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Protractor Pizza Cutter Helps You Cut Pizza Into 6 or 8 Equal Slices With Extreme Precision


The new stainless steel, double-sided Protractor Pizza Cutter ($18.59) by Firebox uses “cutting edge” technology to help you cut a pizza into six or eight equal slices with extreme precision.

Made from stainless steel and emblazoned with a myriad of helpful ruler measurements, this geometric beauty allows for some seriously precise portion control. There are markings for 6 slices on one side or, if you’re feeling more generous, just flip it over for 8 slices on the other.


No more rickety wheels getting clogged up with greasy mozzarella, the Protractor Pizza Cutter keeps things simple with a sharp rounded blade – it’s effortless to clean.


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Technics SL-1200G Turntable


Technics has today announced the return of its direct-drive turntable based on a newly designed direct-drive motor.  The Technics 50th anniversary limited edition Grand Class SL-1200GAE and non-limited Grand Class SL-1200G have been developed for audiophiles looking to rediscover and experience the uniquely warm sound quality of analogue vinyl discs.

To celebrate the launch of this new Technics SL-1200 development, the Technics 50th anniversary limited edition Grand Class SL-1200GAE will be available from summer with a limited serial number plate and restricted global quantity of 1,200 pieces while the Grand Class SL-1200G will be available in late 2016.

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Star Wars Force Band By Sphero


Introducing the Star Wars Force Band by Sphero. Like a true Jedi, you can now control your BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with just a wave of your hand. Designed with an authentic Star Wars look and feel, the Force Band attaches to your wrist and allows you to use authentic Jedi Force gestures to operate BB-8.

Learn to control your Droid by mastering moves like Force push, pull, and drive. BB-8 will even follow you around based on the motion of your arm and the direction your body moves. Unlock new ways to play with BB-8 and train yourself in the ways of the Jedi with sounds, vibrations, and LED lights built right into the band.


The Force Band is compatible with BB-8 by Sphero, the adorable Droid that brought the magic of Star Wars: The Force Awakens into your home. Fulfill your destiny and become a Jedi Master. May the Force will be with you…always.

Sphero has yet to name a specific price and the Force Band will be released in the fall of 2016.

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Netflix & Chill Button


Netflix has shared a guide for viewers to create their very own “Switch” in order to totally unwind. But everyone is referring to it as the “Netflix and Chill Button,” because that’s what it totally is.

The Switch, which was unveiled at the 2015 World Maker Faire, allows users to simultaneously silence their cell phone, order takeout, dim the lights, and the like. The company provides a 14-step guide for those who want to construct their own box, and links for necessary equipment. It will require construction and coding, so it may be a little complex for the average Netflix consumer, but it’s something the fans who have a tinkering mind would definitely be interested in making.

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Nomad Roadtrip


This is genius, a car charger that doubles as a long lasting emergency batery back that you can take on the go! Introducing the Roadtrip from Nomad, made from a mix of anodized aluminum and plastic, Roadtrip takes the shape of an elongated traditional USB car charger, packing both USB and USB-C ports alongside a four-LED battery power indicator on its face. Each of the USB ports promises 1.5-Amp output.


Roadtrip is designed for people who want to be ensured a full iPhone recharge whenever they leave their cars, regardless of whether they’ve had enough time to complete the charge during the drive. The power output and battery capacity are suited to iPhones, iPods, and Apple Watches rather than iPads, which have larger batteries and charge fastest with 2.1- or 2.4-Amp power.


Available to order today at a discounted Holiday price of $40; Nomad’s Roadtrip normally sells for for $60.


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Apple iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case

The Apple Smart Battery Case ($99) is engineered specifically for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 to give you even longer battery life and protection. The soft microfiber lining on the inside helps protect your iPhone, while the soft elastomer hinge design makes it easy to put the case on and take it off again. On the outside, the silky, soft-touch finish of the silicone exterior feels great in your hand.

Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously for increased talk time up to 25 hours, Internet use up to 18 hours on LTE, and even longer audio and video playback.* With the Smart Battery Case on, the intelligent battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Center, so you know exactly how much charge you have left.

The battery case supports Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning to USB Cable (included with your iPhone) and works with the iPhone Lightning Dock (sold separately). Choose from two complementary colors, white and charcoal gray.


