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Awesome January 14, 2008 posted by

CoveritLive – superb service lets you blog live from anywhere with a net connection and browser

CoveritLive. Ever wanted to do a live blog of an event but didn’t know how? Well now you can with this brilliant new service from Canada. Just sign up for a free account and you will instantly have the power to blog about any event anywhere, anytime as long as you have a net connection and a web browser to hand. You’ll need to cart a laptop around with you of course. I did try it out on a Nokia…


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Awesome January 7, 2008 posted by

Drobo – hands-on with the world’s first data storage robot

Drobo Storage Robot. There’s one immutable truth in technology, you can never have enough data storage space. No matter how big that mega hard disk you bought this afternoon, sometime soon you’re going to need to delete stuff to free up space. It’s like death and taxes, right? The problem is getting worse too, as we take advantage of the net to download more music, more video, and take more photos with ever growing megapixel file sizes. If you’re like…


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Awesome December 20, 2007 posted by

White & Nerdy – Weird Al Jankovic does genius geek, much laughter ensues

White & Nerdy. Mad Al Jankovic totally nails it with this awesome geek rap video. It’s not exactly new, but oh my golly gosh it’s funny. And Donny Osmond? Just priceless dude, priceless.  “I’ll ace any trivia game you bring on, I’m fluent in Javascript as well as Klingon…” Tags: white+&+nerdy, al+jankovic, video, rap


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Awesome December 19, 2007 posted by

Hotspot Shield – WiFi security software provides useful anonymous proxy effect too

Hotspot Shield from Anchor Free is a very cool browser add-in which adds VPN security to your WiFi session. Result hack and snoop free surfing over wireless connections. It’s free, works on Mac and PC and also provides anonymous surfing facilities so you can use geo-locked applications from outside the country of origin (which is very useful if your ISP routes its traffic via Katmandu or whatever). It is also incredibly easy to install and use, no fiddling around with settings…


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Awesome December 6, 2007 posted by

5 MUST HAVE Amazon Shopping Tools – save time, save money, save tears

Here’s a little story. A few days ago I was on the lookout for a Compact Flash drive and went to a nearby camera store to get something. They had 2GB SanDisk III CF cards for £64.99 ($128.00) which I thought was a little expensive, so I went outside, flipped open my mobile phone and surfed to Amazon, where to my utter surprise I found the exact same item for £15.00 ($30.00) plus shipping. Huh? So I bought it immediately via…


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Awesome November 8, 2007 posted by

Meeting Miser – genius tool for zapping those wasteful meetings

Meeting Miser is an absolute gem of an online tool for calculating just how much money a meeting is costing you in real time. It’s international, comes complete with a built in database of job descriptions and salary rates, and even has an alarm you can set to let you know when the meeting reaches a particular cost. It’s a thing of beauty peeps, and every government and bureaucratic organisation employee should have this installed on their laptop as a…


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Awesome November 7, 2007 posted by

Eric Joisel – the greatest origami artist in the world?

Frenchman Eric Joisel must be the most skillful origami artist in the known universe. The video documentary speaks for itself, but my question is simple – how does he do that stuff with just folded paper? And no glue! Astonishing. [Via Metafilter]  My personal preference is to try and imitate the philosophy of Master Yoshizawa – to breathe life into the paper and improvise as my as I can. Like a good piece of jazz, every model I produce is…


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Awesome November 6, 2007 posted by

Nokia perfects the clicky tactile touchscreen – iPhone gnashes teeth, swears revenge

It’s taken them 10 years but Nokia boffins have finally perfected a ‘touch feedback’ touchscreen. Don’t be fooled by simple vibrational imitations folks, this is the real McCoy – you press a key on the screen, and it clicks under your finger with exactly the same sort of fingertip feedback as if you’d pressed a conventional keyboard key. Roope Takala, Senior Program Manager at Nokia’s research labs gave me a demo of the technology in Finland the other day on a…


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Awesome October 30, 2007 posted by

Musicshake – more music fun than a tub full of honey with sugar sprinkles

MusicShake is being marketed as ‘the easiest way to make music in the world’  and they’ve got a point. What they should also say is that it’s as addictive as…well the most addictive thing on your list of addictive things. There’s lots of music making sites and programs out there, and on the face of it this one is no different. You create tunes by arranging blocks of instrument and vocal samples on a timeline. So far so normal. What…


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Awesome October 26, 2007 posted by

The DIY Helicopter – man makes helicopters out of old cars and motorbikes, still alive too….

24 year old Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi from Northern Nigeria builds helicopters out of spare parts in his back yard. These magnificent flying machines take him around 8 months to complete and are rudimentary to say the least. This yellow beast has never reached an altitude of more than 7 feet, which makes it less of a helicopter and more of a hovercraft by our reckoning. Still, he’s doing a lot better with his old Toyota and Honda parts than that…


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Awesome October 18, 2007 posted by

3D Mailbox Level 2: LAX – your email service as an airport sim

3D Mailbox Level 2: LAX. Robert Savage has done it again. He’s launched a new email service based around his sim theme using Los Angeles Airport as the backdrop. Techcrunch’s Michael Arrington hated the first version, but I’m totally down with this weird stuff. Your email messages fly in as Jumbo jets? When you send an email to Malaysia it flies out on a Malaysian Air liveried 747? Australian emails to you arrive on Quantas Qantas? (oops) Cargo planes bring in your attachments?…


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Awesome October 17, 2007 posted by

Acme LPG370TS Triple LCD Screen Portable Computer – the most awesome lunchbox computer

Acme LPG370TS Triple LCD Portable Computer. Awesome triple LCD screen lunchbox computer just makes you drool with the possibilities doesn’t it? LAN parties, office cubicle frag sessions, kitchen table track blasts. Anywhere and anytime that you need to get into that immerse me in the custard kind of feeling. 17 inch screens, Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 8 channel audio, Firewire and Dual Gigabit LAN. Close your mouth child, there’s dribble on your chin.  The LPG370TS is a…


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Awesome October 17, 2007 posted by

Thunderbird Group Sort – my inbox is now truly reclaimed

OK, so you hardcore Thunderbird email client users will know this already, but I’ve just discovered the View-Sort by-Grouped by… feature of the program and it’s going to revolutionise my life. Problem? Too many email messages in my two inboxes. Solution? This view displays the top pane in a grouped date order so I can keep track via a live archive of emails in my inbox. No more frantic scrolling through hundreds of messages to find the one I need to read…


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