Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gadgets October 31, 2011 posted by

Double Cut Saw uses opposite spinning blades to cut through (almost) anything

When working on any project, it’s always important to use the right tool for the job. This is exactly why you end up with a whole garage full of various implements for cutting, grinding, prying and everything else you need to do. Just for cutting alone, I can think of a dozen tools sitting in my garage. However, after seeing this 5” Double Cut Saw, I might be able to replace a few with just one. This Double Cut saw…

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Double Cut Saw uses opposite spinning blades to cut through (almost) anything
hmm..interesting October 31, 2011 posted by

Appointlet syncs new appointments with your Google Calendar

If you offer services that require someone to setup an appointment with you, there’s a good chance that you use something like Google Calendar to help keep track of things. Of course, that just means that you have to answer phone calls, or check your emails, then transfer the appointment to your calender. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have your clients stop by your website, look at your availability (which is based off of current appointments in your…

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Appointlet syncs new appointments with your Google Calendar
heh heh! October 31, 2011 posted by

The Waterskiing Chair lets you sit while you ski

When I was younger, I dated a girl whose parents owned a fancy speedboat (well, it was fancy to me at least). Several times a year we would all go out to the lake and ride around. My favorite part was riding in an inner tube behind the boat, as it was a challenge to stay on top of it. A few times I tried using their skis, but that always ended very quickly with me face down in the…

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The Waterskiing Chair lets you sit while you ski
Gadgets October 31, 2011 posted by

LED Reading Glasses put the light exactly where you need it

If you do a lot of reading at night, you probably encounter the dilemma of whether or not to turn on an overhead light, or try to get by with some sort of odd reading light. The latter is usually a better idea, as it uses less electricity, and a smaller light isn’t going to wake the person trying to sleep next to you. If you’ve had trouble finding a good book light in the past, maybe you’d do better…

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LED Reading Glasses put the light exactly where you need it
diy October 31, 2011 posted by

Soften up those wool sweaters with conditioner

With cold weather already setting in, you may consider pulling those sweaters out of the closet to keep you warm. Most of them are nice and fuzzy, and quite comfortable to wear. Of course, there’s always that wool sweater that itches like crazy while you’re wearing it. Sure, an undershirt helps, but you’ll still feel it around your collar and wrists. So how do you make the fabric more bearable? The same way you make your hair nice and soft….

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Soften up those wool sweaters with conditioner
hmm..interesting October 31, 2011 posted by

TouchFire adds a tactile keyboard to your iPad

When the iPhone was first announced, I laughed at the idea of using a keyboard with no tactile feedback whatsoever. These days I’ve gotten used to it, and can type rather proficiently on the glass screen. I still have a bit of trouble on my iPad, as it’s almost the size of a regular keyboard, but is off just enough to give me issues. Well thanks to this Kickstarter fund, we’ll soon have a keyboard for our iPads that won’t…

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TouchFire adds a tactile keyboard to your iPad
reprise October 30, 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. Swoop Storage Bag & Play Mat is the perfect way to hold your LEGOs – I’m fairly certain that when it… WikiSensor turns your iPhone into a Geiger counter – For most of us, the threat of… The Original DrawTop turns your laptop into a whiteboard – Sometimes you just want to write… Asterisk Key reveals the saved passwords on your computer…

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Fun & Games October 29, 2011 posted by

Esslack is spray paint for your food

Is your cooking a bit boring? On the lookout for something to spice it up? Why not use some spray paint? Alright, you caught me. Real spray paint wouldn’t just taste bad, but it would probably do bad things to your insides as well. But you have to admit, it would make your food look pretty cool. Well now there is a safe and edible paint that you can spray right on your food. Esslack is an edible paint that…

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Esslack is spray paint for your food
nice idea... October 28, 2011 posted by

A unique merry-go-round at the Los Angeles Zoo

As kids we grew up with merry-go-rounds with wooden horses, carousel music and dreams of a brass ring. The Los Angeles Zoo has come up with an updated version, complete with a variety of endangered species. The new Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel opened October 27th features 66 hand-carved wooden animal figures – including Siberian tigers, baby rhinos and a tapir, all on the endangered species list. This unique carousel will help raise money for the Los Angeles Zoo through single…

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A unique merry-go-round at the Los Angeles Zoo
Free Software October 28, 2011 posted by

Safer Minicabs lets you book a cab from your phone

When you’re in a big city and you need to get from point A to point B, you might find it to be a daunting task. Depending on your location, you may be able to take the subway or a bus, or even walk. However, the fastest and most convenient way is generally by hailing a cab. But do you really want to flag down any old cab? Safer Minicabs is trying to make it easier and safer than ever…

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Safer Minicabs lets you book a cab from your phone
diy October 28, 2011 posted by

Build an LED light display to communicate with other drivers

When you’re driving down the road, and someone is tailgating you, don’t you think it would be nice if you could actually communicate with the driver? Sure, there are some hand signals that you can always use, but those aren’t exactly polite. Well one hacker decided that they wanted to do that very thing, and set out to make an LED display that could convey messages to the person driving behind them. The system is composed of a mesh grid…

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Build an LED light display to communicate with other drivers
Free Software October 28, 2011 posted by

Google Image Ripper lets you download images without visiting the sites they came from

When I need to find an image, the first place I go is Google Images. One quick search will bring millions of images to my screen. There are plenty of advanced search options that will help narrow down the selection, which makes it perfect for my needs. The only issue I have is when I click on a thumbnail, only to be taken to a page which no longer hosts the image, or worse, contains questionable material. Thankfully there is…

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Google Image Ripper lets you download images without visiting the sites they came from
diy October 28, 2011 posted by

Scare off trick-or-treaters with a DIY Flamethrowing Jack-O’-Lantern

Every now and then it’s fun to make something that is not only dangerous, but serves no real purpose in life, except to simply look awesome. Most of these things involve either high speeds, or fire. In my search for a guide to make an interesting pumpkin carving for Halloween, I stumbled across the perfect dangerous solution: A flamethrowing Jack-O’-Lantern. Don’t want kids coming up and begging for candy? I can guarantee that if there’s a pillar of fire coming…

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Scare off trick-or-treaters with a DIY Flamethrowing Jack-O’-Lantern
Fun & Games October 28, 2011 posted by

Victorian Star Wars Wallpaper keeps your room classy

It’s an age-old problem. You want to have a room with a Star Wars theme, and your spouse tells you that it isn’t “classy” enough. There are those who might argue the definition of classy, but not you. No, you know exactly what you need, something that clearly shows that you’re a sophisticated geek. You need the Star Wars Imperial Wallpaper. From a distance, one might think that you’ve decided to cover your wall in some nice vintage Victorian-era wallpaper….

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Victorian Star Wars Wallpaper keeps your room classy
Gadgets October 27, 2011 posted by

Get a 7-inch Android tablet for just $90

These days, tablets are the hot item to have. This, of course, means that they are going to be on almost everyone’s Christmas wish lists. Well, if you’re trying to get your holiday shopping done early, I might direct your attention to this $90 Velocity Micro Cruz Special Edition Android Tablet. All features aside, you’re going to be hard pressed to find another Android tablet for under $100. This tablet has a 7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 800×600. You’ll…

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Get a 7-inch Android tablet for just $90
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