Thames and Kosmos Genetics and DNA kit

29 11 2008

A well-written manual and a few snap-together models provide a good conceptual understanding of how DNA and genetics work. Some of the hands-on activities seem like nothing but busy work; others are invaluable at getting kids interested in the process of scientific experimentation.

One experiment takes you through the process of isolating DNA from tomatoes. Adult reviewers found it more difficult than the manual let on — which probably means that a kid should have no problem. You can also breed bacteria and then do some genetic engineering on them, but be careful — under the Patriot Act this stuff can get you thrown in jail.


Nikon Black Friday Ultimate Hunter’s Package Deal

29 11 2008

In a mind-blowing, absolutely out of this world Black Friday/ Cyber Monday deal, Nikon is offering:
The Ultimate Hunter’s Package containing:
-ProStaff 3-9×40 Riflescope with BDC Reticle
-ProStaff Laser Rangefinder
-Silent Technology Rangefinder Case
-Mastering a Long-range shot with BDC DVD
-$50 NikonProGear Gift Card
All these come together in a great package called the Nikon BDC Slam Hunter’s Package, saving $144.90 on high quality hunting equipment. It doesn’t get much better.
In addition, if you’re looking for a high-quality, rugged binoculars, Nikon Sport Optics has got something for you – for a limited time only, get an extra $20 off on Nikon Action Extreme ATB 10×50 Binoculars!

Anyone familiar with good equipment is familiar with the Nikon Brand. They are simply the best. There is no other way to put it. Being the best also means that they tend to be the most expensive. So when a deal like this comes along you grab it fast. You get what you pay for and Nikon is always a great deal. Even without a sale, they are worth every penny. But a sale like this is the stuff of dreams!

Go over to their site to check out this and OTHER great deals. Hurry, they won’t last long!

Nikon BDC Slam Hunter’s Package

Steinway & Sons Model C Music System

29 11 2008

Steinway Music System Delivers for Audiophiles Who Have It All! Music nuts lust after spatial sound: output so precise you can pinpoint each instrument’s location in the recording hall. Well, the room-size Model C isn’t just spatial, it’s intergalactic. We dare you to listen to this integrated CD player, amplifier, and speaker symphony without jumping up to conduct. While most speakers are sealed boxes, Steinway’s engineers left these open, replicating the resonance of live instruments. And unlike other systems, which convert the audio signal from digital to analog in the amp — many sound-distorting circuits and wires away from the speakers — the C is digital from source to driver. What comes out is as close as you can get to what went in; in fact, it’s so pure that experts can discern a violin’s make and country of origin. The only weak link in this six-figure aural experience might be your musical taste. So lose the Coldplay, moneybags

Now is the Best Time to Upgrade your Auto AC!

29 11 2008

I know, most of you are thinking, “Is Techno-Geek NUTS…it’s cold out, who cares about the AC?” Well to answer your question, yes I am nuts. But that is beside the point. This is the best time to have your cars AC looked at and any repairs or upgrades made. You don’t need it now. But you will need it in July and will be glad that all is working well.

Having the mechanic check things like the air compressor now can save you a bundle later. It’s cheaper to get these things taken care of in winter. Here is a great site to go to that will be glad to help you out on parts and advice:BMW AC compressor.
Go on, in July you will be glad you listened to me!

BMW AC compressor

Fresh Cuppa Joe in 3 Minutes: Tiny Brewer Is Sleepwalker Simple

29 11 2008

You staggered into the kitchen at 5 am, desperate for a fix. The taxi arrives in 30 minutes, and your coffeemaker is mocking you with its indolent drip … drip … drip. For busy professionals, the Keurig Mini single-cup brewer can be a lifesaver. Operation is simple enough for sleepwalkers: Pour water into the tank, pop a fresh K-Cup cartridge of grounds into the holder, and push a button. In three minutes, you’ve got a steaming cup of joe. No grinding, no measuring, no fussing with filters, no burned pots to scour. When you’re done, toss out the spent pod and go. The Mini even has an LED sensor that prevents it from pouring when you forget to insert a mug. The K-Cup format features more than 200 varieties of coffee, tea, and cocoa, and an optional metal filter ($15) lets you use your own favorite fair-trade organic grounds.

Great Cyber Monday Deal from Charter

29 11 2008

First of all, you have to go over to this site and look at the entire deal. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Now is that a great deal or what?

For those of you that are lazy, here is a summary of the deal you will find at Charter:
Charter’s Ultimate Bundle or any of the Charter Services sold separately, including Charter High-Speed Internet, Charter Digital Home and Charter Telephone.

For the gift Card it breaks down like this:
Buy 1 Charter service- $25, Buy 2 Charter services- $75, Buy 3 Charter Services- $150, Buy Charter’s Ultimate Bundle and get $250 gift card!

After purchase, the buyer will be sent a gift card and is automatically entered to win 1 of 45 X-Box 360 Game consoles.

This is an amazing online Holiday Deal!

THE Best Holiday Deal Online Right Now for Bundled Services!
– Best Price available
– Free Gift Card
– Chance to win 1 of 45 X-Box gaming systems!

Why not order now and get the best price for 2009, a $250 gift card and maybe win the X-Box!?!

Look it’s a great deal and if you are lucky enough to win one of the 45 X-Box gaming systems you are in for a real treat. I absolutely love mine.

Black Friday / Cyber Monday

Don’t delay of you will miss out on this outstanding offer.


black friday


Charge it all with one outlet!

29 11 2008

I’m back from my holiday break with a new must-have gadget that will make your life easier:
Chargepod is a 6-way charging device that allows you to charge multiple cell phones, PDAs, headsets, and most other mobile electronics with a single power cord. Just pick out the manufacturer-specific adapters for your devices and throw away the dozens of power cords and wall warts that are cluttering your office and home. Chargepod uses voltage regulator technology and interchangeable power adapters to safely charge all of your mobile devices regardless of manufacturer or model.


  • Charges up to 6 devices at the same time
  • Small, portable and lightweight
  • Eliminates the clutter from having multiple chargers
  • Compatible with thousands of mobile devices such as iPods, cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, PDAs, digital cameras, navigation units, mp3 players, digital readers and portable gaming systems
  • Chargepod is compatible with all foreign 120/240 V adapter wall plugs; no additional power supply is necessary

User Interface

  • Blue indicator lights illuminate on each port to display charging status
  • Sleek and modern design

What’s Included

  • Base Station for Connecting Devices
  • Power Cable
  • Carrying Pouch
  • User Manual

Get your callpod at Amazon.