Monthly Archives: July 2009

Bookmark This! July 30, 2009 posted by

Old School Apps – the home of abandonware games

Old School Apps is a home for retired game software, otherwise known as abandonware. The site plays host to over 500 glorious veteran titles, platformers, adventures, DOS, console and ROMs. You’ll need some patience to set up emulators for most of the stuff, but the nostalgia quota will probably be worth it.  Old School Apps is an online community created in 2009 in efforts to help keep classic gaming alive. Our site hosts over 500 DOS games from the early…

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Gadgets July 30, 2009 posted by

Eyezone Eye Massager – cures face ache

The Eyezone Eye Massager uses vibrating foam pads around your eyes to soothe your worried brow and beat old age and puffy eyes into submission. By using accupressure Eyezone targets sore eyes, migraines and even sinus problems. The Eyezone even helps beat presbyopia or the onset of old age caused by loss of muscle elasticity in your eyes. I mean the loss of old age caused by too much muscle relaxant. I mean the loss of vision caused by the…

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Gadgets July 30, 2009 posted by

French Fry Phone – will look great with your hamburger phone

This French Fry Phone is red and makes and receives phone calls. It does Pulse/Tone if anyone can still remember what that means and the back flips down to make calls. US$20 from Urban Outfitters. Fry up some sizzling conversation. The sequel to our favorite Hamburger phone, this side of spuds features lots of non-edible stuff, like redial function, tone-pulse switch, flip front with button release, and pause and reset functions. Clear sound (nothing like a drive-thru speaker) and a…

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Gadgets July 29, 2009 posted by

Tow-n-Stow – the trailer that converts to a cabinet

Tow n Stow is a car-towable trailer that converts into a storage unit. The trailer weighs 180 kg, can carry 450 kg and can be towed with almost any regular vehicle. It’s watertight, holds 1.4 cubic metres (50 cubic feet) and it has 2 removable doors over the top and a removable tail gate that can accommodate ramps. When you’re done haulin’, just up end it, stick in the corner of the garage, fill it with junk and close the…

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Gadgets July 29, 2009 posted by

SmartSwipe – the clever way to shop and drop

The SmartSwipe home credit card terminal plugs into your computer’s USB port so you can happily swipe your life away with the credit card of your choice. Need some more junk for the basement or attic? This’ll help you fill the gap with no messing. It’s not real money, and that chocolate covered toaster looks ever so nice. Shop shop, chop, chop. Swipe and smile. Yours for just $99.95 Canadian. There, you’re saving money already.  SmartSwipe is the new, smarter, more secure…

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Gadgets July 29, 2009 posted by

9-in-1 Survival Tool – save yourself, Mr Slocombe, save yourself…

Disowned by your bank and set adrift amongst the flotsam and jetsam of humanity you so successfully avoided for years, forced to forage for your food in cheap corner supermarkets and sleep in cotton sheets, you’re at your wits end. Finally, in despair of ever finding another concierge you can trust, you dig out your last possession, a trusty dayglo orange 9–in-1 Survival Tool. It’s no David Attenborough, but it’ll do for now. Compass, hygrometer, thermometer, ruler, spirit level, mirror,…

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diy July 29, 2009 posted by

YBox2 DIY Mini Network Computer – aka the mint tin PC

The teeny tiny DIY YBox2 Mini Computer Kit is small enough to cram into a very small space indeed. Sure it won’t fit in the space between your teeth, or inside the eye of a needle, but a mint tin is still pretty darn small. And hey, it’s a proper computer too, complete with an Ethernet port, video out, infrared controller sensor and a likkle speaker. You’ll probably need very nimble fingers and a beardy electronics degree to assemble the thing,…

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Free Software July 29, 2009 posted by

Free PDF to Word Converter – freeware document converter makes for happy text editing

Free PDF to Word Converter is a freeware program for…guess what…converting PDF documents to Microsoft Word format. What more is there to say? It’s beautiful looking, very fast and works like a dream. And it’s free. Download it.   Free PDF to Word Converter is an easy to use utility that does swift conversions from PDF to Word. You just need to add the file which you intend to convert into the program and click Convert. It is that easy! This…

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Gadgets July 29, 2009 posted by

LED Grow Light – for growing stuff I guess

How can you doubt a product that comes in “Super Nasa Red” and “Blue Harvest”? These LED grow lights will come in handy when we scorch the sky to spite the machines. They produce no heat, have “maximum energy-efficiency” and last 30,000 hours. The 96 LEDs pump out 1900 Lumens, draw 38W and each array is 30cm 30cm. As for what you grow, well that’s your business, I recommend Poinsettias. AU$80. In this day and age, it is important…

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Bookmark This! July 29, 2009 posted by

ICEcat – creating the world’s largest open electronic equipment catalogue

ICEcat is a technology industry sponsored ‘open’ catalogue featuring 2.3 million electronic products and over 4000 brands in 20 languages. Technical specifications, options and retail offers and prices. All searchable by a multitude of criteria including brand and features. This is one mega database. The key thing is it’s free and available to anyone to integrate with their system, including retailers and online stores. Looks like a pretty awesome resource from here.  OpenICEcat is a worldwide unique open catalogue in…

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hardware July 28, 2009 posted by

Taser Shockwave – the new improved area denial tool

The Taser Shockwave is disturbing in one of those “you now have 15 seconds to comply” ways that’s hard to explain. Designed to provide ‘increased safety and stand-off capability during hostile situations’, this menacing array of taser muzzles can be combined in multiple groups to offer the perfect ‘pesky student’ clearance device for those times when things are getting a little embarrassing for an administrative body. The Shockwave can shoot a barrage of tasers at a warm body up to 25…

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Gadgets July 28, 2009 posted by

USB Mouse Remote – rodent controller for laid back megalomaniacs

This USB Mouse Remote offers wireless control of your computer to a fine grained degree that will cheer your heart and make the birds sing in the woods. Why? Well it features application program shortcuts just a finger tip away, full multimedia and mouse control with a nifty pad and buttons and a micro sized keypad for entering text and stuff. Suddenly you can do all your computing stuff lying down with a tube kit supplying Mountain Dew and a mirror…

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Gadgets July 28, 2009 posted by

U290 Bagless Robot Cleaner – floor borne clone wars

The U290 Bagless Robot Cleaner looks a lot like a product we’ve seen before. Hmm…now what was it? Anyway this thing is clearly red in colour, features automatic recharging and a self-adjusting cleaning head to cope with carpet, lino and other variances in floor covering. It hails from China of course, but let’s not hold that against the poor thing.  Its compact size enables it to reach under furniture and other hard-to-reach places. * Stair Avoidance Detector assure the unit won…

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Bookmark This! July 28, 2009 posted by

GDocBackup – the fast easy free way to back up your Google Docs files

GDocBackup is a free program which is designed to offer fast and easy backup of your Google Docs files. Sure the whole point of the cloud is to store and access your files online, but what happens if…gasp…the Internet crashes? And you need access to your spreadsheets, powerpoints or similar? Think it can’t happen? Anyway this is one of those small tools that could be very useful one day. There’s no interface to speak of. Just click on the big…

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