Monthly Archives: December 2012

cool tech December 8, 2012 posted by

Basis – more high tech on your wrist than the original moon lander

There are fitness tools and then there are fitness tools, know what I mean? Scales, weights, stop-watches…these are all tools to help you stay fit and healthy, but they don’t really get down to the hard core of our basic physical makeup, because they can’t. Athletes and sports stars on the other hand have the benefit of a huge array of very expensive equipment to check on every aspect of their health and physique, and now this kind of technology…

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Basis – more high tech on your wrist than the original moon lander
cool tech December 7, 2012 posted by

D-Link DAP-1320 – extend the range of your WiFi network with the push of a button

Wireless networks are more than just a luxury nowadays, they’re a necessity. Nothing beats being able to connect your phone or computer to the Internet from anywhere in your home, except it’s not always that easy is it? Those pesky walls, ceilings and other obstructions can often spoil the range over which the WiFi is effective, and make a mockery of all those marketing claims in the brochure. Checking emails in a draughty corridor is not fun, amirite?

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D-Link DAP-1320 – extend the range of your WiFi network with the push of a button
Gadgets December 7, 2012 posted by

EcoXBT – the rugged waterproof speaker that surprisingly doesn’t sound awful [Review]

Yeah we know, it’s December and those of us in the North are suffering with cold dreary weather. But think back to the warmer months and time covered in tanning lotion, a nice pool of water reflecting the sun, a cool drink by your side, great tunes streaming ….and maybe dreams of me. OK maybe not, and it’s unlikely you had cool music near the pool either, because as we know water and electronics don’t go together too well. Until…

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EcoXBT – the rugged waterproof speaker that surprisingly doesn’t sound awful [Review]
cool tech December 7, 2012 posted by

GravityLight – a revolutionary LED lighting system for developing countries

A huge part of this planet exists without access to reliable electricity, which doesn’t just mean no access to computers and other tools, but a lack of even the most basic of necessities such as cheap lighting. Most of these places still rely on kerosene lamps, which are smelly, polluting and expensive to run. There are some superb initiatives happening around the world at the moment to solve the problem, and we think this new project could be a real…

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GravityLight – a revolutionary LED lighting system for developing countries
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Rallee – the clever Facebook walkie-talkie [Freeware]

Social networks are fun, and for some people they’re even an essential lifeline. Facebook for example keeps friends and family in touch even though they may be continents apart, which is a very cool thing. But one part which is strange is that these interactions remain for the most part confined to text chats and photo and file exchanges on a computer, which is somewhat limiting. Most Facebookers will log onto Skype or use a phone when they want to…

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Rallee – the clever Facebook walkie-talkie [Freeware]
hmm..interesting December 7, 2012 posted by

Cupcake Toothpaste will freshen your breath and satisfy your sweet tooth

Do you enjoy cupcakes? If the answer is yes, then you are likely also fond of the taste of frosting. While this confection is not something you should consume on a regular basis, it doesn’t stop you from wanting it. If you just can’t find the willpower to stay away from the flavor though, there are ways to curb your desire without actually giving in completely. There is Cupcake Toothpaste that will give you all the sugary sweetness you want,…

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Cupcake Toothpaste will freshen your breath and satisfy your sweet tooth
Fun & Games December 7, 2012 posted by

Minecraft Light-Up Torch will make sure no one can creep up on you

Have you ever played Minecraft? It’s a world full of blocks, and your mission is to craft things to your heart’s desire. Obviously, you do quite a bit of mining in this game, and can get pretty far underground. This means you will need a little something in the way of light. You can build a torch in the game, and now, you can have one in real life too. The Minecraft Light-Up Torch is identical to the one in…

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Minecraft Light-Up Torch will make sure no one can creep up on you
yeah, right! December 7, 2012 posted by

Aesthetician’s Ultrasonic Hand Moisturizer shows dry skin who’s boss

It’s winter time again, and that means chapped lips and dry skin. Even if you have a hefty supply of lotion and chapstick ready, you’ll still be fighting it tooth and nail. While some of you may have a good moisturizing regimen that keeps your skin soft, many of us tend to forget about this, and end up with painful cracks on our knuckles. If you want an expensive, but effective way to keep your hands supple, then you might…

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Aesthetician’s Ultrasonic Hand Moisturizer shows dry skin who’s boss
Gadgets December 6, 2012 posted by

Santa Claus Hat with Headphones – get your festive party on

It can get a bit boring up there at 10,000 feet in the sleigh. Nothing to do but watch Rudolph’s backside swaying from side to side in the moonlit air, and count trees until the next chimney. Which is why it pays to have a top class crew of inventive Elves back at base, working on ways to make your special night more enjoyable.

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Santa Claus Hat with Headphones – get your festive party on
cool tech December 6, 2012 posted by

Android TV and Wireless Keyboard Kit – the cheapest way to instantly turn your old television into a smart TV

Everybody’s talking about smart stuff these days. Smart phones, smart cars and smart alecs…and now there’s the ultimate, the smart TV. What is it? Nothing more than a television which includes a computer of some sort of course. The computer must also connect to the Internet and be able to do important tasks like play games and display program listings. Exotic. In the past you needed to buy a dedicated TV set with it all built in or invest in…

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Android TV and Wireless Keyboard Kit – the cheapest way to instantly turn your old television into a smart TV
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Supportime puts a live technical support person in your Android phone [Freeware]

Smartphones are great until they stop working, at which point they’re not. Great. Apart from the obvious physical damage they can sustain, there’s also the unfortunate truth that like all portable computers they’re prone to wear and tear, software glitches and all other types of problems which can make them stop doing their stuff. At which point your options are to call a remote tech help line, trudge down to a repair store or throw the thing away. Now there’s…

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Supportime puts a live technical support person in your Android phone [Freeware]
Awesome December 6, 2012 posted by

PopSLATE is like having a Kindle on your iPhone

If you have a reading tablet such as the Kindle, you know of the E-Ink screen. You don’t have to deal with glare, and you can read at any time of the day. If you also have a smartphone, then you probably deal with toting around your e-reader, phone, and charger cables for both to make sure that they’re all powered up. What if you could find a way to not only minimize the amount of stuff you have to…

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PopSLATE is like having a Kindle on your iPhone
hmm..interesting December 6, 2012 posted by

The Napsack makes any time naptime

There’s nothing quite like taking a nap in a nest of comfy blankets. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time sleeping if I don’t have some sort of covering when I snooze. If you’re a camper, couch surfer, or are of nomadic nature, then having a blanket handy is extremely important. You don’t normally want to wear your bedding around during the day, unless it’s fashioned into a coat, that is.

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The Napsack makes any time naptime