Archive | March, 2013

BikeSpike Bicycle Tracker – Monitor Your Bike’s Activities

21 Mar

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A new GPS device for bike owners has just launched on Kickstarter, called The BikeSpike. If you’ve ever had your bicycle stolen, you’re…

Justin Ishley‘s insight:

A new GPS device for bike owners has just launched on Kickstarter, called The BikeSpike. bikespikes - bicycle trackerIf you’ve ever had your bicycle stolen, you’re probably familiar with the frustration of losing your two-wheeled mode of transport. A Chicago- based startup is addressing that pain point with a gadget that alerts your smartphone when your bike is tampered with and makes it easy to notify the police.

BikeSpike Features

What does BikeSpike do?

  • Monitor your bike’s location on a map using your phone or computer.
  • Grant temporary access to local law enforcement, helping increase the chances of recovery.
  • Digitally “lock” your bike and receive a notification if your bike moves from it’s geo-fenced location or if someone even tampers with it.
  • Collision detection system can alert key members of your contact list and share the location of an accident.Share your stats (distance, speed, and courses…) with friends, coaches and spectators.
  • Monitor your children and get notified if they ride out of their safe zone.
  • Open API allows developers to create gaming and fitness apps that you can download and use with the device or use the data created from the BikeSpike to integrate with the existing apps you already love.
  • Export a GPX file.PLUS, with the Hacker Pack, you can connect it to a motorcycle or other on- board batteries for a continual charge.


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LovePalz: The Real-Time Virtual Sex Gadget For Long-Distance Couples

20 Mar

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LovePalz

LovePalz, the virtual sex gadget designed for long-distance couples, has finally set a launch date for both its products and Web-based control center.

Justin Ishley‘s insight:

LovePalz, the virtual sex gadget designed for long-distance couples, has finally set a launch date for both its products and Web-based control center. On March 29, you can get your hands (and other parts) on Hera and Zeus, the two devices designed by Taipei-based company Winzz.

The titillating wireless gadget has been generating buzz since announcing pre-orders in September. Winzz says that they received over 5,000 pre-orders within two months, back when the LovePalz set of two devices was available for $94.95 each. Now that the pre-order special has ended, each piece, called the Hera and the Zeus, is available separately for $189. Despite the higher price, Winzz reports that they have sold 1,800 items since February 28.

Lovers can control their LovePalz devices during a cybersex session by using the LovePalz Web site, which also has a mobile version. A spokeswoman told me that the company is still working on launching a LovePalz iOS app, but progress has been delayed because of the App Store’s restrictions on selling adult-themed content.

The Hera resembles a dildo, while the Zeus is like a sleeker, high-tech version of the infamous Fleshlight. (The names are interesting because although ancient Greek deities/husband-and-wife Zeus and Hera were often separated by long distances, that’s because Zeus was off having sex with everyone in the universe besides Hera).

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Why Google redirects Picasa Web Albums to G+ Photos and How to stop it?

6 Mar

Everyone knowPicasa Web Album pic how hard Google is promoting its social networking website Google Plus (G+). Now Google is redirecting http://picasaweb.google.com to Google Plus photos instead of your Picasa albums. Google has already replaced Picasa Web with Google Plus Photos in Google navigation bar in 2011.

Google Navigation Bar pic

How to stop Picasa Links from redirecting to G+ Photos

If you don’t want to redirect to Google Plus photos from your Picasa Album then just type this URL https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1 in your browser address bar. This URL lets you to use the Picasa link http://picasaweb.google.com  and doesn’t redirect you to Google Plus photos.