Saturday, December 1, 2007


Talk to Santa via Windows Live Messenger

IM with Santa. Just add to your contact list and then you can open a conversation window and start talking to Santa right away.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Wi-Fi detector shirt

Wi-Fi signal strength at a glance with this neat t-shirt from ThinkGeek

The glowing animated shirt dynamically displays the current wi-fi signal strength for 802.11b or 802.11g . The decal and batteries are detachable for easy washing.


Gravatar: globally recognized avatar

Gravatar manages your identity on the web:

A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on weblogs?

Simple as 1,2,3:

  1. Register on Gravatar

  2. Comment on Gravatar enabled sites

  3. eh.. that's it: Gravatar takes care of the rest :-)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Biggest full moon of the year this week

This week's full Moon (Oct. 25-26) is the biggest full Moon of 2007. It's no illusion. Some full Moons are genuinely larger than others and Thursday night's will be as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons we have seen earlier this year. explains why.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Amazing stunt drivers

Impressive stunt drivers. It is the first time I have seen someone change a tire while driving…

Monday, September 3, 2007



PlateWire is a public repository and electronic forum of drivers by drivers. Using a drivers license plate, commuters can communicate their thoughts and feelings in regards to driving on today's roadways.

Friday, August 31, 2007


Laser magic

Amazing laser magic by Jason Latimer

Via Geeks Are Sexy

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Icon War

What your icons are doing when you are away from the computer

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


FireHammer MT monster 1/5 R/C truck

The FireHammer MT is sure to give you some respect when you take it for a spin.

It is huge as it is over 2 feet long and over 20 pounds. It is ready to run and you don't have to break in the engine. Just add regular unleaded gasoline, 2-cycle engine oil, 8 "AA" batteries and you are ready for 30 minutes of fast and furious racing fun.


  • Already assembled

  • Painted, trimmed and mounted body

  • DuraTrax 2-channel FM radio system

  • (2) metal-geared, high-torque servos

  • 1/4 scale, metal-geared steering servo

  • Recoil-started 23cc gasoline engine

  • DuraTrax micro fail-safe unit

  • Engine Kill Switch 

  • Rechargeable 6.0V receiver battery

  • AC charger

Check out the video of the car in action.

Monday, August 27, 2007


SkyView Virtual Observatory

SkyView is a Virtual Observatory on the Net generating images of any part of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from Radio to Gamma-Ray.

The Non-Astronomer page shows some of the images you can create using SkyView

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Public domain photos

PD Photo has thousands of royalty free, public domain photos in many different categories

Thursday, August 23, 2007


25 other uses for olive oil

25 other ways of using olive oil that you may have not thought of, including:

  • Wood Furniture Polish

  • Control hair frizz.

  • Free a stuck zipper.

  • Stop Snoring???

  • Cure an earache

  • Shoe polish


Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Amazing toothpick art

Impressive scuptures made with toothpicks at

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


How to rip a phone book in half

Impress everyone with your strength by using this simple trick to rip a phone book in half:


Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

Take the test to find out..

Monday, August 20, 2007


Harbin snow and ice festival

Belive it or not, the “buildings“ below are ice sculptures:

R Todd King has some spectacular photos of the Harbin snow and ice festival.

Friday, August 17, 2007


USB Roll up piano

Miss your piano when you are on the road? The Brando USB Roll-Up Piano fits in a bag so you can bring it where you want:

It does not require batteries as it is completely USB powered.


  • 49-note Velocity-sensitive Keyboard

  • 8 Percussion Instruments

  • 128 Non Percussion Instruments

  • 6 Tones, 100 Prerecorded Rhythms

  • Program Function To Record Your Own Rhythm And Beats

  • Prerecorded Songs

  • Tempo Adjustment (40-208 Beats)

  • Metronome Adjustment

  • Tone Effects (Vibrato and Portamento)

  • Learning Feature

  • Record/Playback And Program Option

Thursday, August 16, 2007


HSUPA - high speed mobile modem

Ignoring the acronyms, the technology is pretty cool. The Ovation MC950D is the "world's smallest" USB-connected HSUPA modem. It gives HSDPA download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps. and HSUPA-accelerated upload transfers of up to 2.1Mbps.

