If your family is anything like mine, the dog is not just a pet, it is more like a child. We celebrate birthdays, they get Christmas presents, and whenever possible, they are with us. For dedicated pet parents, there is nothing worse than having a pet go missing. Securus makes a number of GPS locating [...]
Leatherman has released another tool in their Military/EMT-aimed multi-tools. The 16-tool OHT is designed so that both the blades AND the pliers can be operated with one hand. The OHT has both needle-nose and regular pliers with wire cutters, 4 blades including a strap cutter, saw, can opener, bottle opener, screwdrivers, threaded attachment for #8-32 Cleaning Rod, and O2 bottle wrench. It [...]
Though you still can’t carry your complete Zombie Apocalypse toolkit with you on a plane (my personal favorite, the Dead On Annihilator Superhammer is shown), as of April 25th, 2013, the TSA is changing the rules on small pocketknives, toy bats, ski poles, hockey and lacross sticks, pool cues, and golf clubs. Now, if I [...]
Google has announced that they are starting a contest for non-developers to purchase Glass ahead of the retail release. Explorers are required to submit in 50 words or less to Twitter or Goggle+ what they would do with the interactive, web-enabled glasses. The deadline for applications is February 27th, 2013. It is not cheap however! If [...]
After a long stretch of wearing mechanical, self-winding watches, I got the urge for a state-of-the-art timepiece. An international trip where I needed to keep track of multiple time-zones was the final straw. After a lot of research and window shopping, I decided on the Casio G-Shock G-Aviation Mutli-Mission Combi (MMC), the GW3500B-1A (#5173).
Adafruit , run by the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Limor “Ladyada” Fried, has announced the Gemma, a wearable micro-controller board with just a 1” diameter. The Gemma uses an Atmel Attiny85 and is programmable with the Arduino IDE through a micro-USB cable. It has three programmable I/O pins, one analog input, and two Pulse-Width [...]
The Electric Imp is now out of beta and shipping developer kits. The Imp is an SD-card sized WiFi (802.11b/g/n) module with built-in antenna, 6 I/O, Arm Cortex M3 Micro-controller, and a Cloud-based infrastructure for programming and control. The I/O supports serial, I2C, SPI, A2D, D2A, and PWM interfaces. The Imp uses the Squirrel programming language, [...]