Monthly Archives: May 2011

Free Software May 5, 2011 posted by

Ditch iTunes and use Spotify to sync music with your iPod

Love or hate Apple, it’s hard to deny that they have the most popular music players on the market. One of the biggest complaints I tend to hear about them (aside from perhaps the price) is their dependance on iTunes. You can’t do much with your iPod if you don’t have Apple’s music software installed. However, it looks like that is changing, thanks to Spotify. The music streaming service has updated their software to include the ability to sync with…

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Ditch iTunes and use Spotify to sync music with your iPod
Gadgets May 5, 2011 posted by

Sagemcom Sixty Cordless Telephone blends the old with the new

A lot of people today are getting rid of a landline altogether in their homes. To some it looks to be unfashionable to have such big phones sitting around the house. For those of us who would like to keep our bulky home phones, we can look to Sagemcom for a futuristic phones with a touch of the past. The Sixty Cordless Telephone has a unique retro design that makes a wonderful bridge between past and present. Itís bright orange…

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Sagemcom Sixty Cordless Telephone blends the old with the new
Gadgets May 5, 2011 posted by

Mini Global GPS Tracker

The Mini Global GPS Tracker can help you find anyone or anything that you might have lost any place on Earth. If youíre paranoid about your child being abducted, a grandparent with Alzheimerís, or having your car stolen, spending $60 will seem mere pennies to keep what you cherish safe. Those who enjoy the outdoor sports such as mountain biking and skiing now have an electronic safety net for any emergency that could arise so that they can be located…

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Mini Global GPS Tracker
diy May 5, 2011 posted by

Organize your spare cables with toilet paper rolls

If you’re a pack rat like me, you probably have a ton of cables lying around. After all, everyone knows that the moment you get rid of something, you’ll find a use for it. The trouble with keeping a bunch of cables is that organizing them can be a pain. I personally have a set of drawers that keeps them separated well enough to keep me happy. If you’re looking for a way to keep them separated without needing to…

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Organize your spare cables with toilet paper rolls
Recommended May 5, 2011 posted by

The Crovel might be the ultimate all-in-one survival tool

If you are trying to keep a trunk load of items on hand for the zombie apocalypse, you can pretty much scratch most items off of your list with the Crovel. Carrying around an entire backpack full of equipment seems a little silly when you can have 13 tools on hand. This awesome zombie-survival device has a shovel, serrated saw, knife-edge, and crow bar, pick axe, hammer, 15-feet of 550 paracord and so much more. There even appears to be…

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The Crovel might be the ultimate all-in-one survival tool
Awesome May 4, 2011 posted by

Build your own DIY texture projector for professional-looking portraits

We’ve all had portraits done for school yearbooks, and seen the the backdrops that they use. Some were physical curtains that they would position behind you, but others used a blank canvas, with an image projected onto it, which seems like a more efficient way to do things. If you’re doing portrait shots for someone, wouldn’t it be nice if you could recreate this same effect? You can, and without dropping a lot of money. This DIY guide will show…

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Build your own DIY texture projector for professional-looking portraits
Fun & Games May 4, 2011 posted by

Nerf releases first squirt gun with “magazines”

The taste and smells of summer are almost upon us. As soon as all of the kids are out of classes and the weather is hot, the one toy they will go back to time and time again is a water gun. The only annoying part with these things is that you have to have a big one with a huge water reservoir or you just canít have very much ďammoĒ on hand. Even if youíre near a water source,…

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Nerf releases first squirt gun with “magazines”
Awesome May 4, 2011 posted by

InMojo is like the Etsy for open source hardware

If you are a hardware or gadget freak who loves hand-made open source hardware, you may want to take a look at inMojo. It is very much like the handmade item marketplace named Etsy, but will give you a very specific audience. InMojo is a great way to find great parts for upcoming projects, and even sell creations of your very own. There are a number of special features for sellers such as attribution tracking, licensing and marketing support, special…

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InMojo is like the Etsy for open source hardware
Free Software May 4, 2011 posted by

Use freeware to encrypt your flash drive contents

Flash drives have to be one of my favorite products to come out in the last decade or so. Before they hit mainstream, we had to take files on CDs or the dreaded floppy disk. Now it takes no time to copy a few files onto a thumb drive and shove it into your pocket. The downside to these things is that they are easily lost. So what happens when you’ve stored sensitive information on a drive, and it falls…

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Use freeware to encrypt your flash drive contents
Awesome May 4, 2011 posted by

G-Form Extreme Sleeve, now for laptops

If you have to take your notebook anywhere on a regular basis, you have to make sure it is kept safe if you want it working for long. A few drops to the ground either from falling out of your bag or off of the table can lead to an untimely end for your laptop. Weíve already seen an amazing case called the G-Form Sleeve for the iPad, but now laptop users can take a breath of relief, as there…

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G-Form Extreme Sleeve, now for laptops
hmm..interesting May 4, 2011 posted by

The Sandless Beach Mat

Going to the beach can make for a fun time, but coming home with everything you own covered in sand can be kind of annoying. Some people will just deal with gritty towels and blankets in the car, while others will purchase themselves a Sandless Beach Mat. This miracle mat is specially woven out of polyurethane to filter out any and all sand granules that find their way into your space. Seeing as it was previously used to keep a…

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The Sandless Beach Mat
Gadgets May 3, 2011 posted by

Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard – stay safe, look geeky…

This Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard is clearly designed for the boffin with issues in his or her life. Or maybe we’re talking about the bureaucrat who’s finally pushed the button on a victim once too often? Other than these ideas we’ve got nothing. So make haste you pen pushers, this is the Level II protection you’ve been looking for, Kevlar pocket protectors will follow shortly. Priced at $44.99.    Each Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard is a section of Level II…

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Awesome May 3, 2011 posted by

North Paw – wearable anklet converts your body into an instant super compass

North Paw is a battery powered anklet gizmo, which turns your body into a living compass. That’s right, once you strap one of these babies to your leg, you’ll always be able to point to the North with unerring accuracy. How does it work? Well there’s a bunch of cell phone vibrating motors inside the main capsule, along with a magnetic North sensing control unit. Power it up and bingo, you’re Mr TomTom hisself with ‘superhuman’ navigation skills. The whole DIY…

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Bookmark This! May 3, 2011 posted by

Movie411 – freeware lets you grab movie information and cover art for your digital copies

Movie411 is a freeware program which lets you grab movie information and cover art for your digital movie files. Ripping your DVDs is one thing, importing and integrating all the relevant bibliographic information relating to the title is usually a whole tedious other. Now all you have to do is enter in the movie title, and the program will search online databases and download all the info you need, ready to save in super handy text and images files. It’s…

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Awesome May 3, 2011 posted by

Sooeet – the ultimate totally awesome online converter service

So you think you know online conversion services eh? Well you don’t! Not until you’ve bookmarked the new Sooeet.com site hard. To say it has more conversions than you can count is an understatement. Oh and did we mention the free SMS message sending service and Internet speed tester on there? Pressure, speed, clothing sizes, currency, cooking, dates…if you can think of it, they’ve got a converter for it. There’s even a live chat on the site to give you…

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