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Best of CES 2019 [video]

The Worst Gadgets of 2017

Engadget reports –

2017 was not a great year, to say the least. And it wasn’t just the weekly political dramas, sexual harassment scandals or a massive security breach that affected nearly half the population that had us down. There was also a slew of terrible consumer devices that sullied our mood this year. Before we say goodbye to them, though, let’s relive the horror one last time. Here’s hoping that 2018 brings us better gadgets than this sorry lot.

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Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones [video]

CZAPPA: A Conversation on Art and TV Repair [video]

Can A Ziploc Bag Protect A Gadget As Well As A Waterproof Case? [video]

Help For A Water-Damaged Phone

Water-DamageThe Telegraph reported –

Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have been damaged by liquids back to life. “When I was 13, I used to repair phones,” he explained. “I’d buy batches of broken ones off eBay, fix them up and sell them on again. I did that for four years.” Mr Murphy came across hundreds of water-damaged phones and decided to find a solution. “Most people don’t understand why phones break when they get wet,” he said. “It’s not actually the water, it’s the minerals and deposits in the water which attach to the phone component.”After experimenting with a variety of cleaning agents, Mr Murphy finally landed on a special solution that removed these deposits and left the phone as good as new. He launched his new product, Reviveaphone, in July. Within weeks, he was selling 200 a month through his website. His product, costing £14.99, contains a pouch, a tray and a “secret” solution. The damaged phone is dropped into the pouch, submerged in the solution for seven minutes, and then left to dry on the tray for 24 hours. “A patent is pending,” he said.

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order Reviveaphone HERE

One Reviveaphone shipped to the US is £20 ($33 USD).

CES 1979: Flashback Look at Electronics [video]

The Consumer Electronic Show is going on right now. ABC looks back at CES from 1979. Very interesting stuff for geeks.

Watch the video HERE.

Circuit City Is Back – Sort Of

circuit_logoIt appears that Systemax Inc. purchased the Circuit City brand, website and customer list. They have relaunched Circuit City as a web only retailer. The new Circuit City site looks very much like the old site. It is a shame the brick and mortar stores are not returning.

Visit CircuitCity.com.

Car Stereo Theft – A Dying Crime

NPR reports

With all the bad news about property crime and the economy, many people are ready to lock down their possessions and bolt the doors. But here’s one problem you don’t need to worry too much about: car stereo theft. Criminologists and industry experts say the biggest reason stereo theft has declined is that car manufacturers started installing good stereos. In the late 1990s, companies realized that they could charge more for their cars if they installed a high-quality factory sound system. And that, it turns out, made them theftproof.

“There’s no market for factory radios because they normally don’t fit in any other cars,” David Brown, owner of Savvy Mobile Electronics said.

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