Good morning. Bose is being sued for allegedly spying on users of their wireless headphones. The lawsuit, which was filed by a customer, claims that Bose uses the companion Connect App to track music, podcasts and other audio that customers listen to, and then sells the information to third parties. If you use Bose wireless headphones, maybe switch between death metal and children’s music just to keep ’em on their toes.
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Ray-Ban Blaze Shooter Sunglasses
The original Shooter frame — a variation of the Aviator with an acetate bridge — imbued with a touch of bold, urban style. Available in six colors.
Therm-A-Rest Slacker Hammock House
A capable, all-in-one hammock shelter with all the right fixings: rain fly, bug shelter, suspenders, stakes and cord tensioners, all of which fits into a single stuff sack. And it weighs just under four pounds — much lighter than many two-person tents.
LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3
LaCie’s newest storage dock is made for creatives who need hard drive space of cosmic proportions (up to 20TB) and who primarily use Apple products (it has two Thunderbolt 3 ports). It has all the other standard ports, like USB 3, USB 3.1 DisplayPort, SD and CF, and transfers files at 440MB per second.
Hestan Cue Smart Induction Burner & Fry Pan
Precision cooking appliances can be intimidating, necessitating a preexisting level of expertise or familiarity with cooking techniques. Hestan Cue, the latest high-tech kitchen appliance to hit the market, is different; it uses precision technology to walk users through recipes step by step, from slicing to salting to searing, yielding better results and enabling more adventurous cooking. — Emily Singer, Associate Staff Writer
Creek Cutler Repurposed File Knives
Hand forged in England, each blade is repurposed from a carbon steel metalworking file, preserving the original file patterns on the grip. Since each order is custom, you can request whatever blade shape you like: paring, santoku, etc.
Trey Jones Bookscapes
From the Gear Patrol Store: Inspired by vistas seen during a cross-country road trip, Bookscapes draw from nature in order to refine the aesthetic of any bookshelf. Each Bookscape — Mountains, Peaks, Waves — is constructed with hand-dyed solid cedar and displays books in a different manner.
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