Monthly Archives: August 2002

general August 27, 2002 posted by

Gameboy TV

The folks at Fire International Ltd have come up with an add-on gizmo to turn your Gameboy handheld into a television. The 70 Blaze branded device will give 110 minutes of viewing pleasure from 4 standard AA batteries. [via madville]

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general August 27, 2002 posted by

Spamhole

Spamhole offers free 2 hour email addresses so that you can protect yourself when signing up for online goods and services. For those hours email messages are automatically forwarded to your real address after which time they are deleted.

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general August 27, 2002 posted by

The Power Station

Wow, Ben has discovered that they’re actually going to be doing something with the old Battersea Power Station here in London. Seems like the Hwang family from Taiwan now owns it, and want to turn it into a cinema, office, shop, hotel and apartment complex.

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general August 27, 2002 posted by

Bionic sight

An astonishing Wired article looking at the advances being made in the field of bionic eyesight for the blind. It’s not clear just how good the results are as yet, but this is certainly Star Trek type stuff. Here are some videos too. [via everythingisnt]

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general August 27, 2002 posted by

Make your own Flash film

Do you fancy making your own short animated Flash film? Even without an ounce of artistic talent like me? Then hop along to the DFilm site where you can compile your own glorious production and have it emailed to someone you love, all from the comfort of your armchair (OK, desk!). Cool. [via everythingisnt]

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general August 27, 2002 posted by

The corporate greed org chart

Someone has done a rather humourous little corporate chart to link together a few of the miscreants in the recent American corporate greed farango. Enron, Global Crossing, Xerox, they’re all there.

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general August 27, 2002 posted by

Google for everyone

Yes I know I bang on about Google too much, but then so does everyone else. Now they’ve come up with yet another cool deal, your very own Google search machine which you can install in your company to search your intranet documents or whatever. I think I read somewhere that this Google Search Appliance – as its called – costs $28,000 for the basic version, but to be honest that sounds like a snip if you’ve got a huge…

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general August 27, 2002 posted by

Diskeeper Lite

Executive Software has released the Diskeeper Lite version of its rather excellent hard disk defragmentation software. The free version now works with all versions of Windows, although it doesn’t have an automatic ‘fire and forget’ mode or work across networks like its big brother. In fact I suspect that this is basically the same version that comes as standard with Windows XP. If you have ever suffered from that interminable defrag hang at 10% or just want to defrag faster…

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general August 26, 2002 posted by

Internal memo Nirvana

The Internal Memos site is billed as ‘the internet’s largest collection of corporate memos and internal communication’. It also could be called ‘a site for the most bored and nosy people on earth’. (although the current memo about holiday dinner parties from Martha Stewart to her employees does make for rather funny reading in light of present…er…revelations). You’ll need to subscribe to read some of the more juicy memos though, which makes me think that the site may be skating…

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general August 26, 2002 posted by

Death of DVD regional coding?

The BBC has just done an interesting little report on the potential collapse of the DVD regional coding system (you know, Region 1, 2, 3 etc). Forced on a reluctant world (i.e. consumers and manufacturers) by a paranoid movie industry, the system is now in a stage of total disarray following the almost universal availability of multi-region capable DVD video players. For those of you still stuck with a single region standalone DVD video player, the DVD Player Hack List…

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general August 25, 2002 posted by

Toilet Entertainment System

The Toilet Entertainment System is a prototype project by some obviously bizarre Scandinavian folks which lets you print out news, sports, jokes or graffiti onto your toilet paper while you’re…er….waiting, so to speak. What do you mean it doesn’t make sense? [via mikeslist]

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general August 25, 2002 posted by

The medicinal benefits of whole foods

This is a short but interesting list showing off some of the health benefits that can be derived from eating ‘good’ food. Did you know, for instance, that raspberries are ‘anti-viral, anti-cancer and high in natural aspirin’? No neither did I.

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general August 25, 2002 posted by

Walkies!

Here’s one for the somewhat obsessive pet lover. Annie’s Costumes sells fancy dress costumes for dogs (and a few cats!). [via mikeslist] One for Ben and Lucy maybe. (just joking Benjy!)

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general August 25, 2002 posted by

Plus Ca Change!

Ooh, just found this little tool for calculating percentage changes on the fly. It’s brill and especially designed for doh-berts like me who can’t do arithmetic at all.

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