Monthly Archives: January 2011

cool tech January 31, 2011 posted by

Speedster Wheelchair – fast, chrome and not to be messed with…

The Speedster Wheelchair comes with 21” custom chrome alloy wheels, high performance racing tires, aluminium chassis and a Corbeau racing configured seat. We’re talking a serious amount of sidewalk attitude, three colors (red, blue and green) and a price tag of $17,500.00. Brought to you by the makers of the famous TankChair.  This joy that I have felt in allowing my wife to conquer her disability is what drives TC Mobility to continue to push the envelope in providing cutting edge…

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Text Area Cache – clever free Firefox addon safeguards your online text form entries

Have you ever laboriously filled out an online form or email message only to have the browser or site crash on you so you lose the lot? Frustrating huh? Well Textarea Cache should help. This freeware Firefox addon automatically captures text you enter into a form or online text box, so it can be instantly reused in the event of a problem. The nice feature about the software is the fact that it captures each set of text input as…

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diy January 31, 2011 posted by

Make a solar-powered TV remote

In this age of electronic gadgets, it’s always good to do your part to be eco-friendly. It’s not always the easiest of tasks, but it can be fun at times. If you enjoy little DIY projects, then you might like the idea of converting your TV remote to recharge via solar power. The people over at Make have put together a nice little guide to turn any remote powered by AA or AAA batteries into a solar-charged device. It requires…

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Make a solar-powered TV remote
hmm..interesting January 31, 2011 posted by

Trade your Kindle for real books

I love reading ebooks on my iPad. The ability to have hundreds or even thousands of books at my fingertips no matter where I am is a wonderful feeling. However, there is something to be said about a room lined with bookcases filled with classics, and the smell of ink on paper. If you’ve got a Kindle and would rather have a few more books in your collection instead, then you’re in luck. A bookstore by the name of Microcosm…

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Trade your Kindle for real books
diy January 31, 2011 posted by

Hacked wireless doorbell lets you know when your mail has arrived

While email seems to be one of the primary ways to communicate with people these days, snail mail still has its place. Unfortunately that place is outside in a mailbox, which you have to go and check. And there’s nothing quite like bundling up and going out into cold, only to find that there’s no mail. Then you have to figure out if the mailman hasn’t been to your house yet, or if there was just no mail for you…

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Hacked wireless doorbell lets you know when your mail has arrived
Gadgets January 31, 2011 posted by

eSATA adapter lets you hook into a USB 3.0 port

USB 3.0 is still more or less in its early stages of adoption. I like to think I’m on the edge with technology and currently only have one computer with a pair of such ports, and one device (a hard drive dock) that utilizes it. Not a lot of people have either, but if you’re looking to make use of a USB 3.0 port or two after upgrading, here’s a neat little device that might help. eSATA is capable of…

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eSATA adapter lets you hook into a USB 3.0 port
Gadgets January 31, 2011 posted by

Samsung remote features a QWERTY keyboard on the flip side

You know what my TV remote needs? A QWERTY keyboard. There was a time not so long ago when that prospect was laughable. Unless you were talking about WebTV, though consequently that too, was pretty humorous. These days, TV manufacturers are working to incorporate services like Netflix and Youtube into their products. Thus, the ability to type quickly would make customers much happier. It looks like Samsung has developed a remote/keyboard hybrid which looks rather ugly. The devices are essentially…

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Samsung remote features a QWERTY keyboard on the flip side
Gadgets January 31, 2011 posted by

Biometric Wallet keeps your money safe and sound

If you’ve ever lost your wallet, or worse had it stolen, then you know how much of a hassle this can be. Not only have you lost whatever money was in there, but you also have to cancel the credit/debit cards and apply for a new ID.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to make sure that you always knew where it was? There is, just buy this Biometric Wallet. This wallet has two awesome functions. First,…

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Biometric Wallet keeps your money safe and sound
reprise January 30, 2011 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. Google Cloud Print lets your print from your phone, anywhere – These days it seems like our… Emoticon Keyboard makes IM conversations even easier – When typing a message to another… Turn your iPhone/iPod into a blaster gun toy – There are so many awesome apps out… World’s first "Bio Mouse" – There seems to be a craze to save… DIY Wind-Up…

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Gadgets January 29, 2011 posted by

Wide Angle & Macro Lens Adapter – instantly improve the shooting flexibility of your DSLR camera

Not everyone can afford a bag full of specialised lenses to go with their precious digital SLR camera, so this neat little Wide Angle & Macro Lens Adapter kit seems like a useful option. No, it’s not going to be as good as the real thing, but it’s sure going to be easier to carry around and a lot easier on the wallet. Priced from $50.00 depending on configuration.  This high clarity .45x optic glass lens attaches to the front of…

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hmm..interesting January 28, 2011 posted by

Netflix ranks top performing ISPs

Are you unhappy with the performance of your high-speed internet? Well if you’re curious which of them are best for say, streaming Netflix movies, you’re in luck. The company has put together a couple of handy-dandy charts that break down the average sustained bitrate of 16 different ISPs in the US, and 5 in Canada. How does yours stack up? Thankfully, Comcast is up at the top, which is my ISP of choice. Granted, their customer service is lousy at…

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Netflix ranks top performing ISPs
Gadgets January 28, 2011 posted by

Alertron keeps you from forgetting your phone

How many times have you left the house without your phone? What’s worse, how often do you leave somewhere else without your phone? Since we’ve become more dependent on our mobile technology, losing a smartphone can be devastating. Not only have we lost access to our data, but now it could be in the hands of someone else. So why not take an extra step or two to ensure that it never gets left behind? One such way is by…

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Alertron keeps you from forgetting your phone
Gadgets January 28, 2011 posted by

iPhone Desktop Headset

The iPhone 4 seemed to be all the rage. What happens if you miss those old-fashioned desktop handset phones? If you’re like most of the people I know, they’ve now made their iPhone their all-encompassing phone, which can sometimes be annoying if you’re on it for more than 10 minutes. Making dinner last night, I realized how much I wished my phone could have a handset so it would be easier to hold up to my ear with my shoulder….

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iPhone Desktop Headset
Gadgets January 28, 2011 posted by

Swiftpiont Mouse is tiny, but useful

Released this year at CES, the Swiftpoint Mouse is a wireless mouse about the size of your thumb. A lot of you are probably wondering, why do we need a mouse this small? To answer that question, look at the empty space on wither side of your track pad, and there you go. This mouse is meant to make an unused space into a mouse pad. Though it would likely take a little getting used to, this would be really…

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Swiftpiont Mouse is tiny, but useful
general January 28, 2011 posted by

Dyson DC35 is good for the small tasks, not much else

I may be a bit of a clean freak as I fantasize about getting a Dyson vacuum for Christmas. The fact that I won’t have to destroy another vacuum that starts spitting out dirt because it lost suction again is an appealing idea. That being said, I don’t think that this DC35 Digital Slim dust buster vacuum is worth its salt. When I have to vacuum anything up, I would like to go back to the same device, not one…

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Dyson DC35 is good for the small tasks, not much else
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