Monthly Archives: May 2011

Awesome May 3, 2011 posted by

Flattr – big change makes micropayments a real possibility for small site and service owners

We first took a look at Flattr.com when they launched last summer but decided the model wouldn’t work as set up. Well the crew behind the innovative Swedish micropayments service have wised up, and this week decided to allow any publisher to sign up for the service without conditions. The result is likely to be an explosion in users and sites joining up to share in the automatic payment system, if only because it’s so darned clever. The key is the…

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heh heh! May 3, 2011 posted by

Handheld Espresso Machine gives you a caffeine fix anywhere

Having an espresso machine can be a blessing and a curse. You can make espresso at home whenever you want and never have to come down off of that caffeine buzz. The downside is that when you go anywhere else, you have to rely on someone else to make your espresso and hope and pray that itís the right temperature and taste youíve come to expect. Herein steps Hammacher Schlemmer to make sure you can have espresso whenever you want….

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Handheld Espresso Machine gives you a caffeine fix anywhere
diy May 3, 2011 posted by

DIY keylogger looks just like a common keyboard adapter

When we think of keyloggers, we think of them as nasty tools that someone else might use to record every stroke of our keyboard. However, there are some instances where one might have need of such a tool. Granted, most of those situations might still be considered a bit shady by some, but if you need one, you need one. The most important part when making one is to ensure that it won’t be discovered. This hack shows you how…

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DIY keylogger looks just like a common keyboard adapter
Fun & Games May 3, 2011 posted by

Classic Bow And Mallow shoots tasty treats, not arrows

People seem to have a problem with those who wish to use a bow and arrow pretty much anywhere, even if they donít have dangerous tips at the end. If you canít go without using a bow and some sort of projectile, you may want to look into getting the Classic Bow and Mallow. This NERF-looking bow with a long clear tube on it can actually holster about 25 mini marshmallows and can fire its delicious ammo up to 30…

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Classic Bow And Mallow shoots tasty treats, not arrows
Gadgets May 3, 2011 posted by

Angel Bicycle Helmet helps keep you safe at night

When 60 percent of all road traffic accidents involving cyclists happen after 4 pm, you need to make sure youíre well lit before taking on the road after dark. Law does require that the front and back of their bicycles have some sort of lighting, but if youíre in between cars or coming off of a sidewalk that had brush blocking the view of those on the road, someone may not see you and things could take a turn for…

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Angel Bicycle Helmet helps keep you safe at night
Awesome May 3, 2011 posted by

Upgrade your cheap headphones for a $300 sound (without the $300 price tag)

I’m no audiophile, but I can appreciate the difference between a pair good headphones, and ones found in the dollar bin. Of course, if you really do want the best sound out there, you have to shell out the bigh bucks, right? Not if you know what you’re doing. In fact, you can turn a pair of $30 knock-off headphones into something that sounds like it would cost 10 times as much. This DIY project is for those out there…

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Upgrade your cheap headphones for a $300 sound (without the $300 price tag)
Gadgets May 3, 2011 posted by

Antec LED BIAS Lighting helps reduce eye strain

Staring at a computer screen can be really tough on your eyes. For those of us that donít like much light on, or forget to flip on the lights at night, the light coming from the screen can cause some serious eyestrain. Thatís why the new Antec Bias LED Lights are a cheap and easy way to keep you from messing up your eyes. For those of you that donít know, bias lighting consists of bulbs that are located on…

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Antec LED BIAS Lighting helps reduce eye strain
Gadgets May 2, 2011 posted by

Fanbrella keeps you shaded and cool

While sitting on the beach in the summer, we rely on an umbrella to keep the heat away. Some days however, are just far too hot. Itís a little difficult to find an extension cord long enough to turn on a fan at a beach, so the best solution is to get yourself a Fanbrella. This efficient umbrella does three jobs in one as it keeps you in the shade, reflects UV rays with itís exterior, and has a motorized…

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Fanbrella keeps you shaded and cool
hmm..interesting May 2, 2011 posted by

Encrypt your top-secret emails with VaultletMail

Most of the emails that we send and receive aren’t the sort that you have to worry about someone intercepting. It’s not like you’ll be upset if someone gets a copy of that email your crazy uncle forwarded you with all of the silly .gifs. However, there are some instances where you need to be absolutely certain that only the intended recipient gets to read the contents. For those times, you need to be encrypting your email. But how exactly…

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Encrypt your top-secret emails with VaultletMail
diy May 2, 2011 posted by

Take better videos with this DIY Steady Cam

When watching YouTube videos, there are two things that usually make the bad stand out from the good. These are poor audio and a shaky camera. The first can be easily remedied by using an external microphone with your camera. The latter isn’t always so easy. Sure, setting up a tripod is good if you aren’t going to be moving the camera much. However, if you’re doing shots that require you to move around, you’re going to need a steady…

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Take better videos with this DIY Steady Cam
Free Software May 2, 2011 posted by

SemiSilent only rings for calls you want to take

There are times when our phones help us talk to someone when itís important, and other times when some random person calls you while youíre trying to sleep. Itís not surprising that most of us out there wish that we could find a way to only let some people call us during certain times. With SemiSilent, you can now screen your calls in a whole new way. This app will let you pick people in your contact list that you…

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SemiSilent only rings for calls you want to take
Eco Friendly May 2, 2011 posted by

IKEA Solvinden Solar Lamp

IKEA has a special place in all of our hearts as the best mega-furniture retailers with the most impressive business model ever. These people know what theyíre doing and because of that, they are greatly envied. When they turned out the Solvinden Solar Lamp, everyone was probably thinking that this must be more of their genius at work. Sad to say, this lamp is only efficient if you live in an area that is sunny every day. This lamp lives…

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IKEA Solvinden Solar Lamp
Gadgets May 2, 2011 posted by

Mirco-Plus EX Multi-Tool

When everything in your life needs to be as convenient and easy as possible, you want to make sure your tools are on par. No one wants to have an entire garage full of screwdrivers, pliers, and wire cutters, so itís a lot easier if the middleman just gets cut out. The Micro-Plus EX Multi-Tool is 9 or more tools in one, and folds into such a compact design that it also functions as a key ring. This wonít eliminate…

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Mirco-Plus EX Multi-Tool
reprise May 1, 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. Complete Napoleon Dynamite Costume – buy one and support Pedro – This Complete Napoleon Dynamite… Fly on Desktop – freeware adds flies to your monitor. And why not? – Fly on Desktop. Because sometimes… Redolf – free streaming online jukebox player – Redolf is a free online streaming… Golf balls made from lobster shells? – Maine is known for its lobster…. EarPlanes…

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