Archive for December 18, 2009

10 Must Have Gadgets For Cubicle And For Geeks To Have Fun At Work

While you spent more than 7 to 8 hours a day in your cubicle, it’s good to have your cubicle well decked out with some little gadgets. If you are a geek and would like to have some fun at work, then try these gadgets. Here we cover some interesting gadgets that you must have in your cubicle to have fun at work. 

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Here are the 10 gadgets for your cubicle to make your job a fun stuff.

1. Eye and brain massager

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When you are tired of staring at your computer screen, all that you need is some nice massage to your eyes and brains. Now you can use this little device to get your brain massaged without having to ask anyone. Instead of having to rub your own temples, just put on this cool looking headset and let the relaxation begin. Buy it here.

2. USB Aroma Diffuser (Candle Light)

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Office safety measures bar candles and incense from your cubicle. But this Aroma oil "burner," or "diffuser," uses USB power to disperse scent throughout your workspace, creating a mood to work! Buy it here.

3. USB Disco Ball

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When you want to celebrate a code delivery or may be you are too stressed and want to have a quick disco, just convert your cubicle into a personal disco circa 1976 with the help of the USB Disco Ball. Mini, USB-powered disco ball with three separate tri-colored LEDs that reflect off tiny embedded mirrors to quickly turn any cubicle into your own personal disco. Buy it here.

4. USB Decoration Kit – Christmas

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If you would like to decorate your cubicle for this Christmas, here is a perfect device you must have. USB Decoration Christmas Kit which contains a string of colourful LED lights, a cutie Christmas hat and a mouse pad for you to decorate your working desk! Buy it here.

5. USB Beverage Cup Cooler/Warmer

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While you are sipping a coffee or coke at work, in your cubicle, you would like them hot or sometimes cold. Here is a USB-powered heating and cooling plate meant to warm up or chill a beverage while you work. This little device decreases room-temperature beverage by as much as 7 degrees Celsius and increases drink temperature by as much as 13 degrees in 10 minutes. Buy it here.

6. Chess set

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If you are tired of working and want to play a quick game with your cubicle neighbor, then this little Chess set is perfect for you. The board rolls up for easy portability. If the CEO walks in and you need to pack it up midgame, you can save a JPEG of the current game status for easy setup when you’re ready to continue later. Buy it here.

7. Bamboo fountain

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A nice little Japanese tea garden at your cubicle will help you to relax when you are stressed at work. This USB-powered fountain not only illuminates, it also circulates water to keep the waterfall going. Buy it here.

8. LED nameplate

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No more printouts on paper to broadcast a message to your neighbors. If you’ve got a message to broadcast to your cubicle neighbors then get these LET nameplates. These customizable scrolling badges can hold up to eight 253-character messages (almost twice the size of a tweet!) and display them in five scrolling modes. Buy it here.

9. USB Warmer Mouse

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If the AC is too low or its a old winter out there and you need a keep your palm warm while on the mouse, then get one of these USB Warmer Mouse. It has a built in heater to keep your palm warm while your hand is on it. Buy it here.

10. Missile launcher

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Finally, a missile launcher USB Rocket Launcher has a good range, good enough to scare your  cube-neighbors if they are making too much noise. Hook this to your Windows machine, and you’ll have a full 360 degrees of computer-guided foam artillery with an effective range of a full six meters to shoot at your cube-neighbor.  Buy it here.

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20+ Geek Watches That Are Must Watch!

We had featured Top Geek T-Shirts recently. Here we have 20+ interesting looking geek wrist watches with crazy features! What is your favorite? Are you geek enough?

GPS Watches

 

Garmin Forerunner 405CX ($369 at Amazon)

 

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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor ($226 at Amazon)

 

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Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Enabled Sports Watch ($379 at Amazon)

 

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Heart Rate Monitoring Wrist Watches

 

Polar FT60 BLACK / RED DISPLAY Heart Rate Monitor ($220 at Amazon)

  • Black men’s heart rate monitor watch with several innovative training features
  • Displays heart rate as percentage of maximum, bpm, and within target zone indicator
  • Polar Star personalized training program delivers feedback and weekly training targets
  • Polar OwnCal mode tracks energy expenditure for single and accumulated workouts
  • Offers ZonePointer and Polar OwnZone modes; water-resistant to 30 meters; 2-year warranty

 

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Polar RS100 Heart Rate Monitor ($110 at Amazon)

 

  • Improve your training with watch-style heart rate monitor with stopwatch functionality
  • Monitor your intensity level to ensure you achieve the desired goal for each workout
  • Calculates the amount of total exercise time spent in your personal target zone
  • Comes with Polar T31 coded transmitter, which prevents interference from other nearby monitors
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty

 

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Polar FT60 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Purple) ($220 at Amazon)

 

  • Purple women’s heart rate monitor watch with several innovative training features
  • Displays heart rate as percentage of maximum, bpm, and within target zone indicator
  • Polar Star personalized training program delivers feedback and weekly training targets
  • Polar OwnCal mode tracks energy expenditure for single and accumulated workouts
  • Offers ZonePointer and Polar OwnZone modes; water-resistant to 30 meters; 2-year warranty

