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    This Candle Might Score You a $7,500 Ring!

    Remember Bella J? They started sticking charms in scented candles, so when your candle burned out, you got something more than disappointment and the need to buy a new candle. Well, JewelScent is now doing the same kind of thing, but they’re raising the stakes by hiding rings that can be worth up to $7,500. […]

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    Need a Spare Limb? Grab a Selfie Arm

    The selfie stick has been getting trumped by the ban hammer lately, but hey, I don’t see anything explicitly banning selfie arms. Score one for, uh, art? Designers Justin Crowe and Aric Snee teamed up to create the Selfie Arm, an actual selfie stick tucked away inside a plastic arm that looks like it was […]

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    11 Items Every Avengers Fan Should Own

    The Avengers: Age of Ultron is hitting theaters on Friday, but we’ve really been experiencing this movie for the better part of three years. Friday’s release is more of an end than a beginning—or, if it’s a beginning, then it’s the beginning of The Avengers: The Infinity War Part I, which will be another full […]

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    Annoying Duck Ringtone Actually Helps Save Ducks

    The first good use of a quacking duck ringtone has been recorded in Slidell, Louisiana, where a firefighter used it to rescue six ducklings from a storm drain, reuniting them with their mother. It wasn’t easy. According to a New York Post report, the six ducklings had the misfortune of getting separated from their mother […]

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    Move Over Hello Kitty, Sanrio’s Gudetama the Lazy Egg is Here

    Someone needs to buy everyone over at Sanrio a sandwich, because it seems like they can’t stop thinking about food these days. After introducing Kimiri the salmon fillet last year, Sanrio is serving up yet another new culinary character—Gudetama the lazy egg. Gudetama is some sort of weird trinity being of egg yolk, white and […]

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    These Pants Stopped 19 Pick-Pocket Attempts!

    How do you stop pickpockets? Loads of zippers, pockets in pockets and vigilance in abundance. These pants can’t do much about the latter, but they have the first two in spades—enough to where 19 pleased customers have reported back that the Pick-Pocket Proof Women’s Travel Pants have actually foiled would-be thieves who weren’t expecting multiple […]

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    Lenovo ThinkCentre Embraces Chromebox

    Lenovo is following up their Tiny Desktop line of small form factor desktop computers with the ThinkCentre Chromebox, which swaps out Windows for Chrome OS, Google’s lightweight operating system. The Chromebox will be only one liter in volume, and won’t depart too far from the physical design of the Tiny Desktop line. Like those other […]

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    Take that G.I. Joe! The Hillary Clinton Action Figure is Here

    As far as I’m aware, no other Democrat has stepped up to present a significant challenge to 2016 presidency-seeker Hillary Clinton. That may be even less likely now, with Hillary getting ahead of her would-be rivals in a big way by getting her own action figure. Action Hillary is rocking a blue pantsuit, kitten heels […]

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    Inflatable Toilet Seat is a Porta-Potty for Kids!

    By all appearances, it’s a friendly face for little ones in need of potty training on the go. But, get closer and you might notice a nasty smell wafting from the On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat. Actually, the On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat (warning: auto-play video with audio) is fine enough as it is. It’s a small-sized […]

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    Acer Liquid M220 is a Budget Windows Phone Not Made By Microsoft

    Acer is finally bringing their smartphones stateside, and that includes something we haven’t seen much of lately—Windows phones not made by Microsoft. They’re leading off with a United States smartphone launch that is unreservedly budget as it tries to compete with Microsoft’s own unreservedly budget stash of Lumia phones. The Liquid M220 is a Windows […]

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    Tidal is Already an Epic #Fail

    You remember that Tidal press conference from a few weeks ago, right? Well, Jay-Z and friends’ master plan to get their piece of the streaming pie isn’t going so well, according to some reports surfacing today that show Tidal is languishing in the app charts. Since Tidal neared the top 20 in downloads in the […]

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    HP Readies for Back to School Season with New Pavilion x360 and Envy x360

    HP is following up the Spectre x360 with the Pavilion x360 and Envy x360, two more 2-in-1 devices that adopt the 360-degree hinge that is fast becoming ubiquitous in the convertible market. While the two new lines are underpowered in some ways, they’re coming in at pretty fantastic prices that make them look like solid […]

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    Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC is Ready to Take a Beating

    It’s an interesting time to be in the market for an external hard disk drive. On the one hand, HDDs are pretty clearly on the way out as solid state memory continues to get cheaper to produce and cheaper to buy. On the other hand, that means you can find HDDs with large capacities and […]

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    13-in-1 Selfie Stick will Amaze Tourists

    Calling your collection of contraptions a 13-in-1 selfie stick kit is bold, perhaps only surpassed in boldness by the act of pulling it off. The RK88E 13-in-1 Bluetooth Selfie Stick Kit makes such a claim, but can it be true? Is it really 13 devices in one? Are there even 13 existing selfie-related accessories? Let’s […]

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    16 Awesome Game of Thrones Merch for Surviving the Long Winter

    We’re a couple of episodes into season five of Game of Thrones, and that means while we’re clear of winter, it’s just getting started for what’s left of our heroes. While things have never been brighter for the show watchers—pretty soon, you’ll get to have your vengeance and start spoiling things for the book readers!—you […]

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    Vi Sees! Norway Saying Goodbye to FM Radio in 2017

    The end is nigh for FM radio. On January 11, 2017, Norway will become the first country to switch off all FM radio broadcasts, clearing the way for the fertile lands of DAB and digital radio. Much of the world, including the United States, has already finished the transition from analog to all-digital television broadcasts, […]

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    Your Cat Will Look Delicious in the Cat Can Scratcher

    Normally, I think giving your cat the false promise of tuna would be an express ticket to bodily harm for you, but she might forgive you for this one. The Cat Can Scratcher is a scratching post that doubles as a naptime hideaway—the love of those two things come close to matching cats’ love of […]

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    ZTE Spro 2 Gives A Fresh Look to Boring Pocket Projectors

    ZTE is following up their combination pico projector/Wi-Fi hotspot/Android device from last year with the Spro 2 (the previous product wasn’t actually called the Spro, but history is malleable in the information age, yeah?), which they debuted at CES earlier this year. It’s an improvement in most ways from last year’s model, and you’ll be […]

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    Sesame Street Unveils Swanky New Dumpster for Oscar

    Sesame Street is getting a redesigned set for its 46th season, and it’s looking mighty swanky! I don’t know man, I’m not thinking I could afford rent on Sesame Street anymore. New shots from the set reveal some pretty nice digs for the denizens of Sesame Street, who fortunately haven’t been priced out in the […]

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    Drink to Game of Thrones Season 5 with Three-Eyed Raven Ale

    We all know Bran isn’t going to be in season five, and that also means no Three-Eyed Raven. Bummer! So, while you wait for them to come back in season six, use this here Three-Eyed Raven ale for whatever drinking game you go with for the next episode. Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, New York has […]