Monthly Archives: March 2011

Cool Web Apps & Sites March 17, 2011 posted by

Now you can be sure to sign in securely to Twitter every time

In a world where so much of your personal information is on the internet, online security is very important. Granted, I’m sure that you might not consider your Twitter account to contain the most personal details (since your tweets are usually able to be seen by anyone), however, you still don’t want anyone to hijack it. Posts under your name could come back to haunt you later as some employers start looking through social networking sites to see what potential…

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Now you can be sure to sign in securely to Twitter every time
Bizarre March 16, 2011 posted by

Hanfree- Hands-free iPad stand

When lying in bed at night, itís always nice to pull out an eBook on my iPad and read for a while. The only problem being is that is sometimes awkward to hold the iPad for an extended period of time. Thatís why finding the Hanfree iPad Stand was such a happy time for me. If you’re absolutely unable to hold up your own tablet, these Hanfree will do it for you. This giant stand will hold the tablet at…

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Hanfree- Hands-free iPad stand
hmm..interesting March 16, 2011 posted by

Doorstop Burglar Alarm uses more than sound to scare intruders

Keeping your home safe can sometimes be hard since todayís burglars arenít as afraid of loud noises from alarms. Sometimes you have to take home safety to the next level. Things like the Doorstop Burglar Alarm are needed to keep your family safe and sound. This alarm does have an ear-piercing alarm that will sound off loud enough to wake the neighbors, so itís not like you wonít know if this alarm goes off.† Although I found the best feature…

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Doorstop Burglar Alarm uses more than sound to scare intruders
but is it art? March 16, 2011 posted by

Rolobox turns any box into a child’s toy

Upon first seeing this I was extremely excited as I thought this was for easily toting around heavy boxes, but it turns out itís just a fun toy for toddlers. The Rolobox Reusable Wheel Kit is giving you the ability to turn a box into a wagon in no time. Though this may seem like a miracle, as real wagons can be expensive, there are likely some drawbacks. This wheel set was made for regular sized boxes and toddlers. It…

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Rolobox turns any box into a child’s toy
Mobile Tech March 16, 2011 posted by

Bike 6-pack Holder

Now that warm weather is on the rise, busting out a cold bottle of your favorite bottled sodas such as Stewarts or IBC root beer sound like exquisite ideas. For those of us that have limited transportation, such as not having a car or nearby bus, it can be difficult to transport the delicate glass. Using a bicycle is he best option to get from point A to B quickly, but carrying heavy liquids in a basket or in a…

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Bike 6-pack Holder
Fun & Games March 16, 2011 posted by

Gilmour Pattern Master Sprinkler

Spring is just around the corner, and to help us get into the warm weather mood, Gilmour has made a sprinkler that is customizable. A sprinkler may not be the most interesting thing ever, but if you were a kid, this might be the difference between an imaginary stream and a portal to another universe. It’s funny what we can do with our imaginations even from just the angle of a sprinkler. Instead of most common sprinklers that have a…

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Gilmour Pattern Master Sprinkler
Fun & Games March 16, 2011 posted by

Retro Arcade Cake Mould – allow a few crumbs to invade your space

There are few things that go together as well as delicious cake and geeky games, so this Retro Arcade Cake Mould should find a popular place in the kitchens of just about every nerdy cook on the planet. Bake me to your leader? Indeed. £9.99 (ingredients not included).  Our Retro Arcade Cake Moulds are designed to hit the sweet tooth of all die-hard gamers of old, those of us who spent all our pocket money on Space Invaders, Asteroids, and…

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Bookmark This! March 16, 2011 posted by

15 Best Websites for Free E-Books

Here’s a nice list of 15 Best Websites for Free E-Books which is definitely worth a look. Don’t expect to find the latest blockbuster here, but if you’re looking for reading material to shove onto your smartphone, this is probably as good a list to start with as any. Enjoy! Tags: freeware, ebooks

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Bookmark This! March 16, 2011 posted by

Pen – the utterly simple website maker

Website builders don’t get any easier than Pen.io. Just select a page name, add a password so you can edit more than once at a later date, and you’re set. The pages are minimal to the extreme, no colours, no images, just text and embedded YouTube video options. You can create multiple pages though, so it’s perfect for publishing your online novel, or linking to a favourite video or anything in between. Fancy putting your resume online in 60 seconds? You…

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Gadgets March 16, 2011 posted by

Dear Ingo is a chandelier made from desk lamps

One of my favorite lights in my house is my trusty desk lamp. It’s the sort that clamps onto the desk, and is on an adjustable arm. It’s good for giving me light exactly where I need it, and can even be useful when doing a bit of photography in a pinch. So with one such lamp being good, what if you had sixteen of them organized into a chandelier? Honestly, I think this Dear Ingo chandelier is one of…

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Dear Ingo is a chandelier made from desk lamps
nice idea... March 16, 2011 posted by

VPhase – a great way to lower home energy usage

With the focus these days on saving energy, switching to solar and/or compact fluorescent light bulbs and lowering your carbon footprint, there’s a new kid on the block that can also make a difference. The VPhase unit is a unique device that can help homeowners save around 10 percent off their electricity bill while also reducing CO2 emissions. Utilizing voltage optimization, the VPhase reduces energy to a constant 220 v, steadying the periodic fluctuations between 220 and 245 v (or…

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VPhase – a great way to lower home energy usage
Recommended March 16, 2011 posted by

Clearing out heavy metals from polluted rivers – with banana peels!

Who’d have thought that banana peels could be so versatile! Not only can you use them to polish silver (really), help cure warts (hmm) and even make paper from it. now there’s evidence banana peels can help remove heavy metals from contaminated river waters. An article published in the American Cancer Society’s Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research journal claims that a device using minced banana peel can be as effective (sometimes even more) effective in removing copper and lead from…

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Clearing out heavy metals from polluted rivers – with banana peels!
Gadgets March 15, 2011 posted by

Cute Bunny Phone Case – fluffy innit?

Well here you go, an iPhone case which comes complete with a full set of bunny stuff. The Cute Bunny Phone Case is made of silicone, comes in a variety of funky colours and features a very cute fluffy tail. Awesome accessory for all you macho machos out there. $19.99.   Super cute rabbit design with furry tail! # Made of high-quality and durable silicone material. # Protect your mobile from scratches, damages and dust. # Furry tail can work as a stand to support…

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announcement March 15, 2011 posted by

AT&T and Verizon waiving charges for calls to Japan

The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan were more than devastating, killing countless people and tearing up the homes of many. There are a lot of us that have family and friends over there, and to make a call to make sure theyíre alright can be a detrimental amount. AT&T and Verizon have decided to be nice and give free calls to Japan through April for those of us who are worried sick about friends and family on the other…

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AT&T and Verizon waiving charges for calls to Japan
announcement March 15, 2011 posted by

AT&T set to impose caps on DSL bandwidth

AT&T is about to make a big no-no. The company recently announced that they would be putting a 150GB monthly cap on DSL users, and a 250GB bandwidth cap on U-Verse subscribers. The first time users go over their allotment they will receive a warning. The next time they will be notified at 65%, 90%, and 100% of their capacity. After the third offence, you will be charged an extra $10 per 50GB that you use beyond that limit. Letters…

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AT&T set to impose caps on DSL bandwidth