Monthly Archives: October 2011

hmm..interesting October 14, 2011 posted by

A water bottle that’s really a bike lock

Everyone knows that it’s important to keep your bike locked when you’re not around. But bike locks are annoyingly bulky to deal with when you’re enjoying a long bike ride. Enter the Küat Racks Bottle Lock. It may look like an ordinary plastic water bottle, but inside it’s got five feet (1.5 meters) of plastic-coated 7.5 mm braided steel cable. Weighing in at only 14 ounces, this stylish faux water bottle will let you lock both the frame and wheels…

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A water bottle that’s really a bike lock
cool tech October 14, 2011 posted by

Jawbone UP keeps track of your daily routines

I’ve seen some highly-effective wristbands that will sync up with an app on your phone to silently wake you without disturbing your partner, track your sleeping patterns, and lifestyle habits. None so far seem to be as integrated into your life, and keep track of so many facets of your life as the Jawbone UP will. This is a wristband and iPhone app that will track your body in motion, meals, and sleep. While it will still be a little…

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Jawbone UP keeps track of your daily routines
general October 14, 2011 posted by

Bottle Buddy measures your formula for you

If you have a new bouncing baby in your life, you know how hard it can be to keep up with everything. Feeding a baby formula can be a little terrifying, as measurements and temperature need to be just right for your new little tyke. Making a bottle at three in the morning, although sometimes necessary, is a bit of a daunting task. You need to remember how many scoops of formula you put in, all the while being distracted…

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Bottle Buddy measures your formula for you
Gadgets October 14, 2011 posted by

Dermastyle Pulse clears up your skin with LEDs

There is a plethora of skin treatments out there that tout the best results and being the easiest to use. While that may be true, something as simple as coffee grounds and olive oil can be just as, if not more effective than some of the high-priced facial creams out there. The Dermastyle Pulse is one such treatment that likely has some sort of benefit, but may or may not be worth all of the money you’re going to pay…

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Dermastyle Pulse clears up your skin with LEDs
Awesome October 14, 2011 posted by

BlueStacks lets you run any Android app on your Windows PC

It’s not hard to find a lot of good apps for your Android phone or tablet. The Android Marketplace is just crawling with games, utilities, and more, many of which are free. Some of them are so cool that you wish you could use them on your computer. But you can’t do that, can you? With the BlueStacks App Player, you can. What BlueStacks does is essentially let your computer switch between running Windows and Android. Now this isn’t something…

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BlueStacks lets you run any Android app on your Windows PC
Eco Friendly October 14, 2011 posted by

BytePac Kit is an eco-friendly external hard drive enclosure

If you want to add a little extra storage space to your computer, you have two options. You can either buy an internal drive, and open up your computer to install it. Or you can choose to spend a little extra money and get an external drive that plugs into one of your USB ports. If you choose the latter route, there are plenty of external drives to choose from, or you can buy a drive and external enclosure separately….

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BytePac Kit is an eco-friendly external hard drive enclosure
hmm..interesting October 13, 2011 posted by

Upcoming app will help you count calories by taking pictures of your food

Watching what you eat isn’t always the easiest of tasks. Let’s say you’re having dinner at a friend’s house, and you want to know how many calories are in the dish they prepared. Unless your friend is also counting calories, they probably aren’t going to know right off the top of their head. Well NTT Docomo is working on an app for smartphones and tablets that will help solve your problem, by having you take pictures of your food. The…

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Upcoming app will help you count calories by taking pictures of your food
Gadgets October 13, 2011 posted by

Irreversible Threshold Temperature Indicator lets you know if your package gets too warm in transit

Have you ever wondered what extreme conditions your package might encountered when being shipped from one place to another? Most of the time a spike in temperature isn’t going to hurt the contents, but if you are shipping frozen goods, it’s important that it not get too warm. If you want to be absolutely sure that no excessive temperatures were encountered, you might consider packing in one of these Irreversible Threshold Temperature Indicators in the package. As the name implies,…

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Irreversible Threshold Temperature Indicator lets you know if your package gets too warm in transit
hmm..interesting October 13, 2011 posted by

Circuit Sidekick is the ultimate app for electronic DIY-er

Have you ever started to work on an electronic DIY project, only to get a bit lost when it comes time to figure out what resistor or capacitor to use? There are plenty of resources online that can assist you with this, but wouldn’t it be handy if you had an app for your tablet that could tell you everything you want to know? What you need is Circuit Sidekick. This iPad app was designed with the DIY-er in mind….

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Circuit Sidekick is the ultimate app for electronic DIY-er
Gadgets October 13, 2011 posted by

RingO lets you mount your tablet almost anywhere

Tablets are great, as they are easily one of the most versatile pieces of technology on the market. With the right accessories it can perform many of the basic tasks that might otherwise be done on a laptop. But its small size makes it easier to carry, and to do things like read books, or watch movies in tight spaces. If you have one of these great devices and want to make the most of it, you might check out…

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RingO lets you mount your tablet almost anywhere
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 13, 2011 posted by

Learn how to block Facebook games and apps (without blocking Facebook itself)

Do the people in your house (or office) waste too much time playing Facebook? Have you ever wanted to make sure they couldn’t play them, but still allow them to browse the social network? As it turns out, there is a way to do it, so long as you don’t mind messing with some settings on your router. The guys over at MakeUseOf have put together a great guide on how to block most Facebook games on your network. One…

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Learn how to block Facebook games and apps (without blocking Facebook itself)
Gadgets October 13, 2011 posted by

Toshiba announces world’s thinnest ultrabook

When you think of truly thin and light notebooks, there’s no doubt that Apple’s MacBook Air comes to mind. It’s understandable, since Apple really did redefine the terms “thin” and “light” in the laptop world. But just because they did it first, doesn’t mean that they do it best. Toshiba has announced their new dynabook R631, which beat’s out the Air in both thickness and weight. Measuring only 15.7mm thick and weighing in at 2.5lbs, this notebook looks to claim…

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Toshiba announces world’s thinnest ultrabook
Gadgets October 12, 2011 posted by

iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S2 – which is better?

Fresh from the glory of their BBC scoop yesterday, the good folk at T3 have just posted a comparison piece looking at the iPhone 4S vs the Samsung Galaxy S2 superphone. They rather politically avoid giving a verdict on which is best, but we all know the truth, don’t we Android Fanboiz? Check out the video here.  After the antennagate issues with the iPhone 4, Apple has rung the build changes for the iPhone 4S. While it’s the same form factor…

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Eco Friendly October 12, 2011 posted by

Solar Rechargeable RC Car goes green

Almost every child likes playing with a remote controlled car. Maybe it’s the wonder of being in control of something moving very fast, or perhaps it’s imagining that you’re driving a real car. Whatever the case, you put the remote in their hands, and a kid is going to have a blast. As the parent, however, the toy can be a real drain. Mostly on your wallet, due to the batteries the car eats up. If you’re looking for an…

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Solar Rechargeable RC Car goes green