Monthly Archives: March 2011

Free Software March 3, 2011 posted by

Bill Cosby gets his own mobile app

Bill Cosby is one of those comedians that really stands the test of time, I think. The height of his career was honestly before my time, but I still enjoyed watching re-runs of The Cosby Show as a kid. His standup bits crack me up to this day. Well now it seems that you can bring your favorite comedian with you, no matter where you go. That’s right, he has his own personal app for mobile devices. iPhone, Android and…

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Bill Cosby gets his own mobile app
Free Software March 2, 2011 posted by

DirecTV iPad app lets you control your DVR from anywhere

If you’re a DirecTV customer who also happens to own an iPad, you’ll be excited to hear about a new free app that is available to you. The DirecTV app gives you access to your home DVR system and will allow you to use your tablet as an extremely robust remote control. Things like checking TV listings for up to two weeks in advance, changing recording schedules and more are at your fingertips, regardless of where you are. The two…

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DirecTV iPad app lets you control your DVR from anywhere
Recommended March 2, 2011 posted by

Trillian now syncs conversations across multiple computers

If you have multiple computers, and switch between them frequently, keeping track of IM conversations can be a hassle. Skype is one program that gets around this by providing you with your chat logs when you sign onto a computer, even if the conversation happened on a different machine. Trillian seems to have taken note of this, and has added such a feature to their IM client. I’ve been a Trillian user for many years, as it was one of…

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Trillian now syncs conversations across multiple computers
Gadgets March 2, 2011 posted by

IQ Alarm Clock wakes your brain up

Alarm clocks are the bane of our existence. And yet, they are the only things that can wake us in the morning. Though we don’t quite have a perfect way to wake ourselves; one way is too loud and obnoxious, another might be too unobtrusive to actually wake us, an alarm that will get our minds moving is always going to be the best bet. The IQ Alarm Clock is probably one of the better, and also the worst ways…

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IQ Alarm Clock wakes your brain up
Gadgets March 2, 2011 posted by

Looksoflat Lamp is quite aptly named

At first glance, you may find this Looksoflat lamp to be a very ordinary lighting fixture but if you turn it sidewaysÖitís just super flat. It may disappear with the right background, but over all its just a very thin lamp that looks similar to Luxo. With the help of a couple f LED bulbs, this extremely skinny lamp can illuminate anywhere, including those hard to reach spaces like behind your desk or cabinet. This is an especially helpful feature…

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Looksoflat Lamp is quite aptly named
Gadgets March 2, 2011 posted by

Gong Alarm Clock

Wrestling and Boxing fanatics! When you wake in the morning and think of nothing but wrestling, donít you wish that everything in your life felt the same way? Though we canít make your significant other feel the same way, we can introduce you to the Gong Alarm Clock. This alarm will wake you almost as effectively ass being in the ring. There are two different versions but both will remind you of that ringside glory. The wrestling alarm clock will…

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Gong Alarm Clock
Bookmark This! March 2, 2011 posted by

Micromobs – create instant group chats from your emails

Micromobs is a brilliant idea. Instead of slogging your way through a long disjointed email discussion, just import it into the Micromobs application and convert it into an instant private group conversation a la Google Groups. Complete with threaded conversations and everything. To make use of the service, all you have to do is create a group chat account online, or forward one of the messages of your current email conversation to [email protected] and the system will do the rest. What…

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Gadgets March 2, 2011 posted by

Audio Light Bulb

It seems that lights are just plain old boring anymore. Sure we get light and a small amount of warmth from them, but they donít seem to do much more than that. With the need for everything to have multi-functionality, it seems only logical that we now combine light and sound. The Audio Light Bulb is exactly as it is named. This light bulb fitted with 10-watt speakers can set a calming mood for your pad. This could also be…

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Audio Light Bulb
Gadgets March 1, 2011 posted by

Toy Tazer – give your kid the gift that shows you care…

We’re firm believers in bringing up kids properly, which is why we’re so pleased to see this Toy Tazer come onto the market. What better start to life than to equip your little tyke with a police styled stun gun with which to terrorise the neighbourhood? The thing pushes out around 3.6V, and comes with a flashlight so they can escape retribution by scurrying away to the cellar after dispensing some Lore n’ Orda. $3.40.   Ideal joke and monster toy. # Get an…

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Recommended March 1, 2011 posted by

Cloud Connect syncs your Office documents with Google Docs

Google Docs is great for creating and editing a variety of documents. However, the software isn’t as robust as Microsoft’s Office suite. So why not have the best of both worlds? The easy storage and sharing abilities of Google’s cloud service, with the power behind Microsoft’s programs. That’s what Google wants to do with their new Cloud Connect plug-in for Microsoft Office. The plug-in installs a toolbar in your Office suite and allows you to save your current document in…

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Cloud Connect syncs your Office documents with Google Docs
software March 1, 2011 posted by

Put your tablet to use as a secondary computer display

One of the things that bothers me about working on my laptop is that I’m confined to only a single screen. Yes, most people do work off of a single monitor, but when you’re used to using two (or even three) screens, everything starts to feel cramped on just one. Well if you have a fancy tablet running either iOS or Android, you can use it to extend your desktop. Thanks to a $5 app called iDisplay you’ll be able…

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Put your tablet to use as a secondary computer display
general March 1, 2011 posted by

Office chair lays down and folds out to give you a nice place to nap

I spend a lot of time in my office chair. Not only do I do most of my work here, but a good bit of my gaming as well. Thus, having a comfortable chair is key to getting through the day. I managed to find a rather comfortable one that will recline, in addition to leaning back pretty far. It’s nice for those times when I want to lean back and relax. However, it doesn’t fo back quite far enough…

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Office chair lays down and folds out to give you a nice place to nap
Fun & Games March 1, 2011 posted by

Easy-Bake Oven goes “Ultimate” and ditches the bulb in favor of a heating element

The Easy-Bake Oven is one of those classic toys that everyone wanted as a kid. Sure, it was marketed toward girls, but who doesn’t love cake? I always wanted one, myself, but I don’t think my parents thought that it was appropriate. These days I can bake full-sized confections in my real oven, but for today’s children, there is a new version of the classic toy. In case you weren’t aware, the 100-watt bulb is being phased out in the…

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Easy-Bake Oven goes “Ultimate” and ditches the bulb in favor of a heating element
Fun & Games March 1, 2011 posted by

9.5-foot R/C Bald Eagle will confuse birdwatchers in your area

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Actually, it’s both. How would you like to have a bald eagle with a 9.5-foot wingspan at your control? Since the actual bird is an endangered species, I don’t recommend trying to take one on as a pet and train it. Plus, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one with such an impressive wingspan. Instead, you could get yourself one of these R/C Bald Eagles instead. The bird is crafted from a carbon fiber frame…

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9.5-foot R/C Bald Eagle will confuse birdwatchers in your area
Cool Web Apps & Sites March 1, 2011 posted by

Creepy software maps out your tweets and Flickr images

The internet has given us countless ways to stealthily check up on people who we are interested in. Facebook is an obvious choice for the task, but what about Flickr, or Twitter? Sure, they can provide you with a little bit of info each. However, with a piece of software, you can use those services to track exactly where someone has been. Creepy? Yes. No, really, that’s the name of the program. Creepy. The software takes geocoded data from Flickr…

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Creepy software maps out your tweets and Flickr images