Monthly Archives: February 2011

announcement February 23, 2011 posted by

Amazon now offers streaming movies and TV shows to Prime members

Want to stream some video online? It seems like you can’t type in a url without stumbling onto a site offering streaming video service. Alright, so it’s not that common, but more and more sites are getting into the game, which is only a win for the consumers. The latest company to throw their hat into the ring? Amazon. This move is no surprise, as the company already offers a variety of digital services. What’s interesting is that while you…

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Amazon now offers streaming movies and TV shows to Prime members
hmm..interesting February 23, 2011 posted by

Paintbrush for the iPad

There are tons of artists out there who are intimidated by the old-fashioned tools and mediums. Mixing paints is much more of a hassle anymore, and buying a ton of paint and canvas can get expensive for those who want to paint just for the fun of it. The iPad wants you to be able to create some masterpieces, and not be reduced to finger-painting anymore For a bit of a throwback combined with our fancy-dancy iPad, we will now…

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Paintbrush for the iPad
Fun & Games February 23, 2011 posted by

Transformers – 3D glasses in disguise

The next movie for Transformers is due to come out on July 1st, but the 3D effect never seems to get you involved enough in the movie. Until now. Hasbro has partnered with Real-D to produce Transformers-themed 3D glasses that will help you experience the supposed final movie of this series in a whole new way. You can show up to the theater on opening night as Optimus Prime or Bumble Bee for only $9.99. Apparently they don’t want anyone…

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Transformers – 3D glasses in disguise
Cool Web Apps & Sites February 23, 2011 posted by

Facebook Messenger iPhone App

When bored with nothing to do, we all fall victim to browsing around on Facebook for hours without actually talking to anyone we know. Just catching up on statuses while on the bus is nice, but when you see that someone you havenít talked to in forever is online, you donít want to pop up in their chat only to be ignored. Thatís why thereís now a more direct approach through a new Facebook app that lets you call your…

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Facebook Messenger iPhone App
but is it art? February 23, 2011 posted by

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda clock concept helps you stay on track

In the busy world that we live in, itís very important for us to keep on top of our daily tasks. That being said, we usually arenít too good about keeping up with it regardless of how many post-its, calendars, and planners we have. Swedish design student Maria Bergstrom has created the Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda clock concept to be a bit more visible or a reminder to get things done. This clock has a white face that is divided up…

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Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda clock concept helps you stay on track
cool tech February 22, 2011 posted by

IASUS ďStealthĒ Bluetooth Headset is perfect for all of your covert operations

I don’t think I’m the only person that hates seeing people walking around with Bluetooth headsets on all the time. They look silly, and you never know if they’re talking to someone on the phone, to you, or even just to themselves. Besides, who gets so many phone calls that they need to wear one of those everywhere? Lets replace that Bluetooth headset with this IASUS ďStealthĒ throat mic. Now you’ve gone from annoying to scary. There are definitely situations…

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IASUS ďStealthĒ Bluetooth Headset is perfect for all of your covert operations
Awesome February 22, 2011 posted by

Cubelets are the toy building blocks of the future

Being creative is one of the most important things during your childhood, I think. That’s why toys like K’NEX and LEGOs are always popular with kids. Both examples are great for building stationary objects that look cool, but most creations don’t actually do much. So if you’re looking for some toys that let you be creative, and actually do something when you’re finished, you might look at these Cubelets. These small building blocks are unique from other creative blocks in…

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Cubelets are the toy building blocks of the future
announcement February 22, 2011 posted by

Windows 7 SP1 releasing today

If you’re a Windows 7 user, get ready for a big update coming down the pipe later today. Microsoft is releasing the first service pack for their latest OS. Surprisingly, there isn’t a lot to be seen in this. Unless you are running Windows Server, it’s mostly just minor tweaks and bugfixes. To be honest, I won’t be updating my machines today, or even tomorrow. I’ve seen too many botched service pack updates from Microsoft to install them on day…

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Windows 7 SP1 releasing today
Fun & Games February 22, 2011 posted by

Remote Controlled Color Changing LED Bulb

Ambiance lighting can always set a mood for whatever your doing. Whether it be alone time with a loved one, having dinner with friends, or throwing a rave in your living room. There are always the colored bulbs you can get at the store, but that leaves you limited to one color and that color only. With this fancy LED Color Changing Light Bulb, you have a color for any mood youíre in. There are sixteen different colors to choose…

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Remote Controlled Color Changing LED Bulb
Gadgets February 22, 2011 posted by

SonarLocID Keyboard adds security to your desktop

Does your keyboard try and put your data security as number one on itís priority list? No? Then you might want to look into getting a SonarLocID Keyboard that can not only detect when you leave the workstation, but also log you off automatically when youíre gone.† This may be a little annoying, but for the extra security, itís not too bad of a trade-off. In addition to its built-in sonar capabilities, you can access your station wherever the keyboard…

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SonarLocID Keyboard adds security to your desktop
Gadgets February 22, 2011 posted by

Philips Wake Up Light

Waking up in the morning is possibly one of the hardest things to do. The warm covers, all snug and cozy around you, and the serene darkness that fills the room. When weíre asleep is the only time we ever get any peace and quiet it seems. An alarm that wakes you up to sirens that make you think the world is ending is never a good way to start the day. The Philips Wake-up Light is the perfect way…

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Philips Wake Up Light
hmm..interesting February 21, 2011 posted by

Buffalo’s MiniStation drives mount to the back of your TV

TV’s that can do more than just display movies and cable TV are becoming more and more common. One great feature that’s becoming more prominent is the ability to record video directly to a USB-connected hard drive. If you’re like me, you’re happy to not need another device lying around, but an external hard drive can still ruin that perfect balance that you have going on your entertainment center. So where do you hide your drive? Why not just mount…

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Buffalo’s MiniStation drives mount to the back of your TV
Awesome February 21, 2011 posted by

Google Documents now supports .psd, .xls and 10 other file formats

Have you ever tried to open an image that someone’s sent you, only to realize that it’s .psd file, and you don’t have Photoshop installed on your computer? It’s an expensive piece of software, so not everyone is going to have a copy. Well you’ll be happy to know that if this happens again, you can just turn to Google Docs. That’s right, the search giant has announced support for .psd and 11 other file types. This is why I…

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Google Documents now supports .psd, .xls and 10 other file formats
Gadgets February 21, 2011 posted by

iPhone LiveRider adds a HUD to your bike

I’m waiting for warmer weather for a lot of reasons, including the ability to go biking again without being frozen. It’s a great way to exercise, and a pretty decent way to get around town, depending on where you live. But wouldn’t it be nice to have information like your speed, distance traveled and time spent riding? You can, if you have the iPhone LiveRider. The LiveRider is a combination of an app and a few pieces of special hardware….

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iPhone LiveRider adds a HUD to your bike
cool tech February 21, 2011 posted by

SoloWheel is a self-balancing unicycle

There are a lot of people movers out there that claim to be beneficial to those of us that just don’t feel like walking. They are usually very bulky and look terribly awkward when in use though. The SoloWheel is the smallest and most convenient people mover that I’ve seen to date. It runs off of rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, and has a compact design with two folding foot platforms. This is very lightweight at only twenty pounds and has a…

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SoloWheel is a self-balancing unicycle