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5 Weird Gift Ideas: From odd to excellent

5 Weird Gift Ideas: From odd to excellent

Today we're taking a peek at a short list of some strange or otherwise offbeat gifts. These gifts can be given at any time of the year, really, and they're not necessarily aimed at any one sort of person. Today's gift list is all about approaching the person who has everything - but would still appreciate something they've never seen before. These are a few of the things I've found most awesome (and odd) in the past few weeks and months).

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Facebook Dating is here, but it’s not for you (yet)

Facebook Dating is here, but it’s not for you (yet)

Back in May, Facebook made an interesting announcement that wasn't entirely unexpected: it wanted to break into the dating space. Today, a few months after that first reveal, Facebook Dating is rolling out to a select number of users as part of an early test. Assuming this test goes well, it may not be long before Facebook Dating goes live for all 2.2 billion Facebook users.

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Rocketbook Everlast Review: Tomorrow’s Paper Today

Rocketbook Everlast Review: Tomorrow’s Paper Today

A paper notebook review on a site about gadgets and living the digital lifestyle? Even with the prevalence of smartphones, the Internet, and computers in general, there is a growing “counter-culture” that advocates the benefits of paper or, at the very least, writing things by hand. Rather than take one side to the detriment of the other, the folks at Rocketbook got their heads together to develop solutions, not compromises, that bridge the analog and digital in ways you may never have thought of before. Besides, the Rocketbook Everlast paper isn’t really paper anyway.

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MIRROR brings a gym to your home through a looking glass

MIRROR brings a gym to your home through a looking glass

We’ve seen not a few smart mirrors around the Internet lately. Some of them, like Samsung’s Mirror Display, are designed for business customers. Many come as DIY projects for the brave of heart. Few, however, were made for consumers and even fewer are designed to keep you healthy. A new startup named MIRROR is aiming to change that with its eponymous first product, a one-way smart mirror that takes away any excuse not to go to the gym by bringing the gym to you instead.

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Why Amazon’s $1 trillion valuation matters

Why Amazon’s $1 trillion valuation matters

Amazon is now the second public US company to hit $1 trillion market cap in history. The first was Apple, who hit the same landmark just this August. This isn't likely a moment that'll change the way Amazon operates - just the way they're viewed in the history of our consumer-centric world. Alexa's in your living room and an iPhone is in your pocket.

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Fortnite plus iPhone XS, a release date in heaven

Fortnite plus iPhone XS, a release date in heaven

Imagine the mad rush to the lower-cost iPhone (of the several coming this year) if Epic Games's Fortnite was involved. Take, for example, the way Samsung released their Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With Epic Games onboard, Samsung was able to promote a near-$1k smartphone (and a new tablet) with a mere set of in-game rewards. All they had to take the time to do was design and release a new Fortnite skin.

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LEGO Minifigures turn 40: Here’s their original patent (and some prototypes, too)

LEGO Minifigures turn 40: Here’s their original patent (and some prototypes, too)

LEGO bricks are far older than their epitomous Minifigure friends, and today, 40 years after the first Minifigure was born, we're having a peek at the first patent. The patent comes after the first Minifigure, but it shows a sort of figure that's already evolved beyond the original release. LEGO celebrates the birth of the Minifigure in the release of the original "LEGO building figure," a terrifyingly odd creature born in 1974. It wasn't until 1978 until the form of the true Minifigure came to fruition.

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Kanye’s YEEZY sneakers sign-up just went online

Kanye’s YEEZY sneakers sign-up just went online

Release of Kanye's latest (re-release) shoes was revealed by Adidas and West himself this morning. This was touted by Adidas and West as the "largest ever" release of the YEEZY BOOST shoe, coming with a look and a build almost identical (if not entirely identical) to the same shoe released in a limited fashion in April of 2017. The story is that Kanye always wanted as many people as possible to own his shoes, and that now he's going to make that a reality.

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Mission Workshop The Spec sleeve keeps your laptop safe and comfy

Mission Workshop The Spec sleeve keeps your laptop safe and comfy

Many modern workers, especially the so-called "knowledge workers", carry around a PC laptop or MacBook with them every day. Few probably consider how they’re carrying those in their bags until it’s too late. While there is no shortage of laptop bags, cases, and sleeves in the market, few can boast of being exquisitely designed in addition to being protective. One of those few is The Spec from Mission Workshop, created to fit inside most of the company’s beautiful yet rugged bags or even by its lonesome self.

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160m year old coral algae symbiosis is being killed by this sunscreen

160m year old coral algae symbiosis is being killed by this sunscreen

It would seem that the symbiotic relationship between coral and algae is 100 million years older than previously believed. That's what's said by a bit of new research published this week in the scientific publication Current Biology. This is the same relationship - and creatures - destroyed by a couple of popular sorts of sunscreen effectively banned in Hawaii just this year.

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Boundary Errant Pack modular bag has space for everything

Boundary Errant Pack modular bag has space for everything

The affordability and portability of the latest breed of professional equipment and devices have ironically resulted in making us carry more things with us all the time. That, in turn, has often resulted in the purchase of specialized bags and packs that, unfortunately, can’t be used for other purposes or situations. That’s what Boundary’s new Errant Pack tries to solve. Not only does its modular design mean there’s a space for everything, it also means that it can be a bag for everyone and for every use case as well.

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Molecule Mattress Review: Tech for Health

Molecule Mattress Review: Tech for Health

We are surrounded by technology throughout our waking hours. In fact, some of them, through devious intention or accidental side effect, seem to be designed to keep us awake. There has been a recent surge of interest in technologies that will help us stay fit but, again, they put more emphasis on being active and awake.

Very few focus on taking advantage of science and technology to give our bodies the boost they need during sleeping hours. One of those few is Molecule, a new startup that is breaking into the mattress market with a Mattress that will help you keep your cool and keep you sleeping soundly.

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