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10 Rubik’s Cube Type Puzzles

Posted: 28 Jan 2016 02:44 AM PST

Rubik's Cube Type Puzzles

Some things never go obsolete. One of them is the Rubik’s Cube game, offering a cube puzzle that’s been going strong for over 40 years. Only to make things interesting, designers are coming up with great ideas to make Rubik’s Cube type puzzles, only with better playability and increased difficulty through original shapes and structures.

The X-Cube

Just messing about with a Rubik’s Cube isn’t enough these days for puzzle lovers. It’s all about Rubik’s Cube-type puzzles, only more difficult, which can be found in the very interesting X-Cube, with is very interesting shape-shifting, twisting logic puzzle. If it gets too hard, there’s always the tutorial on the-x-cube.com, but it’s better to solve it on your own. Available for $31.98.

ShengShou Megaminx Speed Cube Puzzle

Another version of the cubes puzzle genre, the ShengShou Megaminx Speed Cube Puzzle has 50-movable pieces compared to 20 in the 3×3 classic, simple cube, providing a more challenging and complicated cube puzzle. Available for $7.65.

YJ Fluctuation Angle Puzzle Cube

The YJ Fluctuation Angle Puzzle Cube hardly looks like a typical Rubik’s Cube puzzle, but believe it or not, this is basically a 3×3 cube puzzle, only with odd shapes and angles parts that can be moved around, breaking the routine of the Rubik’s Cube puzzle and maybe offering a more difficult, but mostly different challenge. Available for $6.39.

Newisland Professional Edition 3 x 3 Optimum Structured Speed Cube

What’s special about the Newisland Optimum structured Speed cube compared to the classic Rubik’s Cube? It works better and more smoothly, pure & simple. And for those who care about the environment, it’s made out of recyclable material, harmless to human and environment. Available for $12.99.

D-FantiX Qiyi Mofangge Dimension Speed Cube 3×3

The D-FantiX Speed Cube is another version of the classic Rubik’s Cube Puzzle, with a smoother feel to it and a more modern look. One issue addressed in this version is the tightness of the object which affects the turning. It comes with a screw in the each center cap and it can be tighten or loosen with a screwdriver. Available for $8.50.

Rubik’s 2 x 2 Cube

Sometimes, you don’t want a challenge when solving a cube puzzle. All you want is to do it quickly and feel accomplished. That’s what the 2×2 Rubik’s Cube is for, although it does come without any stickers, which means: NO CHEATING! Available for $7.99.

LanLan® Curvy Copter Puzzle Cube

The LanLan Curvy Copter Cube is one of the more interesting cube puzzles out there, offering a very interesting design and a different direction of working the cube puzzle out compared to the more traditional Rubik’s Cube options. Available for $10.86

7x7x7 Cube Puzzle

Simply put? Super difficult, as the Shengshou 7x7x7 speed cube offers something a challenge no other Rubik’s cube puzzle can in terms of the amount of thought one needs to put into solving this cube puzzle and obviously, the amount of time it takes to complete it. Available for $15.50.

Newisland 3×3 Plastic Stickerless Speed Cube

The interesting feature about the Newisland 3×3 plastic stickerless speed cube isn’t the puzzle itself which is the standard expectation from a Rubik’s Cube, but how it’s built: No stickers (6 already colored plastics), and maybe even better is the improved anti-pop technology to make for easier turning and smoother play. Available for $11.99.

 Shengshou Pyraminx Speedcubing Puzzle

Like the 2×2 Rubik’s cube, the Shengshou Pyraminx Speedcubing puzzle is a simple of way of making yourself feel good about solving a cube puzzle, or simply a good way of introducing yourself to the world of the Rubik’s cube games, before taking it up a notch. Available for $3.89

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GoPro and Periscope Join Hands to Live Stream Your Adventures

Posted: 27 Jan 2016 03:22 PM PST

GoPro Hero4 Periscope

Action camera manufacturer GoPro isn’t exactly living in clover lately, and the financial results for Q4 of 2015 can attest to that. Periscope, on the other hand, has had an explosive growth from the very moment of its launch, and Twitter would surely like to maintain that trend.

