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Mmm…wonder if it works?

hmm..interesting January 24, 2005 posted by


Fink. Open Source software port to the Apple Mac. Interesting in light of the new Mac mini release methinks! Could we be seeing the start of a mass geek move to the Apple platform? Answers on a one button mouse to…  As a result, we have two main goals. First, to modify existing Open Source software so that it will compile and run on Mac OS X. (This process is called porting.) Second, to make the results available to casual users as a…

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hmm..interesting January 21, 2005 posted by

Force feedback?

The Datatec SRComm [Google translate] is a black box flight recorder for cars. Stores things like acceleration, steering wheel action and braking using GPS and a passel of sensors. And saves data onto Memory Stick. How long before these are mandatory, driven by insurance premium pressure or law?

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hmm..interesting January 21, 2005 posted by

Your podness!

Is podcasting the new CB radio, or does it have legs? Time will tell. In the meantime some stuff on the subject: Podcasting is cool. Podcasting sucks. I’m not sure, I think it’s… no wait… Who cares, come to our Podcast Expo anyway. We need the money. Just shut up, download our free Sparks! prog and record podcasts ad nauseum. Pah, what you really need is our iPodder program.

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hmm..interesting January 19, 2005 posted by

Prop puppies.

  Screen Used. Feel the need to buy a collectible movie prop? How about Wolverine’s claw for $7,499.00? Or Ethan Hunt’s bullets from Mission Impossible 2 for $699.00 […is that each? – Ed]. Or even a prototype Light Sabre from Phantom Menace for $8,499.00? Got cash or PayPal? Nice site design too, lads!  ScreenUsed is run by three collectors, Desi DosSantos, Jeff Castillo, and Stephan Lokotsch. They have been collecting screen used props and wardrobe for a combined 38 years….

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hmm..interesting January 19, 2005 posted by

That petrol emotion.

Affective Media make emotion recognition software. I think the idea is to create tech products which respond to our moods, thereby making them more useful. Not just toys and games, but PDAs, home automation et al. Interesting concept all right. Check out the demo.  Emotion recognition enables artificial pets to understand our emotions and to react to them in a way similar to their real-life counterparts. Making our entertainment robots more pet-like can only help to bring them into our…

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hmm..interesting January 17, 2005 posted by

Chocolate sushi.

Aaarghh! Chocolate Sushi. Aaarghh!   Chocolate Sushi is made from all natural chocolate and baker’s ingredients. We use Belgian and Swiss Chocolate in our baking and rolling processes. Each “sushi” is carefully hand-rolled and portioned. Chocolate Sushi does not contain rice, fish or wasabi. Chocolate Sushi is a product of pure chocolate indulgence.

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future tech January 10, 2005 posted by

Le Segway, zoot alors!

Looks like the Europeans may be warming to the Segway concept better than the domestic US market. Viz the Oxygen Network – a zero emission vehicle rental station in the city of Lille in France.  The Oxygen Station is located on the Champ de Mars, just Northwest of Lille near a large parking lot. The Oxygen Boutique is located in the center of the city at the Lille Flandres railway station. A total of 16 Segway HTs and 25 electric bikes…

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hmm..interesting January 6, 2005 posted by

Blog empire.

21Publish. At last, the Ferret can realize his dream of challenging Messrs Denton and Calcanis with his own blog empire. Blogs, blogs, more blogs. Muwhahahaha! Watch out for details of our upcoming  Fergadget and Redmodo sites.  This enables enterprises, clubs, communities, commercial websites or colleges to become a blog host themselves by setting up their own private BlogPortal. A BlogPortal allows them to offer blogs to some or all of their members, co-workers, students or friends. 21Publish is right for you if…

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hmm..interesting January 4, 2005 posted by

Rock da house.

Solid Drive Set.  Apparently with these transducers you really can rock da house. Just plug ‘em into your walls using the special bracket and presto, the room will speak. Cue Julie Andrews song (“…the walls are alive, with the sound…”) $449.99.  Induction Dynamics SolidDrive installs directly behind walls for a truly inside-wall speaker, turning the entire wall into a sound source. Sound is generated from these large acoustic-radiating surfaces, immersing the listener in sound. The sound is omnidirectional at nearly all frequencies, while channel…

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hmm..interesting December 23, 2004 posted by


The EnGenius SN-920 cordless phone system. Billed as having the longest range of any cordless home phone. Apparently 9 times the power of ordinary units gives a range of up to 5 miles, and the handsets can also double as independent walkie talkie units. I’d be a bit worried holding a handset with that much power near my brain for extended periods, though. Know what I mean? Around $373.00.  This power produces the EnGenius long-range performance that outdistances all other cordless…

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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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