Cool Flux Capacitor Car Charger

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This is pretty awesome. We all need car charger these days, but why not get one that makes your car interior a little more like the DeLorean from “Back to the Future” with a Flux Capacitor car charger! It has two USB charging ports each of which provide 2.1 Amps, enough to charge 2 tablets simultaneously. Its an original creation from ThinkGeek and is probably one of the best gift ideas we’ve seen in a long time!

Clip-on LED lights

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The LED revolution is going to transform all sorts of gadgets and then create new ones, as now it’s easy to get a bright but tiny light source.

Clip-ons can be geeky when it comes to things like ties, and this new LED clip-on might not make you look very cool. But, it can be incredibly useful when working. Check out the Clip-On LED Work Light from ThinkGeek and you’ll probably see a use for this gadget right away. Here are some products details:

- Clip-On LED Work Light
- Clips on to glasses, hats, books, a phone whose batteries you don’t want to drain — basically anywhere you need a light
- Clip opens .4″ wide
- Materials: Plastic w/LED bulb
- Batteries: 3 LR41 (included)
- Dimensions: 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
- Weight: .3 oz.

For fans of cool gadgets, this one seems like a must!

The Evolution of Mobile Gaming

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What are the developments about mobile poker games?

First of all, this amazing breakthrough in poker games is a windfall for poker players who are always on the go. These can be attributed to the accessibility of mobile poker facilities and applications. Enthusiasts can play their favorite games for real money regardless of their location.
The dawn of poker friendly technology has brought the game to another dimension and a higher one at that.

Mobile poker gaming may be in its infancy stage but it has a lot of potentials. In fact, top gaming sites have already launched remarkable applications that you can easily download into Internet Operating Systems (IOS), Blackberry and Android.

You can play with real money on various mobile gadgets.

For the iPhone, you can count on several innovations. Many online poker rooms have created mobile poker applications compatible with iPhones. There are a few online poker rooms like Poker Stars, B Win Party Digital Entertainment and Switch Poker. You can also play poker games on an iPad. A much better experience because the device has wider screens and stronger batteries. Because the battery has a longer life, iPod poker is perfect for poker players who desire lengthy cash games and tournaments.

There are few poker sites for Americans that work on a mobile environment, and fewer will work on tablet devices, a reality that makes it hard for the Americans to understand what happens in that area. The reality is Android mobile poker is more accessible compared to iPhone online poker. These are in countries like the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. Another advantage of the Android is the touch screen that facilitates smooth play along with superb graphics which gives it a more realistic experience. It is also available in Blackberry gadgets.
You can also play Windows mobile poker. It may not be as popular as the other gadgets but it also provides a rewarding experience because of the high resolution, impressive touch screen features and very fast processors. Poker players can enjoy multiple mobile poker rooms and apps compatible with Windows. It offers great bonuses and well-paid tournaments.

Play mobile poker especially at this time when almost everything in this world is mobile. Gaming fanatics are lucky that more mobile games are available at this time. Before, there was only Texas HOLD’ EM but now there are Poker Stars, M Fortune, Switch and Red Kings Poker. The case of portability is an advantage. You can play while on the bus, waiting for your flight or sitting at the doctor’s clinic.
Mobile poker gaming is now being referred to as the “wave of the future.”

Players say online poker will grow slowly but continuously and become more prominent within the next few years. Or, it may fall down to nothingness. It all depends on how the present crop of players reacts to developments.

Mobile gambling is also growing constantly and the mobile version of poker will always be a part of this progress. Observers are waiting on the sidelines how governments will react to these changes within the next few years.

Tony Fadell on the iPod, Kickstarter, Nest, Steve Jobs and more

Tony Fadell has a very interesting background, and he’s very knowledgeable about the process of creating great hardware and gadgets. In this excellent interview with Kevin Rose, Fadell discusses a wide variety of topics that would be helpful and interesting to entrpreneurs or anyone who loves gadgets.

He explains the value of Nest and where the company is going in the future. He gives some background on his role in the creation of the iPod and his work with Steve Jobs. And he also addresses some of the challenges of trying to create a hardware company using Kickstarter. Listen to his discussion of the power of saying no and the need for simplicity in products.

Check it out, and you can follow him on Twitter here.

Remembering Steve Jobs and the Mac

We’re coming up on the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer and a writer from Rolling Stone has uncovered the full transcript of an interview he conducted with Steve Jobs two months before the release of the computer. It’s classic Steve Jobs with some incredible quotes. Check it out.

Blurred Lines – Mobile Gaming or Mobile Gambling?

The mobile gaming industry has made significant strides in terms of technological development and animation. The industry, once secondary to that of console and desktop games, now dominates the market with more than £20 million mobile gamers in the UK alone.

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Many argue that the rise in mobile gaming is thanks to the launch of the very first iPhone back in 2007. The release of this product and the invention of the App Store soon after revolutionised the world of mobile gaming, and games at large.

The rise of mobile gambling

The iPhone was also one of the first to launch a mobile gambling product, and the industry has taken flight ever since. The mobile gambling sector has specifically managed to lead the way graphically, which is surprising considering the gambling industry as a whole has always been lagging slightly behind when it comes to its animation. Mobile casinos like Fortune Frenzy have impressed most users with their excellent game play, smooth animation and great graphics. Having updated most of their games in HD this year, 2014 will see the mobile casino upgrading all of their games in high definition, as well as a variety of new releases.

The improvements that Fortune Frenzy has made to its games both reflects the mobile gaming market now, and anticipates its development for 2014. The industry is due for massive expansion thanks to the increasing amount of smartphone owners, the rise in mobile games, and the amount of mobile gamers opting to gamble on their phone.

