Monthly Archives: October 2011

cool tech October 27, 2011 posted by

MakerBot Thing-O-Matic is the ultimate 3D printer kit

There’s a certain sense of satisfaction that you get from crafting something with your own two hands. But I wonder, do you get the same satisfaction when it’s something that’s crafted by a device you made with your own two hands? Well, there is only one way to find out. And that’s by putting together your very own MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer and having it churn out creations of its own. This Thing-O-Matic printer does more than most 3D printers…

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MakerBot Thing-O-Matic is the ultimate 3D printer kit
heh heh! October 27, 2011 posted by

BOX4BLOX sorts your LEGOs with ease

Yesterday we showed you a cool way to store and play with your LEGOs (because we all still love those little bricks), but today I think I may have found something even cooler. See, when you’re crafting a new space ship, you spend more time searching for the right pieces than you do actually designing and assembling the thing. Well this BOX4BLOX helps cut down on the hassle by quickly separating out your bricks by size. This is one of…

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BOX4BLOX sorts your LEGOs with ease
Gadgets October 27, 2011 posted by

EZSAVE Lockdown USB HDD Enclosure password protects your drive

Carrying around a portable hard drive is a good way to keep a good deal of data on  you at all times. Unfortunately, it’s also a good way for your private information to end up in someone else’s hands. The best way to protect against this is to encrypt your drive, so that no one can get to the information, should they somehow acquire the drive. Of course, setting up encryption software on multiple computers might be more of a…

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EZSAVE Lockdown USB HDD Enclosure password protects your drive
Eco Friendly October 27, 2011 posted by

Eliminate your junk (snail) mail with 41Pounds

When you were a kid, getting something in the mail was usually an exciting ordeal. Maybe it was a birthday card from grandma, a post card from your uncle, or even a letter from your pen pal. Now that we’re all grown up, most mail can be sorted into two piles: bills and junk mail. Since I opt for paperless bills whenever I can, the latter pile is always bigger, which is sad and annoying. So how do you cut…

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Eliminate your junk (snail) mail with 41Pounds
but is it art? October 27, 2011 posted by

Get your likeness trapped in carbonite

During the six months or so it was in his possession, the giant block of carbonite containing Han Solo was easily Jabba the Hutt’s most prized possession. Despite years of working together, Han learned the hard way that you don’t put off a debt to a Hutt for any amount of time. Naturally, this block of carbonite has become an icon loved by Star Wars geeks everywhere. So how cool would it be to have a version with yourself depicted…

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Get your likeness trapped in carbonite
Gadgets October 26, 2011 posted by

IRIS 9000 turns your iPhone into a familiar robot

Since I upgraded to the iPhone 4S, I’ve found myself talking to Siri a lot. I’ve found it most useful in the car, as it’s illegal to text and drive in my state, unless you have some sort of hands-free device. Well ThinkGeek has announced a new accessory that makes me want to use Siri even more when I’m at home. Behold the IRIS 9000. Inspired by HAL 9000 (who Siri refuses to talk about), this cradle will allow you…

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IRIS 9000 turns your iPhone into a familiar robot
diy October 26, 2011 posted by

Make your own fog machine for $5

With Halloween fast approaching, I’m sure that some of you are still trying to figure out ways to make your house spookier than ever. Scary decorations are nice, and having the perfect lighting helps, but there’s something else you can add to the mix that will make the atmosphere just right. I’m talking, of course, about fog. Now I understand that you might not feel like going out and spending $50 or so on a fog machine, and I’m right…

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Make your own fog machine for $5
heh heh! October 26, 2011 posted by

My Cuppa Coffee Mug helps you make the perfect cup of Joe

Making the perfect cup of coffee in the morning can be considered an art form by some people. And if you’re depending on that sweet, sweet caffeine to get your day started, perfection is key. So how do you know when you’ve gotten the mixture of coffee, milk/cream, and sugar just right? If you have the My Cuppa Coffee Mug, it’s as easy as matching colors. The My Cuppa mug is essentially your average, ordinary mug. However, there are a…

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My Cuppa Coffee Mug helps you make the perfect cup of Joe
Gadgets October 26, 2011 posted by

One For All remote gives you motion controls

Over the years our TV’s and media players have undergone considerable changes. However, the remotes that control them have remained relatively unchanged over the last couple of decades. Sure, I’ve seen a few universal remotes with LCD screens, but those are few and far between. This One For All Smart Motion Remote Control is one of the first new ones to actually add something new to the mix. The One For All has the same basic functions as any other…

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One For All remote gives you motion controls
hmm..interesting October 26, 2011 posted by

Allofcraigs makes searching Craigslist a little easier

If you’re wanting to buy or sell something without dealing with auction sites like eBay, Craigslist is almost always a good way to go. It’s easily one of the most popular sites for advertising your wares, likely because it doesn’t cost you a dime. The only downside is that it still looks like the site is trapped in the 90’s. If you’re looking for a better way to navigate the site, you might check out Allofcraigs. Allofcraigs is an interesting…

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Allofcraigs makes searching Craigslist a little easier
Fun & Games October 26, 2011 posted by

Swoop Storage Bag & Play Mat is the perfect way to hold your LEGOs

I’m fairly certain that when it came to playing with LEGOs, there were two types of kids. Some children would be content to leave their little bricks in a box, and sift through them, looking for that perfect piece. Others would rather dump out the box and spread the pieces around. Both had their advantages, but I usually opted for the former, since I didn’t feel like spending all of the time picking up the scattered pieces. However, this Swoop…

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Swoop Storage Bag & Play Mat is the perfect way to hold your LEGOs
hmm..interesting October 25, 2011 posted by

WikiSensor turns your iPhone into a Geiger counter

For most of us, the threat of radiation poisoning is not something we often think of. However, there is always the possibility that some catastrophic incident will put some of us in danger. Now, I don’t know about you, but I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen my Geiger counter. So how do you tell if the area is unsafe? As it turns out, you can use your iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, you really shouldn’t trust your phone…

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WikiSensor turns your iPhone into a Geiger counter
hmm..interesting October 25, 2011 posted by

The Original DrawTop turns your laptop into a whiteboard

Sometimes you just want to write out what you’re thinking. A clean, white slate is the best place to start, and what better to use than a whiteboard? The Original DrawTop is “the new whiteboard app that’s compatible everywhere!” It gives you the opportunity to write reminders, leave notes, or just plain doodle whenever you feel like it. This adhesive-backed whiteboard is high-quality, non-porous vinyl that will custom fit your laptop, and last for years to come. It’s compatible with…

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The Original DrawTop turns your laptop into a whiteboard
Free Software October 25, 2011 posted by

Asterisk Key reveals the saved passwords on your computer

I’m sure that everyone has found themselves in a position where they’ve forgotten a password at least once. The most frustrating thing is when you have the password saved in the program you’re using (such as your web browser) but it only shows the asterisks. That’s fine and all for accessing stuff on that computer, but what if you need to change it, or access that page on a different machine? Then you might run into some trouble. That’s where…

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Asterisk Key reveals the saved passwords on your computer
Fun & Games October 25, 2011 posted by

iWrench keeps a grip on your cellphone

The great thing about smartphones is that they can serve so many functions. I mean, who would have imagined that we would be able to stream full-length movies to a phone 20 years ago? In order to take advantage of some of these features, it’s nice to have it sitting upright on your desk with the screen facing you. There are plenty of expensive docks out there that will do this, but you don’t always need something that fancy. Sometimes…

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iWrench keeps a grip on your cellphone