To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the greatest sci-fi film ever made, Space Odyssey is the inside account of how director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke created the cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Through extensive interviews with Clarke, Kubrick’s widow, visual effects supervisor Doug Trumbull, and others, author Michael Benson explores and explains how movie magic was made.
A USB Drive With Steampunk Style! If you are a fan of steampunk and tech gadgets, then you are going to want to check out this steampunk inspired USB flash drive. Each flash drive is handmade in Latvia and the attention to detail as well as the technical abilities are…
Echo Dot (2nd Generation), another one of the high tech gadgets in this article, is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more. Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.
Smelly and oversized garbage doesn’t stand a chance with the upgraded 13 gallon Touchless Trash Can. Its extra wide opening (11.75 diagonal) allows disposal of larger debris and comes equipped with the most advanced infrared sensor technology on the market; opening the lid automatically when you approach within 6 inches, and closing it when you walk away.
Although we take more pictures than ever, most of them only end up on social media. Kodak’s photo printer makes it easy to print your latest ‘gram-worthy shot and stick it on your wall. Read the full review here.
This monstrous blender will obliterate anything in its path — and that includes ice. Its nine cup capacity means you can make smoothies for the entire family. The powerful 1000 watt motor will turn anything you put into it into mush in a matter of seconds. The lid features a safety mechanism that will stop the blades from spinning until it is fully fastened.
Land Rover certainly knows a thing or three about building the indestructible. Now they’ve turned that expertise to designing a smart phone—the toughest one the world has ever seen. The Land Rover Explore phone boasts a battery that last 2 days, built-in GPS, and smashproof, waterproof, & dustproof construction. There are optional accessory packs available with special features for cycling and adventure.
Most TVs are black monoliths. And they all blend into the same decor: none. The Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Eclipse Wood Edition TV fixes this by adhering a strip of oak between the LG-sourced OLED screen and the base, leaving just enough black on the bottom to balance things out while the slits in the wood let sound from the hidden 450-Watt speaker system out into your room. Available in 55 and 65 models.
With a gunmetal aluminum frame and black polycarbonate construction, Lifepack’s Carry-On Closet is built for professional-level globetrotting. It features a TSA-approved lock, high quality wheels, a retractable trolley handle with a soft grip, and an integrated shelving system that can also be removed depending on your needs. It is cabin-approved for carry-on with all airlines both international and domestic.
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According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 91% of victims of rape and sexual assault in the U.S. are female. Additionally, one in five women are raped during their lifetime. These shocking numbers point to a large, systemic problem that needs addressing from multiple perspectives.
This doorbell has a high-definition camera so you can keep tabs on expected and unexpected visitors from your phone, even when you’re not at home. It also has full-color night vision and a motion sensor and will record video to your cloud account as soon as the doorbell is pressed or motion is detected.
This is exactly what it sounds like: a remote-controlled key finding system that comes with four different colored key chains and one remote control. When failing to find a specific set of keys, or when a family member has lost their set, simply push the button on the remote control that corresponds to that color. A sound will ring out of the respective keychain and all you have to do is follow the sound to the keys. It’s simple, it’s effective, it’s small, it’s comfortable, and it’s perfect for everyone.
The Alternative: While it hardly compares to the iPhone in sheer popularity, that doesn’t mean the Pixel isn’t an entirely capable machine. In fact, it actually has a better camera than any other phone on the market. And, with every sale, Google is offering unlimited cloud storage free of charge. If you’re not already onboard the Apple train, you might want to hop on this one.
There’s a countably infinite supply of noise-cancelling headphones at CES, but these manage to rise above the noise. You can set the Hero headphones to allow certain voices through and block everything else; while Sidekick is a version of them that you fit on your existing headphones. This is what the future should sound like.
Huh. Not sure how Buddha would feel about people co-opting his peaceful name and beads of spiritual exploration and meditation to make a necklace for whacking an attacker upside the head. But I can kind of see where Phoenix…
Because stuffing those stockings doesn’t have to always be a super last minute thing. In a panic over the stocking stuffer chore? De-stress and quickly and easily shop our top rated stocking stuffer ideas for men, women, and children this 2018 holiday season. Some of these ideas are so cool you’ll probably want to pick some up […]
Your toilet seat— yes, your toilet seat —can light the way. And give you a warm feeling, too. The LumaWarm Heated Nightlight Toilet Seat ($160) has a blue night-light that illuminates the bowl; its seat warmer has three settings for optimum comfort. Another option (not pictured): If you don’t want to install a tricked out toilet seat, consider the IllumiBowl Toilet Nightlight ($13), which clips onto the side of the toilet and is motion activated.
The Izon Stem White Wi-Fi Video Monitor Surveillance Cam is one of those cool gadgets for home security. If you’re frequently away from your home, and you want to check in to see what’s going on, the Izon will allow you to do just that right from your smartphone. You can place the camera anywhere near any outlet in your house, and once it’s connected to your home’s wireless internet, you can view what the camera is seeing and hear what’s going on in the room right from your smartphone. If you’re wondering how it compares to the Oco, the Izon has a bit higher quality, and is slimmer.
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Remember the days when a television was just a TV? Now, there are some very clever ones that offer incredibly high definition, but also function a bit more like a big-screen computer, letting you stream all your favorite services without the need for a cable box. This one from LG is one such example. Let’s not forget, however, that even without the smart options, this OLED TV – which delivers over a billion different display colors – is an impressive device.
Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub.
Because you just may be over Alexa and want http://markets.financialcontent.com/dailypennyalerts/news/read/35871325 try something new. Google Home pretty much rocks because Google can basically help you with anything. I mean, they do online so why not in your home!? It can play your favorite music, answer a zillion questions (in a nice voice), can play some games, help organize your day and can actually recognize up to 6 different Google accounts based on your voice signature. So cool!
Introducing The Ben & Jerry’s Euphori-Lock There’s nothing quite like looking forward to a yummy late night treat and walking to the freezer only to find that someone has already eaten your ice cream. In fact, there’s probably nothing more infuriating. Finding the…
Dive into the world of virtual reality with this cutting-edge headset by HTC. Provided you have a beefy PC capable of handling virtual reality games, this headset can transport you to any fantasy world your mind can come up with. The included wireless controllers will have you tripping out by being able to see your own hands in-game.
Not everyone has pets to lie on their feet and keep them toasty. So Sleep Number made a bed that knows when you’ve got cold feet and turns heat on at the bottom of the bed. In theory, the mattress changes its Sleep Number settings to compensate for changes in position and while it can’t stop someone snoring, if it senses you are, it raises your head to reduce your volume.
All the basic functionality you could want in a streaming device fits into the tiny Roku Streaming Stick+, which is even tinier than its companion remote. It offers 4K video and HDR10, as well as hundreds of channels, and of course it works with the Roku app.
7. A watch for every sport. Can’t get enough data? Try a new Casio Pro Trek Smart Outdoor Watch customizable to your passion. It’s suitable for kayaking, cycling, hiking and even fishing — it records your favorite fishing spots, monitors the tides and confirms your catches. Other watches connect to a camera worn, for example, on your helmet as you ski. Available now for $500.