3D Print Thing Apple Watch Stand From The Addams Family

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Creator Mike von Rotz made an Apple Watch stand inspired by Thing from The Addams Family. As fans know, Thing is a disembodied hand that crawls around and performs various services for the family. It started when Mike found a free hand model from TurboSquid. He then configured it using Autodesk Maya to move it into the correct position. Printing it took about 19 hours, and the final model stands 6.6 inches (17 cm). You can find a free file on Thingiverse. It’s just a simple, plain white hand, but if you’re good at painting you can customize it to your liking.

3D Print Thing Apple Watch Stand From The Addams Family

VPN Unlimited 3-Year Subscription: $18

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

VPN Unlimited on a Smartphone

Our friends at Stack Commerce have put together an even better deal for VPN Unlimited. The service features unlimited bandwidth, servers in more than 50 countries, and more. It’s normally $29.99, but coupon code GREEN40 drops it down to $18, the best deal we’ve had on this company’s service.

Dr. Mac’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Part II

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

As he promised last week, Dr. Mac has a bunch more great gift ideas for geeks you love. 

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Jony Ive's Return to Apple Design Team Caps a Good Year

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Sir Jony Ive of Apple

Instead of working on new product design, Sir Jony focused on Apple’s tribute to the late Steve Jobs, Apple Park, but now he’s back in the product design saddle.

Dr. Mac's Gift Guide for Geeks Part I

· Bob LeVitus · News

Dr. Mac’s 2017 gift guide for geeks includes something for every tech aficionado, with most at reasonable prices.   



How to Reliably Use Apple Pay on the iPhone X

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple Pay isn’t quite as smooth an experience on the iPhone X as it is on earlier iPhone models. There’s a trick to getting it to work reliably when you’re at the check out counter. Watch to learn what to do.

Inception Drive, Emulators, Tyranny of the Masses vs. Bloatware, Future Man - Pop.0 Ep.23

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the Inception Drive and its potential to change the world. Looking more to the past, they look at Mac emulators and the many ways they can help you out. They also pit the tyranny of the masses against bloatware, and revel in the glory that is Hulu Live’s Future Man. Make sure you hit the Subscribe button! (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)

Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip: $21.25

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Kinkoo 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip

There never seem to be enough outlets for charging up our tech gear at the office or on the go, so Kinkoo is aiming to fix that with their 3-Outlet Surge Protecting Smart Power Strip. It also sports three USB A ports and a USB-C port for charging up our phones and portable batteries, too. The strip is only 8-inches long so it’s small enough to travel with, yet versatile enough to juice up a wide range of devices. It’s regularly priced at US$35, but you can get yours for $24.99 with TMO’s special deal—and coupon code GIFTSHOP15 brings it down to $21.25.

3 Alternative Styluses for Apple Pencil

· Jeff Gamet · News

iPhone and iPad styluses

We rounded up a few stylus options that work with a wide range of iPads, and even the iPhone, that also all cost less than Apple Pencil.