the ideal companion as it works great for hiking, biking, skiing and other kinds of fun physical activity.
When paired with an iPhone or Android mobile app, it will be able to perform view-finding, framing and editing, and is easy uploadable to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, email, or text accounts. The VIEVU² will do all of its recording in HD video (1080p) with 90 minutes of recording time, and will also connect to 802.11g/n Wi-Fi networks.
Those of us who are trying to quit the habit of smoking might have tried a fair number of ways in the past without any sign of success, but perhaps it might be worth exploring the e-cigarette method. After all, they not only look but feel and taste like conventional cigarettes, and FirstUnion have come up with a new range of disposable e-cigarettes that is capable of yielding immense vapour, a fresher taste and has a far more safer battery within at a more economical price. Not only that, there is a market for a disposable e-cigarette which does not expire, which is why FirstUnion has released a historic landmark innovative product that does not break the bank – while delivering thick vapour and a shelf-life that lasts more than two years.
This is made possible thanks to the use of new battery materials as well as an internal structure that is different from traditional electronic cigarettes, allowing it to release ultra-thick vapour even under the conditions of low voltage and self-discharge. This would make it the world’s first long-lasting disposable e-cigarette without looking any different from that of a conventional cigarette. Still, this is different from the Supersmoker Bluetooth e-cigarette since it does not answer your incoming calls.
The pan that you use can make a tremendous difference to its heating efficiency and cooking quality. Flare Pans, which use FIN-X technology are the work of Oxford engineering professor Thomas Povey and his team of masters students. They claim that their pots will reduce the amount of energy required to reach temperature parity by 44%.
These more efficient pots unfortunately come with pretty hefty price tags. A small 20 cm saucepan will set you back a hefty GBP 49.99 (~USD 85.00) – prices get significantly more expensive for bigger pots and pans. Then there is the other little issue of the team’s use of aluminum – which they use for its excellent heat conduction. The problem with aluminum (or aluminium if you prefer) is that it is not ferrous – which renders it useless on IH stoves. It would likely make a good buy if you have a gas, electric or halogen cook-top, but will be rendered an expensive souvenir if you ever decide to switch over to induction cooking.
The remote, which works with a wide range of infra-red compatible electronics, can store up to 36 commands, some of which can be activated by flick and tilt gestures. On top of that, it also includes a TV-B-Gone-esque TV killer. Mix all of that together with flashing colors, phaser and Enterprise sound effects and vibration feedback – and you have a remote that is probably a lot more interesting than the stuff it controls. As for build quality, it is a 1:1 scale model that was designed using 3D laser scans of Original Series Prop phasers and is built from nickel and brass-plated die cast metal. It comes with a magnetic stand and an Enterprise screwdriver for assembly.
I must admit that this has me tempted. I have separate remotes for my lights, air conditioner, TV and media player – and would love to handle everything by phaser.
We see more and more activity trackers on the market, and many of them have the option to track how we sleep. While it is important to get proper nutrition and exercise in, sleep should be just as high of a priority. Of course, when you sleep you don’t want to have to wear a bracelet, but the information it can provide is always useful.
If you just can’t stand wearing a tracker, why not sleep on top of it? The Beddit is a sleep tracker that will give you detailed information about your sleep, and is hardly even noticeable. It’s paper-thin, and is placed directly on your mattress, underneath your sheets so it won’t bother you when you’re trying to settle in and relax. This will measure the quality of your sleep, the duration, sleep cycles, heart rate, respiration rate, and how much you snore.
If you’ve been having problems sleeping, this would be an excellent way to see what’s going on during the wee hours. There is an app for iOS users who have a iPhone 4, 5, 5c, 5s, and iPod Touch 5th gen. The Android version is on its way, but is not yet available. This will cost you around $150, and comes in white or black (not that color will really matter in this instance). It will help you learn more about how your body handles being unconscious, and that could potentially lead to helping you with your day-to-day life.
