Monthly Archives: February 2013

reprise February 17, 2013 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. Mocoro Fur Ball Vacuum is like a tribble that cleans – What’s one chore that we all have… Growing Ring – tiny landscape for the concrete jungle – If you went from small town living… Victor Financial Calculator For Dummies – sort yourself out son, right now… – If you’re like us, your grasp of… Tuebl – The Ultimate EBook Library [Freeware]…

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Bizarre February 15, 2013 posted by

A two-edged sword – transgenic tobacco to cure rabies? No GMO’s for me thanks!

A new study from St George’s University’s Hotung Molecular Immunology Unit in London has shown that tobacco plants can be genetically modified to produce rabies antibodies. Scientists hope that this research will deliver a safe, inexpensive way of treating rabies in developing countries.   These transgenic (read genetically modifed or GMO) plants were shown to neutralise the rabies virus. Definitely encouraging news … until you recognize that by “curing” one dreadful disease you’d be purposefully innoculating yourself with genetic material…

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A two-edged sword – transgenic tobacco to cure rabies? No GMO’s for me thanks!
Gadgets February 15, 2013 posted by

Wilson Five-Band Signal Cradle Booster – never miss important calls

If you often find yourself traveling for business, you know one of the most important factors is staying in touch with people. Whether it’s a briefing for the next meeting, finding out where your ride is from the airport, or just checking in at home, it’s a big deal. Not having a signal to make calls, or send texts can be detrimental to your life.

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Wilson Five-Band Signal Cradle Booster – never miss important calls
Fun & Games February 15, 2013 posted by

City Rain – Never use a coaster again!

Everyone has that one friend that is super nit-picky about how things are done if you visit their home. Shoes off at the door, use a coaster, don’t put your coat in a certain place; you still love them, but it can etch on your nerves after a while. If you don’t want to get mad at their requests, why not try make it easier to follow them?

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City Rain – Never use a coaster again!
Gadgets February 14, 2013 posted by

Kickstarter Review: Botiful – this Skype robot proves that crowdfunding has some real problems

Back in the summer of last year we decided to take a more hands-on interest in Kickstarter projects by investing in a few, just to see exactly what the user experience was like and what potential backers could expect from their investment. Everyone and their dog was writing about the big crowdfunding projects from Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but few were commenting on the risks and real rewards. Nevertheless it was, and remains, an exciting field in every way. We had…

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Kickstarter Review: Botiful – this Skype robot proves that crowdfunding has some real problems
Bookmark This! February 14, 2013 posted by

nPointer – control your PC with a wave of the hand like Tom Cruise…almost [Freeware]

There’s currently a lot of talk about the upcoming revolution in computer control. Voice recognition, gestures, touch and different types of input devices are all being trotted out to see if any stick. We’ve had some real close shaves in the past, voice commands being one, but typically after a little interest we all return to the tried and tested mouse/keyboard option.

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nPointer – control your PC with a wave of the hand like Tom Cruise…almost [Freeware]
Gadgets February 14, 2013 posted by

Kisai OTO LCD Watch – dance to the music!

There are two things that seem to be constantly happening around us that are out of our control. You can’t stop time, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a place with little to no sound. Instead of letting these two things eat away at you, why not find a way to enjoy them?

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Kisai OTO LCD Watch – dance to the music!