 

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Polar FT80G1 Heart Rate Monitor Watch with GPS ($430 at Amazon)

 

  • Sophisticated heart rate monitor watch with several innovative training features
  • Intelligent training computer helps you achieve maximum workout efficiency
  • Displays heart rate as percentage of maximum, bpm, and within target zone indicator
  • Includes G1 GPS sensor for measuring speed and distance during outdoor sports
  • Offers ZonePointer and Polar OwnZone modes; water-resistant to 30 meters; 2-year warranty

 

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Binary LED Watch ($69 at ThinkGeek)

 

This watch displays time in binary format. It uses LED lights to display the time. Need we say more? Okay, we will. The watch face contains 10 blue LEDs that are used to indicate the numbers of the binary sequence (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32) and the values of the lighted LEDs are added to determine the time.

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Spy Camera Watch ($89 at ThinkGeek)

 

This watch has built in Video Camera with 8GB Storage!

  • Can also be used as an 8GB USB flash drive
  • Built-in microphone
  • Watch band length is adjustable
  • Video in AVI Format (352×288) at 15 FPS
  • Dimensions: watch face is 45 x 14mm (dia x H)
  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista, MAC OS compatible
  • Includes: watch, USB cable, user manual, Power adapter (110-240V 50/60Hz)
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    Video Watch with OLED Screen 8GB Storage ($89 at ThinkGeek)

     

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    The Astrodea Celestial Watch ($599 at ThinkGeek)

     

    A beautifully detailed representation of space, The Astrodea Celestial Watch is packaged in a presentation box that includes a convenient 10x magnifier for close-up viewing. Limited edition and made in Japan of a stainless steel case, back and bracelet with a 42.5mm case diameter. The crystal is made of anti-reflective Sapphire.

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    Prada Bluetooth Watch

     

    LG Prada Mobile Phone has a stylish Bluetooth enabled watch that can show the Caller ID, missed call information etc on the watch! It is really amazing and thoughtful. You need not even take out your phone to receive your call! You can do it with the watch!

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    USB Hidden Watch 8GB ($39 at ThinkGeek)

     

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    WiFi Detector Watch ($39 at Amazon)

     

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    Ultimate Style 8GB Steel MP4 Video Player Wrist Watch – 1.8 TFT Inch Screen ($100 at ThinkGeek)

     

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    Wrist Watch GSM Mobile (Check out here for more such models)

     

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    1.3 Mpx Unlocked Tri-Band Wrist Watch GSM Cell phone ($165 at Amazon)

    Comes with Camera, Video, MP3, MP4 player, Sound recorder and more. 1.3-inch Color TFT LCD touch

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    TokyoFlash Watches – Kisai Keisan Black

     

    All TokyoFlash Watches Range are geeky watches with strange looking LEDs and things like that. Looks complicated but easy to get the time once you understand :) We’re a great fans of those watches.

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    Suunto Vector Wrist-Top Computer Watch with Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, and Thermometer ($200 at Amazon)

     

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    Suunto Advizor Wrist-Top Computer Watch with Barometer, Compass, Altimeter, and Chronograph ($179 at Amazon)

     

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    Suunto X6HRT Titanium Heart Rate Monitor Watch ($650 at Amazon)

     

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    Casio Sea Pathfinder Atomic Triple Sensor Solar Watch ($200 at Amazon)

     

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    Probably The Easiest Way To Setup An Effective Home Surveillance System

    There are so many home surveillance systems available, but probably there is nothing that is as easy to setup as the MOLE. If you are looking for a cool and easy way to setup a home surveillance system that an be monitored directly via iPhone’s internet browser or looking for an effective way to get notified via twitter or email when the camera catches something in your home, then the MOLE is the perfect device you are looking for.

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    The MOLE is an all-in-one network camera for home surveillance or all your social network communities. It has a simple 3-step setup that gets the camera on to Wi-Fi and gets it up and running. You can remotely control the pan & tilt angles, and monitor or record video from anywhere in the world. View it from your iPhone, or any web browse via internet. Best part that fits well for surveillance system is the built-in motion detection controls that record and notifies you via twitter or email if the camera catches something moving. Not just that, you an use the camera to automatically send video clips to YouTube or Facebook, even if you’re not there.

    It can be conveniently be used for Baby monitoring, Pet monitoring, Business Security, Home Security or even fun thinks like Bird Watching at your backyard’ bird feeder.

    How to setup the MOLE?

    Three simple steps are all that you need to setup the system.

    1. Connect the Mole to a router and then plug in to AC power.

    2. Login at astak.yoics.com, follow the questions to register a yoics account. Click on “Complete Registration” when finish.

    3.The system will automatically detect your camera. Give a name to your camera and click on “Register Now”. After the registration, you can view your camera under My Stuff -> Cameras.

    How to setup the MOLE for wireless usage?

    – Then to get the camera on wireless network, go to the view interface of your camera, click on Advanced -> Network, then under Wireless Settings, select Enable.

    – Click on Search to look for your wireless network. Click on Join to connect to your network.

