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10 Thoughtful Gifts For Chemotherapy Patients

When you learn that a friend or family member has to receive chemotherapy, your natural reaction is to want to know how you can make their lives easier during this period.  You may offer rides to their therapy sessions, baby sit their kids or walk their pets, or bring over supper once a week.  For those of you looking for items that can be used to prepare for chemotherapy sessions or to be used during chemo, here are 10 gifts that will be appreciated....

 

Biostar's IDEQ-T1 Mini PC Packs USB Audio, Quad Core CPU

By incorporating a separate audio controller within its new barebone nettop, Biostar's IDEQ-T1 “K” model can play host to a number of audio enhancements and features that normally aren't found in this class of PC, including – inevitably – karaoke software.

Shenzhen Apec APM-D01: USB Flash Drive-Sized Windows PC

Barely bigger than a Chromecast, this minuscule computer-on-a-dongle impresses with its full-fledged Windows 8.1 compatibility and quad-core Intel processor. It's difficult to imagine an even smaller machine existing that can boast the same credentials, at least with today's technology.

Germinator Jacket: Garment Probably Won't Prevent Ebola, But It Defends Commuters From The Common Cold

In North America, we're on high alert, more concerned than ever about protecting ourselves from illness with a number of Ebola cases on record within our borders. While there are no reports to indicate that Ebola has been spread by individuals traveling on planes, cruise ships, or other crowded transit options, individuals in these public spaces have been taking precautions. Even celebrities admit to donning not-so-stylish medical masks to reduce their risk of contracting any illness at 30,000 feet. A new garment wasn't designed specifically with Ebola in mind, but its release has come at a convenient time.

New Born Fame: Controversial Toy Biz Gets Babies Active On Social Media

These days it seems as though the minimum age requirement for using social media is getting progressively younger with each new development. While children and adolescents are on Facebook sharing the lunch packed by a doting parent, there's one age group that's noticeably absent in the creation of their own digital footprint - babies. However, a new niche company is destined to change that.

Chuwi DX1: 7” Android Tablet With Reversible Camera

While hardly a new concept, Chuwi's DX1 tablet features a single camera that can rotate to face front or back or any angle in between. That presumably helps this cellular modem-toting device reach its low price tag.

Want To Avoid Second-Hand Smoke In Japan?

Smoking remains a problem world wide. While it is certainly a personal choice for those who smoke, it is not so much for those around them being to forced to engage in the habit along with them. In Japan a new idea has cropped up to limit the amount of smoke that smokers share with the people around them. They are called smoking bells, glass bubbles, or smoking hoods. They were invented to help smokers and non-smokers alike.

SecureDrives Autothysis SSD Will Erase Itself On Demand

SecureDrives has here a solid-state drive for the truly paranoid. Two-factor authentication, a cellular GSM module, and complete, permanent data detonation are a few of the security features that dot the lengthy list o' specs.

6 Really Helpful Makeup & Grooming Aids For Those With Low Vision

Tasks that require the application of tools to groom or beautify are difficult to manuever for those with poor vision. Among boomers and seniors, 80 percent are affected by significant vision loss due to presbyopia or macular degeneration. Prescription lenses or reading glasses help with reading, if you read at a precise distance, but what about other activities like grooming or applying makeup?  Here are six tools I think you'll find very helpful....

Top 10 Beauty Gadgets To Give This Year

The holidays are right around the corner, and sometimes it can be stressful to find the perfect gift. Thankfully, here at Inventor Spot, we've take the time to research every beauty gadget and gizmo this year, compliling a list of presents anyone would love to receive. So pour yourself some cocoa, grab a sugar cookie, and check out the 10 beauty gadgets you should be giving as gifts this year. Your holiday shopping is practically finished!