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Xfinity Home Unifies Home Automation and Security

Xfinity Home Unifies Home Automation and Security
I’ve seen commercials for Comcast’s Xfinity Home service, but have never seen the system in use until now. I recently had the opportunity to stop by a home that was fully outfitted with this smarthome and security service, and was really impressed with what I saw.

Save 91% on The Ultimate PC Productivity Software Bundle

Save 91% on The Ultimate PC Productivity Software Bundle
Pack your PC with a bunch of truly useful software, and save a bunch of money too. This awesome bundle comes with 10 applications which can do everything from help you organize your ideas, to keeping your computer clean and free of malware. The 10-pack bundle includes all of these great programs for your Windows PC: CCleaner Pro for keeping your computer running smoothly; Scrivener, an award winning writing app for authors; Scrapple, an advanced mind-mapping tool for organizing and summarizing your thoughts; DeltaWalker Pro, designed for comparing and diffing files or folders; GlassWire Pro, a network and security activity monitor; WALTR, for transferring music between streaming services; PhraseExpander, for quickly typing reusable snippets of text and images; Malware Fighter Pro 4, to keep nasty and malicious code from making its way onto your PC; FocusSky Pro, for creating truly modern presentations; Softorino YouTube Converter, which makes quick work of downloading and saving YouTube videos. There’s over $450 worth of programs here, but if you hop over to the Technabob Shop right away, you can grab them all for just $39.99.
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Cyclotron Spokeless Bicycle is a Pedal-Powered TRON Lightcycle

Cyclotron Spokeless Bicycle is a Pedal-Powered TRON Lightcycle
Before TRON was able to ride his first lightcycle, you can bet he had to learn to ride a bike. That bike would probably look just like the Cyclotron. This futuristic looking smart bicycle has hubless wheels, and its tires use no air.

Review: Focal Elear Open Back Headphones

Review: Focal Elear Open Back Headphones
Headphones are like cars. There are cheap and basic ones that get the job done, and then there are Ferraris. The Focal Elear is one of the luxury supercars of the headphone world. Everything about them exudes quality, from their impeccable build and styling to their incredible sound. French audio equipment maker has years of experience building premium speakers and home theater gear, and has now turned its attention to the headphone market, striking a knockout punch with their first products.

Review: iKlip A/V Smartphone Pro Camera Rig

Review: iKlip A/V Smartphone Pro Camera Rig
Today’s smartphones are shooting better and better video, making them more than sufficient for most purposes. However, one area where smartphones still kind of stink is in their audio recording quality. Their puny internal microphones were designed for making phone calls – so they tend to be tinny, and pick up lots of hiss and noise.

Octospot Diving Camera Can Survive the Dark Depths

Octospot Diving Camera Can Survive the Dark Depths
GoPro is the big name in action cameras and its cameras will do go just about anywhere. If you want to take your GoPro into the water though, you need to put it into another watertight case.

Deal: Get the Chimera Drone and Spare Blades for Just $39.99

Deal: Get the Chimera Drone and Spare Blades for Just $39.99
Drones are used for capturing video can be expensive, so if you’re not planning on capturing aerial shots and just want a drone for flying fun, here’s an inexpensive, but capable alternative. The Chimera Drone measures just 7.2″

Bagel Is a 21st Century Tape Measure

Bagel Is a 21st Century Tape Measure
Tape measures have long been the go-to tool for getting quick measurements, but they don’t work in all situations. Bagel is a digital tape measure that modernizes the antiquated tool, and makes it more useful and easy to use. Bagel uses a string that can measure length, height, and circumference, along with a 128 x 64 OLED screen that displays the exact measurements in either Imperial or Metric systems.

Focal Listen Mobile Headphones Review

Focal Listen Mobile Headphones Review
French audio gear maker Focal may not be a common name among everyday electronics buyers, but they’re well known in the audiophile community for their high-end speakers, which can cost thousands of dollars. With the release of Focal’s Listen headphones, buyers can enjoy some of the engineering know how that goes into such fancy listening devices without breaking the bank. I recently spent some time wearing a pair of Listens as my daily headphones for work, which includes listening to a whole lot of audio, from music to movie trailers to podcasts to video games.

What’s Inside a Black Box Flight Recorder?

What’s Inside a Black Box Flight Recorder?
Have you ever wondered what’s inside of a black box? You know, the boxes that are on airplanes and helicopters, that help investigators determine what happened in a crash? Well, father and son team Dan and Lincoln from the What’s Inside?

Review: ExoLens iPhone Lens System with ZEISS Optics

Review: ExoLens iPhone Lens System with ZEISS Optics
These days, smartphones can take some pretty great photos all on their own, but the biggest limitations of their cameras is the size of the lens and the size of their image sensors. Built-in lenses are usually set to a middle-of-the road field of view, so they’re usually best for general purpose usage, and not optimized for super wide angle shots, super close-ups or long shots.

Pearl RearVision Rear-View Camera System Puts Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Pearl RearVision Rear-View Camera System Puts Eyes in the Back of Your Head
Most new cars these days come with a backup camera, or offer one as an option. But if you’ve got a car without a backup camera, you’ll definitely want to check this out. The Pearl RearVision is a license plate cover that will alert you when there are obstacles behind the car while you’re backing up.

Cobra and ESCORT Offer Great Tech Gifts for Drivers

Cobra and ESCORT Offer Great Tech Gifts for Drivers
This post brought to you by Cobra. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Technabob. These days, cars offer all sorts of built-in technology to improve driver safety and convenience. But there are some automotive gadgets that you’ll want to consider adding after the fact too.

This TV Repels Mosquitoes

This TV Repels Mosquitoes
Yes, this really exists. LG is now selling a television set that drives away mosquitoes with ultrasonic sound waves. Because I always like to leave every door and window open while I watch TV, letting mosquitoes inside. In all seriousness, there is a legitimate reason for this TV’s existence.

Othermill Pro Etches, Mills, and Prototypes Precise Circuit Boards on Your Desktop

Othermill Pro Etches, Mills, and Prototypes Precise Circuit Boards on Your Desktop
It wasn’t long ago that if you wanted to create precise circuit board prototypes, you’d have to send them out to a shop to be made. That approach isn’t exactly conducive to fostering creativity, and limits engineers’ willingness to experiment.

Andbot Is a Humanoid Robot Butler

Andbot Is a Humanoid Robot Butler
AdvancedRobotics is a company that focuses on creating easy-to-use robots designed to aid humans with everyday tasks. Their Andbot robot aims to do everything in your home. It is outfitted with all kinds of sensors, like motion and sound.
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