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Cryptek Kickstarter Page
Cryptek Kickstarter Page
Cryptek Kickstarter Page

7 Scam-tastic Crowdfunding Campaigns

Kickstarter and its ilk can be brilliantly useful tools for groups and individuals with great ideas to get their ideas funded and produced. The benefits of which are many. One, as a creator, you don’t have to peel away percenta...
 
Business
 
phil
phil
phil

Will Punxsutawney Phil Be Next To Lose His Job To A Machine?

Well, folks, it's almost Groundhog Day again, and you know what that means.  No, the post office doesn't get yet another screwball holiday off to screw up your Netflix queue--it means that once again, Punxsutawney Phil will eme...

 
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ade 651 2
ade 651 2
ade 651 2

Cambridge Computer Laboratory Declares The ADE 651 A Fraud

You guys remember a few months ago when we were talking about the ADE 651, supposed to be the world's greatest bomb detector because it could literally sniff out explosives from up to half a mile out?  And how we said that we w...
 
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FishEyeScreen
FishEyeScreen
FishEyeScreen

CES 2010 Useless Product Number 1: V-Screen

CES 2010 was chalk full of lame ass products and this weird fish eye screen was just one of them.  The display they had going was the V-Screen on top of a regular screen showing just how useless this product is.  I think they a...

 
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usb_eye_warmer-620x239
usb_eye_warmer-620x239
usb_eye_warmer-620x239

USB Eye Warmer From The Crazies At Thanko

Cold eyes got you down?  Supporting USB 1.1 and 2.0, this new Eye Warmer set-up from Thanko assures you that warm towel feeling you been missing all these years.  On sale now for just $22 you really owe it to yourself to not bu...
 
Discounts
 
ADE 651
ADE 651
ADE 651

The ADE 651: The Ultimate Non-Working Bomb Detector

The ADE 651 is a device with an impressive marketing angle.  Over in Iraq, it's being used to sniff out everything from bombs to guns to drugs and beyond, and detect them all from a distance of up to half a mile.  It's a handhe...

 
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docupen x-series
docupen x-series
docupen x-series

The Docupen X-Series: A Pen Sized Scanner

Way back in the depths of 2005, we talked about a kind of ultra portable scanner called the Docupen.  Well, the company that makes these has just released a brand new kind that they're hoping will be so extreme you'll likely ig...
 
Cell Phones
 
Nokia N-Gage
Nokia N-Gage
Nokia N-Gage

Nokia’s N-Gage Gaming Platform Disengages, Moves To Ovi Store

I'd love to say I could say 'I told you so' but since I never once wrote about the inevitable demise of Nokia's N-Gage gaming platform on this blog I really can't.  But alas, the gaming unit has met its end.  The news actually ...

 
Clothing
 
etre touchy
etre touchy
etre touchy

Etre Touchy Gloves: Make Your Own At Home!

With winter fast approaching and the cold weather coming to match, you may well start to wonder how you're going to keep your hands warm and still manage to work your iPod and whatnot.  Clearly you can't hold a stylus in your m...
 
Bluetooth
 
blu-linkremote2
blu-linkremote2
blu-linkremote2

BluLink Remote Handles All Devices, But Only PS3 In Bluetooth

Now here's an interesting idea for you, folks--you've heard of the universal remote before, but now it's gone to a whole new level with the BluLink remote, a Bluetooth universal remote. The BluLink can control up to six devices...

 
Business
 
verizon-hub
verizon-hub
verizon-hub

Verizon Hub Meets End Of Life

It was just this past February when Verizon officially put their Hub touchscreen VoIP device up for sale.  At the time it required a 2-year contract and $200 to get aboard, which is and was one of the many barriers to the devic...
 
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shower-radio
shower-radio
shower-radio

The Worst Gadget Of All Time? The Shower Radio.

So what would be your guess for the worst gadget of all time?  Soap on a rope?  Maybe the Pocket Fisherman or something else by gadget magnate Ron Popeil? As it turns out, a recent poll of three thousand women by the insurance ...