Monthly Archives: December 2008

cool tech December 8, 2008 posted by

Mobile Security Card CL – turn your mobile phone into a cashless wallet

Mobile Security Card CL. Clever German techs Giesecke & Devrient has come up with the world’s first contactless smart card in a microSD flash card format. This means that that the card can be used with just about any modern mobile phone to provide for security access, or even contactless cash wallet functionality. One cool thing is the fact that the card gets it’s Near Field Communication power from the reader, so it shouldn’t be a drain on the cell…

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Instant Action – free browser based 3D games

Instant Action is an online video game portal with a difference. For a start the games are all in glorious 3D technocolour, and come complete with a range of game-play options including things like capture the flag and deathmatch. Most importantly though, the whole interface is geared towards making it easy to get your friends to join in and play. There’s a fast ‘email your friends an invite’ feature, and a nice built in chat room so you can make it…

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Couch Tycoon – P2P venture capital

Behind the jokesy design  of the new Couch Tycoon site lies a heart of pure gold finance. The idea is to turn the process of angel business investment into a quasi-game – with virtual currency (couch chips), virtual shares (asset slips) and real risk (back the wrong horse with your couch chips and watch your real money disappear faster than an investment banker with a pink slip). Remember that people are seriously forecasting the death of venture capital and you’ll see that…

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Gadgets December 8, 2008 posted by

Lily Floating Solar Fountain – frogs not included

The Lily Floating Solar Fountain is a no-installation-required, floating solar-powered fountain. Just toss it into a sunny pond or pool and away she goes. It comes with 3 different spray nozzles and when in full sun the fountain can pump 210 litres an hour and launch water 45cm into the air. The best bit is it stops tinkling when the sun goes down so you won’t lie in bed needing to go to the loo. 39.14 from the lovely people…

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Lily Floating Solar Fountain – frogs not included
Gadgets December 6, 2008 posted by

Dental Air Force – replace that toothbrush and smile smile smile

Dental Air Force is a brushless tooth cleaning system which uses air, a dental cleaner and water to blast your teeth into submission. They’re saying it’s kind of like flossing and brushing in one. Check out the video of the unit in action to see whether you’ll be happy sticking a power jet in your mouth, but from where we’re sitting it makes some sort of sense. Of course $239.99 and $14.99 in consumable costs every month or so is not for the faint…

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cool tech December 5, 2008 posted by

Fitness Cube – resistance is mobile

The Fitness Cube is a 30-in-1 exercise machine disguised as a high tech piece of furniture. Easily moved and weighing 15kg, the Fitness Cube is designed to blend into a modern lounge room and replace the industrial-look of current multi-purpose exercise machines that take up so much space. Everything you need is hidden away under the lid, including mats and a slide out bench. There’s a range of bars and straps to work most areas of your body as well…

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Fitness Cube – resistance is mobile
Gadgets December 5, 2008 posted by

Memorex SingStand – humble microphone morphs miraculously into Karaoke system

The Memorex MKS-SS1 SingStand is a cute looking iPod dock Karaoke system. Plug your player into the receptacle, start your song and join in with those dulcet vocal chords. The thing comes with speakers in the base and dual mic inputs for duets with your Auntie Maud. $79.99. [Via LJdG]  Memorex SingStand is revolutionizing the way you interact with music–now you can be a star! Memorex SingStand microphone speaker system allows you to sing along with music from iPod or any…

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iPhone 3G Replacement LCD Screen – the DIY option for warranty challenged handsets

iPhone 3G Replacement LCD Screen. Let’s just say that your 3G iPhone is out of warranty for…cough…some reason. And you sit on that beautiful screen by mistake. Rather than panic flailing like a chicken on crack, why not try installing this puppy? Hey, what have you got to lose? $85.00.  Spare part for iPhone 3G. Replace your iPhone LCD screen with this new part. Tags: iphone+3g+replacement+lcd+screen, gadget, mobile+phone, iphone

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Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware – free malware killer works well

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (aka MBAM) is a freeware malware, spyware and trojan remover. It’s simple, fast and seems to work well, which is great for free right? There is a Pro version for all you pro type people too. Cool tool (need a tag for that).  Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is designed to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware, spyware, trojans. Can detect and remove malware that even the most well-known Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware applications on the market today cannot…The interface is plain and simple…

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12 Seconds TV – twitter for video

12 Seconds TV is a new service (still in private Alpha) that lets you upload precisely 12 seconds of video footage on any subject you like. Actually you don’t have to do the counting, the service just grabs the first 12 seconds of whatever you upload. Oh and it’s got comments too. It’s like Twitter for video, and while it comes across as kind of weird at first, you do eventually get used to it. In fact you could say it’s…aargh…compelling….

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Electric Paper Plane Launcher – perfect for lectures

The key to any experiment is repeatability. If an experiment can’t be duplicated, it can’t be verified, just ask the Cold Fusion people. Now if you’re a budding aerospace engineer and you need to test your plane designs then you need repeatability people. That’s where the Electric Plane Launcher comes in. Capable of launching planes at over 30 mph this should be all you need to start work on the new Concorde. Best of all it’s powered by 1 AA…

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Electric Paper Plane Launcher – perfect for lectures
Gadgets December 4, 2008 posted by

SmartBolts – A little stress never hurt anyone

We’re going a bit specialised here on Red Ferret today, but I think you’ll cope. These are SmartBolts, they tell you when they’ve been tightened sufficiently and when they haven’t. The little coloured dot on the head changes colour as the bolt is tightened, red for undone, black for correctly tightened. The visualiser works by compressing a small compartment filled with fluid so there are no moving parts and the bolts will last +20 years. There’s also a high resolution…

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SmartBolts – A little stress never hurt anyone
Gadgets December 4, 2008 posted by

Vortex TVH 600 – the world’s smartest heater

The Vortex TVH 600 is supposed to be the world’s smartest heater, on account of the fact that it features a wirelessly connected thermostatic remote control. Oh and it also comes with automatic climate control and auto tip-over protection. OK, so fair enough. Admittedly I was hoping for something more along the lines of R2D2 and a nice hot cup of tea but you can’t have everything can you? $199.99.  Automatic climate control eliminates annoying hot and cold cycles, maintaining…

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Gadgets December 4, 2008 posted by

SIM Unlock for G1, Google Phone and HTC Dream – easy hack to free up your handset

SIM Unlock for T-Mobile G1, Google Phone and HTC Dream 100. Didn’t take long did it? Now you can unlock your brand new state of the art handset using nothing more than a bit of plastic and some careful positioning. You do realise that you can then use the phone on any network your like? Yeah? Good. $19.99. Oh and they’re also offering a no-cut iPhone version.    Are you an G1 User? – Would you like to use other…

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