When I was a kid, there used to be a mason jar in my house that was always kept just out of my reach. It looked like it was filled yogurt, but grosser. Runny, chunky, with a sickly yellow color. I didn't find out until years later that it was actually the most delicious milk liqueur I've ever tasted.
It's Christmas morning. You're all excited as you pillage through layer upon layer of gilded paper and bows, and there it is! A 7-inch Acer Iconica Tab A100! Just what you've not been dying for! Uh. Thanks?
Air Dictate is a clever little app that ports the power of Siri over to the Mac. Kind of. It doesn't have any of the bells and whistles of Siri (don't go starting conversations!) but rather, uses the extremely accurate speech recognition engine in Siri to dictate text to your Mac.
Greubel Forsey's GMT watch promised to put the whole world on your wrist. But Dutch watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw totally one-ups that designer timepiece with his Aquarius Planetarium that includes orbiting versions of the Sun and six planets.
Holy crap! There's leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute, and then there's LEAVING YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TO THE LAST MINUTE. Mum isn't going to be happy if you present her with a used air-freshener tomorrow morning. The same gift two years running displays an appalling lack of imagination.
Moving text from your iPhone to your Mac usually involves copying it to an email. Sending the email. Copying it from the email and pasting it where I need to it go. Usually it's a URL or snippet of text I need access to while on the go. And getting text from the Mac to the iPhone is the same in reverse. Cloud Copy creates a cloud-based clipboard that makes copying and pasting between devices easy.
Windows 8 has a new feature called picture password. It's really flashy: you pick a favourite photo and then you draw gestures on it with your finger (tap a nose, circle a head, connect two boobs). It's cool, but not very good.
Fellow Back to the Future freaks, rejoice for there's now a USB flash drive that is also a a modified DeLorean, just like the one in the movie. £16 buys you 4GB.
The 'until it's covered' approach to spreadable toppings only works until diets or recipes call for specific measurements. At that point you either reach for multiple utensils, or the transforming Scoop spoon which handles all of the above with gusto.
Among other things, Guy Laramee makes sculptures from books. They are amazing, from the level of detail and the textures to the way he presents them. Some of them have a magical aura, like this one, titled Book People.
It seems like an amusing ailment: the major visible symptom is nodding a lot while you eat. Hell, I know plenty of healthy people that do that. But this new disease is spreading fast in Africa, and claiming lives as it goes.
Modern mice, what with their sleek lines and ergonomic designs, make it easy to stay online for hours. Thankfully, mousing comfort wasn't always a concern, and after 15 minutes with this retro mouse you'll be too sore to surf.