Monthly Archives: March 2012

Gadgets March 12, 2012 posted by

Hand Reflexology Massager relieves the pain of your mouse hand and arm

If you’re a heavy computer user, you’ll know that there are hazards that come with the job. Number one is the ‘operator shoulder’, where your shoulders ache from hunching over the screen for too long. Another is ‘mousing mitt‘ (I just made that up) where your hand starts aching from too much mousing around the desktop. If you’re really unlucky and don’t take care you can even end up with RSI or at least a preliminary version.

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Microsoft Flight gets you off the couch and into the air in seconds [Daily Freeware]

Microsoft is no stranger to flight simulation games. I remember sitting down in awe many many years ago to play the first version of Flight Simulator on my then meaty desktop computer and being amazed by the quality of the simulation of flying. Yeah sure, the first few hours involved a lot of ‘failing to avoid the ground’, as Douglas Adams would say, but it was huge fun.

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Everything you need to know about caring for your precious batteries

The other day I realised that a lot of the world is now almost completely reliant on battery technology for just about every part of our lives. We compute using batteries, call people, listen to music, take photos, follow navigation, some of us even use batteries for car and bicycle transport. It’s pervasive, and yet most of us know very little about how they work, how to look after them or indeed what to do if they fail us.

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Gadgets March 12, 2012 posted by

ivee Digit alarm clock will listen when you tell it to shut up

When you wake up in the morning and your alarm starts going haywire, you will likely politely tell it to quiet down as you do everyday. In actuality, we all know this isn’t the case. Normally, you have some choice words to share with your alarm clock before you slap it across the room in hopes that it will break and never wake you from peaceful slumber again.

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ivee Digit alarm clock will listen when you tell it to shut up
Recommended March 12, 2012 posted by

Photoshop Shortcut Decal Stickers make learning the ins and outs of PhotoShop a breeze

When you look at a professional photograph and compare it to something that you posted on Facebook last week, there’s a good chance that yours is a little lacking. Obviously the quality of the camera and experience have a lot to do with it, but there are shortcuts that can lead to better photos. There’s nothing that a little Photoshop can’t spruce up, but it can be a little cumbersome to navigate through that program, as there is a lot…

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Photoshop Shortcut Decal Stickers make learning the ins and outs of PhotoShop a breeze
reprise March 11, 2012 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. The ECO-iP4 DIY Paper iPhone Dock is easy on the environment and your wallet – This ECO-iP4 DIY Paper iPhone Dock… Paper Karma lets you easily banish junk mail from your doormat with your phone [Daily Freeware] – It’s easy to hate junk mail,… Music Smasher serves up all your favorite music services with one click – Look around and you’ll notice……

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but is it art? March 10, 2012 posted by

Now you can buy your very own authentic London Underground and street signs

There are probably going to be a few extra tourists in London this year, what with that thing called the Olympics 2012 going on. The London money machine must be humming with activity as the capital gears up to fleece…cajole…encourage those lucky visitors to spend, spend, spend as they watch their favourite athlete work their hearts out for their country.

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cool tech March 9, 2012 posted by

The LED suit – a snowboarder’s (night-time) delight

Ski “bums” love their snow – day or night. And anything that lets them do it is a winner.The LED light suit is a one-of-a-kind, experimental suit made for night skiing. An estimated 300 man hours were spent building, testing and fine-tuning the light suit. The final result used strips of LED lighting powered by nickel-metal hydride batteries. Then it was time for experienced Arctic “snow surfer” William Hughes to light up the night! Like an ethereal snow ghost, watching…

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The LED suit – a snowboarder’s (night-time) delight
Fun & Games March 9, 2012 posted by

Exhibition of upcycled products coming to the Old Cinema

If you’re a fan of green products or just intrigued with how one product can be turned into something new and cool, you’ll want to mark the dates for the upcoming Upcycled Exhibit at London’s Old Cinema. Set to run from Thursday, March 15th through Sunday, March 25th, this fascinating exhibit will feature the latest products made from recycled and “upcycled” materials. The Old Cinema has gained a reputation for presenting the latest in antiques, vintage, retro and upcycled design….

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Exhibition of upcycled products coming to the Old Cinema
cool tech March 9, 2012 posted by

Seiko Astron GPS Watch is the world’s first GPS solar watch

The new Seiko Astron watch is the world’s first GPS solar watch, which means that it’s the first watch to be able to automatically reset to the precisely correct time anywhere on the planet. No more hunting for elusive time zone servers. The secret lies in the fact that the boffins have managed to develop their own very low power GPS receiver, which means they can cram it into a watch without instantly draining the batteries. And how it works…

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The Red Ferret Top 21 HTML5 Free Games [Daily Freeware]

Flash is dead, long live Flash. Well it may not be dead yet, but the writing’s on the wall, and the replacement has started to stretch its wings. HTML5 is an interactive global web standard which aims to deliver Flash type functionality in the browser without installing plugins, and the first games based around the technology are already appearing on the Web. One of the key advantages of moving to HTML5 for game development is the fact that each game…

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The Red Ferret Top 21 HTML5 Free Games [Daily Freeware]
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ChefHangout offers masterclass cooking lessons in your own kitchen

In the old days, if you wanted to learn to cook you’d have to travel to a cookery class, spend time learning in a strange kitchen, with strange people and spend a fair amount of money for the privilege. It’s not that there was anything wrong with this system, it’s just that a lot of people couldn’t spare the time or expense to go on this sort of Haute Cuisine course.

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general March 9, 2012 posted by

This Umbrella automatically adjusts itself when it’s windy outside

It’s nice to sit outside underneath an umbrella on a hot sunny day and read a book. Normally, a cool breeze would enter into this picture, and all would be well with the world as you sip on your tea. However, when mother nature decides to kick it up a notch, that umbrella protecting you from UV rays is suddenly bent or blown away from gusts of wind that are too strong.

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This Umbrella automatically adjusts itself when it’s windy outside
Gadgets March 9, 2012 posted by

Is the Digital Mixing Bowl a bowl or a scale?

If you’re cooking a dinner for yourself, you can put in a “pinch” of this, or a “dash” of that, and it won’t ruin the end product. However, when it comes to more difficult recipes, if you put in so much as an ounce extra of any ingredient, your dish could quickly turn into a disaster. You could always buy a professional grade scale for your food, but that will just take up more space in the kitchen.

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Is the Digital Mixing Bowl a bowl or a scale?