Nag your loved ones with this Video Fridge Magnet. Record up to 30 seconds of A/V with its built-in camera and recorder, and it will playback on a 1 1/2-inch LCD screen and speaker. When a message is stored on the device, an LED lights up. With one click of a button, the message plays back. When it needs a recharge, plug into your PC’s USB port. Although the magnet is temporarily out of stock, contact them if you would like to pre-order for GBP 29.99 (~$48.92.)
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Want to IM without leaving your site? Hab.la is a fun, free application that allows you to chat with visitors on your website. Messages show up in a minimized box embedded in the lower right corner of your browser and if you are signed in, it displays “click to chat.” Connect using GTalk, Jabber, Aim or other IM. Installation is simple and customizable. Head over to the site to get a more detailed overview of the app.
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Stop those greedy roommates or family members from stealing your last brew with the Kitsch’N'Fun Can Fridge Guard. Shaped like an ordinary soda can, record a message up to 10 seconds long such as “Don’t touch that!” When the refrigerator door is opened, the light activates the device. The gadget can also be used to remind others to do chores or comments for a spouse/partner like, “Hey, you just ate a Twinkie. Drop it.” The Guard needs 3 AAA batteries (not included) and will set you back £5.98 (~$9.00.)
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If your mate cannot be with you the Valentine’s Day, there’s an app for that. Create realistic Candy Hearts from White Husky software. Compose your own message in up to four lines. Select a color, background and font, and the application creates your masterpiece. A new v1.6 added more colors and chocolate candy, one with icing letters. The app is available as a free download at the App Store, but the full version is only $0.99. Save it for last minute gifts for your spouse/partner’s birthday, anniversary or latest domestic squabble.
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A 20 year-old student in New Zealand has been diagnosed as having the country’s first case of texting tenosynovitis, aka text-messager’s thumb, caused by sending about 100 messages a day from her cell phone. The affliction results in tendons in the thumb becoming inflamed. Only two other cases have been reported from Singapore and Australia, but we can think of plenty of our friends that probably suffer from it but would never admit to it.
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We have seen many digital photo frames, but none of them have the familiar smell of an old wallet like this one has. The iWallet is a 16MB frame with a 1.4-inch color display and adjustable timing (2, 5, and 10 seconds.) You can also add recorded messages or music to play during the slide show. The iWallet is made of soft Nappa leather and can be uploaded by attaching a removable view card to your computer. Software and USB cable are included for the device that carries a MSRP of £37.53 pounds (~$80.00.)
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