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Looking for a desktop program or widget that displays interesting photos

Anyone know of a Windows 7 compatible program or widget that automatically downloads and displays pictures pulled from the Internet on the desktop? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jul 3, 2014 - 3 answers

What stuff can only be bought in China ?

Hello, I'll be leaving China soon and I want to bring back some stuff that you can only find in Beijing (China). I already bought a lot of things from Xiaomi for example. Do you know anything else ? Have a good day ! P.S : no food
posted by vayan on Jun 1, 2014 - 9 answers

In search of a screen protector with a paperlike texture

Which tablet screen protector(s) have a matte, sandy texture? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 24, 2014 - 1 answer

Multi-preset kitchen timer recommendation?

Can you recommend a kitchen timer with adjustable volume, pleasant alarm sounds, multiple simultaneous timers, and multiple presets? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Feb 12, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me use my nails as an iPod touch stylus.

I've seen the Nano Nails product that is supposed to turn your fingernails into a capacative stylus. I like this idea, but they aren't out yet, and anyway I want to do my nails myself! What can I use that's lightweight to attach to my fingernail so that it conducts enough electricity to operate an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

High-Tech Handheld Scanner

I'm trying to find something I think I saw on TV: a handheld document scanner which requires no contact? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Jan 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me pick a netbook

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

What's the best land-line telephone that will only function as an apartment buzzer?

What's a good tiny-form-factor POTS telephone I can purchase solely to buzz people into my apartment building? [more inside]
posted by whittaker on Nov 12, 2012 - 7 answers

cool cheap gadget gifts?

What are some cool, but practical gadgets for under 100 dollars? [more inside]
posted by Jaelma24 on Sep 6, 2012 - 26 answers

How many AA batteries would it take to run a 3rd-gen iPad for one hour?

How many AA batteries would it take to run a 3rd-gen iPad for one hour?
posted by Egg Shen on Sep 5, 2012 - 7 answers

We have also weighed limes.

The lovely Mrs. Haddock and I were given a digital kitchen scale as a wedding gift, but we have no idea what we should be doing with it. What should we be doing with it? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 24, 2012 - 41 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

A series of blog posts about a book predicting future gadgets...

Does anyone remember a blog that went through and commented on a book published in the early 90s about the future of personal gizmos? Each section of the book featured a handheld gadget that was "coming soon," and each blog entry looked into what happened to it and why it did or didn't take off in the two decades since the book was published. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Jul 15, 2011 - 1 answer

Creativity Gadget Gift Ideas!!

Help me think of a good creativity gadget gift for a friend!! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Feb 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Best place to buy gadgets in KL?

Where is the best place for shopping for electronics in Kuala Lumpur? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jan 10, 2011 - 4 answers

more-programmable slow cooker? Recommendations for vegetarian hardware?

Best programmable slow cooker for a vegetarian? Do any exist which will _start_ cooking at a predefined time? Anybody care to comment on the Hamilton Beach programmable slow cooker? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Dec 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Can I use one set of headphones for two audio sources?

I'd like to plug one pair of headphones into two sound sources, and hear one, the other, or both. Help me find a "headphone toggle"? [more inside]
posted by Zephyrial on Oct 10, 2010 - 10 answers

What can I wear on my wrist besides a watch?

I am a man who wears a wristwatch. What can I wear on the other wrist? Preferably something that serves some function. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Sep 3, 2010 - 24 answers

Please recommend a toddler MP3 player.

My almost-2-year-old loves carrying around toys that make music. We are bored with the same 3 songs. Can MeFi parents recommend MP3 players that are toddler-tough (can be dropped, thrown and is big enough to not get lost) with big buttons (but no volume control) that have an external speaker (but maybe a headphone jack for later)? We want to load our music on it rather than buying a pre-loaded one. (Working with iTunes would be a nice plus too.) [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Are they killing the Incredible? Why?

What's the deal with the HTC Droid Incredible's sudden agoraphobia? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jun 29, 2010 - 14 answers

What's a fun toy to take on a commute?

What electronic gadget would make my commute the most fun? I have fun listening to music, playing games and using linux on my computer. [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on May 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Help to locate a

I'm trying to find a particular solar-powered toy/gadget, which I saw a few years ago. It consisted of four very light blades within a glass bulb, spinning under the pressure of the sun on one side. [more inside]
posted by tawny on Apr 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Outlook 2007 Calendar on my Windows XP desktop?

How can I keep my Outlook 2007 Calendar always on top, and always "snapped to" my other programs (so their borders don't overlap the calendar) on my Windows XP desktop? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Mar 25, 2010 - 6 answers

So the MacGyver version of the Ipad or the one where I leave well enough alone?

