Monthly Archives: May 2009

Awesome May 5, 2009 posted by

Nano Reisen – take a journey through the nano world

Nano Reisen is a fascinating interactive Flash trip into the nano world. The journey takes you through how light is created in LEDs, the structure of computer components and all the way down the biological rabbit hole through DNA and into the nucleus of a carbon atom. There’s a lot to digest and it’s very detailed but do yourself a favour and have look, you’ll need 10-15 minutes to do it some justice. It’s a German site, but multi-lingual with…

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Nano Reisen – take a journey through the nano world
cool tech May 5, 2009 posted by

Citroen C1 ev’ie – the UK’s first electric four seater hits the ground purring

This new Citroen C1 ev’ie is the first electric car in the UK which offers a full four seats and conventional trim with all electric motive power. It charges up in 6 hours, offers 60 mph top speed and a range of up to 75 miles which makes it extremely practical as an urban runabout. Equivalent to 300 mpg? Three and five door options, 3 year warranty and a sticker price of £16,850 (you can also rent or lease). So here…

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Gadgets May 5, 2009 posted by

Polaroid Two – the instant print digital camera

The Polaroid Two digital camera is finally hitting the shelves in all its instant print glory. We’re talking five megapixel camera with movie mode and the ability to spit out a 2×3 inch fabric photo in 40 seconds. The photos are non-tear, and have an adhesive backing so you can stick them anywhere you like. What jolly japes. The ho-hum spec of the camera is kinda secondary to the fun factor, but unfortunately the price is a bit of a downer…

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Spider Mouse – yuck tech redux

Just to say dear Chinese marketing company dudes, sticking a smiley face on the front of your gross-out spider in amber computer mouse does not make it any more agreeable to the sensitive classes. In fact – and forgive us if we’re over-reacting here – it makes it a zillion times worse. Thank you for listening.  The specimens are clear or glow in the dark or colored. The mouse blinks also once plugged with red, blue and green lights . Various insects are available,such…

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Bookmark This! May 5, 2009 posted by

BB Flashback Express – free screen recorder

BB Flashback Express is a free screen recorder program for Windows which records screen activity, sound and webcam footage on demand. The output is saved as Flash or .avi and you get one click upload to YouTube as well as web page embedding et al.  Maximum performance – BB FlashBack Express uses different way of recording the screen than other screen recorder programs. It can produce high frame rate recordings with minimal impact on PC performance even on older PCs and…

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Bookmark This! May 5, 2009 posted by

Kill frozen Windows programs at the click of a button – hang and be gone

Excellent little DIY shortcut which will kill any frozen task in Windows. Very useful tool for the piece of junk called Vista, no doubt.  Often these jammed apps get labeled with the dreaded “Not Responding” message and simply refuse to do anything, even close. Usually, the only solution is to open the task manager, find the appropriate process, and choose to close it. Fortunately, a quicker and easier way exists. As the good people at Lifehacker have pointed out (with the aid…

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Gadgets May 4, 2009 posted by

USB Ionic Lifestyle Generator – USB negative ion generator

If good-looking barefoot people lounging around in loose fitting clothing in sun-drenched rooms is your idea of healthy, then check out the USB Ionic Lifestyle Generator. Just plug it into a USB hole and instantly it will start spewing out the negative ion equivalent of 10 to 20 waterfalls. All from the power of your computer!! But that’s not all, they also claim it eliminates electromagnetic waves from your computer! Presumably it knows which rays to stop otherwise you may…

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USB Ionic Lifestyle Generator – USB negative ion generator
Eco Friendly May 4, 2009 posted by

Solar Clock – designer green eco scene

This SUCK Solar Clock may seem trite, boring and unadventurous, but it’s powered by the cosmic rays from a nearby star, so how awesome is that? You can hang it on the wall or stick it on a desk, just make sure to place it somewhere where your neighbours can see what a caring, earth loving person you are. Then sell the Hummer. £25.00.  With a smart and simple solar panel on its front it’s a far cry from the…

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Gadgets May 4, 2009 posted by

XDriven Vehicle DVR with GPS – camera and position capture all in one

This X-Driven Vehicle DVR with GPS sits in your car windscreen and not only videos all the roadside action, but also logs your route, speed, position, and braking type stuff which can be used as evidence in the event of an accident. It’s the sort of thing that probably wouldn’t help this unfortunate bus driver at all, but your mileage may hopefully vary. $399.99.  All you need for recording video in a car! Not only does it record video it is…

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SmartStep Pedometer – measure you weekly calorie burn and step lively

Must admit I’ve not quite worked out the attraction of pedometers, but they seem jolly popular among them what know. Which makes this SmartStep Pedometer model a somewhat intriguing creature. For not only does it measure your walking habits accurately, but also calculates your calorie burn over a full seven days. If that doesn’t scare you oh somnambulant geek potato, then nothing will. $39.95.  Wear it or carry it—our SmartStep Pedometer accurately measures your steps from any angle or position….

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Free Software May 4, 2009 posted by

Arclab Dir2HTML Converter – freeware program converts your folders to clickables

Arclab’s Dir2HTML freeware program will take your common or garden Windows directory folders and convert them into clickable HTML links. But why I hear you cry, with a sob in your throat. Well, dear reader, how useful might it be to publish your folders via a browser friendly format for easy online storage or even local access of multimedia or other important files? You can add prefixes to make them yourdomain.com friendly or just keep it local if you’re the shy type….

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hmm..interesting May 4, 2009 posted by

Envirobank’s Reverse Vending Machine – simplifying recycling

Envirobank’s “cash for cans” reverse vending machines, hold up to 3000 containers and accept PET (#1),HDPE (#2) and PVC (#3) plastic, brown, clear and green glass and aluminum cans. In return, depositors get credits for discount shopping. Envirobank says their machines cut CO2 emissions, reduces waste disposal and collection costs, even provides advertising and fund raising opportunities. Expect to see these in shopping malls, groceries and other public places very soon.

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Envirobank’s Reverse Vending Machine – simplifying recycling
cool tech May 4, 2009 posted by

Mobile Phone ultrasound machine – scantastic tech could revolutionise medical diagnosis

Researchers at Washington University in St Louis are on the way to perfecting a mobile phone based ultrasound machine which could radically improve medical diagnosis in remote and inaccessible areas. The USB device can be used to scan internal body organs, eyes, and veins and arteries for IVs. The two boffins, David Zar and William Richard have set a target price of $500 for the device, which makes it orders of magnitude cheaper than current portable imaging products. Sometimes these people…

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reprise May 3, 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. USB Network Server – print, FTP, NAS and BT server combo promises much file sharing love – It’s amazing what they can… Securephone – the super encrypted cell phone – The Securephone is a standard HTC… Wooden Gadgets from Russia – in Russia the gadgets carve you… – Apparently the Russians are very… Miro Adopt – adopt a line of code and…

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Gadgets May 2, 2009 posted by

Samson Pro Comb Massager – zap the health back into your scalp and hair

This Samson Pro Comb Massager combines a ‘low level infrared system’ with ultrasonic vibrations and some kind of ozone generator to provide total scalp care at the press of a button. It says here. Chuck some Minoxidil into the thing to get some added hair care fun factor. $199.95.  Samson’s dual system provides you with one comb to help cleanse your scalp of dead skin buildup with a low-level infrared system and ozone producing system. The cleansing comb will kill bacteria buildup on your scalp, stimulate…

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