If you’re struggling to lose weight or save some money, this nifty little gadget could be the answer to your prayers.
Amazon is now selling the Pavlok bracelet that promises to help you sort your life out, whether your issue is spending too much time on the internet, biting your nails or oversleeping.
Basically, every time you step out of line, the strap will give you a 350-volt electric shock, just to give you a gentle reminder.
And to give you a bit more of an incentive to be good, your mates can even download an app which means they can give you a buzz if they catch you eating an extra slice of cake or going on a spending spree.
According to the manufacturer: “Pavlok allows you to speak your reptile brain’s language by adding an unpleasant element (a safe and harmless ‘zap’ of electricity on your wrist) to what you have been taught to love (your nasty lingering habit), quickly conditioning your mind to associate an ‘unpleasant’ feeling with your bad habit… and stopping it all together.”
So far, reviews of the device have been fairly mixed, with some claiming it’s helped them change their bad habits, while others have criticised its quality.
One customer wrote: “Wrist band is a little awkward but it does allow for the contacts to be positioned closely to your skin for the best results. I’ve only used the button on the device to administer the shock.
“I can’t comment on how the hand motion function works. The app is ok and does give some information and videos on how to beat whatever habit you’re trying to break. At 100 percent on a decent charge it is more than enough of a zap to get your attention.
“I’m glad I bought it, so far I believe it is working. It’s not going to cure a lifelong issue in a few days so you have to stick to their plan and really work on it.”
The end is nigh.
The Ring Video Doorbell is Down to its Lowest Price Ever for Amazon Prime day
Amazon Prime Day is officially here, and that means massive discounts on TVs, laptops, appliances and more. It also means killer deals on Amazon’s own devices, like the best-selling Ring Doorbell. Prime members can get the Ring Video Doorbell on sale for $69.99. That’s a $30 discount, and the lowest price we’ve seen for the Wi-Fi enabled video doorbell. Our Sostre News readers can also get the Ring doorbell on sale for $69.
The Ring Video Doorbell allows you to monitor your door from anywhere and lets you speak and talk to visitors from your device. The Ring will send alerts to your smartphone, tablet, or computer when motion is detected or when visitors press the doorbell. The Wi-Fi enabled doorbell offers live view on-demand video and infrared night vision. The Ring also works with Amazon Alexa so you can see, hear, and talk to visitors through Echo devices.
Like we mentioned above, this is the lowest price we’ve seen for the Ring doorbell and a fantastic deal for a Ring product. This sale will end Tuesday at midnight PDT, so you should take advantage of this killer deal while you can.
Say goodbye to package thieves and worrying about the safety of your home thanks to this doorbell that doubles as a security camera.
Ring is a wi-fi enabled video doorbell that allows you to see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC. If you’re going to buy any security device on Amazon Prime Day, let it be this!
Ring is one of the most high-tech and compact home accessories that is making a splash in home security. It streams directly to your phone, giving you live video access whenever and wherever. Not to mention it’s also compatible with your Alexa and can send announcements to your Echo devices when your doorbell is pressed or when motion is detected. You can even connect it to your Echo Show or Echo Spot so you can keep an eye on your front door at all time.
It works on any home, with or without existing doorbell wires and it monitors your yard in HD video and has perfect night vision, for 24/7 surveillance and protection. Now you can stress less about package thieves and intruders.
Smart houses are no longer a thing of the past with Ring. Protect your home today!
Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp are ‘being buggy,’ users report outages around the world
If you’re having issues with Facebook and Instagram on your smartphone, you’re not alone.
Early Wednesday, people around the globe began reporting app issues, according to DownDetector, a web service that offers a real-time overview of bugs and outages online. About 8:45 a.m. EST, thousands of Instagram users began reporting that they were having problems.
The hashtags #InstagramDown, #FacebookDown and #WhatsApp have since started trending on Twitter, a result of widespread social conversation surrounding the service interruption.
A live outage map shows that users in the Northeast region of the U.S., as well as London and Berlin, are having issues with the photo-sharing app. Other hotspots include Florida, Georgia and parts of South America, according to DownDetector.
Instagram and Facebook both tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the companies are “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”
We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images and videos on Instagram. We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #instagramdown
— Instagram (@instagram) July 3, 2019
Facebook, which owns Instagram, began having problems as early as 8:04 a.m. EST. Since then, DownDetector reported over 7,600 outages across the entire eastern half of the U.S. and throughout Europe.
Facebook wasn’t immediately reachable for comment.
In the comment sections on the DownDetector website, users sounded off about issues they were having with the apps.
Instagram user @Paerbaer asks, “Is Instagram story not working or is my internet just trash right now?” Instagram user Robin Grima writes, “Can’t upload to story, can’t send pictures in chats and can’t open photos sent. Most people’s icons are blank. Can’t see posts, they’re blank.”
Instagrammer Hiroshi28 asks, “Are we surprised that Instagram keeps crashing and being buggy?”
Facebook users were having similar issues.
Facebook user Robert Currier says that “images and very slow here in West Central Florida,” while Facebooker Tina Modugno simply says “images won’t post.”
WhatsApp was seeing similar outage patterns also, according to DownDetector.
This story is developing…
San Francisco Bans E-Cigarettes
The city of San Francisco has become the first to ban e-cigarette sales pending the clearing of their health effects. This happened on Tuesday after officials voted to ban the selling of vaporizers from stores, and making it illegal for online retailers to deliver e-cigarettes to any San Francisco address.
However for this law to be fully enforced, the San Francisco Mayor London Breed would have to sign off the legislation. She has been given 10 days to do so, and it would take another 10 months after she has signed for the law to begin to be enforced.
Among those who campaigned for this ban is the San Francisco city’s Lawyer, Dennis Herrera, who was happy about the ban. He said the ban was necessary because of what he called an “abdication of responsibility” by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in regulating e-cigarettes”.
According to an article published by the BBC News in August 2018, a study found that “vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought”. Researchers found that the effects of using e-cigarettes are similar to those of smoking cigarettes.
Not only that, but thousands of people have been injured due to malfunctioning e-cigarette batteries and in the case of a 24 year old Texas man, it resulted in a death. His vapor pen exploded when he tried to use it and it sent shards of metal into his face, neck and severed an artery. This resulted to him losing his life by stroke on January 29.
The Public Health England argued that e-cigarettes were less harmful than smoking and that people who were looking to quit smoking should use them instead. In 2018, it called to the National Health Service (NHS) to have e-cigarettes available on prescrition.
Another argument supporting the use of e-cigarettes came from Juul Labs, the most popular e-cigarette producer in the US, saying that the move to ban e-cigarettes would create a “thriving black market” and will drive smokers back to cigarettes.
The ball is now in the San Francisco’s Mayor’s court, but reports say that she has indicated that she would sign off the legislation.
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