Pennytech: Simple Lightbox

Snapping product photos for eBay or Facebook Marketplace just got a whole lot easier! Using this simple lightbox you can shoot on a blank “infinite” background to emphasize the item, instead of your surroundings.

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Save on F1 TV

UPDATE— April 2022 It appears the discount program has been silently discontinued. You can still enjoy Formula One coverage as detailed below, but at this time we have not found any discounts on the $80 annual rate.

F1 isn’t the most popular sport in the U.S. The dedicated fans who do watch Formula One typically find it on ESPN. Since 2018 they have relayed the Sky TV Sports coverage from the UK to American audiences.

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Lookout

Never look up from your phone again!

That’s the pitch for a very convincing product called Lookout. It’s a spoof, but I’m guessing a whole lotta people don’t realize it. Maybe we could set up a Kickstarter— and donate the proceeds to a distracted driving campaign?

In a new parody ad, designer Alex Cornell makes fun of our ever-increasing smartphone dependency, using the language of tech advertising so precisely that some viewers might not even realize it’s a parody.

Watch the sadly spot-on ad for Lookout below:

Source: This tech ad parody is so spot-on, we almost refuse to believe it’s not real

IP Camera Fun

In the first installment I shared my initial experience with wireless security cameras and a network video recorder (NVR).

In a matter of weeks it became obvious the wireless camera idea wasn’t going to float. While installation was a breeze (so far I had not ventured into the attic!) the reliability of the signal was far from ideal. I’m sure if our house was less rambling or made of different materials this would not have been an issue… so your mileage may vary.

Eventually I resigned myself to stringing cable across creation. Continue reading IP Camera Fun