Monthly Archives: June 2011

Eco Friendly June 22, 2011 posted by

Erbe Planter/Grill combines grilling and gardening, for some reason

I’m all for the idea of combining two different products into one dual-purpose item. Many times this results in one device that is far more useful than either stand-alone items. However, sometimes you’ll come across one that just leaves you scratching your head and wondering why they thought this was a good idea. Falling in the latter category is the Erbe Planter/Grill. At first glance, this will look like your average planter, complete with whatever lively greens you decide to…

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Erbe Planter/Grill combines grilling and gardening, for some reason
Free Software June 22, 2011 posted by

Use JuiceDefender to extend the battery life of your Android device

Keeping your smartphone alive throughout the day can be a challenging task. Some phones perform better than others, plus your usage greatly affects the amount of time you can go between charges. Well, if your Android phone is only barely making it through the day before dying on you, you might check out a useful piece of software called JuiceDefender. This app was designed with the sole purpose of extending your device’s battery life for as long as possible. Obviously…

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Use JuiceDefender to extend the battery life of your Android device
Gadgets June 22, 2011 posted by

Super-Brella Chair blocks out the sun, no matter where it is

Summer brings about many glorious adventures. Trips to the beach, baseball games, and drive-in movies are just a few of the fun outdoor activities that warmer weather brings about. The only problem is that the sun can sometimes be a little too hot, or a light rain can sneak up on you without any notice, tainting what wouldíve been a good memory for the day. The Super-Brella Chair is the perfect way to make sure that youíre never surprised by…

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Super-Brella Chair blocks out the sun, no matter where it is
Gadgets June 22, 2011 posted by

Invotis Wall Gear Clock

If youíd like a new spin on an old product, you may want to look into the Invotis Wall Gear Clock. Instead of having hands that trail tirelessly around a pivotal point, a giant gear with all the hours will instead move around a small black arrow, which will indicate the time. All of the gears that make the large gear move are exposed, but that only adds to its appeal. This is definitely an interesting approach to a regular…

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Invotis Wall Gear Clock
Eco Friendly June 21, 2011 posted by

Samsung NC215S Solar Powered Netbook – are we nearing perpetual computing?

I want some of whatever mojo juice the designers at Samsung are drinking. Not content with delivering our favourite mobile phone to the world, the Korean giant has now announced a v cool new product, the Samsung NC215S Solar Powered Netbook. The 10.1 inch Atom powered computer will feature a 1.66GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and a bunch of solar cells built into the lid. This array will apparently power the device for 1 hour for every 2 hours…

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Bookmark This! June 21, 2011 posted by

DropIt – cool freeware lets you sort and process files instantly

DropIt is a cool little free Windows utility which lets you perform a variety of actions on files just by dragging and dropping onto an ‘arrow’ icon. Mac users will probably yawn at this point, but for Windows users this is a new and potentially very exciting feature. Honest! The cool thing is you can set it up to process a number of rules, not just moving, copying etc. This means you could set the program up to automatically extract…

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Fun & Games June 21, 2011 posted by

Robot Measuring Cups add personality to your kitchen

That rare and elusive time where we finally decide to cook can be annoying if we need measuring cups and canít find them. We usually hide them away in cabinets or drawers because they are rather unsightly and awkward. If you want to keep your measuring cups a little more out in the open, youíll want something that has a little bit more personality. The Robo Cup Measuring Cups will make sure you actually care about what happens to your…

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Robot Measuring Cups add personality to your kitchen
heh heh! June 21, 2011 posted by

Star Trek Original Series Captainís Chair Replica

Loving a television show is one thing, but buying a huge replica from some silly TV show is just silly. Itís a good thing Star Trek the Original Series wasnít just a show! This Star Trek Original Series Captainís Chair Replica is all of the goodness of Kirkís chair is not a little more. Nothing will ever be as good as the real thing, but this comes in very close second. Built by Steve Horch of HMS Creative, you can…

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Star Trek Original Series Captainís Chair Replica
Mobile Tech June 21, 2011 posted by

Block unwanted callers with iBlacklist

Have you ever gotten annoying phone calls from the same phone number, and wished that you could block them? I’ve been using Google Voice for several years now, which makes blocking callers an easy task. However, if you’re getting calls directly to your cell phone number, it can be a bit trickier to effectively block the person from getting through. If you have a jailbroken iPhone, there is a great solution out there called iBlacklist. This allows you to block…

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Block unwanted callers with iBlacklist
Fun & Games June 21, 2011 posted by

R2-D2 planetarium shows the Death Star in the night sky

Everyone knows R2-D2 as the little astromech droid from Star Wars. Among other things, he displayed the hologram of Princess Leia, which said ďhelp me Obi-wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.Ē Wouldn’t it be great if you could send a robot to your friends with holographic messages? Sadly, such things are not yet possible. However, soon you will be able to purchase an R2-D2 that does act as a display of sorts. Rather than showing a princess in distress, this…

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R2-D2 planetarium shows the Death Star in the night sky
Gadgets June 21, 2011 posted by

Genie watch is also a portable Magic 8-ball

Everyone loves the classic Magic 8-ball. Sure, it couldn’t actually predict if you would marry a supermodel when you grew up, but it was still fun to play with. Well, sometimes you wish that you could just shake that old toy and have it spout out an answer, just so you can make a quick decision, or have it settle a dispute, much like you would do by flipping a coin. But how often do you really carry one of…

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Genie watch is also a portable Magic 8-ball
Bizarre June 21, 2011 posted by

Melting Shelf Clock is surreal

There are some days where we look at the clock, and time just seems to drag on endlessly. Whether or not we say it out loud, we sometimes feel like that Salvador Dali painting where everything is melting, even the time itself. If you seem to feel this way too, or just think that painting is interesting, you might like this Melting Shelf Clock. Needing only one AA battery, this clock will be the perfect artsy gift, or a fun…

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Melting Shelf Clock is surreal
Fun & Games June 20, 2011 posted by

FlasHarp USB Harmonica

Toting around a flash drive is good for people who need to transfer files quickly and efficiently. There are some people out there though, who would like to music is every nook and cranny of their lives; a flash drive not being excluded. This particular flash drive is perfect for anyone who canít stand a single second without hearing or playing music. Even if you donít know how to play, the FlasHarp USB Harmonica will teach you as it comes…

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FlasHarp USB Harmonica
Free Software June 20, 2011 posted by

SeatGuru gives you a detailed look at the seating on your next flight

How many times have you booked a flight, only to board the plane and realize that you have nearly the worst seat possible? Most airlines make it possible to book a specific seat in advance, but if you don’t know the exact layout of the plane, you might not be able to figure out which ones are good and bad. That’s where SeatGuru comes into play. This handy site will allow you to enter your flight number, and it will…

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SeatGuru gives you a detailed look at the seating on your next flight
Gadgets June 20, 2011 posted by

Ila Portable Door Alarm Wedge

Staying in a hotel can sometimes be a little nerve-racking. The photos you saw online of a very neat, prim, and proper hotel turn out to be ten years old. Seeing as it wouldnít be hard for someone to break into a hotel room, you can understand why thereís a lot of paranoia with keeping your room safe at night. Even if you have the deadbolt and chain locked, sometimes you just donít feel safe. The Ila Portable Door Alarm…

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Ila Portable Door Alarm Wedge