Monthly Archives: October 2002

general October 17, 2002 posted by

Konica Revio C2

Let the battle of the credit card digicams begin! Konica has just announced the Revio C2, a 1.22 megapixel credit card sized digital camera with preview LCD and flash. Priced at an aggressive $160.00 although it doesn’t feature an SD expansion slot like the Casio Exilim. Interestingly enough it uses AAA batteries instead of rechargeable, which can be a blessing when out and about on a long day’s shoot. Available end of November. More here.

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Have they read it yet?

Havetheyreadityet is something that’s either going to appeal or horrify. It provides a receipt system for outgoing emails to let you know whether someone has read your message or not. It does this by embedding a clearly visible image onto an email message in HTML form. Some folks even use a scanned image of their signature to do the trick. Free for low volume users.

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Cheapskate XP

If you’re still running Windows 98, but would really like to wow your friends with a…ahem…21st century interface check out The eXPerience Pack. It apparently gives you a set of Windows XP themes for your humble 98, NT4 or 2000 rig.

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Hello Dolly!

What to do? You’re an avid digital camcorder buff and you’ve watched the making of Star Wars a zillion times. You want to do like the professionals, but unfortunately your budget rattles around in your trouser pocket. Well then hie thee to the Homebuiltstabilizers site and learn how to create all kinds of movie making paraphernalia out of odds and ends. I particularly like the incredibly detailed instructions on how to build a $14.00 SteadiCam (under Tips)

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FloatalongaMax

You’ve got $20,000.00. What better to spend it on than this lovingly restored 1965 Amphicar? Sou’westers not included.

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Nano batteries

So work is now on to develop a range of nanotechnology sized batteries to power smaller devices as well as MEMs (those very very teeny machines everyone is talking about). Sounds jolly interesting, in a sort of Star Trek science kind of way.

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Brighter screens

Kodak and Sanyo have been trumpeting the launch of a new 15 inch flat panel OLED screen. The advantage of OLED (organic light emitting diode) screens is that they are brighter and have a much better range of viewing angles. Of course, they’re also bound to be more expensive, but you knew that anyway didn’t you? [via slashdot]

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general October 16, 2002 posted by

Charge it!

Oh how clever. The Charge-Me kiosk is a public coin operated booth where people can re-charge their mobile phones and PDAs. Up to 12 users can use it simultaneously and make calls while they’re charging up. And it’s got ‘flexible and eye catching signage.’ Woo!

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Bug squasher

If you’ve been hit by the nasty little Bugbear virus, and would like to stop it, you can download the NOD32 fix here. And here’s the NOD32 site with more information on their range of anti-virus software.

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Light up my life

The Eluminex illuminated keyboard is the perfect gift for the insomniac in your life. ‘Cos it’s a keyboard. Which is all prettily lit up. See? [via mikeslist]

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Toshiba Hopbit

Toshiba has officially unveiled its Hopbit (Warning: Japanese PDF site) Bluetooth hard disk. The Ferret covered it earlier in the year, but it now looks to have moved out of prototype stage and near to production. It will be priced at around 250 ($400.00) and run on batteries for 6 hours continuously.

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Exert yourself

Pedal faster and you slow down the Tetris blocks floating down your screen. Or something. The Exertris system shows that you can indeed spend big money on developing something, and still come up short because you haven’t made it exciting enough. Shame!

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Tiger killer

One day, when they get around to handicapping the great Tiger Woods with a ball and chain to give other players a look in, this strange looking golf tee – the Faithful Tee – may become legal in the pro game. Until that time, it’s likely to remain just a way to cheat your way round a course. Thinking of it, perhaps they could blindfold Michael Schumacher too while they’re at it?

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Lego-mania

The improbably named Eric Harshbarger is a sort of Lego fanatic. He seems to enjoy spending inordinate amounts of time creating Lego art and sculpture. It’s hard to fault that kind of enthusiasm, isn’t it?

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