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Full Name: Donyae Coles Website:
Info: Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots - or zombies - rise up.

Dicecal – roll intuitive for the next year

The year is winding down which means many things but the thing we’re going to talk about is calendar shopping season. As the last days of 2016 wind down (thank you) it’s time to buy a new calendar. If you’re looking for one that’s not at all a dumpster fire, check out the Dicecal, the 3D, 12 sided dice calendar of all your nerdy dreams.

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Snipback – record the last 30 seconds, even when you’re not

Most of our phones come with built-in audio recording options for us to use however we want. They’re generally more functional than they are sneaky. Snipback is the voice recorder for people who need to be a little more subtle in their lives.

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MudWatt – check out these tiny “pets” that run a clock

We’re getting a lot of fun eco ways to power our devices, mostly by using the sun but this one uses something a little bit different. The MudWatt is the battery that runs on mud.

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Nyankei Speaking Cat Thermometer – this cute cat will give you the weather (in Japanese)

Most people get our weather from our phones or morning news which let’s be honest, is neither exciting or cute. We can do better. The Nyankei Speaking Cat Thermometer is a little cat that will tell you if you need a coat or not, provided you can speak Japanese.

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Tetris Alarm Clock – sit back and watch time disappear

Tetris is one of the most well known games in the world. Even people that don’t play games have played this block puzzler. It’s a retro classic. If you love making lines, check out the Tetris Alarm Clock, the clock where time builds itself up, on block at a time.

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Fondoodler – the hot cheese gun

Sometimes you see a product and don’t know how long you survived without having it in your life. The Fondoodler is that product for me. If you like crafting and food and want to put them together, the Fondoodler will combine your dreams into a delicious reality.

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Gadgets November 30, 2016 posted by Donyae Coles

Loupedeck – the hands on Lightroom tool

Being a good photographer is mostly about knowing how to take a good picture and also what elements make a “good” picture. Still, there’s a lot of post-production work too and thanks to modern technology we can do that part digitally. The Loupedeck is a device for photographers that will make their work flow that much more organic.

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Loupedeck – the hands on Lightroom tool

NSATMF Lab – this fun website will teach you a thing or two about the world

The world works in mysterious ways. Well, not really, maybe in 1690 it was mysterious but science has pretty much gotten a handle on how things happen on this great blue ball and beyond. Still, some of these concepts may be challenging to explain. The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation: Labs has three fun “experiments” you can use to waste some time learning.

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On Serebu Toilet Noise Blocker – keep it discreet with this charm

Everybody uses the bathroom but using public ones can be a little embarrassing. So embarrassing that some people opt out of using them all together. If you’re bashful about the noises you make when using the potty, check out the On Serebu Toilet Noise Blocker, the little charm that will block out the sound of your business while you do your business.

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Mercedes solves Trolley Problem – just pick the driver

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of technology, self-driving cars are totally a thing that is going to happen but there’s been one problem. How do we program them to make the “right” choice in a crash? When it comes to who dies and lives in a Mercedes, they’ve picked the driver.

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Spivo Stick – capture 360 degrees of your selfie

You’ve got your GoPro, attach it to your selfie stick and suddenly you have the ability to capture whatever the world throws at you. The Spivo Stick is the selfie stick that lets you get a 360 degree view of the everything and keeping yourself in the shot.

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control – take your Nerf battle to the next level with this drone

When we talk about drones, it’s usually an aerial reference but let’s not forget our forces on the ground. The Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control Drone Blaster will let you engage in Nerf war without leaving your couch.

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HeatVanish Pen – not so much erasing as burning your mistakes away

Pens are the superior writing instrument in almost every way. Their lines are darker, therefore more legible, they allow for more color variation, can be used for longer stretches of time and generally look more elegant. Pencils win when it comes to correction, you can’t erase pen. If you love writing with pen but hate committing to your mistakes, check out the HeatVanish Pen, the pen that “erases” with heat.

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