Monthly Archives: September 2010

Gadgets September 17, 2010 posted by

BackTrack GPS Homing Device – better than breadcrumbs and impervious to badgers

The BackTrack GPS Homing Device is designed to help ditzy people retrace their steps using nothing more sophisticated than the power of a 60 billion dollar satellite system lurking in space. It’s super simple to operate. Just click the button when you leave your car, and it will guide you back there after you leave your Burger King meetup. What did we do before we had all this tech at our disposal? Oh yeah, we got lost. Giggle. $79.95.   Simply…

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Gadgets September 17, 2010 posted by

Mi-Sport Waterproof Bluetooth Headset – integrated MP3 player says sucks to you, aqua…

This Mi-Sports Wireless Bluetooth Headset comes with its own integrated MP3 player, voice powered navigation, 4GB of memory and around nine hours of playtime from a charge. The thing is swimming proof (complete with special ear plugs) and multi-lingual. Unfortunately they are so sophisticated there’s no price allocated to them yet, which is a little disconcerting.  The wireless headphones are also a fully waterproof A2DP bluetooth stereo headset [a non bluetooth version is also available with simply the voice navigation…

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Gadgets September 17, 2010 posted by

Boil Buoy – gizmo lets you know when your water has boiled

The Boil Buoy sits in your pot and chimes when the water is boiling. What more is there to say? Really? Priced at $9.99.  Always know when your water has come to a boil with Boil Buoy! Just place Boil Buoy in your pot of water, turn up the heat, and wait for the ringing chime to let you know your water’s ready to go. Boil Buoy features: – Stainless steel chime, with enclosed foam core for buoyancy – Weighted…

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Gadgets September 17, 2010 posted by

Brasso GadgetCare – keep your valuables happy

This new Brasso GadgetCare product comes from the same stable that gave the world that funny brass polishing stuff in the 50’s. We’re talking vintage tech makeover time here, folks. This new liquid cleans, shines, anti-statics (is that a word?) and silicones your gadgets until they’re shiny enough to mislay in a taxi. Look, even granny’s pleased. Awesome. Anti-Static Technology. Leaves an invisible anti-static layer after cleaning that repels dust particles from your gadgets. Tags: gadget, brasso+gadgetcare

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cool tech September 17, 2010 posted by

Samsung Galaxy Tab – first impressions

Had a quick play around with a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet computer yesterday evening, courtesy of the good folk at 3 UK. And? Well it has a nice feel to it. Solidly built. Great capacitive screen, very responsive, Android 2.2 is fast, and the screen is high enough resolution to make things like browsing and GPS maps a pleasure.   The 3G data worked extremely well, snappy and the ebook reader worked a treat. Add in multitouch zoom, twin cameras (1…

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Bookmark This! September 17, 2010 posted by

Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier – freeware recovers files from broken CD/DVDs

Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier is an improbably named freeware program which promises to retrieve data from broken CDs or DVDs. Got an old CD with a scratch, or just an old disk which has eroded due to sunlight or exposure to a harsh environment (we’re looking at you, crowded desk)? All you need to do is run up the program and select how thorough you want the retrieval to be. The more thorough, the longer it will take of course. Available…

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Bookmark This! September 17, 2010 posted by

Primal Pages – instant populated web pages, just for you

Primal Pages takes website creation one step further by providing one click fully populated page creation. Yep, all you’ve got to do is think of a topic, enter it in the box and the system will create a full –  and we mean full –  page complete with data on your chosen topic. The data is culled from around the Web, and includes the usual stuff from Wikipedia and search engines alongside more specialised sources such as Amazon and Yahoo!…

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cool tech September 16, 2010 posted by

Water Powered Wrist Watch – the timepiece with an infinite fuel supply

I’ve seen water powered clocks and calculators but never a Water Powered Wrist Watch before. Just drop in some H20 and the thing will stay powered up for some 5 days. Complete with calednar and stopwatch. Around $58.00 in Danish stuff.  Strap on this designer wrist watch, that is entirely powered by water … or more precisely, entirely powered by water in its function as an electrolyte between the copper and magnesium, that is mounted inside the watchs tiny water tank….

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Gadgets September 16, 2010 posted by

Book Seat – the beanbag for your book, makes life comfy

This Book Seat is a simple idea, just a beanbag on which you prop your book when you’re reading. Saves you from hand cramps, neck cramps or whatever. There’s lots of other ways of doing this of course, but few that would satisfy a horse. $39.95.  The Book Seat is a unique Australian design that will mould and shape to sit at any angle on any surface. Polystyrene beans inside allow it to snuggle into any position, making reading in…

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Gadgets September 16, 2010 posted by

Belly Armor – protect your unborn child against EMF radiation

Belly Armor is a range of products which utilize a material called RadiaShield to keep electromagnetic radiation away from your foetus. You can buy a blanket, a T-shirt or a discreet under clothing sheath (coming soon) which apparently stop 99.9% of radiation from penetrating into the body. The blanket prices start at $69.00 and come in a range of colours and style.  The highest quality baby-soft cotton together with the reliable protection of RadiaShield fabric make this blanket a convenient and unobtrusive…

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Bookmark This! September 16, 2010 posted by

GooReader – read free books and magazines from Google Books

GooReader is a free Windows program which lets you access the massive collection of free books and magazines available on Google Books. Not only does it make it easy to search for and read these titles, but you can also convert them to PDF format for offline reading as required. For quick searching, it’s probably better to use the Google Books service directly, but if you’re into a more leisurely read then this might suit, especially since this program lets you…

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Awesome September 16, 2010 posted by

Lastwear – world’s first open source clothing company

Lastwear is a revolution in clothing manufacture. For one thing the company licenses all its creative materials under a Creative Commons license, but now –  following a successful Kickstarter campaign –  they are going to release all their production patterns for download so anyone can sew their own versions of the garments. Wild!   Not only that, but they’re also practising a transparent business, by putting their sales, production and business information online for anyone to see. This effectively means that anyone could…

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cool tech September 16, 2010 posted by

DELL Inspiron Duo hybrid tablet netbook computer – have it all ways

The info trickling out about the new DELL Inspiron Duo tablet/netbook hybrid looks rather interesting. Windows 7 powered, dual core Atom processor (i.e. fast) and a very clever swivelling 10.1 inch screen. Despite our continued meh-ness about tablet computing for serious work, we’re thinking this could offer the best of both worlds, especially if the battery life is good and the performance matches. Check out the video.   Tags: tablet, netbook, windows, dell+inspiron+duo

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Gadgets September 15, 2010 posted by

Heated Portable Chair – hard core tech for comfy lovers

This snazzy looking Heated Portable Chair can keep your derriere at a nicely sizzling 120 –  140 degrees F, no matter what the environment. Perfect for those early morning fishing trips, when the river bank is just a little…ahem…fresh. Be the envy of your patch of grass for $119.95.  The built-in rechargeable battery powers the heating elements for up to four hours on the lowest setting and up to 2 1/2 hours on high. A tray with an integrated cup…

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Gadgets September 15, 2010 posted by

BBQ Gas Bottle Gauge – don’t just guess, weigh your gas limit

Everyone knows it’s impossible to tell how much gas is left in your bottle. But maybe now you can get a pretty good approximation? Just hook up this BBQ Gas Bottle Gauge to the canister and weigh the thing. The scale will then indicate how much gas you’ve got left in the can. Useful little tool methinks. £21.67.  Firstly you “Hook” the hook under the hand grip on your 8.5-9 kilo gas cylinder, so far so good. Then without having…

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