Monthly Archives: June 2013

cool tech June 22, 2013 posted by

Get ready for the hybrid electric passenger plane

A surprisingly innovative bit of engineering could herald a new breed of aircraft which combine electric power with conventional engines to deliver significant fuel savings over the course of a year. The new system doesn’t power the plane in flight, but instead provides motive power on the ground, for taxiing to and from terminals and while queuing to take off.

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Get ready for the hybrid electric passenger plane
nice idea... June 21, 2013 posted by

Belkin 5-Way Headphone Splitter – the more the merrier?

We always want to share music with friends, but it’s best to do it in the legal way. This means blasting a song you love out of the speakers of what normally ends up being your phone. The only problem is you can’t really experience the song in all of its glory as it’s usually not loud enough. There are headphone splitters that will let you and one other friend listen through your own recpective headphones at once, but what…

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Belkin 5-Way Headphone Splitter – the more the merrier?
Gadgets June 21, 2013 posted by

Become your own personal trainer with the FitBit Flex

We all say we want to get into better shape, but most of the time that means we’ll hit up the gym once every now and again. When you seriously want to start trimming up, you have to really pay attention to the food you eat, activity levels, and be sleeping regularly. It’s a lot to keep track of if you’re not used to it, so having a corresponding gizmo or app to help you stay on task isn’t a…

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Become your own personal trainer with the FitBit Flex
hmm..interesting June 20, 2013 posted by

Produce soon to be labeled with lasers

After 3 years of wrangling, the European Union will begin allowing laser labeling or branding of produce, replacing those annoying sticky labels we’ve grown used to seeing. Laser Food, the company behind this technology, says its MARK SYSTEM has the ability to mark each piece of produce without affecting the life of the product creating some added market value. This process had been previously banned because of the use of iron oxides and hydroxide. The new law, which takes effect…

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Produce soon to be labeled with lasers
Hacks & How to June 20, 2013 posted by

Slinky Slidar – our $10 DIY ultra smooth camera slider [Red Ferret Video How-To]

There are few things more enjoyable than messing about with a camera, especially one of the modern all singing video capable DSLRs. Not only are they super powerful, but they’re actually inspiring, because they get you to try new techniques and new types of equipment. One thing we’ve always wanted to play with is the camera slider, a simple but very effective rack which lets you produce great effects with the camera by adding lateral or front movement to your…

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Slinky Slidar – our $10 DIY ultra smooth camera slider [Red Ferret Video How-To]
nice idea... June 20, 2013 posted by

Insect Shield Dog Bandana – when the pests are away, pups will play

You can’t help but feel bad for your canine friend when it comes to being attacked by insects outside. Putting your bug spray on them is not a good idea, and they’re likely not going to stay in range of any backyard repellent as they will want to run around and play. If you don’t want them to be itchy and scratching constantly the next day, you’ll need to do something that won’t compromise their health, but will keep the…

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Insect Shield Dog Bandana – when the pests are away, pups will play
Gadgets June 20, 2013 posted by

The Kitchen Safe – say goodbye to unhealthy eating

Keeping a healthy lifestyle is by no means an easy task. You hit a point after a meal that you want to snack on something. Many times, it’s without even thinking about it that you reach for junk food, and tell yourself that it can be balanced out with a few more sit-ups tomorrow. Of course, the next day comes and the same scene repeats itself. If you really want to keep yourself on a regimen, you’re going to need…

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The Kitchen Safe – say goodbye to unhealthy eating
Fun & Games June 20, 2013 posted by

Speed Resistance Training Parachute – no pain, no gain

When it comes to exercising, there’s always a new aspect you can add into the mix. Even if you think something is impossible on the first day, you’ll find yourself hitting new plateaus within the first two weeks. When it comes to running, you can always improve your speed or distance, but how do you add resistance to your workout?

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Speed Resistance Training Parachute – no pain, no gain
Gadgets June 19, 2013 posted by

Rabbit TV – carefully curated Internet media or just a tacky scam in action?

There’s no shortage of companies out there whose business model is to package up disparate free content to re-sell to an uneducated public. We’ve seen it with music, movies and now it’s happening with television. The idea is to scrape up all the myriad free TV delivery sites out there, and parcel it all up in an easy interface, so your grandmother would be able to use it.

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Rabbit TV – carefully curated Internet media or just a tacky scam in action?