Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bizarre January 25, 2010 posted by

Yuruppy Pet Duck – touchscreen Tamagotchi gets feathered

Look forget about Apple tablets, snazzy smartphones and the like. What you really really need is a Yuruppy Pet Duck. Yes you do. It’s all quack and splash and touchscreen surreal, with a tiny dash of whoa thrown in for good measure. No word on whether it supports multitouch unfortunately. $32.95.   Tags: Yuruppy+Pet+Duck, tamatotchi, toy, touchscreen

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Bizarre January 25, 2010 posted by

Mini Wearable Pet Ionizer – because Fido needs fresh air too

This Mini Wearable Pet Ionizer is designed to give your dog or cat an improved quality of air. Y’know, while they’re wandering around sniffing garbage, dirt and each other’s rear end and stuff. Just stick the thing on their collar and they’ll be good to go. Speechless! $17.20/£10.68.  Give your pet a healthier quality of life with their very own pet Ionic air purifier. This ingenious key-ring size ionizer can be clipped to your dog or cat’s collar to attack smells and…

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Bookmark This! January 25, 2010 posted by

TKexe Kalender – cool freeware photo calendar creator, make your images work for a living

TKexe Kalender is a freeware photo calendar creator which comes with everything you need to create decorative and nice looking calendars featuring your photos. The interface is rather spartan, but underneath the 1990’s look is a very sophisticated and flexible program indeed. There are settings to change just about everything in the calendar, including small things like adding thumbnail calendars and background gradients, so you should be able to customise to your heart’s content. In fact the only thing I…

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Cool Web Apps & Sites January 25, 2010 posted by

15 to Fame – grab your 15 minutes of fame now, before it’s too late

15 to Fame is an interesting little take on Warhol’s claim that one day we’ll all be famous for 15 minutes. The site features a single YouTube video on the front page which anyone can use to show off their skillz and gain notoriety. Of course you’ll need to wait until the site gets a million visitors a day to really make it fly, but hey…stranger things have LOLCatz happened. [one hint guys: zero sign-up needed!]  15tofame is the best place…

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Gadgets January 25, 2010 posted by

GPS Cellphone Wrist Watch – Time to stop getting lost

This GPS Cellphone Wrist Watch is more GPS than cell phone but it looks fairly handy none-the-less. The GPS works as per usual, push a button and it displays your location or you can transmit your location via a text message. The cell phone functions are a little limited. It’s GSM only and it can only store 3 numbers, (one of them is an SOS number) so choose your other two numbers carefully. It has a plug-in headset, or you…

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GPS Cellphone Wrist Watch – Time to stop getting lost
cool tech January 25, 2010 posted by

BenQ Joybook Lite U121 Eco Netbook – Good looking and good for the environment

BenQ has debuted their Joybook Lite U121 Eco, an eco-friendly netbook. Made from recyclable materials – 75% of its mechanical elements, and 70% of its packaging – the Joybook Lite’s features include an Intel Atom, an 11.6 inch widescreen with power-saving LED backlit display, 8-hour battery life, 500GB HDD/32GB SSD, WiFi, a webcam and can display an internet page in just 5 seconds. It’s also equipped with QData Eco Trove 3.3, a backup protection system that will keep your information…

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BenQ Joybook Lite U121 Eco Netbook – Good looking and good for the environment
Gadgets January 25, 2010 posted by

KeyChain USB Emergency DC Battery Charger – Get a grip on portable charging

This KeyChain USB Emergency DC Battery Charger could save you a lot of hassle if you happen to leave home without your camera or phone battery charger. It clamps onto any small Li-Ion battery, like those in cameras or phones, and charges them via USB. There’s even an optional mains-to-USB converter. US$11.90 or US$14.90. You don’t have to bring with your bulky charging kits for your DC. The Tiny KeyChain USB Emergency Charger can charge most of the portable DC…

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KeyChain USB Emergency DC Battery Charger – Get a grip on portable charging
Gadgets January 25, 2010 posted by

Black and Decker MSW100 Ready Wrench – One wrench with 16 tools

The Black and Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench is a 16-in-1 socket wrench. There are four sockets at each end and they’re designed to accommodate both metric and SAE sized nuts and bolts. The sockets go from 8mm (5/16″) up to 19mm (3/4″). US$30.48 from Amazon. The Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench lets you say goodbye to lost or missing sockets for good. This all-in-one wrench puts 16 of the most popular standard and metric socket sizes at your fingertips–just spin either…

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Black and Decker MSW100 Ready Wrench – One wrench with 16 tools
nice idea... January 25, 2010 posted by

Spring Clean on Mount Everest – Cleaning out the attic in the roof of the world

Mount Everest is getting a spring clean. It’s been 57 years since it was first conquered and the 4000-odd people who have climbed it since have a left an ever-increasing volume of rubbish, including air cylinders, abandoned tents and even the bodies of dead climbers which cannot decompose in the harsh environment. The trip is being being organised by a group of Nepal’s best climbers who are hoping to bring down 2 tonnes of rubbish, 15kg at a time. Nepal’s…

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Spring Clean on Mount Everest – Cleaning out the attic in the roof of the world
reprise January 24, 2010 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. Lilypad Cities – beating off climate change one massive bio-boat at a time – Belgian architect Vincent… Mufin Musicfinder Base – commercial software sleazily pretends to be freeware and fails – If there’s one thing that… Kitchen CD and Radio – Hang your music discreetly – Why is this Kitchen CD and Radio… Bender Converter – free online video converter makes it…

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Gadgets January 23, 2010 posted by

Map2 – The paper map with built-in zoom function

The Map2 is a paper map of the heart of London. Lift up the corners and you’ll find a zoomed view of each region. There’s also a Tube map, index of streets and a map of greater London the back. So far they’re only making them of London, but customised maps can be ordered. 8. [Via OhGizmo] Zoomable street map + Greater London map. Patented folding. Comes with an information leaflet, containing an index for streets, stations and places of…

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Map2 – The paper map with built-in zoom function
Eco Friendly January 23, 2010 posted by

Solar Impulse – Solar plane brings flying solar closer to reality

It’s been four years in the making but a prototype of the Solar Impulse, the HB-SIA, completed its first test run in Zurich in December. A fascinating venture to promote solar energy as a means of alternative energy-based transpiration, the Chairman of Sun Impulse and co-founder of this project Bertrand Piccard (yes, that’s really his name) hopes the craft will circle the globe in 20 days by the year 2012. To do so, it will require approximately 12000 solar cells…

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Solar Impulse – Solar plane brings flying solar closer to reality
cool tech January 22, 2010 posted by

Q-Waves Wireless USB A/V Kit – online entertainment makes a serious move towards our television set

I’ve been testing out the new Q-Waves Wireless A/V Extender (aka the Warpia Wireless Extender in the US) for a few weeks now, and first impressions are that this new Wireless USB technology stuff shows real promise. The idea, of course, is to do away with all those nasty unsightly cables in the living room and beam your computer contents to the TV as easily as possible. And it works. Installation is a breeze. Just plug the main unit into the telly with an…

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Gadgets January 22, 2010 posted by

Performance Book Caddy – introducing a new kind of hospital hobby?

The Performance Book Caddy costs $14.99. Is it just us, or does this seem…um….?  Trying to find time to catch up on your reading and training? Do both at one time with the Performance Book Caddy! * Perfect for all types of reading material * It mounts in seconds to virtually any road, mountain or stationary bike Tags: gadget, performance+book+caddy

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