April showers bring May flowers and wet hair. Unless you're sporting a buzz cut, you probably don't like getting caught in the rain without an umbrella. The RainScarf is an alternative to bulky umbrellas and raincoats. This light weight 75″ long scarf is reversible with a soft polyester blend side for cool clear days and… Read More

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The Life-Saved Sunblock Umbrella could save your life. The Life-Saved Sunblock Umbrella features a new coating technology and a sunblock surface to shield you from rain and sun. In an emergency, though, you can use the umbrella handle as a hammer to break a car window and as a seat-belt cutter to help you get… Read More

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The Samurai Sword Umbrella from Brando looks like a Katana, which is a long, single-edged sword used by Japanese samurai. But that's not the first thing that came to mind when I saw it. I thought of the Michonne character from one of my favorite shows The Walking Dead. This umbrella is 38 inches long… Read More

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I am a mild-mannered chemistry teacher most of the year but for two weeks out of every year I visit the Great Plains in search of the most intense weather Mother Nature can throw at us.  I have been bringing a Kestrel 4000 weather meter with me to measure the temperature, dewpoint and wind speed… Read More

Posted in: Android, iOS, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Here's one more reason that proves the human race can't do anything anymore unless it involves a gadget... Introducing the Nebula 12 concept indoor weather forecast station. Developed by the same Swiss team that will be bringing you the insanely expensive power generating iRock rocking chair, the Nebula 12 puts a self generating indoor cloud… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Do you check the local weather on your smartphone or computer before you leave for the day?  Or maybe you turn on the TV to watch a meteorologist's broadcast. Have you ever wondered why weather people called meteorologist's? They don't study meteors... :) Anyway, most of us like to know what it's like outside so… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews, Wireless

I'm not like our gadgeteer buddy and real storm tracker Mark Rosengarten, but I do like to keep an eye on the weather. Especially during the winter months. On my iMac, I use Geektool to put an updating radar image of Indiana in the bottom corner of my screen, but now when I want to… Read More

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Not to be outdone by the iHome iP88 Dual Dock Alarm Clock, iLuv has just announced their own version. The iMM183 Hi-Fi Dual Dock Alarm Clock has all the features that you would expect to be included in a clock radio, but it includes a trick up its sleeve that might have you choosing it… Read More

Posted in: iOS, News, Watches and Clocks

If you have a strong fear of storm activity and an extra $599.99, you should check out the Thunderbolt Storm Detector from Edmond Scientific.  The Thunderbolt works from any land-based location on earth, and uses “you as the center, and detects all activity based on your location.”   It doesn’t rely on any data from any… Read More

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Hurricane season is always exciting (in a bad way) for me.  I live in an area that often finds us in the path of a hurricane or tropical storm.  In my search to find tracking information for these storms, I found that there's an app for that, too.  Hurricane by KittyCode, LLC is available for… Read More

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