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No, not a dinosaur extinction event!  If you're jewelrybyjohan, you'll get a one-of-a-kind ring.  The Dinosaur Bone/Gibeon Meteorite ring featured in this Etsy shop is made of titanium, 14K gold, dinosaur bone from the Morrison Formation in Utah, and fragments of the Gibeon meteorite that has been etched with acid to reveal the crystal structure.  jewlerybyjohan says the [...]

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Dry erase boards are modern day chalkboards. Write something on them and when you're finished, just wipe them off and then you can start all over. If you've ever wanted a portable version of a dry erase board, the Wipebook is it. This notebook features 25 smooth pages that work with dry erase and correctable [...]

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How many credit cards, debit cards, membership cards and gift cards are crammed into your wallet? If your answer is more than 2, the Coin card could reduce your total number of cards down to just one. Coin looks like a regular credit card and can be swiped used and swiped just like a regular card. [...]

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If you have a Verizon LTE enabled tablet but find that you use WiFi more than the LTE option, you can save yourself some money and use Verizon's new pre-paid $5/day plan. Five dollars provides 24 hours of LTE data access with 300 megabytes of data. If you run out of data before the 24hrs [...]

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I've seen chalkboard paint, but I've never seen dry-erase whiteboard paint before.  With IdeaPaint, you can add a dry erase board to walls, tabletops, or other suitable surfaces using just a paint roller.  (Professional installation is available, too, for the non-DIYers.)  It's available in the standard white, but it's also available in black or in [...]

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These Star Wars Polo Shirts from ThinkGeek lets you show your undying fandom without violating dress codes.  After all, what's the big difference between wearing somebody's reptile logo or Boba Fett's Mandalorian symbol on your chest, other than the coolness factor?  The Imperial insignia is available in black on heather gray shirts, the Rebel Alliance [...]

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If you've been wanting to start a journal, but need a little inspiration to get started, check out this new vintage style Standard Memorandum notebook from Word. Styled after the pocket journals from 100 years ago, The Standard Memorandum provides dated pages for 1 year. Each page offers 3 lines per day, with 7 days [...]

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You've probably seen the oodles of clip on lenses for the iPhone that add macro, wide angle and other capabilities to the built in camera. Those of you without an iPhone may have felt left out, but now you don't have to. The Clip-Slide lenses from Allputer.com are universal clips that should fit just about [...]

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We've all experienced an "oh crap" moment when we need a pen and there isn't one to be found. I have a handy solution for you - if you carry a smartphone. It's the Jackpen. A tiny ballpoint ink pen that stores in the earphone jack of your phone. When you need a pen, you [...]

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Tulsa, Oklahoma based Two Guys Bowties is bringing something new to sharp dressed men everywhere. Their wooden bow ties are made from a selection of rare and exotic woods such as African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, South American Bocote, Canary and interesting accent fabrics and leathers. The ties are can also feature laser etched patterns, inlays [...]

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Become a mythical creature with this realistic unicorn mask. The Magic Unicorn Mask from fredflare.com is a rubber mask that features a flowing mane and of course, a unicorn horn. The crazy look in its eyes kind of creeps me out, but you have to admit that this mask would make you stand out at [...]

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The floor is a dirty place to set your bag down.  It doesn't matter if you have an inexpensive fabric bag or a designer leather bag, you don't want the bottom getting dirty nor do you want it to pick up the germs and other yucky stuff - that some people call bagteria - on [...]

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I've never seen a Kickstarter project like this one before.  Instead of seeking funding for a single product, Rocket seems to be seeking funding for their entire line of doo-dads.  Everything in the Design Amplified Collection has a rock music theme, from the cord keeper that looks like a guitar to the glass markers that [...]

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Hello gadget fans, it's time for another fun gadget giveaway. This time around I have 4 prizes that will help you protect, power, sense and sprout. Yes, I said sprout. You need these prizes, so enter the contest. Come on, it's quick and easy and you might win! Full details after the jump. 1 lucky [...]

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No matter how tech-savvy or bleeding-edge you are, there are times when going "old school" should at least be considered. There is no doubt that the Gadgeteer Kid and I do enjoy our tech-gear, but he is also an aspiring artist who loves to draw. A digital tablet or loose sheet of paper just does [...]

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We all know poo happens, but did you know it doesn’t have to stink?  Yep, you heard me right, you can have stink-less #2 too by pre-treating your loo with a product called Poo~Pourri.  One of our most advanced senses, our sense of smell, isn’t fooled by covering up poo odor with fragrance.   Poo~Pourri doesn’t just [...]

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We told you about the Paper by FiftyThree app right after it came out.  It's a beautiful journaling app that lets you create your own digital Moleskine-like notebooks full of your photos, drawings, and writings.  Now FiftyThree and Moleskine have joined forces to create Book to turn your virtual notebook into a real-life notebook.  After you've created [...]

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If looking at your little brother's LEGO creations never inspired your imagination, this new book from No Starch Press sure will. Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle is a 280 page coffee table book that features LEGO sculptures from dozens of artists. From abstract to life-like, the models featured in the pages of this book are [...]

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I really tried to be excited about yesterday's Apple iPhone 5C and 5S unveiling. As I watched the live stream, I kept telling myself maybe Apple will surprise me again. Maybe there will be "one more thing" to wow me. Maybe... But there wasn't and it made me sad. Today I visited Apple's site and [...]

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How to keep your business cards safe from the grubby mitts of those pesky Jawas?  Store them in the Han Solo in Carbonite Business Card Case from ThinkGeek.  Made of metallic zinc alloy, it is jet back and features the haunting likeness of everyone's favorite scoundrel...er, nice man... in raised 3D sculpt.  A spring-loaded tray [...]

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