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Good news Comcast customers. You can now enjoy the fruits of Mesh WiFi Routing.

What is mesh? It’s the new way to connect to the Web in your home. That’s a gross simplification. A better explanation is instead of one router, you in effect have multiple routers through out your home, that all talk to one and other, allowing for better connectivity, less lag and down time. It’s great if you have a big home. It also works well in medium size homes. But it’s not really needed in small apartments, especially those those that are one floor.

The “pods” come from a partnership with Plume and they’re called “xFi Pods”. You can get three of them for $120 and six for $200.

In order to get the Pods and use them, you’ll need to be running one of the newer Xfinity home “Gateway” routers, though most customers seem to have them according to Comcast (15 million of 26 million to be more exact).

The setup is supposed to be dead simple. Just plug it in and you should have better internet..connectivity. That’s of course an assumption and more marketing speak. You can be a judge for yourself by ordering one and letting us know.

That said, there are variety of options on the marketing you can choose from.

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If you’re thinking about buying a hoverboard for the first time or if you are new to these personal transports and are unsure what to buy, don’t worry, Gadget Review has done the research for you. It can be hard sorting through all of the specs and features, but we have boiled it down to the top 3 models to buy.

#1 hoverboard for 2018 – Swagtron T1 The SWAGTRON T1 is a great hoverboard, delivering the best value of all the models on the market today.

Positives

  • Charges in just 1 hour
  • The maximum range is 7-12 miles
  • Top speed of 8 MPH

Negatives

  • Lack of both Bluetooth and GPS
  • No accompanying mobile app
  • Body scratches easily

The Swagtron T1 just gives you the features you want at a great price. The 1 hour charging, and 8 MPH top speed will please just about everyone. It has a good range of 7-12 miles with a 3-hour battery life as well. Other features include a SentriShield battery pack that prevents overheating and 2 learning modes. This model just nails all of the basics very well.

#2 hoverboard for 2018 – Epikgo Self-Balancing Hoverboard The EPIKGO Self Balancing hoverboard is an all around excellent option, thanks to rugged wheels,...
Why is Calcium Important for Dogs?

Calcium is an essential mineral for dogs and humans alike. It’s responsible for conducting electrical impulses, sending signals, contracting muscles (especially the heart), not to mention keeping those teeth and bones strong.

When dog’s don’t get enough calcium they can suffer the same consequences as us – they need ultimate pet nutrition. Notably the condition rickets (where bones become soft and fragile), muscle twitching, restlessness, stiffness, lethargy, convulsions, and osteoporosis.1

Now, regular canned dog food should contain adequate amounts of calcium. However, like all processed foods, ingredients can also lose their nutritional goodness through processing.

The good news is that this essential mineral is found in so many natural foods. If you’re feeding your pup a raw diet it’s particularly crucial to know what those foods are.

A Note About Phosphorus

Your dog requires more calcium than phosphorus to maintain optimal health and ultimate pet nutrition. But popular foods like boneless meats (especially organ meats) are much higher in phosphorus than calcium.

Traditionally, wild dogs would eat an entire animal which would provide plenty of calcium from the bones of the creature. But today, dog’s aren’t necessarily getting enough bone.

So if you’re feeding your dog a raw diet, adding some bone meal or crushed eggshells can be of help to level up that calcium. 2 But we shall delve into that a little more below.

Calcium-Rich Foods That Dogs Can Eat 1....


Consistently brew a delicious cup of coffee with the Fellow Stagg X Pour-Over Coffee Set. Designed for all levels of coffee makers, the pour-over set makes it easy to brew single cups of coffee. The set comes with the Stagg X Dripper, Stagg Tasting Glass, and Stagg Paper Filters. The ratio aid guarantees the ideal amount of coffee every time.

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The first feature that attracts your attention to the Netgear Nighthawk X6 is its three distinct Wi-Fi bands with varying frequencies and speed limits. It has one 2.4GHZ (600MBPS) band and two 5GHZ (1300MBPS) bands installed within a single hardware architecture. You can configure them individually according to your specific gaming and video streaming needs. It supports Ethernet ports, Wi-Fi Antennas, and the USB 3.0/2.0 ports for the maximum performance and speed.

