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Awesome July 24, 2014 posted by

goTenna – No wi-fi? No cell service? No problem, just turn your smart phone into a CB radio

If you’re like me, you take your cell phone wherever you go but it always seems like the times you need it most, you don’t have any service. Say your car breaks down and you need to call a friend or you’re running late for a meeting and you’re coming from the middle of nowhere. Without fail, no service. goTenna is a product designed to keep you communicating when your mobile service fails.


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goTenna – No wi-fi? No cell service? No problem, just turn your smart phone into a CB radio
Awesome July 22, 2014 posted by

Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes

Making websites has definitely become more of a science than an art nowadays, what with the popularity of things like WordPress, Weebly and other site makers. But even with these systems there’s still a ton of work needed to actually make a site look good, as anyone who’s struggled with a WordPress theme will tell you. If you’re not a designer, the results can quickly and easily become horrible.


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Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes
Awesome July 18, 2014 posted by

AromaFork – hack your tastebuds with this weird and wonderful tool

So here’s a fascinating fact. Apparently we humans lose half of our taste receptors by the time we reach 20, and from then on it’s all downhill. Yikes. As if that wasn’t enough, our tastebuds can only recognize 5 primary tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and unami – and if you’re a non-taster, you’re probably not even going to be able to do that. So it’s fascinating to report on a new product which aims to help things along…


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AromaFork – hack your tastebuds with this weird and wonderful tool
Awesome May 28, 2014 posted by

Skype Translate – new technology from Microsoft looks like the translation breakthrough we’ve been waiting for

We reckon that deep down everyone would like to be a fluent linguist in multiple languages. It’s just so cool to be able to walk into a room and start chatting away in a different language to a friend or family member. As someone who can barely speak one language, that makes me severely envious.


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Skype Translate – new technology from Microsoft looks like the translation breakthrough we’ve been waiting for
Awesome May 19, 2014 posted by

Pick n Mix – superb new website building service is perfect for small businesses and mom and pop

If you’ve ever been asked to recommend a website building service, or needed a small website for a project yourself, you’ll know that it’s not easy finding the right option. Sure there are lots of website services out there, from free to pricey, but they either require that you know about design (or coding), or pay an arm or a leg for a custom design/development option. Even WordPress is a tricky choice, since there are so many things you need…


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Pick n Mix – superb new website building service is perfect for small businesses and mom and pop
Awesome May 13, 2014 posted by

Jak Bank – interest free ethical borrowing becomes a reality in Sweden

Ever wished there was a bank which was actually driven by more humanitarian goals than merely making more profit? Yes there are credit unions, cooperative and community banks, but they almost all still revolve around the idea of interest payments on loans and savings. What about a bank that did away with all that, and tried a different approach altogether?


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Jak Bank – interest free ethical borrowing becomes a reality in Sweden
Awesome May 7, 2014 posted by

Elementary OS – so you want to speed up your old laptop computer eh? [Freeware]

We’ve been playing with the very snazzy Elementary OS recently, and it’s actually very nice indeed. Designed as a replacement for the Windows or Apple operating systems on desktop and laptop computers, it’s based on the standard Ubuntu platform, with some nice bells and whistles added.


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Elementary OS – so you want to speed up your old laptop computer eh? [Freeware]
Awesome May 6, 2014 posted by

Saddlebaby Shoulder Carrier – because your kid deserves the throne

Walking with your little one in a street full of people can be really tiring because you have to make sure that you don’t let him/her go. And even when you give a piggyback on your shoulders it’s a problem. Your child may enjoy it, but it gets very tiring very fast for the generous parent.


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Saddlebaby Shoulder Carrier – because your kid deserves the throne
Awesome April 18, 2014 posted by

Open Source Seed Initiative – making sure non-patented seeds are kept alive for future generations

“This Open Source Seed pledge is intended to ensure your freedom to use the seed contained herein in any way you choose, and to make sure those freedoms are enjoyed by all subsequent users. By opening this packet, you pledge that you will not restrict others’ use of these seeds and their derivatives by patents, licenses, or any other means. You pledge that if you transfer these seeds or their derivatives they will also be accompanied by this pledge.”


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Open Source Seed Initiative – making sure non-patented seeds are kept alive for future generations
Awesome April 17, 2014 posted by

Imagine your luggage is just code – get ready for a future where we don’t own things, but instead make and destroy on demand

Finnish designer and creative director of 3D systems, Janne Kyttanen, has recently posted a video outlining a possible future where 3D printing is embedded in our lives in a completely new way. He asks us to imagine a world where everything we own – in this case specifically our vacation luggage – is stored as nothing but computer code. Instead of carrying our belongings with us on holiday, the idea is we print it all out at our destination on…


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Imagine your luggage is just code – get ready for a future where we don’t own things, but instead make and destroy on demand
Awesome April 16, 2014 posted by

Videvo – free stock video footage and motion graphics [Freeware]

If you’re one of those folks who’ve been bitten by the video bug, you’ll know all about the joys and frustrations of getting your work done. Apart from having to learn all the ropes, it’s also tricky putting together professional looking productions without having the money to spend on the nice little extras. One extra which is particularly valuable is the use of B-roll, or stock footage, which can really add something to your video.


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Videvo – free stock video footage and motion graphics [Freeware]
Awesome April 9, 2014 posted by

Eyeshot HD Action Cam With Watch Remote Control – cool GoPro clone comes with live preview on your wrist [Review]

Action cameras are all the rage nowadays, because…well everyone of us leads such exciting lives. Just take a look at the YouTube videos and you’ll see us diving off mountains, skiing down impossible slopes and aqua-sailing to impressive heights. We did all that just last weekend in fact. That’s why we need super high resolution cameras to capture it all.


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Eyeshot HD Action Cam With Watch Remote Control – cool GoPro clone comes with live preview on your wrist [Review]
Awesome April 3, 2014 posted by

Landmark EU deal scraps mobile phone roaming fees and promises free and open services across Europe

In a landmark ruling, the European parliament has today voted to scrap mobile phone roaming fees across the EU from December 2015, and also stop service providers from crippling 3rd party services such as Skype which are used for data calls on the move.


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Landmark EU deal scraps mobile phone roaming fees and promises free and open services across Europe