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Funky stuff, man!

cool tech April 5, 2005 posted by

OnTime Ethernet clock.

The OnTime Ethernet powered digital clock. Not just network powered, but network updated too, for that extra special bit of real geek cred. From $195.00 with pen protectors.  The OnTime clock plugs into an Ethernet jack on your local area network. No AC plug is required, so installation is inexpensive and it’s easy to move clocks around. Power is supplied over the data wiring using the IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet standard, the same power source as Voice-over-IP telephones. The…

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cool tech April 4, 2005 posted by

Paint and peel.

Maskin Paint and Peel. You want to change the colour of your car on demand? Well this is the stuff you need. Face mask, swag bag, crowbar and safe blowing kit extra.  Maskin comes from mask: it’s about switching identities in virtually no time. But with Maskin, changing the looks of a vehicle with individual designs also means extra protection by a “second skin”…Will the paint come off without difficulties? No leftovers will stick to the car part after the…

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cool tech March 31, 2005 posted by

Thrice as nice.

The Powatryke. Five speed, electric and oooh look, a basket. £795.00.  The uses for the Powatryke seem to be endless, we have customers using them for deliveries in major cities, local village shops using them for home deliveries and people using them to do the shopping. The Powatryke has also proved to be an ideal mobility vehicle, providing many elderly and physically challenged customers with a new mode of safe and efficient transport.

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cool tech March 28, 2005 posted by

Dive and drive.

The Newt Suit One Atmosphere System. Perfect for an intimate his n’hers diving honeymoon, doncha think?  Offered as a pair of submersible fully articulated atmospheric diving suits and two thruster packs. The ultimate alternative to costly saturation diving operations without the extra cost and associated risks. The Newt Suits are equipped with articulated joints for exceptional mobility. Ideal where an ROV just won’t do the job completely or a saturation dive team is far too costly.

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cool tech March 25, 2005 posted by

Air to there.

The Dolphin2 extracts pure water from the air, then delivers it hot or cold. We’ve mentioned this type of technology before, but it looks as though this product will come with consumer friendly pricing for the home. What price the bottled water market then, eh?  The Dolphin 2 will provide membrane filtered, UV-purified and treated hot and cold water without the inconvenience of buying water refills, storing used and unused water bottles, and troublesome piping. Not only will the Dolphin 2 provide hassle-free water,…

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cool tech March 18, 2005 posted by

Rhoades runner.

The Rhoades Car. The 4 wheel bike that drives like a car!  Street Legal As long as you don’t put a motor on the Rhoades Car, it’s use is governed by the same laws as a regular bike. It’s legal to drive on any road that an ordinary bike travles. All Terrain Capabilities When the Rhoades Car is equipped with the optional positive traction and 36 speed transmission, it becomes a go anywhere off road machine. It will out climb…

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cool tech March 15, 2005 posted by

Talky tubs.

Rex – The Talking Pill Bottle.  At last, an end to the tyranny of doctor’s pitiful handwriting. Are you listening you naughty scribblers, you?  [via Medgadget]  When it’s time to take one or more pills, the consumer simply presses a built-in button at the bottom of each “talking” container to hear the message and locate the desired medication and instructions for use. The voice labeling system in “Rex” accepts all spoken languages making this a multilingual product as well.

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cool tech March 15, 2005 posted by

Maxed out.

MaxiVista. Neato software which lets you turn a spare monitor or laptop into a second monitor for your main machine. Uses network/server architecture or something equally clever. $34.95.  MaxiVista enables you to use a second computer as an extended display of any other computer without the need of any special hardware. The software overcomes the limitation that computers do not have VGA inputs, and thus normally cannot be used as a monitor. MaxiVista installs a virtual video card onto your primary PC…

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cool tech March 10, 2005 posted by


The BodyBoard. Wow, the Peugeot Design Competition really throws up some funky concept vehicles, eh?  BodyBoard – the lie-down electric go-kart. The BoadyBoard rider lies head first in a harness, getting a speed sensation blast just centimeters above the tarmac. Propulsion comes via the powerful electric engines inside each wheel that are powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The BodyBoard also has the lowest centre of gravity possible – it’s below the axle line. Along with the bird’s eye view and four powerful inside-the-wheel…

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cool tech March 10, 2005 posted by


The TrafficCam proglet for Symbian Series 60 phones. More a proof of concept than a proper ‘product’, but super cool anyway. Although you need Python installed on the phone, which is not so great if you don’t know where to get it from (hint!).

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cool tech March 9, 2005 posted by

Wherefore art thou?

The GPSWherifone. Limited function mobile phone and GPS locator in one small package. Hugely popular with paranoid parents and loathed by suffocated siblings? Your call. No price announced as yet.  The slim, small and lightweight cell phone features incoming and outgoing calling, five programmable buttons for one touch dialing, a built-in two-way speakerphone, and a headset jack and a backlit LCD display for use with numeric paging. The absence of a traditional dial pad helps parents and caregivers manage the expense of…

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cool tech March 9, 2005 posted by


The Facetmobile FMX-4. Cruising speed 90mph, range 300 miles (at 15mpg), ceiling 11,000ft, runway 1000ft. Price – approx luxury car. Is this the future of personal flight?  These flight test results, as well as results of more aggressive high angle of attack investigations conducted with the ¼ scale radio-controlled model indicate that the FMX-4 is highly spin resistant and will not be prone to the typical stall/spin accident seen with conventional airplanes.

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cool tech March 7, 2005 posted by

Klever shopping.

You know what’s really clever about the Klever Kart? It’s a great way to get men to take more interest (read – spend more money) in supermarkets. Sheesh, give me a funky gadget to play around with while I’m walking around MegaFoods, and I’m yours foreva baby. I mean who wouldn’t want to read the current Middle East news when they’re trying to decide which chocolate sponge cake to buy?  Klever Marketing has developed and markets a proprietary, wireless, in-store…

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cool tech March 7, 2005 posted by

SMS for voice?

T2Me. It’s a kind of push-to-talk voice chat software for mobile phones using GPRS. I’d say it looks like excellent tech except for the fact that there’s no pricing for it at the moment, which is important isn’t it? Anyway 2 cool things – one, it’s free for now and two, you can use it from a desktop PC too.  T2Me is a Push-to-Talk system which converts your existing cellular phone into a virtual Walkie-Talkie; it lets you exchange voice messages with other T2Me users anywhere in…

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cool tech March 7, 2005 posted by


RedTacton. Human Area Networks get a name and a face. And a pretty orange colour too!  RedTacton is a new Human Area Networking technology that uses the surface of the human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path. – RedTacton uses the minute electric field emitted on the surface of the human body. Technically, it is completely distinct from wireless and infrared…Touching, gripping, sitting, walking, stepping and other human movements can be the triggers for unlocking or locking,…

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