Monthly Archives: February 2011

hmm..interesting February 2, 2011 posted by

AirTran flyers get free access to Facebook on flights this month

Long flights can be rather dull. A good book can be one way to pass the time, or even watching a movie on your laptop. However, in this age of being constantly connected to the world, being cut off from the internet for a few hours can drive a person crazy. Some airlines have started offering WiFi on their flights, but at a hefty price. Well now there’s one company that will offer you free internet on your flights. GoGo…

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AirTran flyers get free access to Facebook on flights this month
general February 2, 2011 posted by

Apple rejects Sony’s eReader app

If you currently own one of Sony’s eReaders and are thinking about making the switch to an iPad, you might want to think twice. The two devices are so vastly different that I wouldn’t try to directly compare them and tell you that you should get one over the other. However, I will tell you that you’re going to have some trouble getting your old books onto the iPad. Apparently Sony submitted their Reader Store app to Apple’s App Store,…

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Apple rejects Sony’s eReader app
Gadgets February 1, 2011 posted by

Battery Powered Ride-In Dalek – inflatable fun for all the (smallish) family

At last, a full sized, inflatable, Dr Who Battery Powered Ride-In Dalek, with 360 degree steering, a top speed of 3 km/h and 10 programmed ‘authentic Dalek phrases’. What took you all so darn long? Designed for all ages, as long as you’re between 3 and 6 and of a small size. Yowsa! [Via]    The Dalek body is made from a mixture of ballistic nylon/laminated rubberised polyvinyl which is soft and tactile to the touch. This makes the Ride-in very durable,…

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Free Online OCR – free service extracts text from any uploaded image

This Free Online OCR service provides a fast and nifty way to grab the text out of any image you upload without the hassle of firing up a bloaty OCR program. Just browse to the image file –  max file size 2MB –  and upload. It can be a PDF, TIFF, JPEG, GIF or BMP. Amazingly enough it works, and quickly. We tried it with jpg and PDF files and the conversion was instant. The PDF was converted flawlessly, the…

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hmm..interesting February 1, 2011 posted by

Plug Hub aims to keep your cables untangled

As someone who’s spent a few years as a network administrator, I hate messy cabling jobs. Whenever I’m building a new computer, I’ll take an extra half hour just to make sure that all of the cables are ran in the most neat and tidy fashion possible. The same goes for setting up my entertainment center, or even my desk when I move into a new place. Everything just looks so much better when there aren’t a bunch of wires…

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Plug Hub aims to keep your cables untangled
Gadgets February 1, 2011 posted by

Apple changes stance on Liquid Contact Indicators for iPods

Here’s something rather interesting. If you’ve ever taken your iPod into an Apple Store for repair, you’ve likely seen them search the headphone jack. They do this because there is a little indicator inside that can tell them if the device has been in contact with liquid, which instantly voids the warranty. There have been some people who were told that their device had indeed been submerged in water (thanks to this little indicator) when they believed that it had…

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Apple changes stance on Liquid Contact Indicators for iPods
Awesome February 1, 2011 posted by

Turn Your Netbook Into An Arcade Cabinet

Ahh the netbook, we lost use for you some time ago. Those of you out there that still have one are probably thinking that they’ll sell it for way too cheap at a garage sale sometime soon. But wait! There is still a use for it! Sure, they’re a good fit for some people who need to do only a limited amount of web browsing and such, but they’re not great as an all-around portable computer. You can now turn…

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Turn Your Netbook Into An Arcade Cabinet
Gadgets February 1, 2011 posted by

Boba Fett Headphones show your allegiance to the Mandalorians

When we wear something, it says a lot about us. Our style in clothing and even geeky accessories can let other know where our allegiance lies. For those of us that are Star Wars fans, and have a little bounty hunter in us, there are now Boba Fett Headphones that are available to pre-order. They’re going to start shipping out from February 2nd onwards. For about $55, you can be one of the first to get a hold of these….

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Boba Fett Headphones show your allegiance to the Mandalorians
Awesome February 1, 2011 posted by

Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker makes perfect rice every time

How many of us have been cursed at one point or another with the inability to make good rice? Too much water and you’ve got porridge, too hot, not enough water, not steamed; there are so many ways to go wrong, it’s hard to keep wanting to try. The Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker solves every problem you could ever have whilst making rice, a literal dummy-proof rice cooker. This device will adjust temperature and time to give you the perfect…

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Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker makes perfect rice every time
Gadgets February 1, 2011 posted by

aTrackt keeps your Apple keyboard in place

Those of us who are relatively big apple fans sometimes wish that we had access to a wireless keyboard and track pad that didn’t run away whenever we tried to use it. Even I have to admit that though this was all typed onto a Mac, I used a big clunky keyboard and gaming mouse because Apple’s accessories are so lightweight that they are more like toy versions. Their light nature is great, but when put to use, they slide…

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aTrackt keeps your Apple keyboard in place