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28 Unexpected Things You Didn’t Know Your Kitchen Needed

BuzzFeed shares 28 unexpected things you didn’t know your kitchen needed. Check them out HERE.

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The Lily Drone Camera Can Follow You Around

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The Lily drone camera is self-flying and will follow you around. It has been described as the “world’s first throw and shoot camera,” using GPS tracking to follow you while recording some stunning footage, capturing the action in 1080/60p, 720/120p slow-mo, or as 12 megapixel stills.

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No controller required — just put the tracker in your pocket, throw the camera up in the air, and get going.

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Lily will retail for $999 USD but is currently at a preorder price of only $499 USD. Thanks for the tip Neal DiNicola!

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Flyte Levitating Light

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The Flyte Levitating Light ($250) is a shatterproof LED bulb available via Kickstarter that floats and rotates slowly in the air above a sustainably-sourced wood base. The device plugs into a standard power outlet and lets you turn the light on and off with a single touch. As an added bonus, the base doubles as a wireless charging station, so it serves a purpose even when you don’t need the light on.

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Apple Watch In-Store Preview & Online Pre-Order Begin April 10, 2015

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Apple Watch, Apple’s most personal device yet, will be available for preview and pre-order on Friday, April 10, 2015 Customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US can try on and experience Apple Watch at their local Apple Store or at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Isetan in Tokyo, Selfridges in London, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in Japan and China. Customers can pre-order their Apple Watch through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) beginning April 10 at 12:01 a.m. PDT for delivery beginning April 24.

Customers interested in learning more about Apple Watch can visit their local Apple Store for a personalized session with a Specialist to try on, fit and size their band, and explore the amazing features of Apple Watch. Customers who want to try on an Apple Watch are encouraged to make an appointment by going to www.apple.com.

Starting Friday, customers can try on Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport or Apple Watch Edition to find the model with the size, finish and band to best fit their personal preference and style. Everyone visiting an Apple Store will be able to view all three collections and get hands on with Apple Watch Demo to browse and edit different watch faces, and learn about Apple Watch’s health and fitness features, Digital Touch, Siri, Apple Pay and more.

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Pre-orders begin April 10 at 12:01 a.m. PDT through the Apple Online Store, the Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in China and Japan. Customers who pre-order their Apple Watch can have it shipped for delivery beginning April 24. All Apple Watch customers will be offered Personal Setup, online or in-store, to pair their Apple Watch with their iPhone. New owners will also learn how to personalize Apple Watch by selecting a watch face, deciding which notifications to receive, setting up the Activity app, and receive an introduction to Apple Pay and the Apple Watch App Store.

Beginning April 24, 2015 Apple Watch will also be available at boutiques in major cities including colette in Paris, Dover Street Market in London and Tokyo, Maxfield in Los Angeles and The Corner in Berlin, and select Apple Authorized Resellers in China and Japan.

Apple Watch is an incredibly accurate timepiece, an intimate and immediate communication device and a groundbreaking health and fitness companion. Highly customizable for personal expression, Apple Watch also brings an entirely new way to receive information at a glance and interact with the world through third-party app experiences designed specifically for the wrist.

Apple Watch introduces revolutionary technologies including the Digital Crown, an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly without obstructing the display. The Retina display with Force Touch on Apple Watch senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access relevant controls. The all-new Taptic Engine discreetly delivers a gentle tap on your wrist whenever you receive a notification or message.

Pricing & Availability

Apple Watch is available in three collections, Apple Watch Sport, priced at $349 (US) and $399 (US); Apple Watch, available from $549 (US) to $1,099 (US); and Apple Watch Edition, crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys, with prices starting at $10,000 (US).

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Apple Releases iOS 8.3

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Apple has publicly released iOS 8.3, noting more than 50 new fixes and improvements across areas such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Messages, CarPlay, Family Sharing, Accessibility, Enterprise features, orientation and rotation features, and more. The update also boasts improved performance for launching apps, responsiveness of apps, Messages, Wi-Fi, Control Center, Safari tabs, third-party keyboards, and other features. Notably, with iOS 8.3, Apple has also removed the “beta” label from its iCloud Photo Library feature which debuted last fall, optimizing it to work with the new Photos app now available in OS X Yosemite 10.3.3.

Other notable fixes and improvements include a new Emoji keyboard featuring over 300 new characters, the ability to filter out Messages not sent by people in your contacts list, a way to report junk iMessages directly from the Messages app, italic and underline formatting options on the iPhone 6 Plus landscape keyboard, and the ability to remove shipping and billing addresses used with Apple Pay.

iOS 8.3 can be downloaded by going to the iOS Settings app and choosing General, Software Update, or by connecting your iOS device to iTunes and using the Check for Update option found on the iTunes device summary screen.

