If you need to send someone a message but have to be discrete about it, then you might want to give Crypstagram a shot. It’s an image sharing site does more than just provide you with a means to share images with other people.
Mobile devices make it easy to reach out to other people and stay connected. Most times it’s a blessing, but it can also be a curse. Would it help if you were told which messages will make you feel good or bad?
There have been plenty of cheap little devices you can use to record an audio message and leave it on your fridge or by your door, but I rather like the idea behind Native Union’s Play, a gadget which also lets you leave video messages for your family or roomies.
Designer Fabien Nauroy came up with the Play, and it comes in a nifty little package shaped like a speech bubble.
ABI Research has unveiled their estimated number of SMS messages that will be sent in 2011. According to the research firm, there will be 7 trillion SMS messages sent during the new year. That is a lot of messages, and I am sure will include billions of spouses and parents that are angry about text overages.
Does your mouse hand get all sweaty from all that scrolling, clicking and dragging? Nope, mine doesn’t either. But if you are suffering from sweaty palms, you might want to check out this clever mouse from Japan.
Not only does the LED Message Mouse keep your mouse hand nice and cool thanks to a built-in fan, it can display dot-matrix messages along the edge of the fan blade as it spins ’round.
The mouse works its wordy magic using an illusion known as persistence-of-vision that we’ve featured a few times before here on Technabob.
Working in the online biz, I just can’t seem to get away from e-mail. All day and all night, the messages flow. I get hundreds each and every day (and that’s before the spam). I can only imagine how big that stack of would be if the messages were written on good old paper.
Now you too can put down your laptops, Blackberries and iPhones and go old school with these fun paper e-mail pads.
Want to get your point across? Why not say it with light? This new kit lets you create your own custom LED light board using any pattern you want. The whole thing reminds me of a modern-day Lite-Brite.
The latest Open Source creation from Evil Mad Science Labs, “Peggy” gives you the parts you need to make a pixelated grid of LEDs in any design your little heart desires.
Peggy is named for her 25 x 25 pegboard which can hold up to 625 LEDs in place for your custom signs.
This cool decorative tape lets you leave messages by blacking out the the white areas. A brilliantly simple design concept, the tape works in pretty much any language thanks to its free-form display concept.
Perfect for labeling boxes, temporary signage, creating impromptu artworks or modern graffiti, the tape comes in either a dot-matrix or segmented style.
Ah, the power of Windows Vista. Check out this recent screen capture of the progress dialog that appeared when an unsuspecting Vista user tried to burn 15 megabytes of files to a DVD RW drive.
So if I’m doing my math right, the disk will be completed in 2138, a little over 130 years from now.
My previous all-time favorite error message was “Transaction Cannot Start in Firehose Mode,” but I think I have a new one to top the list. Apparently this error occurs when there isn’t anything wrong.
The head-scratcher of an error message simply reads “Error: No error occurred.”
This mirror not only lets you check out your own gorgeous smile, but lets you check your SMS text messages while you’re at it.
Designed by Robert Stadler for French design firm Radi Designers, the limited-edition +336+ mirror glows with your most recently received SMS messages.
Perfect for the raver crowd, this gadget lets you send messages through the air by using an array of rapidly flashing LEDs. As you wave the Spacewriter LTC123 in the air, the circuitry detects the movement and writes out a dot-matrix message that’s readable by onlookers.
The pocket-sized device costs £14.99
These LED watches not only show your the day, date and time, they can be programmed to scroll a custom message of your choice on their dot-matrix display.
Galaxy Programmable watches let you enter up to 121 characters for display on a bright 21 x 7 LED matrix.