Monthly Archives: June 2002

general June 29, 2002 posted by

The twin screen FlipPad laptop

The FlipPad is a twin screen fully featured laptop computer which lets you run two separate screens simultaneously should you have the urge. It’s not a small beast (3″ thick for instance) and it remains to be seen whether folks will pay $5000.00 for something like this, no matter how clever the design. You could get two ThinkPads for the same price. [via Slashdot]

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The Ultimate Google interface?

Canadian high school student Michael Fagan has created what he says is the ultimate in Google interfaces. If by that he means a more complex and pedantic search version, then he’s undoubtedly correct. I suspect that you’ll either love it or hate it, but nonetheless it looks as if it could be very useful for those who constantly need to do detailed Google searches. And while we’re talking about reference sites, check out the Freelang site – a great single…

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iPod rival?

Toshiba’s Gigabeat MEG50JS is probably the best iPod competitor yet, incorporating as it does a tiny removable 5GB hard disk and USB 2.0 data transfer technology. It is also only 1cm or so larger than the iPod. The USB 2.0 makes it faster than the iPod in moving music from PC to device and the removable disk means that you can fill and replace hard disks as your music collection grows. Mind you since each 5GB disk can hold over…

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London Bloggers Tube Map

The Tube, for the uninitiated, is the London subway system. This map, for the uninformed, is a great map of London bloggers based on their location around the tube system. Excellent.

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Make your own Monopoly

Wow, Hasbro has just launched a new online service, My Monopoly, which lets you create your own Monopoly game set. Yep that’s right, you can change the names on the squares to match your neighbourhood or friends, select the icons you want, hand over a mere 95.00 plus P&P and you’ll receive your customised special edition of the game in a tin within 28 days. What a fab pressie! [via Metafilter]

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New tiny Sony digicam

Sony has announced the new CyberShot DSC-U10, a 1.3 megapixel digital camera which is the smallest the company has yet produced. The camera is due to go on sale in Japan next month at around $200.00, will come in silver, pink and blue and the two AA nickel metal hydride batteries will give around 70 hours of use or 1800 shots. It sports a 1 inch LCD and stores images on..guess what…Memory Stick. And at 84mmx28mmx39mm this is one sweet…

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general June 28, 2002 posted by

Visual Pinball tool

Ferret reader Simeon caught sight of my recent post about pinball tables and suggested that I check out the Visual Pinball site which offers a free software tool for creating your own tables on a Windows based PC. I haven’t managed to check out the tool yet, but it certainly looks very cool.

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1984 cometh to a PC near you

Hear that sound? It’s the sound of a million sabres being unsheathed in preparation for some serious rattling in response to the emerging details of Microsoft and Intel’s attempts to control the use of the PC platform. The new Palladium initiative from Microsoft and the associated Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) program from Intel aim to install encryption chips and software into every computer to ensure that only trusted software and hardware will be able to be used in the…

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Turning Web mail services into POP3

Yahoo! email users – as well as those using services like Hotmail and email.com – should check out these two products, which let you access your Web mail using an ordinary email reader like Outlook Express. YahooPOPs! for Yahoo! Mail is a free Windows package which is very much in early development, but looks to be worth a download nonetheless. A more comprehensive and versatile product is Web2Pop, which adds POP3 functionality to a range of Web email services, including…

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Death of CD label printers?

The Yamaha CRW-F1 is the first CD-RW drive to incorporate the DiscT@2 Laser Labelling system which can burn text and graphics directly onto the surface of the CD disc, eliminating the need for labels. From the sounds of it, this doozy of a product adds the information after the data is written which will add some time to the burn process, but even so it’s a great idea. I can never be bothered to print off a CD label afterwards,…

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Craftsmanship Museum

The Craftmanship Museum is a treasure trove of groovy handiwork, including models, biographies and other cool information on the world of painstaking workmanship. Nice. [via bifurcated rivets]

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Topical photo slide show

Newsguru is a site which provides a slideshow of randomly displayed photographs culled from around the world each day. You can also run it as a screen saver. It certainly gives an interesting slant to the news and current affairs coverage of the moment.

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Windows XP Themes

ThemeXP is a beautifully designed site focusing on…er…Windows XP themes. You’ll need to install the Styles XP shareware product in order to make the most of the visual themes on offer. [via Madville.com]

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Royalty free images

ImageDJ is a nice site promoting a nice product, royalty free layered images. The company’s core product appears to be a set of 20 CD ROMs, but there is also a section allowing for Web preview and purchase too. Worth a bookmark if you’re a designer.

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