Monthly Archives: October 2009

Bookmark This! October 27, 2009 posted by

Free TV Hub – 1459 channels of movies, programs and lawyer bait for free

Free TV Hub offers over 1400 channels of movies, programs, music and webcam all in glorious scratchy, grainy, jerky, fuzzy ND (naff definition). But, and it’s a big but, it’s got content coming out of its earholes. Blockbuster movies – man, you haven’t lived till you’ve seen Lord of the Rings in FuzzyVision ™ – as well as top shows, all streamed from various offshore sources by the looks of it. Grab it now before the lawyers do. The content…

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Eco Friendly October 27, 2009 posted by

Ecolectric PerformAir 1000w Bagless Upright – A vacuum that’s great for the plane

Known as the Morphy Richards ecolectric bagless, the Ecolectric PerformAir 1000w Bagless Upright has a 1000W motor (half that of conventional uprights), for a 50% energy savings! Weighing a little over 13 pounds, It’s 4.4 quart-size capacity needs no bags and features a HEPA filter and specially designed brushes to pick up pet hair. Packaged in recycled and 100% recyclable materials, the Ecoelectric is also made from recycled materials and can be fully recycled at its end of life. For…

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Free Software October 27, 2009 posted by

Dead Man’s Switch – send email from the afterlife

[photo] While dead men may tell no tales, there’s now a way for them to send emails. Dead Man’s Switch is a free service where you can compose meaningful messages to be sent out should you shuffle off the mortal coil leaving important unfinished business, like who gets your collection of monitor pets. Although, if it was that important, you probably should have written a proper will. All you do is compose your emails, then wait. The service will email…

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Dead Man’s Switch – send email from the afterlife
Gadgets October 27, 2009 posted by

Flexible Keyboard with Skype Dial Pad – The strong, silent type

If you travel a lot you and you need a lightweight, easy to pack keyboard, and the traveller’s best friend, Skype, then have a squiz at the Flexible Keyboard with Skype Dial Pad. It’s tough, spills wipe straight off, it’s pretty much silent and rolls up into a tube shape to stash away somewhere. The Skype pad is a dedicated phone keypad with a built-in external speaker and microphone as well as ports for an external microphone/earphones/headset and a pair…

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Gadgets October 26, 2009 posted by

3M Ergonomic Mouse – Hands on review

The 3M Ergonomic Mouse is in no way new, but I use one everyday and I’m often asked about it, so you’re getting a review. Most people’s first impression (including mine) of this mouse is that it’s a joystick-type mouse, but it’s not. The upright handle is completely rigid, you slide the whole mouse around on the table the way you use an ordinary mouse. The mouse comes in two sizes depending on the length of your hand but it…

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3M Ergonomic Mouse – Hands on review
Awesome October 26, 2009 posted by

Mealopedia – plan, shop, cook the 21st Century way

[photo] We all know that preparing dinner at home is cheaper and better for you than getting takeaway every night. But planning each meal, and shopping for ingredients, is pretty time-consuming. And if you’re like me you’re unlikely to take the recipe book with you to the supermarket so most of the time you end up either lacking one or two vital ingredients, or with far too much of something else. Conversely you could sit down and plan your meals…

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Mealopedia – plan, shop, cook the 21st Century way
but is it art? October 26, 2009 posted by

Breakfast on the Bridge – turfing the coathanger

Just a quick plug for my home town, Sydney. There’s an October-length festival going on here at the moment called Crave, celebrating all things great about living in Sydney including food. As part of the festivities, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was closed for 12 hours on Sunday morning and 10,000m of turf was laid across it temporarily for the inaugural Breakfast on the Bridge event. Not bad considering it’s over a kilometer in length. Around 6,000 randomly selected people enjoyed…

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Gadgets October 26, 2009 posted by

iRiver B30 – Uber media player

Worldwide, dedicated media player sales are declining but before you defer your next purchase, take a look at the uninspiringly named iRiver B30 (very painful Flash website Warning). It’s a 2.8″, 280 x 320 resolution portable media player with a bunch of cool features including a pair of SRS WOW compatible earphones that will play your music in faux 5.1 surround sound. For those of you who live in the right places it can receive T-DMB (digital media broadcast), digital…

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Gadgets October 26, 2009 posted by

Home Studio USB Spherical Microphone – Podcast in style

Give your podcasts and video Skyping a microphone of integrity with the Home Studio USB Spherical Microphone. The mic is switchable between cardioid or omni so you can use it for solo work, interviews or for recording ambient sounds. It’s fully sprung with a shock ring to isolate it from the table noises and ships with the adjustable tripod which will raise the microphone to nearly 7″ in height. Works with Mac and PC (XP and Vista). US$189.95 The Home…

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Awesome October 26, 2009 posted by

Ninite – Awesome customisable application grabber and installer

Ninite is an application packager and installer that makes installing all your favourite applications a piece of cake. Just go to the Ninite website, pick the programs you wish to install and it will create a tiny executable file that will grab the latest and greatest versions of your chosen software. There’s a wide range of applications you can add including four of The Big Five internet browsers (no IE obviously), IM software, Media Players, Image Editing, Torrenting, Anti Virus,…

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Eco Friendly October 26, 2009 posted by

Perfect Flush – Water saving gadget for your loo

The Perfect Flush is an after-market, dual-flush system for your toilet. Instead of having to replace your toilet and cistern to gain the benefits of a dual-flush toilet you can install the Perfect Flush. It works by replacing the lifter system that empties the cistern and replaces it with a timed system that provides either half or full flush options. You can install the system yourself, it only has 3 parts and needs about 30 minutes to complete. The system…

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Bizarre October 26, 2009 posted by

USB Fire Dragon Gamepad – Scare yourself all the way to level 50

The USB Fire Dragon Gamepad comes complete with glowing eyes and mouths and removable armour and tails. They have the full range of buttons, vibration feedback and work with DirectX 7.0 support. You can also program the buttons to work as a mouse. It only works with Windows; 2k, XP and Vista, and also comes in a PlayStation-styled Ninja and Samurai models. I believe that these game controllers were designed with aversion therapy in mind. What self respecting 10 year…

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reprise October 25, 2009 posted by

Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. LED Radio and BBQ Fan – For when the smoke gets in your eyes – The LED Radio and BBQ Fan… Eco Goats – Biological weed removal – If you have a weed problem and no… Kenwood KM070 Cooking Chef – cooks as it beats as it creams – The Kenwood KM070 Cooking Chef,… Allerta InPulse – mobile phone accessory keeps your…

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Recommended October 24, 2009 posted by

Dosun J-1 Safety Pedal – helps keep bicyclists safe

The Dosun J-1 Safety Pedal is a bicyclist’s best friend, especially if you have to ride after sundown. Powered by micro generators in the pedal, with eight LED lights per pedal, you’ll be sure to be seen in nighttime traffic. These cool-looking pedals will flash for 90 seconds after just 30 seconds of pedaling and they’re rain proof, even in a heavy downpour. A word of caution. Some countries could have a problem with them where the law says the…

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Cool Web Apps & Sites October 23, 2009 posted by

Yebol – Semantic web search

I’ve been playing around with Yebol, a newish, and still beta search engine, and to my surprise I’ve found that I like it. Yebol is one of these semantic search engines, in that it combines results found using computer algorithms with results found by people to give you a great mix of search results. Yebol takes the opposite approach to the now-mainstream way of searching. It’s the same way that Google was a much-improved version of the old cluttered way…

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