Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fun & Games January 17, 2011 posted by

Soundwagon plays your records by driving on them

Do you still have a collection of old vinyl records lying about? If you’re not necessarily an audiophile, you might not actually keep a bulky record player around anymore. However, if you still want to be able to dust off a record or two and play it now and then, here is an interesting way to do so, without taking up much space. Generally speaking, to play a record, you need to spin it at a very specific speed, and…

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Soundwagon plays your records by driving on them
Bizarre January 17, 2011 posted by

Post on Twitter using Morse code

There are very few ways in which Twitter can be made more available to us. We already have it programmed into our phones, on our computer, and we have our friends tweet for us if we don’t have our own tech around. There are some of us though, who want to go back to the way things were. A simpler, yet much more difficult time that had Morse code dots and dashes to get letters out bit by bit instead…

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Post on Twitter using Morse code
Fun & Games January 17, 2011 posted by

Hot Wheels Video Racer lets you record the racing action

When you were younger, what kind of toy car do you automatically remember playing with? It’s safe to say that most of your are thinking Hot Wheels. Though they were plenty of fun to play with in the past, Mattel was searching for a new interesting way to play with cars, and thought, “why not let people see what it’d be like to be on the track?” Thus came about the Video Racer, which has a built in camera, and…

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Hot Wheels Video Racer lets you record the racing action
Fun & Games January 17, 2011 posted by

Skeleton Key Flash Drives

With all the designs that are out there, it’s becoming important to carry around a USB that says something about you, especially because they are exceptional conversation pieces. For those of you out there that are more retro-chic in style, you may want to check out this Skeleton Key Flash Drive that actually resembles an old-fashioned key. They come in pink, black, and white, and have a 2GB capacity. I can already spot some really obnoxiously cute “key to my…

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Skeleton Key Flash Drives
Eco Friendly January 17, 2011 posted by

Sinclair X-1 Electric Vehicle – ooh look, Sir Clive’s back with some more tomfoolery…

Veterans of the tech scene will no doubt remember dear old Uncle – aka Sir –  Clive Sinclair’s first foray into sustainable transport with the much ridiculed C5 product back in 1985. Well he’s back again, 26 years later, and things haven’t moved on an awful lot, it seems. His new product, due out in July or thereabouts, is the Sinclair X-1 Electric Vehicle, a 30 kg recumbent electric bicycle with 16 inch wheels, a 10 mile range and the styling smarts…

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Bookmark This! January 17, 2011 posted by

The Data Recovery Freeware List – 200+ resources for retrieving your lost data

This Data Recovery Freeware List is a listing of over 200 freeware and DIY tips on restoring corrupted or lost computer data. The user interface is rather jumbled, but if you do a search, or use the left hand site map sidebar you should be able to find what you’re looking for fairly easily. Topics range from mainstream product data loss such as restoring MS word and Outlook information to more esoteric hardware issues such as a failing hard drive….

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Bookmark This! January 17, 2011 posted by

Tiny Letter – cool free instant email newsletter service

TinyLetter is a cool new free online service which lets you set up your very own email newsletter in about a minute and a half. The interface is scrumptiously utilitarian, with no fluff in sight. Just sign up, and start creating. Oh you’ll need to add some subscribers of course, but friends and family are a good start, eh? Your design options are limited, there’s no glam stuff like analytics included (yet, but we’re sure a premium fee based version will…

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reprise January 16, 2011 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. Mimobot Batman Flash Drives – If you collect all things Batman,… SleepPhones – headphone pajamas for your ears – SleepPhones are audio headphones… Bravofiles – 200+ Windows and other O/S drivers for free download – Bravofiles is a nicely indexed… PT40 Tuner is rechargeable, uses vibrations for tuning – I’ve been trying to learn to play… Get a year of Amazon Prime…

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Gadgets January 15, 2011 posted by

Fridge Ionizer & Ozonator – keeping things fresh and real in the dark box

This Fridge Ionizer & Ozonator hums away quietly in your refrigerator killing all those nasty little bugs which degrade your foodstuffs. The result should be longer lasting produce and a happier, healthier family. Right? It’s battery powered and small enough to sit on a door shelf doing its duty. You’ll need to buy four for $49.15 to get them shipped, so gather up some friends.  This unit quietly generates ions and ozone to counteract mold, mildew and bacterial growth for better…

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Bizarre January 14, 2011 posted by

ScentScape brings smells to your movies

Have you ever gone to a movie and wanted to feel like you were really there? As if all the smells and sounds were real? This year at CES, ScentSciences released a bread loaf sized product that appeals to your nose…of all things. Movies that have been created with their ScentEditor software can make you smell all the smells that you would imagine to be on screen. It’s kind of a creepy way to put you more into the movie,…

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ScentScape brings smells to your movies
Gadgets January 14, 2011 posted by

Motorola R331 Remote Control Finder

What happens when you’ve been watching you’re favorite show amidst walking around the house gathering snacks and such, and you lose the remote? Most of the time you have zero chances of finding it because you don’t have a call button for a remote. Well, Motorola knows of our woes as couch potatoes and has made us this spiffy charging station that has a big ole button that will make your item that’s lost in the abyss, findable again. When…

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Gadgets January 14, 2011 posted by

Three-In-One Measuring Tape/Double Ruler/Level

Have you ever been doing a home project, and been extremely annoyed by how many tools you have to pull out to do one job? Fixit Laser has made a three-in-one device that will handle most, if not all of your needs for measuring and leveling. It comes with a measuring tape, three leveling bubbles at different angles, and a laser level. The measuring tape will go out 8 feet, and the laser will go as far as 13.75 feet….

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Three-In-One Measuring Tape/Double Ruler/Level
Mobile Tech January 14, 2011 posted by

Agloves work with touchscreens, look like regular gloves

Winter can be harsh with all of its cold and snow, especially for those of us that have smart phones. Why you ask? We have to strip gloves off every time we want to be able to use the thing, which is really inconvenient and hard on your hands. Sure they’ve made some gloves that have conductive nubs or weird nipples, but what if you could wear plain ole gloves? No annoying bits or bobbles attached to them to make…

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Agloves work with touchscreens, look like regular gloves
Bookmark This! January 14, 2011 posted by

MP3 – super minimalist music search

MP3 is a music search engine that’s about as simple as you get. Search, press play and stream. That’s it really.  This site searches and crawls through search engines and other sites for audio files. No files are stored on this domain. Tags: mp3, music+search, online+service

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Bookmark This! January 14, 2011 posted by

Dropbox Shell Tools – freeware speeds up your Dropbox copy and moves

Dropbox Shell Tools is a neat little freeware download which installs a right mouse click option to copy or move files instantly to your Dropbox folder from within Windows Explorer. That means you don’t have to faff about opening Dropbox and copy/pasting files the long winded way. Which makes the tool totally useful, valuable, fab, sassy and neat. This is one of those tiny utilities that you really must install if you’re a Dropbox (aff) fan, and once it’s installed you’ll probably never want to remove…

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