Monthly Archives: June 2011

Gadgets June 14, 2011 posted by

RoboStir stirs your food, so you don’t have to

There are a few people out there that still like to make time-consuming home-cooked meals. For those of us that would like to start cooking at home, but canít sit over a stove watching a pan or pot, there are devices like the RoboStir. Requiring only 4 AA batteries, this little stirring device will make sure that the entirety of the bottom of your pot will stay free of burnt build-up. It is also fully submersible and waterproof, which would…

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RoboStir stirs your food, so you don’t have to
Gadgets June 13, 2011 posted by

USB Bombshell MP3 Player – gadgets to avoid at airports #343

This USB Bombshell MP3 Player may seem like a good idea on paper, but you’ll be regretting it come the carry on queue at airport security believe me. Especially if you’re travelling to some innocuous holiday spot like Egypt or Iraq. “Has anyone interfered with your luggage since you packed it sir?” Indeed. Comes with a remote control too, which kind of makes things worse if you think about it. $43.00.  USB Bombshell MP3 Player is not only a portable speaker, but…

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Fun & Games June 13, 2011 posted by

TRAMP-it Shoes won’t help you to defeat GLaDOS

As soon as I saw these shoes, I thought that they had really made those boots from Portal. To my surprise, they are real shoes, but sadly do not give as much lift as those made by Aperture Science.† These terribly-named foot coverings called TRAMP-it shoes look as though they would be a childrenís toy designed for the sole purpose of getting kids to hurt themselves. It was a pleasant surprise to find that they are in fact made for…

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TRAMP-it Shoes won’t help you to defeat GLaDOS
Free Software June 13, 2011 posted by

Use freeware to recover files from your broken drive

Have you ever plugged in a USB drive, only to have it show up as unreadable? While a simple reformat might very likely be a fix, that doesn’t help if you really need to recover the data stored on it. There are programs out there that can help you out of this bind, but many cost money. However, you might look into MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition. This software is completely free to use at home for noncommercial use….

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Use freeware to recover files from your broken drive
Awesome June 13, 2011 posted by

Robomower takes the effort out of maintaining your lawn

Mowing the lawn seems like such a boring chore. Even if you have a small yard, no one wants to put on disgusting clothing and have to crank out the giant, noisy gas-guzzler. Some of us actually canít, either from having allergies, a disability, or just plain old not having the time to do so. If you fall under any of those categories, or just donít feel like mowing the lawn anymore, you may want to look into the Robomower….

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Robomower takes the effort out of maintaining your lawn
heh heh! June 13, 2011 posted by

Backpack Umbrella frees your hands for more important things

When it rains, we would all love the convenience of not having to carry around an umbrella. Holding a bag, groceries, or having to tote anything from one place to the other makes holding an umbrella near impossible. The Umbrella Backpack could be your ticket to keeping dry without all the fuss of trying to keep a grip on an umbrella. There are some drawbacks to carrying an umbrella on your back, but having the ability to keep the thing…

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Backpack Umbrella frees your hands for more important things
diy June 13, 2011 posted by

Use crayons to fill in cracks in your floor

It’s been many years since I used a crayon for anything. Usually if I want color, I’ll turn to colored pencils or pens. However, it would seem that making colorful creations aren’t the only thing these sticks of wax are good for. As it turns out, they are quite useful for filling in cracks and holes in your floor. Now you aren’t going to color over the crack to make it go away. Instead, if you put the crayon in…

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Use crayons to fill in cracks in your floor
general June 13, 2011 posted by

Magnetic Ironing Mat

Ironing clothes gives a very professional and sleek look to your daily wear. No one wants to have wrinkles all over their clothing, and the best time to rid your clothing of those dastardly creases is right as they come out of the dryer. Some of us get a little too busy and forget about our laundry in the dryer sometimes. Thankfully clothes wonít mildew in the dryer as they do if left in the washer, but if let to…

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Magnetic Ironing Mat
reprise June 12, 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. I-Neck holds your iPad with your neck – Want to build those bulging… Inflatable E-Chair Red – Time to lounge around the home as… 10 Reasons Why The Samsung Galaxy SII Is The Best Smartphone In The World Right Now, Bar None! – We ran a quick overview of the… Message Ball does not come in a bottle – So much for…

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Bookmark This! June 11, 2011 posted by

Razorpit – sharpen your razor blades, save money and save the planet

Razorpit is a razor blade sharpener which apparently maintains the sharpness of your used blades by ‘removing excess oils…and other residues’. The blurb claims you’ll get up to 150 shaves with one blade, and it will even sharpen disposable shaver blades. More than 600 million dudes (and presumably dudettes as well) use razor blades which means a lot of blades in the trash, so if this Danish designed tool can really help cut down that number it’s got to be a…

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Bizarre June 10, 2011 posted by

Genetically-modified cows give breast milk!

Let me say up front that genetically modified foods of any kind aren’t a good idea. But this story goes beyond a mere eyebrow raising. Scientists in China have successfully created a herd of transgenic cows – read genetically modified – that are now able to produce human breast milk. Human breast milk genes were inserted into cloned cow embryos, which were then implanted into surrogate cows. The scientists involved in the study apparently aren’t concerned about any potential risks…

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Genetically-modified cows give breast milk!
general June 10, 2011 posted by

Color-changing “Smart” bandage could help detect infections quicker

Modern bandages are a dull shade of tan, although kids luck out with colorful cartoon-themes on theirs. But bandages that can talk? Well, not talk exactly. A new material developed by researchers in Melbourne, Australia will change color in relation to the temperature of whatever’s underneath it. When woven into a so called “smart” bandage, this innovative material will help indicate the presence of infection more quickly than ever before, as well as identifying other healing issues from lowered temperatures….

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Color-changing “Smart” bandage could help detect infections quicker
Gadgets June 10, 2011 posted by

Select-a-Temp Tea Kettle

If you are a tea drinker, then surely you would know the importance of steeping different kinds of tea just to release the right amount of flavor. 100 degrees Celsius water might kill all sorts of germs, but it might just ruin the taste of your tea. This is where the Select-a-Temp Tea Kettle comes in handy – it will make sure your water is boiled faster than ever, in a safe manner to boot. There is a Digital Selective…

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Select-a-Temp Tea Kettle
cool tech June 10, 2011 posted by

Internet Phone just in case you don’t have one already

How many of you use Skype to keep in touch verbally with your family and friends who are residing hundreds of miles away from you? After all, with a decent Internet connection and being free, it will surely make long distance relationships more manageable. Well, if you are sick and tired of the standard wired headset combination, here is the aptly named Internet Phone that measures 8″ in length, looking stylish like all get out on your work desk. Way…

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Internet Phone just in case you don’t have one already
Gadgets June 10, 2011 posted by

Migraine Relief System

So you have got this rather rockin’ headache – not because you have had your fair share of fun at a headbanging session with the rest of your mates, but simply because you “suffer” from too much stress at the office. Having tried all sorts of remedies from herbal cures to good ol’ aspirin, this might just be your last resort – the $499.95 Migraine Relief System. Sounds expensive? Perhaps, but hey, if it is capable of getting rid of…

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Migraine Relief System