Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bookmark This! October 20, 2010 posted by

Online Dice Roller – useful tool for board gamers

The Online Dice Roller is a simple but effective application which delivers random results from throwing a virtual set of dice. Just choose the number of bones you want, and hit the Roll button. Sure, it won’t change the world out of all recognition, but it may help you play a boardgame if you’ve lost the dice in the attic somewhere. Or you simply need a random number generator.  Dice Roller –  Online dice roller for many variations of board games Tags: online+dice+roller,…

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Gadgets October 19, 2010 posted by

24 Port USB Hub – for your l337 display of accessorized geekery

So, we’ve seen compact USB hubs and we’ve seen capacious ones, but this is the first time we’ve come across a compact model with this many holes. The 24 Port USB Hub manages to cram a lot of port-ness into an impressively sized form factor. Round is best, we say. If you’re using it fully populated we suggest you grab power from a wall socket not the computer, but it does feature current protection for each port, which is cool. Priced at…

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Fun & Games October 19, 2010 posted by

Cyborg Wrist Rocket – better than a watch and with twice the range

Strap the Cyborg Wrist Rocket to your wrist and you will own the halls of power. Anyone venturing near your cubicle will indeed feel the wrath of arm as you let lose with some devastating…ahem…foam rockets. Indeed. $12.00.  Shoot rockets up to 30 feet away from the comfort of your wrist. Let the cyborg revolution begin!These air-powered rockets do not require any batteries for high flying launches. It includes two soft, safe foam rockets prepared for office warfare. Tags: gadget,…

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Gadgets October 19, 2010 posted by

Siren Padlock Alarm – lock it and listen

This Siren Padlock Alarm not only secures your precious chattels, but also shrieks in uncontrollable rage if someone tries to gain access without a key. Whether 110 decibels for 10 seconds will be enough to rouse the populace to your aid is another matter, but at least it tried. $24.95.  Here’s simple and effective security that lets you (and the neighborhood) know when anybody’s messing around your buildings or valuables. When the lock is disturbed, an alarm sounds at 110db for…

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Gadgets October 19, 2010 posted by

Retro TV Photo Frame – keychain nostalgia shows off your loved ones

This Retro TV Photo Frame lives on your keychain and affords you no excuse for not keeping happy snaps near to your hand and heart. It connects to either Mac or PC via the USB port and also contains a clock so you can see how late it’s getting at the office. Family friendly gadgetry. £15.00.  Pictures of loved ones and favourite moments captured on camera can be downloaded onto this Retro TV keyring. A novel way for snapshots to…

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Bookmark This! October 19, 2010 posted by

Address Book Recovery – freeware helps you recover lost email address book

Lost your Windows email address book because of a crash or other corruption? Then you might find Address Book Recovery useful. This freeware program hunts around on your hard disk for any fragments or corrupted parts of your email address book and attempts a repair.  DiskInternals Address Book Recovery will help you rescue the corrupt address book by carefully recovering contacts one by one and exporting them into a fresh WAB file or a set of vCards in VCF format….

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Bookmark This! October 19, 2010 posted by

Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator – cool free tool for sprucing up your website

The free online Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator is a neat little tool for web designers which helps create slick looking gradients for groovy web sites. It’s based around the very latest web technologies, so you’ll need the latest version of the web browsers to use it. Nice.  You’ll need a recent version of Firefox, Chrome or Safari to use this Gradient Generator. The resulting CSS gradients are cross-browser – they will work in these browsers and will also fall back to…

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Gadgets October 18, 2010 posted by

Deni Rapid Rotisserie – spit and polished chicken

The Deni Rapid Rotisserie will cook a whole chicken in just 30 minutes. More to the point, it’ll be golden brown and crispy crunchy and all that. Also handles more exotic fare such as kebabs and comes with one of those digital control panels that definitely demands face time with the manual. $129.95.  This is the rotisserie that cooks food 20% faster than a conventional oven, ensuring moistness. The rotisserie has four heating elements–one integrated into the rotisserie spit and three on…

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Gadgets October 18, 2010 posted by

Scholastic Text Messengers – little gizmos lets them get texting thumbs for free

These Scholastic Text Messengers can network with up to 24 other units, and provide text message functionality without all that messy payment stuff. Like a walkie talkie for text, but with a max range of just 600 feet. Perfect for the playground only perhaps? The other limitation is the fact that each message can only be 40 characters long, but in these Twitter filled days, that’s probably quite enough. $16.99.    Create a network of up to 24 friends and…

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Gadgets October 18, 2010 posted by

Clockman Talking Clock – wake up to an annoying voice and face

The Clockman Talking Clock not only chats to you, but also makes faces depending on events. Each colour (there are four) has a distinct personality, from polite to comical. Unfortunately it’s all in Japanese, but at least the faces are universal. $61.00.    Clockman is the alarm clock that will definitely get you out of bed. He wakes you up with an assortment of remarks (all in Japanese) designed to get you up and about, but with a smile on your…

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Gadgets October 18, 2010 posted by

Rechargeable Heated Jacket – keeping the chilly at bay

This Rechargeable Heated Jacket features ‘ultra-thin nano wire fibres woven into the fabric, powered by a 2200mAh Lithium Ion battery pack. Switch it on and you’ll feel toasty warm even in the bitter snow, so you can smile smugly at everyone else suffering. $185.00.  That’s why our heated apparel is used by mushers in the Iditarod, and by several NFL head coaches on the sidelines. Ultra-thin Nan-o-Wire stainless steel fibers are woven into flexible heating panels so thin and pliable you won’t even know they’re…

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Bookmark This! October 18, 2010 posted by

JQuery Lightbox – freeware creates cool online photo galleries

JQuery Lightbox is a freeware program designed to let you make nice custom online photo galleries and web albums. Sure you can use Flickr or Picassa or any of the free consumer services to do similar, but if you want fine grained and total control over the result, then this is a good option to try. You will need to understand web server tech to make this work though, so unless you’re comfortable with FTP and inserting Javascript into HTML pages,…

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Bookmark This! October 18, 2010 posted by

18 Social Network Alternatives to Ning and Facebook

This list of 18 Alternatives to Ning and Facebook, offers up a selection of jolly worthy social networking sites which each provide a decent feature set and yet will probably shamble along in the shadow of the great one until such time as the Facebook starts to atrophy from old age. Still it’s worth a look if only to check out what other cool things you can do with a group of people online. And now that Facebook has introduced…

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reprise October 17, 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. Astrolabe Watch – astronomical instrument gets a modern update – This Astrolabe Watch is based on… JetCat P-120 Jet Turbine – the DIY solution for when thrust is a priority – There will be times in your life… Free Audio Extractor – freeware lets you grab audio from your fave videos – Free Audio Extractor is a freeware… Tooth Regeneration Gel –…

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Gadgets October 16, 2010 posted by

Grimacing Mouth Phone – use it wisely or regret

This Grimacing Mouth Phone is all kinds of bleugh! Talk to the tongue, cause the face ain’t listenin’? Nope, doesn’t do it for us. Could have been worse I suppose. $22.00.  Wanna have a funny phone that is always grimacing to you? Pick up its tongue and you can speaker to your friends and family. Novelty designed and is a decorative gift!! Tags: gadget, grimacing+mouth+phone

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