Innovations

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2016 was a rough year for some of the biggest names in innovation. Facebook was plagued with fake news, Samsung phones exploded and Theranos suffered a stunning fall from grace. But in many ways, 2016 also gave rise to some of the brightest technological advances. Here’s more about the five of the most incredible breakthroughs that emerged in 2015.

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Olloclip Studio for IPhone 6 Plus And IPhone 6s Plus

We came across an Olloclip lens a couple of years ago and we were amazed at the difference that a single detachable lens could produce via the iPhone’s camera. So, when this came out, we were obviously excited to share it with you. Presenting the Olloclip Studio for iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6S Plus.

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7 Cool Inventions You Can Buy Now On Amazon

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Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable

The Crosley CR6020A Revolution is nothing like its big brothers because of several things. First of all, it’s very compact, measuring only 10.9 x 3 x 4.1 inchesand weighing only a pound and a half. This and the addition of a carrying handle at the back side of the turntable allows you to take it with you without difficulty. However, such a small size comes with a price because this turntable is not equipped with a built-in speaker like most of other Crosley turntables are.

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Top 10 Amazing Inventions You NEED To See

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HEY CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS. WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT THIS. EVERYONE SHOULD TALK ABOUT THIS.

This guy Manoj Bhargava made 5 hour energy and now he’s worth 4 billion dollars but he’s using 99% of it to give back and fund research and inventions that benefit the environment and the world. He’s building hospitals, funding projects that could save lives. His team of engineers have found such simple solutions to problems that we’ve been debating politically for decades. This guy needs to be more well known and people, specifically politicians, need to understand that it’s not about the money. It’s about all the lives we could save with this technology and all the people we could help. I just think this video is worth your time. I really do.

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Polaroid Cube

Unconventional design is not the only advantage of the Cube. It is packed with functionality. It is shockproof and water resistant, very rugged and durable, but it also provides you with 1080p HD video, 6MP photo quality with 124° wide angle lens.

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TMA-2 Modular Headphone

Too often when people buy headphones they are not satisfied with the complete package. There is at least one component that could be better. Now, with the TMA-2 Modular Headphone you can choose your own parts in 4 different categories – cables, headbands, ear pads and speaker units.

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I’m pretty sure French people didn’t invent all this shit because they like to surrender.

  • spitzer bullets, smokeless powder
  • integrated paper cartridges (+Switzerland)
  • Minié balls (+England)
  • metallic cartridges (pinfire and rimfire)
  • putting shotguns in revolvers
  • flintlock
  • modern tank layout, light tanks
  • slopped cast armor
  • bayonets
  • style
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iDesk Organizer and card reader by Satechi

The iDesk organizer and card reader really solves your problems in a simple yet efficient way and it helps you keep your workspace neat and organized. But not only did it help you in this way, but the multi-functional hub/card-reader kit also functions as your coffee holder as well as pen holder, and also smart/mobile phone stand and all that while it’s charging.

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The linguistic definition of bid'ah: newly invented matter.

The Shari'ah definition of bid'ah as defined by Imaam Ash-Shaatibee (Rahimahullaah) in his book, Al ‘Itisaam, 1/37:

“Newly invented way (beliefs and actions) in the religion, in imitation of the Shari'ah (prescribed law), by which nearness to Allaah is sought, not being supported by any authentic proof-neither in its foundations, nor in the manner in which it is performed.”

Avoiding innovations is one of the greatest foundations and principles of Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah and it involves: Having hatred for it, keeping away from it, and warning the people about it.

Foundations of the Sunnah by Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (Rahimahullaah).

Top 9 Kitchen Countertops

1. Natural-Stone 

If you have a busy or active kitchen, the best choice for you would be stone. Stone is a durable material and lasts through tough wear of busy kitchens. Stone comes in many forms and its varied colors make it quite popular as it helps make your kitchen unique. However, the most popular stones are granite and marble. 

2. Cultured-Stone Kitchen Countertops

Cultured-stone countertops, are blended with quartz and pigments as to appear and feel like natural stone. They are occasionally referred to as quartz-surfacing. These countertops are available in uniform colors and patterns, textures and grainings, unlike the natural stone. 


3. Solid-Surfacing Countertops

Solid-surfacing countertops mimic the look of natural stone but are much cheaper to install and require much less maintenance. If you choose solid surfacing in your kitchen the design options range from glass to stone. 

4. Laminate Kitchen Countertops

Laminate countertops are constructed with a thin sheet of plastic resin covering plywood or particleboard. Advanced tools allow laminate to mimic other countertop styles at a cheaper cost. 

5.Eco-Friendly Kitchen Countertops

Eco-Friendly countertops may be difficult to find but they are great for the environment and they are quite stylish so the search is worth it. Eco-friendly friendly countertops include bamboo, recycled glass, and paper composites (combination of resin, pigments, and recycled paper). 

6.Wood Kitchen Countertops

If you’d like to add some warmth to your kitchen, wood countertops is the way to go. Popular styles are butcher block and crafted wood slabs are also available. They will definitely add instant charm to your kitchen.

7.Metal Kitchen Countertops

Metal is a great choice for when it comes to picking out countertops. They don’t stain and they always brighten up your kitchen. Perfect for any kitchen style, modern or traditional, stainless steel countertops can be found in any kitchen style, because they complement many kitchen appliances. Though stainless steel countertops are the most popular metal countertops there are of course other metal materials; copper, pewter, and zinc. 


8.Concrete Kitchen Countertops

One of the most durable countertops is concrete. It can be tinted or sculpted into endless designs. Concrete countertops are great with other natural materials like wood or stone as it complements them nicely. 

9.Tile Kitchen Countertops

If you are on a budget, tile is the best countertop for you. It also allows you to customize your countertop. Tile is durable and comes in variety of colors, shapes, sizes and variations.