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Gadgets December 11, 2010 posted by

Ion Twin Video Camera – record the action and your reaction simultaneously

This Ion Twin Video Camera features, you’ve guessed it, two lenses and two microphones, artfully arranged so you can record the action in front of you, while at the same time capturing your reaction to the event. Sound scary? Agreed. This is obviously great for happy gatherings like little Tommy’s birthday, but what about those dodgy moments when Gran falls into the Christmas trifle bowl? Yeeeew. Priced at £129.00.  Not only does it have two camera lenses (one on each side,…


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Awesome December 8, 2010 posted by

Star Wreck – hilariously going where no Finnish fan movie has ever gone before

Star Wreck is an awesome fan movie which has been 7 years in the making. Created by five students and some unemployed folk from Tampere, Finland, original versions were released for free on YouTube, but now it’s out on DVD. If you like quirky (and don’t mind subtitles!), you’ll probably love this. Captain Pirk and the crew of the Starship Kickstart, we salute you.  Just watch it and laugh! I’m a diehard Star Trek fan and this film has everything that makes…


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Awesome December 6, 2010 posted by

Game Booster 2 – ace freeware utility instantly optimizes your PC for games and video play

We were big fans of the first version of this product back in the day, and now they’ve updated it to Game Booster Version 2 – and it’s awesome. The freeware basically shuts down all unnecessary processes running on your Windows PC, to optimise memory and processor for playing games. It also works brilliantly for movie playback, which is great if you regularly plug your laptop into your TV as an ad hoc movie player . The superb thing about the new version is it also…


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hmm..interesting December 2, 2010 posted by

Skippable ads come to YouTube

It’s safe to say that YouTube has revolutionized the way the world views video content. It took them a while, but the company finally found a good way to let the uploaders make a bit of money off the content they provide. Unfortunately for the viewer, this means seeing ads. Sure, the little ones that pop up at the bottom aren’t too bad, as you can just click them away. What’s really annoying are the ones that have video advertisements…


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Skippable ads come to YouTube
cool tech November 30, 2010 posted by

DIY Star Trek Home Computer – geek out home automation gets Holodeck treatment

So this dude in Germany has built his own computer and written his own software to produce a DIY Star Trek home control system. It’s spooky and cool all at the same time. The system features: * Calendar/To-Do List* Shopping List App* Weather Radar* Train Timetable* Media Library and Player (connected to home theater system)* Internet Browser Watch the video!   Tags: diy+star+trek+home+computer, geek, star+trek, trekkies


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Cool Web Apps & Sites November 23, 2010 posted by

zButterfly – gorgeous looking freeware for downloading movies

zButterfly is a new freeware program designed to let your grandma download movies for free. Really now, this is getting more than silly. Every time the poor old media industry knocks off one product, up pops another even more sophisticated and easy to use. This is like a war of attrition which only the mutant virus wins. Anyhoo, the Java based program comes with a number of different interface options, ranging from the default granny friendly beginner mode, to a…


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Bookmark This! November 16, 2010 posted by

12 YouTube Hacks – how to get maximise your enjoyment of everyone’s favourite video site

I really like this list of 12 YouTube Hacks, as it defines just how popular this video site has become for all of us, both young and old. I particularly like TubeChop (which lets you splice YouTube videos to highlight a specific section) and the YouTube Labs. I am currently trying out the super lean Feather version of YouTube from the labs, and it’s fun.  Whether you want to view a video with a far-away friend, compare two clips, or find…


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cool tech November 10, 2010 posted by

Diminished Reality – clever new tech can remove objects from real time video footage

Forget about augmented reality, what about some Diminished Reality? Researchers at a German university have just come up with a technology that can remove objects from video footage in real time. This Diminished Reality tech, as it’s called, does it all with a mere 40 ms delay, and the result is pretty spooky Sci-Fi. Professor Broll of Ilmenau University believes the tech could arrive on smartphones very soon.   The potential uses of this technology boggle the mind (imagine, say, a pair…


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Bookmark This! November 1, 2010 posted by

Vici.tv – browse YouTube by anything you want

VICI.TV is a clever new hack on the venerable video site which lets you search for any topic you like and browse the results with instant controls. Don’t like what you’re watching? Then just hit the forward button. Not quite sure what the sidebar is for (maybe just a suggestion list?), but the full screen option is cool and the whole thing is rather addictive. [Via] Tags: vici.tv, youtube, search, video


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Cool Web Apps & Sites October 28, 2010 posted by

100 Greatest YouTube Hits in 4 Minutes

Don’t usually cover this stuff, but I thought for history’s sake, I would include this 100 Greatest YouTube Hits in 4 Minutes video for y’all, so that future generations of anthropologists could quickly grab a snapshot of our vapid Internet culture circa 2010. It makes for LOLS viewing, peeps. Really.   PS I’m so glad Matt made the cut. Tags: 100+greatest+youtube+hits+in+4+minutes, youtube, video


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but is it art? October 27, 2010 posted by

The Commuter – short movie shot entirely on Nokia N8 mobile phones

The Commuter is a charming (!) little short movie commissioned by the Nokia marketing department and shot entirely using Nokia N8 mobile phones. We’re talking serious bucks here by the way, with Dev Patel, Charles Dance and even the ubiquitous Pamela Anderson in cameo.   It all looks very fine, and is a great example of the kind of quality we’ll be seeing on all mobile phones in a very short while, but it’s easy to forget that you can…


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Gadgets October 26, 2010 posted by

HD Helmet Hero – 1080P action cam meets extreme needs

This is the HD Helmet Hero, a 1080P high definition action cam with a helmet mount and all the trimmings. Use it to scare pigeons, stalk rabbits, annoy clergymen and generally act off the macho in your blood. Takes SD cards and will store up to 2.5 hours of footage per charge, which should be enough for most weddings. $299.99.  Included are mounts for attaching the camera to three helmets and two pieces of gear or vehicles, as well as…


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Bookmark This! October 26, 2010 posted by

Car Key Camcorder – perfect for those tricky roadside encounters with law enforcers?

This Car Key Camcorder looks like any other key, but contains a VGA resolution video and stills camcorder with audio capture. The battery lasts for 1 hour and it supports microSD cards up to 16GB (around 5 hours footage). Very clever, very expensive, but ultra useful on the right keychain at the right time. £346.63.  This item is so clever that it will vibrate to indicate that it is shooting pictures, once for stills and twice for video. It can…


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Gadgets October 12, 2010 posted by

Blue HD Webcam – high quality audio for your webcam joy

This Blue HD Webcam is different in that it comes with a ‘pro quality’ condenser microphone which apparently delivers top class audio along with the video. The video camera is 2 megapixel, so that’s not bad either, and it all hooks into the USB port with no drivers needed. $79.95, Mac and PC.  Revolutionary webcam features Blue’s famous pro-quality condenser capsule, giving it better sound than any webcam in the market. Add to this the super HD video camera with…


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Gadgets October 5, 2010 posted by

HP Mouse Spy Bugs – sneaky weird as sneaky does

This HP Mouse Camera Spy Bug is a fully working optical mouse which contains a wireless camera and transmitter effective up to 100 metres range. No, don’t ask us what kind of video image you’re expecting to get. The HP Mouse GSM SIM card bug, on the other hand, transmits an audio feed to any remote mobile phone you choose. Former priced at $59.99, latter at £225.00. They’re different products of course, but we’re fascinated with the use of the HP…


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