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    Man Uses Storm Jonas Snow to Offer Igloo On Airbnb

    With all the controversy over landlord abuses and illegal hotels, you’d think Airbnb would be happy to display a listing safe from those firestorms. Sadly, they decided to take down the listing of a Brooklyn man who built a cozy two-person snow hut in his backyard with the inches and inches (and feet) of snow […]

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    ASAP Dash Battery Pack Charges Up In Just 15 Minutes

    It’s pretty tough to make us excited about a battery pack, but the ASAP Dash has managed by fully charging dead phones, ASAP. The 5,000 mAh pack isn’t just pretty robust, it has fast charging capabilities that can intelligently max out charging speeds for all mobile devices, and it’s putting up some impressive numbers. The […]

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    Chipolo Makes Lost and Found Trackers Romantic

    The Bluetooth lost and found track got a makeover at CES 2016, with companies like Wistiki and Chipolo making chic trackers that double as lifesavers for the forgetful among us. The little devices that buzz and ring out when you (and your smartphone) get out of range of one of your essentials (keys, wallet, etc) […]

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    Passenger Flies Delta With Turkey As Their Service Animal

    The definition of ‘service animal’ is apparently pretty broad when it comes to air travel. Service animals can include companions that help to ease the anxiety caused by a fear of flying, but that by no means is just limited to dogs and cats. Case in point, someone brought a turkey onto a Delta flight, […]

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    AT&T is Sending Connected Scooters to the Streets

    Cars aren’t the only vehicles getting connected. United States-based scooter maker Mahindra GenZe is using AT&T’s network and connectivity technology to power a new line of motorized, connected scooters aimed at budget- and environmentally-conscious city dwellers. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean anyone will actually be communicating with their scooter on the road. The GenZe 2.0 scooters, […]

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    ArcaBoard Is A Hoverboard That Can Actually Fly

    That anyone was allowed to call something with wheels a hoverboard is but one minor mark of shame out of many left on the year that was, but against all odds, it’s something that has been put to rights in the eleventh hour. Arca Space Corporation has created the ArcaBoard, an actual hoverboard that is […]

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    Amazon Tells Some Customers to Ditch Their ‘Hoverboards’

    The so-called hoverboard death watch continues. After reports of exploding hoverboards, a push to enforce laws against them in New York City, and a three-airline strong travel ban, Amazon is now taking the extremely unusual step of emailing some UK customers to tell them to abandon their hoverboards at the nearest e-waste center and providing […]

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    Three Airlines Are Banning Hoverboards

    Following New York City’s crackdown on hoverboards, United States-based airlines are now refusing to allow hoverboards to be checked onto their airplanes. But, while NYC is concerned about unlicensed conveyances, airlines are worried about a less obscure concern — fire. The gears (gyroscopes?) started turning when news of exploding hoverboards started to break. Concerns over […]

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    Hello Kitty Pop-Up Cafe Coming to Irvine, California Later This Month

    Well, it’s definitely not still summer, and it also doesn’t appear to be permanent, so we’re dangerously close to being disappointed after being promised our first United States Hello Kitty Cafe last year. But, like any good Hello Kitty fan, we’ll take what we can get — a pop-up Hello Kitty Cafe is coming to […]

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    Motorized Picnic Tables Are Making Australian Cops Crazy

    Next time someone mentions an Australian picnic table, let there be no doubt as to what they’re talking about. A group of nine guys from Perth have outfitted two picnic tables with motors and wheels, making themselves public enemies one through nine in the eyes of police. You can check out the video to marvel […]

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    Shipbuilding Company Creates the Imperial Destroyer of Yachts

    If you’re a billionaire and you buy this thing, you might as well go whole hog and blast “The Imperial March” while you sail on by with your black-clad, horribly disfigured lieutenant. The Damen Group, shipbuilders responsible for both luxury vessels and warships, have decided to combine the two into the SeaXplorer, a super yacht […]

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    The Absolute Best International Data and Roaming Options for Travelers: A Guide

    Leaving the country shouldn’t be a punishment. Yet, it’s 2015 and so many U.S. wireless carriers still want to gouge their customers when it comes to pricing for international roaming — everyone except T-Mobile, anyway. Even worse, if you’re on a prepaid plan in the U.S., chances are you don’t have an option to roam internationally […]