Want to be more confident? Make more money? According to numerous scientific studies, adding a couple of inches to your height can help you make more money (around $789 per year) due to your newfound confidence and authority. Now, thanks to TallBoy Shoes, even the most vertically challenged amongst us can benefit from an up to 4” increase in height. No surgery required. Now we know what you’re thinking, platform shoes have been around since forever right? Well you’re right, but these aren’t platform shoes. Tallboy Shoes are designed to make you look taller without looking tacky. Don’t believe us? These shoes have actually been used by the likes of Hollywood actors such as George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, who have needed to appear taller while next to their stunning high-heeled female co-stars. The extra height comes from Tallboy’s thick inner soles, or shoe lifts. What’s more, when wearing Tallboy Shoes, the sort of height you’re getting isn’t going to make walking uncomfortable or difficult due to the amount of care that Tallboy has put into the design and comfort of their shoe lifts. Speaking of Tallboy’s design, each of their dress shoes are hand-crafted from only the highest-quality calf leather for a shoe that almost seems to scream quality and style. If you’re interested in a more casual shoe, Tallboy has you covered there as well. The Australian-based company offers sneakers and boots in addition to derbies and oxfords. Intrigued about the idea of being taller? Why not go ahead and buy yourself a pair. You have nothing to lose since Tallboy is so confident that you’ll be satisfied that they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re unhappy with the way the shoes look you can simply return them within 30 days of delivery for an exchange or refund. The cost of Tallboy shoes typically range anywhere from $140 (discount price) to $200 and certainly beats the over $20,000 that it costs to make yourself taller surgically! Check out one of the video testimonial for Taller shoes* here: *Taller shoes is the original Australian brand name of Tallboy Shoes.
Photographers and photo editors rejoice, Lightroom 6 is finally here. Available as both part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (under the name Lightroom CC) and as standalone software, this version of Adobe’s popular photo editing software promises some new features and better performance. While previous versions of Lightroom were quite taxing on your computer’s CPU, Lightroom 6 changes that by more thoroughly utilizing your computer’s GPU. Although modern machines will see the biggest improvements, Adobe is promising that even users on 4 year old MacBook Pros will likely see an improvement in speed as well.
Adobe has also added a couple of new features as well. The most notable new additions are “HDR merge” and “panorama merge”. These new tools generate rich DNG files which can then be edited without worrying about quality loss. Adobe has also added facial recognition and the ability to sync your library across all of your devices, if you’ve bought into Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription plan that is.
Smart cases for smartphones seem to be somewhat of a trend now. While we’ve seen a number of interesting concepts so far, the one smart case that stands above the rest is probably popSLATE. Why? Well, it basically adds a second e-Ink screen to your smartphone which you can then use to read eBooks, articles, photos, to-do lists and more. What’s more, by using popSLATE’s e-ink display you’re actually prolonging your smartphone battery life since e-Ink inherently consumes much less power than LCD or OLED screens do. Another big advantage of an e-Ink display is its capability to remain legible even in intense sunlight, something your smartphone probably isn’t able to do on its own.
popSLATE is compatible with both iOS and Android and works by receiving a wireless signal from your smartphone’s apps. The standalone battery life of the device itself is around 7 days. You can get your own popSLATE for around $129 today.
If you haven’t been living under a rock then you probably know that smart homes just like smartphones before them are becoming all the rage. One of the most impressive products on the market right now is Oomi, an easy to install smart home product that will detect motion, temperature, breaking windows, and even humidity.
Set up is extremely simple. Simply plug the Oomi Cube hub into the power outlet and then tap it with the included Oomi Touch controller to get it up and running. Want to add more capabilities? Just use Oomi Touch and tap the Oomi-compatible device to add it to your network. What’s more, Oomi Touch can control your entertainment system as well. Also included is the Oomi Plug which allows you to turn any outlet into a wireless outlet that can be remotely controlled. Oomi has met its $50,000 goal on Indiegogo and will likely be shipping in October 2015.
Self-driving cars are coming. But how does a car company design a car where the focus isn’t on driving anymore? Earlier this year at CES 2015, Mercedes presented their version of the future with a self-driving car that actually features swivel seats for group conversation and touchscreen displays for multimedia consumption. Now, Chevrolet offers their vision of the future with their new Chevrolet-FNR concept car.
The FNR is all-electric and all-autonomous. It has a pod-like design which seems to be ripped from a dystopian sci-fi film. It features heavy use of crystal laser lights and its interior has built-in wireless charging for your devices. Much like the Mercedes F 015, the FNR features swivel seats and eye recognition to verify the owner (no buttons or keys needed!). There aren’t many details on the sort of engine powering the car or release date but we expect that this won’t be the last time we hear about the Chevrolet FNR.
Your new Apple Watch is going to be as beautiful as it is fragile. That’s why you’re going to need protection. Just like your iPhone, the best way to keep it from getting knicks and scratches is to wrap it in a Silicon rubber case with a Polypropylene plastic core. That’s where the Wipowerband comes in. Weighing just 20g and barely 4mm thick, this Apple Watch “case” will serve to protect your timepiece without looking bulky or adding too much weight. What’s more, the Wipowerband is available in over 6 colors so you can add a little color to your Apple Watch and personalize it further.
As its name implies, the Wipowerband isn’t just a dumb piece of silicon though. It’s actually an external battery charging solution for your smartwatch. Inside of the device is a 200mAh high density lithium polymer battery which will give your Apple Watch the little bit of extra juice it needs to make it through the day.
Your smartphone case could be doing so much more than just protecting your phone. It could be monitoring your health as well. That’s right, thanks to Moscase, you no longer have to carry around your phone AND another piece of technology to track your health. Moscase is equipped with numerous sensors that will allow you to accurately measure your body fat percentage, pulse, bioresonance (how balanced your mind and body are), body temperature, oxygen saturation, and stress level. Talk about a smart phone case!
Moscase doesn’t just want to be known as the health tracking case though. They actually have an ambitious plan to become your “everything case” through the use of backplates which can be swapped out to enhance your smartphone’s capabilities. One of the backplates could feature a powerful external speaker, another could be a backup battery, or yet an e-paper display. Perhaps a powerful camera? Moscase promises that due to the modular nature of their design anything is a possibility.
Apple’s new MacBook may not be for everyone, but it’s a vision of the future, at least of a future running Mac OS X. So what’s the Windows alternative? Enter the Samsung ATIV Book 9, a compact 12-inch laptop that’s thin in all the right places. Measuring only 0.46-inches thick and weighing only 2lbs, it’s hard to think of a laptop getting any thinner than this. To put it in perspective, it’s thinner than any Apple product which has ever been dreamt up. In order to get as thin as it is, it’s using Intel’s new low-powered Core M processor but Samsung hasn’t skimped out on the port options or keyboard here. Samsung is also on record as stating that you’ll probably be getting 12.5 hours of battery life. It’s pretty impressive for a Windows 8.1 device.
Another great feature of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is its absolutely stunning screen. With its 2560 x 1600 resolution, the ATIV Book 9 actually has 4x the pixel density of an Apple retina display. There’s absolutely zero chance you’ll ever see a pixel on the screen and that’s quite the achievement.