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Unless you travel with just the clothes on your back, or have enough kids in tow to do the work for you, you'll probably be awkwardly wrangling a heavy suitcase in and out of taxis and through airport checkpoints.
Sometimes, smartphone screens are just not big enough. Linking it to a projector is helpful but it's hardly portable and before you know it, the battery's gone. The Monolith, a triple-threat iPhone case that works as a projector and a battery pack, can light up your room while keeping your gear booboo-free.
You know the trick. When the game wouldn't load properly, you would take it out, blow in the open end to dislodge dust, grit, peanut butter, or what-have-you from the electrical contacts, then put it back in and hope that it worked (or repeated as necessary).
The Braille system has allowed blind people to read the written word since 1825. Unfortunately, Braille doesn't translate well to the glossy smooth surfaces of modern touch screen tablets and phones. A new app thinks it can change that.
Scosche's RDTX is a radiation detector for your iPhone. Seriously, it turns your iPhone into a Geiger counter — you just attach the wand to your iPhone and the RDTX will tell you the radiation levels around you.
Fujifilm's new pro-caliber X10 point-and-shoot just got a price: £499, and it'll be out in early November. The X10 can't keep pace with its big brother the X100, but it's got all the features you'd expect from a high-end point-and-shoot, and it's a damn pretty sight, too.
So obvious, I'm amazed I haven't seen this before -- glow in the dark bog roll! Your night time rendezvous with the porcelain throne will never be the same again. Who needs a night light with £8 luminescent toilet paper. [Curiosite via GeekAlerts]
Front and rear lights are essential for night rides (unless you enjoy getting hit by cars) but they do very little to warn cross-traffic of your presence. The Mini Monkey Light not only makes you more visible, it's likely stop traffic outright.
Turns out the unlimited 3G-ness of the new Kindle Touch 3G is not quite as unlimited as we thought. According to Amazon's Kindle forums, the Touch will grant you 3G connectivity for accessing the Kindle store, buying books, and surfing Wikipedia. Everything else requires WiFi.
The Sun has done its historical front page joke before, in a series of print books released several years ago. Now it's recycling the content online, in a supposedly "educational website" for the culturally unaware. And children.
Time-lapse videos are can be pretty sweet—if you have the patience to make them. And if you're not tech savvy enough to build your own camera and timer setup, the Brinno GardenWatchCam (all one word, ughhh) delivers a completely self-contained rig to do just that.
They've been a mainstay of Sci-Fi props for years but you'll be hard pressed to find someone on the street that can tell you what they actually do. They're Mercury Arc Rectifiers and our friends at Oobject have collected nine of the best.