Monthly Archives: March 2011

hmm..interesting March 31, 2011 posted by

Witness App turns your Mac into a home security system

While you’re away from home, a security system watching over your belongings can help make you feel at ease. Finding a good security system that’s cheap is a little hard to find sometimes.  Why not use something you already have at home, and get automatic results if someone is messing with your stuff? Meet the Witness. This helpful little Mac app utilizes iSight to make a motion-activated security camera that will let you know if anyone is in your home….

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Witness App turns your Mac into a home security system
cool tech March 31, 2011 posted by

Water Leak Alarms keep your floors dry

One of the best things you can do after a long day of work is to get in the bath and relax. Only problem is you have to sit by the tub for ten to fifteen minutes while it fills up so it won’t overflow. With all the creative minds out there, we were bound to find some way to let us know if our tub, sinks, etc are about to run amok. Here enters the Water Leak Alarms. These…

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Water Leak Alarms keep your floors dry
hmm..interesting March 31, 2011 posted by

Coffee Joulies keep your cup of Joe at the perfect temperature

Sometimes, coffee can make or break your morning before and at work. That extra jolt of caffeine in the morning can set things right, but a bad cup of Joe can sometimes bring out the worst in people.  Worst case scenario is getting the perfect cup of coffee, and by the time you finally get to drink it, it’s sitting at room temperature or cold. Someone with some serious passion for keeping their coffee at a tolerably hot level might…

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Coffee Joulies keep your cup of Joe at the perfect temperature
Gadgets March 31, 2011 posted by

NEUTRAL Power Drill concept

Not everyone in this world is cut out for being a handyman. Even simple tasks like hanging shelves can seem like a daunting task to someone who’s never used a drill before. That’s why one designer came up with this NEUTRAL Power Drill. Combining a drill, stud finder and laser guide, this conceptual gadget is aimed at those who don’t often pick up power tools. Part of me likes this device, as it uses the front guard as a means…

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NEUTRAL Power Drill concept
diy March 31, 2011 posted by

DIY iPhone hotshoe attachment for your DSLR

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a picture with bad lighting will be discarded with little notice. There is an app that will guide you through DSLR settings in different lighting situations. Going by the name Pocket Light Meter, this free app uses the iPhone’s camera to detect the current lighting, and tell you what shutter speed, f-stop and ISO settings to select on your DSLR. The problem being, you have to hold your phone up to…

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DIY iPhone hotshoe attachment for your DSLR
Gadgets March 31, 2011 posted by

HTPC keyboard/mouse combo is perfect for any living room

Back when I first started using a home theater PC, we didn’t have a fancy acronym for it. Instead, people simply referred to it as “that ugly computer you have sitting next to your TV.” The only thing worse than the giant tower sitting there was the fact that I had to use a full-size keyboard and mouse to control it. I was just happy that they were wireless. Now I look at devices like this MIX Gestures Wireless Mini…

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HTPC keyboard/mouse combo is perfect for any living room
Gadgets March 30, 2011 posted by

Turn your iPhone into a microscope with a 60x magnifying lens

How many times have you wanted to take a close-up picture of something with your phone? I’m sure that happens once in a while, but how often do you need something magnified 60x? If you’re one of the few people that has such a need on a regular basis, then you’ll be happy to see this Mini Microscope for iPhone. This accessory clips onto the top half of your phone, much like any other case (not sure why they didn’t…

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Turn your iPhone into a microscope with a 60x magnifying lens
Cool Web Apps & Sites March 30, 2011 posted by

Google Talk Guru answers your very basic questions

Google is constantly coming out with new features that help the world find and sort information even better than before. The latest comes in the form of a bot that you can chat with on Google Talk. I suppose “chat” wouldn’t be appropriate, as it simply gives you facts when you ask questions relating to the weather, sports scores and a few other topics. I actually find this feature to be a bit strange. Essentially this bot named Guru is…

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Google Talk Guru answers your very basic questions
Cool Web Apps & Sites March 30, 2011 posted by

Placebook lets you see where your Facebook friends are located

We all love Facebook for its awesome social networking uses. One of our favorite pastimes is letting people know where we are and when we are there. A lot of us have friends all over the world that are a little bit harder to keep track of. Visualizing just how far away or close they are can be a little difficult at times, so thus Placebook was created. The location API that is on social networking sites has been waiting…

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Placebook lets you see where your Facebook friends are located
Fun & Games March 30, 2011 posted by

Underwater Disco Lightshow

Earlier his week we looked at the color-changing cubes for those of you out there that love to party. If you really want your home to be your own personal lightshow, you may be interested in the Underwater Disco Lightshow for your tub. This may turn your bathroom into a mini club, but hey, at least you won’t feel as out of place singing and dancing in the tub or shower. This device is battery operated and waterproof so you…

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Underwater Disco Lightshow
Awesome March 30, 2011 posted by

Giant Green Machine can do 50mph

I may have owned a black Big Wheel when I was a kid, but the fact that someone made one for adults just about blew my mind. A few gentlemen from Parker Brothers who also worked on the Tron Lightcycle have recreated the Green Machine trike as a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. As cool as the Green Machine was as a trike when I was a kid, it is definitely more awesome as a motorcycle. This trike is built with an…

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Giant Green Machine can do 50mph
Gadgets March 30, 2011 posted by

Nexus SM-8000 Silent Mouse – shhh…no clicking noise allowed

The Nexus SM-8000 Silent Mouse comes with five buttons, none of which make any noise at all when pressed. Definitely silent, totally shtum. It features a tiny wireless USB dongle, 16 bit resolution and needs 2 x AAA batteries for power. If you’re in an environment where noise is a crucial factor, then this is probably the mouse for you, peeps.   The video below demonstrates the hush-iness of the thing, although unfortunately they’ve chosen to put it up against one…

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Bookmark This! March 30, 2011 posted by

List Numberer – freeware brings order to your chaotic lists

List Numberer is a small freeware program which takes an ordinary list of items and automatically adds sequential numbers to it in a range of customisable formats. It’s one of those little utilities that you scoff at, until you need it. Especially useful if you’ve got a large random list of stuff you’ve copied from a form, website or document, and it needs instant numbering love. So go on scoff, I’m going to download this and keep it safe for that…

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Parkopedia – helping you find parking in an increasingly hostile world

Parkopedia clearly aims to be the Amazon of global parking spaces. The site certainly offers an impressive database of over 15 million spaces in 20 countries, and the interface is admirably clean and easy to use. Just enter in your location and up pops an extremely nice annotated Google map of parking locations near to you. The data includes times, prices for meters or parking garages and there’s even a pricing calculator so you can work out what it will…

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Bookmark This! March 30, 2011 posted by

Four Ridiculously Easy File Sharing Services You’ve Never Heard Of

You have a need to share files quickly and easily, without going all nerd? Then take a look at these lesser known alternatives to the famous Dropbox. Sendoid. Instant P2P files sharing directly from your computer to the recipient. Needs live connections, works one to one only, and comes with a 1 GB practical max file size limit. Free. Pyf.li. Select your file, get given a private link, send link to recipient. Job done. There’s an intermediate server involved, but that means they can start…

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