A study produced by the relatively new mobile casino shows that there is a rise in smartphone owners who gamble on their devices, or would consider gambling in the future. This statistic may be skewed by the overall increase in smartphone owners, but does point to the fact that attitudes to mobile gambling are beginning to change. Once considered a pastime that only a few indulged in, now many smartphone owners are far more tempted to have a spin or place a bet.

The evolution of casino games

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It used to be that if you wanted to play any of the casino classics like roulette and poker, you’d have to get yourself down to a casino. This was fair enough if you lived in Vegas or Atlantic City, and a relative few other places around the world, but not so convenient for the vast majority of the world’s population.

In the last decade or so, though, the casino world has been revolutionized by the arrival of online casino sites. Now anyone over the age of 18 with internet access can gamble anytime. And even more recently, that’s changed again – so you can not only gamble anytime, it can also be anywhere. There’s a choice of online casino games from ca.32red.com which are now available to play on the casino’s mobile app, so you can have access to your gaming favorites wherever you are, provided that you have an internet connection.

Of course, it’s not just 32 Red that’s gone mobile. Many other casino sites also offer a similar deal, but with 32 Red, there are special loyalty points to be earned too. You can enter Free Chip Friday, for example, where certain players are chosen to be awarded with free mobile casino chips. To qualify, you simply need to play on your mobile during that week. Winners are notified by SMS and the prizes can range from $5 to $500. It’s really simple to download the mobile game apps to your device. Just choose the game you wish to play and then fill in the details on the window that appears on screen.

Currently there are 18 mobile casino games on offer from 32 Red including blackjack, baccarat, slots, roulette and keno. For those of you who like to go for the big jackpots there’s Mega Moolah and Major Millions to play too.

With so many games now available on your smartphone, there really is no limit on when you play casino games. It’s a perfect way to keep yourself amused on the commute to and from work, as long as you’re not driving, of course! And if you have to wait in line at the doctor’s or another appointment, there’s now an entertaining alternative to reading the well-worn magazines in the waiting room!

The only thing you have to bear in mind, of course, is how much your entertainment is costing you. As long as you keep a lid on your spending though, you can make casino games a fun thing that you do now and then, rather than any cause for concern for your financial well-being!

World Class Speakers + Maserati =

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There are two things I can’t stand (well, three if you count famine), and they are the overuse of the word “swag,” and products made by car companies that aren’t cars (cologne by Ferrari, for instance).

However, even though these two things are at the top of the old hate list, there are still exceptions. Particularly when the people over at Maserati take their skills at designing some of the best looking cars in the world, and apply it to crafting a pair of speakers that can only be described as swag.

Ok, so technically these speakers are manufactured by the fine folks at Bowers and Wilkins but, even though they are known for some impressive designs themselves, there is no mistaking those beautiful curves, that wood grain finish, or that general feeling that you can never, ever afford this as being the product of anyone else but Maserati.

True to the ideas of both companies though, these speakers aren’t just lookers, but top of the line in performance as well, as they are built around one of Bowers and Wilkins best models that may be manufactured with studio performance in mind, but could rock the foundations of any home as well.

Of course there is no price for these items available yet, and will probably require a “price upon request” approach to determine when they hit the market later this year. Until then (and for many likely long, long after) all we can do is admire the sleekest pair of speakers you’re likely to lay eyes over ears on, and maybe try to find another word besides swag to describe their superfluous levels of luxury.

Best use of GoPro Hero3 miniature digital camera

This is an awesome video featuring the lovely Inessa Chimato and a hula cam. What’s a hula cam? Well, it’s another example of the incredible potential of the new generation of miniature digital cameras. The clever guys at Clip Critics decided to put the brand-new GoPro Hero3 black at 2.7k and 1080p 60fps on a hula hoop. Give it to a girl in a bikini on the beach and you have a super fun video!

We’re pretty confident that these tiny digital cameras are going to have a huge impact on our lives, with fun implications for entertainment, helpful implications for security and possibly troubling implications for privacy.

Is Your Information Safe Online?


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Do you know all the ways that you’re being tracked through the Internet and your smartphone? Data aggregators, including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, and more, are tracking everything you do. Are you okay with that?

Privacy Online

When we post things online, perform web searches, and write emails, many of us assume that that information is private. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The information that is found through this mining is stored on a database and with the right resources, this information can be pulled together and given to those interested.

Reported in the New York Times article, “The Web Means the End of Forgetting,” such a thing happened to Stacy Snyder, a 25-year-old student teacher who in 2008 posted a picture of herself drunk on her MySpace page. Because of that photo, the university denied her degree just weeks before her impending graduation. She’s not the only one. Others have lost jobs for posting negative things on Facebook about their jobs. Some companies even require you to login to Facebook before they will hire you. Suddenly, there’s no disconnect between your personal life and your professional life; the Internet is bridging the gap.

Apps Tracking What You Do

But it’s not just the Internet that is tracking what you do. Apps that you put on your phone can track you as well. For example, Pandora reportedly asks you to give it permission to track your location. Many apps ask for this; it makes sense for a map app or for one that helps you find cheap gas near where you’re at. But why would Pandora need to know where you are?

Other apps are doing even worse. Researchers analyzed 10,000 apps for Android cell phones and found that 8 percent of them ask users for access to the International Mobile Equipment Identity number, a unique code given to each cell phone. There is no reason these apps would need this unique identifier.

Is It Possible to Be Private Online?

In an interview with Tom Ashbrook on Boston’s NPR station, Michael Fertik privacy advocate and CEO of Reputation.com, shared the idea that there needs to be a barrier between us and the companies that we interact with.

So if you want to go on Netflix and indicate which movies you like and what you don’t like, it’s anonymous. Instead of connecting these preferences to our real names, it would be connected to something like user10537. So it is possible, but will it happen?

For now, be careful about what you post online and check the privacy settings on all social media websites.