Monthly Archives: February 2011

Free Software February 28, 2011 posted by

Picasa now lets you store more files, for free

In a time where companies are starting to limit how much you’re able to store in the cloud, one provider is doing just the opposite. Picasa users might notice that their accounts are no longer reading the proper usage. The error will seem to be in your favor, but it could strike a bit of fear into your heart, seeing that you’ve suddenly gone from using 56GB to 27GB (as one user noted). Don’t worry though, your images and videos…

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Picasa now lets you store more files, for free
Recommended February 28, 2011 posted by

Call internationally on any phone with Skype to Go

Making phone calls in your own country is pretty easy, and cheap these days. However, once you start trying to call a friend overseas, it gets a little more hairy. Personally, I use Skype to accomplish this, and thanks to owning a smartphone, dialing an international number only takes a couple of extra steps. If you don’t have a phone capable of installing Skype software, then you’ve been pretty much out of luck. But not anymore. Skype has updated their…

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Call internationally on any phone with Skype to Go
diy February 28, 2011 posted by

PlayStation 2 Portable Goes On Sale

The PlayStation 2 will always hold a special place in my heart, but the portable version seems to be a really bad idea. It does have the analogue and digital controls, with all the necessary shoulder buttons on the back. The game discs are also put in on the back, but this whole system is almost a little too bulky to be called portable. It’s easy to pull out a phone or a DS and play away seeing as they…

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PlayStation 2 Portable Goes On Sale
Gadgets February 28, 2011 posted by

USB Aquarium with Alarm Clock and Thermometer

This USB Aquarium with Alarm Clock & Thermometer is guaranteed to make sure your fish get up on time to entertain you each day. Just grab pebbles, fake flora, water and some guppies, set the clock to a time that suits your sleeping patterns, and relax in the knowledge that every day the little critters will be woken up on time to sing, dance and cavort for your pleasure. Technology really does bring happiness to the world, doesn’t it? $40.00.  USB Aquarium…

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Fun & Games February 28, 2011 posted by

Crafty Cat Bank steals your coins

In a time of economic crisis, it can be a little difficult to save back money. Though even when we’re down, we can always pitch a little money at something that will make us smile. Thankfully someone in Japan who finds cats absolutely adorable knows this, and created the Crafty Cat Bank. This little cat-in-the-box bank is made to look like a cardboard box for oranges. A strange looking button sits atop this box, and whenever you place money on…

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Crafty Cat Bank steals your coins
Bookmark This! February 28, 2011 posted by

Splashtop OS – freeware gives your laptop instant start magic

Splashtop OS, the Linux based instant start-up operating system for notebook and desktop computers is now available for general purpose free download. It’s previously been restricted to select OEMs like Acer, Asus, HP et al, but now anyone can grab and install it as long as their machine has a compatible BIOS. I installed it on this here DELL laptop last week, and it’s cool. Took a couple of reboots for the thing to bed in, but once installed it found…

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Bookmark This! February 28, 2011 posted by

Churnalism.com – distinguishing journalism from press release fodder

The new Churnalism.com site is an awesome service for tracking press releases which are reproduced in the mainstream media masquerading as proper journalism. Think of churnalism as lazy journalism and you’re half-way there. The site lets you cut and paste selections of text from mainstream UK stories and check to see if they’re simply rehashed press releases sent out by various companies and organisations trying to sell an agenda or brand. Of course there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with churnalism, if you’re…

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general February 28, 2011 posted by

USB Powered Turntable is the perfect PC accessory for audiophiles

Oh vinyl, how we love thee…even though you tend to get ignored because of iTunes. That scratchy sound of vintage goodness is still alive and well though thanks to the good people at Evergreen. This record player is a little different than those that normally come in a giant box-case. However, it still has all of the necessary features that you’re looking for. A USB Record Player Turntable was probably a better way to go seeing as everyone is connected…

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but is it art? February 28, 2011 posted by

Clock Clock – I heard you like clocks

It’s always amazing to see something that looks so simple and see it transform into something well thought out and complex. That’s exactly what’s happening here with the Clock Clock. This is a huge what looks to be four-paneled clock that is actually made up of twenty-four small ones. Each panel is made up of 6 smaller clocks that have very basic faces, which adds a very interesting aesthetic. Once the time changes, the hands on the panel in which…

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Clock Clock – I heard you like clocks
reprise February 27, 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. Plastic Bottle LED Light puts those old bottles to use – We’ve all seen the commercials on… Apple is looking to release 24-bit music tracks – Here’s something to make the… Amazon now offers streaming movies and TV shows to Prime members – Want to stream some video online?… Paintbrush for the iPad – There are tons of artists out… Transformers –…

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cool tech February 26, 2011 posted by

CAMJ Tiny SLR – the smallest DSLR in the world?

This CAMJ Tiny DSLR [translated] comes from the school of ridiculously small working gadgets. The 2 megapixel beast (hah!) is a fully functioning camera, which shoots SVGA images, records video at 30 fps and stores it all on microSD cards (like you use in phones). It can accept 32GB cards, which means a *lot* of shots. Charging is done either via a small portable external charger which uses AA batteries as the power source or a USB port, and the whole thing comes with…

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hmm..interesting February 25, 2011 posted by

Google adds recipe search

I’m not very good at cooking, nor do I attempt to do it very often. However, when I do, I usually tend to look up a recipe for whatever it is. Rather than turn to a cookbook, I turn to Google for my searching needs. I can’t say that I really ever have trouble locating a decent receipe, but the search giant is making it even easier to find the cooking instructions you need. When you put in a search…

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Google adds recipe search
Fun & Games February 25, 2011 posted by

Stealth Arcade Table

Knowing that an arcade table isn’t cheap, only those of you out there that have too much money around should look into buying this. This 60 game “Stealth” arcade table has got a super sleek style that also makes it look something like a Tetris piece. With find German engineering, it likely stands up against most outsides “pressures” and/or if you have kids. This comes with an HD LCD screen that has an 89-degree viewing angle. There are convex buttons…

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Stealth Arcade Table
future tech February 25, 2011 posted by

The Most Advanced Surfboard

Everything seems to have some sort of technological advantage anymore. Some things you may not even think about have gotten some sort of upgrade and slowly but surely, it helps us to understand the world around us a little better. The surf board created by Pukas and Technalia is the first of its kind in the world. The board is outfitted with a GPS system, accelerometer, compass, and a built-in system that will let you know when a big wave…

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The Most Advanced Surfboard
Gadgets February 25, 2011 posted by

Fijit Friends – Robots for girls

When we had a Barbie, we used our creativity to create scenarios and react to them. It seems that anymore companies are making toys that react to their surroundings, encouraging us to keep a distance and not use our imaginations anymore. Mattel has put out a new toy for girls called Fijit Friends, which are squishy robots that have life-like movements, and will respond to being poked, something you’re watching on TV, or music you’re listening to. Not only is…

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Fijit Friends – Robots for girls
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