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Funky stuff, man!

cool tech March 4, 2005 posted by

Song recognition.

The Tyberis Music Database. Freeware program which can monitor and recognise songs on the radio. So say you’re a small band (or label) and you want to see how many times your track is being played on the local radio, hey maybe to prove you’re owed some of those elusive royalties, eh? Well you fire up this puppy, grab a fragment of your track as a signature and set the program to scan an FM radio source for your tune….


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cool tech March 4, 2005 posted by

The Switchboard.

Cringely mentions The Switchboard this week, and it’s interesting indeed. A free web based Java voice chat service. Register once and it’s accessible from anywhere in the world as long as you’ve got yer headphones and mic. No software download, no hassle. P2P technology apparently and includes nifty stuff like voice mail and email notifications.  Our plan is to create the easiest to use, free, browser to browser internet phone. How is the switchboard different from other internet phones? * it…


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cool tech February 28, 2005 posted by

Vista View.

The Kowa Vista View. Ferget about those clunky telescopes on the pier, this 10.4” LCD beauty is what ya really need. Until some yob yanks it off the pedestal and makes off into the night of course. And for a mere $22,240.00 too. Bargin. [Thanks Kevin].  Ideal for tourist sights. Differing from the conventional coin-operated observation binoculars which allow only one person at a time to look through the binoculars, the Vista View enables a couple or a family to…


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cool tech February 28, 2005 posted by

Sun Clock.

Sun Clock. I’ve been looking for a cool free ‘follow the sun’ clock for ages. And lo, here it are. Super excellent. [Thanks James!]  # Satellite imagery plus 3D terrain data create a colourful representation of the physical geography of the planet. # The world map is centred on your chosen location. # The map uses the familiar Mercator projection. # The city database contains more than 2,700 entries. # The cities light up as they move into the earth’s…


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Bookmark This! February 24, 2005 posted by

Film Trust.

Film Trust. Collaborative, social networked movie recommendations/ratings on tap. Not exactly new, but maybe worth a look see?  FilmTrust is designed to take advantage of your social connections to improve the way you look at movies. You can see personalized movie ratings, reviews sorted so you see the most relevant ones first, and you can help influence what your friends see


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cool tech February 23, 2005 posted by

TV.exe.

TV.exe. Tacky interface? Check. Non intrusive? Check. Cool free global broadband television program? Check.  Television is no longer restricted by boundaries anymore. You can download this free software which enables you to access more than three hundred live channels all over the world. You can search for and find your favorite TV stations. You can search for a channel from the given categories or from the regional list. Channels related to sports, news, music, educational and many more can be…


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cool tech February 22, 2005 posted by

Radianse.

Radianse Alerts. RFID tags to stop you losing patients? Of course.  Patient Wandering – when a high-risk patient wearing a Radianse active-RFID location tag moves outside preset boundaries, the Radianse IPS recognizes this context as “Patient Wandering” and alerts clinicians about the patient’s location, enabling them to escort the patient to safety


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cool tech February 21, 2005 posted by

Hot Link Pro.

Hot Link Pro. You’ve got to dig tech that lets you control your infrared A/V toys even when they’re behind closed doors, haven’t you? Apparently all done with smoke and mirrors. Nah, just kidding. $149.99.  If your A/V equipment is housed behind an opaque cabinet door or in a closet, infrared remote control signals will not be able to reach it…Luckily, the Hot Link Pro solves this problem by routing your remote control’s IR signals into the closed cabinet or…


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cool tech February 17, 2005 posted by

Lightspace.

Lightspace. Cool RGB LED dance floor tech, kind of a dance mat on steroids. Watch the videos to get a real idea of the tech, like playing pong with your feet, or the stomping PacMan type game. Runs on Java apparently. [Thanks Dave]


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cool tech February 15, 2005 posted by

Skinny audio rockz.

Apparently this new AACPlus audio format (aka High Efficiency AAC) sounds really really good at very low streaming bitrates (we’re talking CD quality at 48kbps, i.e. dialup Internet speeds). Non-believer? Then do what the Ferret did and download the latest Winamp version with AAC Plus support and listen to Tuner2. They’re right, it’s really very nice. Hmm..downloading this Winamp plug-in for your existing installation might do the trick too. Neat!


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cool tech February 11, 2005 posted by

Dermabond.

Dermabond. Purple liquid stitches, like a Pritt Stick for skin? Two coats and the wound is stuck together, no nasty needles. Yay! Watch the demo!  After your wound has been cleaned, your doctor will apply DERMABOND adhesive in thin layers (a minimum of three) with a light brushing stroke, while holding the edges of the wound together. As DERMABOND adhesive is applied, it forms a strong, flexible bond in just 45-60 seconds, and reaches full strength in approximately 2½ minutes….


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cool tech February 11, 2005 posted by

Back to the future.

Firestreamer-DV. $46.00. Needs an in/out Firewire connection which of course we in Europe are rather short of on our camcorders. Sheesh!  The Firestreamer software makes your DV recorder appear as a regular tape drive to other applications running on your computer, so that you can use the powerful Windows Backup Utility (NTBackup) to reliably back up and restore your files and folders to and from videotape. You can store up to 15 Gigabytes of data to a Mini-DV cassette, or…


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cool tech February 10, 2005 posted by

Pulse power.

The VNS Therapy System. For long term treatment of chronic epileptic seizures. [Via the rather scary Medgadget].  VNS Therapy delivers stimulation via a device implanted just under the skin in the left chest area. The pacemaker-like device sends mild, intermittent electrical impulses through a lead to the left vagus nerve, which then sends signals to the brain. Each device is programmed for the individual patient, and the patient or a caregiver has the ability to initiate or abort stimulation with…


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