Monthly Archives: July 2009

general July 9, 2009 posted by

Bedol Eco-Friendly Water Powered Clock – no batteries needed

Take a little water and lemon juice and what do you get? A Bedol Eco-Friendly Water Powered Clock, that’s what. This unique 4″ x 3” clock has no batteries, no chemicals, no electricity AND creates no pollution. And it doesn’t even need winding. Just fill it with water, add natural lemon juice, and your clock will run accurately for 6 to 8 weeks. The built-in memory chip even keeps time during refills. Available in 4 distinctive colors, this cool clock…

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Bedol Eco-Friendly Water Powered Clock – no batteries needed
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QWERTY Warriors – Learning to type is fun kids

QWERTY Warriors is a simple game. Type the name under the enemy to shoot them and survive as long as you can. Occasionally Detonate and Full Health powerups appear but until then it’s just you and a keyboard that was designed to slow you down. Type the word that appears below each enemy. Hit the enter key to fire. If the word is spelled correctly, then the enemy will be killed. Survive as long as possible to get the high…

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QWERTY Warriors – Learning to type is fun kids
Gadgets July 8, 2009 posted by

Loop Pointer – the cool ergonomic air mouse that really works

Always been a bit sceptical about these air-mouse things, but played around with this Loop Pointer product the other day and it actually worked well. The form factor makes it fit easily into the hand, and the buttons and wheel are all just a thumb press away. What’s more it works especially well for the television experience, pointing it at a distant screen just seemed natural. Mac and Windows compatible and priced at $99.00. Very cool.  The first in-air remote…

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Bike-Car – the ultimate hybrid motoring experience

This bizarre Bike-Car is Italian and totally mad. Clearly the guy who thought it up couldn’t make up his mind whether he wanted to scoot around on a motorbike or travel in car upholstered comfort and decided to build the best of both worlds. What we’d love to see is a detachable version of this, so you could press a button and zoom off through a traffic jam leaving the fat car carcass marooned in the fast lane. Anyone know…

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Swift To-Do List Lite – stop forgetting and nag yourself into action

Swift To-Do List Lite is a free reminder program which you can use to prop up your antique memory. Set up any number of reminders, with different priority levels and receive audible and visual alarms to prompt you to get them done. Lists can be exported to Excel or HTML and can be sorted on various criteria. Throw away those tatty Post-It notes and get yourself organised. Foo’.  Swift To-Do List is an innovative to do list software with reminder and…

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WiFi Digital Radio with iPod Dock – has pretty much everything

Digital Radio (DAB+) has gone live here in Oz so to celebrate, Mr Kogan has just released this Wifi Digital Radio with iPod dock. It can receive DAB and DAB+ digital radio streams and it can play over 10,000 pre programmed internet radio stations. You can also stream your media collection to it via wifi. It has an iPod docking station with a 3.5mm aux connection for non iPods, a USB input for playing MP3 or WMA files and it’s…

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WiFi Digital Radio with iPod Dock – has pretty much everything
Gadgets July 8, 2009 posted by

Dual Sim GSM Touchphone with DVB-T – what more could you want in 2005?

If you live in country irradiated by the warm glow of GSM and DVB-T then you might want to check out this little puppy. It’s a Touchscreen Dual SIM Dual Band GSM Cellphone with MSN and DVB-T reception. I’m glad they didn’t try printing that on the phone. It’s got MSN built-in, FM radio, Bluetooth, audio and video player, microSD slot, works on 900 and 1,800 MHz and is completely unlocked. Digital camera is only VGA resolution but it does…

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Dual Sim GSM Touchphone with DVB-T – what more could you want in 2005?
Awesome July 8, 2009 posted by

Automoblox C9 Sports Car – stylish wooden car fun for kids

Now these are cute. Automoblox make a range of wooden/plastic toy cars, like the Automoblox C9 Sports Car. It can be disassembled and all the parts interchange with the rest of the Automoblox range so there’s endless variations and colours to have fun with. There’s a whole fleet of different designs, from SUVs, sports cars, racing cars, compacts and utilities, and the people and part connectors are also puzzles. I can think of a couple of Dad’s who might like…

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Automoblox C9 Sports Car – stylish wooden car fun for kids
but is it art? July 8, 2009 posted by

Memoryshare – head on down memory lane via the BBC

The beeb has created a cute project to record people’s memories, but we’re not talking electrodes and skull caps. Memoryshare is a portal where people can add their thoughts and stories to a timeline heading back to 1900. Everyone is free to explore and contribute their thoughts however my recollections of 1900 are just a little hazy. What’s all this got to do with Davros? Absolutely nothing, he was just sliding by on a banner. BBC Memoryshare is a living…

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Fun & Games July 8, 2009 posted by

Beer bottles into beer tumblers – upcycling made stylish

Taking “paper, plastic or glass” one step further, the Green Glass Company turns old beer bottles into beer tumblers, labels and all! Whether it’s Mexican Sol, Corona, Rolling Rock or Red Stripe Beer, these sturdy tumblers will be a great conversation starter. More into wine or soda? You’ll have plenty of choices too! Bartender, set ’em up please!

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Beer bottles into beer tumblers – upcycling made stylish
Awesome July 7, 2009 posted by

Search Engine for TV Programs – google the news

The boffins over in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft institute got a lot of press with their printable batteries last week, but buried a little deeper is something possibly even more interesting, a search engine for television programs. Existing voice-to-text transcribers rely on a list of words that can be understood by the software. This list can only contain a limited number of words and it needs to be maintained and updated with new terms like “financial crisis”, “Michael Jackson” or “Obama” in…

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Search Engine for TV Programs – google the news
Gadgets July 7, 2009 posted by

E Z Toilet Flusher – hands free, step on flush thingy

Been trying to figure out how this E Z Toilet Flusher works. It says no tools needed for installation, which suggests something simple, perfect for those of us with a deliciously paranoid Swine Flu powered fear of chromium plated toilet handles. $12.98. Bargain.  This hands-free, step-on toilet flusher works with a gentle tap of the foot pedal – no back strain, hand pain, or body contortion necessary. You’ll never have to touch that germy handle again. Installs easily…It fits any standard…

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Sound Shower – highly directional audio

Finnish company Panphonics have come up with the Sound Shower, a directional audio delivery system. Instead of using a cone or point audio source, which radiates in all directions, the Sound Shower is a flat panel that produces highly directional sound. The sound element itself is a thin plastic sheet surrounded on both sides by porous panels and is very light, easily disguised and can be used as a projection surface or even painted if you wish. The Sound Shower…

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Sound Shower – highly directional audio
Gadgets July 7, 2009 posted by

Radiopaq Sound Jacket for the iPod Nano – improve the sound quality of your player

The Radiopaq Sound Jacket for the iPod Nano purports to improve the sound quality of your Apple music player significantly. Well to be honest, that’s not exactly hard is it, bearing in mind just how lousy the Apple sound is? Anyhoo, if the device works as advertised your ears will definitely thank you. Loudly. £69.99.  In essence, the Sound Jacket acts like a Graphic Equalizer (EQ), but one that automatically adjusts itself continuously to best suit the music that is…

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