Application Range

The advanced gaming ranges you can play on the Nighthawk X6 are very vast. The router’s easy configuration lets you customize the settings to enable speed and zero lag playing experience. You can do it with the help of port forwarding or port triggering methods. They allow you to configure the gaming server visibility, multiple devices gaming, and the opening of incoming and outgoing ports. You may also use the router as a virtual server for connecting to the LAN and internet users for the multi-player games.

X-Box One Games

The first time you play the XBOX game on the Nighthawk X6, it amazes you with its speed and accuracy. The best way to play this version of the game is to hard wire the gaming console to the router’s Ethernet or the USB port. The initial loading time for the game could be more when the device’s hardware compatibility is relatively...


Stylishly organize your workspace with the Pavel Vetrov Olly Designer Writing Desk. The writing desk comes with a compact drawer that conveniently sits right in the middle. It opens and closes smoothly and without any noticeable sound thanks to a unique design system. Additionally, the table top provides ergonomic slots for your office supplies and stationary on either end.

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Get a deep sleep in the most natural way possible with the SleepBliss Deep Sleep Insomnia Relief Crystal Ball. SleepBliss is a 100% non-invasive sleep aid crystal ball that helps individuals achieve a natural deep sleep. Through the process of inducing deep sleep, SleepBliss has the power to relieve insomnia and sleeplessness completely. Besides, it’s suitable for shift workers, professional athletes, or anyone looking for a rejuvenating rest.

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Give time meaning with the What? Customizable Quotes Watch. Featuring innovative dot-matrix epaper display, the Quotes watch shows your favorite inspiring words when you want it to. To set up the watch, start by downloading the app on your phone and connecting your watch to your phone. You can then select quote categories from the quotes database in the app.

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Stylishly display information using just your phone with the Vestaboard Mechanical Split-Flap Display. The Vestaboard combines innovative internet technology with the classic design of a split-flap train board display. Using just your phone, you can get updates, send it messages, show patterns and colors and more. Likewise, you can use Vestaboard at home to display inspirational quotes and to do lists or use it at work to keep customers and team members in sync. Furthermore, you can easily control the Vestaboard from anywhere using the mobile apps on Android and iOS.

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Protect your home from digital intruders with the Fortigis Cybersecurity AI VPN Router. Offering security and privacy, this incredible router actually uses self-learning AI to keep your connection safe. With hackers smart enough to access everything from your smartphone to your gaming console to your smart thermostat, Fortigis offers a seamless level of protection unlike any other.

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I’ve had the opportunity to test out one of Vizio’s TVs for the last few months, the 65 inch D65-E0. I’ve come away impressed with it, both with the quality and the sharpness of the image. It’s a full 4K set, with small bezels and a small footprint. The blacks are black, the whites white, and it overall offers an experience I’d have trouble distinguishing from sets that cost considerably more.

VIZIO’s D-Series of HDTVs offer value-minded consumers a wide array of home entertainment options. Picture quality options on various models include HD, Full HD, and even 4K Ultra HD in select models in the 43” class size and above. Most D-Series’ models feature VIZIO’s Internet Apps Plus Smart TV platform for simple access to stream TV shows and movies from Netflix, iHeartRadio, and other popular apps. A handful of newer models have recently been introduced with VIZIO’s SmartCast platform—on 24, 43 and 50-inch models—which includes Chromecast built-in and on- screen. VIZIO’s D-Series also includes a built-in Digital TV tuner for those who utilize an off-air antenna to receive free, over-the- air broadcasts. The D-Series truly has something for everyone.

 

The D-Series collection starts with superior picture quality thanks to full-array LED backlighting, which provides advanced LED control for superior light uniformity and enhanced contrast when compared to edge-lit TVs. The series has p to 12 Active LED Zones® in the full-array LED models like the...


Upgrade your bedroom with the Sobro Smart Side Table. Designed to simplify and improve your life, this side table comes with an array of smart features. It features a built-in cooler drawer so you can quickly grab a cold drink in the middle of the night. Likewise, it has a locking storage drawer to keep your valuables close by. The table has a built-in wireless charger along with four USB ports and two outlets to charge all your devices.