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Amazon Dash Button

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Never worry about running out of your essentials again with the Amazon Dash Button (Free). This intelligent series of physical buttons link to your Amazon account, allowing you to instantly reorder a variety of products from well-known brands like Gillette, Gatorade, Clorox, and more with a single press. Running low on toilet paper? Press the Cottonelle button. Trash bags? Glad button. Laundry Detergent, simply press the Tide button.

The button comes with a reusable adhesive and a hook so you can hang, stick, or place it right where you need it. Keep Dash Button handy in the kitchen, bath, laundry, or anywhere you store your favorite products.

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The button is simple to set up. Use the Amazon app on your smartphone to easily connect to your home Wi-Fi network and select the product you want to reorder with Dash Button. Once connected, a single press automatically places your order. Amazon sends an order alert to your phone, so it’s easy to cancel if you change your mind. Unless you elect otherwise, Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered.

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Microsoft Introduces Surface 3

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Microsoft Corp. is introducing a new Surface, the Surface 3. Like Surface Pro 3, it’s a tablet that can replace your laptop but is thinner, lighter and even more affordable. Powerful and efficient, Surface 3 is optimized to run full Windows and Office and features long battery life. The ability to run Windows apps and the versatile pen experience — great for taking notes or marking documents — make Surface 3 ideal for students, schools and anyone looking for a portable device to get things done. A 4G LTE-ready version, Surface 3 (4G LTE), will offer even more mobility. Starting at just $499, Surface 3 packs performance and value into an elegant, lightweight design.

Productivity and portability

Powered by the new quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor,3 Surface 3 is quick and responsive but designed to maximize efficiency with up to 10 hours of video-playback battery life. A range of storage and memory configurations gives people choice in power and capacity. The beautiful 10.8-inch ClearType HD multi-touch display featuring 3:2 aspect ratio, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound, and the elegant and durable magnesium design are just a few of the benefits of Surface 3 that customers will recognize from Surface Pro 3. The three-position kickstand is ideal for using Surface 3 while working at a desk, sitting on a couch or holding in the palm of a hand as a natural writing surface. And with Surface 3 (4G LTE), anyone who needs connectivity on the go can get Internet access wherever their tasks take them.

Free upgrade to Windows 10

To help people get even more done, Surface 3 and Surface 3 (4G LTE) ship with full Windows 8.1 and can be upgraded to Windows 10 for free when available. They also come complete with a one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, plus OneDrive cloud storage.

Built for business

And with Surface 3, businesses and schools will now enjoy a broader array of options. Even before its availability, educational institutions such as University of Phoenix and companies such as Prada, BASF and Emirates have committed to purchasing and deploying Surface 3 across their organizations because they see the value Surface 3 can bring to their employees and students.

Surface accessories

Surface 3 and Surface 3 (4G LTE) can be paired with new accessories: Surface 3 Type Cover is offered in a variety of colors and features an improved trackpad and responsive keyset for fast, accurate typing, alongside four vibrant Surface Pen colors — silver, black, blue and red. The Surface 3 Docking Station lets people easily connect to an external monitor and all their desktop devices, and Surface 3’s full-size USB 3.0 port, Mini DisplayPort, microSD card reader and Micro USB charging port make it compatible with the Surface Pro line of adapters and ready for quick and easy connections to a variety of accessories.

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Pre-order and availability

Surface 3 and new accessories will be available for pre-order starting March 31 through microsoftstore.com, Microsoft stores and select partner retailers in the following markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Commercial customers should contact their authorized reseller for pre-order information.

Starting May 5 through those same retailers and resellers, customers can begin purchasing Surface 3, Surface 3 Type Cover, Surface Pen, Surface 3 Docking Station and Surface 3 Screen Protector, with availability in all 26 markets by May 7. Microsoft will offer Surface 3 (4G LTE) through T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. later this year. More to come regarding additional Surface 3 (4G LTE) availability and markets in the coming months.

Additional information on Surface can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/surface.

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Why Flash Games Have Become Increasingly Popular

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Flash games have become increasingly popular and there’s a reason why. Browser-based games that deploy Flash and Java technologies are typically known as “Flash games”. What do players appreciate the most about these games, it boils down to three things: availability, variety and affordability!

Availability

One of the largest advantages of Flash games is their wide availability. The games can be played on many platforms and they don’t require extensive hardware. If your computer has access to the Internet and a web browser, you can play a Flash game.

