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You Really Don’t Need This $8 “Selfie Button” (But You’re Still Going To Buy It)

You don’t need this. Nobody needs one. And yet tens of thousands of people are buying them. So-called “selfie buttons“. Teeny, tiny bluetooth buttons that allows you to take selfies (and other photos) on your smartphone from up to 60 feet away. They’re going mega-viral. That’s why I thought you’d like to know that Groupon is offering selfie buttons for $20 off of their regular price. For...




You Can Register Two Awesome Domains For Free Today

Back in the 1990s, .Com domains were free, and almost everything was available. Those days are gone, but for today only, you can experience something similar. A domain registrar is giving out .Party and .Webcam domains for free. Go pick one up, while they’re still available, and don’t forget to tell your friends (via Twitter). How To Register These Domains: (.Party):  Good examples: Democratic.party. House.party....




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Now’s Your Last Chance To Buy Lunch With Tim Cook (If You Can Afford It)

Love Apple? Got $250,000 lying around? You could buy 10 top-of-line Applewatches, or you could buy a lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook, and two tickets to an upcoming Apple Keynote (plus he might just throw in an Applewatch for free). Auction site Charitybuzz is once again auctioning off the opportunity to lunch with Apple’s 2nd most famous CEO. This time seems to be a...




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3D-Printed Electronics Have Arrived

Section 1: The Drone Printer “ You can’t print an iPhone (yet).” I wrote that in my e-book on 3D printingjust six months ago. It was part of an entire section dedicated to what 3D printers couldn’t do. That section gets more and more out-of-date every day, and yesterday that was especially true. Yesterday Voxel8, a company founded and run by several Harvard and...




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Quick Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick

From the outside, Amazon’s new fire TV stick looks cutting edge. Its sleek matte black design, and beautiful curves make it the most attractive smart-TV stick out there. Inside, things are very different. The Fire Stick’s experience bears more resemblance to the original smart TVs of 2010 than to modern devices like Google’s Chromecast or Apple’s Apple TV.  Apps are hidden away in menus....