It’s available in any colour you like, as long as it’s white, and it comes with tide and moon graphs. Clearly designed to appeal to stylish surfer types (or people who live near Kilburn High Street in London, natch), the snappily named GLX150X-7 is the result of a colloboration with Hawaiian design studio In4mation. It’s good for 200M water resistance, has an illuminator LED with flash alert, world time (29TZ/48 cities), two multi-function alarms and one snooze alarm, 1/100th second stopwatch with auto-start, countdown timer, 12/24 hr formats, and mute function. It’s retail price is $110.
Have to say I was rather taken with this Windows 7 theme by Jesse Mogensen and posted over at DeviantArt. It comes with the visual style itself, a tweaked task pane, start orb, navigation buttons and a couple of wallpapers. You can get it here.
Watch the world turn tweet by tweet in this awesome Google Maps mashup. Basically you can watch tweets unfold all over the world – you can even click on them to read what people are saying. Not the most useful website admittedly, but fascinating for sure.
We all know that smartphones are handy for taking important impromptu photos, such as when you’ve witnessed an incident of some sort. However on its own a photo isn’t the complete solution for recording such details and that’s where an app like GeoCam comes in. It enables the simultaneous viewing of images, location, orientation and coordinates and is perfect for things like insurance reports. Android and iOS apps are both available.
Few first world problems come close to that moment at breakfast where you fix yourself a bowl of cereal, only to discover that someone’s used all the milk. The MilkMaid is a high-tech jug that aims to solve this particular problem. Once you’ve transferred your milk into it (two US pints or one and a half European pints) it’ll let you know when it’s running low and if the milk’s starting to turn. It’s made out of glass and brushed metal and comes complete with an iPhone app that you can check when you’re in the supermarket.
Google Docs is a great way of ensuring that you always have access to your work of personal documents, because they all live permanently in the cloud and can be accessed on any device or platform you wish. However working in a browser isn’t always the most convenient way to access those documents and so an application like RocketDocs might be a good solution for you if you’re a hardened Google Docs users. It works with Google Drive, has full drag-and-drop support and costs $5.99.
Those of us who came to OSX from Windows and Linux sometimes find Finder a bit limited. In particular, having to open up separate windows just to copy or move files around can be a pain. File managers run alongside Finder and offer the sort of functionality you get in traditional Windows applications. Disk Order is a great double pan file manager for OSX that features plugin support, FTP capabilities, a built-in viewer and a slick interface. It’s available now for $29.99.
I have to say that Google+ has really started growing on me. I like the recent interface changes, I like the direction it’s heading in and, as a keen amateur photographer, I like how the photographic community has really embraced it. Well now I can tweet directly from within G+ or simply update my status and tweet at the same time with no fuss. Google+Tweet is an extension for Chrome that embeds a fully-fledged Twitter client right in Google+. You can find it here.
With the GPS chips inside most modern smartphones, it’s obviously a useful tool for finding out where you are and navigating to where you want to go. However sometimes you just need to quickly let someone know what your location is by email or text message and Map This Spot seems like a great solution. Concerned parents can add it to their kids iPhones and, should they require help for whatever reason, they can quickly notify them of their location complete with a Google maps reference.
You don’t have to be a nut-job survivalist to take an interest in survival situations. Shows by guys like Ray Mears and Bear Grylls have raised the profile of surviving in harsh environments, but if you’d like a bit of further reading on the subject, then be sure to check out the US Army Survival Guide. Packed with useful information on everything from finding water to building shelter, it’s an interesting read that looks at survival in all sorts of climates.
As a former DJ, I’ve always been a fan of messenger bags as a way to safely transport stuff safely from A to B. Over the years they’ve evolved from bags used by bike couriers and co-opted by DJs to move records around. The VX Messenger Bag is a hard wearing but stylish looking bag that features a waterproof Cordura outer layer and a load of handy zip-up pockets. It’s available in two sizes and black or slate colours for $249.
The Internet has changed the whole make-up of radio just as surely as it has disrupted the newspaper business and lowered the barriers of entry to practically zero. I’m no longer restricted to the same old lame top-40 pop stations that operate in my region – I can listen to pretty much any station anywhere at any time. It’s with this ethos in mind that the developers of AirTime have created a free and open source radio automation package which enables anyone with sufficient bandwidth to setup and run an online radio station via the web with simple playlist and scheduling facilities. At present AirTime is only available for GNU/Linux platforms, but once it’s up and running it can be operated by anyone with access to a web browser.
If you’re anything like me then there are probably many occasions when you’re put your head in the larder or the fridge and wondered what you could make with the ingredients you have at your disposal. Easy Chef addresses this problem quite neatly by enabling you to do a reverse lookup on ingredients – so instead of looking at recipes and working out if you have the ingredients, you start with the ingredients and the app tells you which recipes you can make. It’s available now in the App Store for $0.99.
There are numerous reasons why it’s a good idea to monitor your outbound network traffic, but principle amongst them is the possibility of virus or malware infection that relays private information. We have two favourite firewalls – Little Snitch (which is better for advanced Mac users) and Radio Silence. The beauty of Radio Silence is its simple interface and presentation of apps currently transmitting data out over the Internet. Since we last wrote about the app, it’s had a price reduction and is now yours for a very reasonable $9.
HydraCoach; calculates your need for hydration (don't know if I need this but it's a nifty gadget).
This is a hybrid bike with not only exceptional performance but stunning aesthetics as well. The motor power and battery capacity is well over the industry standard and a truly futuristic look will sure attract some eyeballs around you. The Terminus is the ultimate trail-machine for the ones who appreciate the best availa
Camalien LED concept watch changes its colors depending on your surroundings - Designers Peter and Sam have come up with a concept watch they’ve dubbed the Camalien. It’s an LED watch with a sleek design that also comes with a camera built into it that will record your surroundings and will change the watch’s color accordingly. | #Design #Watches |