Monthly Archives: July 2010

Gadgets July 15, 2010 posted by

EarScope G3 Ear Cleaner – wax and shine those important little places

I so want one of these EarScope G3 Ear Cleaner things. What’s not to love? You get an acrylic fiber white LED emitting probe, a 9V battery and a spoon or pick with which to scoop the nasty stuff out of your lughole. Gorgeous. And if I too can end up with a surprised but delighted smile like the lady in the marketing, then I’ll be truly content. $94.00 (smile optional).   You can do ear cleaning while seeing in the ear…An…

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Eco Friendly July 15, 2010 posted by

ECO Motor EMC3 Commuter – three wheels on my wagon…

The Eco Motor Company EMC3 Commuter is a three wheeled vehicle which will achieve 60 mpg, seat two people and features a 1000 cc engine. It will also, for some strange reason, cost you nearly $14,000 to buy, which seems a little savage considering you’re paying for one less wheel. But what do we know?  The EMC3 Commuter has a strong, nimble body with a compact, yet powerful, engine that achieves two to five times more miles per gallon than most…

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Gadgets July 15, 2010 posted by

Hug-E-Gram – show someone you care

Record a personalized greeting and send someone a Hug-E-Gram today. Because, y’know, the world isn’t cheesy enough as it is. There’s not enough tacky remote love being shipped from place to place to cover up the cracks. Three color choices and a price of $29.95. Gosh.   It shows you love someone when you cannot be there To lift the spirits of someone dear to you To help someone cope with difficult times It is a unique gift that lasts…

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Free Software July 15, 2010 posted by

NDroid – cool freeware program launcher makes Windows fly

NDroid is a cool program launcher and search tool which speeds up repetitive tasks in Windows via a hotkey and text function. Just hit the hotkey to fire up the dialogue box, enter text in the search area and the action you want (e.g. start typing movie and you’ll get movie reviews from IMDB) and hit enter and the utility will fire up the program, website or Windows function you need. It has a similar feel to my favourite Launchy, but…

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hmm..interesting July 15, 2010 posted by

The Music Industry – where lawyers=winners and artists=losers

So how does this work again? Let’s see. Between 2006 and 2008 the US record industry paid over $64 million in legal and investigative fees, and recovered a grand total of $1.3 million from file sharers. Wow, that’s an amazingly astute business model. We’re talking spending $17 million in 2008 alone, to recover $391,000 in penalties. Small wonder, then, that for every $1000 of music sold, the average musician makes just $23.40…tops. The industry clearly needs to grab as much money as…

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Gadgets July 14, 2010 posted by

SuperHeadz BlackBird Fly Camera – real camera, real film, real fun…

Who said film was dead. This SuperHeadz BlackBird Fly 35mm camera is a twin lens reflex camera which does all that stuff you remember cameras used to do. Like take photos on standard chemically treated paper. It features a top down viewfinder as well as conventional and takes the kind of cool retro shots that will get you into arts school quicker than you can say Andy Warhol is a muppet. More here. Priced at $129.99.  The Blackbird, fly is a twin-lens…

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Gadgets July 14, 2010 posted by

NeuroSky MindSet – thought control headset interprets your mind

The NeuroSky MindSet is a brainwave sensing headset which uses a ‘medical grade’ probe to capture brain patterns and translate them into stuff you can do with a computer. What kind of things? Well, like visualize on screen how your brain reacts to the music you hear, games (mostly of the move stuff around genre), puzzles and even a maths trainer. You can also create your own fun projects with the included Developer Tools. Sounds interesting. $199.00. The MindSet senses your focus and…

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Gadgets July 14, 2010 posted by

LetCool 350JP Games Console – the olde schoole games machine

It’s clear that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, so why are we seeing so many handheld consoles which can play all those old 8 bit games with awful graphics and sounds? Weird. Anyway here’s the LetCool 350JP game console, which has a 3.5 inch screen, 4GB of memory plus an SD slot, can play NES, SNES, Sega, GameBoy, MP3 audio and AVI video, all in the same box. Apparently you can grab some games from 70Game if you want. Priced at $75.95. Remember…

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Gadgets July 14, 2010 posted by

Self Defense Ballpoint Pen – with glow in the dark top

This Self Defense Ballpoint Pen has a ‘glow in the dark‘ pen top, a pocket clip and can inflict damage on attackers as well as write beautiful sonnets to your loved one. Stainless steel shaft, you see. Good luck finding refills in your local Walmart though, eh? $11.66. Tom Anderson Design ·Textured stainless steel shaft ·Glow in the dark pen top ·Pocket clip ·5-1/2″ overall Tags: gadget, self+defense+ballpoint+pen, security

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Gadgets July 14, 2010 posted by

Lawn Stryper – give your grass the cricket pitch look every time

Lawn Stryper is a mower add-on which gives you a lawn stripe effect just like the professionals get on their golf fairways and sports grounds. Apparently it uses sand, which is quite interesting, no? Anyhoo, if stripey grass is your thing, then $79.98 will make you the envy of your neighbours no question. Pattern your lawn just like the professionals at golf courses and major league ballparks! Easy-to-do and maintain, the Lawn Stryper? is a great way to achieve that perfect, patterned lawn…

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Bookmark This! July 14, 2010 posted by

SD Explorer – freeware lets you manage 25 GB of free Windows Live space

I only just –  d’oh –  realised that Microsoft is giving away 25 GB of free storage space called SkyDrive on any Live! account, so if you’ve got a Hotmail account lying around, go grab it. You’ll find it under the More… menu at the top of the screen. SD Explorer takes this very generous offer and turns it into something truly useful. The freeware basically gives you full access to your SkyDrive folders as if they were local, by integrating with Windows Explorer on your…

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Awesome July 14, 2010 posted by

Old Spice – probably the greatest viral internet campaign ever

You know I don’t usually like adding to the noise, but this new Old Spice viral ad and marketing campaign is just too delicious to miss. The whole thing revolves around ex NFL pro footballer Isaiah Mustafa and a team of comedy writers who are amazing. I won’t say any more except to mention that taking the ad and making it into a Twitter response medium is nothing short of brilliant. I wonder if it had anything to do with…

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Awesome July 14, 2010 posted by

Miro Community – free and easy way to make a video website

The new Miro Community service is a very cool way to create a free and easy video focused website. Creating a new site involves nothing more than signing up and selecting one or more videos to add to the site. You can add videos from any number of sources, including YouTube of course, as well as from an embed code, RSS feeds or a direct link to a video you’ve found on the Web. This means you can aggregate favourite videos from…

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Gadgets July 13, 2010 posted by

Zenith ZEP100 EZ Hang Up – telemarketers begone

The Zenith ZEP100 EZ Hang Up connects to a phone jack. If a telemarketer call comes in, you just press the button and the unit will play a recorded message twice and then hang up. There’s also an automated caller-ID mode too which disconnects the line with no user intervention. Useful. $24.95.  Zenith EZ Hang Up is a telephone accessory that permits the user to hang up on an unwanted sales call. The device will give a short message stating your request…

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