This December 2013 YouTube video of skiers at Utah’s Alta ski resort shows the importance of skiing with a buddy within avalanche prone areas – and proceeding downhill separately. This GoPro footage shows a skier spotting his brother becoming engulfed in an avalanche leaving him buried to the very top of his ski helmet. All caught on video.Read more
A post on Reddit titled “What’s the Most WTF Thing You Can Find On Street View” caught my eye. I was not quite sure what to expect though the top post caught my eye. It’s a pre and post street view of Kissam Ave in Staten Island, New York which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
If you were searching for a Microsoft Surface 2 online around holiday time there’s a good chance you had trouble finding one – at least in stock at the Microsoft store. After writing down almost $1 Billion of the original Surface models Microsoft was understandably cautious about estimating demand for the follow-up Surface 2 and Surface Pro.
Path took a little while to make it’s way onto Windows Phone but today it’s officially available albeit as an open beta. Path is a mobile social network billed as ” the trusted place for your personal life. It’s where you can be yourself, stay close to the people who matter most, and share life instead of links..”Read more
About a month ago, we were sent the Wizcom Readingpen TS to review. With two middle school children I had some curiosity about how it might help them read easier.
The concept of the pen is simple – scan across a word or sentence. The pen converts the information to spoken words and if needed provides the definition, synonyms and
Amber Alert GPS is a tiny matchbox sized GPS device used to track the movement of your child. According to the manufacturer you slip the GPS into your child’s backpack (or other article that stays with them) and can then track their location for up to 24 hours. There’s also several interesting features like speed, temperature and remote audio monitoring
The Marathon Walker from Oregon Scientific is a pedometer that measures the distance (steps or KM/Miles) you walk or run. Unlike other more basic pedometers the Marathon Walker uses accelerometer technology. This means you’ll obtain a reading whether you clip it to your belt or slip it into a pocket. I’m an avid walker so when the company sent us
I stopped into my local Best Buy this afternoon and was amazed at the great selection of prepaid cellular phones. As recently as a year ago the prepaid phone aisle was limited to cheap plastic throwaways. Fast forward to now, and the shelves are lined with current model BlackBerry and Motorola phones available on no contract prepaid plans. Boost Mobile
I’m a big fan of getting outside and walking. I find that listening to music or podcasts helps to pass the time, so like most people with MP3 players I always take my iPhone or Zune HD with me. I have recently started carrying my Zune HD because I love Zune Pass, which provides for nearly unlimited music downloads
According to the press release the Freehands Gloves for Techies were created after their designer grew tired of answering his iPhone with his nose. This year the company has added models of gloves that look trendy and you won’t be embarrassed to wear. There are 7 men’s styles and 5 women’s to choose from. Each glove is insulated for winterRead more
Shape Services released an iPhone and iPod Touch application over the weekend that they claim will help convert the mountain of business cards you’ve collected into names in your iPhone address book. The description of the application says it will “import contact information right from business card to your iPhone contacts! Just take a photo of a business card andRead more
Have you figured out Google Wave yet? If not, don’t despair (Need an invitation?). There are lots of people using Google Wave who haven’t figure it out. As one chapter in the new Complete Guide to Google Wave begins – “Wave’s Downfall: A Universally Confusing Initial User Experience“. One problem with Wave is that until you haveRead more
When the original BlackBerry Storm was introduced last year there was no shortage of positive (though not glowing) reviews. At least one major web site proclaimed the device as Verizon’s best smartphone. My how quickly fortunes and opinions can change in a year. Despite the almost universally hated SurePress touchscreen input method and lots of smack talk about the original
Wal-Mart has started offering caskets and urns at prices that are probably cheaper than what you’d pay at your local funeral home. Online casket sales are not a totally new concept as Amazon offers them and so does Costco. But somehow a Wal-Mart casket seems, well, cheap. Take comfort knowing that you didn’t overpay for Mom or Dad toRead more
This Merry Pet Room-With-A-View is perfect for pet owners who spare no expense on accessorizing for their animals. If you’re regularly buying cat food from the refrigerated food case in the pet food aisle -this pet bunk bed may be right up your alley. Made from kiln-dried Asian fir treated with natural color stains. Steps along one side lead to
Why rip open beer bottles with your teeth when this talking motorcycle grip bottle opener can make the experience more entertaining. Using the grip you’ll be able to remove the cap while listening to a cheesy revving sound. Great gift for the beer drinking Hells Angel wannabe in your life.
Talking Motorcycle Grip Bottle Opener via Nerd Approved
Blood oozes from this corpse’s right eye while the left one spins around. Perfect conversation starter for Halloween parties or anywhere else a guy with a bleeding eye would be appropriate. Needs no special potions – just add water, plug into a wall outlet and admire.
Spinning Eyeball Fountain – $26.69 via Nerd Approved
Chronic bloodlust is exactly as you might think. It’s an uncontrollable desire to drink blood. This usually hits the peak right around Halloween when companies are marketing all sorts of off-beat stuff list this Blood Energy potion.Read more
At a certain age children who celebrate the Christmas holiday will wonder whether there’s any such thing as this Santa person who supposedly squeezes down a chimney with a bag of toys. In the past parents have tried to fool kids with half eaten milk and cookies under the tree and “disguised” handwritten notes. Now with this Santa Clues kitRead more
BlackBerry OS 5 is scheduled to arrive with the launch of the Storm 2 on October 28. One of the hot new features of this operating system will be native synchronization of up to 10,000 contacts between your Google account and the BlackBerry OS 5. Sadly the contact synchronization is not real time instead it will synchronize every 4Read more
Tired of flash photography that makes your victims look like a deer-in-the-headlights? Here’s a cool photography tool designed for the everday picture taker. Place Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop over your camera’s built-in flash and it directs the bright flash upward instead of directly into the faces of your subject(s). This reduces that “spotlight” look and helps eliminate red-eye.Read more
A 10 year $30 million study of portable cell phone use by The World Health Organization apparently determined that portable cell phone use might cause cancer. The study was carried out in 13 countries and interviewed 12,800 people. Their formal conclusion is expected by year end. It’s worth noting that a representative of the Mobile Operators Association says that moreRead more
What better way to listen to Miles Davis music than with a new set of Miles Davis Tribute Headphones from Monster. Purchasers also enjoy an official 50th Anniversary boxed set of the artist’s seminal album Kind of Blue, featuring two music CDs, a DVD and a 24-page booklet. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Most notably, the specially crafted “instrumentRead more
Here’s a bona fide deal for anyone with a strong back and a tendency to run out of battery battery power at all the wrong times. This Energizer XP18000 packs 18,000 mAh of power for a quoted 112 hours of continuos cell phone talk time. You can simultaneously charge up to three devices including laptops (Warning: No Apple connector isRead more
One of my favorite applications for iPhone is Wunder Radio (iTunes / review) . In addition to receiving radio stations both locally and world wide, police scanners, weather radio and more – the iPhone application allows me to listen to Sirius Satellite radio while away from my desktop computer. I’ve been waiting eagerly for Wunder Radio to appearRead more