Monthly Archives: August 2011

hmm..interesting August 29, 2011 posted by

Cardsticks turn your credit cards into rulers

There are some things that you carry on your person at all times. Most of those can be found in your wallet, since carrying an ID and some form of money are usually a good idea. Since you’re going to have those objects with you, why not take the extra step and make them even more useful? For instance, you could turn your ID or customer loyalty card (I recommend the latter) into a ruler. These Cardsticks are the sort…

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Cardsticks turn your credit cards into rulers
hmm..interesting August 29, 2011 posted by

Top online scams of 2010, as reported by the BBB

If you’re tech-savvy, then you can probably spot an internet scam a mile away. No Nigerian prince is going to swindle you out of your hard-earned money. Nor are you going to believe some flashing banner that congratulates you on being the one millionth visitor. However, there are plenty of people out there who do fall for such tricks. After all, if they didn’t work, people wouldn’t put so much effort into creating them. The BBB (Better Business Bureau) has…

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Top online scams of 2010, as reported by the BBB
Gadgets August 29, 2011 posted by

Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser

In the kitchen, you prepare a plethora of delectable meals for yourself, your family, and friends to enjoy. The only problem is that some meals are a little difficult to prepare, and very messy. Normally you would want to grab for a paper towel, but if your hands are covered in raw meat, flour, or juice, you are not going to want to touch anything. There are tons of automatic paper towel dispensers out there, but this one is the…

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Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser
reprise August 28, 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. Build your own solar FM radio for $3 – In the event of a major disaster,… WINGStand turns your keyboard into an iPad stand – Getting a wireless keyboard was… FitDesk makes you work out while you work – If you work from home, that likely… Google brings weather to your maps – When you’re traveling, it’s good… Cedes Toothpaste Squeezer –…

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Gadgets August 27, 2011 posted by

Ovetto Recycling bin lets you recycle in style!

The importance of recycling almost goes without saying these days. But doing so hasn’t been glamorous or even fashionable, at least until now. The Ovetto Recycling Bin by Bouf brings style into the equation. Made from recycled plastic, the bin’s sleek curved design lets it fit readily into any home or office decor. It’s three sections feature holes to let air circulate. Easy and convenient, it also contains a bottle crusher in the central section to help compact your glass…

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Ovetto Recycling bin lets you recycle in style!
Gadgets August 26, 2011 posted by

Toshiba Smarbo aims to take on the Roomba

We’ve all heard of the floor cleaning robot called the Roomba. It has helped us to become as lazy as we had always hoped to be. But now, just when we were getting bored with such an old cleaning robot, the Toshiba Smarbo arrived on the scene! This floor cleaning rival to the Roomba has two CPUs, 38 sensors, and can clean a 100sqm room in about 90 minutes. The price for this mega maid is a little astonishing at…

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Toshiba Smarbo aims to take on the Roomba
but is it art? August 26, 2011 posted by

Use IOGraph to make art based on your mouse movements

Art comes in many forms. Some people paint landscapes, some carve into stone, and others just move their mouse. No, I’m not talking about creating a digital masterpiece in Photoshop or some other graphics program. Instead, I’m referring to the use of software to track your mouse movements while you’re working on your computer. Using IOGraph, you can track your mouse’s movements for as long as you like. It produces particularly interesting results when you’re just using a single program…

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Use IOGraph to make art based on your mouse movements
hmm..interesting August 26, 2011 posted by

Perpetual Calendar won’t need thrown out on January 1st

Time is a mysterious thing. It swallows us whole without us even knowing, and encircles us list a mist. Some days we seem to lose track of when we are. Which is why keeping a calendar is very helpful. If you want to keep that same mystique and encase it into a moving calendar, the Perpetual Calendar Grey Silver from the designer Gideon Dagan of the Museum of Modern Art may be the item for you. This magnetic calendar will…

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Perpetual Calendar won’t need thrown out on January 1st
Gadgets August 26, 2011 posted by

Smart Scan LSM-100

A scanner is a giant, bulky piece of equipment that is pretty much necessary to transfer documents onto your computer. The Smart Scan LSM-100 takes up less than a quarter of a regular scanner, and has it’s own special perk. It is both a scanner that has the ability to scan just about every file you would need to, and has dual functionality as a mouse. Now keep in mind this mouse is much bulkier than a regular mouse, but…

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Smart Scan LSM-100
Awesome August 26, 2011 posted by

Update your old Apple M0110 keyboard to work with modern computers

My favorite type of keyboard is one that uses mechanical switches. A lot of people have no idea that there are different types of keyboards. If you are one of those people, then if you can ever remember using a keyboard that was exceptionally loud, then that was undoubtedly a mechanical keyboard. A lot of people (myself included) also believe that they are just more comfortable to use. You don’t find a lot of them these days (though there are…

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Update your old Apple M0110 keyboard to work with modern computers
Fun & Games August 26, 2011 posted by

Ear Case will certainly turn a few heads

If you’re going to pay a few hundred dollars for a cell phone, it’s probably a good idea to get a protective case for it. After all, one good drop and it might just be an expensive paperweight. If you’re in the market for a case that gets a few laughs, this Ear Case might be exactly what you’re looking for. The Ear Case has got to be one of the silliest iPhone 4 cases that I’ve seen. It has…

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Ear Case will certainly turn a few heads
Gadgets August 25, 2011 posted by

boomCAN speakers add a little extra punch to your mobile sound

If you’re the kind of person that likes to share music or videos from your phone, then you no doubt loath the poor speaker that your device was equipped with. It’s not surprising that most such gadgets have poor sound, as there isn’t much room for a speaker. However, these boomCAN speakers might be able to add some strength and clarity to your audio. These 2.5-inch tall speakers are perfect for tossing in your laptop bag for those times when…

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boomCAN speakers add a little extra punch to your mobile sound
Free Software August 25, 2011 posted by

TalkO’Clock lets a real person call and wake you up in the morning

Getting out of bed in the morning is not always an easy task. I’ve always found it a bit easier when there was someone waking me up, as opposed to a boring alarm going off. Of course, if you live by yourself, it’s not easy to have someone wake you up. That is why TalkO’Clock was created. TalkO’Clock is a free service that will let you set an alarm, and when it goes off, your phone will ring. On the…

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TalkO’Clock lets a real person call and wake you up in the morning
Gadgets August 25, 2011 posted by

Pillow Remote Control won’t get lost so easily

How many times have you been sitting on the couch, watching TV, only to reach for the remote and find it missing? Or worse, have you ever gone to lay down and smacked your head on the remote? Well here’s a way to prevent both of those issues. Just get the Pillow Remote Control. As the name implies, this pillow serves as a universal remote. When you’re not wanting to flip channels or adjust the volume, it becomes an ordinary…

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Pillow Remote Control won’t get lost so easily
Fun & Games August 25, 2011 posted by

Create Your Own Zombie Kit is perfect for Halloween

When you’re a kid, it’s a well-known fact that girls play with dolls and boys play with action figures. Of course, later in life you realize that the only difference is that the dolls had changeable clothes and accessories, while the action figures had armor or weapons. Otherwise, they’re pretty much the same. You also learn that some boys played with dolls and vice versa. Well, here is a doll that everyone will love. The Create Your Own Zombie kit…

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Create Your Own Zombie Kit is perfect for Halloween