Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bookmark This! September 27, 2010 posted by

Fits Me – the virtual online fitting room

Fits.Me is a new online virtual fitting room. Enter in your vital measurements, and the virtual online body will mimic your shape to demonstrate just how lousy you look in that tight hugging tailored shirt/skirt/kaftan. This is not the first of its kind, of course, and so far these tools have strangely failed to take off, but hey maybe this one will be different. As far as I can tell, most of the objections comes from the fact that they’re too…

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reprise September 26, 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. Excalibur Smartphone with Android 2.1 – Mini hands on review – Chinavasion have recently added… The Zambulance is saving lives in Africa – It’s not only high tech gadgets… Nationite Rocktab 7" Android Tablet – super cheap tablet features some upmarket style – Normally we wouldn’t bother with… Verbatim Clip-it USB Drive – introducing the digital paperclip – The new Verbatim Clip-it…

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Gadgets September 25, 2010 posted by

Burg Watch Phone – the wrist talking brain saver

This Burg Watch Phone comes with a hands-free headset, a choice of styles and wristbands and 60 minutes talk time. It also manages to cram in a tiny microphone and speaker if you really want to impress at the dinner table. “I told you never to call me here!”  $129.99.  Lightweight and compact, the handsome Burg Watch Phone will revolutionize the way you communicate with family, friends and associates. It features a gorgeus three-hand analog watch face with a built-in microphone…

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cool tech September 24, 2010 posted by

Carepeutic Health Monitor Ring – keeping tabs on your vitals 24/7

This Carepeutic Health Monitor Ring doesn’t just track your heart rate, but also watches over your calorie burn, how far you walk, and even offers up a stopwatch and clock to time your exercise. Six functions on one little pinkie. Much better than handcuffing yourself to your local MD. $53.68.  It is the first and the only heart rate monitor with ring type design and six functions combined all in one: heart rate monitor, stopwatch, clock, calories, pedometer, and distance display. What…

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Gadgets September 24, 2010 posted by

Mejikara Anti-Wrinkle Glasses – take it away Goldie

These Mejikara Anti-Wrinkle Glasses are totally worth buying. No question. Because apparently, if you wear these things for just 5 minutes every single day, they will remove wrinkles and make you look young and vibrant again. Oh yes they will. To you madam, $48.00. Comes with a free bridge.  On the inside of the Mejikara there are specially-designed ridges which massage and help your skin. It puts gentle pressure on the skin and pushes those sagging eyes back up to where…

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Gadgets September 24, 2010 posted by

Haunted Harassment – weird them out with tech

This Haunted Harassment device is one sick puppy. Drop into a hidden location in someone’s home and it will automatically start to emit ‘unsettling’ sounds every so often in a random pattern. Things like creaking noises, scratching and even ‘eerie whispering’. Now we don’t know about you, but this kind of thing sounds way over the top for normal fun and games, but maybe we’re just old fashioned. £19.49.  This tiny device (30 mm’s) is designed for quick and easy installation….

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Bookmark This! September 24, 2010 posted by

Recycle Your Bike into Something Beautiful

Got an old bicycle lying around? Why not recycle it, and spruce up your home at the same time? This Recycle Your Bike site offers a bunch of ideas of what to do with your old chains, wheels, even frames, which is probably a lot better than letting the thing sit outside and rust away to nothing. <cough>   Wheel clocks may be a little over the top for the average wall, but the little bike chain lamp is very cute….

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Bookmark This! September 24, 2010 posted by

Copernic Desktop Search – freeware provides powerhouse search on the desktop

I’ve had a soft spot for the free Copernic Desktop Search program for a long while now, and the latest version 3.4 offers a pretty powerful search function for your computer environment. The sad part is the fact that you shouldn’t have to install a separate product to do this, it should come standard with Windows, but that’s a gripe for another day. Installation is simple and seamless, although you will need to be patient for a while as the program…

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cool tech September 24, 2010 posted by

EvestG – the diagnostic machine for mental problems

The EvestG medical diagnostic system from Australia has just won a major inventors award and continues to move towards commercial reality. The system, which measures nerve activity via the ear/balance mechanism, is apparently able to map and identify the brain patterns relating to a range of mental illnesses, such as clinical depression, Parkinson’s and such. Once the mapping for a particular condition has been done, it can be used to detect nascent conditions, or for monitoring the efficacy of treatment. It’s like having a…

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cool tech September 23, 2010 posted by

Mamemo Digital Notepad – the Post-It Note goes digital, waves goodbye to paper with a tear

This Mamemo Digital Notepad is a digital version of the handy paper based Post-It Note product. Instead of ripping off a bit of yellow sticky, you just scribble in your note and store it in the memory. Of course, unlike a Post-It, you can’t slap this up on the fridge door, or paste it over tonight’s recipe, but then again it does have an alarm and will store up to 99 notes, and won’t result in the loss of any more…

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Gadgets September 23, 2010 posted by

Tunebug Shake – turn your helmet into a surround sound system

Attach one of these Tunebug Shake sound modules to your bicycle or motorbike helmet and you’ll instantly get a faux ‘surround sound’ experience as the thing vibrates your melon in line with the Bluetooth signal from your player. The makers claim it’s safer than wearing a headset or headphones, and that seems to make sense. What we’d like to see is a model that you stick directly onto your forehead, now that’s what we call a real sub-woofer. $99.99.  The…

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Fun & Games September 23, 2010 posted by

Pinball Magic – turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a cool desktop pinball

Pinball Magic is a really funky little accessory for your iPhone which converts your handset into a real life pinball machine. Only smaller. Download the free pinball game app, slot in your phone and you’ll be able to use the flipper buttons and plunger and enjoy the flashing LED bumper lights and all that ever-lovin’ pinball stuff. $39.95.  Work your slap save, backhand, drop stop and bounce pass on this working pinball machine appcessory! Just like the classic cabinets only…

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Gadgets September 23, 2010 posted by

The WeTab: Not killing the iPad, or anything

Most desired by the publishing industry for promising to lock in content just as an old-timey sheet of paper would, the WeTab was met with utmost anticipation, and hailed “the german iPad-killer”, of sorts. True, there was a time when one in three nobel prizes went to Germany, and german engineering was all over the place. But this was close to a hundred years ago, and in the meantime this once leading science nation managed to behead itself, by putting…

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The WeTab: Not killing the iPad, or anything
Recommended September 23, 2010 posted by

[email protected] intelligent clothing could help save fishermen’s lives

An eight-member European team led by Norwegian scientists and industrial companies from eight countries are working on developing what’s now being called [email protected] intelligent clothing, a new type of fishermen’s clothing with built-in, life-saving electronics. This three-year, 4 million Euro dollar project (approximately. US$5,225,000) would create clothing that would improve the chances of survival for fishermen who are thrown into the sea. The project began last year and will continue through to the end of 2012. Among the needs expressed…

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Safe@Sea intelligent clothing could help save fishermen’s lives