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Fun & Games August 20, 2014 posted by

Snap Macro Lens – take cool macro photos with this whimsical smartphone attachment

A good camera with fancy lenses can be very, very expensive. Which may not be something that everyone who wants to take up photography can handle. But most people today do happen to have a cell phone with a camera. With the Snap Macro Lens, even armed with only a cell phone, you too can take photos of our tiny world.


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Snap Macro Lens – take cool macro photos with this whimsical smartphone attachment
general August 18, 2014 posted by

Five-0 Police Rating App – free app lets citizens track and rate police encounters [Freeware]

If there’s one thing the advent of the Internet has brought to the world, it’s the ability to easily gather data from people, and this new app from a group of young Americans is the latest example of the power of this information crowdsourcing. Five-0 Police Rating App is a free smartphone app which lets people log their encounters with law enforcement and rate the experience for future reference.


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Five-0 Police Rating App – free app lets citizens track and rate police encounters [Freeware]
general August 13, 2014 posted by

YouCam Makeup – the digital cosmetic kit in your phone [Freeware]

I remember back in the day watching the Fifth Element movie, and there’s one ultra cool bit in it where Leeloo puts a device up to her face, presses a button and a full set of makeup is instantly applied without her having to touch a thing. Cool sci-fi at its best. Well we’re not there yet, but we may be on the way if this new freeware app is anything to go by.


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YouCam Makeup – the digital cosmetic kit in your phone [Freeware]
general July 15, 2014 posted by

Splashbase – free public domain high resolution photos to download for free [Freeware]

You can go two ways with image sourcing. You can either trawl through one of the many free image sites on the web, and take your time to select the shot which fits your needs closest, or you can opt for one of the growing number of curated image services, which do the searching for you and come up with images they think will fit a wide demographic.


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Splashbase – free public domain high resolution photos to download for free [Freeware]
general June 7, 2014 posted by

Viridian Wood – upcycling discarded waste into beautiful hardwood flooring

Tropical hardwood isn’t as easy to come by as it used to be thanks for regulations and more sustainable forest management. Still, there’s a surprising amount of it that’s been wasted and landfilled. Viridian Wood Products discovered a steady supply of these beautiful woods and has turned them into stunning looking hardwood flooring. Their new American Classics line features reclaimed red oak, white oak, and rustic oak solid-plank hardwood flooring. Tropical hardwood is used to stabilize heavy manufactured goods such…


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Viridian Wood – upcycling discarded waste into beautiful hardwood flooring
general June 3, 2014 posted by

Anki – open source flashcards help you learn stuff quickly and effectively anywhere [Freeware]

Not all of us can have great memories, which means it can be difficult trying to remember facts for exams, work or even hobbies. The best way to overcome the problem is probably to sign up for a course or two, but if you don’t have the time or money, there is a free alternative which can be pretty valuable.


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Anki – open source flashcards help you learn stuff quickly and effectively anywhere [Freeware]
general June 2, 2014 posted by

YouTube announces proposed new crowdfunding program – fans to get the chance to chip in to their favorite channels

The YouTube phenomenon continues on and on, with no signs of stopping, with around 1 billion viewers now visiting the site every single month. That’s a lot of eyeballs, and it’s clearly exercising the attention of Google a lot nowadays, judging by the number of new initiatives which are arriving on the scene for the video makers and their fans.


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YouTube announces proposed new crowdfunding program – fans to get the chance to chip in to their favorite channels
general May 2, 2014 posted by

Spiderman 2 Dual Card Reader – spidey delivers flexible storage and conversion with a sticky hand

If you’ve suddenly noticed that your spidey sense is tingling, it could be because there’s a new range of geek merchandise kicking around which is taking advantage of the popularity of everyone’s favorite wall climber. No not Rob Ford.


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Spiderman 2 Dual Card Reader – spidey delivers flexible storage and conversion with a sticky hand
general April 3, 2014 posted by

TomTom Runner Cardio Watch – heart rate monitoring without clumsy straps or apps

There’s a new toy in town and it’s designed to help you stay alive longer. What’s more, the product aims to prevent you getting lost, missing your appointments and generally losing your way in life while you continue maximizing your life span. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.


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TomTom Runner Cardio Watch – heart rate monitoring without clumsy straps or apps
general March 6, 2014 posted by

Cloudmade – awesome customizable online map and route service

Take a deep breath and repeat after us – ‘there are some great alternatives to Google out there’. Got it? Feel better? Good. We’re now so indoctrinated to thinking that Google offers the best of everything, that maybe we’re forgetting that there some great projects and services around which don’t have anything to do with the company.


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Cloudmade – awesome customizable online map and route service
general January 31, 2014 posted by

Ingersoll Rand QXX2PT08PQ4 Electric Screwdriver – because real Pros know that some computer connected tools is awesome

How much is a good job worth to you? $100? $400? Well for some people it’s a lot more than that, chum. For these people, nothing less than a fully connected, programmable, wireless tool will do. And that’s where this puppy comes in.


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Ingersoll Rand QXX2PT08PQ4 Electric Screwdriver – because real Pros know that some computer connected tools is awesome