    – Type in the Security mode and WPA Algorithm (shown in the search). Then type in the username and password.

    – Finally, click on Apply. Unplug the network cable first before unplug the power cable. Now you can move the Mole to where you like and reconnect it to a power source!

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    Here is the full list of features:

    • Send video clips to Youtube
    • Advanced H.264 video compression technology
    • Easy 3-step setup
    • Remotely control the Pan & Tilt
    • Built-in DVR (requires SD Card)
    • Viewable from iPhone
    • Motion detection and alerts via Twitter or email
    • Wireless WiFi camera
    • 15 Ir LED lights for Nightvision
    • Supports simultaneous browsing by up to 5 users
    • Multi-browser compatible (IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome)
    • Firmware upgradeable
    • Built-in microphone supports two-way audio
    • Automatic fault recovery and re-connection after network interruption
    • Supports wired/wireless networking

    and more here

    Probably These Are The Most Beautiful Faces In The World Generated Using Computer Graphics

    While the digital art of creating cars with CG is amazing, the art of creating beautiful digital face is even more amazing as it involves presentation of expression and feeling like a true digital artist. The beautiful pair of eyes and next the eyebrows and so on, play an important role in defining the inner feeling of the digital art portrait. And you bet it is not an easy task to do digital arts using Computer Graphics. I’m sure you would tend to agree if you take a look at these most beautiful digital art/faces rendered using computer graphics that look as real as you are seeing a photograph. Here are 25 such beautiful digital CG faces (probably the most beautiful digital faces) collected from various sources over the internet that are beautifully rendered using computer graphics and software such as Autodesk’s Maya, 3Ds max, Photoshop, ZBrush etc. Credit goes to all the digital artists behind each of those creations.

     

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    Image Source : http://cggallery.itsartmag.com/story.php?title=Subabysse-II

    1. Classical Girl

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    Created by wangshiyong using Maya and mental ray

    2. Ella

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    Created by zman4d using 3ds max, mental ray and Photoshop

    3. Pink Assassin

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    Created by John Strieder using CINEMA 4D, FRYrender and ZBrush

    4. Young Girl

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    Created by vikiyeo using 3ds max, Photoshop and
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    5. Bernadette

    Bernadette

    Created by Stephen David Molyneaux using 3ds max, mental ray, Photoshop and  ZBrush

    6. Ingrid Bergman

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     Created by Max Wahyudi using After Effects, Maya, mental ray, Photoshop, XSI and ZBrush

    7. ColdBlue

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    Created by livier Ponsonnet using 3dsmax, MentalRay and Photoshop

    8. Kathryn

    Kathryn

    Created by Richard Turic using 3ds max, Photoshop and ZBrush

    9. Grace of the snow

    Grace of the snow

    Created by Soa Lee using 3ds max, Brazil r/s

    10. Flower Messenger

    Flower Messenger

    Created by Jack Zhang using Photoshop and XS

    11. Song Hye Kyo

    Song Hye Kyo

    Created by Max Edwin Wahyudi using 3ds max and ZBrush

    12. Europa

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    Created by Soa Lee using 3ds max and Photoshop

    13. Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Created by Rami Shtainer using Maya and mental ray

    14. Hue

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    Created by Kim Hyong Jun using 3ds max, Brazil r/s, HDR Shop and Photoshop

    15. Character Inaë

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    Created by Olivier Ponsonnet using 3ds max

    16. Pink Sugar

    Pink Sugar

    Created by Olivier Ponsonnet using 3ds max

    17. Beauty Monica

    Beauty Monica

    Created by Mihai Anghelescu using 3ds max, Photoshop and VRay

    18. Jenny

    Jenny

    Created by Ark Game using LightWave 3D and Photoshop

    19. Fantasy3D

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    Created by Anatoliy Meymuhin using 3DS Max 4, DeepPaint3D and ShagHair

    20. Jade

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    Created by Olivier Ponsonne using Adobe Studio

    21. Sandra

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    Created by Misu using 3ds max, Photoshop and VRay

    22. Young Princess Painting

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    Created by Antropus using Zbrush

    23. Electra

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    Created by fdjohan using Photoshop and Painter

    24. The Girl

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    Created by MartinLuter using Adobe Photoshop

    25. We regret to inform you

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    Created by hawk using Painter

    Update multiple Social Networks At Once! End of frustration of logging in to multiple Social Networks!

    Well, there are so many Social networking Sites around us and it is becoming extremely difficult for everyone to keep track of updates on these and managing them. imageMany of us are looking for a centralized way of updating the status on micro blogging/social networking services like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Orkut, Ning, friendster, LinkedIn etc. There are 2 such services  that are worth trying out. Ping.fm and helloTxt.com. They are extremely simple and let you update your status on countless number of social networking and micro blogging sites across the globe, no matter where you are located.

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    helloTxt.com can post your status updates from web, mobile, SMS, email or 3rd party applications through their APIs to more than 45 social networks!

     

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    Ping.fm

    Ping.fm lets you update your social networks from anywhere, Via email, IMs, Mobile phone, 3rd party Apps, They have a special toolbar and much much more to simplify to manage your growing list of social networks.

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