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First camera with built-in projector – Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj

It’s never been our intention to cover every new digital camera or every small advancement or gadget in digital photography, but since a projector built into a camera is something radically new – and a world-first – we think that the Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj deserves its place on this blog. It allows you to take pictures or shoot videos during any event and show them to the participants before they’ve even left.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2010 12:09

Free Backup Solution – The Software Is Already On Your PC

Free PC backup with XCopyHave you backed up your PC lately? No? Do you hear that strange sound coming from your hard disk? Maybe it’s too late already! Just kidding, but it’s very unwise not to make regular backups, and there’s no reason not to do so. There’s a free backup solution in the shape of the XCOPY command that’s part of every Windows installation and can be automated.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2010 13:41

Freeloader Pro Solar Charger Charges all Your Gear (yes, even your reflex camera)

We’ve written a few articles on travel adaptors and multi-chargers that help you to get rid of cable clutter and charge all your devices through one single charger. This solar charger takes the idea a step further and allows you to give those power-hungry devices a full charge without being bound to a power outlet for a few hours. Several of these are around, but this Freeloader Pro even charges those high-voltage Li-ion batteries needed for DSLR reflex cameras or camcorders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 09:38

tesa Insect Stop – Adhesive Fly Screen for Use in Holiday or Rented Home

We’ve written several articles already on mosquito repellents and how to stop mosquito bites from itching. Better still is to keep mosquitoes and other annoying insects out of your home, a fly screen being the best solution to achieve this. When you spend your vacation in a rented home or a hotel, however, you’re not going to install framed fly screens when they’re not already installed. Now tesa has a solution for you with the adhesive “Insect Stop” and its Easy On / Easy Off feature.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2010 14:39

Secure USB Memory Stick – Personal Pocket Safe

The amount of data that you can store on today’s USB flash drives is really impressive. The downside is that ever more sensitive data is stored in those memory devices and they’re so tiny that they’re easily lost or forgotten. This can lead to sometimes funny or juicy, sometimes embarrassing or outright dangerous, loss and leakage of all kinds of information – from celebrity private pictures to secret company or government data. Fortunately, the new generation of USB memory sticks offers some optional security mechanisms to avoid future embarrassment.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2011 00:28

Air Cooler PLUS – The Alternative to an Air Conditioner or Swamp Cooler

If you can’t stand the heat but can’t physically install an air conditioner in your home, you have few options left. You can either use a compact, cheap but inefficient fan or the good old evaporative cooler or swamp cooler, which isn’t much better. Now there’s the Air Cooler PLUS, which doesn’t need an opening to evacuate the heat but that’s still more efficient than the other options. And you can move it around your home to cool whatever needs to be cooled.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2009 10:56

The $0.01 Drill Dust Collector – Ceiling Model

Do-it-yourself Drill Dust Collector for CeilingYou've probably already seen the wall model of our do-it-yourself (and make-it-yourself) drill dust collector. Because of the many requests, and being confronted with the need ourselves, we've done extensive research Laughing to produce a ceiling model as well.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 November 2010 13:25

Thermapak Cooling Pad Keeps Your Legs Cool Without Draining Your Laptop’s Battery

Everyone who owns a laptop knows the unpleasant sensation of having your legs fried when working with the computer on your lap for an extended period. I’ve been considering several cooling devices to place between my lap and the laptop, but I’ve always considered it to be a disadvantage that they need batteries or the use of a USB port to power their fans, thereby seriously reducing your working time. They’re also not very portable – you’d dread taking them with you on a flight. The ThermaPAK HeatShift Laptop Cooling Pad deals with these issues, using physics instead of electricity to keep your lap cool.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2010 01:17

Avoid Identity Theft, Shred CDs and DVDs Too

Identity theft is a hot topic now that thieves are even searching junkyards to recover hard disk drives from old PCs or other data carriers that have been dumped there. There’s a lot of invaluable information to be found on those, giving insight not just into your passwords but also into other personal information that you wouldn’t want to share with others. Since you can never be 100% certain that erased data is really erased beyond recovery, the best way to make sure your data remains private is to shred the data carriers just like you shred a piece of paper.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2010 13:40

Doc XL Convertible Sofa from Bonbon Converts into Bunk Bed

Convertible sofas are typically used, for instance, in rental holiday homes where space is limited and the number of sleepers can vary. Another useful application is for people who invite friends over regularly but who don’t have the space for one or more guestrooms. So far so good – but what if your guests aren’t a couple and don’t fancy sleeping in the same bed? This Doc XL bunk bed solution from Bonbon is very original and, as far as I know, unique.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 01:35

Care Plus Click-Away – Stop Mosquito Bites From Itching

Everyone has his or her own – usually ineffective – household remedy to ease the itching from mosquito bites. Among the things that do work are cortisone-based creams. They’re very effective, though they can be greasy and stain your clothes. But the Click-Away from Care Plus is incredibly compact and light, doesn’t need batteries and does what it’s supposed to do: stop the itching.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2010 14:40

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