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Learn Something Every Day

Back in the day, Snapple cap facts were my fave. I mean, how else would I know that the Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 sandal? Pretty positive that wisdom will come in handy someday.

Naturally, my eyes lit up when I stumbled upon Learn Something Every Day. It’s a simple illustration project started by Young, a creative agency in the UK, and it’s easy to get lost in these drawings for hours. For instance, did you know eating bananas attracts mosquitoes or that pogonophobia is the fear of beards? Cray cray for sure.

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I Spy Hipsters

Hipster Bingo

Challenge your friends to a hipster-spotting contest. You already know how to play—snap a pic and be the first to fill your card. Who knows, you might win a fixie! (Not really, it’s just for fun. Unless the hipster fairy visits you in the middle of the night. Maybe put your iPhone under your pillow?)

If you find beards, bangs and Bill Murray endearing like I do, a game like this is icing on a delicious vegan cupcake. Betcha I could step outside and spot them all in a five minute walk to fetch a latte. (Man, I love Portland. And lattes.) Ready, go!

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Never Forget an Anniversary with MANsaver

No excuses! Men and misters (even aloof betties too), consider yourself saved. Saved from the shame, the embarrassment, the missed opportunity, to do a little something nice for your S.O. A little effort goes a long way, guys.

MANsaver is a new iPhone app that prompts you to enter your relationship start date and then does the rest. It includes a bank of lovey holidays, calculates important milestones, and then sends push notification reminders right when you need them, leading you down the path toward super casanova.

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The Flying Video Game

Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter

If you’ve yet to geek out over Parrot’s AR.Drone Quadricopter, you’re in for a treat. This flying video game is remote-controlled by an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (with other platforms to follow) and features two cameras, a number of sensors, and an ultrasound altimeter for a birds-eye-view flying experience, augmented reality duels between drones over Wi-fi, and much, much more.

Skeptical? This video will ensure you want one. See the AR.Drone fly all around New York City:

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Curved Wooden Speaker Dock Makes you Feel Like Dancin’

Philips Fidelio DS9000 Primo Speaker Dock

Elegant curves that accentuate the sound. Beautiful, warm wood that embellishes the acoustics. The Phillips Fidelio DS9000 is as much about audio fidelity as it is about sleek sexy style. A looker from every angle, this speaker dock will not distract from your well appointed home as others might.

A wireless remote lets you control music from across the room and the included Fidelio app provides a built-in equalizer and various sound settings. There’s also multiple alarm settings so you can wake up to your favorite tunes enveloped in rich sound and this classy speaker looking back at you.

Running out of time? Not a problem. Here’s Amazon’s Christmas Shipping Cutoffs.

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The going out iPhone case

Case-Mate ID iPhone Case

Case-Mate’s ID Case holds just what you need

Simple is better

There are a lot of iPhone cases to choose from and lately I’ve been feeling like the more of them I see, the less interested I’ve become, until this one.

As Case-Mate puts in their description, “Everyone knows less is more—but less with more, that’s a breakthrough.” I believe they’ve done exactly that.

Case-Mate’s iPhone 3G/3Gs ID Credit Card Case is remarkably simple. Its slim design is perfect for pocketing just the things you need when you head for a night out, or if you’re Mr. Minimalist all together.

Good bulge, bad bulge

Plenty ‘o ladies will like this case but it’s the guys who are shouting “Thank You!” to the industrial design gods. Go ahead, wear that slimming suit that turns heads as you pass. Feel confident and travel lighter with fewer bumps and lumps in your pockets.

The case for the case

The ID Case slides on to your phone and can hold two credit card size items; your license and debit card, or maybe you roll with your ID and a couple crisp creased benjamins. Even if it’s just one card, the patented design will keep it in place.

We always love a good design story so we had to share this video with you. From their offices in Tucker, GA, here’s the designers of the ID Case:

The iPhone ID Case is $29.99 and comes in 8 colors. I know, we really want one too.

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Drop, do you? Bamboo to the rescue

Vers wooden cases keep your iPhone beautifully protected

Green like grass

If you’re tough on your iPhone, but trying to tread lighter on the planet, then this is your case. A great choice for those who (eek!) toss their phone in their bag as they do a sock into the washer.

From the makers of quite possibly the most lovely, compact iPod sound system are these Vers iPhone/iPod cases. They’re hand-crafted of bamboo making them very strong, lighter than most other cases, and especially renewable. Other sustainably harvested wood choices are also available.

Visually the natural style and texture of the wood are a nice contrast against the gloss and chrome of the iPhone. And if you like the feel of hardwood under your feet then you’ll probably like how it feels in your hand.

Strong like steel

Think of the Vers Slipcase as armor for your iPhone. It completely surrounds the device, including the screen, with the exception of an opening at the top where the phone slides in, a window in the front to read the time and a slot in the back to eject the iPhone. The case is also lined to resist scratching.

If you’re more a protect-while-operating kind of person, we’ve been told an open-front Shellcase is coming soon.

Warm up your iPhone with the look and feel of hand-crafted wood. Cases available in cherry, bamboo or walnut for the iPhone, iPod touch, nano and classic for $34-$39.

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Little pencils don’t stand a chance


New iPhone app brings order to your IKEA shopping trip

Does that say Liljestad or Lillberg? I can’t read my notes. I’m at IKEA and I’m measuring this thing while eying that thing while…ooo! light bulbs, don’t forget light bulbs.

That’s been me on more than one occasion at the blue and yellow behemoth of flat-packed Swedish goodness. But like MJ said, I am not alone. I’ve seen you, my fellow mumbling and fumbling aisle-wanderers—hands full, retracing your steps a few too many times.

Thankfully one among us has done something to make our IKEA experience a little better.

Danilo Campos took his disdain for wee pencils and his talent for iPhone development, and created SwedeShop.

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