Jonathan Chan

Whatsapp, one of the most popular cross-platform mobile messaging services, has finally released a companion desktop application for OSX and Windows. To use it, Whatsapp must already be set up through your phone. After installing on your desktop, simply scan the QR code through the mobile app and setup is done. You can view your [...]

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Single-serve coffee systems such as Keurig and Nespresso have become so popular nowadays that it was perhaps only a matter of time until a similar pod-based concept was applied to other foods. Flatev brings that same one-touch convenience to making tortillas. Simply place a pod containing the dough of your choice into the drawer and [...]

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For many, myself included, our phone has become our de facto memo pad to keep reminders, to do lists, and other hastily scribbled notes. One issue is that these become hidden behind a series of swipes and taps, and so, counter-intuitively, you now have to remember to check your reminders. I have long sought for [...]

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These days you can 3D print just about any material fathomable: plastic, metals, wood, carbon fiber, wax, silk... and now pancake batter. Consisting of a two-axis computer-controlled batter dispenser and a griddle, PancakeBot allows you to print your own fluffy breakfast creation. Pre-made designs are available online, or you can make your own by tracing [...]

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It's been a few years since the first wireless trackers seemed poised to make lost keys and other items a thing of the past. Having tried and been disappointed by several of the foremost available devices, I was excited to see if Tintag could deliver on the promise.   First funded on Indiegogo in November [...]

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Nike has announced its first mainstream shoe to feature a new self-lacing technology. Inspired by the film Back to the Future, Nike released an actual self-lacing version of Marty McFly's sneakers on October 21, 2015. Though they caught our wonder and attention, they were largely unattainable--only a small number were made and were available only [...]

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Spotify is offering new Premium subscribers a free Chromecast if they pay for the first 3 months in advance. That’s $30 up front and then $10 monthly from the fourth month onward. The Chromecast itself retails for $35, so if you’ve been waiting to try either product, now’s the time. This promotion runs until the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News
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Lunchtime at work can be a tricky proposition. You rarely have the luxury of many options, and as menus rotate, lunch becomes a daily hit-or-miss ordeal.  Packing your own meal has the potential to be more cost-effective, nutritious, and consistently delicious; it also has the potential to be time-consuming and more hassle than it’s worth. [...]

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As phones are getting sleeker, slimmer, and wider, they are also becoming more difficult not to drop. Trying to operate your phone with one hand can be a perilous task that ends in disaster.  Previously, the solution was to outfit your phone with a protective case, adding bulk and hiding the manufacturer’s intended aesthetic. Enter [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, News
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Currently, figuring out the nutritional content of your meal means futzing around with labels and sifting through databases of similar-sounding items. SCiO, a pocket-sized near infrared spectrometer, combines with the DietSensor app to up the ante, allowing you to scan the food in front of you and determine its nutritional information with the touch of [...]

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With all our electronics nowadays, two-port wall outlets are woefully insufficient; a power strip is pretty much a must. The problem is that you only actually have access to about half the sockets on that power strip due to the traditional linear configuration where bulky adapters will cover adjacent outlets. It feels like I’m playing [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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