‘Bring Your Pet to Work Day’ backfires at Klick Health

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You just wonder if it was a really good idea. In just over two minutes you get to see over 30 animals and exotic insects take over the offices when all hell breaks loose over at Toronto-based, Klick Health in a twisted take on “Bring Your Pet to Work Day.”

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Happy 50th Birthday, Cassette

casettebirthday_v2-lrgIt’s hard to believe that the cassette tape is celebrating its golden anniversary this month. That’s 50 years of fast-forwarding, rewinding, starting, stopping and flipping over to play side two – if your compact cassette player didn’t have an auto reverse function. All was wonderful, until one day you would cringe at hearing the crunching sound of the magnetically encoded tape as little gremlins chewed it up in your in-dash cassette player.

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3D printed bow-tie protects you from space invaders

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With your positively overwhelming response to our 3D car printing post, we thought you might like another 3D story. While this one might not be as grandiose as printing a car, it’s creatively entertaining nonetheless.  This time it’s a bowtie. Not any bowtie, but a 3D printed one that’s designed to alert a person you might be talking to with a series of flashing LEDs that they have come just too close for comfort for a little too long.

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New Zealand man printing full-scale car using desktop 3D printer

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I’ve heard of 3D printers being used to create tiny little plastic replacement parts for cars, but Auckland New Zealand’s Ivan Sentch has something on a much grander scale in mind. He’s got his sites set on 3D-printing a full-scale car and planning on doing it with a desktop 3D printer.

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Turn your empties into a USB LED bottle lamp

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You could toss that empty 750mL rum bottle into the trash, return it to the depot and get your quarter back or you could really be environmentally friendly and turn it into a funky little USB desk lamp. This can easily be made possible with the Satechi Touch USB LED Bottle Lamp.

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Stash waterproof pocket shorts keeps cellphones dry

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We like to take our cell phones everywhere we go, but what happens when we go to places like the beach? We can’t take them into the water and we’re likely uncomfortable to leave them behind unattended. So Salt Lake City based Stash Incorporated has come up with a brilliant idea to create waterproof pocket shorts.

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Check out Extreme Toshiba field testing with Matt and Jamie

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I always get a kick out of extreme anything – whether it is extreme sports, extreme makeovers or extreme ridiculousness. Of course being the gadget guy, when I came across Toshiba’s extreme attempt at this genre, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Furthermore, I thought something light to follow the last day of tax season would release a little stress that some of us may have had.

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Marvel Comics servers jammed offering 700+ free #1 issues

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If you’re a fan of comics, then you’ll be excited to know that for a very limited time, Marvel Comics in an unprecedented reader initiative is making available over 700 of their #1 issues free for download without any cost or obligation. But you’d better hurry it’s only for a a very short while and Marvel’s servers are already jammed up.

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Vertu luxury smartphone will set you back a cool $10K

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I guess timing is everything. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, or so it appears, UK-based Vertu, the maker of designer and luxury smartphones has unveiled the Vertu Ti, an Android-based smartphone with a starting price tag that might make you shake your head. Now it’s not diamond encrusted that costs almost as much as a house, but it could set you back almost as much as a stripped-down entry-level compact car.

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My 2012 top 3 YouTube memorable music moments

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Ever since my first exposure to The Beatles TV Series (the cartoons), at the age of five, I have been a huge music fan. And if you look back, there are those musical moments that become ingrained in your mind. As we get older, the details often begin to fade. Sometimes, we’re lucky. Maybe we’ve recorded that moment; maybe we have it on DVD, or 8MM film. But more often than not, the analog version of those bits and bytes or fragments thereof, are just there in our minds. Thank goodness for YouTube!

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