Another huge advantage to Flash games is that there’s no need to install them on your computer. All you have to do is open the web browser, type in the game’s URL, wait for the game to load and begin playing. Therefore, anyone, anywhere can play the Flash games online – at home, school, work, etc.

A third huge benefit to Flash games online is that you only require basic, everyday computer skills to play them.

Variety

There are all kinds of Flash games online; so everybody will find a game that appeals to them. The Flash game market is huge. If you want action packed fighting or shooting-type of games, they are available. If you want puzzle based games, you can find those. There are numerous games out there so you’re bound to find something that appeals to your varied interests

Affordability

You might think you would have to pay a lot of money to play Flash games online. Actually, you’d be wrong! The majority of Flash games online are free.

For a huge selection of Flash based games check out poki.com. It is the ultimate site for free online games! Every adventure in their collection is completely free to play and tons of fun. From action to sports, and dress-up to strategy, they have the perfect game for you!

Their site hosts all types of online games. Everybody from advanced gamers to casual players will love the large selection. If you’re looking for a few minutes of easy fun, they have quick and simple challenges. For a deeper adventure, dive into one of their many difficult journeys. No matter how you like to play, poki.com is designed to give you the perfect experience, every time!

Begin your adventure by choosing a category or searching in the top box on their website. Enjoy totally free gaming for as long as you wish!

One popular gaming section on poki.com is their soccer/football area! You no longer have to worry about the weather outside, because you can play a fun game of football indoors, with one of their many football games!

Poki.com has a huge selection of games with varying gameplay, from realistic, 3D matches to 2D, cartoon-themed games. Reenact headshots from real games or become an overhead champion in their soccer games!

Keyboard controls in their football games are player-friendly and meant to turn you into an all-star in no time! Within minutes, you’ll be putting heavy spin on free kicks and dancing around your opponents with ease. Many of their football challenges feature in-game tutorials which will help you learn controls and allow you to practice before playing a real game. But, if you want to just launch into soccer action right away, then go ahead! In most soccer games, a standard keyboard will be all you need to control your players!

Head to poki.com today!

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MB&F Unveils Melchior Table Clock Robot For Its 10th Anniversary

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MB&F will unveil Melchior for its 10th Anniversary. This robot is actually a table clock made from 480 components. The clock was designed by Xin Wang and uses a L’Epee clock moment as its head and torso.

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Its eyes are 20-second double retrograde counters, and its clock regulator is visible under the polished glass dome on top. Its steel arms move up and down and the left Gatling gun arm is removable.

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Plus, its left arm serves as the winding mechanism for the clock when removed.  Only 99 of these will be made with silver version or black and silver.

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Slotomania For Android Game Review

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If you are a slot machine fan then this game will hook you from the start. Slotomania is an online slots app that offers endless possibilities and fun with the game of slots. The game comes with a variety of themed slot machine games. It gives players  lots of opportunity to win bonuses, free rounds, gifts and even mini games. Best of all it is available for free download on your Android device.

A Slot game for everyone

At Slotomania you have option to choose from wide range of slot machine to play from. Once you download the game you will start your play with the Farm Fortune slot. Other themes like Kiss of Empire, Forest magic, Queen of the Desert and Party in Wonderland can be downloaded within the game itself. Other themes are also available but you will need to unlock them by playing the game. You need to complete tasks or achieve a desired level in the game to unlock the next theme. The more you play the more money you will be able to earn!

How to play?

The rules are quite simple just like playing slot machines in real life. Choose a slot, it will come with different symbols and 5 different columns to match them. Match at least two symbols in a row and if they are eligible for the line then you will be awarded points.

The fortune theme provides farm animals like cows, pigs, chickens and dogs. The farm also produces farm products like tomatoes, pumpkins, sunflower and grapes on the slot. Other images that periodically appear on the slot machine are scarecrows, tractors and barns.

Connect with your friends

Slotmania allows you to connect with your friends and family via Facebook and you can also check their progress in the game. When you connect your Facebook account with the game you will earn free coins that you can later for additional spins.

It will also allow you to review the leader board and you can determine who is trying to beat you. Push the spin button, cross your fingers and hope for a great score. While playing there are some milestones that you will have to reach in order to level up. You can also share your milestones with your friends via social media and earn additional free spins by sharing. The more you share, the more you will be able to earn.

All in the Box

With the huge number of themed slot machines, this game will easily keep you engaged for hours. The game has impressive graphics, addictive gameplay, well-designed rules and creative slots that will keep you addicted to game play for hours. In addition the game also encourages fun competition with your friends which makes it more interesting. Overall the game is brilliantly designed and if you like casino slots then you will definitely like this game.

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