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Fitbit snowflake: which one will work for me?

It's that time of year again when the REI dividend is in the air, and I am thinking about a Fitbit (though if a Jawbone is really what I want, persuade me). Criteria that are making this difficult inside. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Mar 29, 2014 - 13 answers

What is this vintage coffee device? Can I get one?

What is the vintage kitchen device in the corner in this picture? It looks like a chrome football standing on three thin columns, with a spigot at the bottom. It appears to come apart into separate compartments, like a coffee maker. It says "Jet" near the spigot. I assume it is either a basket coffee maker or a percolator, but it doesn't appear to have an electric plug like I would expect for a stand percolator. I am unable to locate any information about this device on the internet. Is it possible to find one of my very own? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Mar 19, 2014 - 10 answers

MAC OSX Driver Download needed for SATA docking station.

Because the cd driver for my SATA docking station does not fit into my iMac (Mac OS X Version 10.7.5), I am on the lookout for the correct driver download. I cannot find one for MAC. Here are links to the unit I own: http://www.amazon.com/AGPtek-Function-Docking-Station-Offline/dp/B00C4TQJM8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZMzKJqWK8Q [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Dec 11, 2013 - 12 answers

What was the name of a TV device from the 90's used for trivia/sports?

In the late 80's early 90's there was a device you could use while watching television. From what I remember, this device required some type of subscription and allowed you to play along while watching game shows and sporting events. It was black, had buttons on the sides, and a basic LED screen in the middle with an extendable radio antenna. Does anyone know what this device was? What the name of it was?
posted by blueplasticfish on Apr 16, 2013 - 3 answers

Can you recommend a good device detection approach for Wordpress?

Not sure I want to use Twitter bootstrap for the mobile versions of my Wordpress site. What alternatives do I have? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Feb 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me pick a netbook

Which netbook/tablet should I get? [more inside]
posted by quietshout on Nov 18, 2012 - 19 answers

Is it safe?

Yesterday I added a network print server device to my home network. How can I know that it is secure? Can I firewall it to prevent it from sending anything out to the internet? A few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Nov 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Accountability for wireless devices in our home?

We want to add some accountability to the use of mobile devices on our home wifi - what are our options? Ideally we just want to be able to review how the internet is being used. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Oct 7, 2012 - 4 answers

I queried the HiveMind; I wrote my question

Can anyone tell me what this Aztec literary/oratorical technique is called? [more inside]
posted by Panjandrum on Aug 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Joke in Bad Taste

Do you recall a TV show or movie where the characters used the word "rape" as a mnemonic device? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Sleep tracker gadget recommendations?

What's the newest in sleep-tracking gadgets? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jul 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Electronic cardiovascular doohickey -- yea or nay?

Has anyone used one of those combination ECG/pulse oximeter/electronic stethoscopes that seem to be flooding eBay from various Chinese distributors? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Feb 10, 2012 - 1 answer

What smartphone gives me root, has an OS that'll be around in 2 years, & won't crash too much?

What smartphone should I buy if I want root on my device (without having to jailbreak it), hardware & OS quality (crashing once a month or less), and upgradability? [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Nov 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Strange device!

Asheville, NC. What was this thing I saw downtown? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Oct 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Internet radio killed the satellite radio star

Can I set up a dedicated Pandora player for my car without signing up for a new cellular plan? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Aug 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Thanks to my boss's beanplating, I am getting an iPad, suckers!

Is making documents for an iPad really that hard? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jun 30, 2011 - 23 answers

non-Apple iPad 2 case?

Best fully-protective iPad 2 case? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on May 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Tracking Devices: How do they bleepin' work?

Follow-up: What could temporarily block or disable the tracking anklet my fictional character is wearing? [more inside]
posted by baronessa on Apr 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Could an EMR absorbing chip reduce the health risk of cellphones?

Assuming that the radiation from cellphones is somewhat dangerous, will a product like a chip that absorbs EMR like this one (http://www.radiguard.com.au/the-solution.html) be useful? [more inside]
posted by orangekit on Apr 5, 2011 - 26 answers

Is there a cheap mobile device just for reading offline websites?

There are any number of mobile devices which can be used to read ebooks, go online, play games, etc etc, but is there a cheap bare-bones alternative for people who just want a mobile device for reading HTML files they transferred onto it? (Be lenient if this is a stupid question, I'm not particulary tech-savy)
posted by quizblorg on Mar 6, 2011 - 15 answers

And it all turns out to be a dream.

Movie device solves everything trope? [more inside]
posted by theredpen on Mar 4, 2011 - 16 answers

How much should my fictional hacker charge to deactivate a government tracking device?

How much should my fictional hacker charge to deactivate a tracking device? [more inside]
posted by baronessa on Jan 7, 2011 - 31 answers

What is this thing called Zune?

Unexpected Holiday Gift: Someone got me a Zune HD! Problem. I already own an ipod Nano and know next to nothing about Zune. What can the Zune do that my nano can't? How do you use yours? What does the Zune do well? Any tips or trips or strange things/ 3rd party applications I can use?
posted by The Whelk on Dec 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Simple Netflix streaming device for Canada?

Simple Netflix streaming device for Canada? [more inside]
posted by sockpup on Dec 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Device to Almost Close a Door?

