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Product Review: The JumpSnap


When it comes to a challenge, unless it's illegal or immoral, I'm pretty much willing to accept it.

So, a little over a month ago, after reading my article, featuring the JumpSnap, the jump rope without a rope, Brad LaTour of JumpSnap challenged me to actually give the JumpSnap a try. I was happy to do so and rose to the challenge. After all, what's the worst that could happen? I'd exercise more?

One trial month later, I have to say, it isn't all that bad! But it isn't all that good either. What I mean to say is that I wasn't 100% satisfied. Still, I did see potential in the JumpSnap and believe with a few minor changes I could find myself appreciating this exercise tool and using it on a frequent basis. read more »

USB Keylogger: A Spy for your Keyboard


USB KeyloggerUSB KeyloggerSpying was never so easy or so much fun.

No need to snoop around or try to be discreet.

The USB Keylogger shall do it effortlessly stroke for stroke.

No Software, No Installation.

Just Plug and Spy!! read more »

VioClean Brushes Away All Germs


VioCleanVioCleanVioclean is not a toothbrush; it is a portable UV toothbrush sterilizer.

The innovative sterilizer effectively brushes away fungi, bacteria and viruses that may have taken up residence in your toothbrush.

The VioClean sterilizer uses patented UV and ozone technology to eradicate up to 99% of the germs present and that too in six minutes.

Zip Zap Whoosh...All clean.
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The Remote Door Key


A remote door key! Why didn't we think of it before.

After all the same gadget for a car has been around for years and years. Standing at my door in the wee hours of the night, often have I cursed my bunch of keys for getting lost in all the traffic inside the bag. Goodbye to those troubled times. This simple remote from Locca functions exactly like a car remote. read more »

Tiny TV Tuner


Tiny ELSA TelebitTiny ELSA TelebitA TV tuner card that weighs 5 gm, measures 2.16x1.32x0.32 inches. How cool is that?

The ELSA Telebit costs only US $110, has an in-built as well as external antenna, uses very little power...in short has a lot going for it.

But readers in the US will have to just read and be happy, as the TV tuner card is for use in Japan only.

Life is unfair...at times. read more »

A Pillbox For Someone Who Has Everything!


WVitaCarryVitaCarryhen I look at this pillbox, I think, "Wow. A person has to have every disease under the sun to need all these pills!" (There are four more compartments on the right side of the box!)

This fancy pillbox is not, you understand, for a week's worth of pills. No, this pillbox, with its fancy electronic reminder system, is for one day's worth of pills, and it tells you when to take them. read more »

Invention History: The Father of FM


Radio TowerRadio TowerCurious about who invented FM?

The tragic story of Edwin Howard Armstrong is an updating of the classic David and Goliath tale, as well as a cautionary account about individual creativity suppressed by corporate power misused.

Unless you're an engineer or a techie-type, you've probably never heard of Armstrong. He wasn't adept at self-promotion as were Thomas Edison, and Bill Gates, or any of the inspirations for the endless number of eponymous products and services out there. Still, he was the real deal.

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Better Than Coffee?


Remember Wake-Up Juice from Back to the Future III? (View a clip on YouTube here .) It was a concoction of flaming sauces that jolted Professor Brown’s body to immediate alertness after a night of whiskey sloshing. Today, dozens of energy drinks and pills flood the market claiming to keep your body jazzed up with hours of unlimited energy, but most of them have annoying side effects (rapid heartbeat, shakes), or lead to addiction (hello, coffee!). But what if there was something that kept you awake without the consequences of traditional stimulants?

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Frozen Back to Life?


When it comes to our health, sometimes it can be out of our control. No matter how healthy we are or how safe we try to be, accidents happen and our lives... can suddenly take a turn for the worst. Lucky for us there are people who dedicate their lives to help us get back on our feet. People like Dr. Joseph Varon, for example, or as some like to call him, Dr. Freeze, from St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. He is known for his innovative life saving hypothermic treatment on brain dead patients.
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Kameleon 8-in-1 Remote Control


KameleonKameleonFor all the couch geeks out there- if you still don't know how to juggle eight remote controls at a time I have a very simple solution for you. A sleek and sophisticated Kameleon 8-in-1 Remote Control!

This amazingly sleek and sophisticated gadget is a universal unit that can operate up to EIGHT entertainment appliances at once. read more »