Monthly Archives: March 2011

cool tech March 4, 2011 posted by

Babyloid – the therapeutic baby robot

As the top robot nation in the world, Japan does have to have every kind of robot available on the market. Therefore, a baby robot that can have an emotional effect on the user is just a little strange. The Babyloid is a welfare robot that looks like an infant (if robots had infants), and has a movable mouth, arms, and eyelids. It weighs in at 2.2kg, which about 5 pounds, and measures 44cm in length. It can simulate some…

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Babyloid – the therapeutic baby robot
Fun & Games March 4, 2011 posted by

The Radio Toaster

Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? In this case, it’s toast combined with the latest in radios. UK-based Breville has come up with a pretty fun device called, aptly enough, the VTT296 2 Slice Radio Toaster. With its smooth lines and sleek silver finish, though it brings to mind the 1950’s, its digital AM-FM display is definitely a new twist. The toaster feature allows for a variety of sized bread slices and has an adjustment…

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The Radio Toaster
hmm..interesting March 4, 2011 posted by

JAM Guitar Input For iPad

There may be a new iPad on the market soon, but fear not! Apogee is here to make things that will work with the first model, and most other iOS devices. If you like playing guitar, but don’t want to carry around a mini amp to practice, you can get the Apogee JAM guitar input. This little guy has the capabilities to let you practice, record, and well…jam however you please. It’s a very straightforward product as it is plug-and-play….

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JAM Guitar Input For iPad
huh..? March 4, 2011 posted by

USB Flower Pot seems rather silly

It’s really nice that there’s a “go green” thing happening in our culture today. There are a lot of creative ideas to help try and clean up the mess that the world is. Though a lot of people have really good ideas, not all of them are up to speed on what it means to be “eco-friendly”. The USB Flower Pot is exactly what you think it would be. It can hold a small plant, and when the included software…

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USB Flower Pot seems rather silly
Gadgets March 4, 2011 posted by

Geek Crime Scene Tape – if you’ve got it, flaunt it…

Why be bashful? If you’ve got what it takes, flaunt it with this Geek Crime Scene Tape. Drape it decorously around your cubicle, barricade your bedroom door, go wild. Your friends and family will definitely appreciate your sensible and refined approach to life. Really! $4.95 per 50′ roll.  Your home, office, and bathroom are already crime scenes, aren’t they? Make it official! Choose from “Genius at Work” and “Geek Inside” — or get them both and get really creative. After all, both…

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Awesome March 4, 2011 posted by

WizMouse – awesome freeware speeds up mouse scrolling majestically

WizMouse is one of those MUST HAVE freeware Windows utilities that once used can never be uninstalled. The software automatically focuses any window or pane on your desktop ready for mouse wheel scrolling by hovering over it. No clicking needed. Huh? I hear you say. Well think this. You know how in your email client you need to click on a pane to grab focus in order to scroll with the mouse wheel? Or how you have to click on…

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Gadgets March 4, 2011 posted by

Panasonic Lumix FX77 – the first digital camera with integrated beauty parlour

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 is more than just a conventional 12.1 megapixel point and shoot digital camera. It’s the first digicam to feature an integrated beauty salon, which uses face recognition to let you edit your subject’s face in camera. In this regard, it’s clearly the first salvo in a fight back by the dedicated camera makers against mobile phone cameras stealing their market share. You can whiten teeth, apply blusher, change skin tone and even airbrush wrinkles, all…

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future tech March 4, 2011 posted by

A piggy bank that accepts plastic

Whenever we wanted to save up money in the past, we would put all of our change and spare dollars into a piggy bank. Now that the whole world is going to electronic and plastic, it seems that we don’t have cash in hand to put back. Thankfully, a few people out there know this and have created a concept for the modern piggy bank that will accept plastic. It’s a cross between the classic piggy bank and Tamagotchi. There’s…

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A piggy bank that accepts plastic
Awesome March 3, 2011 posted by

Hello-Q LEGO Case

LEGOs seem to be just about everywhere anymore. Don’t think that I’m complaining, because I love them. It’s hard to completely LEGO-ify your entire house, but every day we seem to be moving closer and closer to the possibility. The Hello-Q case is outfitted with that snazzy LEGO style with a front panel that you can stack onto. Though it looks like the spacing is a little too far apart, there are likely pieces that come with it so you…

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Hello-Q LEGO Case
Gadgets March 3, 2011 posted by

CableBox hides your unruly cords

Plethora of cables; I ask you, why must you invade my house with your ugliness? Most of us who own three or more electronic devices have the problem of too many cables, and no way to make the house look clean if they’re exposed. If you’re anything like I am, you want to have a clean house to have a peaceful state of mind. Looking at a giant tangle of cords can make however clean your house is just not…

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CableBox hides your unruly cords
Gadgets March 3, 2011 posted by

SwiMP3 uses bone induction to give you music underwater

If any of you are swimmers out there, there’s a pretty big likelihood that you’ve had a hard time finding a good MP3 players that works well underwater. Swimming is a little bit more frustrating if you like to listen to music because in comparison to running or…pretty much any other sport, swimming makes it impossible to listen to music at a good quality. Hopefully the somewhat clunky Finis SwiMP3 will get you back on track with listening to your…

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SwiMP3 uses bone induction to give you music underwater
hmm..interesting March 3, 2011 posted by

Green Goose Egg: Life As A Video Game

We’ve all said it a million times, “Why can’t life be more like a video game?” Where we did things to meet an end such as gaining experiences and leveling up to fight our greatest foes. The awesome people at Green Goose have made up a system that will literally make your life like a video game, and will update your stats pretty much constantly. Now you may be thinking, well this isn’t what I was talking about. I want…

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Green Goose Egg: Life As A Video Game
Gadgets March 3, 2011 posted by

Olight SR90 Intimidator – a flashlight so scary they call it Sir

The Olight SR90 Intimidator is the Mike Tyson of LED flashlights. Correction, it’s the Tyson rolled into Freddy Krueger with a dash of T1000 Terminator thrown in for good measure. We’re talking 2200 lumens (brighter than a car headlight), with a range of 1000 meters and 80 –  150 minutes run time. What other torch is so macho it needs a shoulder strap? Yeah mincy Maglite, we’re lookin’ at you. $449.95.  Welcome to a new era in LED technology. Leading…

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Bookmark This! March 3, 2011 posted by

BufferZone Pro – the ultimate Internet security freeware

BufferZone Pro is a virtual sandbox freeware program which creates a ring of safety around your web surfing so you can download, install and play with stuff safe in the knowledge that your computer will remain virus and trojan free. How does it work? Simple. It erects a tall wall made of candyfloss and marshmallow syrup around your computer hard disk, through which no nasty teeth destroying bacteria can penetrate. No wait, wrong press release. OK, so it creates a…

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Awesome March 3, 2011 posted by

DIY Sled Winch takes the hassle out of sledding

One of the best things about winter is the sledding. There just isn’t a good way to get that same rush during the warmer months. Unfortunately the downside to the fun you’re having on the hill is all of the walking you have to do between runs. If you have a good enough hill, you could spend 20 minutes or more hiking between brief runs. What you need is a quick way to get back to the top without much…

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DIY Sled Winch takes the hassle out of sledding