Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bookmark This! January 21, 2011 posted by

MegaReader H.U.D. eBook Reader – the world’s first eBook reader with a Heads Up Display feature

Smartphones can harm your health, especially if you use them carelessly whilst out and about. Just ask this poor girl about her adventure with her phone, a fountain and some distracted texting. Well now there’s MegaReader to the rescue, the world’s first eBook reader with a Heads Up Display, which uses the front facing camera of your iPhone to keep you aware of what’s coming up while you read. The feature is clever, but very much tongue-in-cheek, as you will tell…

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Free Software January 21, 2011 posted by

Google Voice now testing number porting

If you’ve not checked out Google Voice, it’s something that I would highly recommend doing. The service gives you a number, which can be used to receive calls on virtually any phone that you like. You can also place calls, send/receive texts and a whole lot more. Well now Google is slowly rolling out a new feature: Number porting. That’s right, some users are now able to port their current phone number to Google Voice for a $20 fee. This…

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Google Voice now testing number porting
cool tech January 21, 2011 posted by

Turnstyle strips the record player down to its essentials

Remember that Soundwagon that we showed you the other day? Well it seems that someone else out there wanted to make a minimalist record player. This time, rather than thinking outside the box, they just removed the box altogether (so to speak). This Turnstyle has been stripped down to only the most basic of pieces necessary for a record player to function. While it might not be designed with the audiophile in mind, it does have a very interesting look…

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Turnstyle strips the record player down to its essentials
cool tech January 21, 2011 posted by

On/Off Paint Light Switch

How many times have you woken up and wished that the light switch was about six feet closer to your bed? There is finally a way to turn the lights on without having to clap or stumble over the furniture to find a switch. Designed by the French firm Quarks, this intuitive idea will hopefully be a product we get on the market soon. The main idea is paint and an electronic mechanism. Once the ON/OFF paint has been applied…

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On/Off Paint Light Switch
Gadgets January 21, 2011 posted by

LG Mouse Doubles As A Scanner

When you need to scan something, itís kind of a pain to go wherever your scanner is hiding in your house, get all the stuff off that youíve piled on it, and then hope it still works and plugged in. There is ingenuity in the air, and this new LG mouse will hopefully make our lives easier. The LG LSM 100 is a mouse, with a scanner hidden underneath. The idea is to run the mouse over the area repeatedly…

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LG Mouse Doubles As A Scanner
cool tech January 21, 2011 posted by

Micro DSLR With Interchangeable Lenses

Taking pictures is always fun, but lugging around a camera, especially when youíre out and about, can be really frustrating. Why not carry a camera the size of your thumb? You might scoff, but what if I told you it has interchangeable lenses? JTTĒs CHOBi Cam One is an adorable micro DSLR camera that has interchangeable lenses. This may not be a real DSLR, but this teeny tiny camera can shoot still photos and video. The video can be shot…

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Micro DSLR With Interchangeable Lenses
Gadgets January 21, 2011 posted by

PowerLift Back-Up Battery Pack for your iPhone

Itís always nice to have a charger with you during the day. Your phone could die at any given moment, and if you donít have a charger on hand, a plethora of bad things could happen. Kensingtonís new PowerLift Back-Up Battery Pack provides you the peace of mind you need for your stressful day. This charger also comes with several bonus features, such as a hands free kickstand for face time, battery check lights, and a USB plug to sync…

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PowerLift Back-Up Battery Pack for your iPhone
Fun & Games January 20, 2011 posted by

Tiny TankBot can be controlled by your iPhone

RC cars were always fun to play with as a kid. Except for those ones that only turned if the car was going in reverse. Well naturally, as time goes on and our technology advances, these toys also grow more interesting. Take, for example, this TankBot from Desk Pets that can be controlled using the accelerometer in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. How much fun would it be to pull out your iPhone and be able to control a…

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Tiny TankBot can be controlled by your iPhone
Cool Web Apps & Sites January 20, 2011 posted by

Yahoo to let you login to their services with a Google or Facebook account

Here is an interesting bit of news. It would seem that Yahoo will soon no longer require a Yahoo account in order for you to use their services. You can instead use either a Google or Facebook login via OpenID if you want to use Flickr, or any of the company’s other offerings. My real question for this (as it hasn’t gone live just yet, though it should later today) is whether or not I’ll be able to use Yahoo…

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Yahoo to let you login to their services with a Google or Facebook account
Bizarre January 20, 2011 posted by

Dog Dung Vacuum makes quick work of cleaning up after your dog

Dogs are a manís best friends. They play with us, provide company, and even save us from time to time. Their poop however, is something that dog owners wish they could get around, or avoid altogether. If it sounds disgusting, it is exactly as gross as you think it is. To pick up after your pooch takes a dump is both humiliating, and has the potential to start up your gag reflex. A solution has finally been created that will…

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Dog Dung Vacuum makes quick work of cleaning up after your dog
Gadgets January 20, 2011 posted by

Thermometer features hidden motion-activated camera

The more we know about our surroundings, the safer we feel. When we can tell what the temperature is outside, as well as who is near our thermometer, we can rest easy. Right? Thatís why this thermometer/hygrometer with a built in motion and sound activated camera was made. A pinhole lens, 640 x 480 pixel resolution in color video, a rechargeable built-in Li-ion battery, and a 4GB memory make this a nice little undercover gizmo. When turned on, the camera…

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Thermometer features hidden motion-activated camera
Mobile Tech January 20, 2011 posted by

Pay for your Starbucks drinks using a smartphone

We like being able to do fancy things with our phones. All the fancy apps and games we get to download just make us giddy. There are a lot of useful apps out there, such as this one. Starbucks has put together an app that will let you pay for your favorite drinks and snacks via your phone. The next question everyone wants to know is, which phones is it compatible with? I am quite glad to say that the…

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Pay for your Starbucks drinks using a smartphone
Gadgets January 20, 2011 posted by

NT3 Throat Microphone Set

If you like to talk on your phone in the car, you must have also heard at least one warning from friends or family about the dangers involved. If you donít have a car phone with speaker capabilities, you may want to look into this NT3 Throat Microphone Headset from iASUS. Instead of picking up your phone and losing one hand to drive with, you can answer your phone and keep both hands on ten and two. Seeing as this…

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NT3 Throat Microphone Set
Awesome January 19, 2011 posted by

The Sahara Forest Project would help green the desert

A coastal area in Jordan will become the testing ground for the revolutionary Sahara Forest Project, which intends to turn the desert into a green growing oasis. In a rare combination of 21st century technologies that include solar thermal power, biomass production and the use of Seawater greenhouses, this amazing initiative aims to create life and sustainable agriculture in a notoriously arid region of the world. The initial pilot facility will be located on a 2,000,000 square meter (21,527,821 sq….

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The Sahara Forest Project would help green the desert
Gadgets January 19, 2011 posted by

Electric Piano Gloves – play it again, Dan

These Electric Piano Gloves are all weird and plinky sounding, but we’re always game for a laugh with new novelty items. Slip them over your hands and tap the desktop to generate music which sounds something like an 8bit video game background soundtrack. So if that’s your thang, hand over the $35.00 and prepare the choir.  Just put on the gloves. Use your finger to touch any surface. The music will play as your touch and works like playing a piano. Each finger…

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