Posts by tag: gadget

cool tech June 29, 2012 posted by

Theft Recovery Microchip lets you ‘chip’ your items to aid recovery after loss or theft

Tucking a microchip into a beloved pet is now a common form of identification across Europe and America. The tiny electronic tags are inserted into the fold of the neck where they can be accessed by generic scanners to deliver information about owners, treatment history and any other relevant facts. The success of the technology has apparently spurred on some enterprising folk to develop the same thing for ordinary non-living products, which is definitely an interesting and bold extension of the idea. 

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Awesome June 28, 2012 posted by

Tindie is a DIY hardware hacker hobbyist heaven

What’s really great about teh Internets is how easy it is to get exposure to stuff you wouldn’t usually see. Take the wide world of hardware hacking for instance. Clearly populated by incredibly intelligent beings from a distant galaxy, this community has up to now lurked in hidden basements across the world, dreaming up cool new toys and building stuff…just for a laugh. The problem is, we mere mortals have had no way to interact with these exotic creatures, until…

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Bookmark This! June 27, 2012 posted by

Water Walker Pet Leash is the ultimate accessory for dog lovers

Forget about fancy kennels and heated bed rolls, sometimes it’s the most basic accessory that shows your pooch how much you care. Sure they’ll thank you for lining their playpen with Columbian tree bark, and there’s no question they’ll love the aerated, LED lit sparkling drinking fountain, but deep down they’ll know that you’re not doing everything you can to improve their lives.

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cool tech June 25, 2012 posted by

Electric Skates lets you clip on, switch on and shoot out

You’ve got to admit one thing, transportation is really going through some big changes right now. The high price of gas, the crowded streets and the proliferation of new technologies is driving a really innovative period in our ability to move from place to place effortlessly. Some of the most interesting stuff we find comes from personal devices like Honda’s UNI-CUB, but there are other examples which are just as interesting.

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Gadgets June 23, 2012 posted by

Doro HandlePlus 334 GSM is the anti-smartphone

Not everyone needs a fancy sophisticated smartphone, and in fact for some people all the complexity that comes with tons of buttons, settings and options can make their life a misery. The elderly and physically and mentally disadvantaged people come to mind in this regard. For these and others who would like a simpler life, there are alternatives. The Swedish company Doro, for example, do a special line of products which have simplicity as their aim, and they do their…

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cool tech June 20, 2012 posted by

Wooden Chopper Motorbike is guaranteed to confuse the local squirrels

Question: What’s made out of black locust wood and animal horn, stores gas in a barrel and has a set of deer antlers for handlebars? Answer: Istvan Puskas’ glorious hand-made wooden chopper motorbike. The Hungarian master carver has gone the whole 9 yards with this beauty. Lurking inside that intricately constructed frame is a regular Fiat car engine, chopped and squeezed into place. There’s no word on how comfortable the thing is to ride, or how fast it goes, but…

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cool tech June 20, 2012 posted by

Kuchofuku Air Conditioned Cooling Shirt keeps you smiling while the temperature soars

Summer sunshine is wonderful, especially if you’re used to living in some damp, dingy city where winter sits on your head like a wet bathrobe. But there is a downside to too much sun, and we don’t just mean the melting ice-cream or damp patches on the back of your pants. Having to work in extremely hot temperatures is enough to make the toughest dude wilt under pressure, and so it’s good to know there are options.

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Gadgets June 19, 2012 posted by

Rugged Shockproof Waterproof Portable Battery is perfect for some extreme activity

It’s probably a sign of the times, but we’re noticing more and more products which are designed to withstand extra rough handling. What the heck is that all about? Are we flinging ourselves off mountains more frequently? Or abseiling recklessly from extremely tall buildings? There must be some reason why these companies want to sell us tough, macho products such as phones, cameras and the like.

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Gadgets June 18, 2012 posted by

EarthCalm Omega Electromagnetic Protection Stick keeps you safe and saves tinfoil

There’s no doubt that we live in a world awash with radiation. Not just naturally occurring stuff like UV and microwaves, but also the man-made type that comes from all this industrialization and wireless technology. With the average smartphone holding upwards of a dozen radios, it’s hardly surprising to find that some people are starting to feel a little sensitive to all the EMF (electro-magnetic fields) floating around.

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