Monthly Archives: September 2007

Gadgets September 20, 2007 posted by

[email protected] R.E.X – window climbing robot never gets dizzy

[email protected] R.E.X. We’re talking suckers on feet, ‘powerful’ vacuum suction system and a flagrant disregard for any risk to body and plastic. Enjoy the fun until the batteries run out mid climb, children. $9.95.  The original window-climbing robot, [email protected] REX (Robot EXplorer) scoffs at the forces of gravity, using suction cups built into its feet to climb up, down, around, even upside down smooth surfaces like windows, mirrors, and metal file cabinets! These climbers defy gravity and provide hours of imaginative play!…

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cool tech September 20, 2007 posted by

The Bike Dispenser – bicycle vending machines reach Europe at last

The Bike Dispenser…er…dispenses bicycles. On demand. The service is only at pilot stage at the moment in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, but it sounds perfect for most places if the concept works out. You pay a subscription to obtain a smartcard and PIN number and use that to rent a bike at any of the vending machines you find (the plan is to site them at places like railway stations, park and ride etc). Just stick your card in the…

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Gadgets September 20, 2007 posted by

Smallest R/C Helicopter in the world – AH-64D APACHE

Rechargeable Micro R/C AH-64D Apache Helicopter. Billed as the smallest R/C model helicopter in the world. It certainly looks tiny, and like a helicopter, so that must be it then. Weighs less than 10g, length 167mm, infrared remote control and flashing LED lights while in flight. Yowsers! $32.90.  GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS – The Smallest RC Model Helicopter in the World!! LET’S FLY HIGH in the NEW YEAR!! Rechargeable PicooZ Micro RC Helicopter AH-64D APACHE (Officially Licensed by Boeing) – It…

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cool tech September 20, 2007 posted by

Hexayurt Project – cheap Open Source DIY dwelling for hot climates

The Hexayurt costs around $200.00 to build using basic building materials and rolls of tape. The advantage it gives is cool shade under the hot sun, warm shelter at night and rapid deployment which is great for disaster relief. Clearly it benefits from material cost advantages derived from the current booming US building industry (until the bubble bursts?) but it’s an interesting project, no doubt. Here are some building instructions. It won a Treehugger award too.   You get the boards and you…

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Bookmark This! September 20, 2007 posted by

CSS Menu Maker – superb new free menu designer

CSS Menu Maker is a fabulous new web design tool which lets you create navigation menus for your web site in 3 fast steps. Choose the style you want to use – lots of cool Web 2.0 type designs available already – customise it with your own labels and tabs etc, then download the HTML and CSS code. Voila, done. Make a cup of tea. Profit! Oh and you can win an iPhone for designing a cool menu too. Lovely lovely….

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Bookmark This! September 20, 2007 posted by

Game Giveaway of the Day – one free downloadable game available every day

Game Giveaway of the Day. One free commercial game given to you to download every day. Aren’t they lovely people?  our game service is online again and this week we will be bringing it back to full speed, that means a game giveaway every day. We are going to publish both old hits and new games. Get ready for shooters, arcades, strategies, puzzles and quests, we are working hard on adding new titles to our collection! Tags: game+giveaway+of+the+day, freeware, games

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Gadgets September 19, 2007 posted by

Baby’s 1st Laptop – the ultimate drag and drop machine

Baby’s 1st Laptop. It may not look as fancy as one of them thar grown up computas, but just ask yourself this question – does your swanky DELL have a mirror instead of a screen? Or a keypad lightshow with music? There, see? I bet the little one will get more fun out this gizmo in 10 minutes than you extract from your laptop in a year. Think about it. $24.95.  Look in this baby-safe mirror to see images appear as…

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Gadgets September 19, 2007 posted by

Ferguson Hill FH001 Horn Speaker – loud, large and rather modernista

If Sir is looking for a discreet and quiet set of speakers, may we suggest these Ferguson Hill FH001 Horn Loudspeaker units? Specifically designed with that Olde Worlde decor in mind. Elegant, plastic and available in the single colour scheme. Would Sir like them wrapped? Very good. £9,950.00.  The horns are made from toughened cast acrylic, precision moulded, 8mm thick.The support ring and phase plug are precision machined from aluminium alloy, and have a protective anodised finish.The drive unit is a modified…

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Gadgets September 19, 2007 posted by

Auto Spout Motion Sensing Tap Adapter – finger tip water control

Auto Spout Motion Sensing Tap Adapter. Screw this puppy onto your water tap and convert it into a motion sensing slave to your will. Just a wave of your finger will thenceforth summon forth the elixir of life for your washing, bathing, drinking and other urgent requirements. Save cash too by only using the water you need. Batteries last for 9 months. €29.95.  In the kitchen, in the bath,…: Water runs immediately only even if you really need it. They…

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Gadgets September 19, 2007 posted by

Plug and Play Football – interactive football on your television

Plug and Play Football. Combine Dance Revolution with American Football, throw in a dash of on-screen graphic candy and you’ve got the potential for an interesting video game. Plugs into your television and comes with a suitably shaped controller. $59.95 hut, hut…  This interactive football video game system plugs directly into a television and translates players’ running movements to control game play, allowing two players to compete against each other or play on the same team. Players stand on the…

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Bookmark This! September 19, 2007 posted by

Loudtalks – web based instant voice chat

Loudtalks. A free VoIP walkie-talkie service. Hmm…this is an intriguing idea. Is there a market for an instant voice chat IM service? Is standard text based IM too slow for some uses? The idea is that you hit a hotkey (e.g. F7) and voice chat away to your buddy or buddies. No dial up, no wait. Just like a walkie-talkie except you’re using your computer. There’s a mobile phone version coming soon apparently, which could be very cool indeed. For some reason…

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Gadgets September 18, 2007 posted by

Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracker – keep tabs on the pooch in long grass

The Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracker helps you keep tabs on your mutt when it disappears after that squirrel. OK, so officially it’s for hunting dogs, but we don’t see why you shouldn’t slap one of these things onto your Pekinese and watch it scurry through the undergrowth yelping like a Baskerville. Ah such dreams. $499.98 (including handheld position viewer) will secure your pooch a place in doggy geek heaven.   This system includes a bright, color-screen handheld Astro 220…

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