Cock-A-Doodle… Sizzle?

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You’ve tried everything to wake up: from setting your smartphone alarm clock to the blaring of obnoxious sirens or your favorite song to making use of the satisfying snooze button and hearing those sounds again at a later time, which, like a cockroach, keeps… coming… back. It probably makes you a lot more frustrated than relieved. Maybe you’re old school and choose to hear the pealing of a classic twin bell alarm clock. Well, enough of all that futile fanfare— here is something that will do a much more effective and delicious job:

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The Wake Up And Smell The Bacon iPhone app by Oscar Mayer shows the image of a rotating skillet instead of the typical two clock hands. You will wake up at the time you set the alarm to by hearing the crackling sound of bacon bathing in a sea of grease.

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Hands On: TaskOne is the Swiss Army Knife of iPhone Cases

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Paul Bunyan type “A” personalities and iPhone 5 and 5s owners rejoice, because the TaskOne multi-tool is here to ensure that cutting down a young tree limb and carving it into a bow for the Hunger Games requires nothing more than an iPhone case.

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And you can open beers with it!

Tool turned iPhone case company TaskLab are out of their minds with survival and outdoor capabilities here. Read More »

UpperCup: The World’s First iPhone Cup Holder and the Best Worst Idea Since Clogs

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Dutch marketing agency and think-tank Natwerk’s newest product, called the UpperCup, which is being touted as the first iPhone cup holder, is a giant swing and miss. This isn’t the first time the Dutch have introduced a terrible product to the world. Have you ever tried to wear wooden clogs? But we say, “That’s nice,” and move on for a few hundred years until they show up again at our door with something else entirely ridiculous.

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UpperCup is clearly a terrible idea because unless you only have a few sips of coffee left, the iPhone (which weighs only about a couple of ounces) will be far lighter than your venti latte or tall iced coffee. As the picture shows, the idea is to pop your phone in and place your coffee in the little cup hold that slides out. It sounds plausible in theory, but in actual practice you could imagine the actual strain on your hands by trying to hold the coffee and text at the same time.

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love iPhone 5

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As you know, iPhone 5 was released in stores a couple of days ago. Here are some of my thoughts. The excitement is palpable and adulation roars among the unsatiated masses that wait in lines around the world for the vaulted glass doors to swing open. The Buddhists would have foreboding words. At first I feared for the sanity of humanity that thirsted so desperately for a phone, but then I thought about how religions are born and how mere mortals are exalted to gods and non-believers are sacrificed.

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Welcome the iPhone 5 AT LAST! Here are Five Reasons to Upgrade

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The iPhone 5 might be the last project Steve Jobs worked on, and though we have been hankering for this slim and sexy smartphone since the release of Siri’s keeper, the iPhone 4S, the 5 does not disappoint.

Whether or not you want to go out and spend an inordinate amount of money on the newest iPhone (iPhone 6 coming in the fall of 2012 anyone?) is another matter, as there are significant, albeit subtle, breakthroughs that Apple has made with its newest in the iPhone line.

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iPhone Gaming Levels Up with iCade Mobile

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ION, makers of the popular iPad gaming cabinet iCade are creating gaming magic again and this time they’re bringing it to the iPhone with the new iCade Mobile.

Like its big brother, the iCade Mobile puts real console controls in the hands of game lovers but, unlike its desktop bound predecessor, the pocket sized PSP-like device is small enough to take on the go.

When it comes to flinging an Angry Bird across the screen the iPhone makes perfect sense but, when it comes to playing the classics or running, racing, fighting, and shooting, every serious gamer knows you need a four way pad and buttons ready to take a beating.

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Hands On the Cellhelmet iPhone Case with One Year Warranty

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The Cellhelmet has arrived with its one year of accidental damage coverage, and the iPhone case passed rigorous testing at Gadizmo headquarters.

The no-brainer idea turned Kickstarter project was covered by us in February, and now the Cellhelmet.com inventors have opened up their stores.

We got our hands on one and were happy with the results of dropping, smashing, and bashing that the Cellhelmet encased iPhone 4S took . . . and survived!

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iPhone Controlled Robot Puts Laptop On Wheels

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Avadhut Deshmukh has hacked an Arduino robot so that it will wheel around a functioning laptop and respond to commands given from an iPhone.

And that’s not all! When you can combine peripherals on the PC itself, the abilities of the semi-intelligent laptop wielding bot utilize the webcam to do amazing things.

We’ve all been there before: the sister, the office adversary in the office across from you, or (dare I say) the professor that will not stop harassing you (for no other reason than you’re awesome and they’re not), and yet no matter how hard you try to politely disrupt their day with a semi-frightening or annoying joke they just will not be ruffled.

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Yellow Jacket iPhone Case Doubles as a Stun Gun & Extra Battery

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The Yellow Jacket smartphone case combines practical phone protection with a stun gun’s punch!

The indiegogo project is currently at over twenty-eight grand in funding with just under two weeks to go for this remarkably dangerous defense weapon.

Travel the subway, the shadowy allies, and the seedy neighborhoods with the phone planted firmly on your ear; appear to be oblivious to everything around you. If an assailant comes near, the 650K-volt stun gun is already in your hand, ready to go.

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iPhone 5 iTravel Features Revealed by new Apple Patent?

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A recently issued Apple patent could point to new mobile features set for the iPhone 5 including the latest member of the iSomething family – iTravel.

Looking at the patent, iTravel will take advantage of Near Field Communication technology (NFC) which allows for data to be transferred between two devices in close proximity to each other.

Couple that with Apple’s recently announced Passbook app – which is set to arrive with iOS 6 and is basically a dangerously virtual wallet that contains everything from a Starbucks coupon to your boarding pass to the last flight home – and users should be able to check-in at airports with a swipe of their phone over a sensor.

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