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The Wanle iPhone Case Doubles As A Tetris Machine And Looks Kind Of Like A Gameboy

This is the Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone, it’s an iPhone case that does double duty as a Gameboy clone with pre-installed games. You know, in case you ever wanted to play a dumbed-down version of Tetris on the back of your $1,000 smartphone.

As you can imagine, the Wanle attaches to your iPhone like any normal case and allows you to select from 10 pre-installed games including Tetris, Tank, Formula One Racing, Snake & Block. And in addition to raised physical buttons, it even comes with a small speaker to playback that glorious 8-bit Tetris theme.

Now, obviously playing Tetris on a super thin, cheap iPhone case isn’t going to be the best version of the game, but it still looks fun. Does anyone remember fun?

It’s available now for a very reasonable $25 and works with all modern iPhones. Sorry Android users, but technically it doesn’t have to ‘fit’ your phone in order to play games, so just grab a roll of tape and make that sucker work for you.

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This Canon Flash Can Adjust Itself For The Best Light

This is the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI, it’s a flash that you attach to your DSLR for better light. Normally, I wouldn’t talk about something so boring. But this ain’t your granddaddy’s boring old flash, this guy’s unique, like your cousin with the hyphen in his name. 

This flash has motors that allow it to automatically change its position and direction for the best light at that moment. Depending on the shot you like, the flash can rotate to do things like bounce light off a wall to the side for a softer light.

Now, if automatic isn’t your thing, you can manually adjust the position of the flash, but knowing myself, I’d probably mess up shots so bad the flash would automatically adjust itself anyway.

Now, $400 may seem like a lot, but just think of all the things that cost more than this flash, when you look at it that way, you really can’t afford not to buy one. 

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Xiaomi Amazfit Bip Sports Smartwatch

Monitor your activities with the Xiaomi Amazfit Bip Sports Smartwatch. Featuring a real-time activity tracker, the Amazfit Bip smartwatch offers accurate heart rate monitoring, pace tracking, location detection and more. The smartwatch also comes with a notification reminder, preventing you from missing any calls or messages. When you receive a notification on your phone, the watch vibrates on your wrist to let you know.

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SEGWAY ES1 Foldable Ninebot KickScooter

Enjoy your commute with the SEGWAY ES1 Foldable Ninebot KickScooter. Delivering optimal speed and range, the Ninebot KickScooter is fun for commuters, college students, and teenagers to use to get around. The KickScooter offers a maximum speed of 20km/h as well a range of approximately 25 kilometers. The Ninebot KickScooter also comes with an LED display, cruise control, and anti-lock braking system.

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How the Internet Will Become More Personalized in 2018

Once upon a time, the internet was the same no matter where you lived or your personal circumstances. In recent years, however, the means to personalize and tailored websites to different users has increased exponentially. Today, we’re on the edge of a huge shift in the way we experience the internet. From geo-targeting to micro-advertising, new technologies spell the end of the internet as we know it. Whether good or ill, we’ll explore of few the features of this new online experience below.

Geo-targeting, in particular, has taken off in a big way in the last few years. Using the information that’s freely available through your browser, companies can serve up different content depending on your country, IP address, and even city. This technology has been in place for some time and can be seen in action on any one of a number of streaming sites, such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix, or Hulu, which restrict content on the basis of digital rights management. The next step in the development of this technology will be its use as a means of personalizing the online user experience and micro-targeting adverts.

The Business Value of An API

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What Is An API?
The concept of SaaS applications Is no longer new or novel, and it dominates the marketplace. The explosion of SaaS applications has had impacts on the business world and has sparked the growth of other software innovation that goes along with these applications.

One area of focus is on APIs. APIs dictate the quality of the internet experience, and it has significant importance and relevance for many businesses right now.

API stands for application program interface. An API allows developers to access another party’s application or platform.
There are different types of APIs. These include public APIs which can be used by developers to build on their platforms, as well as private APIs. These are used internally by businesses. If a company has several software products, the purpose of an API is to allow that software to communicate with one another.

Social media networks are among the most well-known and high-profile users of APIs. Social media APIs can access particular elements of these social sites without actually duplicating their functionalities.
So what does all this mean for businesses? What do businesses need to know about the value of APIs?

What is a VPN and Why You Should Be Using One

It seems that a day doesn’t go by without some news being released about a cyber attack or breaches of online privacy.
It’s a major concern for many people and if you’re not yet using a VPN, otherwise known as a virtual private network, hopefully this short article will give you the background you need to know how using a VPN could benefit you.

A VPN encrypts your online activity
The technology is simply specialist software that encrypts your online activity, including your traffic and IP address. By doing this, your actions remain private, whether it’s your email, your browsing history or your location.
When you access the internet, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can see everything you do online. Many track your activity and sell your behaviour patterns to third parties who use this information to market their own products.

By using a VPN service, your activity is automatically re-directed through a VPN server, which applies the software and encrypts all your actions. The only thing that your ISP will know is that you are using a VPN service. This means that nobody can steal your precious files and communications, nor can they monitor your browsing routines.

Ensure you use a VPN with multiple security protocols

At this point, you may be wondering how secure VPNs are and so this is where details become technical. By using a service with multiple security protocols such as NovaVPN service, you can be sure that AES-256 standards are being met together with DNS leak protection facilities.

The Deep Freeze Makes Chilling 6 Beverages A Breeze

You know what’s worse than going for a soda and realizing it’s warm? Probably a lot of things, but offering warm cans of soda should be considered a class 2 social felony. Well, now you can cross having warm soda off your list this summer with the Deep Freeze.

It’s an ice mold that makes a single large block of ice with spaces that perfectly fit 6 cans, allowing them to quickly cool down. The cans are recessed into the ice block allowing it to make much more contact with the ice. The ice tray itself can even be used as a stand so you don’t wind up with a puddle of water on your picnic table.

For $25, it’s not a bad deal for something that makes cooling and presenting cans easier at your next BBQ. Or, you know, you could just buy a $3 bag of ice, dealer’s choice.

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I Hate Everything About This Pimple-Popping Toy

Ok, so toys that you can mindlessly play with have become incredibly popular over the past year (e.g. fidget spinners), but that doesn’t mean every two-bit idea has to become a disturbing reality. Enter the Pop It Pal. It’s a silicone bar-of-soap shaped atrocity which you squeeze to replicate the feeling of popping a zit.

I hate everything about this thing; I hate the idea, I hate the images and numerous GIF’s of it in action, I even hate the creator just for good measure. It’s an unholy creation that serves only a testament to man’s hubris. Besides, if I wanted to relive the countless hours standing in-front of the mirror squeezing my face as a teen, I’d just start eating greasy food again. At least it’s more appetizing.

Each Pop It Pal kit will set you back $20, and if I catch wind that any of you bought one, I’m calling your mom’s.

Hit the jump (or don’t) for a video of the abomination in action.

Wood You Care For A Wooden Turntable?

This is the Barky Turntable, it’s not your ordinary turntable as this one is made from a solid ash round. That’ll show the boys down at the YMCA that you have tons of class.

Each turntable features high-quality (and pricey) components that individually cost more than turntable, such as  a high-quality tonearm, cartridge and even power supply. Seems like a pretty fun way to play your favorite songs like Norwegian Wood, Out of the Woods, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, and other non-tree based songs I suppose.

Now, being of a high-quality nature, the turntable will set you back $2,500, but if that’s a little high for your budget there’s also a version made out of concrete for $1,600. Rock on.

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