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Google unveils tools that track and secure your online life

Google unveils tools that track and secure your online life

Used to be identity theft only revolved around cards and social security numbers, but these days our virtual identities are just as important and even more vulnerable. With the enermous power that it wields over our Internet lives, Google is in the prime position to help mitigate the effects or sometimes even prevent incidents from happening in the first place. That is why it is releasing two new security tools that will let users check up on their online activity and, if necessary, batten down the hatches.

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Ryobi Phone Works combines your smartphone and power tools

Ryobi Phone Works combines your smartphone and power tools

Your DIY home repairs don't have to be archaic, at least as far as Ryobi is concerned. The power tools manufacturer has released a new line of "smart" power tools designed to work with your smartphone and a related app, which when combined give the tools additional functionality they wouldn't have on their own. This allows the tools themselves to be priced cheaper than they would if each provided the extra tech as integrated features, and gives you an excuse to pull out your phone while working.

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gTool PanelPress torture chamber wants to fix bent iPhones

gTool PanelPress torture chamber wants to fix bent iPhones

You are probably tired of the endless debates, videos, proofs, arguments, and counter arguments about the bendable properties of the iPhone 6 Plus, and perhaps other smartphones as well. But no amount of talking will actually fix those already bent devices and you are just unlikely to get an open admission from manufacturers as you are to get answers from a wall. One company, however, has rolled up its sleeves to offer a fix in the form of the gTool PanelPress.

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Gerber’s new Steady multitool has a tabletop tripod inside

Gerber’s new Steady multitool has a tabletop tripod inside

I have seen a bunch of Gerber multitools over the years and I have even owned a few of them. I tend to lose them though. Everyone has a digital camera today and a bunch of people carry those little digital cams with them everywhere and a tripod would come in handy in many instances. The Gerber multitool has a new feature in some of the latest versions.

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Gedore adjustable wrench can be used as a hammer too

Gedore adjustable wrench can be used as a hammer too

I think that most of us will admit that we have used things that were never meant to be a hammer to driving small nails. I know the last time we moved years back I couldn't find my hammer for anything and some pictures had to be hung on the way right then according to the wife. I ended up washing nails into the wall with a dress shoe heel and then resorted to using my adjustable wrench. Whacking too many nails with an adjustable wrench will eventually break your tool.

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Bounty Hunter Karabiner Doubles as Knife and Key Ring

Bounty Hunter Karabiner Doubles as Knife and Key Ring

Nothing makes a statement like having a key ring that is bigger than the keys. Well the Karabiner from Bounty Hunter does one better, it comes with its own knife. Always looking for manly gadgets, this one got our attention. Not all gadgets can be useful and potentially dangerous at the same time. This one has the best of both worlds. The Karabiner’s knife is in its back, or rather inside the metal body.

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Drill powered pencil sharpener!

Drill powered pencil sharpener!

For many people out there power tools are just another form of gadgetry. We buy tools we don’t need because they are awesome and you never know when you might need to cut, drill, or route something. Plus they look really cool hanging on pegboard in the garage.

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Ben Heck reworks his portable workbench

Ben Heck reworks his portable workbench

I'm not the sort that is organized enough to have a portable workbench or even a stationary workbench. I have a bunch of tools crammed in various drawers and bags so it takes about twice as long to do something just because I can’t find my stuff. Modder Ben Heck is the organized type and he has constructed a new portable workbench for the latest episode of his show.

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