It’s hard to force ourselves to wake up in the morning. We’re comfortable, warm, and in a stress-free environment. Who would want to leave that sort of thing, right? However, we do have to wake up and get on with our day, and the best way to do that is by not lulling around in bed.
If you need to wake up and immediately start moving, then you’re going to love the G-Buzz Alarm Clock. This is an alarm clock that you must literally shake to turn off. All of your fantasies about rough-housing your bedside clock will now be a reality. This will play a variety of dreadful sounds such as a rooster crowing, fog horn, buzzer, bells chiming, or drums to pull you out of dreamland. If none of those tickle your fancy, then there is an option to use regular FM radio if you are so inclined.
Of course, you don’t want to buy something that is only going to make you think of being startled in the morning. This device also has crickets chirping, waves crashing, owls hooting, and white noise to help you fall asleep. If you have your own tunes to listen to, then you can plug in any music player that uses a 3.5mm headphone jack instead. This will cost you close to $30, and will not only help you get to sleep, but also get you moving and shaking in the morning.
I can’t imagine the addictive pull of a cigarette. Having been lucky enough to have never started smoking, I find it amazing how many people still light up, despite the fact that it can, well… kill you. I guess it must be an overwhelming task to try and stop doing something your brain has become hardwired to expect. They say the benefits of quitting begin almost immediately. What’s on the horizon that might help? Other than gum, pills, and patches?
Check out ChronoDose, a programmable transdermal drug delivery system that’s worn as an armband. The ChronoDose will someday offer many different drugs the ability to be programmed, and administered via this transdermal device, but the buzz is all about it’s use as the world’s first programmable nicotine replacement method. ChronoDose’s use with SmartStop™ gives the device the ability to be programmed to anticipate the users cravings, and offer nicotine dosing scheduled to take effect before the urge to smoke strikes.
So, unlike gums, and pills that take time in order to work, the ChronoDose offers personalized treatment that can be synchronized with your cravings, offering you higher dosages before the cravings begin, say, when you wake up in the morning. This interesting device offers folks struggling with nicotine addiction a system that makes compliance easier, and with its delivery automated to your schedule, it anticipates your needs and helps make quitting just a little bit easier.
If you, or someone you love needs to quit smoking, find out more about the ChronoDose nicotine delivery system with SmartStop™ Pending FDA approval, this system could actually be available soon, and at a price that’s comparable to current over-the-counter smoking cessation products. This may be just what you’ve been waiting for.
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While smartphones have definitely improved by leaps and bounds in the past few years when it comes to the kind of technology involved, there is still one particular aspect of smartphone photography that needs to be looked into – and that is, to capture photos that will turn out great even in low light conditions. This would require a decent performing sensor, not to mention a powerful flash, but while sensor technology in smartphone cameras have taken large strides, the same cannot be said of the accompanying flash. This is where the iBlazr comes in to fill the gap – as it will introduce a far more powerful flash capability for your iPhone, which does seem to be a far better option than past releases like the Paparazzo.
The iBlazr can be best described to be a portable flash solution to a smartphone camera’s struggles when it comes to low light settings. This powerful, compact device will be better illuminates subjects so that you end up with far better looking photos. Not only that, the iBlazr will connect to the audio jack of any Android phone as well, (apart from the iPhone, of course), where it will then provide limitless possibilities that helps churn out great looking photos.
Chris Johnson, Founder of BiteMyApple, shared, “Smartphones and tablets allow us to take high-quality photos anywhere, but the built-in flash isn’t enough during low-light settings. The iBlazr provides users with the same illumination capabilities that a high-end camera provides. You can use the small external flash with your front or back camera so you’ll get the perfect shot or selfie every time.”
The iBlazr’s flash includes a quartet of hi-end American CREE LEDs which provides great light to take a stunning photo, in addition to letting the light come through 60 degree optics for a softer look on subjects. Not only that, the iBlazr has been specially positioned to do away with the red-eye or white-eye effects.
