Monthly Archives: October 2013

Gadgets October 14, 2013 posted by

Sensordrone – cool Bluetooth sensor dongle makes your smartphone even smarter [Review]

No matter how smart our phones get, it will never be enough will it? So it’s not surprising that one of the things we enjoy most about the latest generation smartphones is the fact that they now come with a bunch of integrated sensors which we can use to do all sorts of clever things. Well now there’s the ultimate keychain sensor accessory available for your phone, and it’s pretty Star Trek worthy all round.

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Sensordrone – cool Bluetooth sensor dongle makes your smartphone even smarter [Review]
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CogniFit – train your brain by playing online games

The road towards mental agility and intellectual prowess is a long hard slog, and for some of us the journey is dotted with detours and the occasional flat tire. It’s not that we all don’t want to be mentally at our peak, it’s just that all this thinking stuff can be really hard work. Know what we mean? But now there’s a new option for those of us that want to develop our cognitive skills and prove that we’re more…

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CogniFit – train your brain by playing online games
Gadgets October 14, 2013 posted by

Portable WiFi Signal Booster – no more signal drops at the airport

Don’t you hate weak WiFi signals constantly dropping? If it happens at your home then you at least have the choice to replace your router, but what if you’re at a hotel or some other public place, chances are you can’t do anything about the router there. However, it would be great to have a portable device to boost the WiFi signals, anywhere and anytime.

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Portable WiFi Signal Booster – no more signal drops at the airport
reprise October 13, 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. SubPac M1 – don’t just hear the bass, feel it feel it feel it – There’s something totally visceral… Red Hull footbridge combines conservation with remarkable style – Footbridges and conservation have… Singing Machine Home – the cool Bluetooth speaker that thinks it’s a Karaoke machine for your TV – There’s no question that Bluetooth… Wysips Crystal – infinite standby technology could…

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Gadgets October 12, 2013 posted by

SubPac M1 – don’t just hear the bass, feel it feel it feel it

There’s something totally visceral about music, the way your favorite tunes dig deep into the soul and make you literally ‘feel’ the beat. But of course it’s really just an audio experience most of the time, unless you’re standing 3 inches away from a big stack at the front of the stage, at which point your body becomes a little wobbly thing.

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SubPac M1 – don’t just hear the bass, feel it feel it feel it
but is it art? October 12, 2013 posted by

Red Hull footbridge combines conservation with remarkable style

Footbridges and conservation have gone together for some time. There are footbridges that allow wildlife to safely cross highways and others strictly for two-legged folks. The new River Hull Footbridge, located east of the northern English town of Hull, connects its Old Town conservation area to an industrial space currently undergoing redevelopment. And it does it with a unique style and grace. Designed by the British architectural firm McDowell & Benedetti, this innovative £6.5 million hi-tech footbridge won an international…

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Red Hull footbridge combines conservation with remarkable style
Gadgets October 11, 2013 posted by

Singing Machine Home – the cool Bluetooth speaker that thinks it’s a Karaoke machine for your TV

There’s no question that Bluetooth speakers are here to stay, look around you, there’s so *many* of them. Big ones, small ones, itty bitty blue ones, they’re kind of taking over like a bad case of the Tribbles (look it up). But this latest version grabbed our attention instantly, if only because of the slick marketing and cool gimmick.

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Singing Machine Home – the cool Bluetooth speaker that thinks it’s a Karaoke machine for your TV
cool tech October 11, 2013 posted by

Wysips Crystal – infinite standby technology could make phone chargers a thing of the past

Amazing as it sounds we could be on the verge of enjoying a whole new portable electronics experience, where wall chargers are a thing of the past and every device can keep working indefinitely purely through the power of the sun or a standard light bulb. No, it’s not science fiction, this is the exciting promise of a new photovoltaic technology which is being developed in France right now.

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Wysips Crystal – infinite standby technology could make phone chargers a thing of the past
hmm..interesting October 11, 2013 posted by

SOS Stay Safe – the smartphone app which could save your life with a simple shake

Life is not always a bowl of ripe cherries. Sometimes we can find ourselves in situations which are unpleasant at least and downright hazardous at worst. Although we now live in a time when the world is safer than it has ever been, personal safety is never far from our minds, especially if we are to believe all the doom and gloom in the daily news.

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SOS Stay Safe – the smartphone app which could save your life with a simple shake
Gadgets October 10, 2013 posted by

Halo Android Mini Quad Core PC TV – yes, your TV is now more powerful than your phone, get over it… [Review]

Well it had to come. We’ve seen rocketing progress in phones and tablets, why not TV PC add-ons? These little HMDI pluggable computers are around the size of a matchbox and instantly convert your humble flat screen television into a digitally intelligent monster capable of letting you browse the web, play games and more, courtesy of the ever present Android operating system.

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Halo Android Mini Quad Core PC TV – yes, your TV is now more powerful than your phone, get over it… [Review]
Free Software October 10, 2013 posted by

How To Boil A Kettle – the single most important app you will ever install on your phone [Freeware]

There are few things more important than a good solid cup of something. First thing in the morning, last thing at night. During times of stress or loss, or as a part of a hearty celebration, something warm in the hands gives lasting comfort. But, tragically, there are far too many unfortunate people who still have problems mastering the absolute basics of a good brew.

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How To Boil A Kettle – the single most important app you will ever install on your phone [Freeware]