Author Archives: Scott

Fun & Games February 27, 2012 posted by Scott

Karotz is your cute rabbit robot friend

We all seem to live in a world that has us on the go or traveling almost constantly. We take time out of each day to read the news, check Twitter, and other things of importance to us. However, it takes time to skim over these things, so why not get a cute robot to read everything aloud so you can multitask?

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Karotz is your cute rabbit robot friend
Gadgets February 25, 2012 posted by Scott

New USB Hub doesn’t care which way you plug in your cable

There are hundreds, if not thousands of USB hubs available on the market today. Some are shaped like animals, robots, or have some sort of other fancy function, like warming a cup of coffee. However, the inevitable problem that you will face has nothing to do with the functionality of the hub, but with your ability to put the male plug into the USB port right side up.

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New USB Hub doesn’t care which way you plug in your cable
Gadgets February 24, 2012 posted by Scott

Can your iPhone act as a self-defense weapon?

When you’re at the end of your day, you start to head to your car so you can kick off your shoes at home. However, if you are stuck walking out to your car at night, chances are you get a little nervous when you feel that things are “too quiet”. You can’t really carry a gun or knife on you during the work day, but what about having a spare iPhone case?

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Can your iPhone act as a self-defense weapon?
Free Software February 24, 2012 posted by Scott

Watch YouTube clips without your web browser [Daily Freeware]

When you want to listen to a specific song that you don’t own, what do you generally do? Pirating the song isn’t the best answer here. Generally the best legal thing you can do is head over to YouTube and punch in the song’s title. Maybe you have a bunch of songs on YouTube that you want to listen to. For that, you can create a playlist, but managing that inside of a browser can be a bit annoying sometimes….

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Watch YouTube clips without your web browser [Daily Freeware]
but is it art? February 24, 2012 posted by Scott

Tetris Desk Lamp will fit just about anywhere

When you want a source of illumination for your desk, you don’t just want another fluorescent light bulb casting a garish light onto your work. That is both boring and stifling for your creativity. That’s why you should look into something like the Tetris Desk Lamp (warning, PDF), as it is both wonderfully colorful, and doesn’t function like any other type of lamp.

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Tetris Desk Lamp will fit just about anywhere
hmm..interesting February 24, 2012 posted by Scott

WaterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage

Seeing as everyone seems to think that a zombie apocalypse is on the way, it’s best to be prepared, right? One of the most important things to keep on hand is a fresh source of water. Knowing that everyone is going to hit the grocery stores and markets first thing, you likely want to find a way to avoid all of the chaos. This is where an item like the WaterBOB Emergency Water Storage comes in.

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WaterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage
hmm..interesting February 23, 2012 posted by Scott

Do you need a little extra privacy when you sleep?

Living the college life can be rather difficult at times. It is especially hard if you are staying in a dorm with a roommate who doesn’t know how to mind their own business. If you were at home, you would likely just go to your room and shut out the distractions, but if you both are living in the same space, that would be a little bit impossible.

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Do you need a little extra privacy when you sleep?
diy February 23, 2012 posted by Scott

Build your own iPhone Boombox

We all like to listen to music on the go. Whether it be in the car, on a stroll in a woods, or having a picnic at the park, it’s nice to have some background music to accompany your day. Your iPhone likely carries a good hunk of your music, but it’s difficult to get much sound out of such a tiny device. Instead of paying a hefty sum of money on purchasing speakers, why not make some of your…

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Build your own iPhone Boombox
Free Software February 23, 2012 posted by Scott

Digital Pillbox helps you keep track of your medication regimen [Daily Freeware]

If you, or someone in your house has a pill regimen that they have to take on a daily basis, it can be hard to keep track of them. Some are to be taken every few hours, while others are at specific times of day, and there are some that you can’t take at the same time as another. That’s why there are pill boxes out there with alarms to remind you at the appropriate time. However, what if you’re…

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Digital Pillbox helps you keep track of your medication regimen [Daily Freeware]
Fun & Games February 23, 2012 posted by Scott

AquaClimb adds a rock wall to your pool

Rock climbing seems like one of those overly adventurous sports that is left up to explorers and daredevils. Sure, there are harnesses and things of that nature to make sure you don’t fall, but having only the solid Earth to catch you if some misfortune befalls your equipment is not an encouraging thought. What if there was a way to have a giant pool of water waiting to break your fall?

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AquaClimb adds a rock wall to your pool
but is it art? February 23, 2012 posted by Scott

Eclisse Table Lamp

There are some of us who are fond of the moon, and its various stages of light production. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have reminders of that giant glowing orb inside of your home? It seems as though the Eclisse Table Lamp was built by someone who is a lover of the waxing and waning of the moon.

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Eclisse Table Lamp
Gadgets February 22, 2012 posted by Scott

How clean is the air you breathe?

There have been many things labeled “organic” that I have seen, but rarely do you see someone advertising organic air. While I have no idea what makes air organic, or non-organic, it seems as though this particular air-cleaner has pin-pointed this subject matter. There are a lot of things floating around in the air we breathe, so I suppose it’s better that it’s as natural as possible.

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How clean is the air you breathe?
Fun & Games February 22, 2012 posted by Scott

Self-Balancing Unicycle 2.0

We have all wished at least once in our lives that we could be coordinated enough to do something like figure skating, playing a sport, or riding a unicycle. Thanks to the interest our society seems to have in making efficient people movers, now you can do at least one of those things. No, there’s not a product out there that’s going to transform you into a great figure skater, sorry.

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Self-Balancing Unicycle 2.0
Free Software February 22, 2012 posted by Scott

StrokesPlus lets you assign shortcuts to mouse gestures [Daily Freeware]

When you need to copy text from one place and paste it to another, how do you go about it? Do you highlight the words, then right-click, then click “copy,” then right-click again in in your text field and hit “paste”? Or perhaps you go up to the Edit menu and select “copy” from there. I’m going to bet that most of the time you do neither of these things. Instead, you probably press Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, because it takes…

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StrokesPlus lets you assign shortcuts to mouse gestures [Daily Freeware]
hmm..interesting February 22, 2012 posted by Scott

The Pet’s Water Cooler

When it’s a hot summer day, the best thing in the world is a nice, cool glass of water. Having a cup of H2O that has been sitting out for a few hours does nothing to cool you down. Seeing as they can’t saunter off to the fridge for some ice cubes, this might be why your pet is found panting during the season of scorching heat.

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The Pet’s Water Cooler