Monthly Archives: December 2010

Recommended December 6, 2010 posted by

Click ‘n Cook saves space in your kitchen

If you were to go into your kitchen and fetch a spatula, how many would you have to choose from? Somehow over the last few years I’ve managed to acquire five or six of them. They tend to take up a bit of space in the drawer beside my sink, but since they get used, I don’t feel like getting rid of any. Well here is a neat kitchen set that might clear up some drawer space. This Click ‘n…

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Click ‘n Cook saves space in your kitchen
Eco Friendly December 6, 2010 posted by

iFan concept aims to keep your phone recharged using wind power

The great thing about smartphones is that they can do so much to enhance our daily lives. Everything from finding directions to that new restaurant you want to try, to providing the entire web at your fingertips. Unfortunately such features come at a price, namely by way of a short battery life. The iPhone is especially notorious for having a rather poor battery life. That’s why one person decided to take matters into his own hand, and come up with…

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iFan concept aims to keep your phone recharged using wind power
Bizarre December 6, 2010 posted by

Pentax unleashes a special edition robot DSLR

How many times have you been out shooting with your fancy DSLR and thought to yourself “this camera just doesn’t attract enough attention.”? A very common problem, right? Thankfully there are a few solutions out there. First, you can get yourself a gigantic telephoto lens. If you’ve got a lens that’s over a foot long, someone is bound to take notice. Your other option is to just scrap your camera altogether and pick up this Pentax K-r DSLR, which is…

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Pentax unleashes a special edition robot DSLR
reprise December 5, 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. NotifyWire – freeware makes Craigslist easier – NotifyWire is a… Chromaroma – turning the boring commute into a fun game – Those crazy Brits are at it again…. Cassette MP3 Player lets you rock out 80’s style – It’s pretty safe to say that the… Meatball Grill Basket – cook your meatballs the grill pro way – Who doesn’t love a good…

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Gadgets December 4, 2010 posted by

John’s Gold Phone Bar – the simplest bling phone in the world

John’s Gold Phone Bar is a quadband mobile phone. And not just a mobile phone, but ‘the simplest’ cell phone ever. We’re talking no camera, one ringtone, no texting, no silly touchscreen, and certainly no apps. Of any kind! Just slot in your SIM card and make phone calls. Then hang up. That’s it. No wait…it does also come with an address book and pen attached to the rear panel. How terribly amusing. Priced at €99.95.  John’s Phone Bar is the world’s…

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Bizarre December 3, 2010 posted by

Turn Google Translate into a virtual beatboxer

Google is a company that seems to make everything. No longer limited to simply assisting you in searching the web, the do everything from delivering email to changing the way you interact with your phone. One of their lesser-known tools is a virtual beatboxer. Okay, so it’s not an “official” tool, but it works, and it’s hilarious. What you need to do is head over to Google Translate and make sure that you’re going from German to German. Now add…

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Turn Google Translate into a virtual beatboxer
Gadgets December 3, 2010 posted by

Portable Door Lock keeps everyone out of your room

Have you ever stayed at a hotel that you didn’t exactly feel comfortable in? There’s nothing quite like trying to get a good night’s sleep when you inadvertently booked your room in the wrong part of town. Sure, you could try to find a different place to stay, but it might just be more of a hassle than it’s worth. Instead, you could put an extra lock on the door, just to be safe. This Portable Door Lock isn’t just…

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Portable Door Lock keeps everyone out of your room
Bizarre December 3, 2010 posted by

Beat Poet Concrete Rings make a fashion statement

Think back to all of the jewelry you’ve owned over the years. What base materials were they made out of? If I had to guess, sterling silver, gold, and silver probably rank pretty high on the list for most of you. I’d even go so far as to assume that none of you listed concrete. I can’t imagine many people in the world who would want to wear a piece of concrete around every day. They do exist though, these…

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Beat Poet Concrete Rings make a fashion statement
hmm..interesting December 3, 2010 posted by

GloveTips let you use your iPhone while still wearing gloves

If you’re an iPhone user (or have any phone with a touchscreen) you’re probably not enjoying this time of year. The cold weather doesn’t harm the phone any, but it does make you want to put on a pair of gloves to keep your digits warm. Unfortunately capacitive touchscreens require a little bit of human contact in order to register input. Of course you can always get around this, if you know what you’re doing and have the right materials….

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GloveTips let you use your iPhone while still wearing gloves
general December 3, 2010 posted by

TRON helmet won’t make you as cool as TRON Guy

Lets say that you’ve just purchased yourself a brand new motorcycle (or a scooter, if that’s your thing). As uncool as helmets tend to be, you’ll probably want to pick  one up so that your might actually survive in the event of a wreck. So what do you pick, a plain neutral color so as to not stand out? Or perhaps something flashy so that you turn heads. If the latter is more to your taste, then you might just…

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TRON helmet won’t make you as cool as TRON Guy
Gadgets December 3, 2010 posted by

ECOS Anti-EMR Shielding Paint – protect yourself from harmful radiation without the tin-foil

This ECOS Anti-EMR Shielding Paint gives up to 98% shielding against ELF/VLF/EMR radiations (sic) and is designed to be permanent. Just paint it on and then cover over with a decorative finish or wallpaper. The makers say that you should ideally paint the walls, floors and ceilings with the stuff, and a 5L tin should be enough for a medium sized room. A single tin costs £59.59, but remember it will probably wreck your indoor TV aerial reception too.  Independently tested by…

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Bizarre December 3, 2010 posted by

Away in a Manger – GPS trackers and the saga of the disappearing nativity scenes

Apparently every year around this time there’s a deluge of reports of nativity scenes which have been vandalised in towns and cities all over the USA. This year, security company BrickHouse is again doing their civic duty –  along with a smart bit of marketing –  by supplying free GPS trackers to ‘churches and communities’ across the nation to help prevent theft and vandalism of these symbolic scenes. Quite why so many manger scenes are disrupted in this way is a mystery, but hopefully…

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Bookmark This! December 3, 2010 posted by

Just Buy This One – new service cuts the hassle out of shopping around

Just Buy This One is a new service which takes all the fun hassle out of online shopping by recommending a single item in various categories. What makes it special is it’s based on 1.6 million user reviews culled from web giant reevoo.com. Which says to me that their suggestions are backed up by genuine user satisfaction rather than marketing puff. If you’re a manufacturer, this is either awesome or terrifying news.   Millions of products. Thousands of shops. Too much choice. Why not…

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cool tech December 2, 2010 posted by

LightBoard turns your iPad into a children’s drawing toy

The iPad is a device of many uses. It can be an ebook reader, a netbook, a portable entertainment device, you name it. With so many uses, it’s not surprising that it would attract the attention of children, as well as adults. Of course, when you’re talking about a $500+ piece of technology, one might be hesitant to put it in the hands of a child. That’s why the people at Griffin developed the LightBoard. The Lightboard is a combination…

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LightBoard turns your iPad into a children’s drawing toy
Bizarre December 2, 2010 posted by

Buy your own life-size space shuttle replica

How many of you wanted to grow up to be an astronaut? Something tells me that not many of you have actually managed to make it into outer space. Unfortunately the life of an astronaut seems to lose its appeal when you realize that you won’t spend the majority of your time exploring new worlds or jumping around in the moon’s lax gravity. That’s alright though, you can still pretend to be one. No, I don’t mean that you should…

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Buy your own life-size space shuttle replica