Monthly Archives: December 2008

Gadgets December 31, 2008 posted by

BGP100 Bluetooth Game Pad – turn your mobile phone into a…games console?

This BGP100 Bluetooth Game Pad won’t make you attractive to the opposite sex, or even improve your chances of promotion, but it may help you forget about the lost lonely hours spent filling out all those TPS Reports. The thing supports Windows Mobile, Symbian and PocketPC devices, which covers a fair number of phones, and once you’ve got it installed you’ll be able to play games as they were meant to be played, instead of using the tiny keypad. A$128.45.  Its…

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diy December 31, 2008 posted by

Internet Entrepreneur Starter Kit – the DIY Jeff Bezos pack

The Internet Entrepreneur Starter Kit is a package of 50 different Archie McPhee novelty items in a ready to sell format. The pack value is apparently $2,600.00, but you, sir, can have it for the bargain basement price of just $399.95. As the nice lady says, if you sell everything in the pack you’ll make over $2000 profit. Which you can use to buy this bridge I’ve been meaning to talk to you about…  These are new and mint condition…

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Hot Game Cheater – your secret weapon against the game makers

Hot Game Cheater is a freeware program for finding cheats, walkthroughs, tutorials and help for computer games of all types and genres. There are over 17000 bits of help available covering PC, Wii, Xbox, PlayStation and others, and there’s an online section of cheats and walkthroughs if you’re a little wary of downloading a program onto your machine. Strange name though, eh?  Hot Game Cheater is a free hot games cheats utility with Hot Games Girls having biggest database of thousands of…

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hardware December 30, 2008 posted by

La Crosse BC-900 – battery charging with smarts

Rechargeable batteries are great but they’re kind of an investment especially if you buy good quality ones. I have four sets of four batteries and for that kind of cash you don’t want to ruin them with some junk charger you found in a bargain bin. The La Crosse BC-900 battery charger isn’t new, but I’ve been using one now for almost a year and I’m very impressed with it. The BC-900 is like a massager for your batteries that…

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La Crosse BC-900 – battery charging with smarts
Gadgets December 30, 2008 posted by

OSIM uCrown – the ultimate massager for head cases?

The OSIM uCrown is a new head massager from the massage chair company. It comes with a remote control and apparently uses ‘patented air pressure technology’, vibration, heat and music to soothe those cares away. Reading the blurb you’d think it is the cure to everything, so we’re not going to say any more, except that somewhere in there Feng Chi is mentioned. ‘Nuff said? £139.12.  Inspired by traditional head massage, the uCrown is designed to target specific acupressure points…

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cool tech December 30, 2008 posted by

BitTorrent NAS Enclosure – make your own BitTorrent factory

This BitTorrent Network Attached Storage Enclosure is pretty cool. Throw in your choice of 3.5 inch IDE or SATA hard drive and you’ve got yourself an instant file sharing factory. The thing has a built-in BitTorrent client, FTP, print and Samba servers and supports USB on The Go transfers. And you’ve just gotta love that live temp and fan speed gauge on the front eh? A$199.00.  The next generation of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices has arrived! Everything you would expect from…

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SourceWatch – your guide to the names behind the news

SourceWatch is a free online service to help you locate information about people and organisations in the news. This is important because the media is being increasingly fed by special interests of course, and if you’re looking for the agenda behind any particular story it really helps to find out the who, why, what of the agencies involved. It’s actually a wiki, so anyone can edit (although it’s moderated to stop abuse) and I particularly enjoy the Falsies Awards every…

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Gadgets December 29, 2008 posted by

Eagle Eyes StimuLights – enhance your rose tinted vision and prosper

Eagle Eyes StimuLights. We’re trying to work out exactly how these Joe 90 goggle improve low light vision, but it’s not easy. According to the blurb it looks as though the side panels let through filtered light to help the eyes ‘transition’. From where to where is, however, a mystery. $39.95.  Perfect for computer use, watching TV, driving during rain, snow, dawn, dusk, fog, smog, hazy conditions, or any time your eyes have to adjust to different brightness levels. #…

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Gadgets December 29, 2008 posted by

Secret USB Flash Drive Watch – steal that intellectual property with ease

The Secret USB Flash Drive Watch comes with a tiny 4 GB USB flash drive cleverly concealed inside the body of the device, which makes it absolutely perfect for stealing the plans of the new Acme Fusion Drive from Mr Big. Gone are the days when Q had to spend months working on new spy gear for Bond, now all it takes is a bit of ugly gadget know-how and $49.99.   This watch features an ample 4GB capacity USB flash…

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Gadgets December 29, 2008 posted by

R/C Flying Cockroach – recreate that student apartment feeling

This Radio Controlled Flying Cockroach should help you remember the joys of simple living, when your apartment was a shade over shoebox and the kitchen was perched next to the TV. Hours of fun reminiscing eh? $70.00.  The multidirectional remote lets you control the little critter, but also charge it as a docking station. A thirty-minute charge gets you a five minute flight around the room, scaring your victims or just taking a leisurely cruise. Your choice! Tags: gadget, rc+flying+cockroach

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Top 500 Worst Passwords of All Time – ouch…

The Top 500 Worst Passwords of All Time. Name says it all really. Some real corkers on the list, be warned, avoid, stay safe.  In fact, people are so predictable that most hackers make use of lists of common passwords just like these. To give you some insight into how predictable humans are, the following is a list of the 500 most common passwords. If you see your password on this list, please change it immediately. Keep in mind that…

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Jarte – free wordprocessor puts WordPad on steroids

Jarte is a new free word-processing program which uses WordPad as its engine and throws in a bunch of useful and cool features. The idea of using WordPad is not as naff as it sounds, since it means that most of the heavy lifting has already been done, and the developers can focus on adding in cool things like word count, tabbed documents and integrated spell check and thesaurus. Oh and it starts up really quickly! It’s definitely very usable,…

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Fun & Games December 29, 2008 posted by

Gin and Titonic – too soon?

Relive the glory days of the great ocean going liners, or just pour yourself another drink with the Gin and Titonic ice cube tray. Each tray makes 4 icebergs and 4 Titanics so there’s plenty to go around. Ironically a Titanic made of ice wouldn’t have sunk but I digress. Bombay and tonic thanks barman. Ice Ahoy! Gin and Titonic is guaranteed to be an unsinkable addition to your next party or boat launching. This reusable ice tray contains four…

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Gin and Titonic – too soon?
Gadgets December 27, 2008 posted by

Proporta Universal Charger – power on the go

I’ve been hanging out with a Proporta Universal Charger for a while now, and it’s pretty cool. The thing comes in a slimline pocket happy size, and contains a 3400 mAh rechargeable battery, which you charge up via the USB port on your computer. Once full, it will keep your mobile phone and other handheld devices going for a good while. The company claims you’ll be able to recharge your device between 3 and 5 times, which is pretty impressive…

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Fun & Games December 26, 2008 posted by

Mind Molester – drive your friends and family nuts, one bleep at a time

The Mind Molester device is designed for one simple task, to drive people crazy. How? By playing a random sound of differing types, interval and frequency. Secrete this gizmo somewhere in a room, switch on and pretty soon anyone working or living in the room will be driven to distraction by the noises. $19.00. PS – not to be used for geek warfare.  Due to the duration, frequency, and sound characteristics, it’s a very difficult, time-consuming, and frustrating task to locate the unit. And even…

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