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Gadgets February 20, 2014 posted by

Dimika 1080 HD Action Cam – ultra versatile HD cam delivers great video as an action cam, security cam, webcam, car DVR and more [Review]

There are plenty of action cams around, because it seems that people love taking video of their adventures. Which is great if you’re in sunny California, but not so useful if you’re stuck somewhere like rainy Leeds. But now there’s a way to use your action cam in the summer, and convert it into something else, including a car DVR, during the rest of the time.


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Dimika 1080 HD Action Cam – ultra versatile HD cam delivers great video as an action cam, security cam, webcam, car DVR and more [Review]
Gadgets January 29, 2014 posted by

OSO DashGrip Ex – our favorite car phone mount just got a whole lot better [Review]

Regular readers may remember that we raved about the original OSO DashGrip back last year, and as our video review shows we were really impressed with the sticking capabilities of the product and the ease of use. Well the company has not stood still, and the new model, the OSO DashGrip Ex has added an extremely cool feature to make it even easier to use.


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OSO DashGrip Ex – our favorite car phone mount just got a whole lot better [Review]
Awesome January 14, 2014 posted by

Daily Free Books – free Kindle ebooks delivered to your email inbox every day [Freeware]

Regular readers will know that we’re lovers of the free eBook service from Amazon and other booksellers, and although Amazon ticked us off recently by removing the ability to log RSS feeds of new books in particular genres, it seems there’s now an alternative option which is almost as useful.


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Daily Free Books – free Kindle ebooks delivered to your email inbox every day [Freeware]
Awesome January 6, 2014 posted by

Timely – absolutely gorgeous alarm clock for Android, now free of charge [Freeware]

Last week Google swooped in and bought yet another small company using it’s extremely large duffel bag of loose change and lunch vouchers. But this time, instead of immediately shutting down the product and re-deploying the engineers towards the rear of the Googleplex building, Google has done the unthinkable. It’s turned a great product into a free one.


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Timely – absolutely gorgeous alarm clock for Android, now free of charge [Freeware]
Free Software December 10, 2013 posted by

MediaCrush – superb free open sourced hosting for video, images and audio

We love open source, and especially when it’s wrapped around something ultra cool like this new media hosting service called MediaCrush. The service offers something a little different from traditional media hosting, and because it’s open source there’s a growing community getting involved which is a good sign for the future.


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MediaCrush – superb free open sourced hosting for video, images and audio
Free Software December 3, 2013 posted by

Unchecky – automatically avoid installing nasty toolbars when you install software on your computer [Freeware]

One of the nastiest features of the current software download market, especially with free software, is the installation of toolbars and other 3rd party components onto your computer without your explicit agreement. Most of the time, these add-ons are pushed onto people’s computers because they don’t read the terms as they are installing, and just click Yes to everything. Bad idea!!


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Unchecky – automatically avoid installing nasty toolbars when you install software on your computer [Freeware]
Free Software November 25, 2013 posted by

CityMapper – the absolutely essential city transport guide for your phone [Freeware]

Cities are huge places by definition, and if you’ve ever found yourself adrift in a big one you’ll know how frustrating and unsettling that can be. The problem is you don’t know the layout, the orientation and most especially the transport system. There’s a ton of city apps out there to help, but for the most part they’re pretty basic, offering train, bus and road guides in a simple form.


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CityMapper – the absolutely essential city transport guide for your phone [Freeware]
Awesome November 21, 2013 posted by

Adlens Focuss – exclusive hands on report of this revolutionary new eyewear technology [Video]

A new technology called Variable Power Optics launched today by Oxford research company Adlens promises to revolutionize the eyewear industry, and replace the old varifocal and progressive lens eyewear which millions of people use to combat aging eyes. Recent reports suggest that over a billion people could suffer from impaired vision due to age (aka presbyopia ), where the lens of the eye loses its flexibility, making it difficult to focus on close objects.


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Adlens Focuss – exclusive hands on report of this revolutionary new eyewear technology [Video]
Gadgets November 1, 2013 posted by

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – we test the groundbreaking 18 hour tablet and stand impressed [Video Review]

The launch this week of the brand new Lenovo Yoga Tablet range marks a new direction for Android tablet computers in general. The new devices, which come in 8 and 10 inch formats, may not offer many surprises in terms of architecture and performance, but they do feature some very cool features, including a ground breaking 18 hours battery life. We spend some valuable standby time putting the larger 10 inch Yoga Tablet 10 through its paces to bring you…


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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – we test the groundbreaking 18 hour tablet and stand impressed [Video Review]
Free Software October 16, 2013 posted by

f.lux – new version of the amazing screen light manager adds more features to help us work and sleep better [Freeware]

We first reported on the delicious f.lux freeware program back in 2010, and now three years later, we’re happy to announce that a new version has arrived. For those who don’t know, this innovative program automatically adjusts the temperature and brightness of your computer screen to a) help avoid eye strain from looking at a glaring screen all day and b) help us sleep better by making the screen light softer as the evening progresses, so we can wind down.


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f.lux – new version of the amazing screen light manager adds more features to help us work and sleep better [Freeware]
Awesome October 3, 2013 posted by

LucidPress – superb new free collaborative web based layout and design application does it all

We first reported on Lucid Software three years ago and even then we marked out the company and its approach as something special. “All in all this is one superb drawing and charting app, and deserves to carve a significant chunk out of the market.” Well fast forward to today and they’ve gone and done it again, with another superb web application which fills a real need and competes aggressively against an expensive big league incumbent.


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LucidPress – superb new free collaborative web based layout and design application does it all
Bookmark This! September 6, 2013 posted by

Plotagon – write a story, make a movie and have more fun than you can imagine

One of the interesting things about tech is how easily it can be adapted to different needs. You want a navigation system? Here’s GPS. You need an orchestra? Here’s a synthesizer and sequencer. Now this inexorable march is starting to move towards automating the entertainment industry.


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Plotagon – write a story, make a movie and have more fun than you can imagine
Awesome August 23, 2013 posted by

Zhopped – this free crowdsourced image editing service rocks. Uh…did we mention it’s free…?

Digital photos is awesome, amiright? We’ve got thousands of them stored on disks across the universe, but only a few are actually worth showing to anyone else. But how cool would it be if you could upload a shot and ask someone to tweak, fix, enhance and otherwise improve the shot to make you look like a total awesome photographer? And for free?


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Zhopped – this free crowdsourced image editing service rocks. Uh…did we mention it’s free…?
Hacks & How to August 16, 2013 posted by

Top 10 Tech Tips For Surviving Your New Baby

Ah, the excitement of a new addition to the family. The joy, the pride, the exhaustion, the lack of sleep and personal hygiene…you get the picture. Adding a child to your family is one of the most wonderful and yet hardest things ever. Fortunately for us geeks, there are lots of technology options that can help us survive the process, keep baby happy and make sure everyone involved gets the absolute most out of the joy of parenthood.


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Top 10 Tech Tips For Surviving Your New Baby
Free Software August 14, 2013 posted by

Marble – the earth on your desktop…and in your car [Freeware]

We live on a pretty cool planet, and there’s no better time waster than running through an atlas to see exactly where all the wonders of the world are located. Google Earth has pretty much dominated the digital atlas market for a few years, but now there’s a great alternative which uses open source maps and incorporates a ton of really useful features.


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Marble – the earth on your desktop…and in your car [Freeware]
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