Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gadgets April 4, 2011 posted by

MobiSafe – keep your stuff safe while you play

MobiSafe is a clever little gadget which is designed to secure your valuable bits while you’re enjoying yourself somewhere on an outdoor pursuit. Think of it as a portable safe, which comes with its own combination lock, and a vinyl coated aircraft steel cable which you can wrap around immovable objects for security. You’re unlikely to find a chain link fence at a beach, but while playing tennis or park frisbee? And of course it won’t keep out the determined…

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UNetbootin – freeware lets you create a live Linux installation on a USB drive

UNetbootin is a cool bit of freeware which lets you create a live bootable Linux system on a standard USB memory stick. It’s Windows only, but a very cool way to try out a Linux distro on your machine without having to laboriously install the thing. You’ll need to download an .ISO file first, but there’s lots available on the site for you to play with. A fun way to see just how fast your machine can be with a…

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Bizarre April 4, 2011 posted by

TweetForger – create your own Twitter storm in a teacup for free

TweetForger has the potential to be used for very naughty things indeed. Just pop along to the site and enter in your desired tweet and username and out will pop a perfectly formed forgery of their ‘words’ as displayed to the public. The tweet never appears on anyone’s stream by the way, it’s all fakery. Who thinks of these things?  Our artistic intent is to cause people to realize and think about just how subconsciously willing they are to suspend…

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GoPano micro brings 360-degree recordings to the iPhone

Shooting videos can be fun. With digital cameras being integrated into almost every cellphone, recording video has never been easier. Of course, sometimes you want to take shots are are a little more out of the ordinary, such as capturing everything around you at once. Your iPhone camera isn’t going to be able to pull that one off. At least not yet. The GoPano micro is a lens that has been adapted specifically for taking 360-degree video with your iPhone…

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GoPano micro brings 360-degree recordings to the iPhone
reprise April 3, 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. Underwater Disco Lightshow – Earlier his week we looked at the… Giant Green Machine can do 50mph – I may have owned a black Big Wheel… Nexus SM-8000 Silent Mouse – shhh…no clicking noise allowed – The Nexus SM-8000 Silent Mouse… List Numberer – freeware brings order to your chaotic lists – List Numberer is a small freeware… Parkopedia – helping you…

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Gadgets April 2, 2011 posted by

DIY Cardboard Magic Lantern – the make your own projector kit

This DIY Cardboard Magic Lantern Kit lets you build your own 19th century type magic lantern (projector to you and me). You get all the pre-set panels, lenses, and a bulb, all you need to do is assemble with glue and sling in some AA batteries. So it’s not going to replace your 50 inch flat screen on the wall for entertainment value, but it’ll be fun swinging back in time for a while. $33.86/£21.99. [video]  In the days before television and cinema,…

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nice idea... April 1, 2011 posted by

New finger prick test holds promise for detecting cancer

With early cancer detection recognized as the first and best defense, a recent breakthrough holds promise for the development of a finger prick test to detect prostate cancer. Following five years of research, a team of biologists, clinical oncologists, pathologists and information scientists from ETH Zurich, University Hospital Zurich and the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen have discovered a biomarker for prostate cancer – a pattern of proteins in the blood that indicate the presence of cancerous disease. Cancer is…

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New finger prick test holds promise for detecting cancer
Fun & Games April 1, 2011 posted by

The Eco Can

More and more things are going retro these days. Such is the case of the Eco Can, a durable drink container. Styled like an aluminum soda can, this fun container is made from biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA) plastic, which is made from renewable plant sources including corn starch, tapioca products, or sugar cane. The Eco Can is both reusable and 100 percent biodegradable. Able to hold 280 ml (almost 9.5 ounces), its thermal double wall construction.helps to hold and keep…

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The Eco Can
Fun & Games April 1, 2011 posted by

Mini Vortex makes for an interesting lighting piece

Some people have a fascination with watching fire or waves on the ocean. Others like to watch a swirling vortex of doom backed up with some colored lights. Most tubes like this that have a little water tornado usually have to be spun into infinity to last more than three seconds. This Mini Vortex comes with a silent pump mechanism that will provide a soothing environment or be a great conversation piece for parties. This lamp also has a color…

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Mini Vortex makes for an interesting lighting piece
hmm..interesting April 1, 2011 posted by

Reflective Gloves And Socks For Cyclists

Living in a town where 25% of the population uses bicycles as their main mode of transportation, I am aware how terrifying it can be to be behind a cyclist. Guessing when theyíre going to turn, and whether or not theyíre going to signal if they do. On the other end of the spectrum, itís mortifying to be on the bike and hope that drivers are paying attention to you so you donít get hit. Enter in the Reflective Socks…

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Reflective Gloves And Socks For Cyclists
Fun & Games April 1, 2011 posted by

Remote Control Snake is perfect for April Fool’s pranks

My oh my how terrifying some toys can be. As an avid fan of most things that arenít snakes, I found this National Geographic Remote Control Snake to be a little bit too realistic. I understand that upon closer inspection, this looks nothing like a real snake, but if it was coming at you out of the corner of your eye, this is going to be a pretty frightful sight. This particular RC Snake has light up eyes and a…

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Remote Control Snake is perfect for April Fool’s pranks
heh heh! April 1, 2011 posted by

Typescreen turns your iPad into a typewriter

Finding an old fashioned typewriter in todayís modern society is pretty well near impossible. There are a lot of people out there that wish this wasnít the case, but finding things from the past is just getting harder and harder. Thankfully, there are some out there who would rather adapt the technology we have now to look as though it stepped out of the past. The Typescreen is a new dock for the iPad that letís you feel like youíre…

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Typescreen turns your iPad into a typewriter
Gadgets April 1, 2011 posted by

Home Planetarium shows the Tokyo Sky Tree among the stars

There’s nothing quite like sleeping outside under the stars. It’s not the same when you do it in the city, since the lights obscure your view of the stars, leaving only a fraction of them to twinkle before your eyes. Of course, driving out to the country on a regular basis isn’t always a good option. That’s why Sega Toys has created the Homestar line of home planetariums. Their latest device has a bit of a twist to it. Instead…

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Home Planetarium shows the Tokyo Sky Tree among the stars
heh heh! April 1, 2011 posted by

USB Nether Portal will free up your office clutter

When I’ve had a long week where I’ve spent entirely too much time in the office, my desk can become a bit cluttered. Eventually I’ll get fed up, and go on a cleaning spree, making sure that everything is neat and tidy once again. That usually involves loading up a garbage bag full of cups and fast food bags to take to the dumpster. It would be so much easier if there were somewhere that I could toss such waste…

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USB Nether Portal will free up your office clutter