It has been 18 months since GoPro’s IPO, and even though the annual results show a growth of 15%, the sales were lower than anticipated, especially in Q4. The relatively high price of GoPro cams has determined people to look for other options, and the number of action cameras on the market has increased drastically over the past couple of years. In this context, it’s no surprise that GoPro is looking to establish strategic partnerships with other companies that could expand the functionality of its products. Given GoPro’s current decline, its partnership with Periscope is one of the smartest steps it could take.

GoPros and action cams, in general, have numerous applications that include recording everything from (extreme) sports and cooking shows to adult movies, so enabling people to live stream whatever they’re doing opens a whole new world of possibilities.

As of yesterday, Periscope users who own a GoPro Hero4 (that starts at $283.99 on Amazon) action cam are able to stream their lives for the entire world to see. It takes a single tap to switch from iPhone’s camera to the GoPro. Unfortunately, there’s only iOS integration for now, but Android and Windows Phone should be thrown into the mix soon enough.

The best part about this partnership (at least for GoPro) is that it gives the action cam maker access to Twitter’s userbase, which at 320 million monthly active users, isn’t exactly negligible. Thus, Twitter users are now able to add more than just words and pictures, and can provide a live feed of whatever it is that they are doing.

In other news, GoPro has also renewed its partnership with NHLPA and NHL in order to give hockey lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the game. This also includes the 11-part NHL After Dark series that features immersive content filmed by some of the best hockey players in the US.

“Our goal with the NHL After Dark series is to transport the hockey fan directly onto the ice with an up-close and personal look at some of the NHL’s most talented players,” pointed out Bill McCullough, executive producer at GoPro. “These world-class athletes invest much of their time honing skills behind the scenes and we’re excited to give hockey fans an exclusive look at the personalities of these players, the fun they bring to the game and their commitment to mastering their craft.”

“The speed and skill of the players in the NHL has never been better than it is today,” added Mathieu Schneider, NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director. “Our continued partnership with GoPro provides hockey fans a unique look and perspective into the incredible talent that our athletes possess.”

“We know hockey fans want a more comprehensive, personal understanding of players’ lives and their journey onto the ice each night,” concluded Keith Wachtel, NHL Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships. “The NHL After Dark series delivers not just a unique perspective on the game of hockey, but a new look into the personalities of our players. We are excited to extend the GoPro partnership and give our fans access to places they’ve never been before.”

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[via WIRED]

Save 66% on the LithiumCard Wallet Battery

Posted: 27 Jan 2016 02:16 PM PST

LithiumCard Wallet Battery 01

Running out of battery just when you need your mobile device the most can be one of the most frustrating things out there (at least in first world countries). If you happen to own a mobile device and live with this fear, the LithiumCard wallet battery can save you.

LinearFlux, the manufacturer of the LithiumCard wallet battery has made a goal out of building the ultimate portable battery. Back in March 2015, when the LithiumCard was launched simultaneously on Indiegogo and Kickstarter, this gadget was promoted as the world’s fastest phone charger. Now you can buy yours in our store, Walyou Deals, at a heavily discounted price.

The LithiumCard, as even its name suggests, was designed to be not much larger than a credit card. After all, LinearFlux doesn’t only want you to put this external battery in your back pocket, but also in your wallet. As such, the gadget measures only 3.37″L x 2.125″W x 0.22"H and weighs 1.66oz, which means you’ll barely notice it. In case you’d rather not store it in your wallet, the LithiumCard can be attached to the back of your mobile device with the help of the included NanoStik pad. This scenario implies giving up on whatever protective cases, unless you want to stick it directly to those.

To make sure that you have it fully charged and ready, you need to stick out the flip-up USB connector and stick it in a laptop or computer’s USB port, in a wall charger or even in a cigarette lighter adapter. Once it’s charged, you can take it with you and use it to power up dying mobile devices.

