Monthly Archives: May 2011

Eco Friendly May 31, 2011 posted by

Trash Amps turn old junk into speakers

Saving the environment seems to be the hot topic for products lately. The more “green” an item is, the more we want it. Although, it seems a little sad that most of our Eco-friendly options aren’t as environmentally friendly as we think they are. One product that has good intentions is the Trash Amp. This pop-can sized speaker would be a great idea if it somehow relied on the cans, boxes, or jars that it came in, but they are…

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Trash Amps turn old junk into speakers
Awesome May 31, 2011 posted by

Hex Wrench Necklace is both stylish and functional

When purchasing jewelry, it can be difficult to find something that you like and will keep wearing on a regular basis. The Hex Wrench Necklace is something you can count on wearing for any occasion, and will have more use than enhancing the space around your neck. This honeycomb design is made of a solid stainless steel, and is in the spirit of “form following function”. The hexagons can fit a standard sized bit alongside 8, 10, 12, and 14…

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Hex Wrench Necklace is both stylish and functional
Free Software May 31, 2011 posted by

Use ProduKey to recover lost product keys

If you’ve ever had a computer crash, you know the panic of wondering how much of your information is lost forever. Hopefully you’ve already setup some sort of backup system in place, to protect your data from these types of situations. However, even if all of your pictures, documents, and other important files are safely stored on another hard drive, the product keys for some of your most valuable software might not be. Product keys should always be kept in…

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Use ProduKey to recover lost product keys
Fun & Games May 31, 2011 posted by

Pop-A-Putt Golf Prank will turn a par into a bogey

Golfing seems to be such a silly sport to me, but it could just be the funny clothes and country club etiquette that surrounds it. If you like to get in a good laugh, and have friends who will understand the humor, you might want to look into the Pop-A-Putt Golf Prank. Seeing as this would drive any serious golfer mad, you’d want to make sure you had the right audience for it. Can you imagine if you could have…

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Pop-A-Putt Golf Prank will turn a par into a bogey
hmm..interesting May 31, 2011 posted by

SharkEye iPhone Case can take a licking

When we purchase an iPhone, we usually buy a case alongside it to protect it from exterior and possible internal damage. There are some heavy-duty cases out there that can help save your phone from some pretty serious impact, but most of the time, your screen is still going to be exposed. Seeing as this is one of the most fragile parts of your phone, you think there would be more than just screen covers to take care of things….

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SharkEye iPhone Case can take a licking
diy May 31, 2011 posted by

Brighten up your old flash using toothpaste

Any photographer that takes their work (or hobby) seriously will tell you how important lighting is to your pictures. They will also tell you that the tiny flash that came attached to your DSLR isn’t powerful or versatile enough for many situations. Thus, you’ll end up buying a separate flash, and using it for a lot of your shots. However, after years of use, you might start to think that it isn’t quite as bright as it used to be….

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Brighten up your old flash using toothpaste
Gadgets May 30, 2011 posted by

Groclock teaches your kids when to sleep, and when to wake up

Kids are cute, happy, and adorable pretty much all of the time. That’s great and all, but if you want to get some sleep and your toddler is bright-eyed and bushy tailed at 5 in the morning, they’re not going to be as cute as they once were. For all of the parents that are pulling their hair out trying to figure out how to keep their kids in bed, fear not, for the Groclock has come to save the…

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Groclock teaches your kids when to sleep, and when to wake up
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 30, 2011 posted by

GTrot uses Facebook to help you with your travel plans

Facebook is one of the easiest ways to update your friends about your life, and to see what’s going on in theirs. Of course, if you have a lot of friends, it can still be hard to keep track of where everyone’s been, and what all they’ve done. Thus, if you’re going on a trip and want some advice on hotels, restaurants and other things to do, you might not remember which friends have visited that location. Well now with…

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GTrot uses Facebook to help you with your travel plans
but is it art? May 30, 2011 posted by

Ollie – The autonomous robotic blimp

Going to the office wouldn’t be so bad if you had someone interesting to talk to. The person in the cubicle next to you has some very interesting stories about what they had for lunch, but sometimes you just want a friendship in the workplace that doesn’t require you to listen to long, boring stories. The best companion you could find would likely be a robot, but you have the problem of not knowing how to make one. Especially one…

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Ollie – The autonomous robotic blimp
diy May 30, 2011 posted by

Take advantage of knee walls by building in a set of shelves

Have you ever noticed that whenever you move into a larger place, you seem to  run out of space almost as quickly as you did before? It’s a strange phenomenon that seems to fill us with the urge to make use of all of the room available to us in a living space. Thus, we are always looking for new ways to fit more stuff in the existing space. One option you have is to fit shelving units into your…

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Take advantage of knee walls by building in a set of shelves
Fun & Games May 30, 2011 posted by

Cthulhu Weenie Roaster

If you had a giant sea-monster asking if he could roast your hot dogs for you, would you take him up on the offer? The Cthulhu Weenie Roaster gives you an opportunity like none other. Instead of being eaten by Cthulhu, you now have the chance for him to feed you! This hot dog roaster sort of looks like a biker skull design with very long teeth, but I suppose it will pass as the giant octopus-faced monster in the…

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Cthulhu Weenie Roaster
Gadgets May 30, 2011 posted by

Vertical Vinyl Player

With all of our iPods  and other MP3 players, we seem to forget the ways of the past. Record players are almost completely forgotten, and are generally so bulky that it’s hard to find any place to put it. Most homes are rather modern anymore, and having a giant record player taking up and entire table is not wanted. That’s why the Vertical Vinyl Player is the best way to listen to all of those records your grandfather gave you….

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Vertical Vinyl Player
reprise May 29, 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. Use freeware to clear up some disk space on your computer – I remember the hard drive of my… Icon Clock displays only the bare minimum – Whatever your style may be,… PianoMaestro is a great teaching aid for beginning piano students – Learning piano can be extremely… Google and iOS Pillows – Just click for comfort – It’s always fun to…

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Gadgets May 28, 2011 posted by

Humminbird Wrist Watch Fish Finder – here fishy fishy fishy…

This Humminbird Wristwatch Fish Finder may not be the most elegant thing to wrap round your arm, but it might just be the deadliest…if you’re of the fish persuasion. The thing is of course a mini sonar detector (cue a vision of submarine movies and that eerie *ping* noise every few seconds), made more portable, more colorful and more alluring (geddit?) for the 21st  century fisherman. We think it’s only fair for someone to give the fish a fighting chance, with like maybe cheap stealth…

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but is it art? May 27, 2011 posted by

Jaanus Osugaar’s Accelerator Spinning Chair

Sitting in a regular office chair is terribly boring. Sure it spins around, but not very fast, and once you’re stationary, it rocks back and forth, lulling you to sleep. There’s nothing stimulating about it, and is only comfortable when you spend several hundred dollars on one. If you want a chair that will really throw your head for a loop, you may want to look into Jaanus Osugaar’s Accelerator Spinning Chair. This is not like any chair you’ve ever…

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Jaanus Osugaar’s Accelerator Spinning Chair
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