Monthly Archives: May 2011

Free Software May 13, 2011 posted by

Use Magic Boss Key to instantly hide Facebook at work

If you work a job that requires you to sit in front of a computer for long periods, then you’ve no doubt spent time surfing the net when you should be working. Perhaps you’re doing that very thing right now. While some bosses might be lenient toward that sort of behavior, others aren’t going to be so happy to see you wasting company time. If your superior is the latter, then you might want to look into using Magic Boss…

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Use Magic Boss Key to instantly hide Facebook at work
heh heh! May 13, 2011 posted by

Pix & Stix let you rock out on your tablet

Just when you thought you might be bored of GarageBand on your iPad, there comes along a new way to play. Seeing as using a real set of drumsticks or a pick on screen could prove to be a little harmful to the glass (and they wouldn’t be affective anyway), you might want to look into Pix & Stix. This is a much more gentle, but effective way to play the drums and all electronic instruments on your tablet. These…

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Pix & Stix let you rock out on your tablet
diy May 13, 2011 posted by

Build a hanging desk to maximize your space

If you’re a college student living in a dorm, then you truly understand what it means to live in a small space. When you have to share a tiny room with another person, every square inch counts. Lofts are very common to find in these places, as they allow you to take advantage of the space underneath your bed, by raising it several feet off of the ground. You can always stick a desk under there, but finding one that’s…

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Build a hanging desk to maximize your space
Fun & Games May 12, 2011 posted by

Star Trek “Crew” Keyboard Mouse Set

If you are a big fan of the original Star Trek series, you might want to take a gander at the “Crew” Keyboard and mouse Set. The keyboard has forever commemorated the Star Trek Enterprise, and the crew will be at your fingertips on the mouse. Although the mouse looks like it was made 30 years, ago, it has wired and wireless configurations. The keys are very low profile so typing is comfy and the picture of the Enterprise won’t…

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Star Trek “Crew” Keyboard Mouse Set
Fun & Games May 12, 2011 posted by

Yummy Dough is Play-Doh that you’ll actually want to eat

After all the pounds of Play-Doh we’ve gone through as kids, you think they would’ve come up with something like Yummy Dough years ago. Either way, it’s here now and it looks delicious. There is a little bit of mixing and such that is necessary for this batch of fun, but that only means you get to squoosh it in between your fingers more. All you must do is add water to the mix, knead the dough, make a creation,…

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Yummy Dough is Play-Doh that you’ll actually want to eat
Awesome May 12, 2011 posted by

Make a cheap orbital sander from an old electric toothbrush

When you’re working on a project with a lot of detail, sandpaper can be your friend. It helps to file down an uneven surface until it is nice and smooth. Unfortunately if you’re working on something with a lot of small details, it can be difficult and time-consuming to use just a tiny bit of sandpaper on a small area. However, using an old electric toothbrush, you can make a great detail sander for next to nothing. The idea behind…

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Make a cheap orbital sander from an old electric toothbrush
hmm..interesting May 12, 2011 posted by

The Kneader helps work out those pesky knots in your back

Coming home at the end of a long hard day at work can be a little frustrating. All you want is a nice back rub, but your significant other has decided that they’re too tired from their own long hard day at work to spend any time helping you relax. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to lessen the strain on your spouse so you can get that back massage you’ve always wanted? Enter in the Kneader,…

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The Kneader helps work out those pesky knots in your back
Fun & Games May 12, 2011 posted by

Hand Pedal Float makes getting around easier on water

In the summer, there’s nothing that can beat floating around on a nice big raft whilst soaking up the sun. Having not a care in the world while the peaceful sounds of nature envelope you makes life feel so carefree. The only problem you may face is getting far enough away from the shore to not be bothered by all the people who want a day at the beach or lake. Not to mention that getting out far enough into…

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Hand Pedal Float makes getting around easier on water
Free Software May 11, 2011 posted by

Use a free app to cut down your phone’s data usage

If you picked up an iPhone anytime before last year, you were able to sign up for an unlimited data plan with AT&T. Unfortunately, they decided to do away with such plans, as they no doubt discovered it was more profitable to put a cap on your usage. Well, if you tend to use more than you’re allotted each month, you might want to check out this free app called Onavo. This app uses a cloud service to compress all…

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Use a free app to cut down your phone’s data usage
Awesome May 11, 2011 posted by

DIY robot really doesn’t want to be switched on

There are lots of robots out there with only one function, and that is to turn itself off as soon as you try and turn it on. Now I’ve seen a few of these devices before, but this box has a lot more personality than most other box-type bots out there. This particular box was created to not only shut itself off, but go nuts after it has been turned on too many times. It will literally scoot away from…

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DIY robot really doesn’t want to be switched on
Fun & Games May 11, 2011 posted by

Perplexus 3D Game Maze

Any long car, bus, or airplane ride can feel like it lasts forever if you don’t have anything to pass the time. Sure you can listen to music, but if you’re stuck as a passenger and have a short attention span, you may have a bit of a dilemma. Books are good for a while, but sometimes it’s good to change things up a bit. I’d recommend a video game, but not everyone has a DS to carry around with…

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Perplexus 3D Game Maze
Gadgets May 11, 2011 posted by

OKAZI iCarry Bike iPhone Amplifier

There are a lot of passive iPhone speaker systems out there that improve your phone’s sound system without the need for fancy electronics. However, the iCarry Bike iPhone Amplifier seems to be the first one that is designed for the sole purpose of mounting onto the handlebars of your bike. German-based company OKAZI provides you with a mounting arm that will keep your iPhone within reach when on the road, and a case to make sure it’s protected. The bottom…

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OKAZI iCarry Bike iPhone Amplifier
Awesome May 11, 2011 posted by

Wake up to the scent of bacon with this DIY alarm clock

There aren’t a lot of things in this world that make me want to get out of bed in the morning. It’s not that I have no motivation in life, I just really don’t like mornings. So how does a person with such a strong dislike of the AM hours get themselves out of bed when the sun is first shining? With the wonderful scent of bacon, that’s how! Unfortunately if you live alone, you’re going to have to get…

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Wake up to the scent of bacon with this DIY alarm clock
Awesome May 11, 2011 posted by

Sith Series Double: A real dual-bladed lightsaber

There comes a point in everyone’s’ lives where a lightsaber is on the top of your wish list. Who wouldn’t want a laser that can cut through pretty much everything? Probably one of the coolest sabers out there is Darth Maul’s dual-bladed lightsaber. While we can’t exactly build them just yet or make them legal, we’ll just have to make due with the Sith Series Double from Wickers Lasers. It’s made of two Class 4 1-watt Spyder 3 lasers. This…

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Sith Series Double: A real dual-bladed lightsaber