Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fun & Games June 20, 2011 posted by

JOYSTICK-IT gets shrunk down for smartphones

If you have ever wanted to play a game on your Smartphone such as Pac Man, you may have found it a little hard to play. Our fingers are just too big for the little Smartphone screens. Although a joystick would help, products like the original JOYSTICK-IT are best used for tablets. That’s why the newer JOYSTICK-IT, which is meant specifically for Smartphones, is the best way to go. They are unobtrusive (as unobtrusive as a joystick can get) and…

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JOYSTICK-IT gets shrunk down for smartphones
diy June 20, 2011 posted by

Turn your old paperback books in to a room divider

Here’s a fun fact for you. Apparently there is no good way to recycle the paper from paperback books. They use low-quality paper, and in order to do anything with them, they have to go through the process of removing the glue from the spine. Thus, nearly all paperback books will eventually end up in a dump somewhere. Sure, when we get rid of books, we like to donate them to Goodwill, or even a school. However, why not actually…

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Turn your old paperback books in to a room divider
Fun & Games June 20, 2011 posted by

Aquapod Bottle Launcher is a cheap way to launch rockets

There are a million science projects out there that let you fire off some sort of rocket, or blow something up with chemical mixtures. For those of us who would prefer not to deal with science, but have the ability to launch something 100 feet into the air, the Aquapod Bottle Launcher is an easy way to go. It’s a pretty simple setup, as it only requires a bike pump, water, and a 2-liter bottle. A solid brass check valve…

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Aquapod Bottle Launcher is a cheap way to launch rockets
reprise June 19, 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. Mili iPhone Projector 2 lets you share YouTube videos anywhere – Watching YouTube videos on your… Make a phone-line powered flashlight for when the power goes out – Whenever the power goes out, I… LEGO-Making Machine Made Of LEGOs – If you don’t already have enough… Wake Up Workout Clock starts your day with exercise – There are very few people I…

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Gadgets June 18, 2011 posted by

Night Vision Spy Watch – peek a boo…

This Night Vision Spy Watch features a high definition (1080p) video camera and four internal infrared lights which will let you film things in the pitch dark. Quite why you’d want a watch which does this is anyone’s guess, but for all of you weirdos, the spec includes 30 fps video, waterproof up to 3 metres, 4 GB of internal memory, built in mic and rechargeable Li-Ion battery (USB port charge). Priced at $59.95.  You want to spy in night too?…

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Fun & Games June 17, 2011 posted by

Block Notes are like sticky Tetris pieces for your office memos

Sticky notes are among the handiest of office accessories. Not only do they allow you to slap a note almost anywhere (both to yourself, or someone else), but they can even be used as a form of art. Don’t believe me? Leave someone in a cubicle for 8 hours with nothing to do and a couple pads of Post-Its. Well if you want a set of sticky notes that can be used as art (in addition to their primary function),…

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Block Notes are like sticky Tetris pieces for your office memos
Eco Friendly June 17, 2011 posted by

Charge your phone using a pot of boiling water

How many times have you been out camping, just enjoying the wilderness, when you realize that you really need to make a phone call? Sure, using technology might seem to defeat the purpose of “roughing it”, but having some sort of line back to the civilized world can be a good thing to have in an emergency. So if you’re out on a particularly long camping trip, how do you keep your phone charged? Solar power is an option, but…

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Charge your phone using a pot of boiling water
Free Software June 17, 2011 posted by

Google introduces Search by Image

Have you ever come across a picture and wondered where it came from, or who it contains? Despite all of our wonderful technology, there still isn’t a great way to track down this information. I’ve used TinEye before, which is a free online service that tries its best to track down pictures based on one that you upload. However, the results are rather mixed. Don’t worry though, Google has been working on a proper image search feature, and has finally…

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Google introduces Search by Image
Gadgets June 17, 2011 posted by

ScreenDeck adds a little storage space above your LCD TV

Remember back when a new TV was thicker than an inch or two? Those old tube-based sets didn’t have a lot of advantages over their newer LCD and plasma counterparts. However, there is thing that they did better than anything you’ll buy from the store these days. I’m talking about storage space. You had all sorts of space on top of those things for setting your VCR, a plant, picture frames, or even your cat. So how do you reclaim…

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ScreenDeck adds a little storage space above your LCD TV
Bizarre June 17, 2011 posted by

Eau Lando Cologne will only attract geeky girls

When it comes to attracting the opposite sex, it really helps if you smell good. After all, if the person has to plug their nose just to be in your presence, there’s a good chance that they aren’t going to want to cuddle up next to you. Obviously bathing regularly is a must, but sometimes shampoo and soap don’t quite give off the scent you want. For those times, you need something that only a smooth-talking, mustachioed gambler cam provide….

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Eau Lando Cologne will only attract geeky girls
Free Software June 17, 2011 posted by

Evernote Peek turns your iPad 2 into a set of flash cards

Tablets are great for a wide variety of functions. I use my for web browsing, book reading, note taking and more. What is when a company releases software that allows you to take advantage of your tablet in a (relatively) new way. Take, for instance, Evernote Peek. This software comes from the same people that make Evernote, which is easily one of my favorite applications for keeping track of notes between a variety of devices. But Peek isn’t so much…

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Evernote Peek turns your iPad 2 into a set of flash cards
Fun & Games June 16, 2011 posted by

On-Time Wall Clock

We’ve all been there. You think you’re going to get up for a nice breakfast, and enjoy lots of free time before you head to work or school, but you find out you’re wrong. You wake up late, have to grab Pop Tarts instead of a real sit-down breakfast, and are about three minutes late to wherever you are going. If you want to take those three minutes back, then you should get yourself an On-Time Wall Clock. This very…

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On-Time Wall Clock
Fun & Games June 16, 2011 posted by

Darkfins give you webbed hands for better swimming

During the summer, going to the pool is one of the best places to go to cool off. If you went there a lot as a kid, your parents might have told you that you were going to turn into a fish if you stayed in the water too long. Using swim fins for your feet made swimming a little awkward, but after a while you started to move faster and more efficiently. If you ever wanted to scare your…

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Darkfins give you webbed hands for better swimming
hmm..interesting June 16, 2011 posted by

LightDims reduce the brightness of your LEDs

You know what really bugs me at night? LEDs. During the day when my rooms are bright, I welcome the colors given off by those tiny little lights. However, once the room is dark and I’m trying to sleep, I like things to be pitch black. So what does one do if they have a device with an LED that can’t easily be turned off? I generally end up whipping out a roll of tape and cutting off a tiny…

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LightDims reduce the brightness of your LEDs
Free Software June 16, 2011 posted by

Customize your startup programs with Oolauncher

When you first start up your computer, you’ll notice that a number of programs open automatically. Some of these are necessary components, while others are just things you want running at all times. There are easy ways to control which programs do and don’t start with the computer, but no way to control anything past that. Thankfully, there is a great piece of freeware that can help you out. Oolauncher can do more than just tell certain software to start…

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Customize your startup programs with Oolauncher