Such speeds assume the carrier you're connecting to has enabled them, of course. While UK carriers are pushing ahead with 3.6Mbps HSDPA, there's no commercial HSUPA-enabled network over here. HSUPA builds on the 128Kbps uplink speeds of basic 3G, rising to 384Kbps with HSDPA.

Via Reg Hardware


Bionic dog

Storm is the first pet in the world to have a prosthetic paw where the grows into the metal:

Via SciFi blog

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Restaurant under the sea

Incredible, but true, the restaurant at the end of the universe under the sea exists:

Maldives, Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa announces the arrival of Ithaa, the world's first aquarium-style undersea restaurant at the resort. Designed in New Zealand, constructed in Singapore using materials from the United States and then shipped to the Maldives, Ithaa will sit six meters below the waves of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and encased in clear acrylic offering diners 180-degrees of panoramic underwater views.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Wii Cooler

Wii cooler features:

  • Built in High Velocity Fan. Reduce your console temperature, prolonging the life of your Wii Console

  • Cool Blue LED Light adds style to your gaming setup

  • You can turn off the LED and the fan by the ON/OFF switch

  • USB Power

  • Clear, Soft color stylize your Wii

  • Provides Safety, support, and added stability

Via The UberReview


MoPod: animate your phone

MoPods flash and twirl when they are within one metre of an incoming call, text or email to your phone.

Even if your phone is in your bag or is on silent, the MoPod will still respond to calls and texts. Several different models are available:

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Flybook VM

Finally a laptop with some new features; the Flybook VM:

The display of the Dual Core laptop lifts up on a built in stand which is better for typing posture and makes it easier to use it on tiny airplane seats.


Vacuum shoes

The Vacuum shoes concept by Electrolux are not made for walking up walls, but they should make cleaning less of a hassle:

The very lazy could even hand out a pair to visitors...

Via SCI FI Tech

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Memory Infinite USB storage

The Memory Infinite concept lets you plug together flexible USB drivers:

Memory Infinite has a USB male connector at one end and a female connector at the other, providing an “add up” concept for USB finger discs. By connecting one Memory Infinite with another to add up the storage capacity, the user won't waste the old storage capacity when getting a larger one. The user can choose to combine or separate Memory Infinite, making the usage of USB finger discs more convenient. And when Memory Infinite connects to a computer using its male end, other USB devices still can connect to its female end without having to occupy another USB port on the computer.


Monday, January 15, 2007


Clamwin, the only free Anti Virus for Windows 2003

I have used AVG for a while on my Windows 2003 laptop, but AVG is dropping support for free AVG in the new 7.5 version. Avast does not install on Win2k3 either so the only free alternative I have found is ClamWin, that offers:

  • High detection rates for viruses and spyware;

  • Scanning Scheduler

  • Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.

  • Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;

  • Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.

Note that it does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.

YMMV as the addin seriously slows down Outlook on my laptop. It should be OK on faster machines though.

Thanks for the tip Michele

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Instant Messaging slang and acronym translator

The IM slang translator is handy if you have got friends that use slang like "10q" and LOL in IM and mail. It also has a lot of common acronyms used on the internet and smilies that I didn't even know existed.


Face Transformer

Have some fun wih the Face Transformer. It lets you apply different transformations like child, female, drunk and this “50% Chimp“ transformation:

Guess who the model was...


Binary Clock

The lights on this binary clock on IWOOT, can be set to three different degrees of brightness:

It looks pretty neat but I guess only geeks like myself can appreciate a clock like this unless you like to puzzle your guests. This test should tell how likely you are to enjoy the clock...