Google Fi comes with Lego Kit!


If you’re a Google Project Fi subscriber, you’re looking at maybe getting lucky and getting a little treat in the mail from Google! Yay! Google are sending out a super awesome Lego kit that, once put together, works as a charging stand for your Nexus phone. Sweet, right?


You can sign up to request an invite to Google Fi here, and if you sign up today, you can get $80 off the Nexus 5X  (one of only 3 devices that supports Project Fi) through Monday.


The Project Fi  simple plan starts with the Fi Basics for $20/month. It includes unlimited domestic talk and text, unlimited international texts, Wi-Fi tethering to use your phone as a hotspot, and access cellular coverage in 120+ countries.





Cards against Humanity Black friday!

How was your Black Friday? Did you get lots of amazing deals? Hella good bargains? Yeah? Did you give a company $5 for nothing in return?


You may scoff at that last sentence, but this is what some people actually did on Black Friday. Lots and lots of people gave the board game company Cards Against Humanity $5. For nothing in return.


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See?  You’ll notice if you look carefully the box that you must tick saying that you understand that you are paying Cards Against Humanity $5 and receiving nothing in return…



They also note this in the FAQ:


If I give you $5, what are you going to do with the money?


That’s for us to know and you to find out. We’ll make the announcement soon.


Why would anyone just give you $5?


Because the greatest Black Friday gift of all is buying nothing. We’re offering that for the rock-bottom price of $5. How can you afford NOT to seize this incredible opportunity?


Since the end of Black Friday, the company has revealed that more than $70,000 was given by eager customers, and that although they are known to be a super charitable company, the money has gone here:


There’s been a lot of speculation about how we would spend the money from Black Friday, and we’re happy to announce that this time, we kept it all. Here’s what we bought.

– Max, Ben, Josh, Eli, David, Daniel, and David





New glass to save your smartphone battery


Bodle Technologies is a company that has developed a ‘smart glass’ material that some see replacing the screens on phones, smartwatches and tablets in the near future.


This glass would use no power, in contrast to the current screens which take up to 90% of the device’s battery.
Electrical pulses are used to generate vibrant displays that require no power and can be viewed clearly, even in direct sunlight.


We won’t be seeing this new smartglass any time soon – a prototype is hoped to be completed next year. There is also a lot of comptetion in the field. But, it’s some nice hope for the future!



New T-Mobile Promotion



Are you with T-Mobile? Well goody for you. They just announced a new Christmas promotion called ‘Un-Carrier Unwrapped’ and it means that if you’re a Simple Choice customer you’re getting free unlimited LTE data for the next 3 months.


All existing Simple Choice postpaid customers as of the end of the day on November 23 will get the unlimited data.


But not to worry if you’re not with T-Mobile – You’ll also be getting some Christmas Love! We’re talking presents! They’re giving Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon customers one gift per carrier per week over the next month.


From the sauce:


“We’ve had a fantastic year, and we’re going to spread that T-Mobile cheer by starting with the most important people first… our existing customers! Now you get Unlimited LTE data on our blazing fast network for three full months as a gift from the Un-carrier to you,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “But that’s not all….we know that Verizon, AT&T and Sprint customers need some holiday cheer, too – so we’ve got presents coming for them. Just wait!”



The unlimited data offering for Simple Choice customers will begin on December 1, 2015 and will last through March 1, 2016. Unlimited data will kick in once all existing data and Data Stash data has been used up.





Black Friday Deals!

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Black Friday is SOON y’all. Like, tomorrow soon. While you’ve got your hands full with stuffing that turkey, cast your eyes over the tech & gadget deals you can get the day after Thanksgiving. Happy browsing!



*Kohls is offering Black Friday deals online right now through November 27th, and in store beginning November 26th at 6PM local time. They have some great deals, namely a HP Deskjet 2545 All-in-One Printer for $19.99: $79.99 is the normal retail price! WHAT! This deal is only available until 1 p.m. Friday, but Kohls is ALSO offering $15 for every $50 spent. You can get a 15% coupon here for purchases in store and online until November 27th.



