Monthly Archives: August 2015

Electric Cars August 25, 2015 posted by

VW Golf GTE Hybrid – part oil, part electric family machine [Review]

The march of the hybrid car continues as more and more manufacturers stake their eco claim by introducing vehicles powered by part fossil fuel and part electricity. The new VW Golf GTE is one such car, and it combines the typical practicality of a conventional Golf family car with the exotic performance and frugality of a hybrid. The result is rather pleasing. We tested one out for a period to see what it was like to live with.

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VW Golf GTE Hybrid – part oil, part electric family machine [Review]
Gadgets August 25, 2015 posted by

Awair – become more aware of your air

You can go for a pretty long time without food. Slightly less without clean water. You can’t survive long without air though and without clean air, health wise, things start to get really bad, really quick. With Awair you can monitor your indoor air to make sure what you breathe in is going to keep you healthy.

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Awair – become more aware of your air
Gadgets August 24, 2015 posted by

Microbot Push – the Koreans are about to launch micro robot button pushers. And so it goes…not with a bang, but with a whimper.

If, at any time in your fully engaged day, you have stopped to ask yourself exactly how far this ‘technology revolution’ will go, we suspect you’ll come to some conclusion based around a world populated with indolent humans being served by hordes of servile robots, catering to every whim. Until recently we may have scoffed at this idea, but it’s now looking more and more likely as time passes. Take for instance, this new Microbot Push product we’ve just encountered.

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Microbot Push – the Koreans are about to launch micro robot button pushers. And so it goes…not with a bang, but with a whimper.
Gadgets August 22, 2015 posted by

Pizza Box Oven – welcome to the tiny 10 minute pizza maker

Sometimes things are so obvious you wonder why it took so long to arrive. Like oven chips. So we’re amazed that this new fast cooking Pizza Box Oven is only arriving at the station now. Why couldn’t it have been there for us during exam finals? Sigh. Anyhoo, whatever the reason, it’s here now and bound to make a lot of people very happy.

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Pizza Box Oven – welcome to the tiny 10 minute pizza maker
Gadgets August 21, 2015 posted by

Nymi Band – use your heartbeat instead of a password

Fingerprints are used to identify individuals in a variety of situations. After all, everybody is unique with their own special biological mix up. What if you could use your uniqueness as an access tool with more than just your fingerprint? The Nymi is a band that will let you use your own electrocardiogram as a biometric identifier.

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Nymi Band – use your heartbeat instead of a password
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 20, 2015 posted by

Project Sunroof – how much will solar power really save you?

Switching your home to solar power is a costly endeavor but you stand to save a lot from making the change. Not to mention how much better it is for the planet as a whole. Still, it would be terrible to spend all that money only to find out that you don’t actually get enough sun to make it worth it. Check out Project Sunroof, the new Google program that gives you the data on moving to solar power for…

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Project Sunroof – how much will solar power really save you?
Gadgets August 20, 2015 posted by

FREEDOM7 – keep sharks at bay with a little nose tickle

Sharks are beautiful creatures that you probably don’t want to end up on the wrong side of. The wrong side being the side with teeth. The easiest way to stay safe is to stay out of the ocean but if you love the water, then check out the FREEDOM7 from Shark Shield, the gadget that will keep sharks at bay while you enjoy the ocean.

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FREEDOM7 – keep sharks at bay with a little nose tickle