In this episode, we give you a look at a bunch of the new little features that you’ll find in Windows 7. They’re all small things that, we think, will lead to a nice increase in productivity and time-saving. We are talking about things like Aero Peek, Snap, Pin, and the like. None of those terms ring a bell? Then you might wanna hit the play button up there on this episode of Bleeding Edge TV.
For parents who can’t get their kids away from the electronics, the Screen Time Manager will set a daily or weekly limit and “no-use” time segments where they will not be able to use the TV, computer, video game or other electronic device. Each child is given his/her own PIN number for access and it works 24/7, in case the kidlets try to pull one over on you when you are out. When time is up, the device shuts down. Set up is simple and is good for 6 users. At a size of 4 1/2 x 71/2 x 3 3/4-inches, the time manager is priced at $89.95.
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Here’s an original gift for a kid, mate, or anyone else that refuses to use a real ATM. Make a deposit of paper bills or coinage in the mini-bank, and it will keep track of your earnings. Of course there is a card with a PIN number so that you can withdraw when times get tough. At a size of 25.5 x 22 x 9cm, the ATM is recommended for ages of 8 and older. Pre-order for £24.99 (~$46.48) for an October release date.
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Cashing in on the Roomba idea is the Husqvarna Automower. The eco-friendly lawnmower from Sweden runs on batteries and is waterproof with its hidden wires safely tucked inside. With a noise level of about 63 dB, it’s quieter than most of the neighbors’ mowers that are generally around 90 to 100 dB. The Husqvana can travel up 35º inclines, turn your grass into mulch since it cuts minuscule pieces, and runs with PIN code activation on a preset timer. The company promises that it will not mow down your family pet and claims that several owners have already named theirs. That is probably because they weren’t sure how to pronounce Husqvarna.
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