Monthly Archives: July 2011

Gadgets July 21, 2011 posted by

Wireless Floating Pool Speaker puts your tunes in the pool with you

Summertime means fun in the pool. And just how much fun can you have without some great music playing? Okay, well maybe music isn’t the most important thing to have around, but it does generally add to the mood. Not long ago we showed you that you could construct a floating speaker to put in your pool, but what if you don’t want to make something yourself? In that case, you could get this Wireless Floating Pool Speaker. This floating…

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Wireless Floating Pool Speaker puts your tunes in the pool with you
Gadgets July 21, 2011 posted by

Pose camera case doubles as a small tripod

I’ve owned a number of digital cameras, and the only one I’ve ever seen fit to carry in a protective case is my DSLR. While the others did cost a bit of money, it always seemed too much of a hassle to put it in a protective case. This added bulk to the camera, thus making it more difficult to carry around (unless stored in a larger bag) and didn’t do anything more than keep it from getting scratched. Well,…

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Pose camera case doubles as a small tripod
Awesome July 21, 2011 posted by

Use TunnelBear to access sites restricted to the US or UK

Have you ever been trying to browse a site, only to find out that you’re being blocked due to your geographic location? This can be a huge annoyance, as you can’t very well pack up and travel to another country just to look at a website. Sometimes it’s a YouTube video that has had restrictions placed on it, or perhaps you want to login to your Netflix account and watch a movie in another country. If you’ve ever ran into…

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Use TunnelBear to access sites restricted to the US or UK
Gadgets July 20, 2011 posted by

Takara Tomy First Digital Camera for Toddlers

We are in time where technology is a part of just about everything we see. Though we want our kids to be functioning members of society who know what they’re doing with the technology around them, we also don’t want to hand them our phones and cameras only to get them back with drool, snot, and crayons all over them. If you want your little one to to play with a camera, without worry of ruining a several hundred dollar…

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Takara Tomy First Digital Camera for Toddlers
Free Software July 20, 2011 posted by

Read PDF files on your Kindle using Kindle/PDF

Having an eReader can be a wonderful thing. You can potentially have access to thousands of books with just a few taps of your finger. However, if you already have some documents that you’d like to read, but aren’t in the right format, it can be something of a headache. One of the biggest pains can be trying to get your Kindle to read a PDF file. If you’ve ran into this issue, you might want to check out Kindle/PDF….

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Read PDF files on your Kindle using Kindle/PDF
hmm..interesting July 20, 2011 posted by

Keybrid turns your house key into a keyring

Your average house key hasn’t changed much over the years. I suppose it’s a case of if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. However, some people aren’t content to just let something be, they have to find ways to improve it. That is exactly how the Keybrid came into existence. Instead of having a hole for a keyring at the top, this key’s head actually is a keyring. This allows it to be used in unconventional ways. The most obvious…

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Keybrid turns your house key into a keyring
hmm..interesting July 20, 2011 posted by

Funnel-It lets you get the most out of your old ketchup bottles

I share a house with several roommates, which provides me with a number of challenges through the days. One interesting problem is that we all tend to share condiments like ketchup and syrup, despite the fact that each of us actually has our own. This leads to us having up to four nearly empty bottles of something at any given time. We keep saying that we’ll condense them down into one bottle, but no one really wants to deal with…

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Funnel-It lets you get the most out of your old ketchup bottles
Awesome July 20, 2011 posted by

Steampunk Record Player lets you rock out like it’s 1899

I have a deep fascination with the steampunk movement. I’ve attended a number of conventions, and can occasionally be found dressing the part. My favorite part, however, are the creations that not use parts applicable to the imagined time period, but are also completely functional. This Steampunk Record Player is a fine example of such. This record player is powered almost entirely by a small steam engine, which is regulated by a servo to keep the platter moving at the…

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Steampunk Record Player lets you rock out like it’s 1899
Fun & Games July 20, 2011 posted by

Shocking Hot Potato Game revives an old classic

We have all played games where we knew we were going to get hurt. Even though we try as hard as we can to avoid pain during the game, we still play because it’s fun. dodge ball and red rover are the obvious examples, but now there’s a new kid on the block, and it goes by the name of Shocking Ball Hot Potato Game. This game is the same as any basic hot potato game, but gives a little…

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Shocking Hot Potato Game revives an old classic
Gadgets July 18, 2011 posted by

Cyber Snipa USB Dog Tags are a mini toolkit in disguise

It never fails. You’re over at a family member’s house, and suddenly they want you to look at their computer. Sometimes that means wiping a virus, while other times you have to open it up for a look under the hood. Either way, if you don’t have the necessary tools on you, you can feel quite unprepared. I generally keep a small tool kit in my car, but these Cyber Snipa USB 2.0 Dog Tags can help you out in…

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Cyber Snipa USB Dog Tags are a mini toolkit in disguise
diy July 18, 2011 posted by

Kill shoe odors with a baking soda bomb

When you take off your shoes, do you notice a terrible odor? Don’t be worried, it happens to many people. After all, your feet sweat, and are tightly encased in that shoe for many hours at a time. It’s only natural that they get a bit stinky from time to time. The question is what you are going to do about that scent. You can spray different deodorizers in there, if you have them on hand. Or, if needed, you…

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Kill shoe odors with a baking soda bomb
Awesome July 18, 2011 posted by

The Timekeeper Steampunk computer

There’s something wonderful about old clocks. Rather than just having a small plastic box holding all of the moving parts, there are large gears that you can see moving around to make it tick. You can generally even hear the mechanical ticking, which is music to my ears. Well one person that shares my love for clocks and decided to cram a computer inside of one. This vintage-looking clock (sadly, it doesn’t appear to actually be vintage), dubbed The Timekeeper…

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The Timekeeper Steampunk computer
Gadgets July 18, 2011 posted by

Power Cord Splitter Cable is perfect for traveling

When I’m traveling, I notice that almost every hotel room has a distinct lack of power outlets. Sure, there are generally a couple of spare ones at a desk, but you’re lucky to get one or two next to the beds. Now if you have two people that want to have their laptops plugged in, and their phones charging, you tend to run into issues. I’ve been tempted to buy a travel power strip to solve this issue, but haven’t…

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Power Cord Splitter Cable is perfect for traveling
but is it art? July 18, 2011 posted by

Nyan Cat spices up your Windows progress bars

Nothing is quite so dull as watching a progress bar on your computer. I tend to copy large files across to my file server, so I’m familiar with seeing this boring box. Fear not though, as there is now a way to make it a lot more interesting, or annoying, depending on how you look at it. The Nyan Cat Progress Bar is a Windows app that does one simple thing. It turns your progress bar into Nyan Cat, and…

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Nyan Cat spices up your Windows progress bars
but is it art? July 18, 2011 posted by

Thermowear shirts change color with a touch

There are a lot of ways to make yourself stand out from a crowd. One of the easiest is by simply wearing clothing that make a statement. Your choices here are nearly endless. Fancy suit/dress, an ironic t-shirt and jeans, something flashy that draws attention, or even something interactive. What do I mean by interactive? Check out these Thermowear shirts and find out. According to the video below, heat-sensitive clothes were quite popular when I was very young. Being just…

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Thermowear shirts change color with a touch