Monthly Archives: January 2012

Gadgets January 26, 2012 posted by

Why buy dog treats when you can make them at home?

When your dog has been good after a walk, sometimes you like to reward them with a treat. But do you know what’s actually inside those treats? If you want to know precisely what ingredients go into pet snacks, why not make them yourself? That’s exactly what you can do with the Homemade Pet Treats Maker.

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Why buy dog treats when you can make them at home?
Free Software January 26, 2012 posted by

PureText automatically strips out rich formatting when you paste text [Daily Freeware]

I’ve done a lot of writing on sites that use WordPress. However, after nearly five years of doing it, my basic process hasn’t changed much. I write my piece in OpenOffice Writer, then copy/paste it to Notepad, then copy/paste it into WordPress. The middle step doesn’t take very long, but it is necessary to strip out the rich formatting. However, with a handy little piece of freeware, I can finally eliminate that step.

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PureText automatically strips out rich formatting when you paste text [Daily Freeware]
Gadgets January 26, 2012 posted by

Measure the force you’re using with this Isometric Exercise Trainer

When you think of working out, you probably imagine running and lifting weights. However, there are exercises that can be done with almost no real movement at all. These are called isometric exercises, and the point is to not change the angle of your joints, or the length of the muscle. This is supposed to produce results, without causing as much strain as typical dynamic exercises.

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Measure the force you’re using with this Isometric Exercise Trainer
Gadgets January 26, 2012 posted by

Lexon Minitotem is a vertical organizer for your desk

Until recently, I’ve had a perfectly little spot for everything from paper clips to rolls of tape. Now it seems that I’ve accumulated more than my desk can hold, and even with organizers, I can’t seem to find the flat work surface anymore. That’s why an item like the Lexon Minitotem looks so intriguing.

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Lexon Minitotem is a vertical organizer for your desk
Bizarre January 25, 2012 posted by

Who needs a hoverboard, when you have this Airboard?

When we have dreams about the future, we’re always thinking of flying cars. The skyways being lined with flying vehicles that are hundreds of feet above our heads. Of course, we don’t quite have the technology just yet to make this a reality, but we have baby steps that let us keep dreaming.

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Who needs a hoverboard, when you have this Airboard?
Gadgets January 25, 2012 posted by

Illuminating Pet Leash makes nightly walks an easier task

It’s still cold and dreary out, and even though you’ve settled in for the evening, you dog still needs to go out one last time. Evening in this part of the year means darkness at a very early time, so it should only make sense that you have some form of illumination with you out on your frigid stroll with Fido. You could always bring your phone as a light, but when you need to pick up what your dog…

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Illuminating Pet Leash makes nightly walks an easier task
Free Software January 25, 2012 posted by

Install Plan B after you lose your Android phone to track it down [Daily Freeware]

Smartphones can do so many wonderful tasks, and these days most of us would feel lost without our favorite mobile device. Unfortunately, sometimes you lose track of your phone. Maybe it slipped out of your pocket when you were in a cab, or perhaps someone swiped it from your table at the coffee shop. Whatever the case, you can at least be comforted, since you installed tracking software on your phone. Wait, you didn’t? Well if you have an Android…

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Install Plan B after you lose your Android phone to track it down [Daily Freeware]
Gadgets January 24, 2012 posted by

Will this $50 gadget make shooting video with a DSLR easier?

These days DSLRs aren’t just for still photography. Newer models have the ability to capture video at a very high quality. So why doesn’t everyone use a DSLR for their recording? Well there is one feature that makes using one a little more difficult than your average camcorder. Namely, the lack of an autofocus. The good thing is that if you can master using the manual focus while recording, you can get some really good shots. The best way to…

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Will this $50 gadget make shooting video with a DSLR easier?
Fun & Games January 24, 2012 posted by

Micro Sonic Grenade is perfect for cubical warfare

Sometimes you work in a great environment, with wonderful coworkers who are genuinely good people, and a boss that will understand if your personal life sometimes interferes with your work. Well, that’s only really normal in dream state, but it is a nice thought. Your coworkers often deserve some sort of unmentionable terror, like a dust bunny in their morning coffee.

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Micro Sonic Grenade is perfect for cubical warfare
Free Software January 24, 2012 posted by

Backup one computer’s files to another with CrashPlan

As someone who has spent years working in IT, I know the look of horror that people get when you ask “do you have everything backed up?” If you take no other steps of preventative maintenance with your computer, schedule regular backups. Don’t have a spare external hard drive or file server to use for backups? That’s okay. If you’ve got another computer in your house that has plenty of free space on it, you can utilize those extra gigabytes…

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Backup one computer’s files to another with CrashPlan
Gadgets January 24, 2012 posted by

Lift Out Coffee Table Mechanism adds some lift to your existing furniture

There are a few of us in the world that do not possess a dining table. Although, there are some who own one, and just feel like eating at a different seating area in the house. Oftentimes, the living room is the most comfortable place to eat, because we like to watch television during a meal. However, crouching over a plate of food on the coffee table can be hard on your back, or mean that you are definitely going…

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Lift Out Coffee Table Mechanism adds some lift to your existing furniture