News and Reviews for Monday August 18th 2014

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Yeah, news, whatever…  I’m not happy, Google stripped one of my sites of all it’s ranking. 99.9999% of all the links are nofollow, but yet Google doesn’t think that’s enough.. The world of search engines and sites should not be monopolized by Google. What gets me though is that Google doesn’t tell you anything, so you just have to guess as to what you think they might be thinking and hope for the best. If you’re going to make a set of rules, you need to share them with people so they know what the rules are. At least that’s what I think, but I don’t matter..

 

Weekly Steam Game Giveaway AirBuccaneers @ TestFreaks

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New giveaway this week for you..

 

Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/contest/weekly-steam-game-giveaway-airbuccaneers/

Quote: "So we’re back with another free game for you, this week I have an indie game that was Greenlit on Steam called AirBuccaneers. I have this game, but I haven’t played it yet honestly, I have a lot of games I haven’t played yet as I’m sure most people do with all those sales always going on.  I do plan to play it though as I like the premise of it, but read on to see what you need to do to win your own copy of it…"

StretchWrite Turns any Pen or Pencil into a Stylus

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Now I like this. I’ve got a few pens with stylus tip on the back of them but you have to buy new ink cartridges for them if you want to continue using them. The StretchWrite is a cover that fits over most any pen or pencil and turns it into a stylus, which I think is even better than the stylus/pen combos out there..

 

The new StretchWrite from Felix is a grip that adds a comfortable soft-feel to your favorite pen or pencil while transforming it into a high-grade stylus. StretchWrite’s patent pending design offers a thin, hollow point stylus tip for an enhanced digital experience while the silicone grip brings added comfort to your writing instrument.

“StretchWrite allows users to effortlessly switch from drawing in a sketch pad, to creating art on a tablet or tapping on their phone,” says Felix CEO, Chris Michaud. “We are so excited about this unique grip because it perfectly embodies what the Felix Brand is all about, a simple product that makes your day-to-day life a little easier.”

StretchWrite fits over most writing instruments and works with all touch sensitive screens. Simply pull the grip over a pen or pencil, insert the writing tip though the hole on the top end of the StretchWrite and enjoy an incredibly comfortable writing experience.

Each order includes a pair of StretchWrites in two different colors; red/gray or blue/pink. StretchWrite is currently available at FelixBrand.com for $9.99 per 2-pack.

Swann Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone Now Available

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I wouldn’t mind playing with one of these.. I love R/C stuff, especially helicopters, but I’ve never played with a drone type before and this one even has a camera.. The only thing is I don’t think I like the run time, charge for almost an hour and only get 8 minutes of flight time..

 

Swann Security, the global leader in security monitoring solutions, introduces the Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone, a RC helicopter with onboard color video camera. It’s the first product from the new Xtreem™ collection. Fly to new levels as the QuadForce uses the latest 2.4GHz frequency for a strong signal indoors or outdoors. The QuadForce is available at Fry’s stores nationwide for $89.99.

“We decided to change things up a bit by launching the new Xtreem™ range of remote-controlled toys,” says Jeremy Stewart, Vice President, Marketing of Swann. “Our team of driven, committed and creative engineers worked endlessly to design the QuadForce. It’s the perfect toy for anyone looking to graduate from a traditional RC helicopter to something more challenging.”

QuadForce is designed to fly in any direction with its 4-axis and lightweight yet durable construction. The Drone’s 2.4GHz frequency allows it to fly up to 330ft/ 100m for a unique 360-degree flying experience that makes a RC helicopter seem outdated.

Record videos from the sky with the onboard color video camera and store it to the Micro SD card located in the undercarriage. QuadForce allows you to record 720p HD color resolution videos or images to capture more details and great lighting ranges. You can easily transfer the AVI (MJPEG) videos or JPEG images and share your favorites on different websites such as YouTube & Vimeo.

To get started simply add 4 alkaline AA batteries to the remote control and charge the chopper using the USB cable, which is included. After 50 minutes, let your imagination soar in any direction with 8 minutes aerial flying time per charge.

http://www.swann.com/us/xctoy-qvdron

It’s a Tiny Snake

So I found this in my yard, actually my son did, but I had to check him out, he or she is just a tiny baby. I’ve never seen one this small before, I’ve seen them small but never this small.. I’m guessing it’s a milk snake.. So small but still rather feisty…

 

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