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HidrateSpark is Coming!

Well, for some people, HidrateSpark is already here. Not for me though. Not yet.

HidrateSpark is the world’s first smart water bottle. I first backed it over a year ago on Kickstarter. I was immediately won over by the really sincere introduction video from their team and was one of the first 100 or so to back them. Continue reading

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Introducing PiRak…

I’ve got a bit of a thing for the Raspberry Pi. At one point I had five or six. I’m a bit of a smart home enthusiast, and I have a Raspberry Pi running Kodi (formerly XBMC) for both TVs at home. They both look at a server for all their audio and video content. When my wife and I initially moved into our home, knowing that I was a bit of a technology geek, she told me that¬†“you can do¬†anything you want in the house, as long as I can’t see the wires”. Challenge accepted. A couple of false walls later, there were two TVs mounted on walls with no trace of the wires. Everything ran up to the loft and was terminated in a 19-inch rack. Including two Windows 7 PCs running XBMC. Last year I migrated away from the PCs to Raspberry Pi setups. Partly for space and partly for power consumption reduction. Continue reading

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Qmote Kicks Off!

I’ve never really done the crowdfunding thing before, but a couple of months ago I fancied the idea of getting a new toy to play with. I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted, but I knew I wanted it to be cool and quirky. Where do you find cool and quirky gadgets? Kickstarter, of course! Continue reading

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