Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Australia’s TreeCycle

Just in time for the holidays, the Aussies have come up with a unique type of Christmas tree – one that’s unique and eco-friendly. The TreeCycle, which took eight weeks to construct, is aptly named because it consists of one hundred recycled bicycles joined together to form the iconic shape. At 23 feet tall, the bikes have been painted green and the wheels were painted all sorts of other colors to create a “tree” full of ornaments. The “star” on…

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Australia’s TreeCycle
nice idea... November 30, 2010 posted by

Proteam 2-in-1 LED Wind Up Energy Saving Flashlight

Here’s a great combination flashlight and lantern. The Proteam TO1005 2-in-1 20 LED Wind Up Energy-Saving Flashlight (or Torch for you Brits) gives you light whenever and wherever you need it. The light’s 20 LEDs power up via a simple wind-up hand crank. Available in a smooth black finish, the device features a swiveling head that lets you focus the light whichever direction you wish. 9 LEDs power the flashlight with a bright white light that uses little energy. 11…

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Proteam 2-in-1 LED Wind Up Energy Saving Flashlight
Gadgets November 30, 2010 posted by

Digital Birthday Candles – for retro analog lovers only

These Digital Birthday Candles come with a special set of holders which let you lovingly recreate the feel of those 80s digital displays with ordinary wax candles. Perfect for the old nostalgic in the family. Darkened room optional. £2.95.  Ideal Birthday Candles for technology lovers and for anyone who has a love affair going on with the 80′s the Digital Age Birthday Candle will blow them away! Tags: gadget, digital+birthday+candles

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34 Cool and Unusual Ways to Make Money on the Web

  Just about everyone knows how to earn money from the Web nowadays, right? You slap up a quick website, put some Google Adsense ads on it and wait for the cash to roll in. Or not. Even banner ads and affiliate schemes can be hard work when you’re starting out. But the good news is that there are other ways you can make money from the Internet, some weird, others not so. Follow us down Money Lane as we point out some…

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34 Cool and Unusual Ways to Make Money on the Web
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Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Dongle – wirelessly link your BT headset with any 3.5 inch headphone socket

This clever Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Dongle gives any standard 3.5mm headphone socket a wireless connection to any Bluetooth headset. Stick the thing into your laptop or home Hi-Fi headphone port and you’ll be able to listen to your music via your favourite cell phone headset or other Bluetooth headphones. You’ll need to pair them together first of course, but that’s easy. $14.82/£9.51.  Easily connect this Bluetooth audio dongle to any 3.5mm audio port, and instantly pair your Bluetooth headset…to enjoy wireless music streaming….

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Catalencoder – freeware lets you convert your VOB video to XviD

Catalencoder is a cool freeware program which lets you convert your VOB video files (e.g. taken from DVD movies) to the XviD format. The advantage of this is first, a 10x smaller file size and secondly, the resulting .avi file will be playable in most media players and phones.  It’s a cinch to use, just add the file you wish to convert, choose your save folder and hit the Convert button. Around 50 mins later, depending on the size of the film, you’ll…

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DIY Star Trek Home Computer – geek out home automation gets Holodeck treatment

So this dude in Germany has built his own computer and written his own software to produce a DIY Star Trek home control system. It’s spooky and cool all at the same time. The system features: * Calendar/To-Do List* Shopping List App* Weather Radar* Train Timetable* Media Library and Player (connected to home theater system)* Internet Browser Watch the video!   Tags: diy+star+trek+home+computer, geek, star+trek, trekkies

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Subzin – search engine lets you locate a movie or TV series from a single quote

Subzin is a new search engine which lets you identify a movie or TV series via your favourite quote. Great for those trivia, tip of the tongue, moments or just to show off. It’s even got direct links to Netflix and IMDB for your further entertainment or rental pleasure. 18000 movies, millions of quotes. Brilliant. [Via] Tags: subzin, movies, search+engine

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4th Amendment Underwear – wear it with pride…or sorrow?

4th Amendment Underwear. Designed to be easily read on TSA full body scanners. Sign of the times. Shame we don’t have a sad tag.  UNDERWEAR PRINTED WITH THE 4TH AMENDMENT IN METALLIC INK Let them know they’re spying at the privates of a private citizen. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, meant to prevent unwarranted search and seizure, is readable on TSA body scanners. Tags: 4th+amendment+underwear

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Gadgets November 29, 2010 posted by

USB Fishquarium – usb powered fish home also cares for your office stuff

Hold on. So this USB Fishquarium is a real working fish tank? Powered by a USB port? So what happens when you unplug your laptop at the end of the day and toddle off home? The poor little fishies are supposed to keep going all night with no light, water filtration or stuff? Lovely. But at least it’s a clock calendar, desk lamp and pen holder as well. Sheesh! $39.99.  What if we told you that you could have a pencil…

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Kandela Magic Wand & Candle – the magic light for muggles

This Kandela Magic Wand & Candle is designed to let you wee ordinary folk play at magical things. Wave the wand and the faux flicker LED candle will pop off and on, just like you were Dumbledore’s auntie. It works from 4 metres away so you can also have fun scaring the cat. Oh and get this, it also blows out like a real candle. Monstrous eh? £34.94.  Impress your family and friends with this enchanted candle operated by your very…

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Stressberry – for the strung out love in your life

Your loved one always one digit away from the dial pad? Permanently checking their screen for incoming messages? Distracted by any nearby ringtone? Then maybe you need to get them a Stressberry as a gift. It probably won’t cure them of their disease, but at least they’ll get the message, loud and clear. LET IT GO AND GET A LIFE! £3.99.  Well, instead of giving yourself a minor fracture, why not squeeze the living heck out of a Stressberry? Modelled on…

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Guitar Sidekick – keep your smartphone where you need it

The Guitar Sidekick is a capo type bracket designed to hold your smartphone in place when running all those essential guitar apps. Metronomes, tuners, lyric sheets, you name it, all at the top of your ivory inlaid neck, waiting for your eyes. $29.95.  The Guitar Sidekick is a neck-mounted clamp system designed to hold a SmartPhone, MediaPlayer, recorder, or tuner. The system enables you to easily use any of the music/guitar apps available for smart mobile devices… Tags: gadget, guitar+sidekick

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MapCreator 2.0 – freeware lets you build your own cool maps

MapCreator 2.0 is a cool free map creation program which gives you the power to create sophisticated maps with images, points of interest and route overlays. You can also add in animations, such as for routes, which makes it useful for frequent travellers and explorers who like to show off and stuff. The interface is basic and somewhat olde school, and because this is a map ‘generator’ instead of simply a collection of pre-rendered images, you’ll need a powerful computer and…

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TicTacDo – a collaborative to-do checklist service on steroids

TicTacDo is an interesting new service which aims to beef up the humble To-Do list and make it much more collaborative and easy to use. For starters you just enter in the project you want, and the system will try and find a ready made to-do checklist to use as a template. It’s a neat idea and could save a lot of time. The list of ready made lists ranges from the banal such as teaching your kid how to…

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