Monthly Archives: January 2012

Gadgets January 31, 2012 posted by

Will this pitching device turn you into Cy Young?

Baseball is the great American pastime. I spent many days as a kid imagining that I was stepping up to bat, or throwing that game-winning strike-out in the big league. Unfortunately I was actually rather terrible at the sport. Every time my bat would connect, the ball would have an uncanny attraction to someone’s mitt. And as for pitching, well let’s just say that it it did manage to go across the plate, it usually ended up somewhere deep in…

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Will this pitching device turn you into Cy Young?
Free Software January 31, 2012 posted by

WanderPlayer turns your smartphone into a game controller for your PC [Daily Freeware]

There’s always a huge debate as to whether PC’s or consoles are better for playing video games. I lean toward PCs for a variety of reasons. One of my favorite reasons is the abundance of free games. After all, not spending money is one of my favorite activities. But some games just don’t feel right with a mouse and keyboard. You long to have a controller sitting in your hands. If you don’t own a compatible one, then that means…

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WanderPlayer turns your smartphone into a game controller for your PC [Daily Freeware]
but is it art? January 31, 2012 posted by

ASIMO Costume makes you look like a real-life robot

We’ve all seen ASIMO, Honda’s advanced robot. When it was first debuted, it was the sort of thing that struck you with wonder. It made you think that maybe robots like C-3PO might actually be possible someday. Well how would you like to really make people believe something like that? No, I’m not talking about owning your own incredible robot. Instead, I’m talking about tricking people into thinking you’re one.

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ASIMO Costume makes you look like a real-life robot
Gadgets January 31, 2012 posted by

The Dash is a car stereo designed for your iPhone

If you have a very specific musical taste, there’s a good chance that the radio is not going to be playing what you want to listen to in the car. There are all kinds of gadgets that will plug into your car for your iPhone, letting you listen to the songs of your choice. Things that stick to the window, plug into the cigarette lighter and more are available, but they don’t seem to work as well as they should….

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The Dash is a car stereo designed for your iPhone
hmm..interesting January 30, 2012 posted by

Would you use a practice guitar that fits in your pocket?

Learning a new instrument is always difficult. Guitar is an especially challenging instrument as you not only have six strings, but hundreds of positions and fingering combinations with different strumming patterns to remember. In efforts to help out beginning, or even more advanced musicians, the PocketStrings device was created, to help you with your fingerings by utilizing muscle memory.

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Would you use a practice guitar that fits in your pocket?
hmm..interesting January 30, 2012 posted by

Geigerrig Hydration Packs eliminate the need for water bottles

When covering long distances on foot or bike, it’s important to stay hydrated. It’s easy to work up a sweat, which causes your body to lose a good bit of that moisture. You can carry water bottles to replenish the water you’ve lost, but what if you know you’ll be covering extremely long distances without access to fresh water? Then it’s time to bust out one of these Hydration Packs from Geigerrig.

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Geigerrig Hydration Packs eliminate the need for water bottles
Eco Friendly January 30, 2012 posted by

XDModo Solar Charger sticks on your window

If you’ve been trying to latch onto the “green” movement, and haven’t had much success, why not start with something simple, like switching to solar power for charging your phone? Normally, the problem would be acquiring a clunky case that needed to sit out in the sun for several hours, which would also make it hot to the touch, but there are better methods now.

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XDModo Solar Charger sticks on your window
hmm..interesting January 30, 2012 posted by

Cacoon is half tent, half hammock

Going camping always sounds like fun. Well, until you actually get there and are swarmed by bugs that either fly in while you’re zipping up the tent, or crawl in through holes on the ground. There is really nothing worse than waking up to a colony of ants eating your granola bars and mosquitoes nibbling on your legs in the morning.

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Cacoon is half tent, half hammock
reprise January 29, 2012 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. Lift Out Coffee Table Mechanism adds some lift to your existing furniture – There are a few of us in the world… Cuisipro Scoop And Stack Ice Cream Scoop – Every time you order a cone of ice… Need to spice up your table tennis games? – Table Tennis is taken extremely… Inkless Graphite Quill – The art of writing seems to…

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Eco Friendly January 28, 2012 posted by

BOXX electric bike measures just 1 meter in length

When you want to get around the city, you have a few options. Cars are expensive, not only to buy, but to drive as well. Bikes are cheap, but you might not feel like putting that much effort into your transportation. After all, no one likes to show up to work sweaty. Mopeds can be a great compromise, so long as you have somewhere that you can store it. If you don’t have room for a traditional moped, you might…

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BOXX electric bike measures just 1 meter in length
Eco Friendly January 27, 2012 posted by

What if your wireless mouse didn’t need a battery?

When wireless mice first went mainstream, people were overjoyed to finally be rid of that annoying cable. While the appeal was there, they weren’t exactly the greatest of devices. Early receivers still had a cord, and still needed to be positioned on your desk to get a strong signal. And of course, battery life is still a problem these days. Sure, companies like Logitech have made mice that will go many months without needing fresh batteries, one company is taking…

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What if your wireless mouse didn’t need a battery?
Free Software January 27, 2012 posted by

Vocalyze reads your daily news to you [Daily Freeware]

I’m the type of person who loves reading books, and enjoys pouring over articles full of information. In school they described this as being a visual learner. Of course, there are plenty of people that process information better when they hear it. That’s why audio tapes, talk radio, and podcasts exist. I’m sure that the same people that use those services wouldn’t mind having a way to easily convert text from websites into audio form. If you’re one of those…

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Vocalyze reads your daily news to you [Daily Freeware]
but is it art? January 27, 2012 posted by

USB Cufflinks provide extra storage and a WiFi connection

I can’t remember the last time I had to wear a suit, as I rarely attend such fancy gatherings. However, if you’re the sort that rubs elbows with the elite, you probably own a pair of cufflinks to keep the ends of your sleeves in place. When wearing a fancy suit, this is one of the few places where you can add your own little bit of flair, which will be noticed by only the most observant of people. So…

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USB Cufflinks provide extra storage and a WiFi connection
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