Archive for July, 2012



CommBot Is Your Wi-Fi Extending Robot!

Have you ever gotten annoyed at the range of your Wi-Fi network? There always seems to be a place in your house where Wi-Fi doesn’t really come in all that well. CommBot comes to the rescue, allowing you to extend the range of your Wi-Fi network, in a nice, compact package.

commbot wifi extending robot

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Be a More Polite Smartphone User Using This Tip

072612-vib.jpgThere’s one thing that I’ve learned over the years and that’s to keep my phone silent at all times. I hate bothering anyone with intrusive ringtones, abiding by the axiom, “silence is golden”. However, what happens if vibration alerts fail? Here’s one trick that we discovered. More

MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player

Using cassettes to create mixtapes was a fun time to spend an afternoon when you were a kid. There’s something oddly pleasing about this analog media format. Thankfully, if you’ve got a MakerBot in your shed, you can make a modern version of the mixtape, by 3D printing an MP3 player in the shape of a cassette.

makerbot mixtape 3d printed mp3 player

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Concrete Watches Look Heavier Than They Are

Concrete is an interesting material, but I’ve never thought about using it to make watches. Paris-based designer Dzmitry Samal has launched a series of watches, with frames made out of the durable material.

concrete watch dzmitry samal

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7,000 Sticky Notes Make up This Super Mario Stop-Motion Animation

Sticky notes are a useful office tool. I can’t get enough of them, and after years of use I don’t know how many I’ve used. However, I can’t say that I’ve ever seen this many sticky notes used in a single animation.

post it life super mario sticky notes animation

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Best Premium Over-Ear & On the Go Headphones

072412_rg_BestSub300Headphones_01.jpgIt’s always a challenge choosing new headphones, especially if you don’t know much about them or you’re not sure exactly how you’ll end up using them. A trip to a store can prove frustrating, as you become overwhelmed by the myriad of choices. Here are some good choices for sub-$300 over-ear headphones that are perfect to use on the go.

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Weather Neue & Sun iPhone Apps: Minimal Designs, Easy Forecasts

These days, with the heat and the rain, it always makes sense to open up a weather app before you leave home to check out what the temperature will be like. These two new apps are elegant and minimal, easy to use and best of all free.

weather neue app ios

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TEAC SR-LUXi iPhone Alarm Clock Wakes You With Light

The Philips Wake-Up Light is one of my favorite alarm clocks, but I never picked one up because of the price . Check out this TEAC alarm clock dock for iPhones, which promises to do almost the same thing as the Philips clock, at a more reasonable cost.

teac sr luxi wake up light iphone

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iGills iPhone Case Dives Deep Underwater

I admit that I take my iPhone pretty much everywhere with me, but I draw the line at taking it into water. The iGills case seeks to change this by making your iPhone fully waterproof.

igills iphone case diving rugged

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iPhone 5 to Sport 19-Pin Dock Connector?

I’m already avoiding the purchase of new iPhone accessories, other than cases, in preparation for the next iteration of Apple’s iPhone, as there continue to be rumors that Apple’s new dock connector will be a 19-pin port instead of the long-standing universal iOS 30-pin port.

new iphone 19 pin dock connector

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