Monthly Archives: March 2010

cool tech March 15, 2010 posted by

Universal Motherboard Diagnosis Card – plug and test card for your ailing computer

Plug this Universal Motherboard Diagnosis Card into your computer and it’ll tell you exactly what’s wrong with the motherboard when the thing doesn’t boot up or smells funny or makes strange crackling sizzling sounds. Well actually if you’re at that stage, you probably don’t need to do any tests, just chuck the thing in the garbage, but hey at least you tried, right? Apparently the thing works with laptops too, not sure how since there’s no PCI slot to plug the thing…

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MakeitOne MP3 Album Maker – cool freeware packs multiple MP3 tracks into one file to create an album

The MakeitOne MP3 Album Maker freeware lets you cram multiple tracks into a single file to make your own music or talk album. Great for mix tapes, or for creating an easy to play podcast album of several talks and stuff like that. Haven’t you ever wanted to compile your own audio album? Well now you can.   Just fire it up, drag and drop the tracks you want to include into the box (or select a whole folder of…

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Gadgets March 15, 2010 posted by

Wireless Numeric Keypad with Track Ball – Stylish netbook addition

This Wireless Numeric Keypad with Track Ball is a fairly stylish add-on for your netbook. Works over 2.4GHz RF, needs a pair of AAA batteries and has a bunch of the usual shortcut keys you find on most keyboards including media playback, volume, mute etc. Works with Windows only, XP and later. US$36.90 2.4GHz Wireless RF Numeric Keypad With Tracking Ball has 19 keys and 17 hotkeys to provide a comprehensive keyboard for the users on the go! It is…

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Wireless Numeric Keypad with Track Ball – Stylish netbook addition
Awesome March 15, 2010 posted by

Max and the Magic Marker – awesome drawing game

Max and The Magic Marker is a gorgeous Flash game which incorporates all the best bits of draw and play puzzle games and sets them in an exquisitely crafted universe. It’s playful, engrossing and probably the funnest Flash game I’ve ever played. The link is to a demo, enjoy but don’t blame us if you suddenly lose 3 hours. The full game is $20.00 for Mac and PC.  The game is based on a basic drawing mechanic, where everything you draw become…

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Solar Powered Perspex Desk Fan – DIY sun-powered desktop breeze

The Solar Powered Perspex Desk Fan kit makes a fun and useful gadget for home or office use. Made with perspex this fan lets you use even a small amount of light from a desk lamp to turn the fan’s rotor blades. Made by Solar Technology, this e-to-assemble, do-it-yourself gadget has a solar panel that fits on the back and can take advantage of any natural or artificial light source. With no on-off switch, this is a great way to…

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Solar Powered Perspex Desk Fan – DIY sun-powered desktop breeze
reprise March 14, 2010 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. Chocolate Powered Racing Car – vroom, yum… – This £200,000 Chocolate… The Scale of the Universe – or how to blow your mind at both ends of the spectrum – This Scale of the Universe… PostCarden – The garden you can post – PostCarden is a cute idea that… 3.5 Inch HDD Stand – Keeps stuff where you put it – I’ve…

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Gadgets March 13, 2010 posted by

USB Go Link – Networking via USB

Well, it’s not quite networking, but you can connect two PCs via USB with one of these USB Go Link things. It provides an easy way to swap data between two machines as well as syncing files and Outlook. It can also be used to control another PC via the internet (details are sketchy). Best of all it has built-in 4-in-1 card reader so you can share your memory cards easily across machines. Doesn’t sound too bad for US$26. The…

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USB Go Link – Networking via USB
Gadgets March 12, 2010 posted by

Aiptek Boombox DVD Projector – beam your digital television onto grandma’s apple pie apron

This Aiptek Boombox DVD Projector crams a digital television tuner, DVD player, full on stereo boombox and a mini projector into a ghetto blaster the size of Michael Jordan’s sugar bowl. Now we all know that the 75 inch projected screen size is not going to be worth squat in a normally lit room, and the 8 x C sized batteries will run the thing for precisely 2.64 minutes at full bore, but hey…this is gadget-land and right here anything black…

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Electronic Posture Training T-Shirt – Dr Pavlov just called, he wants his dog back…

Spooky product of the week award, the Electronic Posture Training T-Shirt features an electronic sensor which tightens up the fibres of the shirt and vibrates to let you know when you’re slouching. We’ve got visions of some guy walking down the street, and snapping to attention every four feet as his shirt silently gives him a nudge. Weirdness. $129.95.  Designed by the team physician for the Boston Celtics, the shirt has built-in filaments that conforms to your body’s contours when…

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City Lights Globe – Watch the world go from day to night

This City Lights Globe is a 6″ globe that gives you a realistic view of the Earth from space as it moves from day into night. It’s just like sitting on the ISS except all the countries have names! As the surface of the globe passes into night the city lights come on. Pretty nifty, however I’m just trying to figure out if the globe is actually tilted at 23.5, the terminator looks like it might be angled, the equator…

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City Lights Globe – Watch the world go from day to night
Bizarre March 12, 2010 posted by

Winait CD130BT Digital Camera – Ultra thin camera

I was just looking at my digital SLR the other day and lamenting the fact that it wasn’t 14mm thick. Silly me! I should have picked up one of these Winait CD130BT digital cameras. Sure they can only shoot at 640×480 and the 64MB of onboard RAM can only hold 52 VGA images but so what? This camera is 13.5mm thick, with an f2.8 lens, optical view finder, and it can shoot 10 images per second. Not bad for US$24.99….

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Winait CD130BT Digital Camera – Ultra thin camera
Gadgets March 12, 2010 posted by

Leifheit StarLine Airbase – high tech German ironing board crinkles our attention

This Leifheit StarLine Airbase ironing board is a probably the ultimate in ironing technology. Why? Well you plug it in for a start, in order to get the fan whirring. Once the fan is on, it sucks your clothes into place and holds them there, and it also sucks away all the damp steam. Leaving your clothes fresh and…blah. Alternatively the fan blows. Air. Upwards. To offer you yet more ironing options in your life. Doesn’t get any better than this…

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Awesome March 12, 2010 posted by

WP Secure – free plugin lets you lock down 23 security holes in your WordPress blog

The good folk at SiteSecurity Monitor have released an excellent free WordPress plugin for self-hosted blogs which lets you lock down 23 vulnerabilities in a default WordPress installation, all from a single page in your admin panel. All you have to do is download and install the plugin and follow the guidelines in the admin. The interface is excellent for newcomers and experts alike, and it really does make it a simple, one click exercise to make your blog more secure. You’ll…

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Suicide Machine to go open source – victory for personal data privacy over Facebook bullying

Facebook may have managed to shut down the Suicide Machine with an army of nasty lawyers, but the good news is the fact that it’s going open source. The head of the service – which gives you an automated way to delete yourself from social networks – Gordan Savicic is promising to release a downloadable version of the code under open source, so anyone can use it to delete their Facebook or other profile. A bit of a victory for…

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Woobius Eye – online whiteboard sharing is oh so easy peasy simple

Woobius Eye is a new online whiteboard sharing application which lets you connect unlimited numbers of people to a central point for sharing, caring, uploading and scribbling. The UI is deliberately spartan but the functionality seems cool, and will be even more so when they manage to bring out a mobile phone version. Although sharing brainstorms and photos with people while you’re on the bus may be a bit weird. Interesting.  Sketch a thousand words Say it in seconds while on the phone or…

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