Monthly Archives: February 2011

Free Software February 21, 2011 posted by

Split The Rent solves housing disputes

If you’ve ever been in a living situation with roommates, you know how hard dividing up the rent fairly can be. It’s a big hassle to accurately divide everything out so no one feels cheated. That why the Split the Rent application was created. This free web app will help you determine whats a fair price by asking you a series of simple questions. How large the rooms are, windows with a view, closet space and bathrooms all go into…

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Split The Rent solves housing disputes
Bizarre February 21, 2011 posted by

FlapFlap Floor Lamp

There are a lot of creative and scary lamp, fountains, and prank toys that are very deceiving in that they look like theyíre going to fall over. This was designed by Bruno fur Form in Germany and looks a bit like it’s doing a hand stand…well…lamp…cord..stand? This confusing lamp looks like it’s defying gravity because of it’s reinforced ďcableĒ that is actually a stand. The lamp maintains a cool composure even though it looks like it’s about to take off…

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FlapFlap Floor Lamp
Gadgets February 21, 2011 posted by

Brand New iPad for $23.86 including free shipping – keeping up with the Joneses, hackster style

Yep, I can see me with one of these iPod Model things sat there in StarTrucks with a self-satisfied smirk, finger swiping away alongside a congealing latte and biscotti. Sure it’s not real, but that makes it even more Zen from where I’m sitting. And dude, we’re talking a piffling $23.86 for the privilege of being somebody for a tantalisingly brief moment.   Specially designed iPad model for Apple iPad display exhibit. * All in a design that’s thin and light enough to take…

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Bookmark This! February 21, 2011 posted by

DIY Photorealistic Gadget Pouch

This How to Make a Photorealistic Gadget Pouch article is great. All you need is some ink printable canvas, fabric glue and scissors and you’re set to craft your own envy creating gadget pockets. Oh yeah and you’ll need a digital camera and some design ideas of course. You can even pad them to make them super protective for fragile items. Nice!   Make these pouches any size you want: 2×3” to carry credit cards, 5×7” to carry makeup or tech gadgets….

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Bookmark This! February 21, 2011 posted by

Torrent Butler – cool movie finder serves up torrents with style

Mmm..not sure how long this puppy is going to stay alive, even if they do say correctly that it is just a torrent search engine, but it’s an interesting example of just how easy it would be for the movie industry to start up a really compelling service, earn money and satisfy everyone’s need for instant gratification. Are you listening RIAA? Sigh, of course not.   Torrent Butler is a fancy pants graphical menu and movie information catalogue layered on top of…

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Bookmark This! February 21, 2011 posted by

HTTPS Everywhere – freeware plugin for Firefox secures your surfing

HTTPS Everywhere is a free Firefox extension created by the EFF which encrypts all communication between the browser and the site you are visiting. It only works with sites that support HTTPS, but it will ensure that your browser stays secure even if a site has a broken implementation of their security in place. The extension covers a fair amount of sites in any event, including WordPress.com blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google search etc, so much of your day to day traffic should…

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reprise February 20, 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. iPong will turn you into a pro ping pong player – If you’ve ever watched the movie… Behold, the personal web – aka Personal Blocklist – arrives! – Well this could *really* put the… Criterion Collection abandons Nexflix for Hulu Plus – When Hulu first came out and… Skype lets you pay for internet by the minute at 500,000 hotspots worldwide –…

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Gadgets February 19, 2011 posted by

Bicycle Anti-Theft Alarm – make like a car alarm and profit

Sure you can secure your bike with chains and locks and cables and bolts. But why not throw in a touch of extra security with this funky Bicycle Anti-Theft Alarm? Just hit the arm button when you leave the bike, and if anyone tries to take it, an 80 db alarm will sound for 15 seconds. We’re talking air horn loud here, peeps. At which point you can run out and nab the miscreant in the act. Or something. Priced at an ear…

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Free Software February 18, 2011 posted by

Nevernote lets you sync Evernote on your Linux computer

If you’ve never heard of Evernote, you should take a look at their site. It’s a handy service that allows you to sync notes and pictures across a variety of devices. Personally, I have an ongoing project that involves a few people, and we use Evernote on our phones, computers and even my tablet to keep all of our information synced. There are two ways to access the notes: Either you download the standalone software, or you use their web…

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Nevernote lets you sync Evernote on your Linux computer
Gadgets February 18, 2011 posted by

Ghost Rider personal GPS tracker

We’ve all seen those movies and read those news pieces about people getting lost or injured on a hike. When you’re in a remote area, there’s generally no cell phone reception to place a call. Sure, the phone might have a GPS chip, but the phone company isn’t going to track it down without a good bit of persuasion. What you need is a Ghost Rider personal GPS tracker. This device is just what it sounds like, a device that…

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Ghost Rider personal GPS tracker
Eco Friendly February 18, 2011 posted by

Lumileaf Solar LED Desk Lamp

Sonelis Technologies has brought us a fancy new lamp that is solar powered, LED, and looks like a leaf. Lamps are convenient, but would always be better if they werenít powered via your wall outlet. Everything would be better if it werenít† adding to your electric bill, but hey, a lamp is a good start. This lamp can be used inside or outside, and has some water resistance. Now when I say some, I mean dumping a bucket of water…

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Lumileaf Solar LED Desk Lamp
future tech February 18, 2011 posted by

New gadget helps paralyzed patients to move again

If this works, I want to know where it is and how much. There are a lot of people out there that have terrible spinal injuries that have paralyzed them. There is a new system out there that has the ability to train your brain to move muscles again. Itís a pocket-sized electric stimulator that will fire up your muscles and hopefully get some coordination back in the affected areas. By attaching this stimulator to the paralyzed limb, you can…

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New gadget helps paralyzed patients to move again
Gadgets February 18, 2011 posted by

SeaLife Mini II Digital Camera can take a beating

There are those who like to go on adventure on land and sea, and sometimes in the sea. There are a lot of waterproof cameras out there, but how many could pass a test of ruggedness? SeaLife has created a new camera, which they call the Mini II Dive & Sport that is a 9-megapixel shooter that has some pretty amazing performance. This camera is water and shock proof, and can be dropped from almost 8ft up. The controls are…

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SeaLife Mini II Digital Camera can take a beating
Gadgets February 18, 2011 posted by

GeoPalz Pedometer encourages fitness in kids

Whether or not people want to face it, weíve got a serious obesity problem in the states. Lay blame to parents, video games,† fast food or what have you, but the motivation to do physical exercise just isnít there anymore. Thatís why GeoPalz has created a pedometer that can measure your footsteps for up to 21 days. This is a rather large undertaking as a program, but they intend to let itís wearers build up points by how many steps…

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GeoPalz Pedometer encourages fitness in kids
Eco Friendly February 18, 2011 posted by

Plate Wrap makes dinner on the go oh-so-easy!

When it comes to pre-packaged food, there’s generally a lot of non-recyclable waste involved. The new Plate Wrap fits packaging around the microwavable food that then turns into a plate or place mat for your food. This innovative packaging means there’s no need for water and dish detergent for clean up. And the wrapper’s made of recycled materials, so it fits right into your recycling bin. Though the packaging’s still a concept, this would be a really useful product that…

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Plate Wrap makes dinner on the go oh-so-easy!