Black & Decker Revinvents the Shredder with the iShred Vertical Shredder

Black & Decker iShred Vertical ShredderShredding your sensitive documents is always the best thing you can do, and a large proportion of households invest in shredders to help reduce the risk of identity theft in this modern world. The only problem with shredders is that their design hasn’t really altered from when they were first brought to the personal and home office markets many years ago; no one ever thought that shredders could ever become anything beautiful – they were always destined to get shoved under a desk, all alone. …

Victorinix says their latest Secure Pro Swiss Army Knife is ‘Unhackable’

Victorinix Secure ProVictorinix of Swiss Army Knife fame, has a new model of their utility knife with a USB memory stick, the Secure Pro. This is another of their models that they say is unhackable.

They stood behind that claim and offered a £100,000 prize to a team of professional hackers if they could break into it during the two hours launch event. The USB drive features AES256 encryption.

The Secure Pro comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB sizes (£50 – £180), and also includes scissors, screwdriver, ballpoint pen and an LED mini light.

Currently only available at their London store.

GoogleCL is Command Line Tool for Google Services

For you command-line junkies out there who would like to interact with your Google services in a likewise manner, your prayers have been answered. GoogleCL (Google Command Line) lets you interact with Blogger, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, Picasa and YouTube.

Now you can do things like:

google calendar add “Lunch with Jim at noon tomorrow”


google youtube post –category Education killer_robots.avi

There are tarballs available as well as a .deb for Debian. For Mac and Windows, you’ll have to go offsite, but that’s possible too. You can get more info on the wiki page for the project.

Autoloading Screwdriver – fires the right bit into place

Autoloading Screwdriver

Do-It-Yourself can be a pain – especially that small DIY job that’s really precise. This is only exacerbated by not having the right tools for the job. This Autoloading Screwdriver however brings us one step closer to a pain-free life.

This device is perfect for the geeky DIY enthusiast as its handle is packed full of different bit sizes so you’ll have the right screwdriver for the job all the time. What’s more is you can pull back the handle, reveal the bits, and simply press a button to fire your chosen bit into placed at the tip of the screwdriver.

2 different sizes are available depending on whether you need large or small bits and, it goes without saying, that all the bits are magnetic. What more could you want from a screwdriver?

Buy now!

Price: $29.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Calibrate your HD TV with this free tool

You may not know it, but there’s a good chance your high-def TV is not calibrated properly. Essentially, yellow should look like yellow on every TV, but it usually doesn’t because either you or the factory or the store tweaked the TV.

What you should do is get a calibration DVD that walks you through what you need to adjust. Normally, those cost somewhere in the $20-$50. Or you could get a Best Buy-type store to do it for you. Even more $. Move over $-solution; don’t you know we’re in a recession?! XYHD.TV has a free solution. Just head over here and download the tool.

Ditch your RSS reader & replace it with Twitter?

Tech writer Don Reisinger feels that you can use Twitter to effectively replace your RSS reader. He makes a case for following everyone that follows you and following every site that you have in your RSS reader.

I can’t say I completely agree. Here’s why: for starters, I follow easily over 200 RSS feeds, and I use Netvibes to categorize those info sources into subject areas that I may not check for weeks. If I used Twitter solely, I may miss many of those new entries or simply not have been ready to digest that type of content.

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