Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bizarre August 3, 2011 posted by

Toy Story Giant Alien USB Webcam

If you liked Toy Story, and like talking to your friends on webcam about how much you like Toy Story, then you should look into the Limited Edition Giant Alien USB Webcam. It’s a little creepy if you ask me, but this 15” tall alien best known for saying “ohhh” and “the claw” maybe the best thing that’s ever hit your desk. You really have to like this thing to want it taking up residency in your work area. It’s…

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Toy Story Giant Alien USB Webcam
diy August 3, 2011 posted by

DIY Suitcase and Picnic Table Speaker System

It is a rarity, but sometimes in the summer we like to go out on a picnic. Now, we are still civilized people, and like to sit at a table and listen to eloquent music. The only problem is, if you’re lugging a whole picnic out in the middle of a field, you aren’t really going to feel like bringing a table and a music system with you. Therefore the best possible solution is to build this DIY Suitcase and…

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DIY Suitcase and Picnic Table Speaker System
Gadgets August 3, 2011 posted by

ResQMe gets you out of your car in an emergency

There are a lot of useful gadgets in this world. However, there are some that you hope you never have to use. These devices are usually ones needed in the event of a life-threatening emergency. Take, for instance, this ResQMe. If you are ever trapped in a car that is submerged in water, you’d be surprised at just how difficult it is to get yourself out. Not only do you have to get out of the seat belt (which could…

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ResQMe gets you out of your car in an emergency
but is it art? August 2, 2011 posted by

Computer Cat Hard Drive Clock – meow, tick, crash, clatter…

What do you get when you combine the Interweb’s favourite memes? Why a Computer Cat Hard Drive Clock of course. It’s a kitty made up of circuit boards, based around a digital clock moulded onto a single hard disk platter. Dude, you don’t get any geekier than this. Stick it on your desk and show the world how much you care about recycling your IT. And how much you love teh kittehs. $45.00.  This hard drive clock is custom made into…

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Gadgets August 2, 2011 posted by

AXIS Emergency Radio – eco radio delivers security and a nice red cross

So someone has apparently done a deal with the American Red Cross folk to give their product a real seal of approval. Nice. The AXIS Emergency Radio does also apparently feature one cool thing. You get a full hour’s worth of light and radio from a single minute of handle cranking, which is pretty amazing. Mind you, if you’ve ever tried hand cranking for 60 seconds, you’ll know that it’s a lot harder to do than it sounds. Anyhoo, it’s nice and…

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Gadgets August 2, 2011 posted by

Rilakkuma iPhone4 Case – cute kid, real cute…

The Rilakkuma iPhone4 Case comes with ears. And a nose. And cute face features. Just perfect for disguising your state of the art mobile computer technology and turning it into something trivial and inconsequential. It’s your gear, your statement. Wait, what? Ahh…apparently this is some kind of Japanese bear character thing going on. $11.99.  Keeps your iPhone in like-new condition and preserves its looks and features. Constructed of high-grade TPU material. User friendly design allows full access to buttons, charger port…

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Bookmark This! August 2, 2011 posted by

WiFi Joiner – Android app makes it a breeze to log on to a strange WiFi network

I love this idea. You know how much of a hassle it can sometimes be to log on to a WiFi network in your friend’s house or office? Mostly because if they’re not techie oriented they never remember the password? Well all they’ve got to do is use this WiFi Joiner Android program to create a QR code with all the details, and then when anyone visits they can just take a bar code scan and the settings are automagically installed…

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Bookmark This! August 2, 2011 posted by

File Repair – freeware fixes broken, corrupt and diseased files

There’s nothing more annoying than a corrupt computer file. Nope there isn’t, don’t argue. You’re happily sailing along, doing your stuff, and wham…the stupid file won’t open because it’s been mangled or worse. File Repair is a freeware program specifically designed to deal with this sucky situation. The software scans the file/s you point it at, and attempts to fix any problems it finds. There are settings for fixing Word, PDF, Excel, videos, image, MP3 and more, and if the…

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Bookmark This! August 2, 2011 posted by

90+ Free Stock Photo Websites – free images for all

This comprehensive listing of 90+ Free Stock Photo Websites really does cover most of the available free image services out there on the Interwebs. The list is not new, but if you’re looking to keep a handy reference for those times when you really really need an image for a project, this is as good a place as any to bookmark. Enjoy!  There are loads of stock photos services that offer high quality photos, however, the price is not always reasonable. The solution…

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Bookmark This! August 2, 2011 posted by

MP3.com – the return of the prodigal

Well waddya know, MP3.com is back. OK, so it’s not the good old, let’s get sued version, but at least it offers free music galore to stream and download, from a bunch of indie, unsigned and…gasp…signed artists. The whole thing is powered by Last.fm, with a dainty new design slapped on top. The site design is pleasant to look at for sure, and the catalogue is well laid out, but it’s unfortunately still got a bit of a ‘corporate’ feel…

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Gadgets August 1, 2011 posted by

iLuv iMM514 ArtStation Pro

If you like watching movies on your iPad, you will be quite pleased to learn of the iLuv iMM514 ArtStation Pro. This little number will take your regular old iPad and turn it into a home theater for your room, living room, or wherever. This is essentially a swiveling arm attached to a giant speaker, with a remote for ease of access. This contraption will make viewing movies, listening to music, or just browsing website much easier. The swiveling arm…

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iLuv iMM514 ArtStation Pro
diy August 1, 2011 posted by

Add NFC capabilities to your iPhone 4

It’s hard to get a gadget that does absolutely everything you want it to. It might have some features that another device lacks, but still be missing something that you really want. Of course, there is a way to get the best of both worlds. Take, for instance, the iPhone 4. It has plenty of great features, but lacks NFC capabilities. As it turns out, it’s not all that hard to add this functionality. One person decided that he really…

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Add NFC capabilities to your iPhone 4
hmm..interesting August 1, 2011 posted by

Adhoc Canoe weighs just 9 pounds, fits on your back

When traveling through the great outdoors, one great way to get around is on the water. Of course, it doesn’t exactly seem like a smart idea to carry around a kayak or canoe, just in case you come across a river you’d like to traverse. However, one company thinks that it shouldn’t be such a big deal, and created the Adhoc Canoe. This canoe is full-size and collapses down to be carried on your back, and weighs only 9 pounds….

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Adhoc Canoe weighs just 9 pounds, fits on your back
Eco Friendly August 1, 2011 posted by

Recycled Cardboard Cooler Boxes

We all like to go an a picnic here and there. The only problem with that is the heat of summer wanting to spoil your food. Now we can’t have that happening, can we? Most of us resort to a Styrofoam container, but the only problem is that the stuff isn’t biodegradable at the end of it’s use. That’s why the Recycled Cardboard Cooler Boxes are the easier way to go for those of you that are wanting to keep…

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Recycled Cardboard Cooler Boxes
Free Software August 1, 2011 posted by

Use Overhere to listen in on a friend’s Last.fm stream

Does one of your friends have really good taste in music? Or perhaps you want to spend some digital time together with someone, by listening to the same music. Either way, you might enjoy a website called Overhere. Overhere is an interesting service that lets you listen to another person’s Last.fm stream through Spotify. Just head to the site, enter in their username, and you’ll be able to listen in on their stream live.

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Use Overhere to listen in on a friend’s Last.fm stream