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The multi-functional Balldur is a Swiss Army lamp

balldur_h2 At its minimalist worst, the Balldur is a cool looking lamp. Smooth wood and ceramic with a bulb that would make Thomas Edison proud, the Balldur (whatever that means) feels like an artifact from a Terry Gilliam movie—and that my friends is a good thing. In some ways, it is also reminiscent of boutique guitar amplifiers. In short, it is nice looking. Read More

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Jay Donovan

September 23rd

Gadgets

Apple just made it cheaper to upgrade to an iPhone 7

iPhone 6s Trade In
If you take time and effort, you can upgrade to a new iPhone every year for very little money. But not everyone has the willpower to deal with selling a phone on the internet, and for those people, Apple's Trade Up program is coming to the rescue. Apple just added the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and SE to its Trade Up program, which means you can get $315 off a new iPhone 7 when you trade in your older device.

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Chris Mills

September 20th

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This video explains why you shouldn’t always trust Amazon reviews

Amazon Free Reviews
Amazon reviews have generally been a good source of data on cheap products, but the last two years has seen the rise of something sinister: incentivized reviews. People receive products at a discount or for free in return for reviewing them, and while there's no money changing hands for positive reviews, it's still a problem. Review Meta is a website that has been trying to analyze Amazon reviews to work out if incentivized reviews are a problem. According to its analysis, giving freebies does skew the reviews towards five stars, in some cases dramatically.

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  3. iPhone 7 camera review: So good, you don’t need the 7 Plus

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Chris Mills

September 20th

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The Ripple Rug: You know, for cats

yodagrabs Of all the products I’ve seen this year, none are more worthy of our time and attention than the Ripple Rug. Created by Fred and Natasha Ruckel, the Ripple Rug is a rug with holes and lumps in it. Your cat can climb inside, stick its paws out, and generally get all up inside that business. It’s 35 inches on each side and made of recycled plastic bottles. Why is the Ripple Rug so… Read More

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John Biggs

September 19th

Gadgets

Exploding Galaxy Note 7 handsets are apparently Apple’s fault

Galaxy Note 7 Recall
Samsung has a little tiny $1 billion problem on its hands. In case you haven't heard, Samsung's latest flagship smartphone — which would otherwise be the most impressive phablet the world has ever seen — has a tendency to explode. A seemingly small number of the 2.5 million or so Galaxy Note 7 handsets that were built have problems with the battery. This problem, unfortunately, is a huge one that can cause the phones to explode while they're charging. We've seen these Note 7 explosions destroy cars and even burn down a house, and Samsung had no choice but to issue a global recall as a result. Well guess what: A new report now claims that Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 problem is actually kinda sorta Apple's fault.

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Zach Epstein

September 19th

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Anyone can prototype and build with Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

With side-hustles being all the rage these days, the new Shaper Origin makes it easier than ever to start building and selling cool gadgets in your free time. While you might not be able to build yourself a homemade Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s handheld CNC machine, you just might be able to build yourself a successful shop on Etsy. CNC machining is not a new concept, but it… Read More

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John Mannes

September 16th

Gadgets

Imagine receiving this $9,000 Verizon bill

Verizon Data Overage
Shock cellphone bills are mostly a cliche by this point, but racking up a $9,000 bill without ever leaving the country is just plain impressive. That's why this Florida woman doesn't think Verizon is counting right, and listening to her side of the story, you have to agree. Cleveland.com spoke to Valarie Gerbus of Tampa, Florida, about her recent Verizon shock. She received a bill totalling $9,153 from 569 gigabytes of data overage, on one line with a regular 4GB of data usage. Um, how?

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Chris Mills

September 14th

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Samsung’s solution to exploding Galaxy Note 7s is to shorten battery life

Galaxy Note 7 Recall
By now, you've probably heard that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 devices have a tendancy to go boom whilst charging. The company has already begun a "heartbreakingly" expensive recall, but that's not the only solution. The AP reports that in South Korea, Samsung will be issuing a software update for anyone who doesn't want to immediately exchange their Note 7. The update will limit battery charge to just 60%, which should solve the exploding thing at the expense of battery life.

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Chris Mills

September 14th

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Jay-Z’s Tidal losing millions, now has 100 problems

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Tidal, a music service that promises to make rap artists rich again, has not been doing so well. Despite scooping up big-name exclusives like Lemonade in the last year, the high-quality streaming service has been losing money hand over fist. Tidal's Swedish parent company Aspiro posted a loss of about $28 million for the last year, according to a Norwegian newspaper that examined the company's accounts. Tidal is the company's core financial holding, so it's safe to say the streaming service is not in good health.

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Chris Mills

September 13th

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Netflix explains why broadband data caps are dumb

Netflix Data Caps
For most of us, data caps are just annoying. But for Netflix, they pose an existential threat to its way of doing business. If people have to pay extra to watch internet TV, it gives Comcast and TWC the edge. So it's not surprising that Netflix feels strongly about the emerging trend of data caps, but the company really pulled no punches in a letter to the FCC.

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Chris Mills

September 13th

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