A built-in, rechargeable 200mAh battery runs the iBlazr, which translates to no piggyback ride on your smartphone’s battery life. Expect the black iBlazr to retail for $49.99 each if you are interested.
So, you happen to have picked up a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5, and cannot wait to show it off to the rest of your mates? It goes without saying that a brand new smartphone ought to be accompanied by a protective case of sorts in order to make sure that any kind of damage will be minimized should it happen to suffer from an accidental drop or knock. Moshi, a long time accessories provider for various mobile devices, is back again with the announcement of the custom-tailored SenseCover for the Samsung Galaxy S5. The SenseCover happens to be a touch-sensitive flip-cover case which is capable of offering 360-degree protection for the flagship smartphone, while giving you the opportunity to answer or reject calls, as well as turn off alarms even when the cover is closed.
Apart from that, there is also the free Moshi SenseCover app that will pair with the case so as to enable additional features and functionality, as you can then check on notifications, play or pause audio, and snap Instagram-ready pictures as your device remains protected within the slim case.
The SenseCover will also boast of a shock-absorbing inner shell, where it comes with complete back- and front-side protection, including a flip cover with a magnetic clasp that ensures that the cover remains neatly in place or folded back out of the way whenever the case is open. This happens to make it one of the slimmest Samsung Galaxy S5 cases with 360-degree protection, and thanks to its soft hybrid interior, your device will be well cradled thanks to the refined metallic leatherette cover which helps it stay far away from unwanted shocks and scratches.
If you are interested in the Moshi SenseCover for Samsung Galaxy S5, it can be picked up for $44.95 a pop as it arrives in black or pink. Up the protection ante with the iVisor’s advanced anti-glare screen protection, where it saves your screen from scratches and smudges.
Do you love all things Star Trek? If you have answered in the affirmative, then I am quite sure that you would have amassed a fair collection of Star Trek collectibles over the years. Perhaps you feel that there is still something that is missing in part of your collection, and this could very well be the £119.95 Star Trek Original Phaser Universal Remote Control. This is the ultimate Star Trek prop replica collectable that allows you to control various electronic items such as your TV, iPod and different kinds of gadgets with multiple gestures.
The Star Trek Original Phaser Universal Remote Control comes across as a painstakingly highly-detailed and accurate replica to the original, where it has been 3D scanned from the last remaining Phaser prop in existence. Apart from that, it has also been lovingly hand-polished die-cast metal parts with, and not only that, this is an officially licensed product by the CBS. In addition, during those advertisement breaks in your favorite TV series, you can always make use of your imagination in a stand off with the Borg by thinking you’re zapping them since this bad boy is capable of playing a wide range of original series Phaser and Star Trek sounds, but do bear in mind it is unable to be used to vaporize alien lifeforms – or your mother-in-law, for that matter.
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I am quite sure that those of us who happen to be avid gamers would also know of Diablo III. Perhaps we have invested the better part of our lives some time back in the past over the first two editions of the game, before throwing plenty of hours into Diablo III, hoping to kill the female-looking form of Diablo this time around. Evil, however, does not remain quenched for long, as there remains the essence of evil hanging around our realm in some form or another. Well, regardless of what comes your way, I am quite sure that Tyrael’s blade, one of the most powerful ever created of course, would make anyone feel a whole lot safer carrying it around with swagger. Called El’Druin, this $59.99 Diablo III The Sword of Justice Prop Replica has been specially built using in-game, digital files.
Not only that, to add to the overall effect, it even boasts of a pulsing blue LED that is located in the hilt itself, with the entire sword measuring more than three feet in length in total. This makes it one cool and essential tool to own if you are into cosplay. With some seemingly magical (although a whole lot more talented than anything else) hand-painting, it just looks like the real deal, albeit being far safer and lighter since it is made out of high-quality plastic. It’ll need a trio of LR44 batteries to power the LED light though.
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