Monthly Archives: July 2010

cool tech July 6, 2010 posted by

Ecoped CityGo – hybrid electric scooter for the modern mover

The EcoPed CityGo is a Canadian built hybrid electric bike that scoots around for up to 60 kms per 7 hour charge. It’s hybrid because it also comes with bicycle pedals, so you can use your leg muscles if your juice runs out mid-journey. Top speed is 32 km/h, it has ABS brakes and an ignition lock, but we’re talking 59 kg in weight here, so good luck pedaling to work every day. No license needed. Priced at around C$1200. CityGo…

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Gadgets July 6, 2010 posted by

Free 3D Photo Maker – freeware lets you make your own three dimensional images

Free 3D Photo Maker is a freeware program which lets you create 3D images from ordinary digital camera photographs. You need to take two shots of a still scene with 2 inches difference on the horizontal, but once you’ve done that, upload to the computer and let the software take over and create the final photo. And yes, you will need those special anaglyph glasses to get the full effect, (make your own) but just think how you can one-up…

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hmm..interesting July 6, 2010 posted by

SPFX Masks – scarily realistic face masks put the impossible back into your missions

These SPFX Masks are custom hand made silicone masks which are scarily realistic. Pull one over your head and you’re almost living the character. They’re created by the same team that did the original Planet of the Apes special effects. We’re not talking cheap here of course, they’re movie quality products so you’ll need to dig out $700 or so to own one, but what a party piece.  SPFXmasks are high quality wearable masks made from state-of-the-art silicone and designed to…

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The Web Book – free 300 page book on creating a web site from scratch

The Web Book is a free 300 page e-book which ‘contains all the information you need to create a Web site from scratch’. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own site, how to market it, buy a domain name etc, this could be a very useful place to start. Nice resource!   It covers everything from registering a domain name and renting some hosting space, to creating your first HTML page, to building full online database applications with PHP…

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Awesome July 5, 2010 posted by

BMW’s new Adaptive Headlight technology lets bikers see around corners

Motorcyclists have long had issues with seeing what’s around corners during night time riding. BMW’s Adaptive Headlight technology, due out on their upcoming 6-cylinder engine K1600GT touring bike, will light up the highway, dramatically increasing bikers’ ability to see what’s ahead. This is the first time this kind of technology will be used on a motorcycle. The difference is the angle of the headlight. This new technology will tilt the headlamp as the rider leans into a curve, lighting around…

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BMW’s new Adaptive Headlight technology lets bikers see around corners
Gadgets July 5, 2010 posted by

Kube – a very tiny MP3 player

This Kube MP3 player is kinda scary. What kind of planet are we at, where a 1 inch cube of tech can hold more music than a local radio station of yesteryear? Stick a 32 GB microSD card into the thing and we’re talking 8000 tracks of MP3 music, and it will play for 6 hours straight on one charge. Available in 5 colours for $34.99.  The Kube is a portable mp3 player in a bite-sized, colorful cube form. Depending…

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Eco Friendly July 5, 2010 posted by

BT-01 Black Trail – the world’s most eccentric electric bike?

This BT-01 Black Trail is 20kg carbon fibre, aluminium, magnesium bodied, 100km/hour electric bicycle with a claimed max range of up to 200 kilometers at 50 km/h cruising speed. Also features a Lithium Ion battery with a charge time of just over 2 hours plus some nice retro style leatherwork by the looks of it. And let’s face it, the looks are…well…different. The other thing that’s different is the price, coming in at a stonking €59,500.00. Yep that’s 50K Euros,…

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TV Hat – your personal head mounted home theater horsebox

TV Hat is a visor or cap format media viewer which takes the output from your phone or other handheld player, and beams it through a special lens into a glare free curtained environment perched on your head. Look we can’t argue with the tech, it actually sounds like a reasonable idea. Cut out glare with the drop down curtain/skirt and enhance the image with glass. So far so good. But would you really be happy walking around looking like a horse?…

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heh heh! July 5, 2010 posted by

I want an iPhone 4 parody…gets someone fired

Wow, following on from the Futurama piece last week, this *very NSFW, very dodgy language* spoof animation is hilarious. Poor old Apple users are really starting to get the AOL lame user treatment. “It is 3G, and has the WiFies”. Awesome.   (…oh and apparently the maker of the video has apparently been fired by Best Buy for creating it. One of the best comments comes from the Techdirt comments section: “In a situation like this, I always ask myself, “WWJD”…

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BattCursor – freeware puts your battery state where you can see it

BattCursor is a clever little utility which puts the state of your remaining laptop battery power right where you can see it best, under the cursor. Simple idea, eh? And so very useful when you’re running down and worried about how much time you’ve got left before the machine goes down on you. Sometimes the simple ideas are the best. The program will also auto-dim your display and disable Windows’ Aero to eke out battery life as it depletes –  as well…

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Awesome July 5, 2010 posted by

Crisis of Capitalism – our dummies guide…

This Crisis of Capitalism video from the RSA lecture is brilliant, mainly because of the awesome graphics which accompany the audio. Worth 11 mins of your time, even though it’s a shame no solutions are offered. [Via]    In this RSA Animate, radical sociologist David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane? Tags: crisis+of+capitalism, video, youtube, rsa

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The Igglu Modular PC – Lets you keep your computer longer

Everyone knows that computers are obsolete almost out of the box. The Igglu Modular PC could change that. UK designer Rob Mansfield’s concept will consist of a single tower with compartments that are color coded to match swappable modules that let you easily update the main parts of your computer. Color coded blocks would fit easily into their matching slot and all parts would be sold in blocks that supposedly would work with your computer. All this reduces the chances…

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The Igglu Modular PC – Lets you keep your computer longer
but is it art? July 5, 2010 posted by

Kruikantoor – the pushcart mobile office

The Kruikantoor mobile office comes with 2 chairs, a desk, light, power connections and file storage, all hooked together on a set of wheels for easy portability. Why would you need portability? Well here’s one idea. With the state of the banking system as it is, this kind of product is ideal for our zombie banks to set up ‘fly by night’ offices in any old empty high street shop front. Dispense a few leaflets, grab some cash from gullible passers-by and…

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Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. Travelrest Pillow – behold, the ultimate sleep sausage – The Travelrest Pillow is a long… TouchPad Pal – freeware stops the laptop trackpad error blues – The other day I found myself using… History Pin – the new Google Maps time machine – HistoryPin is an awesome new… Nibbo – search your way – Nibbo is a cute new meta… Hurricane may hit…

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Gadgets July 3, 2010 posted by

F600HD Car Cam – the highest definition car cam in the world

This F600HD Car Cam is billed as the highest resolution car camcorder in the world, which indicates to us that the Chinese have something of a driving quality problem. Why else would you need an auto-focus, high res, HDMI output camera with 5 megapixels to record your driving environment? It even has a flash, for goodness knows what purpose. Storage is done via SD cards and 32 MB internal, and it also features an internal mic. $169.99.  This is world’s highest definition F600HD…

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