* Dell is offering one of the best Xbox deals out there this Black Friday – Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle Plus Fallout 4 & Extra Controller for $299


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Best Buy stores will open at 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 26, closing at 1:00 AM on Friday, November 27. Stores will reopen at 8:00 AM on Friday, November 27 and remain open until 10:00 PM on Friday, November 27.


All times are local and as per usual, may vary at select locations. Most deals are also available online between November 26-28.



*You can get a Vizio 55-inch 4K TV for $699, down from $880. Also check out the 65-inch for $1000, down from $1500.


*The GoPro Hero 4 Silver comes with an $80 Best Buy gift card


*Canon’s PowerShot Sx710 is $100 off, down from $350.


*With the purchase of select smartphones from AT&T that include the iPhone 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus, Best Buy is offering a free $200 Best Buy gift card. To get the gift card, new customers must purchase the iPhone using AT&T Next with an AT&T Mobile Share Value plan.


* Best Buy are heavily discounting the 49-inch Toshiba 1080p LED HDTV. You’re looking at paying $149, down from $479.


*Replace your whole damn entertainment system! Get a 40-inch Samsung HDTV, Xbox One game console and “Lego Movie” game bundle for a measly $500, saving $230 at Best Buy.


*Get yourself an iPad mini 4, either 64GB and 128GB storage, for $399 and $499 respectively.


*Best Buy is offering the Apple Watch at a $100 discount.


*Best Buy will be selling the 16 and 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 at a $100 discount, dropping the price to $399 and $499, respectively. The 128GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 will be available at a $125 discount, dropping the price to $574. Best Buy’s iPad Air 2 deals are all doorbusters.


*Best Buy will be selling the 64GB and 128GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 4 at a discount of $100 off, dropping the price to $399 and $499, respectively.


*The 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available at a $150 discount, dropping the price to $1,349.


*Best Buy is discounting the 2015 Retina MacBook with a 1.1GHz processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage by $150, dropping the price to $1,149.99.


*The 2015 entry-level 11-inch 1.6GHz MacBook Air with 4GB RAM and 128GB is going to be available at $774, down $125.


*The Late 2015 21.5-inch Retina iMac with a 1TB hard drive and 8GB RAM will be available at $1099, down $200


*iPods are on sale with up to $50 off


*Select Apple Watch accessories are up to 50 percent off


*Beats by Dre Powerbeats are $100 off, down to $99.99


*iTunes gift cards are Buy one, get one 40 percent off


*Get the Pebble for hella cheap! $69.99, $30 off.



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Walmart’s Black Friday deals will be online starting at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Thanksgiving morning. In-store Black Friday sales will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.


*Walmart will sell the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 in Gold for $399, a discount of $100. Walmart has a 1-hour guarantee on this deal, which means anyone who shows up at a Walmart between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day is guaranteed an iPad Air 2 at this price.


*The 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 2 will be available for $199, down $69.


*Grab yourself the Canon Rebel T5 DSLR bundle with a bag and 75-300mm lens at $200 off.


*Beats Studio headphones are $169


*Grab yourself a Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player for just $20.00


*Nintendo Wii U Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon Deluxe Console Bundle are on sale for $249.00


*Get a 70″ VIZIO E70-C3 1080p 240Hz LED Smart HDTV for just $898.00


*Get ready for being the best Christmas gift giver ever with a Nintendo 3DS XL Handheld Console Bundle with Super Mario 3D Land  – a steal at $129.00


* Or save $200 on the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter, White for $599.99


*Walmart is offering the equivalent of $200 off of any iPhone purchase made through AT&T Next or Verizon Device Payment, coming in the form of a $100 carrier bill credit and a $100 Walmart gift card. Walmart will begin taking appointments at 6:00 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day for activations beginning at 9:00 p.m. that evening.


*Fitbit Flex – $59, down $40


*16GB iPod touch – $165, down $30.



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These guys have some good discounts on Macs, check it out below for the different models.

