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USB Flash Hack – How to Make a USB Cigar Flash Memory!

One of the joys in life is smoking a victory cigar after you’ve achieved something or it’s your birthday.  As much as I love cigars, I will stay away from the harsh smoke unless it’s that special day.  Heck, it would make a great gift too!

Well, if you make one of these USB Cigar flash memory thingees, you will be able to enjoy having a cigar next to you while you blog or work and carry it everywhere with you.

It glows red when connected, and brightens upon disk access.

A touch of distinction for your computer! Not just for cigar lovers, spies, etc.

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DIY Japanese Coffee Making Robot!

Here’s a rather interesting DIY Japanese Coffee Making Robot, very cute, almost like a comic strip.

via hackedgadgets

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejROvUC-gWU

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DIY Satellite Antenna King!

Here’s a South Korean farmer who has managed to get 80 satellites up and running as shown here.  The main reason is to actually get more channels for the foreign-born women who get married in rural Korea:

In South Korea, which had once prided itself on being a homogeneous society, 4 out of 10 women who married in rural communities last year were foreign born. In Yeongju alone, the number of foreign wives increased by 28 percent in the past year and a half, to 250, half of t

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Arduino Hack – How to Connect Sensors to Pachube!

Do you want to learn how to connect sensors via Arduino to the free online monitoring site, Pachube?  This could be a great way to monitor any of your Aduino projects, even if you are on the other side of the globe.

I recently discovered Pachube and have just fell in love with it. This is a video of my first Pachube project and what I’ve been able to do. I connected two light sensors to an Arduino. One sensor measure light levels in my room, the other measures light levels outside. The Arduino is connected to a

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Increasing Auto Insurance Fraud and How to Re-Negotiate Your Car Payments!

The recession economy is increasing auto insurance fraud like no other in history.  According to Autoblog,

Despondent over being financially strapped and unable to cover car payments, vehicle owners are ditching, sinking, or torching their vehicles and reporting the loss to collect insurance payoffs.

It is definitely a shame to see honest citizens affected by the economy and end up burning their cars.

My honest advice is to really get a grip on your life before you attempt to recover money from insurance companies.  Life isn’t supposed to be easy but there’

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Blackberry saves a Skiers from Falling 700 Feet!

Here’s a rather interesting story where a skier got wedged between two rocks.  The blackberry in his pocket made his body just wide enough to fall 700 feet and saved his life.

At first I thought the Blackberry saved the skier by letting him call 911 but I guess there’s more uses with Blackberries than just calling the emergency department.

Very interesting, I am sure someone is already using a Blackberry to put butter on their bread already. (Congrats to David

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Toyota Develops DIY Brain Powered WheelChair!

We’ve seen the brain-powered Twitter machine for people with spinal cord injuries.  Well, Toyota has just announced a fully-capable brain-powered wheelchair that you can control with your favorite human body part, the brain!  I too, wonder when we will be able to drive a car with our brains but the wheelchair is no small feat for sheezy.

According to Toyota, the company’s BMI technology has advanced to the point where

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Green Blog Post Update!

Here’s some interesting green blog posts from our affiliate green blog Keetsa this week:

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iPhone DIY – How to Jazz Up iPhone 3Gs Videos with Titles and Whatnot!

Here’s a really cool iPhone DIY that shows you how to jazz up iPhone 3Gs videos with iMovie.  I am sure there will be an app for doing this later down the road but until then, you can use this method to quickly make your videos optimized for the iPhone 3Gs.

it’s so easy to do that I decided to whip up a quick tutorial showing how this works. You probably have a tool on your Mac that can do the job for you with just a few clicks, drags, and menu selections. iMovie is the perfect easy tool for creating full feature films (just kidding) from individual scenes shot with the

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Neda Agha Soltani Video

Wow, I have been hearing news about Neda, this 27 year old girl who got shot and killed in Iran for protesting.  I think there’s got to be someone who’s going to have to step up and end this merciless bs by the Iranian government.

This isn’t a political war any more, it’s about human rights. You don’t kill a girl for protesting peacefully, no matter what she’s protesting about, especially if she has no weapons to fight back.

I know this is a tech blog but at times like this I wish I can grab a bazooka and blow the face of whoever is the cau

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