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Cover App Contextualizes Your Android Home Screen

Cover App Contextualizes Your Android Home Screen
Is your phone’s home screen getting too cluttered for your taste? You can either sort the icons into folders or get an app like Cover. Cover is especially useful if you only use some apps at certain times of the day.

The Most Amazing Book Covers You’ll Ever See

The Most Amazing Book Covers You’ll Ever See
Marketers (and Redditors) use “click bait” titles like the one above because they work to drive traffic and interest in seeing what lays beyond. Of course, there’s a fine line between an exciting headline and an outright exaggeration of the truth, and most click bait pieces belong in the latter.
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Q-tips and Earwax Appetizer Is Unappetizing

Q-tips and Earwax Appetizer Is Unappetizing
Some people carve pumpkins for Halloween and put them in front of their home, others decorate the yard. Others make creepy foods like a demented Martha Stewart. That is what Dan Whalen of The Food in My Beard did this past Halloween.

Gimball Flying Drone Is Designed to Deftly Navigate Difficult Locations

Gimball Flying Drone Is Designed to Deftly Navigate Difficult Locations
An interesting flying robot has been created called Gimball that is specifically designed to be able to crash and recover quickly. The creators of the robot designed it to be used in situations that might be hazardous for humans.

‘Living Wallet’ Chastises You for Spending too Much Money

‘Living Wallet’ Chastises You for Spending too Much Money
Some people spend like there’s no tomorrow, even though they might not have the means to pay for all of their purchases. It’s only when they’re neck-deep in debt that they realize the importance of saving.

Closed Watch Lets Hikers Know When the Sun is About to Set

Closed Watch Lets Hikers Know When the Sun is About to Set
One of the most important things to keep track of when you’re mountain climbing is the time. More specifically, the time when the sun’s going to set, because visibility gets increasingly limited as the sun goes down. 

Verve Sensor Kit Emulates Mouse & Keyboard: The World is Your Controller

Verve Sensor Kit Emulates Mouse & Keyboard: The World is Your Controller
One of last year’s most successful Kickstarter-funded projects was the MaKey MaKey, a device that allowed you to input keyboard commands to a computer using everyday objects. A new USB device called the Verve is similar to the MaKey MaKey, but it’s more versatile.

iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi Camcorder Is Ready to Go Swimming

iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi Camcorder Is Ready to Go Swimming
There’s no shortage of wearable action cameras on the market today. The most popular action camera comes from GoPro and is designed to be worn or mounted on just about anything you can think of. A company called iON has unveiled its own ruggedized action camera called the Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi.

Gold Dragon BMW with Yak Bones: Uglier Than Justin Bieber’s Chrome Fisker Karma

Gold Dragon BMW with Yak Bones: Uglier Than Justin Bieber’s Chrome Fisker Karma
So how can you customize a BMW in a really unusual way? Well, if you have a graveyard full of yak bones, you can just apply them all to the car and make it into a flying beast.

Zombie Horse Cake Looks Disgustingly Delicious

Zombie Horse Cake Looks Disgustingly Delicious
This awesome zombie cake looks terrifying. Terrifyingly delicious. I would love to get a slice of that rotting flesh and bone. This undeadible masterpiece was created by the Tattooed Bakers for the opening of Miss Cakehead’s Feed the Beast cake shop.

Mamoris Chair Doubles As an Emergency Helmet: Spaceballs: The Chair

Mamoris Chair Doubles As an Emergency Helmet: Spaceballs: The Chair
I feel like this is a design inspired by Spaceballs, but despite the fact that it looks silly, furniture that doubles as protective gear could save your life. The Mamoris chair features a backrest that doubles as an emergency helmet.

Google Barge Moored in San Francisco Harbor Has a Huge Party Deck and More

Google Barge Moored in San Francisco Harbor Has a Huge Party Deck and More
Over the last few weeks, a giant barge turned up in San Francisco Bay that was tipped to be owned by tech giant Google. Early on rumors indicated that it was a floating data center but a local San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX 5 now claims that the giant barge isn’t a data center after all.

California Driver Gets Traffic Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

California Driver Gets Traffic Ticket for Wearing Google Glass
A San Diego driver was cruising down the street recently wearing her Google Glass Explorer headset and was pulled over by the police. The woman, Cecilia Abadie, was primarily pulled over for going 80 in a 65mph zone, but the California Highway Patrol officer also issued her a citation for wearing the Google Glass device.

Ubisoft Uplay Passport Is Dead: Online Gaming for All!

Ubisoft Uplay Passport Is Dead: Online Gaming for All!
Like most gamers, I have a love-hate relationship with game publishers. I love that they bring cool games market for us to enjoy, but hate the often idiotic ways they try and prevent piracy and secondhand video game sales.

Doctor Who Cassandra Lasagna: The Last Living Pasta

Doctor Who Cassandra Lasagna: The Last Living Pasta
Moisturize me! Moisturize me! Then experience my cheesy goodness. Lady Cassandra O’Brien.Δ17 always has problems. Like being the last living human, who is essentially a slab of skin kept alive by moisture. That was five billion years into the future.

Always Looking for a Pen? Got a Phone? Then Get Jackpen!

Always Looking for a Pen? Got a Phone? Then Get Jackpen!
It’s annoying how you can’t seem to find a pen when you need one the most. Cue the Jackpen, which is a pen that’s meant to be plugged into your smartphone’s headphone jack.
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