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general February 23, 2002 posted by

David Weinberger – he of Cluetrain Manifesto fame – has published another book. Small Pieces Loosely Joined is its name, and it’s all available online if you can’t be bothered to go and buy it in a shop. I loved Cluetrain, haven’t had a chance to read this latest one, but I will.


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

OK, enough GSM. How about generating some spam for yourself? Aw c’mon, surely you haven’t got enough coming in already. This is a brilliantly funny way to spend some time, creating spoof spam email messages. ‘Smell like Madonna while on a safari holiday! Priceless. :-)


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

OK, enough GSM. How about generating some spam for yourself? Aw c’mon, surely you haven’t got enough coming in already. This is a brilliantly funny way to spend some time, creating spoof spam email messages. ‘Smell like Madonna while on a safari holiday! Priceless. :-)


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show Mind boggling moment at the show? Watching these guys on the ideaworks3d stand play a full colour graphics game of Tomb Raider on a PocketPC. These guys are seriously clever and have managed to compress the Playstation version of the game enough to allow for download across the mobile network. They expect to stream each 300K level of the game to the device in about 2 minutes, after which you play it and then download the next section…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show So this is the idea. You take a tiny pill box of a Bluetooth device which can talk with GSM/GPRS etc and make it act as the central hub of a network of personal devices. Get the idea? The tiny hub sits in your coat pocket or handbag and acts as the cellular gateway to everything from a PDA to your Bluetooth enabled digital camera. The advantages are that each device can be really cheap to build –…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

What do you give the guy who has everything? How about a fully equipped video studio in a utility vehicle. It’s a Mercedes ML-500 which has a complete broadcast studio crammed – and I mean crammed – into the back. There’s room for the driver and one passenger, every other seat is….er….occupied. German readers can find out more information at the i-wagen site.


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show One product which I thought had the potential to be huge was LavaSphere from German company Gavitec. This is basically a software tool which will let you scan bar codes with any camera equipped mobile phone. They were pushing their kit for the upcoming Nokia 7650 on the stand, but said that it could be ported to any handset if needed. I think this has the potential to be a HUGE technology market. The idea of being able…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show Not content with an MP3 player inside your phone? Want more? Then how about a nice integrated DAB (digital audio broadcast) radio? CD quality radio on subscription without the ads. What makes this interesting is that current DAB receivers are quite expensive, and definitely larger than the ones the folks at Panasonic here have shoe-horned into their concept phone. The bulge at the back of the handset contains all the receiver, amp, pre amp bits etc. Hopefully it…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show Speaking of interesting products, here’s one which struck my eye on my way round the crowded show. Although it’s not really a handset show, many manufacturers were taking the chance to show off concept stuff, giving an indication of where things are heading. One thing to realise is that COLOUR is in. Expect a rash of colour screen handsets to come galloping out of the stalls this year. Samsung SCH X 275 video phone. Out in Korea in…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show Just spent a few days at the GSM World show in Cannes. Interesting stuff. Star of the show? Undoubtedly the Nokia 7650. This little dual band phone has a built in camera, and will mainly be marketed as an ‘imaging’ device when it arrives later this quarter. But the marketing hype doesn’t do it justice. Up close, it really is a neat piece of kit. It fits into the hand perfectly (the rounded shape at the back actually…


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general February 17, 2002 posted by

So you’re suffering from an AOL shut out on Trillian, and can’t connect to your buddies? Why not check out Vista from i3connect? It’s not the prettiest thing out there, but it looks to have all the IM bells and whistles you’re ever likely to need, as well as compatibility to AIM, ICQ, MSN, IRC and Yahoo! It also claims to be the only IM client which will allow you to simultaneously conference chat with buddies from different services. Interesting…


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general February 16, 2002 posted by

I’ve been playing with a fabulous little digital photo album creator called Diji Album. It’s from New Zealand – OK so its author is a Kiwi, grin – but don’t hold that against it. The fact is that it’s a really cool bit of software. You can use it to tweak up your photos, and then create albums of your own design (with or without text and artistic bits on the page) and then either create self running exe files…


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general February 16, 2002 posted by

What if EVERY word on a Web page was automatically hyperlinked to Google so that you could do an instant search on it, merely by clicking on the word? Well you would have a Hyperdoc apparently. It’s a neat idea, which could make for some interesting sites one day. Thanks Ben for the link.


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general February 16, 2002 posted by

If Lord of the Rings was written by other famous authors?This could be the result. Funny, funny. :-)


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general February 16, 2002 posted by

Just found a new free anti virus package to rival AVG from Grisoft. The strangely named AVAST! looks OK, I haven’t tried it yet, because I use AVG, but it goes on to the interesting list.


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