Jeff Goldblum Pitching The GE Link Connected LED Lighting Is Spectacular. [Video]


YouTube: Enhance Your Lighting – GE

Jeff Goldblum LED lighting commercial for GE LINK Connected LEDsJeff Goldblum needs to be the face of smart LED lighting. The GE Link 60-watt equivalent is available for sale at Home Depot and is priced at $14.97… which is less than the amount Terry Quattro tips the guy who tips the guy. [TWBE]


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Kittyo Cat Spy-Cam Treat Feeder Is Exactly What Your Cat Didn’t Need. [Video]

Kittyo cat cam and treat dispenserHow’s this for a slogan: Kittyo – The tech device that you and your cat don’t need. The Kittyo has met its funding goal on Kickstarter so this product, that no cat would ever be interested in, is going to be a reality.

Hooray for crowd funding and hooray for ‘kick-me-in-the-nuts’ dumbass products that shouldn’t be. [G]


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The Weather Forecast For Beijing China Calls For Blue Skies And Sunshine…

Blue skies over Beijing China on a video monitor.

…on the big video screen. [imgur]

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Now On Sale At Best Buy – Useless Plastic Box 1.2

Useless plastic box 1.2 for sale at Best Buy.

The “Useless Plastic Box 1.2” from Plastic Jesus is just “another gadget you don’t really need, will not work once you get it home, will be replaced by a new model in 4 weeks and has a battery life too short to be of use.” Hilarious! [Laughing Squid]

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Brick And Mortar 2.0: Austrailian Retail Store Charges $5 To Look. Deducts It From What You Buy.

Just looking fee sign in Celiac Supplies' storefront window.Online shopping has a new enemy and it’s not an internet sales tax. The window sign above was created by the owner of Celiac Supplies, Georgina, and it’s in response to the “showrooming” and the “just looking” shoppers that visit her store and purchase from her competitors. From Georgina [Adelaide Now]:

“I’ve had a gut full of working and not getting paid. I can tell straight away who are the rat bags who are going to come in here and pick my brain and disappear.”

I get her frustration but it sounds like a little people repellant might be chasing the customers away too.

Moving to retail vs online: is showrooming and purchasing online more Jubbling? Can ‘sort of’ be our answer? [Adelaide Now via Laughing Squid]


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Superheadz’s Sun & Cloud Solar And Hand-Cranked Powered Digital Camera.

Sun & Cloud Self-Generating Digital CameraSuperheadz’s $200 Sun & Cloud 3 megapixel solar and hand-cranked powered digital camera has unfortunate written all over it. Here’s a description from Gizmodo:

“As its namesake implies, what really sets the Sun & Cloud digital camera apart from its competition is the inclusion of a solar panel on top, and a retractable generator crank on the side. So with a lot of sunlight and/or elbow grease, you can perpetually keep its battery charged. Besides a microSD memory card slot and 15 built-in digital filters, the camera unfortunately mostly disappoints with its limited photo resolution and basic 640×480 video capabilities.”

So the first unfortunate is the Sun & Cloud’s $200 price tag, the second unfortunate is its limited resolution and the last unfortunate is the manufacturer’s questionable nameSuperheadz?

Etón FR160B Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone ChargerA better option might be to use the higher-resolution camera on your current mobile phone and keep it juiced via solar power or hand-cranking with a $30 Etón FR160B Microlink with AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, Flashlight and USB charging port. [Gizmodo]

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