Monthly Archives: May 2009

heh heh! May 28, 2009 posted by

Earthrace – Going Out of Business Sale

Well not quite, but the Earthrace boat is up for sale. You can have the coolest biodiesel boat on the block for a paltry US$1.5 million. It is a one-of-a-kind after all. In June 2008, the amazing Earthrace vessel set a new world record for a powerboat to circle the globe, and she did this with 100% renewable biodiesel fuel, and a net zero carbon footprint. Tags: earthrace+for+sale, earthrace

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Earthrace – Going Out of Business Sale
Awesome May 28, 2009 posted by

Color Hunter – complementary colour generator

Color Hunter generates a palette of colours from an uploaded photo or via a photo URL. It’s a bit like Adobe Kuler, but instead of creating the colour palette yourself, Color Hunter does all the hard work. Leaving you with a palette and colour codes for use on websites, presentations, artwork or whatever. You can also search Color Hunter via tags, say if you wanted a palette for a sunny sandy beach or the Australian Outback or even deepest, darkest…

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Color Hunter – complementary colour generator
Gadgets May 28, 2009 posted by

Remote Control Moon – werewolves need not apply

Sure, the Moon’s pretty and all but it’s never there when you feel like gazing at it. When it is full you’re always running late, not in the mood or just don’t care. Frankly it’s just not good enough. If this is you then get yourself a remote control moon from the Discovery Store. It hangs on the wall, has a built-in light sensor so it knows when to turn on and rotates through 12 lunar phases. It even has…

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Remote Control Moon – werewolves need not apply
Awesome May 27, 2009 posted by

LAN Warrior – extreme(ly portable) gaming

iBuyPower have decided that the only difference between a laptop and a desktop is the size of the strap needed to carry it. Behold the LAN Warrior. The specs are pretty impressive too, 1000W power supply, five fans, Intel Core i7 Quadcore 3.2Ghz processor, 12Gb RAM and twin ATI Radeon HD 4870X2 2Gb running in Crossfire mode; $US3280 as configured here. There are tonnes of different configuration combinations available including space for two dual slot cards in Crossfire mode, liquid…

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LAN Warrior – extreme(ly portable) gaming
Gadgets May 27, 2009 posted by

SIM Card Spy Ear Power Strip – eavesdrop while powering their gadgets too

The SIM Card Spy Ear Power Strip is a fully working 8–way power strip containing a rechargeable battery and a tri-band mobile phone transmitter. Just slot in your choice of SIM card (making sure to take advantage of the most advantageous local call rates of course), plug the unit into a wall socket at your mortal enemy’s HQ, dial the SIM number on your mobile phone and presto, instant eavesdropping. Won’t work with 3G networks, though. $66.00.  It’s not ONLY…

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Gadgets May 27, 2009 posted by

Vader Saver – bringing a touch of The Force to your savings plan

There’s literally a galaxy worth of jokes you can make about the Vader Saver piggy bank, so we’re not going to bother. Well except to ask whether it’s Darth’s artistic pose that makes it Sith a good product? Snigger. $14.99. [Thanks Juergen]  Just cram your change into a slot in Vader’s bank and your coins will be protected by Vader’s saber and intimidating stare. Give the plug on the bottom (of the bank, not Vader’s bottom) a twist and out pours the…

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cool tech May 27, 2009 posted by

USB RJ45 Extension Adapter – extend the range of your USB cable up to 150 feet

This USB RJ45 Extension Adapter is a clever little doohickey. Plug one end into your USB device (like a printer or whatever) and you can then use a standard RJ45 Cat5 network cable to extend the reach of your USB connection up to 150 feet away. Great for having your computer in one place and your external USB peripherals somewhere else. Nice. $19.99.  This USB Extension adapter allows you to connect your USB device to your computer at a distance…

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PC Tools Firewall Plus – free firewall software for personal computers

PC Tools Firewall Plus is a freeware firewall program for Windows which comes with all the right bits. Auto configuration, automatic updates and customisable filtering rules are all here, as is a cool interface all wrapped up in a nice friendly blue colour.  PC Tools Firewall Plus is a powerful free personal firewall for Windows that protects your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network. By monitoring applications that connect to the…

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cool tech May 27, 2009 posted by

Shipping Container Office – ultimate recycling

This Shipping Container Office offers a great way to make use of all those idle freight containers, eh? What we need is an enterprising company to come along and start converting them into houses, shops, offices etc. Interesting. Tags: shipping+container+office, recycling, credit+crunch

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Gadgets May 27, 2009 posted by

Lux WIN100 – programmable thermostat for air conditioners and heaters

The Lux Win100 programmable thermostat is a fantastic idea for anyone wanting to add a thermostat to a window/wall mounted air conditioner. The WIN100 can control your A/C unit (or space heater) by switching it directly on or off depending on the temperature of the air, anywhere from 7C (45F) to 32C (90F). The timer features a 5 day + 2 day cycle, so you can have different cycles for weekdays and weekends. It also has user-calibrated temperatures, a manual…

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Lux WIN100 – programmable thermostat for air conditioners and heaters
hardware May 26, 2009 posted by

Factory wars – would Sir like some malware with that new netbook?

Windows users just can’t get a break these days. Even before you turn your brand new machine on, chances are something is lurking. Kapersky Labs reports that it recently purchased a brand-new M&A Companion Touch netbook for testing purposes. Turns out it came pre-configured with 3 different types of nasties, including a rootkit and an MMO password stealer, all for free. Delving into the restore logs they deduced the netbook had become infected after an employee helpfully updated some of…

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Factory wars – would Sir like some malware with that new netbook?
Gadgets May 26, 2009 posted by

K-Box – sound generator box uses new ‘gel-audio’ to bug your neighbours

The K-Box from Kerchoonz is yet another sound generator which promises to deliver speaker quality audio from any flat surface like a table or window. The makers insist that this puppy uses different technology to all the rest, thus delivering ‘incredible bass response’. This claim is hard to test unless you hear it live of course, so for now we’ll just say it probably makes it easier for you to annoy the public at large with your iPod, iPhone or other audio kit. £39.99.  Introducing the amazing…

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hardware May 26, 2009 posted by

Covert Pink Ladies Hooded Top – tough and dainty for the lady in your life

Look ladies, if you must go out clubbing in a dodgy area with dubious personnel, at least wrap up warm and pink with one of these Covert Pink Ladies Hooded Top things, OK? It’s an Aramid Fibre lined Grade 2 Knife resistant garment which is guaranteed to make heads and steel shafts turn. £68.99.  This product has been tested in accordance with EN388, 6.2 – Blade cut resistance, and has achieved level 2. Tags: covert+pink+ladies+hooded+top, security

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Gadgets May 26, 2009 posted by

USB Strawberry Cake Hub – ?

USB Strawberry Cake Hub. Why? $17.00.  USB Strawberry Cake 3-Port Hub allows you to connect 3 different USB devices. It’s another little fancy stuff on your desk. Tags: usb, usb+strawberry+cake+hub, gadget

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