Monthly Archives: September 2010

Awesome September 13, 2010 posted by

Musopen – recording classical music to set it free for the world

Musopen is a non-profit library of copyright free music, which is currently undergoing a fund raising drive in order to hire an orchestra to record all the major classical music works and release them to the public domain. To say this is awesome is an understatement. The project has so far raised $36,000+ and it deserves more, much more. Pass it round to everyone you know, let’s show the copyright fascists what an open arts and culture society can do. There’s 39…

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reprise September 12, 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. Bladefish – dive like a secret agent – Bladefish is a rechargeable… e-Trainer – keep your bike busy – e-Trainer is an easy-build bike… Grindstone – freeware tracks your time and makes you more efficient – Grindstone is a freeware… Math Alarm Clock for Android – wake up now (or finish the arithmetic to snooze) – This Math Alarm Clock for Android……

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Gadgets September 11, 2010 posted by

Classic Telephone Music Box – don’t speak, just listen…

This Classic Telephone Music Box is designed to make you happy. Sure you may be rendered a little sad when you try and fail to make a call, but wait a while and the music should restore your spirits. Then you remember the price you paid of $117.69 and your heart sinks. Rollercoaster.  The beautiful and unique style has been set in this music box. The perfect gift for your friend or get one for yourself to display in your home, office or…

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Gadgets September 10, 2010 posted by

Ultimate Custom Tricycle – for the tot that has everything

This has got to be the Ultimate Custom Tricycle, what with the fancy nine position handlebars, padded saddle and three point harness. The only thing missing is the Peter Pan button to stop little Tommy outgrowing the thing in 18 months. But hey, you can always use it as a nouveau planter once it’s done. $159.95 and also available in o.r.a.n.g.e.   This tricycle’s ergonomic Italian design features nine positions for the handlebar and padded saddle that keep pace with children’s changing stature…

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Gadgets September 10, 2010 posted by

Retro Slushie Maker – easy on the eyes, hard on the calories

This Retro Slushie Maker lets you craft a perfect brain freeze deep in the heart of your own kitchen. Just add ice, salt and your choice of syrup flavourings and marvel as putrid coloured liquid materializes before your very eyes. 25 minutes produces 2 litres. £49.95.  Simply fill the drum with ice, add some ordinary table salt (don’t worry – you wont taste) and then pour in your favourite juice via the easy pour spout! Slushie Maker It really is that…

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Free Software September 10, 2010 posted by

Aerofoil – freeware tweaks Windows to give more battery life

Aerofoil offers a bunch of quick and dirty settings to improve Windows battery life and also make it run better. According to some reports it can improve your battery life by up to 25%, which is pretty cool. Open source and useful.    Allowing you to manually disable Aero Glass. * Optionally managing Aero Glass user interface. * Optionally managing sound muting. * Optionally managing your chosen power plans. * Optionally managing Windows Sidebar. * Optionally showing a quick hibernate…

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Bookmark This! September 10, 2010 posted by

MegaReader – fab new ebook reader for iPhone offers 1.8 million free ebooks

MegaReader for the iPhone is an ebook reader which comes with access to over 1.8 million free ebooks for download. It’s been lovingly crafted by my good chum Patrick Thompson of QuickReader fame, and it’s a doozy of an ebook reader in all sorts of ways (especially the uber cool customisation functionality). I’m currently beseeching him to bring out an Android version, which I hope he does soon.  We’ve trekked the virtual globe to bring you the best online free book catalogs…

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Gadgets September 9, 2010 posted by

Massage Gloves – 18,000 vibrations a minute say ‘relax’…

These Massage Gloves may look like something out of a dystopian Tim Burton movie, but they’re supposed to do the business. We say supposed, because we’re not sure how relaxed we’d be with 18,000 vibrations a minute shuddering through our gentle frame. Clearly there are people made of firmer stuff than we. £125.00.  Cannot be compared to conventional hand massage devices that frequently only deliver about 4,000 impulses per minute. The fingertips of these brilliant gloves generate between 16,000 and…

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Gadgets September 9, 2010 posted by

70-200mm Metallic Mug – real men drink it, they don’t shoot it

This 70–200mm Metallic Mug says a lot about you as a drinker. Not so much about you as a photographer. Apparently you don’t have to use it as a mug either. You can throw money into it, pens, even paper clips. Carl Zeiss is spinning in his dark room right now. $22.00.  The Cheapest Lens! The Multi-purpose Mug with Double Wall – Cup, Ashtray, Money Box, Pen Holder, in a Lens design!! Tags: gadget, 70-200mm+metallic+mug, photography, novelty

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Awesome September 9, 2010 posted by

Financial Fate – the ultimate financial planning freeware

Financial Fate is one heck of a freeware financial planning program. Unlike most programs which let you enter in fairly simple stuff like income and outgoings, expenses etc, FF digs deep into your life and lets you record every miniscule item of financial activity in your family’s life out to the end of time. Or at least your time. The software delivers an intimate view of your net worth throughout your whole life, even down to displaying a massively disturbing snapshot of…

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Awesome September 9, 2010 posted by

15 Awesome Dropbox Tips – sync your files like a Genie with a lamp

These 15 Awesome Dropbox Tips are well worth reading if you’re a fan of file synching across different computers. Most people know the principles of sharing your files and folders across multiple computers, just set up a Dropbox account (this referral link gets us both an extra free 250MB of space), put your share files/folders in the Dropbox folder on your main machine, and you’ll be able to access them on any other computer you install Dropbox on, anywhere in the world. Magic….

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Bizarre September 8, 2010 posted by

Neorest 600 Toilet – specially for those whose waste is worth cherishing

Doesn’t look much does it? But this unprepossessing Neorest 600 Toilet comes with a remote control, heated seat with temperature control, remote seat opening (for those times when you’re just too lazy to bend down we guess), a catalytic ion barrier to repel ‘particles‘ and a front and rear Washlet washing system. The beast weighs 12,000 lbs and will set you back a stomach cramping $3,406.80 (a saving of $2271.20).  Seat can be automatically opened/closed by remote or by sensor operation. Seat…

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Gadgets September 8, 2010 posted by

GPS Pen – the teeny tiny GPS tracker

This GPS Pen is a tiny GPS tracker not much bigger than a thumb drive, which you can stick just about anywhere and retrieve as necessary. The thing will remember up to 94,000 locations, every 5 seconds for over 70 days. And when it’s done its sneaky little business you just pop the lid, stick it straight into your laptop and download the tracking data into Google Earth. Powered by two AAA batteries and priced at £99.00.    The GPS…

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Bookmark This! September 8, 2010 posted by

WebSwoon – the freeware website thumbnail grabber

WebSwoon is a very cool little freeware prog which grabs images of website pages and converts them into your choice of size. What makes it really great is the fact that you can load in a list of URLs and it will pop off and automatically capture grabs of all the pages and convert them, which is perfect for creating thumbnails of sites you’re writing about. It works brilliantly, although if you’re running it under Windows 7 you’ll need to make…

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