You really have to hand it to those Far Eastern designers. No sooner have they developed affordable – and yes we mean cheap – small radio controlled helicopters, than they start to up the ante by introducing all sorts of clever to the genre. The past few months saw the arrival of helicopters which you controlled using your smartphone, and then there were ones which carried cameras. And now…?Read More
Monthly Archives: January 2013
Well that didn’t take long. The majestic and all-conquering Mega file storage service has only been out for two minutes and already it’s attracting third party services to add functionality. The first one out of the gate is a multi-lingual search engine, based we assume around the uploaded file names, rather than heavily encrypted content.
Everyone wants to be safe. Your parents, your friends, even Mr Bobbins from down the street. Everyone. And that goes double on teh Internets of course. ‘Cos we all know how dangerous it is out there, with all those mafia types just aching to get hold of your digital Smurf card collection and worse.
If you’re looking into getting a massage chair, it’s a known fact that you’ll be laying down a pretty penny. The big factor in helping your decision making is if it will adjust to your body type, and if it does the type of massage that you’d want. It doesn’t normally stack up to a real masseuse, unless you’ve got the dough for it.
Camping in the wilderness is tons of fun. Your necessities are few, and there’s no need to constantly check your phone. However, when nighttime hits, you can’t exactly flick a switch and see your surroundings better. You might have forgotten where you tied things up or down, and no one wants to feel around in the darkness to locate something.
Do you have excessive amounts of body hair? Do you wish you didn’t? While most dudes don’t really want to completely shave off their body hair, there’s no harm in keeping it in check. You probably don’t want to use the trimmer that you use for your beard and hair for your armpits and legs. So why not get a separate tool?
There are two aspects of the personal computer which, over the years, have refused to be dominated by the size lobby. The monitor, which has grown ever bigger on our desktops, and the keyboard. If you do any kind of serious computering, you need a good sized keyboard with a separate number pad and all the bells and whistles. What’s strange however is the fact that the computer part itself has at the same time shrunk in size to almost…
It’s pretty common knowledge by now that doing any kind of private and important work while you’re away from your own computer is a big no-no. There’s no telling who might be snooping on your communications, or what you could leave behind if you use someone else’s machine. But now there’s a way to carry around your own safe environment, which will ensure you leave no trace and can conduct safe browsing anywhere.
Once you start using a smartphone in earnest, you quickly discover that the more you connect it with your computer, the more useful it becomes. I constantly find myself checking traffic on the laptop maps before leaving, or hastily scribbling down an address or a postcode for the Google Navigation when I get into the car. But what I really needed is a quick and easy way to send from the computer to my phone without any intervening hassles.
Sing after us…”oh the web is a beautiful place, yes it is”. OK that’s enough. Now cast your mind back to the last time you tried to help someone who’s not Net savvy to find a website. Was it a pain? Did you struggle to get them to write down or remember the URL? Did they stumble over the last /bit? Well we’ve got something for you.
Have you ever had a weird craving? Pickles and peanut butter, popcorn and BBQ, well, you know the types. More often than not, a sweet tooth takes hold, but what if you don’t want plain old chocolate to grace your taste buds?
There are some things that we buy that have absolutely no function aside from being looked at. Figurines, paintings, and other decorative mediums are meant to simply sit there and look pretty. While we can’t always avoid the allure of these materialistic items, they may as well serve some other purpose rather than being an object in a room.
If you haven’t played the game Tetris, you probably at least know what it is. Falling Tetriminos (I had no idea they were called that) are at your command to be turned this and that direction until they hit the floor of the chasm they’ve been cast into. If you have a straight line across, it disintegrates, and if it reaches the top, you lose. Other than the visuals, the main thing you probably remember is the theme song. Can…
We’re not quite sure exactly what market this new Googo Camera is aimed at, but it packs some interestingly innovative technology. The product is the first peer to peer WiFi camera which can work directly with a smartphone without the need for a router or computer in between. What this means is you can plunk the battery driven camera down on any surface, and obtain around 4 hours worth of operation from the internal 800mAh rechargeable battery.
Amazon Hack: how to get free Amazon eBooks in your favorite genre delivered to your inbox every week. [Freeware]
[Update: Amazon has killed this service for some reason, by removing the RSS feature. A good alternative you may enjoy however is Daily Free Books US and Daily Free Books UK.] You like books, right? Not fussy whether they’re paper or digital? Well then step right up and we’ll give you an instant guide to building a free personal library of Amazon eBooks, and what’s more books that you’re actually going to want to read, because they are in your…