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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Neatmo Weather Station

Neatmo Weather Station

If you want a better handle on the indoor conditions of your home, peep our next 2013 Holiday Gift Guide entry, the Neatmo Urban Weather Station. So, just how much damage did you do to your family's lungs with that batch of really burnt holiday cookies? The Neatmo weather station doesn't just assess the temperature outside your home, it also measures indoor air quality, humidity, and carbon dioxide level. A mobile app lets you monitor your house remotely and get alerts when something is amiss. Knowledge is power.

You can pick up the Neatmo Urban Weather Station now from Amazon for $179.

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Hi-Reflective Umbrella keeps you safe in dark storms

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Hi-Reflective Umbrella

Walking around in the rain under an umbrella may seem pretty romantic, but getting hit by a motor vehicle while placing your sport coat over a puddle for your lady isn't. How can you avoid such an unfortunate mishap? You can start with the Hi-Reflective Umbrella. In bright hours, it serves as a dark gray mild-mannered umbrella, but when darkness falls, you get what is essentially a blinding spotlight-esque circle that shouts out "Don't hit me!" to the motorists of the world.

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Yahoo! Weather for iPhone quick review

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Weather, Reviews, Free Apps,

Yahoo! Weather

Yahoo! Weather was released this morning for iOS, and we've gotta say, it's gorgeous. The company has brilliantly tapped it's Flickr community for imagery that's used in the app, along with nice, lightweight typography.

The app pulls in your location after you give it permission to do so, and combining that with the time and weather conditions, it will then select images to show in the background of your location that nearly match all those parameters. If it is nighttime and snowy, you'll likely get an image of a place somewhere near you taken in similar conditions. Pull up on the display, and you get an hourly forecast for the day, as well as a five-day forecast, and other details like wind level, humidity, visibility, weather map, and even sunrise/sunset details. It all looks really good.

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Emma Thompson thanks the rain for her great skin

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty,

Emma Thompson water

Emma Thompson credits “rain” with her youthful appearance. The ‘Last Chance Harvey’ actress - who turned 50 last May - says she finds the wet weather in Scotland has unexpected benefits for her skin. When asked her secret to looking young, Emma said:  “I think Scotland’s got a lot to do with it, I spend a lot of time up there and it rains a lot, which is good for the complexion.”

The British star also insists on finding the time to exercise wherever she is, regardless of the facilities. She explained: “I make sure I take regular exercise, I do anything I can lay my hands on, if I can’t go to a gym like last weekend, I just put on my iPod and my trainers and trot around in the garden, whatever I’ve got time for I’ll do.” However, Emma admits it takes work and discipline to stay in shape and would love to be able to have no restrictions on her diet. She added: “If I had a super power I’d like to be able to eat and eat whatever I wanted without getting fat.”


Nokia Ovi App Store to Open Soon

OviNokia’s Ovi (Finnish for “door”) App Store will soon be open. Niklas Savander, the company’s EVP of services, claims that it will have a catalog with 20,000 items. The site can be accessed either in a preloaded N97 or downloaded onto Nokia products. Short videos, “mobisodes,” and other media and entertainment files can be found in several languages. A custom-built recommendation engine and GPS app will also be available.

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FlightTrack Pro GPS for Travelers

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Travel, $9.99,

Flight Track ProTripIt and FlightTrack Pro have teamed for this handy app for travelers. Forward a travel confirmation to the site and they send a master itinerary with maps, city guides and weather guides. It will also provide flight status updates, live tracker maps with weather updates and can track flights of other family members or coworkers. After the $9.99 initial download, future upgrades are free.

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Global Cooling

Posted by Sal Traina Categories: Editorials, Taxes,

Global Warming

Why do people believe politicians when they talk about things other than politics? Why are the only scientists that say the earth is warming, the only ones getting government grants? I wish people would realize that this “Global Warming” is nothing more than a scam to collect more taxes.

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Elecont Weather Software

Elecont Weather SoftwareElecont has released an update for their Weather software. Available in both a Smartphone and Windows Mobile Pocket PC platform, it gives you a 10 day, worldwide forecast as well as hour-by-hour. Added to that are severe weather alert watches and warnings in case of extreme conditions or natural disasters. You can download a free trial and if you want to keep it, Elecont is offering a 30% discount for a price of only $9.95 until December 7.

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Oregon Weather Light Rocket Clock

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science,

Oregon Weather Clock

Want to know what the weather will be like when you get up in the morning without listening to a real human? The Oregon Weather Light Clock has 3 illuminated icons to give you a reading of sunny, cloudy, and rainy. Wave your hand and you get both Atomic time and in and outdoor temperatures. Set it on auto-toggle display and it will do just that. With LED backlighting, the rocket clock can be set for 12 or 24 hour time with either Celsius or Fahrenheit measurement. It comes with outdoor sensor and is available for £49.99 (~$100.00.)

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SnoMotes Don’t Mind the Cold

SnoMoteResearchers from Georgia Tech and Penn State have been working on 3 autonomous bots for cold locales such as Greenland and Antarctica. SnoMotes, funded by NASA, use cameras and sensors to navigate.The idea of the design actually came from a child’s snowmobile kit.The robots are sent to certain locations from base camps, then collect data for their handler. The scientist can then reassign location if necessary. Eventually the team is hoping that the prototype will have a full range of sensors. The Snomotes will be field tested in Alaska and on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry next month.

Read More | Georgia Tech

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