Monthly Archives: October 2002

general October 2, 2002 posted by

Nieman schlieman

OK, OK, I admit it. The directors of Nieman Marcus clearly read The Ferret. Why else would they launch a range of personalised action figures – for the family no less! – two days after I feature them here? I mean it takes two days to set up the artwork, so that must be it. Anyway for all of you with *cough* $7500.00 to spend, we present the Nieman Marcus His & Hers Action Figure Package. And if that’s not…

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general October 1, 2002 posted by

Kaz-am!

It has a top speed of 192 mph, runs on mobile phone batteries and cost around 7 million dollars to develop. The Kaz (Keio Advanced Zero-emission) vehicle is a veritable 8 wheeled stunner, and suddenly lo, here we are smack in the 21st century. [via Yahoo! News] Update: new Kaz homepage put up – hurriedly it seems – because of the interest.

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general October 1, 2002 posted by

Nintendo phone?

According to this short news item, Nintendo has been working on a hybrid Gameboy/cellphone product for the past year. Which kind of makes sense really. Mobile phones and games are obviously converging at a rapid pace, and there’s no reason why Nintendo shouldn’t get a slice of the pie.

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general October 1, 2002 posted by

Bean babies

Poop Pals cost $18.00. They are furry, cute and adorable. They contain gourmet jelly beans. And when you press their tummies, a jelly bean appears. And not out of their mouths. You just know that this is going to end in hysterics round the Xmas tree, don’t you? Oooh and they do a ferret one too! Shiver. [via majorgeeks] And in other news: Philadelphia now boasts a firm called Poopie Scoopers R Us. No guesses as to what they do,…

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general October 1, 2002 posted by

The island of AZ

So this French dewd has apparently decided to design a floating island with 4000 rooms and all mod cons.The AZ island will hold 10,000 people on 12 hectares of floating space. Very weird. Warning: Google translated site, so it will be sloooow to load.

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general October 1, 2002 posted by

Fair play or naiveté?

The Fair Play campaign is asking gamers not to buy any games at all for the week beginning 1st December. The idea is that by doing so, the poor ripped off punters will force the game publishing industry to lower the price of games to a more reasonable £20.00 each rather than £40.00. I’m not that convinced. I still think that game prices follow a pretty traditional trend – high at launch, plummeting over time to a very reasonable fee…

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general October 1, 2002 posted by

Twin set twinkies

I’ve got to admit to being ever so slightly freaked out by the Mytwinn product when I first saw it. I mean how weird is it for your child to receive a plastic dolly twin of his/herself? It’s obviously doing well though, because now there’s a competitive product – for the boys. The Andgor Personalised Action Figure puts your likeness – ahem, sorry I mean your child’s likeness – onto a real live plastic action man figure. You even get…

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general October 1, 2002 posted by

Tel me dear…

The Teldir.com site looks to contain links to just about every telephone directory in the known world. OK I exaggerate a tad, but it sure seems pretty comprehensive. Worth a bookmark if you’re a telephone-ophile.

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general October 1, 2002 posted by

Replay again and again

Replay Radio 2.0 is another of those software programs which will record Internet audio streams. It supports Real Audio, Windows Media and will let you playback on MP3 players, PocketPCs and Windows machines.

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general October 1, 2002 posted by

Wearable catwalk

Wow, they seem to be trying to make wearable computers trendier. The new Poma from Xybernaut is certainly dinky… ….I’m just not sure it’s that cool looking still.

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