Monthly Archives: September 2009

Bookmark This! September 7, 2009 posted by

Sucuri – the cool automated security check for your website

Sucuri is a cool new security monitoring service for web site owners. The service will scan your website at regular intervals and notify you instantly by email (or SMS or Twitter) if there’s any dodgy stuff going on with your site. Unlike conventional site checkers like Hyperspin, Sucuri checks for things like DNS hijacking, blacklisting, site defacement and malware injection which is awesomely useful if you need to know fast if the baddies have attacked your site surreptitiously. Best of…

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hmm..interesting September 7, 2009 posted by

Zero Baggage – travel without your luggage

Ever found yourself packing for several seasons at once? Or going somewhere for business with a quick side trip for leisure as well? Luggage solutions, while often getting groovier and more ergonomic, are mostly tailored to the “cram more stuff in less space” philosophy. This makes for heavy bags, slow Customs checkpoints, and trying to repack your overstuffed bags when you start to head for home. Zerobaggage is a new take on travel that intends to revolutionise the way we…

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Fun & Games September 7, 2009 posted by

Star Trek Online – MMOG beta testers wanted

From the people that brought you City of Heroes City of Villains, comes Star Trek Online. A new massive multiplayer online game set 30 years after the disaster that was Star Trek: Nemesis. The game’s not ready, not even for a possible release date, but they’re looking for testers for the closed beta they’re setting up. Sign on and beam up Trekkies Trekkers, there’s plenty of ships for everyone. [Via Kotaku ] The Star Trek Online team is happy to…

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Gadgets September 7, 2009 posted by

Altec Lansing MIX Boombox – the 80s boombox lives on

The Altec Lansing MIX Boombox is the ultimate iPod party machine. As well as the integrated iPod dock, the Boombox has 2 auxillary music inputs so anyone can add their tunes as well as digital FM radio. It’s got a huge pair of speakers, side firing subwoofers and it can run on AC or batteries, eight D cells. One of the niftiest ideas has to be the remote control with the built-in carabiner so you can keep it on your…

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reprise September 6, 2009 posted by

Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. Xact XG2500 Cordless Headset Telephone – The Xact XG2500 is a normal… Rihac – Continuous ink supply systems for inkjet printers – Rihac make a range of Continuous… Swiss DNA Bank – ensures your digital and genetic legacy forever – Are you happy storing things like… Cooladio Solar Cooler – bringing technology and picnics together – The Picnic Plus Cooladio Solar… Telegram…

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Gadgets September 5, 2009 posted by

Handycooler Personal Air Conditioner – stay cool on the run

The Handycooler Personal Air Conditioner keeps you cool while you’re outside. It’s an evaporative cooler so all it needs it a bit of water and a climate in which it can evaporate, tropical regions need not apply. Inside is a giant kitchen sponge that you need to keep wet, while a battery powered fan draws air through it and blasts it in your general vicinity. It needs four AA batteries or a USB connection and in seconds you’ll be chillin’…

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Gadgets September 4, 2009 posted by

Logitec LIC-iREC03P – Turns your iPod into a pro audio recording machine

Logitec (not the mouse and keyboard people) make this Logitec LIC-iREC03P microphone recorder module that will turn your iPod Touch or iPhone into a music recording dream machine. Your iThingie must be running OS3.0 but it will records PCM WAV files so there’s no compression. The XY microphones aren’t adjustable however they do have adjustable automatic gain control and attenuation for any recordings you want to make in really, really loud places, wink wink. There’s also a version for the…

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Gadgets September 4, 2009 posted by

Portable Photograph To Digital Picture Converter – I’d call it a photo scanner

The Portable Photograph To Digital Picture Converter is a self contained portable photo scanner. Insert a 6×4 photo and the rollers will draw the picture in scanning it at 1800 x 1200 resolution and saving it as a JPEG. The Picture Converter has a memory card slot and accepts CF, SD/MMC, XD MS and MS Pro cards and comes with a 512Mb SD card. It also has a USB port for offloading the pics and an AC adapter just in…

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Recipe Puppy – ingredient based search engine

By Friday night dinner time, most households probably find themselves in a similar situation – running out of common ingredients to make a quick and appealing meal. You could spend time Googling for a recipe that you actually have all the ingredients for but wouldn’t it be better if someone did all that tedious searching the internet for you? [Click to Enlarge] That’s what the helpful Recipe Puppy promises. Enter your ingredients and see what comes up. And because Recipe…

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Fun & Games September 4, 2009 posted by

BeepEgg – the eggstraordinary singing egg timer

Some people put a lot of effort into their boiled eggs, determined to get the yolk hardness or runniness just right. The BeepEgg may help or drive you to distraction. Throw the BeepEgg in the pot with your eggs and it will beep and sing as the temperature rises and then belt out tunes when the time is right for your desired eggs. First “Killing Me Softly” for soft eggs, “I Wish I Was a Hen” for medium and an…

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Awesome September 4, 2009 posted by

InterfaceLIFT – free beautiful desktop wallpapers

InterfaceLIFT has a huge range of gorgeous computer desktop wallpapers as well as backdrops for your iPhone. Each picture comes in a range of sizes and because it’s the Web 2.0 there’s information on the artist, reviews, ratings and the nice feeling of being around people who care. Tags: freeware, computer+wallpaper, desktop+images, free+desktops

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Bizarre September 4, 2009 posted by

Solar Powered Spinning Sunflower – keeps the birds amused

This Solar Power Spinning Sunflower spins when it’s sunny. It’s weatherproof, 55cm high and the flower is 22cm across. Not sure what else it’s for but the website is quite adamant, it’s not a light. 24.99 A gorgeous amusement for your garden or a sunny conservatory. When the sun shines on the solar panel the sunflower spins around. Tags: gadget, solar+powered+spinning+sunflower, solar+sunflower, spinning+sunflower

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Gadgets September 3, 2009 posted by

Hitch Safe – Turns your trailer hitch into a bank vault

Remember those magnetic key holder things from the 80’s ye olden days that let you hide a key under your car in a magnetic case? Great idea for locking your stuff in your car and not having to take your keys with you, not really secure though. Now there’s Hitch Safe, a secure and secret place to stash your valuables and keys in your car. The Hitch Safe slides into the trailer hitch receiver after you have removed the tow…

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Bookmark This! September 3, 2009 posted by

Sketchcast – broadcast your art and yourself

Once upon a time people sketched ideas on anything that came to hand – chalkboards, smooth dirt, napkins or the perennial favourite, the backs of coasters. Nowadays, we not only want to share our works of genius with more than just our boozy friends – we want to share the whole creative process, and we want to share it all with the world. Sketchcast is an online drawing and recording website all accessible via your browser. You can easily record…

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Gadgets September 3, 2009 posted by

Desktop Factory closes, but from the ashes …

We only blogged about Desktop Factory in June but it seems they were in a bit of trouble and financial woes have seen them trying to sell the company. Now another rapid prototyping company 3D Systems has picked up the key assets and tools and invited the Desktop Factory staff to join 3D systems. It’s great to see a cutting edge technology not buried by competitors and hopefully that sub US$5,000 rapid prototyping machine will come to fruition soon. [Via…

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