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I'm generally happy with Oxo Good Grips kitchen utensils, and this Ground Meat Chopper ($12 on Amazon) is no exception. We made tacos with ground beef last night and the three blades did a good job of efficiently breaking up the meat (it was partially frozen) - much better than a spatula, and fun to use, too!
Asus unveiled a few new Zenpad tablets with entry-level specs in June. But now it looks like the company is getting ready to update its ZenPad S line of Android tablets with premium specs.
The company is holding an event in Taiwan on July 12th to introduce the new Asus ZenPad 3s 10.
We’ll have to wait a few weeks to get the full spec sheet or price, but several Chinese-language websites are reporting that Asus has shared a few details in the invitation to the press event.
Perfect for keeping your reputation for asocial behavior intact, but still maintaining a stylish image, I proudly introduce the Portside Flask.
Unless they leak, all flasks are pretty much functionally equal. This one is beautiful. I get compliments on it at every tech conference, panel or event I attend. Usually by people standing in the back of the room, near me, who wish they'd thought to bring a stiff drink.
I can confirm this flask works well with Bourbon, Irish Whiskey and Rum. It is super durable, I've had mine since 2010 and never lost a drop.
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We've had a global shortage of helium for years now, but thanks to an aggressive search in Tanzania, scientists have just discovered 54 billion cubic feet of the gas, an amount that can last for several years. Scientists are calling this new approach to helium exploration a "game changer," according to the AP.
The discovery in Tanzania is the result of a new exploration approach for the precious gas that is essential to spacecraft, MRI scanners, nuclear energy, according to the Oxford University statement. Helium also fills party balloons.
This is the first time helium has been found intentionally, said the statement. Until now, the gas has been found in small amounts accidentally during oil and gas drilling. Scientists are optimistic that they'll now be able to find more helium in other parts of the world using the same search methods. Read the full story here.
When security firm Sucuri investigated the source of a 50,000-request/second DDoS attack on a jewelry shop, they discovered to their surprise that the attacks originated on a botnet made of hacked 25,500+ CCTV cameras in 105 countries. (more…)
NPR has a quiz that invites you to guess which of six poems were written by a computer program, and which were written by humans. A group of 10 judges weren't fooled, but I had trouble correctly guessing all of them. I appreciated the computer-generated poems as much as the human-written ones.
The dirty rusty wooden dresser drawer.
A couple million people wearing drawers,
Or looking through a lonely oven door,
Flowers covered under marble floors.
And lying sleeping on an open bed.
And I remember having started tripping,
Or any angel hanging overhead,
Without another cup of coffee dripping.
Surrounded by a pretty little sergeant,
Another morning at an early crawl.
And from the other side of my apartment,
An empty room behind the inner wall.
A thousand pictures on the kitchen floor,
Talked about a hundred years or more.
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Coatings that allow ketchup and other gel-like liquids to easily slide down plastic bottle interiors have been around for many years. Finding something that prevents liquid soap from clinging to the inside of a bottle has proven more elusive, because the qualities that make soap "soapy" also make it clingy to plastic. But researchers at The Ohio State University have created a microscopic texture that repels soap products, as reported in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society on June 27.
The technique involves lining a plastic bottle with microscopic y-shaped structures that cradle the droplets of soap aloft above tiny air pockets, so that the soap never actually touches the inside of the bottle. The “y” structures are built up using much smaller nanoparticles made of silica, or quartz—an ingredient in glass—which, when treated further, won’t stick to soap.
Motorola introduced the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones in May, and now the company says they’ll be available in the US starting July 12th.
They’ll be available from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, B&H, and other retailers, but you can already pre-order the phones from Motorola.com. The Moto G4 starts at $199, while the G4 Plus is priced at $250 and up.
Both models have 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processors, microSD card slots, 5MP front-facing cameras, and 3,000 mAh batteries.
If you want a quality vaping experience, it’s usually going to cost you. Vaporizers that deliver a fast, controlled burn will set you back up to $300, which is why the FEZ Vaporizer (now just $99) is an absolute steal.
The FEZ dry herb pen does everything that more expensive models handle at a reduced price. It heats up in under 60 seconds, and you can switch between to three temperature levels to set the optimal burning speed for your herb.
Specially designed for dry flower consumption, the FEZ sports a filtration system that eliminates any toxic compounds to produce as pure a vapor as possible.
The FEZ’s simple design makes it easy to use, while its USB-powered battery provides a charge that lasts up to 2,000 puffs on a single charge. And while many models are clunkier, the FEZ is only 3.5 inches long, making it ultra-portable.
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At 28% off MSRP, now’s the time to pick up your FEZ Vaporizer while this deal lasts.
Kyle writes, "The Volt is a fully open source, arduino-based, handmade analog clock that tells time with meters. Available in a DIY install kit, 2 pre-made models, and a mix & match hardware option. The clocks are but with solid black walnut and maple, with faceplates produced in brass, copper, and steel. Only on Kickstarter!" (more…)
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