Ever lost a set of door keys? Annoying isn’t it? Even scrambling around for your keys in pocket or handbag or with arms full of groceries can be a real pain. When it comes down to it, keys aren’t really that user friendly, and they have a nasty habit of not being where they should be when you need them most.Read More
Monthly Archives: July 2012
The movie Minority Report delivered a very interesting viewpoint as to our possible future world in several ways. Some technologies, like the use of virtual reality screens, are now slowly appearing on the market, while other ideas, like the exotic wall climbing cars, are probably destined to remain mythical Sci-Fi for the foreseeable future. One other feature which stood out in the film was the interactive advertising system which beamed personal adverts to people as they passed storefronts in the…
Getting ready in the morning can mean running around the house, trying to make yourself presentable for the day. However, if you don’t get breakfast in, you may not be ready to jump into work both feet first. The process of making breakfast is not particularly difficult, but having to tend to the stove, coffee pot and toaster makes things more hectic than they actually are.
If you are an author, it has to be somewhat infuriating to know that books are slowly but surely on their way out. I’m not talking about people writing stories down, I’m talking about wood-pulp paper and ink in a hard or paperback book. Settling down with an electronic tablet is not the same as sitting down with a book. This is exactly what bothered the small book store and publishing house Eterna Cadencia to the point where they’ve taken…
We all have different preferences in coffee. While my personal tastes lie with medium roasts, others may not find that to their liking. Trying a stronger coffee is always an interesting experience, but can you imagine trying the strongest coffee in the world?
It’s clear there are people out there who have lives which transcend the bounds of mortal taste. For these folk normality means weird and weird means normality. Now we’re the last ones to judge these matters, but all we’re going to say is, if you need to dress up like a super-hero to feel part of the crowd, then you may be missing the point a touch.
One of the most dramatic artistic touches you can add to a photo is the desaturated background effect, which retains the color in a primary subject and reduces the rest of the image to a greyscale finish. The problem is it’s typically difficult to achieve with programs such as Photoshop. Now there’s an easier way to do it just by pointing and clicking.
Long ago, I possessed something called a lava lamp. It was mesmerizing to look at, and was far more satisfying than the tornado tube that took some furious spinning to look cool. Little did I know at the time, that these two mind-numbingly awesome novelty items would one day be added together.
Having a cooler makes a day out to the beach or park much more enjoyable. Not only do you have refreshing food and drinks near at hand, but you don’t have to spend money on sidewalk shops that are rather overpriced. The only drawback to having a cooler though is the huge amount of space it takes up.
Even when it’s scorching outside, no morning is quite complete without a cup of hot coffee. Iced coffee is pleasant and all, but it always ends up too watered down. When you’re headed to work in the morning, there’s nothing that makes your day more terrible than finally getting into the beginning of things, and discovering the coffee in your thermos is only lukewarm.
Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. Andru is your cute little Android USB Charger Adapter – Android geeks can rejoice in the… NitroShare makes it superbly easy to share files between computers in your home [Freeware] – Regular Ferret readers will know… IT Mentor makes it easy for small businesses to build mobile apps – There’s no question that the rules… Wibit Sports Park could pay for itself…
We’re constantly amazed by how adept the Swiss are at getting people to cough up huge chunks of cash for what is effectively pretty conventional stuff. Take their watches. Or their chocolate. Or even their knives. Most of the time what differentiates their products from mass produced stuff is nothing more than extremely slick marketing as far as we can tell.
Most of us take the availability of water for granted. In developing countries like Kenya, women must often walk for hours to get water for their families, carrying it home on their heads in large, heavy, often contaminated containers. The Greif WaterWear backpack holds up to 20 liters (5.3 gallons US) of water and can be carried comfortably on their backs, alleviating any potential spinal or neck problems. Made with lightweight polyethylene, this collapsible pack features adjustable strap, a…
So apparently it’s no longer enough to have a top class security system installed in your premises, because the bad guys don’t care. Yeah really. They’ve all gone Rambo style and they’ll just break in and steal your stuff anyway, because that’s how it rolls. But the nice guys are fighting back, and they’ve just come up with an ingenious device to even the odds and help deter burglars with a simple trick.
One of the problems of living a high speed lifestyle is we often get caught out by circumstances beyond our control, which throw our carefully laid plans into chaos. Take car travel for instance, a process full of scheduling dangers. How many times have you been caught out by a sudden traffic jam on the way to the airport, or nearly missed a vital interview because of roadworks or obstructions on the freeway?