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I have seen many 3D printers but nothing reasonable and easy to use. This MakerBot Replicator is a great device to come up with toys, models or just any ideas you have. I can see many kickstarter ideas coming from things made on this devices, especially because you can make “1 off” designs.

With all the crazy ideas i have, this device would make some of them come to life. If i had this device i would probably blow all my money on the “filament” used to create each item. This device has a two color option, so you can not just make a simple single color toy you have have a two color toy and could look complete.

If I had $2000 to spend right now I would have this ordered and already shipped to my place…but since i dont it will just have to be another dream.






“Meet the only thermostat that improves with time. No more programming, no more constantly changing the temperature. The Nest™ Learning Thermostat™ programs itself in a week to keep you comfortable and save energy.”

Nest is great way to monitor your house with today’s technology. If you read the white paper on this device you can see how there is a good ROI on this device. I was sold on it with just the interface and design then once I read that it will pay for itself in an average household in about a year or two that sealed the deal.

This device is designed by one of the ex-Apple iPod engineers. Currently this device is sold out because of the popularity, you can join their list to be notified when they release more.

It’s amazing that just making something user friendly and with some style will save money. Read the white paper and stats on this device are pretty amazing.








Ignited USA came up with a great way of using todays technology and create something simple but out of the box. They took 60 iPhones (possibly iPods also) and made a digital choir. Downloading a different voice changer app on each phone and then making them sing a Christmas song.

They didn’t just do it for fun but also for an awareness for the LA Mission. Eachtime someone watches their YouTube video they will donate 5¢ to the mission (up to $2,500). A great way to give back and also bring people to check out their company.


I love using Spotify to listen to my music. Such a great idea and I never have to buy my music anymore and I get almost everything out there. Spotify doesnt yet have an airplay option to send the audio to a Apple TV but there is hope. All you need is Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil for Mac. Any audio application on your Mac can be output and made accessible to AirPlay devices with Airfoil.

  1. Download and install Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil for Mac.
  2. Choose Spotify in Airfoil as the application you want to play.
  3. Choose the AirPlay and/or Airfoil device(s) you want to connect to.
  4. Play music using Spotify.

Nice little hack to listen to Spotify around the house and not just on my laptop. Apple just needs to allow Spotify to be an app on their system..but that would never happen.