Monthly Archives: July 2010

cool tech July 21, 2010 posted by

UnderFX Green Screen Suit – full body Chromakey kit for fun video tricks

This UnderFX Green Screen Suit looks like it could be a huge ball of fun if you’ve got a video camera, a nice green backdrop and bags of imagination. Just throw in some puppets, or an object you want to make appear floating in space and you’ve got yourself a real FX studio effect on the cheap. Also, confusingly, available in blue as well as XLarge. $225.00.  By operating and manipulating your subject matter while in the video green suit, especially…

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Gadgets July 21, 2010 posted by

Paper Cutter Mouse – the left click slicer

This Paper Cutter Mouse operates like a mouse, but instead of moving a cursor it cuts out nice patterns from paper. Point and click suddenly got a new creative slant. Like it. $41.00.  Rust-proof and stylish, this desktop accessory is great for fans of paper crafts and a heaven-sent gift to those who enjoy making stencils. The blade rotates so you can incise smooth curves into the paper of your choice. Tags: gadget, paper+cutter+mouse, arts+and+crafts

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Bookmark This! July 21, 2010 posted by

QuickMonth Calendar – cute free utility adds a calendar to your task bar

QuickMonth Calendar is a small freeware program which adds a small calendar to your task bar clock. Just hover your mouse cursor over the clock and the calendar will pop up automatically. Ridiculously simple, but oh-so-useful. An instant keeper.  QuickMonth Calendar is a freeware program which displays a small calendar on your Windows desktop whenever your mouse hovers over the clock in the system tray. The calendar display may also be toggled on and off by using the Windows+Q keyboard shortcut…

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Bookmark This! July 21, 2010 posted by

Send to Dropbox – cool app lets you email your files to your Dropbox account

Send to Dropbox is a very cool new application which lets you send your files to your DropBox account as email attachments. Once you sign up to the service you’re allocated an email address, and that’s it. Just send the file with attachment to that address and it will end up in a DropBox/attachments folder which you can access from any machine around the world. You also get the option to specify a form of folder cataloging by date, sender, subject name (e.g. My…

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Gadgets July 20, 2010 posted by

Pocket Radar Gun – be a busy busy body and make friends instantly

Feeling a bit lonely? Well here’s your perfect tool. The Pocket Radar Gun is perfect for getting to know new people and making friends. Just stand by the side of the road in your street, clocking speeds and notifying local constabulary when your neighbours exceed the limit and suddenly you’ll be surrounded by well-wishers, anxious to pat you on the back and invite you round to their place for a bit of a chat. Try it, you’ll see. $199.95.   Suited for…

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Gadgets July 20, 2010 posted by

Atomic9 BT Wristband – the Bluetooth speakerphone on your wrist

The Atomic9 Bluetooth Wristband clips round your wrist and frees you from the burden of carrying your mobile phone in your hand. When the call comes in, just tap the wrist, and start talking. Sure you’ll look a bit gonky, but what’s that when it comes to progress? Nothing, we say. Nothing at all. Priced at $99.99. More here.  Your mobile phone can be up to 30 feet away (perfect for playing basketball, driving, shopping) HAVE THE ATOMIC9 BT WRISTBAND…

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Eco Friendly July 20, 2010 posted by

WhiteyBoard – clever stick on whiteboard

Whiteyboard is a clever stick on whiteboard which comes in a range of useful sizes, sticks to just about any surface and can be written on with standard whiteboard pens. Oh, and you can move them around as needed. That’s all…carry on as you were. Priced from $10.00.    Our team of chemists formulated an ultra-light, ultra-inexpensive whiteboard sticker that can adhere to any flat surface in just seconds and comes off clean – no installation, no heavy lifting, and…

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diy July 20, 2010 posted by

ArduPilot Flight Kit – create your own unmanned aerial vehicle, just like the big boys

Why should the military have all the fun? The ArduPilot Flight Kit contains just about everything you need to convert an ordinary radio controlled model plane into a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) just like on the late night news. Quite why you’d want to be flying something like this around your neighbourhood is your own business, good luck with the local cops though. Anyhoo, you’ll probably want to take a look at the DIY Drones site as well, while you’re…

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Bookmark This! July 20, 2010 posted by

Complete System Tuneup – freeware provides fast access to Windows maintenance utilities

Complete Systems Tuneup is a freeware program which collects the major system tools in Windows and dumps them all in a single menu for easy access. No more hunting around for the disk defrag tool or stuff like that. The program also maintains a date log of maintenance you’ve done and gives you a ranking, to encourage you to keep your computer up to date and spic and span. It’s one of those really simple tools that could become extremely valuable…

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Bookmark This! July 20, 2010 posted by

FreeSFX – free sound effects

FreeSFX is a place to visit if you need cool free sound effects for your project. Licensed under Creative Commons and available for commercial use too. You can also upload your own sounds to the library. Neat.  Are the sound effects on freeSFX.co.uk really free? The short answer is yes! All the sound effects available for download on freeSFX are uploaded by the owners of the sounds who have granted permission for them to be downloaded and used. Tags: freesfx,…

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cool tech July 19, 2010 posted by

3D View Video Camcorder – make like an Avatar producer and profit

This 3D View Video Camcorder comes with 2 lenses, a 3 megapixel sensor, 3.25 inch 3D TFT viewfinder and a special 7 inch screen 3D media player on which to view your footage without glasses. Wonderful stuff. The thing can also shoot in standard 2D if you’re not happy with eyestrain, and a 4GB SD card will grab 4 hours of footage for you to oggle. $599.95.   The camcorder’s two lenses work in unison with its 3 MP image…

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hardware July 19, 2010 posted by

HT CD100 USD Euro Detector – the ultimate dodgy note detector

The HT CD-100 USD Euro Detector is a counterfeit note detector. But it’s not one of these mamby pamby shine a light things, oh no. This puppy detects paper thickness, density, printing ink and where the note went to school before giving the all clear. Green light good, red light bad. We’re talking 100% detection rate of fake Euros and Dollars here, fruits. Rather worrying to read, therefore, that it will not detect the North Korean ‘super fake US dollar’. Hmm……

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Gadgets July 19, 2010 posted by

Laser Zero Gravity RC Car – follow the dot wall climber will amaze

This Laser Zero Gravity R/C Car zooms around floors and up walls, and even across the ceiling apparently, without a care. All you have to do is point your controller where you want it to go, and the car will follow the red laser dot. We’re not totally convinced it’s as simple as it sounds, but hey, this is marketing we’re talking about. And in marketing land, everything is easy peasy, lemon squeezy. £39.99.  A clever blowing mechanism (rather than a…

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hardware July 19, 2010 posted by

Cambrionix Series B2 USB Charger – and one box to charge them all…

The Cambrionix Series B2 USB Charger will deliver power to 32 USB devices simultaneously without breaking sweat. Each port is protected against over voltage and dodgy USB products, and it’s all done without the need for a computer. Clever.  The Professional Hub Series B2 – 32 Port USB charging Station is ideal for those customers with large scale USB charging problems. Each charging port is protected against ESD, over-voltage and over current meaning that a faulty USB device cannot damage…

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