Monthly Archives: December 2010

Awesome December 13, 2010 posted by

Cthulhu Tree Topper is adorably evil

It’s probably a little late to start decorating your Christmas tree, but I’m sure there are a few procrastinators out there. If you fall into that category and are still looking for a tree topper, then I might have the perfect one for you, especially if you’re an H. P. Lovecraft fan. Behold the Cthulhu Christmas Tree Topper, and tremble before its might! This topper was lovingly hand-crafted from 100% merino wool, which was both needle-felted and wet-felted to produce…

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Cthulhu Tree Topper is adorably evil
Gadgets December 13, 2010 posted by

iPhone Screen Enlarger – your phone, as a laptop…

This iPhone Screen Enlarger takes your itty bitty iPhone display and blows it up to a netbook busting 7 inches in size. It’s also a standard dock, which means you get twin speakers, headphone port and an internal rechargeable battery for portable use. It’s everything you need to make your phone very pocket unfriendly. Wonderful! $199.95.   An iPhone or iPod touch docks into the case, providing you access to all its commands while watching a video. Providing 400:1 contrast for…

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Bookmark This! December 13, 2010 posted by

Checkbook Ease – super simple freeware helps you budget life safely

One of the things to love about this Checkbook Ease freeware budgeting program, apart from the gorgeous gold colour, is the super simple easy peasy user interface. Forget about complicated ledger screens and the like, just add your payment and receipt transactions into the box, throw in a category and comment to help track it later, and you’re done. The program will then do all the rest and keep you safely from breaking the bank…you hope. Maybe those government financial geniuses and economists…

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How to Speed up Your Old Sluggish Android Phone

How to Speed up Your Old or Sluggish Android Device is worth reading. For me the two best things were rooting and deleting as many unwanted applications as possible (I use the free and excellent Titanium Backup). A lot of Android phones nowadays ship with a load of useless apps which you can easily remove, freeing up memory and making for a nice speed boost. Before you do anything though, do make sure to check with the online forums which apps…

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reprise December 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. License Crawler – cool freeware scans for and locates your software licenses automatically – License Crawler is a very… Habbycam SD Camera Brace – a great holiday gift for your favorite filmmaker – With more people delving into… Burnside Easy Answer Phone – GSM cell phone masquerades as a standard desk phone – This Burnside Easy Answer Phone is… DIY kit converts iPhone…

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Gadgets December 11, 2010 posted by

Ion Twin Video Camera – record the action and your reaction simultaneously

This Ion Twin Video Camera features, you’ve guessed it, two lenses and two microphones, artfully arranged so you can record the action in front of you, while at the same time capturing your reaction to the event. Sound scary? Agreed. This is obviously great for happy gatherings like little Tommy’s birthday, but what about those dodgy moments when Gran falls into the Christmas trifle bowl? Yeeeew. Priced at £129.00.  Not only does it have two camera lenses (one on each side,…

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heh heh! December 10, 2010 posted by

Pi Pizza Cutter is horribly punny

If you love pizza and bad puns, then have I got something for you. It’s a pizza cutter that’s in the shape of pi. Get it? You’re cutting a pie with pi! I told you it was a bad pun. Coming in one of three colors, your Pi Pizza Cutter features a pair of stainless steel blades that ensure your pizza is cut thoroughly on the first pass. I will have to say tha the blades don’t quite look big…

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Pi Pizza Cutter is horribly punny
Gadgets December 10, 2010 posted by

Phonekerchief – show you love them by blocking your phone signal

The Phonekerchief is a fascinating idea. Made of signal blocking material, you just pop your handset into the thing when you want to ensure some ‘quality time’ with your loved one. It’s a commitment statement laid out for all to see on your restaurant table. Or you could just switch the phone off. Your call. Arf! $15.00. [Thanks Adam].  Send the right signal by giving dinner partners your undivided attention with this innovative, service-blocking hanky made with silver fibers that…

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Zuupy – give your small web shop some Groupon sales smarts

Groupon has become a billion dollar enterprise by offering unbeatable deals on everything from hairdressing to cars. But what about small online stores which can’t make use of the massive Groupon buying power? Fear not, because Zuupy is here to save the day. Now you can add a crowd buying coupon service to your little store just by signing up to this new service and adding a tiny bit of code to your site. You can then create a bargain coupon…

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hmm..interesting December 10, 2010 posted by

Apple begins rolling out 90-second song previews in iTunes

If you’re a frequent iTunes shopper, you’re no doubt familiar with the 30-second previews that you’re given for each song. 30 seconds is usually enough time to make up your mind about a track, but not always. Thankfully Apple has decided to roll out 90-second previews on certain songs which are over 2:30 in length. It might not be the most revolutionary change to the service, but still interesting to note since it seems to be the first music service…

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Apple begins rolling out 90-second song previews in iTunes
hmm..interesting December 10, 2010 posted by

Bulletproof Clipboards protect your documents from projectiles

The Boyscouts have it right with their motto “always be prepared.” Of course, just how many things can one person be prepared for? Well if you’re someone that works in an office, you can keep yourself ready for a shootout simply by having the right office supplies around. Which office supplies? Just one, a Bulletproof Clipboard. A company by the name of Ballistic Systems  specializes in clipboards that can take a bullet. Obviously aimed at law enforcement officials, the boards…

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Bulletproof Clipboards protect your documents from projectiles
Bizarre December 10, 2010 posted by

Hand Paper Shredder lets you shred your documents by hand

I’ve never had the need for a paper shredder, though I can understand why some people might. If you have sensitive paperwork that you need to dispose of, you might not want to leave it in tact for others to find in the trash. I suppose I just don’t have a lot of sensitive information to throw away, as I get most important documents online. So what does one do if they only need to destroy a few pieces of…

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Hand Paper Shredder lets you shred your documents by hand
but is it art? December 10, 2010 posted by

Adidas hurts my eyes with these Star Wars Top Ten Low Droid Shoes

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a huge Star Wars nut. I’ve got posters, LEGO sets and a lightsaber, of course. However, there are some branded items that I just couldn’t ever bring myself to buy. Take these Top Ten Low Droid Shoes from Adidas, they look hideous. I get that they were going for a mash-up of C-3PO and R2-D2, but I don’t understand why. Maybe it’s my poor fashion sense, but having half of a shoe…

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Adidas hurts my eyes with these Star Wars Top Ten Low Droid Shoes
Awesome December 10, 2010 posted by

Get your caffeine kick with Perky Jerky

In this day and age, it’s hard not to feel like you’re working all the time. Be it school, a job, or personal projects, it seems like there is always something to be done. So how do you make it through the day? Personally, I rely heavily on large doses of Mountain Dew throughout the day. Maybe you rely on beef jerky. Well, not just any jerky, Perky Jerky. Apparently someone out there discovered that they could craft some excellent…

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Get your caffeine kick with Perky Jerky
Awesome December 9, 2010 posted by

Turn your old satellite dish into Captain America’s shield

Do you have an old satellite dish lying around that you just don’t know what to do with? If it’s not pulling down a TV signal, the device is pretty much useless, right? Perhaps not. With a little hard work and elbow grease, it could be the perfect patriotic crime fighting weapon. That’s right, I’m talking about Captain America’s shield! If you think about it, the old dish is the perfect shape and size. That’s what made one Instructables user…

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Turn your old satellite dish into Captain America’s shield