Author Archives: Scott

Fun & Games December 7, 2010 posted by Scott

QRapping Paper spices up your gift wrapping

When you’re a kid and you saw presents wrapped under the tree,  you agonized over what the boxes might hold. You snuck into the room when no one was looking and picked up the boxes to asses the weight and whether or not it rattled when you shook it. Well, at least that’s what I used to do. As an adult, now you can have a little more fun with your kids in this regard by using this QRapping Paper….

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QRapping Paper spices up your gift wrapping
Awesome December 7, 2010 posted by Scott

Forget race car beds, get a starship bed!

Man, what I wouldn’t give to be a kid with rich parents right now. When I was a kid, the coolest bed you could find was one that looked like a race car. These days a company by the name of PoshTots is offering Deep Space Fighter Beds that look like space ships such as ones depicted in the Star Wars movies. This particular bed appears to be modeled after the Eta-2 interceptor that Anakin Skywalker flew at the end…

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Forget race car beds, get a starship bed!
Awesome December 7, 2010 posted by Scott

Geek crafts his own Star Trek-like automatic door

I’m pretty sure that I speak for most geeks when I say that we’ve all thought it would be cool to have automatic doors in our house, a la Star Trek. The problem is that most of us don’t get past the dreaming stage and actually attempt to make it happen. Well here’s a guy that did in fact, craft one of his own. While there aren’t a lot of details here, we can tell you that the door itself…

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announcement December 7, 2010 posted by Scott

Google launches eBookstore

It’s hard to remember a time when Google didn’t have their hands in almost every aspect of the technology world. The company is evolving every bit as much as the world around them. So what is the latest area that the search giant has decided to take on? eBooks. Google actually seems to be a bit behind the curve on this one, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that their new eBook store is inferior by any means. The Google eBookstore…

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Google launches eBookstore
Bizarre December 7, 2010 posted by Scott

Cup Shitsuki looks like ramen, is actually a portable humidifier

Sometimes when you’re stuffed up from a cold, it’s nice to use a humidifier to alleviate some of that congestion. Of course, lugging one around isn’t always an option, as they can be rather bulky. So instead, why not try this portable model, which also happens to look like a cup of ramen. The small device can be powered by either a free USB port on your computer, or a regular wall adapter. Just add a bit of water, and…

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Cup Shitsuki looks like ramen, is actually a portable humidifier
general December 6, 2010 posted by Scott

GymGym lets you exercise without leaving your chair

I’ll be the first to admit that I spend way too much time in a computer chair. That’s one of the pitfalls of doing so much work online I suppose. Okay, so maybe it has something to do with playing PC games as well. Either way, I have to push myself to get out and do physical activity or else risk getting out of shape. But what if I could exercise without leaving my chair? No, I’m not about to…

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GymGym lets you exercise without leaving your chair
Recommended December 6, 2010 posted by Scott

Click ‘n Cook saves space in your kitchen

If you were to go into your kitchen and fetch a spatula, how many would you have to choose from? Somehow over the last few years I’ve managed to acquire five or six of them. They tend to take up a bit of space in the drawer beside my sink, but since they get used, I don’t feel like getting rid of any. Well here is a neat kitchen set that might clear up some drawer space. This Click ‘n…

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Click ‘n Cook saves space in your kitchen
Eco Friendly December 6, 2010 posted by Scott

iFan concept aims to keep your phone recharged using wind power

The great thing about smartphones is that they can do so much to enhance our daily lives. Everything from finding directions to that new restaurant you want to try, to providing the entire web at your fingertips. Unfortunately such features come at a price, namely by way of a short battery life. The iPhone is especially notorious for having a rather poor battery life. That’s why one person decided to take matters into his own hand, and come up with…

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iFan concept aims to keep your phone recharged using wind power
Bizarre December 6, 2010 posted by Scott

Pentax unleashes a special edition robot DSLR

How many times have you been out shooting with your fancy DSLR and thought to yourself “this camera just doesn’t attract enough attention.”? A very common problem, right? Thankfully there are a few solutions out there. First, you can get yourself a gigantic telephoto lens. If you’ve got a lens that’s over a foot long, someone is bound to take notice. Your other option is to just scrap your camera altogether and pick up this Pentax K-r DSLR, which is…

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Pentax unleashes a special edition robot DSLR
Bizarre December 3, 2010 posted by Scott

Turn Google Translate into a virtual beatboxer

Google is a company that seems to make everything. No longer limited to simply assisting you in searching the web, the do everything from delivering email to changing the way you interact with your phone. One of their lesser-known tools is a virtual beatboxer. Okay, so it’s not an “official” tool, but it works, and it’s hilarious. What you need to do is head over to Google Translate and make sure that you’re going from German to German. Now add…

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Turn Google Translate into a virtual beatboxer
Gadgets December 3, 2010 posted by Scott

Portable Door Lock keeps everyone out of your room

Have you ever stayed at a hotel that you didn’t exactly feel comfortable in? There’s nothing quite like trying to get a good night’s sleep when you inadvertently booked your room in the wrong part of town. Sure, you could try to find a different place to stay, but it might just be more of a hassle than it’s worth. Instead, you could put an extra lock on the door, just to be safe. This Portable Door Lock isn’t just…

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Portable Door Lock keeps everyone out of your room
Bizarre December 3, 2010 posted by Scott

Beat Poet Concrete Rings make a fashion statement

Think back to all of the jewelry you’ve owned over the years. What base materials were they made out of? If I had to guess, sterling silver, gold, and silver probably rank pretty high on the list for most of you. I’d even go so far as to assume that none of you listed concrete. I can’t imagine many people in the world who would want to wear a piece of concrete around every day. They do exist though, these…

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Beat Poet Concrete Rings make a fashion statement
hmm..interesting December 3, 2010 posted by Scott

GloveTips let you use your iPhone while still wearing gloves

If you’re an iPhone user (or have any phone with a touchscreen) you’re probably not enjoying this time of year. The cold weather doesn’t harm the phone any, but it does make you want to put on a pair of gloves to keep your digits warm. Unfortunately capacitive touchscreens require a little bit of human contact in order to register input. Of course you can always get around this, if you know what you’re doing and have the right materials….

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GloveTips let you use your iPhone while still wearing gloves
general December 3, 2010 posted by Scott

TRON helmet won’t make you as cool as TRON Guy

Lets say that you’ve just purchased yourself a brand new motorcycle (or a scooter, if that’s your thing). As uncool as helmets tend to be, you’ll probably want to pick  one up so that your might actually survive in the event of a wreck. So what do you pick, a plain neutral color so as to not stand out? Or perhaps something flashy so that you turn heads. If the latter is more to your taste, then you might just…

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TRON helmet won’t make you as cool as TRON Guy
cool tech December 2, 2010 posted by Scott

LightBoard turns your iPad into a children’s drawing toy

The iPad is a device of many uses. It can be an ebook reader, a netbook, a portable entertainment device, you name it. With so many uses, it’s not surprising that it would attract the attention of children, as well as adults. Of course, when you’re talking about a $500+ piece of technology, one might be hesitant to put it in the hands of a child. That’s why the people at Griffin developed the LightBoard. The Lightboard is a combination…

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LightBoard turns your iPad into a children’s drawing toy