Numark was kind enough to let me try out their NS7FX DJ controller, and I love it so much I may just have to buy one for myself. It’s one serious piece of equipment, and it’s probably the closest thing to the feeling of real decks you can get from a controller.
It takes a certain kind of person to love a standing desk, and that kind of person will love this one. The GeekDesk is one of the best standing desks I’ve seen. It’s a little on the expensive side, but it has a built-in electronic lifting system that allows you to set the perfect height, and it can lift 335 pounds easily.
Samsung and Google recently announced the Chromebook, a $249 computer with an 11.6-inch screen and around 6.5 hours of battery life in a slim 2.5 lb, 0.8-inch-thick shell. It’s a very simple approach to the concept of a Chrome-powered notebook. But is it any good?
I have a couple of point-and-shoot cameras, and I think they’re well worth having. They’re small, portable, and easy to throw in your pocket and head out the door for everyday picture-taking. Up until this point, I didn’t have a case for either of them. When it comes to camera cases, it’s important to have something small and portable—otherwise, why even have a small camera? And even better, the case should come in colors other than black and gray. WaterField Designs was kind enough to send me a review unit of one of their camera cases, and it definitely meets those expectations.
Cynthia Kocialski (@ckocialski) was kind enough to send me a copy of her new book, Startup From the Ground Up, and I have to say every entrepreneur should read it before they quit their day job. It’s filled cover-to-cover with great advice from someone who has seen it all.
If you’re a programmer, you know what a pain it is to convert data between many different sources and formats. It’s time consuming and very tedious. DataVoila automates this process for you. It’s very versatile, yet it is about as far from bloatware as you can get. There’s beauty in simplicity.
I asked developer Andreas Wulf how this program would be valuable to people, to which he responded, “DataVoila is for anyone who needs to extract, validate, convert or generally edit structured or unstructured data and wants to automate this task.”
As any webmaster will tell you cheap online file storage is hard to come by. I have found a company that offer free 2GB of convenient online storage called Dropbox. Let me tell you more about it. As I am a webmaster myself with my website hosted on a free server(Awardspace) setting up file downloads for my products has been extremely hard until now. I have managed to host all my downloads on a free service called Dropbox which give me 2GB of free storage space and allows all my users to download my files off their servers. This not only means that I don’t have to waste any unnecessary space on my server I don’t have to use any extra bandwidth either.
I finally received my new mouse in the mail yesterday. You have no idea how excited I was. If you want to know a little bit more, here is a post I made a while ago about a mouse I really have come to not like. I got the package and opened my new mouse, the Microsoft Sidewinder X8.
Jibidee is a service that allows you to organize your entire life on the web. It gives you a place to put everything into a single centralized place — contacts, media, tasks, etc. A calendar is integrated into the application, and it can be used to remind you about birthdays or other events in your life. You can opt to receive notifications via email or text message.
File hosting is another big part of the service. It hosts just about any type of digital media you want — images, video, audio, etc. Everything you store on the server will be secured via SSL encryption.
Codesnipp.it is a promising new startup that allows developers to share knowledge and code with other developers over the Internet. It’s a really cool concept. Basically it’s a full social network where you have a customizable profile, and you can share “code snippits” in a variety of computer languages, and other users can take those snippits and use them for their own software, or constructively criticize them to help you out. But they are currently in private beta, so you need to be invited to join. If this sounds appealing, we have invites to give away, and you might just get one.