Monthly Archives: October 2010

reprise October 31, 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. OWC DIY Laptop Upgrade Kit – remove, recycle, recline… – This OWC DIY Laptop Upgrade Kit… Head Spa Medi-Point Massager – cyborg tech is now real – This Head Spa Medi-Point Massager… Mini Keychain GPS Tracker – GSM enabled tracker keeps tabs on whatever you need – This Mini Keychain GPS Tracker… CPU-Z – freeware lets you check every molecule of your…

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Gadgets October 30, 2010 posted by

CamBall SG Camcorder – smaller than a golf ball, cuter than a cricket

This CamBall SG video camcorder is around the same size as a golf ball, but twice as useful (unless you’re Tiger of course!). It captures reasonable quality video footage and comes with a range of mounting options, including car, security and sports models. You get 2.5 hours of life per charge, and hey, it’s got an integrated MP3 player for your music loving needs. Whoosh! From $149.99.  Comes with a simple, easy-to-use stand and works great as a surveillance/nanny-cam…shoot live…

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Fun & Games October 29, 2010 posted by

Ferrari World to wow theme park lovers

If you’ve ever longed to drive a fast muscle car, you may get your chance soon, at least a smaller fun version. Ferrari World Theme Park – a cool idea long on the drawing board, is due to open its doors shortly. Located in Abu Dhabi, its more than 20 rides and attractions include the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa – made up, of course, of red Ferrari-looking “cars” – will propel riders up to 240 km/h (149mph)…

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Ferrari World to wow theme park lovers
Gadgets October 29, 2010 posted by

Victoria Retro Writer – transfer your analogs to digitals with style

Admit it, you’ve still got piles of the vinyl and cassette stuff packed away where the other half can’t find it. Well now you can set yourself free, free to live, love and laugh. The Victoria Retro Writer records all your analog oldies to CD at the touch of a button. It contains a turntable, Aux In and a CD burner and there’s even some speakers so you can listen in as it happens. With a tear in your eye, you…

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Gadgets October 29, 2010 posted by

Funglasses – black anti-UV rollup sunglasses to help you stay classy on the beach

These Funglasses are UV blocking roll-up disposable sunglasses for those times when style and elegance is top of your agenda. They come in a film canister sized container and you can buy them in either mirrored or dark black models. Oh and just in case you were wondering…they ‘cling to the face’ when unrolled. 100 rolls for $39.80. Awesome video…  Funglasses is a unique and effective promotional product!Fun glasses are a form of eye wear that protects your eyes from 99%…

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Gadgets October 29, 2010 posted by

Computer DJ System – scratch, fade, profit…

This Computer DJ System comes with everything you need to scratch and match your way to DJ’ing success. As long as you have a handy laptop that is. It’s plug and play simple via the USB port and comes with the right kind of software to product phat sounds. Or something. Priced at $99.99.  This computer DJ equipment does it all – you get a crossfader to mix songs, bass and treble controls for perfect sound – the MIxVibes Cross…

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Gadgets October 29, 2010 posted by

RS Mizar Gold & Diamond Testing Kit – equip yourself for the dodgy cash era

Look, we all know, deep down, that cash is becoming a little…ahem…vulnerable, so why not get ready for the coming funny money age by investing in one of these RS Mizar Gold & Diamond Testing Kits? You can test pure and alloy gold up to 24K, distinguish gold plate from solid, and identify platinum, diamond and synthetic diamonds like Zirconia or Moissanite on demand. Suddenly you’re a powerful person in your hood. $395.95.  The RS Mizar M24 Electronic Gold Tester is an…

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Freeware October 29, 2010 posted by

Virtual Walkie Talkie – turn your Android phone into a CB radio

Virtual Walkie Talkie is a free Android program which when installed on your phone turns it into the equivalent of a CB radio. The software works over WiFi and features multiple channels and a persistent state, which means it stays on in the background until you deliberately exit the program. I tried it a few days ago and it is strangely just like a Citizen’s Band rig. All that was missing was the ‘breaker, breaker, good buddy’ stuff. The other…

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Awesome October 29, 2010 posted by

Actroid-F – the world’s first true Android (and we don’t mean phone)

The Actroid-F android from Japan has just been introduced to the world, and what an introduction. The only thing I could think while watching the video (below) was “wow, just imagine what will happen when Apple gets into robotics”. Designed to be used in hospitals, the eerily lifelike robot can mimic a host of human expressions and movements, and at times is uncannily humanoid.    …designed to be used in hospitals and other locations involving natural human-to-human communication, and can…

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Awesome October 29, 2010 posted by

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator – probably the awesomest geekiest computer game ever

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator is a multi-player networked spaceship game which has got to be the nerdiest game in existence. Download and install onto multiple laptops, grab your buddies and make like Kirk and the crew on the SS Enterprise roaming around space, breaking prime directives right left and centre. There’s a free demo, and you can upgrade to the full version for free by submitting a 1 min YouTube video of your team playing the game for all to…

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Gadgets October 28, 2010 posted by

E-KING S700 – the world’s first e-notepad

This E-King S700 is billed as the world’s first e-notepad. It’s important you realise that this is different from a standard tablet computer, in that it has a 7 inch screen, built in 3G and WiFi, features handwriting input, drawing and scanning of documents like business cards via the 3 megapixel internal camera. It also includes fingerprint recognition security and a colour touchscreen. See, totally different. Out before the end of the year but no word on price.  The EKING e-notepad…

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cool tech October 28, 2010 posted by

Sprocket Rocket – analog photography fights back

This Sprocket Rocket analog film camera hails from the Lomography people, which means it’s got bags of quirky. Sure it’s well retro, what with the automatic sprocket frame around every shot, but there’s also some wide angle lovely in there along with the first reversible gear. Which means you can rewind and shoot again on the same frame. Funky stuff. It uses standard 35mm film (if you can find any), has long exposure capabilities and includes a standard hot-shoe and…

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Gadgets October 28, 2010 posted by

USB LED Desktop Lamp – chunky, macho, not so China

At last, a USB LED Desktop Lamp that doesn’t look like it came out of a Christmas cracker last December. Chunky base, prominent on/off button, swivel stem and the ability to run off 3 x AA batteries if you’re out of range of a USB port. Nice. $9.99.  This USB LED Desk Lamp plugs directly into your computer, so you don’t have to crawl under your desk to look for that pesky electric outlet. It has twelve white LEDs to shine light on…

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Fun & Games October 28, 2010 posted by

Water Wars – water pistols + water sensitive target vests = fun

Water Wars is a kit containing two water pistols and a couple of water sensitive target vests. Result = laser tag without all the running around in dark rooms. Hit a target vest with a stream of water and it is ‘tagged’ by turning red. Game over. Leave vest to dry and return to white and start over. Clever. £20.00.  If you enjoy laser tag, but hate the idea of having to dress up like a space man and run…

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Bookmark This! October 28, 2010 posted by

SaveGameBackup – freeware ensures the safety of your precious game saves

SaveGameBackup is a neat little freeware tool for quickly archiving your computer game saves in case of emergency. It’s clearly designed for hard-core gamers, in that you’re not likely to want to use it if you only play Solitaire, but if you are a keen player, this is definitely a useful program. It doesn’t come with an in-built scheduler unfortunately, so you’ll have to use the Windows one, but it’s got an impressive list of over 700 titles that it…

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