Monthly Archives: November 2002

general November 30, 2002 posted by

Memup V Drive

The Memup V Drive is a French..er…portable video and music player. MPEG, JPEG and MP3 formats are supported and it features an internal hard disk and USB 2.0 for transfer. Sounds neat, now if only I could decipher the lingo! Warning: Babel fish translated site.

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general November 30, 2002 posted by

Surf’s up

The ULI Inflatable surf board is the ultimate in Californian beach geek convenience. No more lugging around heavy surf boards, just load this puppy into your Eddie Bauer briefcase and off you go. Safe, compact and fun, what more could you ask? Priced from $149.00.

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general November 30, 2002 posted by

The ultimate personalised gift

Forget about engraved watches, the cool new personalised gift is one based around your individual DNA pattern. Yep that’s right, just take a swab from the mouth of your loved one (better you than me!) send it in and the DesigNA Gifts company will fashion a gift of your choice from the catalogue. There’s a choice of jewellery, glassware and even rugs for the floor. Prices start at around 199.00 I believe (probably doesn’t include the cost of the swab)….

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general November 30, 2002 posted by

DIY Outlook Express spam filter

This site purports to provide a DIY spam filter for Outlook Express. I say purport because I haven’t tried it yet, so can’t vouch for its effectiveness. It’s basically a set of rules and detailed instructions on how to enter them into OE.

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general November 30, 2002 posted by

What age are you?

Here’s a quick bit of fun. Enter your date of birth into Boy the Bear’s Age Gauge and it will give you a selection of useful and useless facts relating to that date. For example – ‘you were 48 years old when Richard Nixon was elected president’. It also includes a TV and movie section an’ that kind of thang. Very cool trivia tool. [via madville]

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general November 30, 2002 posted by

USB 2.0 Flash plugs

Sony’s new Micro Vault USB Storage Media are USB 2.0 compatible Flash memory gizmos which plug into your PC’s USB port for quick and easy data transfer. They come in 64MB, 128MB and 256MB sizes, but of course the main thing is the speed of USB 2.0. It’s fast. Just great for large file transfers. [via digitlife]

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general November 30, 2002 posted by

PDA USB add-on

Digit-Life is reporting on a new Ratoc Compact Flash to USB converter which can be used to add USB functionality to PDAs and other devices which accept CF cards. Apparently shipments will start in December for about $120.00

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general November 29, 2002 posted by

The ET PC

Regular Ferret readers will know that I’m partial to a little bit of custom PC work. Anything to make the boring beige look a bit more interesting, funky or just downright wacky. Props then to the ET PC, which is part of yet another cool selection of mini-ITX projects from this neat site. The Briefcase PC and Playstation 2 PC are both also very cool. [via madville] And along the same lines, how about this fabulous ‘hot rod’ PC taken…

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general November 29, 2002 posted by

SpyFish

The Spyfish is a real James Bond kind of gadget which is designed to let you explore underwater just like those folks wot found the Titanic, but for a lot less cash. Well it may be a lot less, but it’s still $14,900, which is a lot more than most less is normally. Only 1550 of these ‘submarine telepresence devices will be made, so hurry and sign up for yours today. [via mikeslist]

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general November 29, 2002 posted by

Bluetooth wireless headset

The tastefully coloured and catchily named Bluetooth Wireless Headset from Korean company OpenBrain Technologies is the latest in ‘Bluetooth rulez the world’ type gizmos. It incorporates a mic, MP3 player, remote control and flash memory. No word on price though.

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general November 29, 2002 posted by

Ding Dong!

Er…a doorbell for pets? To ring? To let you know they’re outside and want to come in? What. A. Great. Idea. And for only $25.00. Please don’t all rush at once.

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general November 29, 2002 posted by

Call that a game controller…?

The new Xbox game Steel Battalion is a bit different. It comes with this humongous controller y’see, with which to fight off the baddies. It also comes with a hefty $199.00 price tag. Which hasn’t stopped it from being sold out on the company Website. Review here.

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general November 28, 2002 posted by

Siemens SL55

The Siemens SL55 mobile phone handset (on the right compared to a Nokia 7650) doesn’t exist. Nope. No way. At least according to the Siemens press office. Lovely photos of this non-existent product can be found on this site here though. Apparently it’s a tri-band phone with colour screen and integral Bluetooth. [via gizmodo]

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general November 28, 2002 posted by

TV for the Jetson age

Telstar Electronics make the incredibly funky looking retro Predicta range of colour televisions. They’re all fully functioning, state of the art sets, just in a groovily styled cabinet. No mention of pricing on the site though. They also make fully customised sets for the truly fussy buyer.

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general November 28, 2002 posted by

Hold this a second…

Scientists have started experimenting with lasers that fire incredibly short bursts of light. These femtosecond lasers (a femtosecond is a …er…very very short space of time) can, for example, cut into flesh without pain and do all sorts of other really clever things. This Science News article explains all.

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