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iPhone Gloves

dots-gloves.jpgI'm sure it has plagued us all, those cold days walking down the street trying to make a call or send a text, the great debate. Take off the glove or just keep going.

DOTS has brought a simple solution to hand. Take a gander. Their metal-tipped knit-wear will transfer the conductivity to the sensitive touch screen. Dial away.

Thanks Jacob


igdt.jpgWe will keep software recommendations to a bare minimum on these pages but, I've been meaning to drop a note on this morsel for quite some time. iGTD is a task-managment application designed by a boy-genius from Wroclaw, Poland. Bartek Bargiel, a mac enthusiast and mensch, created this little application and has unleashed it on the world as donationware. I am not going to get into the minutia of what it does, suffice it to say, it works. And it works very, very well. It is the embodiement of modern design in code. Simple, elegant, form from  function.

Visit Bartek's website:
Give Bartek well deserved Donation Here



We have little to say about little Tengu. Beautiful, elegant, simple, concise. Plug him into your usb port and one of his numerous faces interact with the sounds in the room. He'll sing along, he'll parody the boss, he'll even give a face to the screaming sirens of New York City.

Tengu Official Website

Available in America from Moss

From Solid Alliance

Seat Guru

seatguru.jpgGone are the days of good service in the cattle class of contemporary airlines. You can't even count on the checking steward to be of any help describing what seat you will actually be sitting in. Being prepared is the best bet for relaxing travel. Seat Guru is all things airline seats. It let's you know where you are sitting, what amenities, how close you're sitting to the lavatory or the exit row.


deskotopia.jpgWell, while we don't often go in for the gimmicks, we are certainly all about aestheticizing our own realities. Spending ten plus hours a day in front of the computer tends to get very repetitive. Here's an option for automating that desktop image without having to cruise your favorite blue site or manga publisher. (or i suppose you all have bookmarked as well).

Pop over to Desktoptopia and download a 10 day trial.

iPhone - update

Update at the bottom regarding applications for the phone.

A friend just asked our opinions about the iPhone. So here it is:


BabbageDifferenceEngine.jpgThe first of these devices was conceived in 1786 by J.H. Müller but it was never built.

We've chosen the difference engine as the title for our category about technology. Okay, difference engines may have been brought to our attention in 1996 when authors William Gibson and Bruce Sterling collaborated on a retro-sci-fi book set in Victorian England titled "The Difference Engine" but it was Babbage's original machine that really inspired us.