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PROTREK Triple Sensor Ver.3 (Model PRW-6000Y-1AJF) by Casio

Introducing the newest addition to the PROTREK lineup featuring an analog-digital display and Version 3 Triple Sensor technology. In addition to its fast & precise sensors for taking bearing, altitude, and barometric pressure readings, its also capable of alerting the wearer to significant changes in barometric pressure by an alarm and a unique indicator on the digital display.

Product Features:

  • Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan, China)
    Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate
    Auto receive function (up to 6 times per day/up to 5 times per day for China)
    Signal: US WWVB, UK MSF, Germany DCF77, Japan JJY40/JJY60, China BPC
    Frequency: US 60kHz, UK 60kHz, Germany 77.5kHz, Japan 40/60kHz, BPC 68.5kHz
  • Tough Solar Power, Tough Movement
  • Digital Compass, Altimeter, Barometer, Thermometer
  • 100M Water Resistant, Low Temperature Resistant (-10 C / 14 F)
  • Neo-Brite Luminous Hands & Markers
  • World Time: 29 time zones (29 cities + UTC), city name display, daylight saving on/off, One-touch UTC Time Zone Access, Home city/World time city swapping
  • 5 Daily Alarms, Hourly Time Signal
  • Full Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
  • Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
  • Storage Battery: Solar Rechargeable Battery, Battery Power Indicator, Power Saving Function
  • Approx. Battery Life: 6 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
  • Imported directly from Japan

(available on Gabestore)

Cool Stuff: PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle
Lead the charge with exclusive multiplayer maps, strike missions, and the expanded arsenal needed to truly become legend only with the Destiny PlayStation 4 Bundle.In Destiny, you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth. Join with friends to form a Fire Team and explore the ancient ruins of the solar system - from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Face off against Earths enemies in cooperative Strike Missions and challenge other Guardians in competitive arenas. Personalize and upgrade every aspect of how you look and fight with a nearly limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations.Greatness Awaits.
(available on Gabestore)

Cool Stuff: PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle

Lead the charge with exclusive multiplayer maps, strike missions, and the expanded arsenal needed to truly become legend only with the Destiny PlayStation 4 Bundle.

In Destiny, you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth. Join with friends to form a Fire Team and explore the ancient ruins of the solar system - from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Face off against Earths enemies in cooperative Strike Missions and challenge other Guardians in competitive arenas. Personalize and upgrade every aspect of how you look and fight with a nearly limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations.

Greatness Awaits.

(available on Gabestore)

WD My Passport Pro 4TB Portable RAID Storage (With Integrated Thunderbolt Cable)

With the unique design of an integrated Thunderbolt cable providing both power and performance, My Passport Pro portable RAID storage is ideal for creative professionals in the field.

This high capacity dual-drive boasts speeds as fast as 233 MB/s for HD video, user-selectable RAID and a compact all-aluminum enclosure.

Product Features:

  • Dual-drive RAID storage
  • Up to 233 MB/s data transfer rates
  • Integrated Thunderbolt cable
  • No AC adapter required
  • Durable aluminum enclosure
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Massive capacity - 2 TB or 4 TB
  • User-selectable RAID 0/1 or JBOD.

(available on Gabestore)

Transcend 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Military Drop Standards)

Featuring blazing fast transfer rates, huge storage capacities and a unique three-layer shock protection system, the StoreJet 25M3 USB 3.0 portable hard drive is an ideal storage device for everyday backup, storage, and file transport.

The StoreJet 25M3 is shielded by an advanced three-stage shock protection system to withstand even the toughest user environment. The outer shell is made of a slip-resistant silicone material, reinforced by a hard casing and an internal hard drive suspension damper – all designed to reduce forces of impact and provide maximum shock-absorption.

Product Features:

  • Military-grade shock resistance
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant and backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Advanced 3-stage shock protection system with durable anti-shock rubber outer case
  • Advanced internal hard drive suspension system
  • Quick Reconnect Button - re-enable safely removed USB hard drive without unplug and reinsert
  • Exclusive Transcend Elite data management software
  • One Touch Auto-Backup button 256-bit AES file & folder encryption.

(vía Amazon)

Gradior: A Medieval LEGO Castle That Transforms Into a Walking Robot

"Did you make this yourself?"
-Yup.

"Will you make instructions?"
-Nope.

"Why did it take you so long to upload again?"
-Things are done when they are done.

"You should put this on Lego Ideas!"
-Thanks for the vote of confidence, but this’ll never make it.

"Howl’s Moving Castle!"
-Is an excellent movie. Wasn’t a direct inspiration, but certainly didn’t hurt.

(by Mahj)

Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Unity Phantom Blade
This life-size replica of Arno’s signature weapon features a functional hidden blade, retractable crossbow arms, and soft firing dart as seen in Assassin’s Creed Unity. The intricately sculpted plastic blade and crossbow attach to the bottom of the forearm, while the adjustable straps and highly detailed simulated-leather gauntlet attach to the top of the forearm with a strap and buckle.Bonus Exclusive In-Game Weapon: Includes a code to get the exclusive French Cavalry Pistol in Assassin’s Creed Unity on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC.
(pre-order on Gabestore)*The Assassin’s Creed Unity game is sold separately and required to utilize this content. An internet connection is required in order to get the exclusive content.** Photos are of prototype; product specifications subject to change.

Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Unity Phantom Blade

This life-size replica of Arno’s signature weapon features a functional hidden blade, retractable crossbow arms, and soft firing dart as seen in Assassin’s Creed Unity.

The intricately sculpted plastic blade and crossbow attach to the bottom of the forearm, while the adjustable straps and highly detailed simulated-leather gauntlet attach to the top of the forearm with a strap and buckle.

Bonus Exclusive In-Game Weapon: Includes a code to get the exclusive French Cavalry Pistol in Assassin’s Creed Unity on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC.

(pre-order on Gabestore)

*The Assassin’s Creed Unity game is sold separately and required to utilize this content. An internet connection is required in order to get the exclusive content.
** Photos are of prototype; product specifications subject to change.

PicturePhone: How Bell Telephone Lost a Half Billion, But Nearly Created the Internet [Stories of Technological Failure - Part 3]

How Bell Telephone’s PicturePhone, introduced in 1964, flopped yet nearly catalyzed the internet.

Technically, it was an amazing achievement: Bell used the existing twisted-pair copper wire of the telephone network — not broadband lines like today — to produce black and white video on a screen about five inches square. And, amazingly for the time, it used a CCD-based-camera. It was meant to be the most revolutionary communication medium of the century, driving subscribers to purchase broadband lines, but failed miserably as a consumer product costing Bell a half billion dollars.

This is one of three videos in a series on marketplace failures of technological objects.

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