Here’s a nice Monday morning deal for anyone in the market for an Android phone. This Samsung Galaxy S4 (refurbished) is not the newest model, but at $179 without contract it’s a relatively hot deal. Brand new, it’s going for $ 509.99 from ATT. Slap a case on it, and nobody will ever know it’s not the latest and greatest.Read more
The HTC One M8 camera is actually a twofer-there’s the main lens and then a secondary one, designed to allow for depth of field and other fun editing tricks. The result is that the right photo can go from nice to WOW in just a few clicks!Read more
Just when you thought you’d seen it all, another “interesting” crowdsourced project comes to light. I’m all for being prepared–I keep a roadside emergency kit in my car–but sometimes you can take it just a bit too far. That might be the case with the Peacekeeper Mini, a combination flashlight and pepper spray with bluetooth/GPS “crowd alert” technology.
Just in time for spring, HEX just announced the release of their new Hayward Collection. This new line of bags, cases and carry-alls includes 15 different pieces. Available at a variety of price-points, the Hayward Collection takes the style and design for which HEX is known, and uses a spring color palette to bring it to life.Read more
Sometimes you just want to be comfortable and hang out in a t-shirt and jeans. And sometimes you want to laugh. Roadkill Shirts lets you do both. The ad for their “Buy 3 Get 6 Free” one day sale popped up here on the site. I clicked. I read. I laughed. You will too. Here are a few favorites.Read more
I’m not even sure where to start with this one, so I’ll get right to it. Soda Drinker Pro, a “soda drinking simulation game” that features interesting graphics is coming to the Xbox One in September. Soda Drinker Pro will feature Kinect support. You may want to take a look at the video below for more on SDP.Read more
CasinoRPG, the world’s first casino based MMORPG, has exited beta testing today and is now completely open to the public! I was an original Kickstarter backer and followed the beta process to the full game as it is today. In this persistent open world, you can build up your empire by starting to play for free today!
If you like your whiskey a bit chilled, but hate the way ice cubes melt and dilute the sweet elixir, then you will want to check out Balls of Steel. These whiskey drink chillers not only reduce the temperature of your drink without diluting it, but they also help battle testicular cancer.Read more
If you live in the US, you know that April 15th is tax day — when tax returns must be filed along with payments for all taxes owed from the previous year. Have you ever stopped to think about where your tax dollars are actually being spent? The White House has released a tool that can show you (in general).
Did you read Gillian Flynn’s 2012 book, Gone Girl? Full of dark twists and a satisfyingly unexpected ending, I liked it so much that I devoured Ms. Flynn’s two other (unrelated) novels. Amy Dunne disappears on her 5th wedding anniversary; did she leave voluntarily? Did her husband David kill her? Or is something even more twisted going on?
Did you pick up a Samsung Galaxy S5 this weekend? If you answered “Yes” you’ll want to make sure to keep Samsung’s latest super-phone safe. Speck’s got you covered with three different styles of Speck CandyShell for Samsung Galaxy S5 cases. We’ve got a bunch in hand. Here’s a quick overview.
Like many other mid-level restaurants these days, Chili’s is attempting to redefine itself to avoid becoming almost irrelevant–just witness what has happened to Olive Garden and Red Lobster in the last year. With remodeled restaurants, plenty of fresh new menu items, aggressive couponing and promotions, and now touchscreen tabletop kiosks, Chili’s is looking to engage tech-savvy customers and enhance sales.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 was just released and mine is in transit. Hopefully it will be in my hands tomorrow. I’m excited to get it and I’m excited to see the new accessories TYLT just announced new accessories for the Galaxy S5. Among them are S5 versions of the company’s ENERGI Sliding Power Case and ALIN screen protector. Here’sRead more
FarFaria is a children’s book app that has been called “Netflix for Kids.” It has a ton of awesome features, most of which you can read about at my previous FarFaria post, here. Today is an exciting day for FarFaria, as they’ve just announced that FarFaria is now available on the Android platform. Download it from Google Play today!Read more
In anticipation of Game of Thrones Season 4 tonight on HBO, Kev and I rewatched Season 3. Last night, after the season finale, we noticed this gem on HBOGo — a 25 minute recap of season 3′s high points. If you are a fan of the show, but you’re fuzzy on last season’s details, it’s time to catch up!Read more
Smartphones are great, and for many people they replace quite a few things, from alarm clocks and day planners to cameras and GPS. But sometimes you need something more than just your phone, and the MyTask case aims to make that easier than cramming the pockets on your cargo pants. Need a pen or spoke wrench? This case has you
Back in 2009, I reviewed Risen, calling it “a game that I can easily and overwhelmingly recommend to fans of the Gothic games as a ‘full price buy’.” I’ve played it a few times since, and it continues to hold up as an excellent experience. Today publisher Deep Silver joins GoG and Risen is available DRM-Free on GoG.com for
Outdoor Technology, makers of the Turtle Shell 2.0 rugged Bluetooth speaker, which I gave a glowing review, have gone to Kickstarter to fund their next big product, the BIG Turtle Shell. This new speaker is a much larger version of their original, with a very similar design; it also includes a built-in power bank.Read more
Homestar Runner was one of my favorite websites in college. The mix of crazy characters, funny voices, strange situations, and quotable lines was a hit with my friends and me. However, over the years, the creators, The Brothers Chaps, slowly stopped updating the site. But after four years, it was finally updated yesterday. Go check it out!Read more
Last year Soundfreaq released a number of nicely priced Bluetooth speakers and docks with impressive features and excellent sound for the money. Now they have announced the availability of their newest speaker, the Soundfreaq Sound Rise. The Sound Rise is a modern take on the bedside alarm clock; it has all the features you want and then some.Read more
Yes, this backpack designed to carry a keg is an April Fools joke; yes, it is absolutely ridiculous; yes, it would be kinda fun to ride down the street distributing beer; and no, you can’t buy one. But this April Fools video from Timbuk2 and Anchor Brewing is rather well made and quite funny. Check it out below.Read more
Last week my keyring got a new addition — the Bluelounge Kii Micro-USB. The Kii is a small sync/charge adapter looks like a simple key but opens to reveal a short but very practical USB-to-MicroUSB cable. At $24.95 (the Lightning Connector version is even more) it is a pricey accessory, but the convenience can’t be beat.Read more
When drinking spirits the right glass can have an impact on your enjoyment. The Neat Drinking Glass offers, “a superb, sensual, enjoyable tasting experience” whether you prefer rum, tequila, whiskey, scotch, vodka, or gin. The glass is designed to dissipate nose-numbing alcohol aromas and maximize the “breathing” process to enhance the flavor of all spirits. Just $27 at touchofmodern.com.Read more
Headphone amplifiers are a great way to power personal listening devices that, like the Beyerdynamic 990Pro 250ohm headphones I recently picked up- require a bit of extra juice. The Bravo Audio V2 Tube Driven Headphone Amplifier is a rather unusual looking device that brings the old-school “tube amplifier” audio experience home at a low price. Here’s our video look.Read more