1.1GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,179, $120 off
1.2GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,429, $170 off
21.5-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,179, $120 off
21.5-inch 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,349, $150 off
27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB – $1,629, $170 off
27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB 1TB Fusion – $1,799, $200 off
11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB – $799, $100 off
11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB – $979.99, $120 off
13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB – $1,079, $120 off
6-core 3.5GHz/16GB/256GB – $3,499, $500 off
13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB – $1,179, $120 off
13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB – $1,349, $150 off
13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB – $1,629, $170 off
15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB – $1,799, $200 off
15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB – $2,249, $250 off



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Staples’ Black Friday sale will begin in stores at 6:00 a.m. local time on Friday, November 27. Online sales will start on Thursday, November 26.


*Staples will be selling the 64GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 for $449, a $150 discount off the regular price of $599. The 16GB Wi-Fi only model will be discounted by $125, dropping the price to $374. The discount will be available on Silver, Gold, and Space Gray models.


*Staples is selling the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 4 for $299, a $100 discount off the regular price of $399. The discount will apply to Space Gray and Gold models.


*Beats by Dre headphones – Up to $100 off


*Save $300 on a HP 14-inch laptop, for $299 at Staples.


*Bose headphones and speakers – Up to $100 off



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Target’s Black Friday deals will kick off at 6:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, November 26, which is Thanksgiving Day. Some deals will be available early on Wednesday, November 25.


*With the purchase of any Apple Watch model, Target will provide a free $100 Target gift card.


*Xbox One Bundle – get a $60 gift card with the regular Gears of War bundle at the same $299 price.


* Snatch up a Canon EOS Rebel T5 bundle with 18-55mm lens and 75-300mm lens for $400, down $100.


* Get the GoPro Hero+ LCD comes with a 64GB microSD card and a $60 gift card.


*Target is offering a free $150 Target gift card with the purchase of any iPad Air 2 model.


*Target is offering a $100 Target gift card with the purchase of any iPad mini 4 model.


*Target is offering an $80 Target gift card with the purchase of any iPad mini 2 model. iPad mini 2 pricing starts at $269. T


*Target is offering a $100 Target gift card with the purchase of any original iPad Air model. P


*With the purchase of an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus on a device installment payment plan from Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T, Target is offering a $250 Target gift card. This deal will be available beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday.


*Target is offering all Apple TVs at a 25 percent discount.


*iPods are 20 percent off


*Beats wireless headphones are 25 percent off


*Pebble Time is $129.99, down $70


*You can get the Samsung 55-inch 4K display for $798.


*Get a Westinghouse 55″ 1080p LED HDTV  for only $250- saving you $350 clams.





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*eBay’s deals site will be offering new deals every hour starting Wednesday, 11/25 at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time.


*16GB iPhone 6s Rose Gold – $629, 3% off on Thursday


*64GB iPad mini 4 – $459.99, 8% off on Thursday


*Fitbit Charge HR – $114.95, 23% off on Thursday


*11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB MacBook Air – $729, 19% on Friday


*16GB iPad Air 2 – $359.99, 28% off on Friday


*64GB iPhone 6s – $719, 4% off (Friday)





Go forth! Black Friday! Because it’s a verb now! But first, and most importantly,


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at iPhone Antidote.





Free Printable Xmas gift tags!

We’ve just released our Ultimate Tech Gift Guide! It got us in a lovely holiday mood, so here’s something else rad and Christmassy we found on the internets.


This awesome lady over here has given the world the wonderful gift of free printable Christmas Tags!




What! Awesome much. She calls them last minute free printable gift tags – but that’s because her original post is sooo 2014. Don’t worry – you gots plenty of time.


Like, 30 whole days or something.








The Ultimate Tech Christmas Gift Guide!


Happy Holidays! It’s so good to see you guys here! Whats up? Christmas and stuff? Wants to see some amazing tech gifts that’ll make you the effing star this year under the tree? WE GOT YOU!


Go put your Christmas sweater on, play some mother effing Jingle Bells and enjoy! (Don’t forget the eggnog over 21ers try this one).


*Speaking of eggnog, try this out  – the battery powered Messless hot chocolate drinking cup from Hammacher Schlemmer.










* Got a Hairy McHairster in your life? Get them the Shavetech USB rechargeable travel razor. Sexy and functional, just like you. $22.59 from Amazon.









* Wanna go a little crazy? Check this out, scooter. Celebrity robotic avatar. BAM. enough said. Only $345,000.


