Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bizarre March 30, 2010 posted by

Chatman PC Friend – your opinionated USB buddy

Bored with your online chats? Wanna spice them up a bit? Then how about you grab one of these Chatman PC Friend thingies? He/she/it comes with three personality options (sounds like Mike Tyson), 500 actions and 25 customisable moods. In other words chat to it, and you’re guaranteed to get some lippage back. £39.99 gets you a friend for life, or until your new Tamagotchi arrives.  Chat one to one; tell him something and he’ll tell you how he feels about…

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Free Software March 30, 2010 posted by

Game Jump – free mobile games for all

Game Jump offers free – and legal – games for mobile phones. Some are totally free, some ad supported, some require bandwidth. All operate using Java MIDP, and so should work on all handsets which support it, which means more than just smartphones. Enjoy!  These games are 100% free, but your service provider may charge for normal airtime usage. These games are supported by ads and sometimes connect to the network to download new ads. A typical connection will transfer…

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future tech March 30, 2010 posted by

The Urban Wheelchair – Awesome electric wheelchair concept provides mobility and elevation

Words like trendy, efficient and empowering come to mind when looking at the Urban Wheelchair. Created by designer Ben Thorpe, this electric wheelchair concept has a lifting mechanism that brings users to a full upright position, putting them face-to-face for everyday tasks and conversations. Its hubless wheels have a tightly packed ball bearing system to reduce rolling resistance while two lithium batteries mounted on both sides of the seat generate power. This wheelchair is full rechargable – it runs on…

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The Urban Wheelchair – Awesome electric wheelchair concept provides mobility and elevation
Awesome March 30, 2010 posted by

The Cloud Player – Streaming music player is like iTunes as a webapp

Need some music on the go? The Cloud Player can satisfy your needs. When you navigate over to the site it loads up eerily as something akin to iTunes, but it’s a free player that culls independent music and thoughtful remixes from the web. You can search for available artists in the app and you can even use SoundCloud – which is a collaboration tool – to upload your own files to the web. If you have a Google Account,…

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The Cloud Player – Streaming music player is like iTunes as a webapp
Bizarre March 30, 2010 posted by

DIY Helicopter – belts, braces, chewing gum and courage…

This DIY Helicopter has been built from scrap metal and an old van engine by three enterprising chaps from Somaliland in Africa. Actually they’re not enterprising, they’re either a) mad as March hares, b) the bravest men ever to walk the earth (assuming it ever tries to take off or c) pranksters of the finest order. We’ll leave it to your discretion, dear reader, to make the choice, but I suggest you watch the video first to get the full flavour….

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Awesome March 30, 2010 posted by

Stargate Studios Green Screen – reality grabs the check and leaves…

This Stargate Studios Green Screen Reel is just mind blowing. We all know that movies use massive amounts of compositing and green screen, but who knew that our everyday TV was also built around a a similar amount of fakery? Makes sense when you think about it though, doesn’t it? Just amazing. [Via]   Tags: stargate+studios, sfx, green+screen, television

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general March 30, 2010 posted by

Kudamemo fruit notepads – Deliciously sticky notes

These Kudamemo fruit notepads by D-BROS are just what the teacher ordered. Delicious-looking apple or pear shaped pads of sticky notes. They even ship in a crate like, ahem, fruit. At 28 or thereabouts I doubt that many will be used for their stated purpose. The “Kudamemo” note-pads designed by Masashi Tentaku are the latest release from Japanese product design project D-BROS. “Kudamemo” is a combined word of “Kudamono (Fruit)” and “Memo”, and as you can see, they’re shaped and…

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Kudamemo fruit notepads – Deliciously sticky notes
Gadgets March 29, 2010 posted by