Trying to decide if I should get the 16gb ipad and hack the crap out of it or, for 200 bucks more, get the 64gb and treat it well. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Hollar when the train is coming :)

What easy technology solution can save me from waiting forever for an untimely train? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Mar 12, 2010 - 10 answers

How to get an iPod to tell me where it is?

I've lost my iPod Touch (2nd gen). Is there a way to make it beep from a computer/iTunes so I can find it again? [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Jan 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Does a UV sanitizer really work?

Are UV sanitizing wands for real? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jan 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Nifty Computer-related Gift for Friend?

Gift filter: I'm looking for a nifty computer-related gift for a friend's birthday. [more inside]
posted by oracle bone on Nov 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Best gadget and toys from Tokyo?

I would be visiting Tokyo in three week's time. Can you tell me about any must-buy weird, cool or geeky gadgets that I could get during my time there, and where to get it ? Bonus point if it's easy to figure out even if it's in japanese, or if it has english interface, and not too expensive.
posted by joewandy on Oct 27, 2009 - 19 answers

Does Zune HD have VPN connectivity option?

Does Zune HD have VPN connectivity option as iPod touch?
posted by omaralarifi on Sep 26, 2009 - 3 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

DS, iTouch, or Kindle?

I'm thinking about getting a Personal Entertainment Device of some sort or other, and I'm looking for some anecdotal experience, pro/cons, etc. from people. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on May 15, 2009 - 28 answers

Recommend me an inexpensive hi-tech jump rope.

I'm in the market for a skipping rope or jump rope. Recommend me a high-tech jump rope, please! [more inside]
posted by fook on Apr 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Annoying alarm clocks -- just how annoying?

So how well do those weird or annoying alarm clocks actually work? I'm thinking about getting the one that makes you complete a jigsaw puzzle to turn it off, but I'm not sure... [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Mar 20, 2009 - 20 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

Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer bought in USA? How to use in U.K?

Just returned from fabulous 2 week holiday in New York. I Brought back Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer from Staples costing $230. Unfortunately, I cannot use it in U.K., unless I plug voltage converter/transformer products. Has anyone else bought this set over there with more success? Any advice \ information appreciated. Please specify me What exact voltage converter product to buy & where to buy it from USA online store. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jan 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Best thing since sliced bacon?

Thermomix, useful or just another overpriced kitchen gadget? [more inside]
posted by racingjs on Oct 17, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me find an elegant stainless steel "pickle grabber"

Please help me find the elegant stainless equivalent of this electronics part-grabber. The food service versions are usually called "pickle grabbers" or "olive servers" or something like that. [more inside]
posted by chazlarson on Oct 9, 2008 - 2 answers

What sort of inaudible audio signal survives compression?

I recently became an Arbitron ratings person (which I'm not allowed to tell anyone, hence my anonymity). I'm supposed to carry a portable device that they say picks up "sound energy" signals embedded by participating radio and TV stations so they know what I'm listening to, even if the audio is compressed. What the heck is "sound energy"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Wine Gift Help

Looking for the perfect ~$25 wine-related gift. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Sep 6, 2008 - 17 answers

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle?

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jul 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Skype me baby. Riiiiight there.

Cheapest and easiest overall way to use skype, what is it? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jul 4, 2008 - 6 answers

3 more months! Noooooooo!

16gb iphone 3g shortage in the UK? Say it aint so! [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jul 4, 2008 - 5 answers

What is the highest memory capacity of USB flash drive available in the market?

What is the highest memory storage capacity for USB portable Flash drive in the market right now? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jun 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Cutting hair with a vacuum cleaner (a device I once saw)

Weird vacuum cleaner/haircut extension tube device. I saw it on an infomercial once. I think there's one in Wayne's World. Can I get one in the UK? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Mar 15, 2008 - 6 answers

A wallpaper changer that works

I'm looking for recommendations for a wallpaper changer or desktop photo viewer that's compatible with Vista. It must be able to change photos at least every 10 seconds or so, resize large photos properly, work with locally stored images, and be able to fill the screen. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jan 11, 2008 - 7 answers

I'm looking for an MP3 player that you can treat like a USB drive. With recording capabilites.

I'm looking for an MP3 player that you can treat like a USB drive. In other words, I want to load MP3s onto it by just plugging the device into my machine and the copying files over. I do not want to use a specialized program like Itunes, and I want to use a standard USB or Firewire cable to plug the device into my computer. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 24, 2007 - 32 answers

Belt for GPS tracking and my tiny laptop

I'm currently waiting for my Eee PC and Mologogo phone (a motorola i415) to arrive. These are items I'd like to carry with me very frequently (essentially always), and I call upon the hivemind to help me figure out the best way to do so. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Nov 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Electric Scooters...pick a winner?

Electric scooters---no, not rascals. Help me pick one! [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Oct 20, 2007 - 3 answers

What's it like working for a gadget website?

What's it like working for a gadget website? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Oct 11, 2007 - 4 answers

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