By marfdrat on July 26, 2014
This is an awesome idea. A self-defense system that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. If you activate the mace to defend yourself, The Defender takes a photo of your attacker, and alerts the 24/7 monitoring service of your position, so they can contact the police for you. You can fund the project, and get one for yourself at Indiegogo.
By marfdrat on April 30, 2014
This cool little travel companion has a host of tools to handle your cooking and eating chores on the trail or the road. Here’s a description of the tools included:
- 4.87 inch blade, 410HC stainless steel, serrated for spreading, slicing and chopping, 9.87 inches overall length 3.4 oz.
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By marfdrat on February 19, 2014
This looks like a cool, and usable, gadget. Not sure whether the card capacity is high enough for my EDC, but it looks worth investigating. You can get the Gerber 31-002521 GDC Money Clip at Amazon. $30 seems like a decent price for this setup.
By marfdrat on September 9, 2013
Interesting piece in the New Yorker about Nokia’s phone business being purchased by Microsoft. Nokia has produced the top 11 best-selling phones of all time. The 3310 sold about 125 million units.
By marfdrat on July 18, 2013
If you’ve flown at all, you’ve had the problem this gadget is try to solve: you bought a coffee or soda right before you boarded, and when you’re in the taxi/takeoff stage of the flight there’s no where to put the thing (except in the seat-back pocket, or between your legs, which doesn’t work too well)! Elizabeth Lueschow and Hallare Design have come up with a solution:
By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
So, Apple products are still pretty popular, I guess?
The spokesman said that one man had been ‘lightly injured’ in the raid. He was helping police with their enquiries.
Christophe Crepin, an Unsa police union official, told Le Parisien newspaper that ‘the four hooded and heavily armed criminals made their move very quickly. Most of the police forces were being mobilised to monitor the Champs Elysees, so the robbers have clearly benefitted from this opportunity to strike.’
By marfdrat on October 9, 2012
When the Apple iPhone 5 was released last month, Farhad Manjoo didn’t think it was the best phone ever, or even Apple’s best phone. After owning one for a couple of weeks, he’s changed his mind. Is it the greatest phone ever? Maybe. I’ve had one since the first day it was available, and it’s a very good device. It’s certainly the best phone I’ve owned, and I’ve owned a bunch: Audiovox, Motorola, Palm, Samsung, and Apple.
By marfdrat on September 25, 2012
So, who’s making the iPhone5 while they’re slugging it out? The amazing thing to me is that this one factory employs 79,000 people – how many of them are working one shift?
By marfdrat on September 21, 2012
With enough cash, you can have just about anything.
In the days of the Soviet Union a tourist in Moscow could pay for his or her entire trip by selling a suitcase full of smuggled Levi’s jeans. Now, one could make substantially more sneaking a handbag full of the latest Apple products into Russia.
By marfdrat on September 20, 2012
My son and I didn’t pre-order the iPhone 5, because there was some indication that we might risk losing our grandfathered unlimited data plans. So, tomorrow morning, we’re planning to arrive at the local Apple Store (or at least the mall that houses it) at 6:00 AM to grab a spot in line. Josh asked the mall cop when we could enter the premises to stand on line, because the last time we went to get the iPhone 4 (we skipped the 4S), the security guards started hassling the people standing in line, saying that we were trespassing. No one moved, though, and the guards didn’t push it, because they’d have started a riot.
By marfdrat on July 11, 2012
My son and I have been iPhone users since they first came out. He and I have both commented about the “phantom buzz” that we feel from time to time – even when the iPhone isn’t in our pocket. I carry my phone only in my left pants pocket, and that’s the only place I ever get the buzz.
By marfdrat on March 21, 2012
I remember as a child I used to have a recurring dream about flying (not too high, mind you) around our apartment neighborhood, and surveying everything that was going on from my lofty perch. Men have dreamed about flying under their own power since before Leonardo DaVinci drew plans for an ornithopter. Some people have even managed to develop, and fly, human-powered machines, but they involved some kind of cycle-driven gear mechanism to transfer power to the wings.
By marfdrat on February 14, 2012
Saw this at PCMag.com. Would they be considering this if Steve Jobs was still around? Would you consider buying a smaller iPad?
By marfdrat on February 2, 2012
I think this is really cool. You can see where this kind of location awareness could be used in automobiles to prevent collisions (assuming you take the human out of the loop, ala I Robot). You can also look a little further down the road (depending on where our government heads), and see these things being deployed against citizens for various reasons, good and bad.
By marfdrat on January 7, 2012
You don’t figure out what’s happening until the end.