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Featured Gadgets

Best 55-inch LED TV Right Now?

I’ve been personally been looking for the largest LED TV size I can afford under $1,500 but with the latest features such as web access.   Well, there’s a slew of great 46″ LED TVs out there for about $1,000-1200 range but the problem them is that they come with too many features such as 3D, which I would gladly wait couple years before upgrading as I am still currently on my 46″ DLP TV I bought back in 2004 for $2,300.  I would rather sacrifice the 3D features I don’t need and get a larger 55″ LCD TV.  Lo and behold I found a great 55″ L

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DSLR Hack – How to Make a Long-Range DIY DSLR Video Trigger!

DSLR videography has literally exploded in the last couple years and I am a huge fan (you can read up on my DSLR videography recommendations here); here’s a great hack that can let you trigger video on your Canon DSLR by hacking the IR controller with Arduino so you can turn the video on/off from up to 150-300 feet range.

I had a problem that I needed to solve:

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Canon 24-105mm Zoom Test with Snails!

This morning I noticed these snails perfectly in the right spot, I HAD to take a video with the Canon 28-105mm lens zoomed in all the way at 105mm to show you.

You can read up on my Canon 24-105mm review and also my recommendations on those who want to start out in DSLR Videography.

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KingMax – World’s First 64GB MicroSD Card!

Many of you probably have been waiting for the next big storage microSD cards for your smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, and whatnot.

Well, the big wait is over, KingMax has just announced the world’s first 64GB microSD card!  It’s only Class 6, meaning your transfer speeds are not going to be super-fast (like how I like it) but this only means more microSD cards on its way from other companies like SanDisk and Kingston plus faster speeds eventually. (Also read up on the fastest micro

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How to Make a Low-Cost DIY Eye-Movement Detector!

Need to add eye-movement detector for your next project?   Check out what Luis Cruz (a senior in high school) did, a low-cost DIY eye-movement detector. This is amazing, not only that he was able to do it for low cost but this kid is simply GENIUS!

The human eye is polarized, with the front of the eye being positive and the back of the eye being negative. This is caused by a concentration of negatively charged nerves in the retina on the back of the eye. As the eye moves the negative pole moves relative to the face

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Viewsonic G Hack – How to Install GPS on your Viewsonic G!

Do you have a Viewsonic G Android tablet?  If you do, you probably are saddened by the fact that it doesn’t have GPS on it, meaning you can’t pinpoint your location precisely with 30 feet (cellular location should work though).

If you absolutely need GPS on your Viewsonic G tablet without adding a bulky GPS unit on it, the Viewsonic G tablet actually comes with a slot for GPS, you just need to find the parts and solder it yourself.  You can read up all the full p

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DIY Magnet Eddy Current Simulator Makes You Want to Poop in Your Pants!

Here’s the most amazing, DIY magnet machine you will see in a long time, this device simulates Eddy Current using toy magnets.  The author built it for his father-in-law’s birthday, I think he should start selling DIY kits so every else can build one.  This is much better than those useless machines we’ve seen for she

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DIY Creepy Box!

Here’s a really funky project Jeremy Cook invented from scrap parts incluing his old RC car.  The result?  Really creepy box that sorta comes alive.  Muhahahahaha.

This reminds me of the World’s Most Useless Machine, only a bit more creepier.

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Pantech Vega No.5 Android Tabletphone Does 1.5Ghz Dual-Core and Whupass!

Back in 2003 after I graduated from college, Pantech was a small company in South Korea that developed smartphones for the Korean market.  I actually had  a job offer from there but refused because their headquarters is located far away from Seoul city since I am a city-slicker.

Anyways, Pantech has been slowly growing over the years it seems they’ve just launched the new Pantech Vega No. 5 with dual-core 1.5Ghz processor.  This is exciting as it means there’s going to be slew of other smartphones with a similar processor coming out later this year.

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DIY LED World Control Panel Kim Jong Il Would Want!

Want to dominate the world?  Check out this nifty DIY World Control panel that lets you control the world(sorta) with its special buttons.

This could be great toy for your growing-up James Bond and communist toddlers.

My son Harlan and his friend love to play “agents” and he asked me if we coud build “a panel that has a bunch of switches that turn on some random lights”. We worked on it for about 3 weeks, and this is what we came up with.

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