Brinell PureStorage – upper class hard drives for data snobs

These Brinell PureStorage external hard drives are clearly designed to appeal to style snobs who wouldn’t be seen dead with a Belkin in their laptop bag. They come in a range of capacities and cladding, including wood, leather and brushed stainless steel. Prices start at around €149.00 for a 160GB drive, which makes them slightly more expensive than rocket fuel.  brinell purestorage offers the most compact external hard disks purestorage XS (1.8″) and purestorage S (2.5″) with a storage capacity up…

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Awesome March 29, 2010 posted by

The SuperBus – The next generation’s coolest ride

Dutch students have come up with a startling innovation in urban transportation – the Superbus. This 16-door vehicle looks more like a super stretch limousine but the resemblance ends there. The project is lead by the first Dutch astronaut Professor Dr. Wubbo Ockels of TU Delft with Dr. Ing. Antonia Terzi formerly of BMW-Williams F1 racing where she was involved engineering and was a senior aerodynamicist and Joris Melkert MSc, an aircraft man who’s also worked on the world’s fastest…

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The SuperBus – The next generation’s coolest ride
Eco Friendly March 29, 2010 posted by

Muzatch SP 6000 Solar Laptop Charger – sun it while you run it dude…

The Muzatch SP 6000 Solar Laptop Charger packs a hefty 12,000mAh battery and intelligent power delivery tech to keep your notebook computer running longer than the longest. It also sports an array of technology to convert more of the rays to power, and can adjust supply to suit different computer models. It’s a good looking box, and comes with a reasonable price tag of $149.95, which is not much to pay for some serious ‘all over the place’ convenience. The…

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cool tech March 29, 2010 posted by

Tinywave – teeny robot fights for you, Sumo style

Stop arguing, pick up the robo-control and let the machines do the fighting for you, while you kick back and take a humanoid break, beverages included. Tinywave is a Japanese robot kit, fully assembled and developed for all sorts of robot bashing sports fun. At just 1.45 kilograms, it’s outweighed by the average household cat, and less picky at food: batteries included. And don’t worry about the Robocalypse (not just yet): Tinywave not only needs some motion programming done before…

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Tinywave – teeny robot fights for you, Sumo style
Gadgets March 29, 2010 posted by

USB Email Alert – the ultimate email notification overload machine…

In an alternate universe somewhere, someone has just written a simple one line email alert pop-up to tell you that email’s arrived, with a bell. Meanwhile here on Planet Zorg, we’ve got the USB Email Alert, a bizarro looking character gadget which makes funny noises and rattles a fake envelope to tell you when an email hits your inbox. You’ll laugh also as it makes fake typewriter noises as you compose your reply. Keep a blunt nosed hammer close by…

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Bookmark This! March 29, 2010 posted by

Miro Video Converter – freeware lets you convert your video for handhelds

The good folk at Miro (home of the very cool Miro Video Player) have released a neat free and very open source Miro Video Converter program. Shove in any old video file in one end, pull out a mobile phone friendly version at the other. Perfect for carrying around your favourite programs or movies for mobile viewing. Works with iPhones and Android and also supports iPod and PSP. Definitely a download.  Miro Video Converter has presets that will convert video…

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Bookmark This! March 29, 2010 posted by

Todo.ly – Sweet tasks o’mine

[Image from flickr] Sure, there are loads of web-based todo list tools out there. Sure, a lot of them are free. Sure, some of them are even cute looking, or easy-to-use, or both. But todo.ly is my brand-new favourite for free, cute and easy todo listmaking. Signup is as easy as can be (enter your email address and make up a password) and then you’re away. The default project gets you started by giving hints disguised as todos: There’s a…

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Todo.ly – Sweet tasks o’mine
Free Software March 29, 2010 posted by

Auto Smiley – the instant smile generator

Auto Smiley is a freeware Mac program which automatically generates smiles –  – from a webcam image of your face as you work. It’s more a piece of fun than a serious program offering, but it’s certainly out there at the cool end of interesting. The idea is your webcam picks up the smile on your face and instantly sends a smiley in text form to whichever window is live on your screen at that moment. Useful for emails maybe,…

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