Monthly Archives: April 2009

Gadgets April 14, 2009 posted by

Yelpie Portable Safe – keeping it safe on the beach

The Yelpie Portable Safe comes with a 90dB motion sensing alarm, personal PIN code security and enough space to hold your precious pocket tat like phones, keys, watches, hot-dogs and nose trimmings. No need to bury the Blackberry in the sand any more. £36.95.  The Yelpie is large enough to comfortably fit car and house keys, wallets, MP3 players, mobile phones, sunglasses or other small valuables – but even items too large to be placed inside the Yelpie can be…

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Gadgets April 14, 2009 posted by

USB Tulip Hub – prettiest computer accessory of the week

This USB Tulip Hub has got to be the prettiest computer accessory we’ve seen in a while. OK so it’s plastic, but it’s better than nothing, no? Next we’d like it done in shot silk with a Lalique crafted tub base. Thank you. $22.00.  Turn your desk into a blooming garden with this pretty tulip USB hub! Four USB high-speed ports are included, with one colorful red flower for each. Compatible with most USB plugs, for both Mac and Windows…

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MigraSpray – spray your headache away?

MigraSpray has us all dazed and confused. It’s a migraine relief spray? To ‘dramatically reduce or eliminate’ the onset of symptoms? Really? Wow, isn’t proto-progress wunnerful? $39.95.  MigraSpray is a patented over-the-counter homeopathic medicine intended to be a comprehensive approach for the treatment and prevention of migraine headaches. Use it for the rapid treatment of a migraine attack or use it daily to dramatically reduce or eliminate the onset of migraine headache symptoms. Tags: migraspray, migraine

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FET – free timetabling software for schools

FET is a free open source timetabling program for schools, colleges, universities…in fact any educational establishment that needs to maintain and use classroom timetables. It’s multi-platform, comes in a variety of languages and outputs XML and HTML timetables on demand. From the look of the specs it’s hugely flexible, and looks to be able to cope with just about every eventuality. Neat.  FET is open source free software for automatically scheduling the timetable of a school, high-school or university. It uses…

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Gadgets April 13, 2009 posted by

NexStar SATA Drive Dock – double the docky, double the fun

This NexStar SATA Drive Dock offers not one, but two drive slots for your further informational pleasure. Drop in a pair of meaty drives and you’ve got yourself a very fancy hot-swap external USB enclosure, which should help save your planet one byte at a time. It’s Mac, PC, Linux compatible and ohsodeliciously copes with both 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives. Start scrapping those old laptop and desktop machines today. $77.99.  Slip your spare hard drives into this USB dock…

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Gadgets April 13, 2009 posted by

Smiley Face Affirmation Ball – shake for a cheery phrase of the day

The Smiley Face Affirmation Ball positively oooozes bonhomie. Shake it and upend the little smiler and get a nice friendly phrase like, ‘You Look Marvelous’, which is guaranteed to make you smile or barf. Either way it’s a bit of company for those dark winter nights, right? $7.49.  Why wait for some kind soul to give you the praise you deserve? Just shake the ball and turn it over to get a different cheery thought or compliment like “Your Breath Is So…

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diy April 13, 2009 posted by

DIY Wall Clock – time to point and stare

This DIY Wall Clock comes with all the bits you need to make your wall go tingly with timelordliness. Just slap it up there, dot the metallic discs in suitable locations and Bob is your horologist. €69.00.  a decorative wall clock for diy fans. the length of the hands is the only thing that is predetermined – 46 and 40 cm long respectively, whereas everything else is open to choice. depending on the style and size of the available wallspace the…

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Hab.la – chat to your site visitors using your IM program

Hab.la is a clever little chat service that you embed on your website to text chat with your visitors. It’s different because it lets you chat via standard IM clients like AIM, GTalk, MSN and others. It’s customisable and installation involves nothing more than dropping some code onto your website server. What it desperately needs though, is a WordPress plugin. You listening guys? Nevertheless, this is the cool.  Hab.la lets visitors to your website chat with you without any extra…

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Eco Friendly April 13, 2009 posted by

TimberFish – creating sustainable pollution-free food

The idea that wood can be converted into fish food sounds like science fiction. But TimberFish http://www.timberfishtech.com in western New York state aims to do just that with its innovative proprietary biotechnology platform. This new technology involves sustainably harvesting wood, converting it into already existing microbes, drying the residue, then splitting the difference – half becoming fish food, half to create energy. TimberFish’s technology platform could transform food production on a global scale and could potentially be applied to any fish…

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TimberFish – creating sustainable pollution-free food
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SkypeLogView – keep track of your Skype calls in one place

SkypeLogView keeps a log of all your skype calls and chats, so you don’t have to. Very useful for keeping track of file transfers, chats and calls you make and receive, all in one handy location.  SkypeLogView reads the log files created by Skype application, and displays the details of incoming/outgoing calls, chat messages, and file transfers made by the specified Skype account. You can select one or more items from the logs list, and then copy them to the…

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heh heh! April 13, 2009 posted by

Donkey Kong Wall Graphics – deck out the play room in retro

Ahh, Game-and-Watch, where are you now? Relive your giant ape gaming glory days with these Donkey Kong Wall Graphics. The kit comes with 42 movable and removable decals for creating the perfect level. $US79.99 from Perpetual Kid. Made with blik Re-Stik, these movable and reusable decals are based on the same 8-bit graphics from the NES version of Donkey Kong. This is an official Nintendo Licensed product. You can do a lot of decorating with one pack but imagine the…

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Donkey Kong Wall Graphics – deck out the play room in retro
reprise April 12, 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. Analog Heart Rate Watch – combi health style retro tick – This Analog Heart Rate Monitoring… Eliica lives – the ultimate electric beast car – Way back in 2003, before some of… Money Jar Party Pack – share ’em with your friends – Forget about Tupperware parties,… Double Twist – new freeware manages your media on computer and device – Double Twist,…

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Bizarre April 11, 2009 posted by

LincVolt Continental – the American Dream retro hybrid machine

LincVolt. Take one 2.5 ton, 19.5 foot long Lincoln Continental Mark IV convertible from 1959, drop in a state of the art hybrid power plant. Measure off 100 mpg and zero emissions, enter it for the Automotive X Prize and draft in aging rocker Neil Young to add a little charismatic celebrity sauce. Stir, leave to settle and wait for applause. Somewhere Henry Ford is spinning like an armature. Video.  By working with established technologies in new ways, with the…

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Gadgets April 10, 2009 posted by

Shocking Black Digital Camera – looks like real, feels like scream

This Shocking Black Digital Camera looks to all intents and purposes like the real thing. But instead of snapping rosy cheeked images, it’ll shock the bits out of the person you hand it to. And that, dear peeps, is supposed to be hilarious. Thank goodness the art of comedy is not dead, eh? £3.35.  Humorous Digital Camera Shocking Gag Toy Joke Prank Trick looks and feels like real, but if you hand the camera to your friends or co-worker. They will just…

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