The DashLink Console – Because Bikers Like Tech Too


I love the feel of the wind in my hair, my leather jacket against my skin and the power of a Harley Davidson motorcycle under my butt… Just me and the open road, bugs in my teeth, listening to the growl of my American made beast, and um, my iPod… Okay, I don’t ride a damn bike, but if I did, I’d want a Dashlink Console.
Marketed by Hell’s Foundry, the DashLink Console is a replacement fuel tank with a built-in dock for the iPhone or the iPod. The docking station’s design is very unobtrusive and looks great on the bike. The dock contains a self-sensing on/off circuit so when there are no devices present, the bike’s energy is conserved.
The DashLink console offers the rider the abilty to listen to music or use the GPS Navigation enabled on their iDevice and some models even allow the volume controls of the iPhone or iPod to be adjusted with the stock handlebars.

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DIY – From Grape Juice to Party Beverage in Just 2 Days


Okay, there’s a couple of ways I can go with this post, I can explain the finer points of the German Federweisser (or young wine) typically made and consumed in wine making regions, because it used the grapes that were not good enough to be made into fine wines, and its fermentation process was also so quick that it couldn’t travel well and needed to be consumed in a matter of days, or conversely, I could simple say, where the heck was this when I was in college?

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3Feet mobile device accessory vs. a pizza box accessory

What you are seeing on the far left is the 3Feet, and it is a stand for a mobile device from iPad to iPhone size.
It was a device that I tried out at CES 2011, and got a chance to try out for myself. It definitely did a good job holding up my Droid smartphone.
Then again, so did this other accessory to the right of the 3Feet that I got for free. The item in question came from a pizza box. You know that weird plastic thing with three legs that serves no purpose except give your pizza box lid more support on the top? Yes, I masterfully figured out how to use one as a smartphone stand, and it worked.

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Sony DSC-HX100V Cyber-shot digital camera



Sony’s foray into the world of digital cameras has expanded further with the DSC-HX100V Cyber-shot, where this model is the first compact digital camera of its kind that will come with a 27mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonar T lens as well as a 30x optical zoom – this is definitely one of the rarer compact digital cameras that boast such a high zoom level – optical to boot.
Of course, as with any other digital camera worth their salt, this puppy will also pack in full HD (1920 x 1080/60p) video recording capability. Accompanying that would be a 16.2-megapixel “Exmor R” back-illuminated CMOS sensor that is located inside both cameras, supporting a brand-new Intelligent Sweep Panorama HR (High Resolution) mode. Let’s see how that works in the extended post.

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Luton Airport of London has holograms at their security checkpoint

For those who are traveling through Luton Airport in London today, you are going to receive a surprise at the airport security.
I realize that doesn’t sound good, because most of us don’t want a surprise at airport security. It usually involves being pulled aside, like I had happen to me at LAX.
These surprises that I am referring to will hopefully prevent the surprise of being pulled aside, and they are two holograms that remind you to prepare you the potential passenger for walking through the metal detectors.

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Measy – Selecting tech, made simple


I guess I consider myself an avid photographer, and I have been told I take some pretty amazing shots. What I wasn’t good at was selecting my first camera. They were all so darn expensive, and while I knew what I wanted the thing to do, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out which one to get. It took me over 5 months to decide. In the end I got what I was hoping for, but let’s not kid ourselves, I was just lucky.
I’m a little more camera savvy these days, but I wish back then they had Measy.com. Measy is like having a gadget guru in your family, one you can talk to right before you buy a new smartfone, e-reader, HDTV, netbook, DSLR, printer or video camera. Measy.com gathers ratings and reviews from some really respected sources and then via a short quiz about some of the more important aspects of what you’re looking for, Measy makes recommendations using those reviews coupled with your quiz answers.

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Black Pyramids could harness solar energy in the UAE

Did you ever wonder why the Egyptians built the pyramids? It wasn’t because the desert was too boring, but they were tombs for the pharaohs.
In the case of this particular concept design known as Lunar Cubit, these pyramids could be built for the purposes of solar energy.
Lunar Cubit is the winning entry in Land Art Generator Initative, a contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made for designing green energy installations that look really nice.

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Ricoh does digital photography with new CX5



Ricoh knows that the market for digital cameras is huge, and they have just revamped their range with the new CX5 digital camera model which boasts a wide-angle, high magnification 10.7× optical zoom (28–300 mm) lens that will in turn deliver a higher autofocus speed courtesy of Ricoh’s new hybrid AF system.
With this, the new CX5 will feature AF focusing times that are decreased to as low as 0.2 seconds, irregardless of whether you’re using wide-angle 28mm or telephoto 300mm, which is nearly half as short compared to its predecessor (the CX4), thanks to the aforementioned new hybrid AF system. To put it in a nutshell for the average layperson to understand, the CX5 is perfectly adept at helping you shoot the image you were waiting for without having to miss the moment.

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Bottoms Up Beer Dispenser – Sometimes faster IS better


How I remember Spring Break, the surf, sun and sand. Waiting in a line for half an hour for a beer. Waiting in line for another half an hour for a beer. Waiting in, ah never mind, you get the picture. Needless to say I think my time was split evenly between sunning myself and waiting for beer.
Well wait no more, GrinOn Industries has thankfully designed and produced the Bottoms Up Draft Beer Dispensing System, the world’s fastest dispensing system, able to fill your cup with consistently lightly foamed frosty goodness up to nine times faster than traditional beer taps, and it does it all, from the BOTTOM of a specialized magnet-enhanced disposable cup! Don’t miss the videos HERE.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS10 and ZS8 ready to rock and roll



Panasonic has a couple of digital cameras available up their sleeves for the compact digital camera market, where they will come in the form of the LUMIX DMC-ZS10 and ZS8. First of all, the LUMIX ZS10 will remain as versatile as its predecessor, boasting a 24mm ultra-wide-angle as well as a powerful 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens. Apart from that, it also sports full-High Definition 1920 x 1080 video recording capability that captures all those defining moments in your life for all time in High Definition.
Apart from that, it also sports a generous 3″ Smart Touch Intelligent LCD display which paves the way for Touch Zoom, Touch Auto Focus (AF), Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback. Is your memory failing you? Let the lack of memory enhancing pills and herbs be damned – the LUMIX ZS10 is smart enough to geotag all of your photos and videos thanks to an integrated GPS function, letting geotagged images be pinpointed via online maps which are subsequently shared with friends and families.

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