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Jibo: Taking Office Assistance To The Next Level


There’s no denying that technology has made running a business more streamlined and automated. This allows you, the business owner, to save time and money on everything from non-essential data processing to overhead expenses. One of the most efficient ways to take care of the day to day core functions of your business, like call center assistance and help desk support, is through contracting virtual office services from a dependable service provider.

How Virtual Assistants Work

Virtual assistants give you a large workforce that’s at your disposal on your schedule. The rates for a virtual assistant vary from company to company, and most providers have customizable packages to help ensure that you’re only paying for the services you need. A good, part-time VA may run you about $250 – $300 a month, while full-time service is about double that amount. There are also freelancers who charge anywhere from $15 – $30 per hour.

Contraction service from a web-based company is probably the most cost-effective way to go, and you’ll have help on demand 24/7 in most cases. Some of the duties a VA can fulfill include:

– Order tracking
– Handling credit card transactions
– Providing call-backs
– Contacting vendors
– Checking voice mail
– Managing email

Outsourcing automated services is great when you’re just starting out and you need to keep your expenses down without losing productivity. However, sometimes it’s nice to have a little helper right there in the office with you. Dr. Cynthia Breazeal of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has come up with a whimsical solution for those who need a hands-on assistant.

There’s a New PA in Town

Dr. Breazeal is an associate professor, founder and director of the Personal Robotics lab at the MIT Media Lab, and she’s created a robotic assistant named Jibo who can blend in as part of the family or as an invaluable resource in the office. At just under a foot tall and weighing in at six pounds, Jibo is small enough to sit on a desktop or table, and it will be ready to hit the market by the end of this year.

Dr. Breazeal describes Jibo as the ultimate mobile device; it’s able to respond verbally to commands and develop an intuitive knowledge of the people it interacts with, including the ability to learn who people are via face and voice recognition technology. Other capabilities include:

– taking photos, video and audio recordings
– storing memos and providing reminders
– connecting to and controlling interior lighting and security systems

The creator considers Jibo as the next logical step: a bridge between smart phones and computers that can interact spontaneously and in a more meaningful way. As this technology progresses, personal robots will become fully integrated with all of your automated systems in the home or office.

Whether you’re interested in virtual office help or you really want to get futuristic and get an automated PA who interacts with you, you can be sure that technological advances will continue to evolve in a way that leaves you with more time for business building and leisure activities without sacrificing productivity.

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Urban Armor Gear iPad Pro Cases


Urban Armor gear iPad Pro cases ($80) combine light-weight materials in a rugged, low-profile design to provide maximum protection for your iPad Pro. Utilizing a tough yet durable exterior they call FrogSkin, the iPad Pro case ensures your case won’t slip out of your hand in daily use. Oversized ports, tactile buttons, and full compatibility with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard provide maximum usability on your next adventure. Protect your iPad Pro with UAG.


– Impact-resistant soft core & Frogskin exterior non-slip grip
– Aluminum stand with 5 angular positions and portrait viewing mode
– Un-compromised audio and access to touch screen, buttons and ports
– Built-in Apple Pencil holder
– Compatible with Apple Smart Keyboard
– Meets military drop-test standards

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 4GB USB Flash Drive


Trust BB-8 to keep all your inside information for the cause in his handy USB Flash Drive with sculptured casing inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With 4GB of digital storage, it’s sure to help keep the rebellion rolling.



– 4GB USB Flash Drive
– Sculptured casing
– Twist BB-8’s ”head” to extend and retract USB connector
– Inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens

You can purchase the BB-8 4GB USB Flash Drive for $24.95 at the Disney Store.



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JBL Xtreme Splashproof Portable Speaker


The JBL Xtreme ($300) is the ultimate portable Bluetooth speaker that effortlessly delivers earth-shaking, powerful stereo sound by incorporating four active transducers and two visible JBL Bass Radiators.


Packing a massive rechargeable 10,000mAh Li-ion battery that supports up to 15 hours of playtime and dual USB charge out, this speaker easily keeps your music and your devices going for as long as you need them to.


You can trust JBL Xtreme to bring the excitement wherever you need it – whether indoors or outdoors, poolside party or backyard barbeque – with its splashproof fabric design that’s available in black, blue, or red. It also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for clear conference calls, and JBL Connect that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.

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