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HP ElitePad Giveaway - Ends 10/14/13

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Emergency Prep Bundle

$100 for a phone that has 15 year standby time on 1 AA lithium battery,

an inflatable solar powered LED lantern that goes for 12 hrs on a full charge,

and the Life Straw, which can filter 99.999% of contaminants from up to 1,000 liters of water.
“This bundle gives you three essentials for when things go terribly wrong: l

ight, water, and a lifeline. Together, this hand-picked kit of critical tools will help keep you alive until help arrives.”
https://grandst.com/p/emergencybundle
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30 Examples of Clever Packaging

Origami beer, butter packets with spreader included, pencil sharpener cheese grater for pencil shaped cheese, and much more!
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30 Examples of Clever Packaging #Facebook

Nymi

Wristband biometric device uses ECG waveform for biometric security.
Ship date estimate is for early 2014.
Possible issue – no current iOS integration for 3rd party screen lock bypass devices

(Apple would currently rather stor- I mean use – your fingerprint)
“Your Nymi lets you use your unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate your identity,

allowing you to wirelessly take control of your computer, your smartphone, your car and so much more.”
From what I can tell, the device has 3000+ preorders at $79:

“The first 25,000 people to preorder the Nymi will get a special, introductory price of $79.

After that, the price for the next batch will go up to $99. We’ll be shipping in early 2014 and won’t charge you until we’ve shipped.”
http://www.getnymi.com/
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Nymi #Facebook

Former DHS official: privacy activists responsible for TSA groping

File this under: “if we can’t invade your privacy, we’ll just have to invade your privates”
Former DHS official says privacy protesters prompted peremptory probing of people’s privates:
“At a Senate panel, Stewart Baker, formerly DHS Assistant Secretary and NSA General Counsel, said that you can’t blame the TSA for “stupid screening” as it was all the fault of “privacy campaigners”.

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Autodesk Partners with Circuits.io to Create Free Electronics Design Tool

Autodesk adds to its 123D collection, branching out into circuit design, callaborating with circuits.io
“The program allows users to create virtual breadboard-based designs to build and experiment with circuits.

A virtual Arduino board can be added to the design, and the code can be edited in a browser window and simulated.

The code can also be edited collaboratively (“a Google Doc for electronics” Autodesk claims).
The program also provides hooks that allow users to have the virtual boards professionally manufactured.”
http://makezine.com/2013/09/09/autodesk-partners-with-circuits-io-to-create-free-electronics-design-tool/
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Canon's Legria mini camcorder wants to be best friends with your social media (hands-on)

The Canon Legria – the selfie camcorder with a few more tricks up its sleeve…
“There’s also more to the 160-gram camera than just the ability to comfortably capture antics at the park or at home,

though, with an interval recording mode, slow (half speed at 720p, quarter-speed at VGA)

and fast (up to four times) video capture all built-in.
Through the companion smartphone apps, it can even live stream to the web — and be controlled wirelessly.”
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/02/canon-legria-mini-camcorder-hands-on/
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Canon's Legria mini camcorder wants to be best friends with your social media (hands-on) #Facebook

EU plans to fit all cars with speed limiters - Telegraph

EU mulling over governors in cars to to restrict maximum speed to @ 70 mph. The phrase “Handicapper General” come to mind….
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/road-safety/10278702/EU-plans-to-fit-all-cars-with-speed-limiters.html

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Belkin Tablet Stage Review | iPad Projector Accessory Reviews

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