Friday, May 27, 2005

Good cleaning for your PC/Mac

Spring cleaning for your PC hardware time! Thanks to PC World here is an extensive tips and techniques article on how to clean that dirty keyboard, monitor, CPU. Have at it and get cleaning folks!

Clean Your PC [PC World]

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Space Age Flashlight (looks like one at least)

If you were looking for that space age or out of this world form factor on you next rugged (water proof to 15' of water), glow in the dark find-me inner coat of paint, then this Lumaray FL6 is your best bet. You might as well have a conversation starter on your next kick alien butt (um camping trip) adventure.

Lumaray FL6

Friday, May 13, 2005

Frontgate Solar Lighted Umbrella

An outdoor patio/deck umbrella outfitted with 48 bright, LED lights, solar powered costing about US$300.00. The solar panel is discreetly mounted on top of the canopy, removing the need for extra wiring.

Solar Lighted Umbrella

Xenofreaks PIX LED Display

An LED device that displays a custom message of your choosing. Its a Motion Responsive Display (MRD) changing the LED patterns and display based upon the proportional differences in body motion. It functions as a watch, stopwatch, timer, pattern maker, counter, messages and all around communicator. All this for only US$25.00 a pop. i4U has an excellent review.

XenoFreaks PIX Sports LED Gadget Review [i4u]
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High-tech unisex Baby Bandolier

No more Pooh, Pink, Sparkly baby bandoliers. Forget that bulky diaper bag. Just zip everything into baby bandolier and strap it on! Easily holds all the essentials you need.
Accross-the-shoulder style looks great on mom or dad.
Hands free for active life while baby goes along.
I can see other potential uses of this.

baby bandolier []

Group money raising - Fundable.

Its a web service that enables a group of people to contribute to a financial goal, like a fundraiser on an item. Set up an amont and a deadline. If the goal isn't reached by the deadline each contributer gets the money refunded back to them. Interesting way to pool resources with a money-back guarantee.


Your future child's eye color calculator

If you are expecting parents, or just are interested in finding out what the probabilities you'll have a blue eyed child, check out this calculator. Make sure you know your parents', siblings', your partner's parents and their siblings' eye color.

Eye Color Calculator

Thursday, May 05, 2005

To all the Cupcake eaters...

I'm not a big cupcake fan, nothing against you cupcake eathers. I just don't prefer it, that's all. So to all you out there, check out CUP-A-Cake. Designed to hold a frosted cupcake in place by firmly gripping it at the base. It encases the cupcake, and the internal grip keeps it from moving.



Created by Grant Robinson, this nifty project uses Google's image search to generate grid montage of images based on a search keyword(s).


Google Love - Newsmap

I'm in LOVE. IN love with Newsmap. It is an application that reflects the constatnly changing world of Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Newsmap's objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.


Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Amazing OpenX !

Plastic packaging has revolutionized the retail industry. These packages are everywhere. Now a revolutionary tool design is helping consumers catch up! The Amazing OpenX® makes opening those plastic packages safe and easy. But, we've found that it works great at opening a variety of other items! Now why didn't I think of this before! A heaven sent. For a mere $4.95 S/H FRee, I'm getting at least 2. Their site even has a commercial clip.

Amazing OpenX

Shine on your message !

Scan a message of 4x7 inch, 4 of them maximum, wave this LighTalk saber and it displays the LED Text message in thin air. Its the whole persistence of vision concept. A mere $39.99 at ThinkGeek . Check it out. Could be the best geek toy at the next concert - Yo Bo! You Rock!

LighTalk LED Text Message Saber []

MAKE magazine

The first magazine devoted to digital projects, hardware hacks, and D.I.Y. inspiration. I've become an avid reader of this magaznie, published by O'REILLY. To all DIYers out there, make this your new hang-out.


Do you dare use 'Audacity'?

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. This software has an extensive feature set and plugins. Does not allow you to use any DRM'd , WMA or AAC files. Check out its features.