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LinkedIn’s Tools To Connect Workers Goes Head-On With ‘Facebook At Work’

On the heels of my recent post titled, 'Facebook At Work,' Anti-Ts?, Anti-LinkedIn, Anti-Google+' that detailed Mark Zuckerberg’s desire to build a whole new network focused on collaborative tools for the business world, this week, LinkedIn released some news that just might make him stop him in his tracks. If not and Zuckerberg follows through with his proposed plans, it looks like us the users of both networks . . .

Baby Shusher Will Shush Babies To Happiness

Pediatrician Harvey Karp’s book The Happiest Baby on the Block has become a parenting bible for many first-time moms and dads. Why? Because it holds the key for soothing cranky, screaming babies. The magic is in a method using the Five S’s: swaddling, swinging, side or stomach position, sucking, and shushing. We have all been able to buy accessories for swaddling, swinging and sucking. Now we can own a Baby Shusher, an actual gadget that will shush for you as you try any and all of Karp’s methods to get your baby to be the happiest on the block.

Street Lamp Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are A Bright Idea

So many electric cars and so few charging stations. If only there were plentiful electrified power posts EV drivers could simply pull up to, park and plug into... hey, are you thinking what we're thinking?

Beta Brand Jeans: Sons of Innovative Britches!

Is your credit card safe in your pocket? Could it be safer? According to the new jeans developed by San Francisco-based Beta Brand, the answer is yes. Read on for more about these amazing high-tech, stretchy denim jeans.

Outsourced Revenge Businesses: Best Served With Glitter and Poop

I don't know how you feel about getting someone else to do your dirty work for you. But clearly, some of you out there really want to keep your hands clean - just not enough to avoid revenge altogether.

Swole Society Apparel Has Created Dress Shirts For The Swole Guy

Calling all "meatheads," "gym rats" and "swole guys." If you have trouble finding dress shirts that fit your massive torso properly, then you may want to check out what Swole Society Apparel has in the works. They're designing clothing specifically for the "swole guy" population.


The Oco HD Camera Is Your $150 WiFi Security Camera

Let's be honest, there are quite a few security cameras on the market. With the ongoing trend towards a "smarter" home, we are seeing more and more tech integrated into daily life. Security cameras are no exception. The Oco HD Monitoring Camera is one such option available to consumers.

For Peace Of Mind, Buy A Security Wallet! (With Product Reviews)

.... You can go to your credit card issuer and ask to have your debit and credit cards re-issued without an RFID chip or you can protect your cards, all of them, by buying a secure wallet or credit card case to protect the cards from e-thiefs. I don't often carry my money and my credit cards in the same case, so I ordered a well-reviewed wallet and a few credit card security cases to try them out.  Here's what I like...

 


Seagate Unveils Thinnest 500GB External Hard Drive

At just 7mm thick, the Seagate Seven represents the sleekest you can go in a portable storage drive without giving up spinning platters. “Premium materials” go into a design that's supposed to celebrate Seagate's 35 years of making hard drives.

The Campfire In A Can Is A Better Option Than The Traditional Campfire

Planning your next camping trip? Or a backyard barbeque with friends? Maybe you just want a starry night with a glass of wine and a fire? Whatever your campfire and barbeque needs, the Campfire In A Can is a convenient way to enjoy a campfire.

Hot Looking Customers Eat Hot-Pot Free At "Pay By Face" Restaurant

A hot-pot restaurant in Zhengzhou, China has come up with an innovative cross-promotion with a nearby plastic surgery clinic. Dubbed “FREE MEAL FOR GOODLOOKING” on the cafe's outdoor sign, the promo provides free meals for attractive customers whose scanned faces are remotely rated as such by clinic consultants.

Mechanic Advisor's Connection Key Plugs You Into Engine Problems

Is the dreaded “Check Engine” light on your car's dash suddenly shining with evil intensity? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?? Don't panic, there's an app for that courtesy of Connection Key! This neat new combination hardware/software device from Mechanic Advisor takes the mystery out of cryptic dashboard “idiot lights”, diagnoses the problem, and directs you to the nearest reliable mechanic.

Freedom From Dust And Filters With Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Vacuum (Review)

In Dyson's relentless pursuit of creating the best vacuum cleaners on the planet, they have made a new great leap forward in vacuum cleaner technology. Many years ago, Dyson invented the first vacuum without a vacuum bag. But in order to maintain suction power, vacuum cleaners still needed to have a filter for fine dust that it collected. Like  all other vacuums,  Dyson's vacuums required a filter. More than 20 years after inventing the bagless vacuum, Dyson has revolutionized vacuum technology by inventing a vacuum that does not need a filter.

HBO Show Silicon Valley’s Video Compression App Mirrors Facebook Acquisition

Facebook’s social media prominence has been written about extensively in best selling books and movie scripts. Aaron Sorkin’s treatment of Mark Zuckerberg's Machiavellian rise in the blockbuster, The Social Network was box office gold back in 2010. It garnered more awards than you could shake a stick at from all major movie award shows, including the Oscars, the Golden Globes, BAFTA and The National Board of Review.

Thync Will Zap You in the Mood: New Wearable Headset Will Hack Your Brain in Fifteen Minutes

Tap your smartphone and zap your head. That’s right, there’s a new mood-changing headset that just hit the market and it’s proven to perk you up, keep you focused,  and even calm you down.For years a large percentage of the population has long relied on caffeine, alcohol and sleeping pills to alter their moods. And let’s face it, we all know drugs of sorts are not healthy and they sure as heck don’t play a positive role on the longevity front for us humans.

The VersaGolfer Multi-Functional Tool Is The Perfect Accessory For Any Golfer

Divot tool, ball marker, ball retriever. These are just a few things you may want to have in your golf bag. With the VersaGolfer Multi-Functional Tool, you get all three of these things (and more) in one tool. Whether you're an avid golfer or you just like to do a little golfing while on vacation, the VersaGolfer is a great accessory to have in your golf bag.

The Lepow Convertible Hi Smart Bag: Who’s Calling, Please?

Meet the HiSmart Bag created by Lepow, a company known for its design and creation of everyday technologies. It has the distinction of being the world's first connected  convertible messenger bag/backpack that is both fashionable and high tech.

Grow Your Own Food Indoors With Ecofarm

There are quite a few "indoor gardening" products on the market, but very few that make use of aquaponics. Aquaponics combines aquaculture (raising fish and the like) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in the water) in symbiotic environment. Ecofarm is one of those products.

Lichi A01 Electric Car Is One Sweet EV!

Like Daimler AG's Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, the Lichi A01 seats two and runs on electric power drawn from an onboard battery. Unlike its “smarter” European competitor, however, the Lichi A01 is smaller, less expensive and dare we say... more fashionable.

Acer Announces Revo One: Tiny HTPC Moonlighting As A NAS

Capable of streaming and storing loads of media content, Acer has here an uncharacteristically small home theater PC. It hopes to be the perfect compliment to your gigantic 4K flat-screen TV. It'll also make your NAS jealous, or even replace it outright.