Next, pull out the microUSB or Lightning connector to charge your mobile device whenever the battery is running low. Even though LinearFlux manufacturers these portable batteries for iOS devices on one hand, and for any other device with a microUSB port on the other hand, there is no difference in the capacity. Regardless of the type of connector employed, the LithiumCard power bank has up to 2 Amps in capacity. As power banks go today, that’s certainly not impressive, but you first need to take LithiumCard’s dimensions into account, and secondly, in emergency situations, this wallet battery can make a world of difference.

Once you hit the power button, the LithiumCard will start charging your mobile device at a rate of 1% per minute. After all, this was the fastest phone charger at the time of its launch.

In the next four days, you can purchase the LithiumCard wallet battery on Walyou Deals for only $20, a 66% discount from the original retail price. The capacity of this power bank is by no means mind-blowing, but the elegant design and the functionality can easily turn this into a real life-saver. The LithiumCard wallet batteries come in black or silver, and you can opt for either a microUSB or Lightning connector, depending on the devices that you’re currently using.

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7 Awesome Star Wars: The Force Awakens T-Shirts for Kids

Posted: 27 Jan 2016 12:11 PM PST


One of the best things about being a Star Wars fan is passing the passion for it to the next generation, which makes these awesome t-shirts, sweatshirts and other forms of kids clothing for boys & girls, featuring The Force Awakens heroes and bad guys, so useful when your’e trying to bring them up the right way.

Amazon has a pretty awesome sale (30% off or more) on Star Wars kids shirts, which is a big collection you can browse yourself that includes stuff that isn’t exclusively from Episode VII. We picked out our favorites from the new movie, with Kylo Ren, Rey, BB-8 and more making appearances.

There Has Been an Awakening T-Shirt

There are quite a few awesome lines in the new Star Wars film. My personal favorite? There has been an awakening in the force, uttered by Supreme leader Snoke, who we don’t know a whole lot about. It sounds awesome, and it makes an awesome T-Shirt with a masked Kylo Ren “endorsing” it. Available for $13.99.

BB-8 Girls T-Shirt

If anyone deserves a T-Shirt all on his own, it’s BB-8, who might be the most important asset the resistance have besides anyone who wields the force, besides being a master in giving thumbs up when necessary .Available for $18.99.

Kylo Ren Tearing S*** Up Boys T-Shirt

There’s no doubt Kylo Ren makes for an interesting twist on the usual Star Wars Sith villain, and while he still isn’t the complete, fearsome warrior we’re used to, at least he has a bad ass sword. Available from $10.90, depending on the size.

BB-8 & Rey Girls T-Shirt

There’s a lot of new stuff to digest in the latest Star Wars film, but the two most easily connectable and popular characters go together well on the same T-Shirt. Available for $13.99.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Dark Side Boys T-Shirt

While the Dark Side isn’t more appealing to root for when you’re watching a Star Wars film, they usually have cooler T-Shirts, like this black & red fiery one featuring Kylo Ren and his lightsaber. Available for $13.99.

Star Wars Episode VII Girls Long Sleeve Shirt

Maybe the coolest of the collection in my opinion, this ‘The Force Awakens’ shirt combines all of the new Resistance characters we encounter (Poe, Finn, Rey) and also Chewbacca, without Han next to him (I wonder why…). Available for $21.99, and it also comes with black sleeves for those who just can’t stand looking too pink.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Evil T-Shirt

The dark side isn’t evil. It’s just misunderstood. Or maybe I haven’t understood the whole concept of this space opera? Nevermind, it’s a bad-ass shirt, evil or not. Available from $5.23, depending on size.

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Boys T-Shirt

There are a lot of familiar ships popping up all over Episode VII: X-Wing fighters, T-Fighters and also star destroyers. But there’s nothing better than the moment we meet the Millennium Falcon after such a long time, and it also looks better than other options on shirts. Available for $13.99.

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