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Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike

Posted: January 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike

Adrian Van Anz' Derringer Board-track eBike

Board-track bikes are all the rage in the burbs, these two stroke café racers are just about as much fun as you can have on two wheels. Styling for these 1920s inspired cycles is super sleek, fine fitted metal work mounted to tubular framing, screaming speed and smacking a smile on the face of riders.

Legendary board-track builders, Derringer, have branched out to include an eBike: World Meet the Derringer V Heritage Series. The two-stroke has been replaced by a choice of 3 electric motors, the styling stays true :: Read the full article »»»»


ALARMclock Waking You to Stark Reality

Posted: November 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on ALARMclock Waking You to Stark Reality

ALARMclock via KICKSTARTERWaking each day is like starting anew, bouncing out of bed to the wondrous thoughts of what the world might bring. Or perhaps a push is required? alarmclock might jus be what you need to put the bounce back in your daily waking routine.

Imagine waking to the news of how much you’d spent the previous day – shoes cost right – or how far the financial markets had slipped the previous session. All streamed securely straight from your bank or broker, clever boffins huh?

Not that I want to focus on the downsides of getting out of bed but, this stylish little box can also tell you how many days you’ve got left on earth – not astronaughtishly – as in days left until death. K! I’m going back to bed…

Clearly i’m taking the wrong angle on this, alarmclock was designed to motivate, whatever does it for you, whatever puts the spring in your pre-coffee step. the gadget is currently on Kickstarter, you can help fund the project by buying a unit. $US85 or $105 for international buyers  :: Read the full article »»»»

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Tiny Projector For Instagram Slide-shows, Projecteo

Posted: November 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Tiny Projector For Instagram Slide-shows, Projecteo

Technoid - Projecteo - via GizmagSimon Crisp from ubergadget site Gizmag has a superlative find; Projecteo: A tiny projector for Instagram silde shows, Mr Crisp harks back to that most kitsch of home entertainment.

According to those aged enough to recall,  home slide shows used to be all the rage in the 70s, these days most people prefer to share their snaps instantly via email or social media.

According to Gizmag, many people are keen to bring the old fashioned slide show back with a tiny projector called Projecteo funded within just 24 hours of being launched on Kickstarter. The diminutive device uses 35 mm slide film to set your Instagram photos free from their digital confines and project them onto any surface :: Read the full article »»»»


Ramos Alarm Clock Makes You Get Up And Enter A Code On A Wall Keypad To Turn It OFF

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Ramos Alarm Clock Makes You Get Up And Enter A Code On A Wall Keypad To Turn It OFF

Ramos Alarm ClockWhile there are still some who, at the mention of the alarm clock, might think of a small, spring-driven, mechanical device topped by a couple of bells with a hammer between them, my generation would probably envision a digital clock radio.

Recently, designers have come up with more and more ingenious ways to get us out of bed – such as a clock with wheels that runs away at the appointed hour with buzzer sounding, or a 113dB sonic boom skull that also shakes the bed until you switch it off.

The Ramos Alarm Clock from Paul Sammut is another design aimed at the dedicated snoozer who can usually find a way to prolong the warmth and comfort under the covers. The clock is wirelessly linked to a separate Defuse Panel located in another room, such as the bathroom, and a code will need to be correctly entered to silence the buzzer.

Currently awaiting crowd-source funding on Kickstarter, the Ramos alarm clock is aiming to hit the market in three flavors. The first is the LED Ramos, which is housed in sustainably-harvested birch, has an electronic buzzer sound and features an internal antenna. It’s wirelessly paired with a Defuse Panel that’s powered by a 9-volt battery. Backers are being asked to pledge US$160 for this model.

Read more at Gizmag


Kickstarter! Crypteks Übersecure USB Flash Drive

Posted: December 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kickstarter! Crypteks Übersecure USB Flash Drive

Crypteks Secure USB Flash Drive

We love a little Paranoid Android Action, and clearly we’re not adverse to a bit of gadgetry either. The boffins at Crypteks have covered both bases with their übersecure physically lockable USB Flash Drive.