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* Get someone the gift of looking really cool and nerdy at the same time as driving! The Navdy is a magical futuristic transparent Head-Up Display that projects information onto your windshield as you’re driving. $319.00








* Do you want to get your loved one the gift of being a really good photographer without taking a class or learning anything at all? Get them a smartphone lens kit, dummy! With a fisheye lens, a wide angle lens, and a macro lens you can make anything look good! Try this kit from Mpow for $13.51, or this one from Olloclip for $79.99 (pictured).









*This is a gift just for you, guy. Yeah, you. Get the Misteltoe drone and make that work Christmas party really jolly.$69.95









* Got a cyclist in the fam? Get them this super swank bike lock. Skylock is a keyless, theft preventing, crash detecting bluetooth connecting answer to any cyclist’s prayers. Pre-order it now for $159 – 35% off the regular price.











* Amazon Echo is on Oprah’s Favorite things list!! So you know you gotta get one. Echo is kind of like Siri, but in your living room, acting as a smart hub for your home. It can play music, create lists, answer questions, get weather and news, search Yelp, and control smart devices and lights.

Echo is now available in over 3000 retail stores for $179.99.









*Monorover R2 $499. These are booming at the moment. Kind of like Segways, these things are illegal in NYC, so if you live there, you’re SOL, bud. But for everyone else, whoever you get this for will be happy. ‘Nuff said.











*Get your lover the hottest new Apple product! The iPad Pro y’all! Or, if they’re lucky enough to already have one, get them one of those fancy pants Apple Pencils, $99. Because they look rad AF. Complete the set with a Smart keyboard. $169.


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* Speaking of Apple fancypantsiness… Is there someone in your life whose eyes linger when they walk past the Apple Store? Someone who gets that look in their eyes when they see an Apple Watch Ad? Or someone wearing one? GET THEM AN APPLE WATCH SILLY! They will love you forever. Or until the next fancy Apple product comes out. They’ll LOVE you until then, though. Starting at $349



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* You know what’s cool? Giving the gift of the future. We’re talking virtual reality! There’s a bunch of ways to experience the latest in VR right now – the cheapest of which is using a smart phone and Google Cardboard. You’re looking at about $15 or slightly above. Or, one of the hottest new VR sets at the moment is the Samsung Gear VR $99.99 at Best Buy or Amazon. 



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*Is it right to encourage narcissism? Sure! Get that girl or guy a Selfies Photo Album, $10.47, free shipping with Prime, on Amazon. It’s ironic, yo.










*$149.99  The Only RC Dogfighting Drones. Know someone who’s into Drones? What about fighting drones? Huh? You should probably get some of these. Because… fighting drones.









*It’s hard living in the now when all these young folk talk in a whole different language! Don’t worry, just buy Grandad this! How to Speak Emoji Book $18 from Asos. 









*Get that special someone a bioluminescent dinosaur. Why the heck not? What says ‘I Love You’ better than that? It’s a desktop aquarium filled with living single-celled plankton that glow with bioluminescent light at night. So… not  much. $59.99









*You know what people need more of? Tasting stuff. Taste enhancing forks emit aromas that enhance the flavors of food or create crazy flavor combinations. Crazy, right?  Crazy intriguing…  $29.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer. Those guys think of everything!








*Kano Computer Kit $149.99 from Amazon. is really, really cool. We read today that you’re not supposed to use the word really, because it’s dumb and you can say things more creatively and effectively using alternate words, but, really, this is just really, really cool. Take that article we read.

Originally funded on Kickstarter, this is a computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. The kit contains: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, ARM 900MHz Quad-Core CPU and 1GB RAM, 8GB micro-SD Card preloaded with the latest Kano OS full of projects and games, Kano books, illustrated and intuitive, Wireless Kano Keyboard and mouse (USB RF & Bluetooth), DIY speaker, Custom case, stencils and stickers!, HDMI cable, Wifi dongle and Mini-USB power supply.








* Interested in Robotics? Did you get a really big bonus this year? Why not get the International research robot?  This little guy is CRAZY y’all. A 2′-tall robot that responds to over 500 voice commands across 19 languages, he’s the product of eight years of development from a global, open-source community of programmers.


