Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bizarre December 29, 2010 posted by

Fake Gift Boxes adds laughter to your presents

Yes, the holidays have passed, but that doesn’t mean that the gift-giving is over until next December. There are still birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other reasons to exchange presents. If you’re like me, you probably enjoy a harmless prank here and there. Combine that with a love for giving gifts, and you’ve got yourself a perfect reason to buy these Fake Gift Boxes. Imagine unwrapping a gift, and staring at a box for something called the Pet Petter, which claims…

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Fake Gift Boxes adds laughter to your presents
Mobile Tech December 29, 2010 posted by

Digits help you with your touchscreen in the winter

Something I hate about winter is that it is darn near impossible to use your phone with gloves on. The problem being, itís too cold to not have gloves on in the first place, and you donít want to take them off after your hands are sufficiently warm. It can be super expensive to buy a brand new pair of gloves just because they have conductive nubs on them. Quirky has a dandy new product called Digits that are pretty…

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Digits help you with your touchscreen in the winter
but is it art? December 29, 2010 posted by

Photoshop Salt and Pepper Shaker

A good majority of humans like salt and pepper, when used at their own discretion of course. What better way to satisfy this need for flavor-intensifying bits and granules than in style? Not to mention advertise your favorite program ever. Photoshop saves us when we are bored (cropping a friends head onto a T-Rex) and the other boring reasons people use it for. The people at Frack Design thought up an awesome Photoshop logo salt and peppershaker that areÖwell, pretty…

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Photoshop Salt and Pepper Shaker
Free Software December 29, 2010 posted by

Skype prepares to launch video chatting on the iPhone

Skype on the iPhone is hardly news, but a support document leaked some information that hints at the new ability of video chat. Letís give a round of applause to the upcoming CES and Skype for trickling out this nifty news. Now that front facing camera will actually have a purpose in life, because honestly, who uses Face Time? Even though youíll likely need to have WiFi for it to work, it will still be rather convenient to not have…

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Skype prepares to launch video chatting on the iPhone
Gadgets December 29, 2010 posted by

Smiley Face Badge Cam – the ultimate happy snapper

This Smile Face Badge Cam is what we’d call the ultimate happy snapper. Just pin it to your lapel and grab candid still images and video of your nearest and dearest as they admire your relaxed attitude. Just to add to the fun, the badge comes with a windshield mount, so you can use it as a car camera/camcorder as well. Funky.  Smiley Face Badge Spy Cam can setted on the Car with a stander, and also cliped on your…

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Bookmark This! December 29, 2010 posted by

CD Burner XP – freeware offers up super simple CD and DVD burning

We’re always on the lookout for free, easy to use utilities, and this one is a peach. CDBurnerXP is a very simple CD/DVD burner which lets you do most optical disk type functions from one simple menu. Need to create and burn an ISO, audio or data disk? No problem. Want to rip or erase audio or data disks? No worries. It’s fast, and works. One for the toolkit.  CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray…

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Gadgets December 28, 2010 posted by

Retro Instant Photo Frame – turn your expensive DSLR shots into cheapo oldies

These Retro Instant Photo Frames are designed to turn the output from your fancy schmancy $2000 digital SLR camera into something that looks like it was spat out of a Polaroid slot at the Christmas office party. Hey you call it art, they call it retro. We call it $5.99 worth of instant kitsch.  This photo frame will fit any 3.5 inch square photo you’ve got, and make it look like you’ve got the best quality Polaroid camera around. Each…

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Bookmark This! December 28, 2010 posted by

Who Calls Me? – free telephone lookup service helps you track the spam callers

Who Calls Me is a free online service which lets you track and trace phone numbers that appear on your incoming list. Why? Well so you can find out whether that unknown caller is legit or a known phone spamming telemarketer. It’s a user generated database, which makes it even more useful…so definitely something to drop into the bookmarks.  This is a user supplied database of phone numbers of telemarketers, non-profit organizations, charities, political surveyors, SCAM artists, and other companies that…

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Recommended December 27, 2010 posted by

Remote-controlled lifesaving EMILY makes rescuing safer

Lifeguards always face a real risk every time they’re faced with rescuing someone from drowning, especially when dealing with riptides. A new remote-controlled rescue buoy called EMILY could be a real lifesaver. EMILY (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard) was designed by Arizona-based Hydronalix (odd to be from a state that’s landlocked) and can supposedly be deployed in 30 seconds at a top speed of 24 mph (39 kph). Propelled by a jet ski style impeller, water is sucked through the front…

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Remote-controlled lifesaving EMILY makes rescuing safer
Bookmark This! December 27, 2010 posted by

Wall Hook Recorder – the first genuinely useful spy cam

This Wall Hook Recorder may look like an innocent coat hanger to you and me, but in reality it’s the James Bond of clothing accessories. Hidden within that svelte black exterior lies a motion sensing colour VGA video camera with microphone, microSD slot and a built in rechargeable battery! Be aware that many of the captured video shots may feature robing and disrobing at various times of the day. $36.00.  Wall Mount # Ready to use set # Motion Detection to trigger recording # USB Data Transfer #…

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Bookmark This! December 27, 2010 posted by

BleachBit – freeware cleans up your computer and keeps it junk free

BleachBit is a freeware software utility that cleans up your junk files, delete’s cookies on demand, sanitizes your web browsers to safeguard your privacy and generally acts like a little digital butler. It also has a nifty little optimize feature which can help make your browser go faster, which is nice. Definitely worth a look if you’re sitting at an ageing computer. Works with Linux and Windows.  BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies,…

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reprise December 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. Mattel finally crafts a realistic Ghostbusters PKE Meter – It’s funny how long it takes a… The Instant Cold or Hot Rechargeable Compress – When you have a bruise that needs… Clamcase disguises your iPad as a netbook – Lets say that you have an iPad,… Spacelog lets you be up close and personal with the early space missions – Ever wondered…

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announcement December 25, 2010 posted by

Happy Holidays to All

Here’s wishing you all a very happy holiday break, with lots of tinsel things attached. Here at Ferret Towers we’ll be running on reduced power for a few days while we let the goodies digest, but to help you overcome feelings of loss here’s a nice seasonal video (with teh kittehs) for you to enjoy.   Tags: happy+xmas

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Bookmark This! December 25, 2010 posted by

Glitterboo – add some glitter to your photos

Glitterboo is a new online service that lets you add sparkly stuff to your photos, like glitter, animations, special lighting etc. There’s a free area with a limited selection of effects, or you can pay $10 a year and get the full catalogue.   Just upload your image, choose the effect/s you want to use, select the crop size and intensity and click to download the finished item. Job done. It’s quick easy and you’ll amaze and impress friends and relations…

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Gadgets December 24, 2010 posted by

iPad Car Headrest Cradle

How many times have you been driving and was subjected to a backseat driver? This Car Headrest Cradle for the iPad will occupy all backseat occupants and keep your iPad in a safe haven. This cradle clamps to both headrest posts and has a rubber lining to protect the metal from being scuffed to all hell. This is especially important for those of us who like to keep things looking like new. The part that actually holds your iPad in…

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iPad Car Headrest Cradle