Encased in a sleek solid-aluminum alloy case, the Crypteks USB storage is physically locked inside its housing, encrypted with a user-created password that is input by twisting five rings displaying all 26 letters of the alphabet. If that’s not secure enough, it also offers 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption :: Read the full article »»»»


Shot Entirely on Nokia N8 Smartphone, Olive Gets Cinema Release

Posted: December 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Bow Down, Kiss My . . ., Smartphone, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Shot Entirely on Nokia N8 Smartphone, Olive Gets Cinema Release

Technoid - Olive The Movie - Nokia N8 Smartphone

Getting a clue is often the first stumbling block for creatives, all the skill in the world is next to useless without a great idea. Hooman Khalili first got the idea to make a feature film shot entirely on a smartphone in January 2010. A little less than two years later, his film Olive, shot on a Nokia N8, is going to be shown in a Los Angeles theatre for a week. Read the full article »»»»


Über USB Memory Stick, ISOStick

Posted: July 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Über USB Memory Stick, ISOStick

USB memory sticks  have been with us for a while now, like the crocodile of the gadget world they have remained unchanged for what seems like an eternity. This may be about to change with the introduction of the new Über memory stick.

Designed by Elegant Invention for IT professionals, computer technicians, noids and boffins, generally anyone who has found themselves carrying multiple memory sticks or a wad of DVD’s to install operating systems or solve that IT emergency. ISOStick comes to the rescue by rolling all of the functions you require into one nice little unremarkable looking USB stick. In order for a gadget to achieve the Über classification it must push the limits in some way, be unnecessarily extreme. The ISOStick’ s bag of tricks include, the ability to appear as a virtual DVD-Rom that can use any ISO file as a disk in the drive, switch disks with a button on the USB stick, read-only mode for virus proof safety, upgradeable firmware, completely configurable settings file and flashing RGB LED.

When plugged into a machine the ISOStick appears as two drives, a standard USB  memory card and a DVD-ROM with the selected ISO file appearing to be a disk inserted in the drive, ISO files are a single file version of any CD or DVD that your read in and convert to a file, an ISO file. In most situations a combination of windows software and the right memory stick can achieve similar results, but with a lot more work and frustration. If an operating system install spans multiple DVD ISO files installing from memory stick can be a little laborious, after each disc has finished installing you will need to take the USB to a computer, tell the USB the new ISO to use then go back to installing, repeat until finished. ISOStick makes it easy, just tap the button on the ISOStick and the next ISO will be loaded into the virtual DVD-ROM and off you go, no removing the USB required. ISOStick is the most advanced USB device for working with ISO files, hands down.

The ISOStick may look like any other generic USB stick but its whats under the skin that makes all the difference. Using a 32bit microcontroller – Atmel’s 32-bit AVR UC3A3 – as the brains of the operation turns the ISOStick from dumb USB stick to a smart ISOStick. The firmware is updatable with future updates to include support for other file systems – NTFS, the current firmware only supports FAT32 file system -, along with new image formats and boot options. Transfer speeds are quoted at 12.5MB/sec for reads and 4-6MB/sec writes,  equivalent to 81x and 9.5x CD/DVD speeds respectively. All settings for the firmware are held in an .INI file – a text file suffixed .INI instead of .TXT – in the main directory of the memory stick. You can alter the settings at anytime and as soon as the changes are saved they will take effect. You can for example turn off the flashing transfer light or change its colour simply by changing the appropriate line in the INI file.

Even the standard memory stick functions are pushed a little further with the ISOStick, to make day-to-day use safer the ISOStick has a Read-Only mode built into the system. Integrated at the hardware level the memory is fully locked down in this mode. This makes it safe even when using the memory stick in a virus infected PC’s, no more catching a virus by plugging into the wrong machines.

Elegant Inventions has reached full funding for the ISOStick with Kickstarter, the backing will be finalised August 21st. The response online has been very positive, they achieved full funding 24 days before their Kickstarter deadline. While the initial production run of 250 has pre-sold the first production run after funding will be larger and orders can be placed now. ISOSticks cost $100 for an 8GB stick, $175 for a 16GB stick, and $225 for the 32GB drive, check the site for delivery to your part of the world.

ISOStick is the swiss army knife of USB sticks with many tricks up its sleeve, the noid toolbox is about to shrink thanks to one nifty gadget, no more lugging DVD’s and USB DVD drives, no more need for multiple USB sticks for different purpose. One memory stick to rule them all. Time to get writing some home-brew custom firmware.

Further information at ISOStick’s Kickstarter Page, Elegant Invention Blog

Buddha’s Brother out…