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‘Literally’ Plug-in Turns Everything ‘Literal’ Into Something ‘Figurative’

Literally Plug In

 

Some people overuse the word “literally” while others erroneously use it when they mean to say “figuratively.” Whether you’re bored or simply have something against the adjective, then Literally can help you out. It’s a browser plug-in that swaps out “literally” with “figuratively,” so it literally gives blogs, posts, and other written tomes a different meaning.

The tagline boasts of a “better browsing experience,” and while I’m so convinced on that claim, I am sure it’ll make some web pages more interesting. In case you’re wondering why the plug-in site features Parks and Recreation actor Rob Lowe, that’s because his character on the show uses the word “literally” a lot.

You can download it here.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Nano Nails Turns Your Finger Into a Stylus

Nano Nails

Ever wished you could make do without a stylus when you’re doodling or creating digital works of art on your phone or tablet? Granted, there are a lot of styluses already available on the market, from pens to wearable ones that look like the sharper cousins of thimbles. However, if none of these are to your liking, then you’ll be happy to hear about Nano Nails, the smartphone manicure that basically puts the stylus on your fingernails.

Nano Nails are gray-colored nail extensions that can be applied to bare fingernails with adhesive tabs or with nail glue. Once in place, users will be able to tap, draw, and manipulate smartphone and tablet screens with ease. The more fashionable ones can opt to paint over the nails with polish, but of course it should steer clear of the Nano Nails’ capacitive tip.

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Want This: Metal Gear iDroid Smartphone Case

Metal Gear Smartphone Case

Fans of Metal Gear will be able to identify the inspiration for this iPhone case at first sight. If you were thinking of the iDroid, then you’re spot on. For non-fans, it probably helps that a sign reading “iDroid” has been placed right beside the case itself.

The iDroid is a walkie talkie-slash-holographic map projector featured in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the case pretty much looks exactly like it. The obvious downside is that the case is definitely on the bulky side. Heck, it even adds an antenna to your antenna-less iPhone, so if you’re looking for something sleek and compact, then this is clearly not it.Continue Reading

Check Out Dart, The World’s Smallest Laptop Adapter

Dart Laptop Charger

If you work out of the office a lot, then chances are you’ve had to deal with lugging a bulging laptop bag around because of the bulky adapter that it came with. Leaving it really isn’t an option, considering there’s only so much–or rather, so little–that you can do on limited power. It’s a problem people face, day in and day out, and it’s one that the folks behind Dart pretty much solved with its release.

Dart is dubbed as the “world’s smallest laptop adapter” and that might very well be true if you look at the images of it. It’s roughly four times smaller than the average 65W charger, with a volume of only 2.5 cubic inches. It comes with a six foot cable and comes with an integrated USB port, allowing you to charge your laptop and another device, like you tablet, at the same time.

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Chat Off the Grid Without WiFi or Mobile Coverage with FireChat

FireChat

With FireChat, you’ll be able to chat with anyone close to you location-wise, even when there’s no WiFi or when you’re outside the coverage area of your mobile network. It works by making use of the Multipeer Connectivity Framework built into Apple’s iOS 7. Think of it as being a peer-to-peer WiFi-Bluetooth connection of sorts where you’ll be able to send text messages and even images without the usual service or connectivity requirements.

FireChat works best in “Nearby Chat” mode where you have to be within 30 feet of the person you’re chatting with. The app is available for free on iTunes.

[ FireChat App ] VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

The Lean, Mean Weaponized Mecha Machine Smartphone Holder

Mecha Smartphone Holder

Transform your smartphone into the ultimate fighting machine–well, sort of–with the Mecha Machine Smartphone Holder. As the name implies, it’s a contraption that’s designed to hold your phone in the most menacing way possible. The holder might look like it was put together using random screws, hinges, and other spare gear that you can find in a typical tool shed, but we’re willing to bet that making it called for a bit of skill and loads of creativity.

A variety of other holders are available on MechWorld‘s Etsy shop. He’s also got some pretty nifty-looking robot toys and Transformers figures on display.

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Print Photos Anytime, Anywhere With LifePrint

LifePrint

LifePrint brings something different to the table when it comes to wireless printers. It connects to your iOS or Android device via WiFi or Bluetooth so you can print pictures mere seconds after you’ve taken them. It works with an app that lets you print 3″ x 4″ photos even when you’re away from home or wherever the printer is. You’ll also be able to beam and print images on your friend and family’s printers when you want to share moments as they happen.

LifePrint is also a “physical” photo social network as it lets you follow your favorite photographers, celebrities, family, and friends, printing out images they share to you in turn.

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Wake Up to the Smell of Deliciousness: Oscar Mayer’s Bacon Alarm Clock

Oscar Meyer Bacon Alarm Clock0

 

Whoever invented alarm clocks got it all wrong. If you want to get people out of bed, then you might want to give them a better reason to do so. A wailing alarm clock (with an occasionally defective snooze button that makes the entire process a hundred times more annoying) is clearly not what most people have in mind.

Alarm clock makers should take a cue from Oscar Mayer. They’ve come up with the Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app and iPhone dongle duo that basically wakes people up with the delicious scent of bacon.

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Point and Click, Point and Shoot with the Camera Mouse

Camera Mouse

What’s one thing that you constantly take with you when you’ve got your laptop? Unless you’ve mastered scrolling and maneuvering through documents, spreadsheets, and canvases on image-editing software with just your touchpad, then your answer to that question would be your mouse.

When you’re in front of your computer and on a roll and happen to see something worthwhile that you want to take a picture of, would you actually stand up and walk across the room to grab your camera or smartphone to take a shot? If you answered no, then you’ll find this Camera Mouse worth having.

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