Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bizarre November 30, 2011 posted by

iPhone Lens Dial upgrades your phone’s camera

It’s no secret that the cameras found in today’s smartphones are able to take pictures that rival some point-and-shoot cameras. I take a fair amount of photos with my iPhone, both because of its quality, and the fact that it’s always on me. However, when I want to make sure I’m getting the best shot, I pull out my DSLR.  But would something like the iPhone Lens Dial change my mind?

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iPhone Lens Dial upgrades your phone’s camera
Free Software November 30, 2011 posted by

Now use Google Maps to navigate IKEA and the airport

Have you ever been in a mall, or large store, and felt completely lost? Usually you can find a helpful employee or even a map with one of those “you are here” stickers on it. However, wouldn’t it be great if you could just whip out your phone and use Google Maps, just like you do when you’re trying to get your bearings outside? Now you can.

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Now use Google Maps to navigate IKEA and the airport
Fun & Games November 30, 2011 posted by

Be prepared for midday naps with the Pillow Tie

If you’re a workaholic that spends too much time working and not enough  time sleeping, you can find yourself getting rather tired throughout the day. There are periods throughout the day where you might be able to catch a quick nap, but what if you don’t have something soft to rest your head on? For those times, there is the Pillow Tie. I’m guessing that this product was designed by a Boy Scout, as it’s for the person who always…

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Be prepared for midday naps with the Pillow Tie
diy November 30, 2011 posted by

Build your own custom doorbell

The doorbell in my house is one of the more effective ones that I’ve had over the years. I have an odd sleeping schedule, so if someone stops by in the morning, there’s a good chance I’m going to be asleep. Thus, a loud doorbell is a good doorbell. If you’re more interested in the actual sounds it makes, you might want to take a look at this Campanello project.

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Build your own custom doorbell
but is it art? November 30, 2011 posted by

R2-D2 Helmet is perfect for your X-Wing bike

Star Wars fans will be happy to hear that they can now bring their favorite astromech droid with them while they’re biking through the city. No, I’m not talking about some fancy blue and silver bike. Rather, Burton is now offering up a sweet R2-D2 Helmet, which looks just like the little droid. For $99 you can make sure that your head is covered, and your geek pride is displayed. It also features the company’s Spin Fit system, which allows…

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R2-D2 Helmet is perfect for your X-Wing bike
Gadgets November 29, 2011 posted by

inReach uses satellites to send text messages and GPS coordinates when you’re in danger

I can’t say that I spend a lot of time in areas where I’m unable to pick up a cell phone signal. Sure, I go hiking every now and then in the summer, but I’m usually with other people, and always at state parks where I’m in no real danger. However, for those that like to go hiking in areas where there aren’t lots of designated paths, or perhaps mountain climbing, where danger is lurking around the next ridge, you…

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inReach uses satellites to send text messages and GPS coordinates when you’re in danger
Gadgets November 29, 2011 posted by

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 was built for the living room

If you’re the type that has a computer in the living room for all of your entertainment needs, at some point you’ve had to figure out how to deal with using a keyboard and mouse. There are remotes for Windows Media Center and such, but if you want to type something into Netflix, or simply search the web, you’ll need something a bit more advanced. Since the hardest part to handle on a couch is the mouse, Logitech has decided…

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Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 was built for the living room
Free Software November 29, 2011 posted by

Create animated gifs on your iPhone for free with GifBoom

The web is full of funny pictures. One could waste entire days on sites that serve up nothing but amusing images. If you’ve ever encountered a picture that is animated, there’s a good chance that it’s a gif file. Creating these animated gifs normally requires you to stitch together a series of images using special software on your computer. However, these days all it takes is a smartphone and a free app. If you install GifBoom on your iPhone, you…

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Create animated gifs on your iPhone for free with GifBoom
Gadgets November 29, 2011 posted by

Pod Power gives you outlets exactly where you need them.

Power strips are great for when you have several different items that need plugged in around the same area. But what happens when you have a few things that are several feet apart, and nowhere near an outlet? Suddenly you’re dealing with a tangle of extension cords and power strips, which looks messy and dangerous. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a power cord that had multiple outlets spaced along its length? Soon you will be able to.

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Pod Power gives you outlets exactly where you need them.
Fun & Games November 29, 2011 posted by

Soon you’ll have a Dalek in your living room mimicking the one on your screen

It seems that we’re always looking for ways to make our entertainment more immersive. The current trend is to produce movies in 3D, in order for the image to “pop” out at you. Well the BBC wants to take things a step further by putting Daleks in your home. Now, that might sound like something that would cause The Doctor to panic, but it’s not quite as bad as it sounds.

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Soon you’ll have a Dalek in your living room mimicking the one on your screen
but is it art? November 28, 2011 posted by

8-Bit LED Holiday Wreath is festively geeky

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for everyone to start putting up their holiday decorations. Whether it be a gigantic inflatable snow globe on your lawn, stockings by the fireplace, or a wreath on your door, there are plenty of festive items to be put up. For those in the geeky crowd, you might be interested in this 8-Bit LED Holiday Wreath that shows off some of your favorite gaming icons. The wreath is made from durable EVA foam,…

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8-Bit LED Holiday Wreath is festively geeky
but is it art? November 28, 2011 posted by

Vertical Chess Set turns your board into a playable decoration

Despite having access to tons of modern video games, I still enjoy playing chess now and then. There is something timeless about this rather ancient game that keeps it appealing throughout the ages. These days you can play with virtual opponents on your computer, or even play with someone halfway around the world. With this unique chess board, you can play with someone in your house, without needing for both parties to be present.

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Vertical Chess Set turns your board into a playable decoration
Free Software November 28, 2011 posted by

Auto Hide Desktop Icons makes your desktop look less cluttered

There’s nothing quite so embarrassing as someone stopping by your house, only to find it a complete mess. For me, the same thing applies to a messy desktop on my computer. I do my best to keep it free of clutter, but after a few weeks of nonstop work, it can look like a disaster to those who might peek at it. If you want to be able to have those icons strewn about, yet have it appear to be…

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Auto Hide Desktop Icons makes your desktop look less cluttered
hmm..interesting November 28, 2011 posted by

Solid Gray backpack is stylish, lightweight and durable

When one goes searching for a new backpack, they will find many different types to choose from. The vast majority are made from some sort of fabric, which conforms to a general shape, but will change a bit, depending on what’s inside. I’ve seen a few made from a hard plastic (or similar substance), which ensures that anything inside will survive a hard impact, should the bag be subjected to such a thing. This Solid Gray backpack falls into that…

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Solid Gray backpack is stylish, lightweight and durable
diy November 28, 2011 posted by

Keep your cats off the counter by building a Blender Defender

I love my cat to death, but in the six years I’ve had her, there is one habit I can’t seem to break her of. When I’m around, she knows better than to climb up on tables, desks or counters. However, if I’m out of the room, she sees those areas as fair game. There’s never food out on those surfaces for her to eat, so there really isn’t any reason for her to go up there, other than curiosity….

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Keep your cats off the counter by building a Blender Defender
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