Pet cams are a convenient way to make sure your fur babies are safe (and staying out of mischief) while you’re not home. Check out our roundup of best pet cams that not only entertain and calm your pet down, but give you peace of mind.
Thanks to our ever present smartphones it’s easier than ever to snap tons of photos. But what about those times when you want to print one out though? We’ve tracked down some of the best ultra portable photo printers out there so you can snap and print on the go.
In case you’re unfamiliar with inventor and vlogger Colin Furze, you should know this isn’t exactly out of the ordinary for him. Furze has built a name for himself building outlandish and entirely unpractical creations like, for example, a full-size TIE fighter. Compared to those creations, an Alexa-powered flamethrower is relatively tame.
The custom-built flamethrower–which, in a fit of irony, includes parts from a fire extinguisher–connects to Alexa via some Arduino-compatible circuitry. If you’re into the nitty gritty of how it’s made, you can check out this video for a guide on how the Alexa software and connection works. But we all know you really came here to see some fire.
Colin set the flamethrower to respond to commands like “Give me fire” and “Give me fire now” because when you need fire, it’s very important you get it in a timely fashion. Of course, unless you are Colin Furze (or maybe a Mythbuster), hooking up Alexa to a custom-built flamethrower is not a very good idea. But it’s nice to know we live in a future where it’s possible.
According to Facebook’s vice president of messaging product David Marcus, the Facebook Messenger app is “too cluttered.” We agree. Over the course of 2018, Marcus plans to “invest in massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger.” In the spirit of cooperation, we would like to suggest a list of unnecessary features that could be cut from Messenger.
A quick note: There is nothing new under the sun. Naturally, our definition of “original” is going to have to be a little bit flexible. We’ll include some movies that are adaptations of real events, novels, or independent graphic novels, but we won’t include anything that’s already been adapted into a movie before—like 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express which was a great adaptation even if it wasn’t terribly new—or movies that are a continuation of an existing franchise like Marvel movies. Some of these films obviously received a lot of attention, but many flew far under the radar.
Google makes its living off of ads, so it makes sense the company doesn’t like what people think of ads on the internet (which is to say, we hate them). To combat annoying ads—and leave its own peacefully intact—Google is adding an ad blocker to Chrome today.