Monthly Archives: September 2010

Free Software September 3, 2010 posted by

VideCacheView – freeware stores those web Flash videos for later revisits

VideoCacheView is a freeware program which cleverly lets you grab the cached video file from online Flash video players so you can play it back later on when you fancy. Great for revisiting web video that you would like to watch again, without having to visit the site.  After watching a video in a Web site, you may want to save the video file into your local disk for playing it offline in the future. If the video file is…

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Awesome September 3, 2010 posted by

Blest H Plastic to Oil Converter – cool desktop machine can return plastic to oil

The Blest H is a cute desktop machine which can convert plastic back into oil. The company won’t detail exactly how this is done, but it looks like a really neat trick. They make industrial sized machines as well, but imagine how it would be if we all had one of these in our homes, recycling those naff plastic bags. Cool. More here. The machine currently costs around $9,500.00 to buy, but they’re hoping prices will fall over time.  …

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Gadgets September 2, 2010 posted by

Bed of Nails Relaxation Mat – Nails that whole relaxation thing

I’m not really sold on the whole bed-of-nails-as-a-relaxation-aid thing, but if it’s your bag, baby, then you’ll probably love this Bed of Nails Relaxation Mat. The mat has billions millions thousands of little plastic points that support your body and stimulate the nerves to help you relax and forget your WoW addiction. There’s even a matching pillow to nail your neck, or ensure complete annihilation in your next pillow fight. 39.99 for the mat and 19.99 for the pillow. Said…

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Bed of Nails Relaxation Mat – Nails that whole relaxation thing
Gadgets September 2, 2010 posted by

Trebs Pasta Maker – from zero to hero Italian in 10 minutes

This Trebs Pasta Maker does it all. Just sling in the eggs and flour, push the button, sing an aria or two and presto, perfect fresh pasta for your waistline. You get 500g (1lb) of pasta out of every batch. £129.00.  Now you can treat your family and guests more often to home-made pasta. With this brilliant Pasta Maker you will no longer waste time kneading the dough, cranking the handle and forcing the pasta through the pasta maker by…

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Gadgets September 2, 2010 posted by

SolarStone – heal yourself with a brick

The SolarStone uses the heat from far infrared rays to soothe and heal those sore little places. Just a quick 10 min charge offers enough heat for 2 hours (it says here). That’s 5p a charge from a ceramic frizbee. Can’t be bad. £51.08.  SolarStone is the Heat Stone Fomentator emitting FIR(Far Infrared Rays) – By 10minutes of charging SolarStone generates and emits sufficient heat for good 2 hours. – You will get warm up, stimulated and relieved instantly by…

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Enigeo – freeware offers a great way to learn about the world

Enigeo is a freeware quiz program which is designed to help us learn about the world. Capital cities, flags, locations all the kind of stuff you’re sure you know really, if only you could remember. You can set up customised quizzes covering specific geographies and questions and of course it’s all for free. Nice.  Enigeo is a great way to learn countries, capitals and flags around the world in a fun way. You can either answer questions about the countries…

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Gadgets September 1, 2010 posted by

Swimsense helps you track your swimming workout

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. A new device called the Swimsense from FINIS will soon let swimmers monitor their aquatic workouts. Powered by SportSense, this handy wrist monitor uses state-of-the art technology to automatically track the number of laps, total distance, calories burned, lap time, pace, and stroke count. After you’ve finished your workout, you can peruse your stats or check them out later on the FINIS website. Another great feature of this fun gadget is…

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Swimsense helps you track your swimming workout
Gadgets September 1, 2010 posted by

QuietPro Headset – smart headset knows when it’s quiet or loud out there

This QuietPro+ headset is designed to respond to ambient noise levels and adjust up or down to compensate for noise conditions as needed. Sounds pretty darned fine to us, where can we sign up? Unfortunately it’s currently only available to those folk in the military, but inevitably we’ll start seeing this tech, or something like it, in our home consumer market sometime in the future. What’s that you say? How much? No idea. [Via]  The QUIETPRO+ Intelligent Hearing System is…

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Gadgets September 1, 2010 posted by

G-Dog – the non-cuddly cuddly robot

Who needs fluffy when you’ve got something like this G-Dog robot canine? It walks, it talks…OK not really…and you’ll have hours of fun confusing the cat with it. All very self-assembly, so a nice puzzle to work out in addition to figuring out how to drive the thing using the wife’s laptop. The kit costs around $800.00. Video.  Nylon resin is used for Main Frame and the G-Dog is easy to build. Strong and lightweight aluminum brackets are used for…

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eFit – freeware helps you plan your meals and stay fit not fat

eFit is a freeware program designed to help you stay fit and lean, while watching what you eat. The interface is fairly simplistic, but the database of foodstuffs and recipe planner is comprehensive enough. You can generate shopping lists, measure calorie intake and keep yourself to a regime day by day.  eFit Free Edition is a diet, fitness and calorie tracking software that can aid in weight loss or building muscle mass. By tracking daily food intake and monitoring your weight…

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Activity TV – children’s television on the web

Activity TV is an excellent example of the kind of hybrid television and web experience that makes the most of the current multimedia strength of video and the web. The whole site is crameed with a huge selection of practical things to do, like learning how to create cartoons, how to do arts and crafts and even exercise for the fitness freaks. The design is very accessible and the content top notch. Definitely worth a visit if you have youngsters in the…

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