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hmm..interesting December 21, 2004 posted by

Super search?

Accoona. Super target your search. Yes, yes, it’s yet another search engine. But what can we do, you know we love ‘em. Even if they don’t always…cough…perform as well as The G.  Accoona gives you the ability to use Artificial Intelligence technology to “SuperTarget” your searches. “SuperTarget” is the term used by Accoona to describe the search features that enable searchers to highlight specific terms within the search query. The ability to “SuperTarget” a search is valuable to all Internet…


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hmm..interesting December 21, 2004 posted by

S.N.I.U. of P2P.

Ari Friedman has set up a website (soon to be a wiki?) to document the Substantial, Non-Infringing Uses of P2P networks, and present the truth about how useful this technology is, irrespective of what the music industry would have us believe.  He put out a call for contributions and so the Ferret did a search n’trawl through all the ones we’ve found over the past few years and came up with this list of 16 15 which we have sent to him. Fascinating. Also…


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hmm..interesting December 20, 2004 posted by

My Virtual Band.

My Virtual Band. Well, it’s clearly the future isn’t it? In one way or another.    Do you have a killer guitar riff but can’t sing to save your life? Do you dream of playing in a band but can’t find the time? If so, this is the place for you. MyVirtualBand.com is on a mission to bring together “virtual bands” comprised of musicians and recording hobbyists from all over the world to collaborate on the writing and recording of music…


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hmm..interesting December 16, 2004 posted by

Touch dis.

The Touch Panel Phone.  $29.99. Q. How much tech is too much tech, when embedded into something as simple as a home telephone? Answers on a backlit postcard, please, to….  According to Nikai-Osaka, this multi-function phone’s exceedingly thin design gives you an absolutely fresh feeling when you touch the blue LCD screen. Plus, it’s stylish design incorporates a caller ID function, speaker phone, music-on-hold, calculator, press-button sound and a perpetual calendar! With all these features, you’ll be blue in the face…


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hmm..interesting December 9, 2004 posted by

Consumer choice?

Choose the Blue. A site which lets you know which American companies support which US political party, in order to let you buy only from those which support your political leanings? It’s quite a scary concept if you take it to its logical conclusion. Of course clever companies like Intel split their donations almost 50/50!  If each American who voted for John Kerry spends $100 in 2005 on a Blue company instead of a Red company, we can move $5 Billion away…


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hmm..interesting December 6, 2004 posted by

Google ranker.

The Google PageRank predictor.  This tool attempts to determine a future Google PageRank value of a particular site. In other words, we try to determine the PageRank value of the URL you enter below, as it would be after the next Google PageRank update. The tools does several calculations to come to this figure.


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hmm..interesting December 2, 2004 posted by

Knomo tracker bags.

Knomo Bags. An international GPS transmitter tag inside each bag would be cooler, but this is a start I suppose.  Each bag features its unique owner code. Register your code and contact details online at www.knomobags.com. If you misplace your Knomo bag and it is recovered, the finder can use the international recovery number on the bag to report it’s found. We’ll contact you to reunite you with your bag.


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hmm..interesting December 2, 2004 posted by

RayGun fun.

GloFun RayGun. Er..the bit that worries me here is where it says ‘running around’. Cue vision of hordes of wild eyed players foaming at the mouth and sprinting around the streets of the world pointing their handsets at random places in space. Scary!  Glofun RayGun is the world’s first “high-intensity” location game for cell phones…A cell phone loaded with RayGun software emits “spectral” energy that lets you attract and track ghosts. Unfortunately, the energy also annoys the ghosts, so you’d better…


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hmm..interesting December 1, 2004 posted by

Arcade to go.

Next Arcade offers an interesting twist for gamers. It’s basically a downloadable arcade game service which offers arcade games via a Game Club. For $6.95 a month payable annually you get a free controller to plug into your PC, and a choice of games to download and buy. Problem is that I didn’t see any real hotshot games, but maybe that’s because it’s early days.  The Desktop Game Manager is designed to deliver the most exciting downloadable games to your computer, and…


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hmm..interesting December 1, 2004 posted by

Reality check.

The Reality Clock.  For several years World Alert, LLC, has been gathering statistics on all kinds of information, from the most serious issues challenging the world, to the mundane and absurd.


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hmm..interesting November 30, 2004 posted by

Price alert.

PriceDropAlert. Hmm…interesting idea, no? You can see this extending to all sorts of places (mobile phones p’raps?). Although it goes against the ‘instant gratification’ vibe a bit.  Price Drop Alert enables you to add products to your Price Drop Alert list. You will get an email whenever your selected products are available at a cheaper price…There are more then 6 million products from over 500 top merchants in our participating web sites.


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