Biometric phone

Biometric Phone

No lah, it isn’t really. It’s just that the N78‘s shiny black surface collects a lot of smudges and fingerprints, and that if there were a bunch of N78’s lying around with their displays turned off, I’d still be able to pick mine out by the shape and size of my finger smudges.

As with every new device I get (this time, on loan from the kind people at Nokia), I spend a lot of time setting it up. People say I disconnect from the rest of the world just to stay connected. Pfffft.

I can now take geo-tagged pictures, which is what I’ve always wanted to do, except I had to upload them first before geo-tagging them. Now I can do it on the fly on the N78, as long as there’s a strong satellite signal for the GPS receiver, which means indoor shots are hardly ever going to be automagically geo-tagged.

Just wait till I get outdoors.

Completely useless Christmas gifts: Taser C2

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OK, this is so not “completely useless”, I hear you say. Especially since the UN has defined the Taser as a weapon of torture.

It is, however, dangerous, because it’s such a nice looking gadget (“available in four designer colors”), and one that is likely to be mistaken for a new fangled electric shaver. The basic C2 model starts from US$350, has a range of up to 15 feet, so your would be assailants can turn into once were would be assailants at the touch of a button.

Light up your Christmas with one now!

Via engadget

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Completely useless Christmas gifts: The Back Up

When I was in the Army, someone gave me a gift which was supposed to be the China Army version of the Swiss Army knife. We know the latter to be chock full of useful tools which you might need, like a foldaway magnifying glass to look for the tiny screw which you’ve struggled to place in an equally tiny hole with your tiny screwdriver from the same tool.

But the China Army knife came one (or two) better – there was a foldaway fork and a foldaway spoon, so that you could eat your foldaway meals without using your fingers. Problem was, you could only use one of them at a time, even though the spoon and fork folded out at opposite ends of the tool.

Here’s a gift idea that’s just as useless, and which we saw featured on Fox News, it’s called “The Back Up“, and it’s a cradle that attaches to your bed for to cradle your shotgun where you can reach it while you sleep. “Keep Your Gun By Your Side!”, says the website, “Put your shotgun where you an reach it, instead of some out of the way place where it does you no good!”

As you can imagine, it’s not the gift for everyone. Or as one of the commenters on the YouTube page quips, “This is only for fools who don’t wear their shoulder holster to bed”.

“I told you a thousand times before, put your gun in The Back Up, that’s what I bought it for!”

“But darling, that’s not my gun. It’s loaded though”.

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