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Awesome July 5, 2005 posted by

Traffic master.

Traffic Cams via Google Maps. London. Awesome combination of technologies. See also the rather clever WiFi Hotspots via Google Maps. New York. Not quite so dramatically impressive, but still cool. [via Robot Wisdom – welcome back Jorn!]


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Awesome June 29, 2005 posted by

Finger PIN.

The BiometricPIN. Super cool biometric security. Don’t just use your fingerprints – since they can be spoofed – but also incorporate a finger PIN, which you use by tapping with your fingers in a certain order. Five years in development and pure genius.  Instead of using a single, easily lifted or stolen fingerprint, BiometricPIN will allow any number of fingers to be used in any sequence determined by the user. No one has been able to achieve this so far and the…


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Awesome June 23, 2005 posted by

Giga-pixel image masters.

The GigaPxl Project. Awesome high resolution images of up to four billion pixels. Don’t believe me? Then zoom into one of the shots and see for yourself.  The Gigapxl camera captures single exposures on film with enough resolvable detail to support scanning at resolutions up to four billion pixels. Single-gigapixel images are slightly larger than 44,000 x 22,000 pixels in size and four-gigapixel images are twice as wide and twice as high at 88,000 x 44,000 pixels…Incidentally, a four billion…


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Awesome June 21, 2005 posted by

World 66

World66. Clever clever travel site that uses wiki type Zope technology to let anyone add or edit reviews and travel material. Currently at 67,000 articles covering 10,000 destinations and what’s more it’s all smartphone and PDA friendly for instant access on the move. Awesome idea folks!  World66 is a collaborative project to create an open content travel guide. This means that virtually anyone can edit our articles simply by clicking on the [edit] link. So, if you: * Have trekked…


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Awesome April 29, 2005 posted by

Atlas of the Human Journey.

I admit it, I’m a closet anthropologist. Yep, I know exactly where my wardrobe came from. That’s why I lurve this stunning NatGeo Atlas of the Human Journey. Man’s migration over time. From Africa to Abercrombie & Fitch – just de-lovely.  When humans first ventured out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, they left genetic footprints still visible today. By mapping the appearance and frequency of genetic markers in modern peoples, we create a picture of when and where ancient humans moved around…


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Awesome April 25, 2005 posted by

Tickets please.

I think we can safely say that Steve Jenkins’ Family Home Theater is somewhat different from yer average living room A/V setup. 


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Awesome April 20, 2005 posted by

Firefox on fire!

Inspired by the BoingBoing figures I’ve just checked the Ferret stats again. The Firefox browser is now the clear leader at 59% of Ferret readership. Click the image above for a larger view. Wow, that’s nearly double since we first checked in January.


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Awesome April 13, 2005 posted by

Wrappers.

Wrappers. Indie designer Deborah Procter has created a range of hand knitted tea cozies for yer iPod Shuffle. From £8.00 incl P&P. Awesome amalgam of kitsch and kitsch.  Wrappers aren’t just practical; they personalise your player too with a choice of over 45 designs. Every Wrapper is a work of art that puts the Bayeux Tapestry in the shade. The most complex designs have over 25,000 stitches, which means around 400 stitches per centimetre square. This very high quality, embroidery…


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Awesome April 11, 2005 posted by

Retro phone clone.

The 1884 Ericsson Trade Mark Telephone. $59.95. This is one cool looking repro phone, complete with last number redial too. But why oh why do they keep installing push button dials, eh? Tsk. Still…”Hello, hello? Operator? Get me Sam Linklater at the Daily Bugle.”  Not only did Lars Magnus Ericsson invent this incredible telephone in 1884, he constructed each and every one of them with his very own hands…The “Trade Mark” phone broke ground by being one of the first truly…


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Awesome April 7, 2005 posted by

Call it a draw, then?

There’s probably no better way of saying ‘I trust you’, than wearing a full Gothic Suit of Armour to your wedding ceremony. Clanking clumsily up the aisle before swearing fealty has such an Arthurian feel to it, don’t you think? $2,750.00.  Offering a rounded surface to both lance and sword, the Italian Gothic armor was in high demand throughout Europe. During this period of time, the average suit of armor would cost about the same as a top of the…


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Awesome March 7, 2005 posted by

Up to 11.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the Upto11.net service could be one of the single most awesome music finding tools evar. Why? Well think of collaborative filtering based on P2P networks combined with Wikipedia background info on artists, allied with a kickin’ search engine and you get the idea. The only thing that could do with some improvement is the preview function, which really needs better and deeper linking into tracks on places like Amazon….


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Awesome February 17, 2005 posted by

Race Pac.

Race Pac. £100.00. Fold up racing controls for consoles? With Dual Shock vibration? Uber cool! More here. Shame there’s no PC version though.  It’s a completely unique system, compatible with both PS2 and Xbox games stations incorporating an adjustable racing wheel with an adjustable racing seat and pedals. When the [sic] it’s not in use, the Race Pac simply folds away and can be transported to a friend’s house or stored with ease under a bed or in a cupboard. The wheel…


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Awesome February 4, 2005 posted by

Tube Guru.

The Tube Guru service is actually cool. Who would have thunk that the legendarily inefficient London Underground system could ever come up with an online tool that’s useful? And works? Live travel news, station info, what’s interesting around each station, local street map? It’s awesome. Use it dear people, use it! FlabberG.  


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