Monthly Archives: November 2002

general November 28, 2002 posted by

Go Voice Go!

The GoVoiceGo is a little gadget that ‘plugs into the headset socket/adapter of both your Cellular and Cordless Phones giving you the facility of hands-free conversations anywhere.’ You can clip it to your car seat belt or jacket lapel to get hands free speakerphone functionality on tap. And they’re working on a Bluetooth version apparently! Priced at $89.99.

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general November 28, 2002 posted by

Hella va view

The Hella DynaView headlight system is a new inertia controlled headlight technology which shines a beam around the corner as you’re turning. Supposed to be safer see? Now why didn’t they think of that before then?[via ZZZ]

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general November 28, 2002 posted by

Hot stuff!

There’s a craze starting and it’s called ‘consume the hottest sauce you can get your hands on’. The Hottest Sauces in the World site is proof, as is the Cooking with Fire one. I think it’s a macho thang! How hot is hot? Well yer common or garden Tabasco is rated at 2400 scoville units and the hottest sauce in the world is rated at 7,100,100 SUs. Yep that’s hot.

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general November 28, 2002 posted by

History of airlines

The Airline History site features a whole bunch of cool photos and information on the history of aviation. Planes, airports, airlines, it’s all lovingly delivered on the site. The same site also offers a free instrument flight simulator program for download, which looks quite cool (although it’s no Microsoft Flight Simulator that’s fer sure). [via bifurcatedrivets]

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general November 27, 2002 posted by

PC Mascot

Er..why would anyone want a metal parrot to read their email out to them and remind them of important appointments? Don’t ask me ask the Special Agent PC Mascot. Priced at 40.00. Sheesh! [via mikeslist]

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general November 27, 2002 posted by

Windows lifecycle chart

Interested in when your version of Windows is likely to be deemed extinct by the folks at Redmond in a month’s time, or simply interested in seeing the roadmap of Windows products? Then check out Microsoft’s official Windows Desktop Product Life Cycle page. Interesting reading.

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general November 27, 2002 posted by

Dave’s digicam picks

Dave Etchells of the Imaging Resource, that rather more than excellent digital camera site, has posted a new section entitled Dave’s Picks List. The area features a bunch of mini reviews and recommendations based around different categories of cameras, such as ‘Family’, ‘Tight Budgets’ and ‘Sports’. It’s a great place to bookmark for future reference, although I was a bit surprised to notice that the Exilim was not featured. Er not considered good enough for your erudite pages, Dave?

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general November 27, 2002 posted by

Games galore!

The Game Hippo site offers over 1000 free PC games for download. OK, so they’re not like top of the range, 3D shoot ’em ups or The Sims, but what the hey they’re free. [via madville]

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general November 27, 2002 posted by

See what?

The Koshida ML-155TCS-PPT LCD is a secret squirrel type of flat screen which only displays something if you are wearing special glasses. The price is expected to be around 1500.00 and it won’t be available for general sale, only to specialist buyers. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘blank look’.

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general November 27, 2002 posted by

Max’s Sandbox

Max’s Sandbox is a software suite which is billed as ‘an early childhood interface to Microsoft Office suitable for children from the age of 3 through early primary.’ Er..in other words this product is designed to teach very very young folks how to use Microsoft Office. Powerpoint presentations in the sandpit anyone? ‘The most fun kid’s can have using Microsoft Office’. Yeuch!

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general November 27, 2002 posted by

Telephone Mouse

The Telephone Mouse, it’s not big and it’s not clever. It’s just a mouse with a telephone built in. Priced at $28.95.

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general November 25, 2002 posted by

The end of PayPal?

Hmmm, this one seems to have slipped under a lot of people’s radar. Veteran portal Yahoo! appears to have introduced a rather interesting PayPal competitor called PayDirect, which is being…ahem…bankrolled…by the HSBC bank. Now for those wot don’t know, the HSBC – or Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Company to give the full moniker – is one of the world’s largest and most innovative banks. Their biggest claim to fame is the establishment of what many consider to be the…

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general November 25, 2002 posted by

Tophead Dual Monitor

Now here’s clever. The Tophead Dual Monitor is a standard sized LCD flat screen monitor with a smaller 6.4 inch screen tacked onto the top. The clever bit is that you can use the tiny screen to watch TV, surf the Web or whatever while you’re doing grown up things with the main monitor. Or vice versa of course. No idea on pricing yet though. It’s one of those, ‘now why didn’t they think of this before’ kind of products…

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general November 25, 2002 posted by

Fastap keyboard

The BBC has been reporting on the new Fastap keyboard as a viable replacement for conventional mobile phone keypads. According to the report it ‘could soon be a lot easier to tap out messages and use websites via your mobile phone.’ Oh c’mon folks. Just look at it. It’s clear that the developers of this little nightmare have NEVER sent a text message in earnest in their lives. I defy anyone to use one of these cumbersome pads and produce…

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