Monthly Archives: March 2010

future tech March 31, 2010 posted by

Victor Multi-Kill Electronic Mouse Trap – Sends rodentia down the green mile

Instead of whinging and whining about designing better mousetraps, Victor Pest just sat down and did it, coming up with the Victor Multi-Kill Electronic Mouse Trap. It’s powered by four C batteries which will kill the mouse 100% dead in three seconds and then drop it through a trapdoor into an easy-to-empty dead mouse bin. The trap then resets itself for more mouse-frying functionality and it can vanquish up to 10 of them per setting. A set of batteries will…

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Victor Multi-Kill Electronic Mouse Trap – Sends rodentia down the green mile
future tech March 31, 2010 posted by

Android In Your Car – You knew someone would do it

Imagine rolling with – you guessed it – Android in your car . It was bound to happen, and Chinese car manufacturer Roewe will be producing the first system, expected to be out in April. The Roewe 350 will offer GPS navigation from a computer screen in the center console that runs Android 2.1, the same version that powers the Google Nexus One and the Motorola Droid. And (gasp) you’ll be able to surf the internet and do some online…

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Android In Your Car – You knew someone would do it
Gadgets March 31, 2010 posted by

Soyntec Wiffinder 310 Backpack – shoulders, meet WiFi detecting rucksack

The Soyntec Wiffinder 310 Backpack comes with its own WiFi detector, so you’ll never be lost for a signal. Unless you’re in a deepest darkest Peruvian jungle of course. When you’ll probably be lost for a lot more than some stupid wireless networking. €34.40 (laptop not included, but a clock is).  Wiffinder 310 Backpack has integrated a networks Wifi detector, with a screen that shows to the hour and the level of the WiFi signal when it is desired. Designed to take your laptop up to…

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Garia Edition Soleil de Minuit Golf Cart – uber expensive buggy says more about your handicap than your swing do

Apparently this Garia Edition Soleil de Minuit Golf Cart is the most expensive model in the world, and features hand stitched luxury seats, a custom paint job and some snazzy wheels. Shame the thing will still travel slower than a pregnant rabbit eh? Especially at $52,000.00. Fool, thy money is parted swiftly and easily.  Designed exclusively for the Top Marques Monaco 2010, The Garia Edition Soleil de Minuit features carbon roof, one-of custom paint tailored to enhance all design features…

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Novak Cassette to Digital Converter – move your old audio cassette content to digital

This Novak Cassette to Digital Converter transfers your old cassette audio material to digital format (MP3, WAV or WMA) faster than you can say lickety split, splack, splock. It comes complete with software, a USB port for connecting to computas and a speaker so you can listen as you upgrade your life. In-a-gadda-da-vida, baby… Around $123.40 in Yen like.  The Cassette to Digital comes with an USB port that will allow you ton connect it to a PC and save…

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Scientific Doom Survival T-Shirt

As you all probably know, yesterday was not the end of the world. While this was feared by a few, the successful start of the worlds biggest particle accelerator, also known as the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, Geneva, Switzerland, did not bring up anything worse than cheerful yelling in the scientific community and a few press releases. No black holes, no time-warp, no breaking apart of the known universe. So someone just had to make a memorial t-shirt to…

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Scientific Doom Survival T-Shirt
Gadgets March 31, 2010 posted by

iPad Fever – hide your daughters, there’s a tidal wave comin’…

Sniff the air. Smell it? That there is iPad Fever. It’s a coming over the horizon faster than a rocket powered toilet bowl, and it’s bringing with it all sorts of crazy stuff. Like this Chinese iPad clone for instance, which is rumoured to sell out at around $150 to wholesale. Or how about this natty range of Silicone iPad Cases, available for a mere $6.69 in any colour you like as long as it’s red, blue, orange, green, black…well you…

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McAfee Stinger – cool freeware removes those fake alert malware attacks

McAfee Stinger is a small freeware utility which is designed to remove all those nasty little ‘fake alert’ malware attacks. You know, those ‘YOU HAVE BEEN INFECTED…’ type attacks which then try to sell you dodgy anti-virus stuff. Or rip you off. Or both. It’s simple, clean and comes with a good pedigree, so that makes it a definite download for the toolbox.  Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute…

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62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer – recycle, re-process, rejoice…

The 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer is actually a book – and a pretty good one at that – but the website also comes with some fun projects and tips in blog format. It’s all very Instructables like, loads of hacker like tips to make useful gear out of rubbish. Take a look at the Floppy Disk IR Camera Hack as an example. It’s definitely worth hanging out here if you’re into this sort of thing. Book…

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Photographic Height Weight Chart – grab some context on your own body package

This Photographic Height Weight Chart lets you upload your photo and dimensions to give a visual indication of what particular body types actually look like. It’s a cross between fun and fascinating, especially in the choice of images displayed. How honest do you want to be about your size/weight ratio?  What I would like from you: A straight-on clothed full-body photograph, as shown on the sample page, and your height (feet & inches) and weight (in pounds). I will use…

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McDonalds Video Game – make like a conglomerate and profit

McDonald’s Video Game comes in an assortment of languages and provides a useful look at just how hard it is to keep stacking those profits as a multinational fast food empire. You get to take control of the agriculture, animal management, retail and HQ, and woe betide you if you let some part of the profit chain slip.   The whole thing is designed as a subtle – or maybe not so subtle – parody of the whole corporate profit thing,…

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Fun & Games March 31, 2010 posted by

Trivial Pursuit Experiment – Play it for your generation

The classic bored board game Trivial Pursuit rampages into the 21st century by going all online and social network-y. Sign in and choose a team – over-30′s or under-30′s – then start turning those cards over and answering the questions. You never know, you might end up proving that the older younger your generation knows something after all. Though, you’re more likely to prove that more under-30′s bother with this kind of thing than over-30′s. Free, but if you want…

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Trivial Pursuit Experiment – Play it for your generation
Awesome March 30, 2010 posted by

Mario and Luigi friendship rings

“To be or not to be”, “three quarks for Muster Mark”, “it’s me, Mario!” – great pieces of art inevitably find their way into daily life and pop culture. But while both Hamlet and Finnegan wouldn’t make for a perfect theme for everlasting friendship, Mario und Luigi certainly do. CharlieCarter from down south, Texas, manufactures friendship rings according to the two tiny potato-nosed, moustached jump-and-run heroes. Two in a set, so you can give one to your BFF. I believe…

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Mario and Luigi friendship rings
cool tech March 30, 2010 posted by

Yurbuds – custom tailored earphones for your ears, over the Internet

Yurbuds are a clever set of ‘earbud enhancers’ which customize the fitting of standard earphones to your particular set of ears. What is especially neat is the fact that it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, all you need do is take a digital photo of your ear, upload the image, and the company will scan and craft your Yurbuds based on the dimensions of your lug-holes. Brilliant. And simple.   The things are priced at $19.99 a pair, and…

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Eyeclops Night Vision Binoculars – stealthy owl vision without carrots

Apart from looking pretty 21 c out there, these Eyeclops Night Vision Binoculars apparently seem to work quite well. Which is a bit of a miracle when you remember that this kind of technology used to cost huge sums of money not so long ago. The army boys must be kicking themselves. Or not. $50.00.  Step into the backyard after dark with these infrared binoculars and you’ll see a nighttime world, brilliantly illuminated. The real working infrared technology will surprise…

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