Monthly Archives: July 2009

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Cute Little Dog Dress Harness – with booties…?

Ladies and Gentlefolk. A Cute Little Dog Dress Harness. With Matching Booties. $60.00 and $40.00 respectively. Nothing more to add. Nurse, the tablets now, if you wouldn’t mind being so kind.  Dress your princess up with pearls that comes with this little pink dress Harness. This sumptuous hand-sewn dress is adorned with a precious pink boa, a sweet pink lace ,a baby pink bow, a delightful pink rosettes, and accented with beautiful pearls that drape down in the center. Tags: cute+little+dog+dress+harness,…

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Open Meetings – open source conferencing software

Open Meetings is a free open source program which comes with all the stuff you need for maintaining your own web conferencing system. The interface is rather Teutonically Spartan [huh…? – Ed] but it looks as though the software will get the job done. If you don’t have friends you’re going to find it tough to test out, but the demo is worth a look anyway. You can run conferences with up to 16 people with audio and video, or an…

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Brupt – search document files

Brupt is a clever little Google custom search service which delivers searches specifically for document files. You know, PDFs, .docs, .ppts and .xls. Great way to find special information that wouldn’t normally float to the top of a generic Google results page. Definitely worth a bookmark.  Brupt.com is based on Google Custom Search Engine, it uses Filetype parameters offered by Google to filter the information and show the pages according. Brupt exists because not everyone is aware of filetype which…

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Gadgets July 7, 2009 posted by

Digital Tyre Compressor – automatic tyre pump

You know those automatic tyre pressure machines at fuel stations? Well now you can have one of your very own. The Digital Tyre Compressor runs off the cigarette lighter and inflates car, van or motorbike tyres, as well as sports balls, mattresses and rafts. Just plug one end into your lighter socket, plug the other end into the tyre valve, set the desired pressure and away it goes. It displays kPa, psi and Bar, and you can also use it…

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Digital Tyre Compressor – automatic tyre pump
Awesome July 6, 2009 posted by

Aderra Live in a Flash – fantastic live event recording

In the new landscape that is modern music a lot of musicians are ditching the traditional music company contracts and signing on with concert promoters. Well Aderra have come with a nice way to give live music fans a little bit more. Aderra Live in a Flash do live recordings of concerts or events and produce USB flash drive or MicroSD copies that are for sale directly after the event. Using their proprietary technology they create a mix of high…

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Aderra Live in a Flash – fantastic live event recording
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Meeting Ticker – track the chat and save cash

Next time you have a meeting in your company, take in your laptop, fire up Meeting Ticker and watch your colleagues gaze uneasily at the screen as the cost of their chat mounts up in glorious Technicolor in front of their eyes. Suddenly those little quibbles about the position of the full stop don’t seem so important, eh? Awesome little efficiency tool. Tags: meeting+ticker, online+application

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McDonalds to offer electric vehicle recharging at restaurants

First they offered their customers WiFi, now McDonalds is installing electric vehicle charging stations for the 6 of you out there with electric cars. Starting in Cary North Carolina, a McDonalds will be the first to offer car recharging via the ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations. As we all know one of the barriers to electric vehicle take up is the lack of charging infrastructure and I suppose this is one way to improve things. But spending 4 hours in McDonalds…

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McDonalds to offer electric vehicle recharging at restaurants
Gadgets July 6, 2009 posted by

GPS Director GD-101 – simple, effective GPS locator

The GlobalSat GPS Director GD-101 is an extremely small, “smart compass”. This isn’t your program-500-waypoints-for-the-Paris-to-Dakar type GPS, it’s more of a find-your-car-in-the-carpark, or the bar-at-the-bottom-of-the-ski-run type thing. You can set 5 destination points and it will guide you to with the big arrow and tell you how far away it is. It needs 2 AAA batteries, can indicate 16 directions, has a backlit screen and is splash proof. 57.49. GlobalSat GD-101 series provide the GPS handheld device in IPX4 waterproof…

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GPS Director GD-101 – simple, effective GPS locator
Gadgets July 6, 2009 posted by

Smartphone Cufflinks – iSpy with my little iEye…

These Smartphone Cufflinks are very carefully positioned not to carry any i-Stigma, because…well you know…there’s a very litigious company in California which has a tendency to shoot first and ask questions by megaphone afterwards. What a lovely company it is by the way. We wouldn’t want to say a word against them. Such lovely people. Kind, considerate, caring… Anyway, where were we? Ah yes…$50.00 a pair (including a year’s worth of legal services should a company not far from Cupertino…

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Postbox – a new kind of email client

I’ve just ditched Thunderbird and started using Postbox as my main email client and it’s really rather nice. It’s still in beta, but seems very solid. It may seem an odd time to be talking about a desktop email client, what with the rise and rise of the web mail paradigm, but I’m still a fan of locally hosted data where it can be backed up by online synchronisation. My Gmail account does the real heavy lifting, but I find a…

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USB Jellyfish Aquarium – Behold the Lion’s Mane!

What? You’ve still got fish in your USB aquarium? Cmon, keep up! Check out this USB Jellyfish Aquarium, with moody lighting. A small pump recirculates the water and your little jellyfishies will float around in their technicolour dream world. Oh and don’t forget, if your jellyfish aren’t swimming just add a dash of detergent. $US49 from Brando, as if you had to ask. Personally I’m hanging out for the seahorse and stingray version. The USB Jellyfishes Mini Aquarium with Moody…

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USB Jellyfish Aquarium – Behold the Lion’s Mane!
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Firebox Inventor – searching for cool new ideas and products

Firebox and Stuff magazine have come up with a wizard Firebox Inventor competition open to all inventors. Just send in your idea via post, email or other trendy methods, and if you win they’ll make the product, promote it and share the profits 50–50 with you. Sounds like a plan to me. Oh I hear you cry, why give away half my profits when I can keep them all? Yeah right….  Calling all creative geniuses, visionaries, mad scientists, tinkerers, ponderers and garden…

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BitBlinder – Peer to peer IP anonymiser

BitBlinder is a peer-to-peer IP anonymiser and web proxy. Unlike other anonymous browsing networks, BitBlinder actively encourages peer-to-peer traffic and includes a BitTorrent client in its distribution. To use BitBlinder you must either pay or provide service as a peer for other users. In it’s current Beta state no payments are accepted so everyone is a peer. To stay on you’ll need to keep your seeding-to-leeching ratio up and Not Do Evil. Something to keep an eye on, especially down…

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BitBlinder – Peer to peer IP anonymiser
reprise July 5, 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. Yakkay – the bicycle helmet that thinks it’s a hat – The Yakkay Bicycle Helmet from… Doppelganger Robots – twin yourself with a mechanical buddy, buddy – The Xian Chaoren Sculpture… Fat Free CRM – cool open source customer management tool – Fat Free CRM is a new free open… 2D Driving Simulator for Google Maps – Get lost – If Ships…

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