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Stay safe while on your bike with the Corky Rearview Cycling Mirror. Attaching easily to your drop bars, this system helps you stay informed while keeping your eyes on the road. As the name suggests, simply cork your drop bars and open the cap to expose the mirror. Corky offers 360 degrees of rotation so you can view everything around you.

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Ever wanted to use your phone in the shower? How about your tablet? If you answered yes, you should probably reevaluate your dependence on technology. But there’s finally a solution to make your addiction a little more bearable.

What you see is what you get folks, there ain’t much for me to describe here. It’s a clear shower curtain, made of PVA, with pockets for you to stick your gadgets in. It even includes various pocket sizes to  allow you to use tablets or smartphones in a horizontal or vertical position.

In case you are wondering, by the look of it, the thing seems to have 17 pockets to store gadgets. Maybe it’s just me, but that seems a bit overkill, I think 12 or even 9 pockets would’ve been enough.

Unfortunately, It’s currently unavailable on Amazon, but that’s probably a blessing in disguise.

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Have you ever thought that regular knives get a little too boring? I mean, sure they’re sharp and all, but there’s not much to get excited about in the advancement of knives. Well, now you make your own knife out of pasta.

YouTuber and cutlery lover Kiwami Japan shows us how you can take regular pasta and turn into it’s own dicing tool. Now, basically he just hardens some pasta in a knife mold and spends the next 16 months sharpening it on a whetstone, but it’s still a lot cooler than whatever you did last weekend.

Oh, and when you done using you fine Italian cutlery to slice tomatoes for a sauce, you can boil the knife itself for a hearty meal.

Hit the jump for the video.


Say hello to the ultimate smart home security camera. The Lighthouse Home AI Camera uses AI and 3D sensing technology instead of motion detection. Derived from self-driving car technology, it tracks 3D movement to prevent false alarms from shadows or light changes. Lighthouse can tell the difference between adults, kids, and pets, and even learns your family members and trusted guests. Industry-leading privacy controls, two-way talk, night vision, and siren come standard, but you get so much more. Lighthouse is like the search engine of your home.

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This is the Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone, it’s an iPhone case that does double duty as a Gameboy clone with pre-installed games. You know, in case you ever wanted to play a dumbed-down version of Tetris on the back of your $1,000 smartphone.

As you can imagine, the Wanle attaches to your iPhone like any normal case and allows you to select from 10 pre-installed games including Tetris, Tank, Formula One Racing, Snake & Block. And in addition to raised physical buttons, it even comes with a small speaker to playback that glorious 8-bit Tetris theme.

Now, obviously playing Tetris on a super thin, cheap iPhone case isn’t going to be the best version of the game, but it still looks fun. Does anyone remember fun?

It’s available now for a very reasonable $25 and works with all modern iPhones. Sorry Android users, but technically it doesn’t have to ‘fit’ your phone in order to play games, so just grab a roll of tape and make that sucker work for you.

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This is the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI, it’s a flash that you attach to your DSLR for better light. Normally, I wouldn’t talk about something so boring. But this ain’t your granddaddy’s boring old flash, this guy’s unique, like your cousin with the hyphen in his name. 

This flash has motors that allow it to automatically change its position and direction for the best light at that moment. Depending on the shot you like, the flash can rotate to do things like bounce light off a wall to the side for a softer light.

Now, if automatic isn’t your thing, you can manually adjust the position of the flash, but knowing myself, I’d probably mess up shots so bad the flash would automatically adjust itself anyway.

Now, $400 may seem like a lot, but just think of all the things that cost more than this flash, when you look at it that way, you really can’t afford not to buy one. 

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Monitor your activities with the Xiaomi Amazfit Bip Sports Smartwatch. Featuring a real-time activity tracker, the Amazfit Bip smartwatch offers accurate heart rate monitoring, pace tracking, location detection and more. The smartwatch also comes with a notification reminder, preventing you from missing any calls or messages. When you receive a notification on your phone, the watch vibrates on your wrist to let you know.

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Enjoy your commute with the SEGWAY ES1 Foldable Ninebot KickScooter. Delivering optimal speed and range, the Ninebot KickScooter is fun for commuters, college students, and teenagers to use to get around. The KickScooter offers a maximum speed of 20km/h as well a range of approximately 25 kilometers. The Ninebot KickScooter also comes with an LED display, cruise control, and anti-lock braking system.

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