Monthly Archives: November 2009

Gadgets November 13, 2009 posted by

Solar Power Bluetooth Headset – Nuclear powered Bluetooth

This Solar Power Bluetooth Headset should keep you out of trouble. The stylish outward side is 100% solar cell and Brando reckons it has infinite standby time while it’s sunbathing. You can also charge it the old fashioned way using USB or AC adapter via the charging cradle. It’s Bluetooth 2.1 so it sounds clear, A2DP (limited to mono for obvious reasons) and the battery is good for 5 hours of talk time. Also comes with 4 different sized earbuds…

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Twitcritics – Movie reviews from Twitterers

Twitcritics is an aggregator that scours the Twitterverse™ looking for tweets referring to current movies. It then determines whether the tweet is positive or negative and adds them all up giving the movie a rating. All the tweets are linked and visible so it’s easy to click through and check to see if it’s a genuine Twitter account or shameless astroturfer. It’s not perfect though, that’s what the Beta bit is all about I guess. For instance Amelia is currently…

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but is it art? November 13, 2009 posted by

Macessity Slimkey V2 – Neat Mac monitor stand

Macessity make a range of Mac-styled accessories including this Slimkey V2 monitor stand. It’s made from powder-coated aluminium, has four USB 2.0 ports and neatly hides the large or small Apple keyboards while supporting your monitor. Looks alright too. Macessity make a few other nifty Mac bits, including this Mac Mini hider, the Stand By Mi, mini stand and the NX Stand , an all-in-one laptop and external hard drive stand. US$64.99 This stand is our third addition to this…

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Fun & Games November 13, 2009 posted by

iPhone or Droid – what it boils down to

Having trouble deciding on the iPhone or Droid? Pop on over to xkcd and you’ll find the answers. Just don’t forget to mouse over for the kicker. A a 265dpi screen. Wow, that’s nearly as good as print … Tags: gadget, iphone+vs+droid, xkcd

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Gadgets November 13, 2009 posted by

The 14 Day Lantern – 336 hours of 360 degree…

Ladies ‘n gentlemen, the 14 Day Lantern. One hundred and sixty lumens of LED light in a waterproof, low heat casing. Perfect for those camping nights by the river. Or in the garden. $69.95.  The lantern’s LEDs use a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs, allowing them to produce 160 lumens of bright light for 336 consecutive hours on the lowest setting (175 hours on high). Its cylindrical design provides 360º of unimpeded illumination, and the bulbs produce almost…

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Gadgets November 13, 2009 posted by

Cyclops Watch – cute

This Cyclops Watch is cute. And actually not that hard to read. Wow.  Cyclops dispenses with a conventional arrangement of hour, minute and second hands; instead a single hour marker passes around the coloured dial. Each hour is represented by a different coloured circle, the black hoop gradually passes over each circle to indicate the time. Tags: cyclops+watch, timepiece

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Awesome November 13, 2009 posted by

PC Decrapifier – super useful freeware removes cruddy programs automatically

PC Decrapifier is one awesome bit of freeware which removes multiple programs from your Windows Vista or XP computer all in one go. You know what that means? Yes, you don’t have to sit there in Control Panel laboriously clicking on each program you want to remove. It’s a superb uninstaller in other words. The only hassle is when it fails to trap the program uninstalls that require a re-start, but it’s a small price to pay for this kind…

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hmm..interesting November 13, 2009 posted by

New Color Iris – change your eye color permanently

Don’t like the color of your eyes? Change them with NewColorIris, an intraocular implant that lets you change your eyes to blue, green or brown permanently. Created for patients dealing with congenital iris defects and other eye problems as well as folks who want a change of pace (and natural-looking color), the website says this eliminates “the limitations, risks and annoyances of contact lenses.” NewColorIris is a diaphragm that covers the iris and takes only a few minutes to implant…

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announcement November 13, 2009 posted by

YouTube broadcasting 1080p – YouTube goes higher definition

Better call a plumber, YouTube is broadcasting 1080p and pretty soon that series of tubes might start slowing down. Starting next week, anything that was uploaded in high definition will be available for viewing in 1080p. You’ve been warned. [Photo from Flickr] We’re excited to say that support for watching 1080p HD videos in full resolution is on its way. Starting next week, YouTube’s HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution…

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Gadgets November 12, 2009 posted by

Atomic Pocket Watch – retro style meets rampant tech geekiness

There’s definitely something askew with the idea of a retro styled Atomic Pocket Watch which is designed to keep absolutely perfect time for 30 million years. I mean, firstly that’s not the purpose of a fob watch, they’re there to show you’ve got more chic than a Rolex owner. Second, who’s going to be around to collect the refund if it fails the test at the end of the warranty period? Sheesh! $149.95.  Providing accurate time across the entire contiguous United States,…

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Awesome November 12, 2009 posted by

Matrox M9188 – Eight headed video card

The Matrox M9188 is an 8 headed video card that fits into a single PCIe slot. Each output on the card is mini DisplayPort, but it ships with eight mini DisplayPort to DVI adapters so you’re fine whatever you’re running. It has 2Gb of memory and it can display a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 per output in DisplayPort or 1920 x 1200 per output in DVI mode. It works with Vista (32/64bit), Windows7, XP (32/64bit), Server 2003/2008 (32/64bit)…

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Gadgets November 12, 2009 posted by

Shocking Liar – truth machine electrocutes you if you lie

The Shocking Liar device analyses your karmic aura, deciphers your DNA helix and then delivers a nice juicy electric shock every time you tell a lie in response to a question. This is one truth or dare you cannot hope to win, little person. Do you think $32.00 is too much to pay for the truth? Well, do you?  Never tell lies to this machine! This is a machine that can tell the truth! After entering your data, you may invite your friends to…

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Gadgets November 12, 2009 posted by

ISOL-8 VMC1080 Video Mains Conditioner – smarten up your flat screen picture by cleaning your power line

The mind-numbingly boring looking ISOL-8 VMC1080 Video Mains Conditioner can apparently spruce up the image quality from your flat screen television by cleaning up the mains power supply. By removing interference and power spikes you get smoother motion, better contrast and deeper colours. And no magic involved. Apparently. The price of all this glory is £189.00, which is a fair whack for a lump of black plastic. But what do we know?  As well as protecting the video display, and hence…

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Fun & Games November 12, 2009 posted by

Portable Air Hockey – Air hockey without the table

Air hockey tables use complicated, expensive fans and ducting to keep the puck aloft. Well, why not shrink all that complexity and stick it in the puck? Tada! Portable Air Hockey! The puck is powered with a fan and floats ready for play to begin. Comes with two hockey bats, two goals and the magic puck. Needs two AAA batteries and a smooth, flat surface. US$14 from Urban Outfitters. This home air hockey set brings all of the fast-paced fun…

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Rapid Typing Tutor – freeware typing program makes you fast and loose

Rapid Typing Tutor is a free program designed to help you type faster and more accurately to impress friends, family and the occasional passing stranger. Mavis Beacon is the one to beat here of course, but she costs money. The interface for this program is certainly cute, with a fish tank motif, but I’m not sure how much it adds to the value of the tuition. And the music kinda sucks. Still, this is definitely a worthwhile option to consider if…

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