Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fun & Games June 24, 2011 posted by

Self Correcting Golf Balls let you cheat your way to victory on the fairway

I’ve come to understand that golf is a rather relaxing sport that people tend to do during their leisure time. I am certainly not one of those people, as the few times I’ve stepped up to the tee haven’t been the best experiences. I’m sure that with a bit of practice, it could be a much more enjoyable game. Well, that, or I could just buy some of these Polara Ultimate Straight Self Correcting Golf Balls. These two-piece balls use…

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Self Correcting Golf Balls let you cheat your way to victory on the fairway
Free Software June 24, 2011 posted by

Connect to your home network from anywhereusing DynDNS

Have you ever been out of town, only to realize that you desperately need a file that’s sitting on your PC back home? It’s something that’s happened to me on a few occasions, but thankfully I prepare for such events. Since I don’t have a static IP address, one might think that it’s difficult to get back into my network. However, using a free service such as DynDNS allows me to simply use a URL to access my network, without…

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Connect to your home network from anywhereusing DynDNS
Gadgets June 24, 2011 posted by

Caran d’Ache Pencil Sharpener is the best money can buy

A long time ago I switched to using a mechanical pencil for writing and drawing. One of the main reasons for this was that I hated sticking my pencil in a sharpener, and losing half of it in the process. The only one that really ever did the trick properly was a tiny handheld one with a single razor blade (which I still keep in my desk drawer). So if you’re determined to keep your old-fashioned wooden pencils, and want…

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Caran d’Ache Pencil Sharpener is the best money can buy
diy June 24, 2011 posted by

Turn an old computer power supply into a workbench power supply

If you do a fair amount of tinkering with electronics, then there’s a good chance that at some point you’ve found yourself needing a good way to get power to your project. Sure, you can use batteries, but if you’re only using them for testing purposes, you can burn through a lot of them. Another option is to buy a desktop power supply, which lets you route power at a specific voltage and current to whatever you’re working on. The…

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Turn an old computer power supply into a workbench power supply
Fun & Games June 24, 2011 posted by

Turn your bike into a Light Cycle with these LED Valve Cap Lights

If you think of Tron, there’s a good chance that the Light Cycles are going to be one of the first things to pop in your head. It’s understandable, as they were some pretty cool vehicles. Unfortunately you aren’t going to ride around on anything quite so cool without spending many thousands of dollars. But if you still want to go for that cool lighting effect, you can do it on your own bike without spending much cash at all….

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Turn your bike into a Light Cycle with these LED Valve Cap Lights
Fun & Games June 24, 2011 posted by

Now you can play cards in the pool with this inflatable poker set

If you have access to a pool during the summer months, there are few places that you’d rather be. The only bad thing about staying in the pool all day is that there are only so many things you can do while swimming. So why not increase the amount of activities by getting one of these Texas Hold’em Inflatable Pool Tables? This table comes with four floating chairs, and a complete waterproof poker set, which includes cards, chips and dice….

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Now you can play cards in the pool with this inflatable poker set
cool tech June 23, 2011 posted by

Volkswagen Temporary Automatic Pilot – in Germany the car drives you…

The good folk at Volkswagen today introduced a new technology called Temporary Automatic Pilot which will apparently automatically control a car without human intervention at highway speeds. The system, which is still in testing, uses lane and vehicle sensing to keep on the straight and narrow, and the ‘semi-automatic’ bit means it can be overridden instantly by a human driver if things start to go awry. We’re not saying that robots aren’t capable of handling cars at 130 km/h on a…

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cool tech June 23, 2011 posted by

Un-Alarm Clock silently wakes you up at the right time

Waking up in the morning can be hard. Youíre groggy and taking part in a wonderful dreamland, when a terrible buzzer jolts you awake. This only jettisons you into a bad mood for the rest of the day. Not to mention the mood youíll be setting for your spouse if they donít have to get up until later. The old-fashioned loud, ringing buzzer just doesnít work for us anymore, which is why the Un-Alarm is the best way to wake…

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Un-Alarm Clock silently wakes you up at the right time
diy June 23, 2011 posted by

Turn an old book into a bedside lamp

My bedroom is the one part of my house that contains very few gadgets. Only iPhone dock and bedside lamp reside in that room, and aside from the overhead light, fan and smoke detector (which come with the room), there are no other electronics. Since I’m surrounded by technology for the rest of my day, I feel the need to minimize the amount in my sleeping quarters. I do keep thinking that I need something a little more interesting for…

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Turn an old book into a bedside lamp
cool tech June 23, 2011 posted by

DirecTV puts anti-microbial remotes in hotels

Hotels are grubby and disgusting. You never know what has happened in the room youíre staying in, and likely never will. Germ counts would be phenomenal if you actually took time out of your life to pay attention to it. Something that is particularly scary to pick up is the remote. It probably is often passed over by hotel staff because of its size. Though, the thought of someone drooling on it, eating anything and touching it, or even coughing…

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DirecTV puts anti-microbial remotes in hotels
hmm..interesting June 23, 2011 posted by

Single Grain Sower

Not all of us were meant to be farmers. Planting endless fields of various crops doesnít sound like the most fun you can have, but somehow, planting something and watching it grow is very relaxing. If you want to start a plant of your own, but donít want to have to start your own plantation to do it, you may be interested in the Single-Grain Sower. Although any regular gardener may think that this thing would be a nightmare, if…

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Single Grain Sower
hmm..interesting June 23, 2011 posted by

Pinzacord keeps your desktop cables in place

Having an office space at home can help you to get a lot more work done. If it isnít kept up with though, it can oftentimes become messy with trash, papers, or worst of all, cords. Electronics give us a very comfy lifestyle, but also give us oodles of cords that we really donít know what to do with, other than tangle them up as discreetly as possible behind our desks. The Pinzacord is designed to help us maintain some…

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Pinzacord keeps your desktop cables in place
Free Software June 23, 2011 posted by

Download YouTube vides in bulk with this free Firefox add-on

The great thing about YouTube videos is that they are always easily accessible, so long as you have an internet connection. However, sometimes you donít have that steady line to the World Wide Web, and youíd like to download your favorite videos. Now weíve seen ways to download single YouTube videos before, but wouldnít it be great if there were a way to batch download them? With a handy little Firefox add-on, you can do exactly that. The Bulk YouTube…

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Download YouTube vides in bulk with this free Firefox add-on
Gadgets June 22, 2011 posted by

Emergency Cufflinks sound like something James Bond would carry in his wallet

I can’t recall many times where I had to wear cufflinks, let alone was in dire need of a pair. However, those with a vastly different lifestyle might worry about the day that they’re caught at a fancy gathering without those tiny, but essential wardrobe components. For those people there are the Emergency Cufflinks. Shaped just like a credit card, the Emergency Cufflinks contains two pair of the items of the same name. Just pop them out and give each…

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Emergency Cufflinks sound like something James Bond would carry in his wallet
Free Software June 22, 2011 posted by

MeetWays helps you find the best halfway point to meet someone

We’ve all been there. A friend that lives relatively far away, and wants to meet you halfway between your location and theirs. However, neither of you can agree to a good halfway point. Or perhaps you’re meeting someone to sell an item off of Craigslist, and neither party wants to drive further than needed. Well now there is a great site that can settle all such disputes once and for all. Meetways uses the power of Google Maps to determine…

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MeetWays helps you find the best halfway point to meet someone