Indiegogo Spotlight: the Couchlet

Tell me this scenario doesn’t sound familiar – you’re binge-watching Arrested Development on your couch when suddenly your phone audibly indicates that its battery level has fallen below 10%. Basically, a millennial’s worst nightmare. What should you do? Abandon your binge-watching in the middle of season 2 in order to move closer to an outlet so you don’t miss any crucial texts? Or sacrifice your phone for radio silence? Neither sounds ideal, and thanks to Chris Hawker, the creator of the Power Squid, you no longer have to choose.


Give up, society, there’s a selfie stick slap bracelet

I’m certain that by this point, you’ve come across a selfie stick in your daily life. Whether it’s tourists or annoying teenagers, they’ve become ubiquitous (much to my dismay). And just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, I came across the Pop Stick selfie stick slap bracelet. Basically, it’s a Bluetooth-enabled bracelet that uncurls into a selfie stick. You know, so you can bring your selfie stick wherever you go in a convenient and portable fashion.

Finally, you can use Google Flights to search flights with Wi-Fi

I can’t be the only one who’s been ruined by the hopeless abyss that is a flight without Wi-Fi. There I was depending on my six hour cross-country flight to have Wi-Fi so I could do work. That’s right, boss, I was TRYING to be responsible. But the flight took off and no “gogoinflight” ever appeared in my Wi-Fi dropdown menu. It was horrible, and my work was late.

Kickstarter Project Spotlight: The PancakeBot 3D printer

Growing up in my house, Sundays were always pancake day. It was always a nice treat to finish out the weekend, and coupled with vegetarian bacon and sausage (yeah, we were that family), the meal was always a crowd-pleaser. My dad liked to get inventive – using cookie cutters to design special pancakes, and those were always a hit. So, when I read about the PancakeBot 3D pancake batter printer, I was certainly intrigued.

Twitter responds to #TheDress and it’s hilarious

If you thought yesterday’s llama chase was laughable enough, I’m sure #TheDress controversy will just make you shudder. But the good news about bad news is that it leads to amazing reactions on social media. That way, when you’re freaking out wondering if the media has gone to the dogs, you can find solace in the fact that the rest of the world also sees the ridiculousness.

Spotify adds lyrics to desktop app

We’ve all been there: you’re hanging out with your friends in the kitchen, listening to Spotify on a bluetooth speaker, and suddenly a lyric dispute comes up. Quickly, your best friend becomes your mortal enemy as you rewind and play through the troublesome lyric in the chosen song over and over again. Maybe it’s just my group of friends, but we still remember the battle over Nicki Minaj’s “Starships.”


Would you eat a wearable banana fitness device?

Either it’s April Fools or 2015 is a strange year for wearable fitness devices. First, I saw a wearable belt at CES 2015 that would automatically loosen itself after a large meal, and now there’s a wearable banana. Yes, banana. Take it, Gwen!

Kickstarter Project Spotlight: The Wishbone smart thermometer

Within the recent years, baby tech has really been on the upswing. From wearable pajamas that can detect health metrics to a smart pacifier that can alert parents when the device has gotten away from their baby, it seems to be a product category that is here to stay. And now, there is a smart thermometer looking for funding on Kickstarter that aims to make taking your baby’s temperature monumentally easier.

Google patents weird deodorizing wearable

It could be that Google is just trolling all of us, but I choose to believe there’s a different origin story to Google’s new deodorizing wearable.

Is the world ready for a drone circus?

Yes, you read correctly – a drone circus. The Netherlands seems to think the world is ready to marvel at the feats of drones in the form of a circus performance. So, before you start picturing bearded lady drones and tight-rope performances replete with a Cirque du Soleil soundtrack, I must admit this seems a little different.

Smartphone “kill switch” successful in reducing thefts

Remember way back when we talked about California rejected the smartphone kill switch bill? Well, San Francisco launched the smartphone kill switch initiative back in 2013, and it seems the campaign has been successful in achieving exactly what it said it would achieve: fewer smartphone thefts. If it hasn’t happened to you, you probably know someone whose smartphone was stolen. It’s an unnerving experience, and the repercussions can be endless. Just think about all the information you keep on your smartphone.

25 gifs to celebrate National Pizza Day

Put on The Pizza Underground, and check out these 25 gifs for National Pizza Day 2015.