Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mobile Tech March 24, 2011 posted by

Quickshot camera app saves photos from your iPhone directly to Dropbox

This month a new iOS application has been released called Quickshot, which will allow you to take photographs and save them directly to your Dropbox. Thanks to my phone dying or malfunctioning at just the right time, Iíve lost a couple of hilarious photos that shouldíve gone on Twitter or Facebook, Quickshot will let you use your flash, but doesnít have HDR, which is a tad disappointing. You can however upload images taken from the standard Apple camera in the…

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Quickshot camera app saves photos from your iPhone directly to Dropbox
but is it art? March 24, 2011 posted by

Coil Lamp DIY Kit

Some lamps stand out among the rest. Seeing as this lamp is covered in 100 feet of extension cord, it stands out and probably reaches further than any other lamp youíve come across. Don’t worry though, you don’t need to tuck away all of that extra cord behind the couch, the lamp takes care of that for you. This Coil Lamp DIY Kit is a simple and minimalistic was to light up any dark corners in your home. The frame…

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Coil Lamp DIY Kit
but is it art? March 24, 2011 posted by

Persistence Of Vision business card

If you want to let a potential employer or know how to get a hold of you, the best and easiest way to do so is to have business cards on hand. Can you imagine what the head of a company asked for your business card and you told them to hang on while you ripped a piece of paper off to write down your phone number? Needless to say if that was the case for you, the job was…

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Persistence Of Vision business card
cool tech March 24, 2011 posted by

Solarball uses sunlight to purify water

For anyone who lives a little ways out from normal society, water purity can be an issue. You donít know what people upstream have done to the water that is just now getting to you. If you want to purify your water without having to purchase a huge filtration system that needs a new filter constantly, you might want to look into the Solarball. This simple plastic ball can purify about 3 quarts of water a day with ample amounts…

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Solarball uses sunlight to purify water
Bookmark This! March 23, 2011 posted by

DIY 35mm Pinhole Hasselblad Camera – download and make your own awesome camera

This DIY 35mm Pinhole Hasselblad Camera made out of cardboard is a work of genius, and the plans are soon to be available as a free download which can be printed out on any home printer and put together on your kitchen table. Or other suitable surface. What’s more the thing actually works. Sure, you’ll have to sit there patiently for a while to allow the image to generate on the 35mm film stock, but look…it’s a Camera! It’s been lovingly crafted by UK designer…

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Bookmark This! March 23, 2011 posted by

Home Inventory Manager – freeware lets you log your home contents easily and quickly

Home Inventory Manager makes no pretensions to glory, it’s just there to let you log your home contents quickly and easily. There’s no glitzy interface, just some tabs for different categories like jewelry, furniture, electronics etc and a fairly basic database structure to let you add objects to each room in your house. And you know what, it’s OK for the job. You can add brand names, buy date and price, the store and things like item value and condition….

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Bookmark This! March 23, 2011 posted by

iCorrect – the universal website for correcting media lies

iCorrect, where have you been all these long years? A site to correct the lies which the media peddles? To let the wronged provide a public rebuttal in their own words? Astonishing. Of some worry, however, is the fact that the site costs $1000 a year to join, which means you’ll find the rich and famous there, like Cherie Blair and Tommy Hillfiger, but forget about us poor saps at the bottom of the money tree, we’ll not have a chance to…

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Free Software March 23, 2011 posted by

YouTube updates their free video editor with a slew of new features

Need to make some quick edits on a video you just shot, but don’t feel like springing for some fancy software? That’s okay, because now you can do it straight from YouTube. Yes, the service has been available since last year, but now they’ve added some great new features to their cloud-based editor. Here’s a rundown of the new features: Video transitions (crossfade, wipe, slide) The ability to save projects across sessions Increased clips allowed in the editor from 6…

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YouTube updates their free video editor with a slew of new features
diy March 23, 2011 posted by

DIY Coin Block is perfect for Mario lovers

The first game I ever played was the original Super Mario Bros. While nothing in that game really made sense in the real world, I always wondered why gold coins were being kept in giant boxes with question marks on them, and why hitting the box caused said coins to eject one-by-one. Well now that doesn’t seem quite so strange, as you can have your very own coin-producing block. One game-lover decided that it was high time someone other than…

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DIY Coin Block is perfect for Mario lovers
hmm..interesting March 23, 2011 posted by

Twist&Brush

For those of us that travel on a somewhat constant basis, it can be difficult to remember everything we need to bring when we leave the house. There are so many little things that donít seem so important when in the process of packing that we forget them. Prime examples of this ďleft behindĒ scenario are the ever so common toothbrush and toothpaste. If youíre on a business trip and donít have the ability to brush your teeth before a…

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Twist&Brush
Eco Friendly March 23, 2011 posted by

Fujitsu Power Strip lets you monitor your power usage

Everyone wants to cut down on their energy consumption, as it will help lower bills. Itís really difficult however, to find out what is sucking up the most energy in the house to try and use it less. Unless you have geek-rigged your home already to know exactly how much energy is being used and where, thereís a good chance youíll need a little help finding out that information. Fujitsu had those of us who need that help in mind…

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Fujitsu Power Strip lets you monitor your power usage
but is it art? March 23, 2011 posted by

Water-Powered Color-Changing LED Shower Head

One of the best things you can do in the morning when you first wake up is take a nice hot shower. The biggest problem that you may come across however, is turning the heat up too far in your sleepy stupor and burning yourself. From the looks of the LED Color Changing Shower Head, it looks like that happened a few too many times to someone. Itís pretty much the easiest way to tell if your water is at…

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Water-Powered Color-Changing LED Shower Head
Gadgets March 23, 2011 posted by

SuperTooth HD lets you safely update Facebook while driving

If there is one thing I hate more than anything, it is driving. Donít get me wrong, the open road is awesome, but the other people on it and the fact that my phone wonít stop blowing up makes me a nervous wreck. There are a lot of phone calls, emails, and sometimes even texts that are business related that come in on my phone, so not picking up means lost business. Trying to answer my phone and keep my…

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SuperTooth HD lets you safely update Facebook while driving
Recommended March 23, 2011 posted by

The Nokero N200 – a solar light bulb making a real difference

Much of the developing world uses kerosene for indoor lighting. As it’s both expensive and prone to starting fires, the Nokero N200 is a welcome alternative. The Nokero N200 is actually a solar-powered lamp shaped like a traditional incandescent light bulb. Considered to be 60% brighter than it’s predecessor, the Nokero N100, this fun shaped lamp -whose recharagable battery is powered by 4 LED’s – will last up to six hours when set at normal mode. Its “turbo task” setting…

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The Nokero N200 – a solar light bulb making a real difference
nice idea... March 22, 2011 posted by

PaperLite – 21st century packaging from renewable materials

Packaged products are notorious for wasting large amounts of plastic. PaperLite is a unique type of paper packaging that’s made from renewable materials.   PaperLite is paper packaging made by Flextrus that’s FSC certified (made from wood taken from sustainable forests). Better yet, it’s biodegradable and is safe to use for frozen food products. With the look and feel of paper, it retains the sealing properties of petroleum-based plastic in that it can be molded and sealed for frozen foods….

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PaperLite – 21st century packaging from renewable materials