He can pick up and hold objects with its hands, walk across multiple floor surfaces, and scratch his head when puzzled. Two built-in camera sensors learn to identify items, obstacles, and faces, while the directional microphones recognize human speech and allow it to respond from an internal speaker. Surface-mounted tactile sensors respond to touches like a pat on the head, while infrared emitters turn on appliances remotely at its owner’s command. Wot. $7900.


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*Is someone you love interested in new technologies and start-ups?  Why not make them a gift voucher for Kickstarter? Or Indiegogo? Alternatively check out Amazon’s Launchpad, which has  a bunch of crowd funded items available.







* CreoPop 3D Pen. We’re going to do it – we’re going to use the word really again. This shizz is really cool. Sculpt 3D models by hand with this cordless 3D pen that utilizes built-in LEDs to harden the ink as you draw, while keeping the pen cool to the touch. Exchange ink colors while you work to create vibrant multicolor models. The world is a crazy place. It’s currently on sale at Best Buy for $99.







*How crazy is the world? really effing crazy. Prove it to your family by buying them a 360fly panoramic 360° HD video camera. DUH! It features Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth LE interface and the included 360fly app, so you can easily shoot, edit, replay and share recorded video footage using a compatible iOS or Android smartphone. Included action camera adaptor lets you use your 360fly camera with your existing 3-prong mounts. $399.99 From Best Buy. 


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*GoPro Hero 4 is Amazing. Just. Take. Our. Word. $499.96 from Amazon, or Adorama currently have it on sale for $329.00. 








*The  Coolest Cooler in Classic Orange is a little on the pricey side, but it’s going to pay off in no time. This is not your average cooler. Icluded is a built-in ice-crushing blender with rechargeable battery, bluetooth, splash-proof, outdoor speaker, built-in USB charger, LED lid light, bottle opener, bungee tie down and double-wide wheels. $499 from Amazon.







*Get the writer in the fam a virtual keyboard. This one pairs with Bluetooth phones, laptops, or tablets, and can be used with Apple and Android devices. And it looks like it’s from a movie. $89.99 from Brookstone. 







*Do you have a motorbike in the family? Do you also have someone who rides a motorbike in the family? The Skully AR-1 is the best motorbike helmut ever. A ‘smart helmet’ that features a powerful on board computer. You can have rear view projected onto the corner of your visor,  connect with your smartphone via Bluetooth so that you can make hands-free calls and stream music, and comes with built in mapping navigation.








There you have it. Now you just gotta choose which homey or homiette deserves which present this year. May we suggest that your iPhone recycling company iPhone Antidote deserves an International research robot? No? What about some stinky phones? Yes please! We’d love some stinky old iPhones for Christmas! And we’ll give you Cash! Merry Christmas indeed.


If you know of any other products you think peeps need to know about for their Christmas list, let us know!!


30 days and counting… Be nice everyone! Santa’s watching! (So are your family & friends…)






App of the Day – San Francisco edition




This is really cool. If you’re a Bay Arean commuter or a SFer, thanks to good ‘ol Silicon Valley you have a multitude of fancy ride-share options for getting in and around town. Now, there’s another app covering your transport butts.


Can you guess what it is?


Muni! It’s Muni! Muni has an app you guys!


Helped along the way by PayPal and Braintree, MuniMobile lets you securely purchase and use fares and passes on your smart phone. Just download the free app, register your debit/credit card or PayPal account, and BAM! FUTURE Muni riding!



Get it at the App store now! 

Uber testing new service

Uber has begun a pilot program in the Bay Area that aims to benefit current and attract new drivers to the service.


The program is similar to UberPool, which matches multiple passengers going the same direction, however this program will specifically match the driver with passengers who are going to the same destination. Think the supermarket, or to and from work.


Twice a day, drivers will be able to input their destination and be matched with passengers going to that same place. This is also similar to Lyft’s Driver Destination, however Lyft drivers’s can use in three times a day.


The program will extend to other areas in the future.




Apple Pay guided video


Apple has just put out a new guided video walking patrons through the process of using Apple pay.


Do you use Apple pay? Watch the video below!