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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Raku-Raku “Easy Plug” Safely Unplugs With A Pinch Instead Of A Pull

Yo dawg, Japan's Konna Shop heard you wanted a safer way to unplug electrical plugs so they found a plug you can plug your plug into that unplugs with a pinch instead of a pull!

Banned By The USGA, The Hook And Slice Golf Balls Significantly Improve Your Drive

A slice is the most common "oops" shot of amateur golfers. A hook shot will also land you deep in the rough or a hazard. With the Hook and Slice Golf Balls from Polara, you can improve your chances of driving the straight using a tried and true method...cheating.

TeatreNeu: Comedy Club Charges Per Laugh

Pay-as-you-go style compensation structures are not new, although they were once innovative in themselves. A la carte sushi allows you to pay per piece, cell phones have you pay-per-minute, and many services are offered by the hour. So, a business featuring a similar payment structure doesn't makes it unique. What does is the unit item that's being paid for - and it's certainly the first we've seen.

Zswinger Will Train You To Hit Harder And Longer

Rhythm and tempo--important not only in music, but in sports, from the dribbling of a basketball to the footwork of a boxer. Rhythm and tempo are also important in a golf swing, and the Zswinger will help you focus on those two aspects of your swing, while training your muscles to hit the ball harder and longer.