Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fun & Games December 8, 2010 posted by

Skyscraper scratching posts makes your cat look like King Kong

If you’re a cat owner, you have three choices when it comes to their pointy little claws. First, you can have your cat declawed. Second, you can buy scratching posts. Finally, your cat can use your furniture, walls, etc as scratching posts. Personally, I went for the first option, as I really don’t like my things torn up. If you’re against declawing your feline friend, then I might suggest this awesome Cats Attack! Scratching Post. Sure, it might be an…

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Skyscraper scratching posts makes your cat look like King Kong
Gadgets December 8, 2010 posted by

iProp is probably the tallest iPad stand you’ll find

I’m an iPad owner, and I have to say that it really is one of the most useful gadgets I’ve purchased in the last couple of years, save my phone. I have a fairly useful stand that does a good job of holding it upright, and allowing me to rotate between portrait and landscape modes. However, it does require a flat surface, and doesn’t have a lot of flexibility. Something like this iProp would be far more useful. The iProp…

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iProp is probably the tallest iPad stand you’ll find
software December 8, 2010 posted by

Microsoft adds Tracking Protection to Internet Explorer 9

I haven’t used Internet Explorer in many years. Well, not for anything other than downloading a better browser on a fresh Windows install. Of course those that are less tech-savvy are perfectly happy using the browser that’s given to them, and thus IE still has a very large user base. That’s why I’m always happy to see improvements made to future versions of the browser. One interesting feature that we should see in IE9 is called Tracking Protection. This will…

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Microsoft adds Tracking Protection to Internet Explorer 9
Fun & Games December 7, 2010 posted by

QRapping Paper spices up your gift wrapping

When you’re a kid and you saw presents wrapped under the tree, you agonized over what the boxes might hold. You snuck into the room when no one was looking and picked up the boxes to asses the weight and whether or not it rattled when you shook it. Well, at least that’s what I used to do. As an adult, now you can have a little more fun with your kids in this regard by using this QRapping Paper….

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QRapping Paper spices up your gift wrapping
Awesome December 7, 2010 posted by

Forget race car beds, get a starship bed!

Man, what I wouldn’t give to be a kid with rich parents right now. When I was a kid, the coolest bed you could find was one that looked like a race car. These days a company by the name of PoshTots is offering Deep Space Fighter Beds that look like space ships such as ones depicted in the Star Wars movies. This particular bed appears to be modeled after the Eta-2 interceptor that Anakin Skywalker flew at the end…

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Forget race car beds, get a starship bed!
Awesome December 7, 2010 posted by

Geek crafts his own Star Trek-like automatic door

I’m pretty sure that I speak for most geeks when I say that we’ve all thought it would be cool to have automatic doors in our house, a la Star Trek. The problem is that most of us don’t get past the dreaming stage and actually attempt to make it happen. Well here’s a guy that did in fact, craft one of his own. While there aren’t a lot of details here, we can tell you that the door itself…

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announcement December 7, 2010 posted by

Google launches eBookstore

It’s hard to remember a time when Google didn’t have their hands in almost every aspect of the technology world. The company is evolving every bit as much as the world around them. So what is the latest area that the search giant has decided to take on? eBooks. Google actually seems to be a bit behind the curve on this one, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that their new eBook store is inferior by any means. The Google eBookstore…

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Google launches eBookstore
Bizarre December 7, 2010 posted by

Cup Shitsuki looks like ramen, is actually a portable humidifier

Sometimes when you’re stuffed up from a cold, it’s nice to use a humidifier to alleviate some of that congestion. Of course, lugging one around isn’t always an option, as they can be rather bulky. So instead, why not try this portable model, which also happens to look like a cup of ramen. The small device can be powered by either a free USB port on your computer, or a regular wall adapter. Just add a bit of water, and…

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Cup Shitsuki looks like ramen, is actually a portable humidifier
Gadgets December 7, 2010 posted by

Cigarette Packet Cell Phone Jammer – shut down the blabbermouths

This Cigarette Packet Cell Phone Jammer is small, light and elegantly discreet. Just slot the unit into a handy discarded fag packet, switch it on and watch as all the mobile phones within a 10 metre radius fail to get a signal. Ahh…bliss and silence. The only sound you may hear is that of the local constabulary snicking the handcuffs on if they catch you. Priced at $46.11/£29.94.  Say hello to this the smallest, lightest and most sophisticated digital cell phone…

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Bookmark This! December 7, 2010 posted by

Free Xnas Holiday Screensaver – bring some cheer to your drab desktop today

Let’s face it, we all need a bit of cheering up at the moment, so hurry along and download this Free Xmas Holiday Screensaver. No it won’t sort out your tax issues, mother-in-law or subprime boss bother, but it may paper over the fact that your life is less than idyllic at the moment. Windows.  The free Xmas holiday screensaver features Christmas theme. Some of the characters that are included in the Xmas holiday screensaver are pets, Santa Claus and…

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cool tech December 7, 2010 posted by

NFC – get ready for the new privacy busting tech to arrive on a handset near you soon

The interesting thing about yesterday’s Google Nexus S handset announcement –  apart from the fact that for some strange reason they’ve left out a microSD memory expansion slot –  is th inclusion of NFC technology. For the uninitiated NFC, or Near Field Communication, is being touted as the Big New Thing in mobile circles. The tech basically allows you to use your phone as a wireless credit card, wallet or other identification device, simply by waving it near a compatible…

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but is it art? December 6, 2010 posted by

Nintendo NES Controller Sticker for iPhone 4

Spice up your smartphone a little with this Nintendo NES Controller Sticker for iPhone 4. Sure you can sit back and rely on the boring Cupertino design to state your case, or you can say to heck with it, slap on this retro feel modz. and stick out like the geek nerd trekkie you really are. What have you got to lose? No really! $6.00.  In commemoration of my new iPhone, we decided to spice it up a bit. Cut and printed on quality gloss…

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Awesome December 6, 2010 posted by

Game Booster 2 – ace freeware utility instantly optimizes your PC for games and video play

We were big fans of the first version of this product back in the day, and now they’ve updated it to Game Booster Version 2 – and it’s awesome. The freeware basically shuts down all unnecessary processes running on your Windows PC, to optimise memory and processor for playing games. It also works brilliantly for movie playback, which is great if you regularly plug your laptop into your TV as an ad hoc movie player . The superb thing about the new version is it also…

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general December 6, 2010 posted by

GymGym lets you exercise without leaving your chair

I’ll be the first to admit that I spend way too much time in a computer chair. That’s one of the pitfalls of doing so much work online I suppose. Okay, so maybe it has something to do with playing PC games as well. Either way, I have to push myself to get out and do physical activity or else risk getting out of shape. But what if I could exercise without leaving my chair? No, I’m not about to…

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GymGym lets you exercise without leaving your chair
Bookmark This! December 6, 2010 posted by

Freephone2phone – free long distance and international calls by listening to an ad first

This idea has been tried before, several times, but we’re still willing to believe it may one day work. Freephone2phone is offering free long distance and international phone calls in return for you listening to a short (10 to 12 second) advert at the start of your conversation. Just dial a local number, listen to the ad then dial your target number. You only get a 10 minute call for free, but that should be enough to say Happy Holidays…

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