Are there part-way door closers? [more inside]
posted by lore on Nov 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Where to find a laptop that can't get online

Can you point me to online stores where I can buy a laptop computer that does NOT have Internet access? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Oct 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Where else would I find something like the Noodle Incident?

I'm curious about the Noodle Incident as a device. [more inside]
posted by patheral on Aug 22, 2010 - 54 answers

How do I regain access to my Enhanced USB storage device?

How can I repair / access an Integral/Courier 4GB USB memory stick? When I plug it in Windows 7 [Home Premium, 64bit] says the "Device needs to be reset before it can be used", then "Failed to reset the device to factory default". [more inside]
posted by n3rt on May 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Seeking clicking mechanism or design...

What kind of small toys or devices click when you rotate them forwards and backwards? Seeking mechanism or design... [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Nov 21, 2009 - 13 answers

What is (and who makes) this levitating rocket-propelled thingy?

Help me find a video of a levitating rocket-propelled platform. [more inside]
posted by dendrite on Sep 21, 2009 - 4 answers

I just want to play UNIRACERS!

Argh. I've installed the drivers, I've searched high and low online, nothing is helping, so I'm coming to ya'll: how can I get my Xbox 360 wireless controller (connected to my PC via the charge and play kit via a USB port) to work on my computer? Specifically, I want to play ROMs with it. [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Sep 3, 2009 - 12 answers

How long can you leave your iphone turned on without damaging it?

I've taken to using one of the apps available in the iphone app store as a desk clock. It sits on its dock, charging, with the display on all day. At the end of the day when I leave work, it feels warm. Am I doing it damage by keeping it on for so long every day?
posted by leemajors on Aug 25, 2009 - 5 answers

Please recommend a replacement input device for my Macbook, the trackpad isn't working for me.

Loathe the new Macbook trackpad in XP, what input device should I use instead that doesn't require a desk and is OK for gaming? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Aug 5, 2009 - 7 answers

What is an Intervox? Can I use it to take over the world?

What is this crazy sci-fi looking device I bought at a salvage store? It has knobs, a compass, and a bizarre spinning top. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on May 28, 2009 - 9 answers

I need Help Capturing Footage from Camera!

How do I capture P2 footage from my Panasonic HD HVX200 camera into Avid HD Pro?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Apr 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Tactile reminder device

What sorts of vibrating reminder devices are out there? [more inside]
posted by jinatrix on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers

What skype capable videophone devices exist?

Are there any Skype capable standalone videophone devices other than the ASUS AiGuru SV1? [more inside]
posted by inflatablekiwi on Feb 22, 2009 - 0 answers

What is this? And: Is it loud?

Can you identify this strange interactive sound making device? [more inside]
posted by Henrik on Feb 12, 2009 - 8 answers

I need help with this creation.

I have invented a calendar that I think is unique in design and function. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 8, 2009 - 12 answers

Windows Vista obliviated my audio device. How can I get it back?

In Windows Vista, under playback devices, I selected "Don't use this device" for the default audio device. Now that device has entirely vanished, and I can't get it back. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jan 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Which USB Mass Storage Device is which?

How can I change the generic name "USB Mass Storage Device" in my Vista system tray "Safely Remove Hardware" dialog? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

How to manage music and spin the dial on the Sansa Connect?

Sansa Connect two-fer: (1) the little dial sometimes become immobile; (2) which program to use now that Yahoo Jukebox has bitten the dust? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Oct 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Who is 14F1? What is device 2720?

My PCI Simple Communications Controller has bitten the dust. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Oct 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Medical Device Industry Primer?

I'm about to begin work at a medical device company (as a paralegal) and would like an introductory book on the subject. I've scoured Amazon, but haven't found anything that's a general overview, with chapters on history, business climate, FDA and regulatory issues, litigation -- just a smattering of everything, with perhaps emphasis on legal / regulatory. Most books are more specialized. Or are there websites or white papers along these lines? Recommendations, please!
posted by nancoix on Aug 1, 2008 - 2 answers

The power of the touch!

Just bought Ipod Touch....I love it, but sometimes not having internet connection makes most of my widget apps useless. Are there Todo list/grocery list etc type apps that one can use offline? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Apr 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Mystery Device: Telxon 718?

What exactly does a Telxon 718 do? It looks like a way-back calculator but only has plus, minus, and a few weird, presumably abbreviated, button markings. Any guesses as to what it does? Video within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Apr 5, 2008 - 13 answers

What about this gray water recovery system?

I'm kicking off a major home renovation and looking for some green innovations I can incorporate without breaking the bank. This gray water recovery system looks promising. [more inside]
posted by wsg on Mar 19, 2008 - 6 answers

cheap, USB controlled, simple mechanical device (example: rotating gear)?

I've made a small mechanical device but need help to find a USB-connected, -powered and -controlled part that gives mechanical input. It should be slow, turned on/off from computer, and really cheap. [more inside]
posted by nolnar on Mar 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Xbox 360 + NAS

Are there any network attached storage devices that work well with Xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by notchristopher on Feb 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for a smart power strip.

Looking for a smart surge protector that shuts down peripherals when a computer is turned off or asleep. [more inside]
posted by floam on Jan 14, 2008 - 7 answers

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