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Laptop Ninja
A blog FOR Laptop Ninjas, not about them. A Laptop Ninja is a cousin of the more common Web Ronin. As a solitary figure who's skills with computer technology and design, the Laptop Ninja survives by performing contract work from cafes, public parks, and sometimes rooftops. The Laptop Ninja's sword is his 802.11 connection, his iPod his throwing stars, and his Bluetooth cellphone his Nunchucks. All of which are usually carried in a discreet messenger bag.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Hummers Suck

It's a fact of life, hummers suck. They suck gas, they suck the safety features out of all the smaller cars they hit, they suck the driving sensibilities out of anyone that drives them, and they make anyone inside suck by proxy. However, this RC hummer makes it's suckiness work for it. It uses the natural suck of the Hummer to climb walls and defy gravity.

Finally, a Hummer that doesn't gorge itself on fossil fuels, is actually manueverable, and even somewhat affordable (£80). Weather it's driven by an a-hole is up to you.

Even if you don't care for toys, admit it, you want one anyways. Availible mid May.

posted by sAFETY at 9:51 AM 1 comments

Monday, April 24, 2006
The Scarpar - Can this be real?

A friend pointed me to where I found what can only be described as an "All Terrain Attack Board".

The Scarpar videos position this device as a new freestyle sport for the extreme set. Though I'm all for that, it seems to me to have better applications in the transportation realm. Imagine taking one of these out to the cabin instead of an ATV? Max speed is estimated at 60-80km/h, and they hope to send you at least 30km on a tank of gas.

The Scarpar isn't available yet, but hopefully will be soon, and sans that terrible name.

posted by sAFETY at 11:17 AM 0 comments

Monday, April 17, 2006
MP3 player as commodity

Not only is this new MP3 player from Japan the first I've seen with the obvious feature of removeable SD Card memory (not that I've been looking that hard), it's also cheap.

How cheap? Well first think about what you'd spend on a shuffle-like MP3 player would also allow you to swap out memory cards whenever you felt like changing libraries? The player accepts cards up to 1gig which should let you have more than 200 songs per disc.

How much? How does about $8.50USD sound? At that price (and assuming they make it to this side of the Pacific) I can see these being a big hit as promotional items, branded perhaps.

posted by sAFETY at 1:31 PM 0 comments

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Swollen Data

I like things that give real world impressions of virtual information, that's why I think this is such an awesome product that 'Random Good Stuff' pointed me to. The flashbag from plusminus design is your standart USD key when empty, but it's got a little pump inside that inflates the outer shell as data is loaded onto it. This gives you an immediate sense of how much spave is left in it just by looking at it.

It even stays pumped up when the device is powered down, so you can tell at a glance if there's enough room to even bother mounting the drive.

It's a good thing that the flashbag comes with 2Gigs of space, you can imagine the mess of 0s and 1s if it were to overfill and pop with data.

posted by sAFETY at 4:42 PM 0 comments

Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Why can't I stop posting about watches?

I don't know why, but lately I've been geeking out on cool watches. It could be because I've gotten back into wearing a watch after years of just relying on my cell phone. Enough personal BS and back to the issue at hand which is the awesomeness of this LED watch from Thinkgeek (brought to my attention via Product Dose, one of my new favourite sites).

Features of this watch include:

  1. Diplay of the time down to the minute!

  2. Date function that allows you to see what date it is!

  3. A lightly cryptic design that's easy to learn but difficult to figure out at first glance. This should deter mooching strangers from stealing the time from you.

  4. Likely the brightest chronological display out of any of your friends, good for use when looking for things in dark rooms, scaring vampires, and signalling SOS to low flying planes at night.

posted by sAFETY at 3:40 PM 0 comments