Monthly Archives: November 2002

general November 25, 2002 posted by

Feedreader

Feedreader is a free, very neat, very useable RSS news headline reader. Sits in your Windows tray and delivers the headlines as they occur. Worth a download.

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general November 25, 2002 posted by

BlueSpoon

The NextLink BlueSpoon Bluetooth wireless mobile phone headset is just about the tiniest thing around. It is not particularly cheap at 268.00, but according to reviews appears to work very well indeed considering its size. Whether it will be better for you healthwise (see below) in terms of radiation is, of course, another matter.

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general November 25, 2002 posted by

Safe as houses

Those who are becoming concerned about the health issues surrounding the use of their mobile phones, should check out the Safe Talk for Life universal phone hands free headset. 19.95 buys you a headset which apparently cuts out between 98.5 and 99.5% of all radiation (according to ‘independent tests’). Alternatively why not look a complete gonk and invest in a Mobile Cap which for $48.50 shields your ear/head from harmful radiation through the use of a strategically designed ear flap….

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general November 25, 2002 posted by

Does it Work?

The Does it Work? site is a simple little test site which fulfills a real need. To test out all those cool gadgets properly and let us poor consumers know whether they actually work or not. The site deals with anything from inkjet refills to ‘clap and find your keys’ type gizmos. Well worth a bookmark.

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general November 22, 2002 posted by

Even smaller MM cards arrive

Hot on the heels of the MultiMedia Card Association’s announcement of a new teenier, tinier MM card specification, comes news that Hitachi is going to be first out of the blocks with sample product shipping within a week or so. Expect to see 16, 32 and 64MB cards on the streets early next year. [via digitlife] For those who are interested the new spec makes the cards the same width, but almost half the length of existing SD/MM cards, which…

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general November 22, 2002 posted by

Never get lost again

The Socket Bluetooth GPS Receiver combines two hot techs into a neat and useful package. The device lets you add GPS functionality to your Pocket PC by means of a Bluetooth enabled module which simply has to be located within range of your PDA. So you can have the module in your briefcase or pocket and use the PDA as normal to find your way around. Clever, eh? Priced at $449.00. If the company has got any sense at all,…

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general November 22, 2002 posted by

Plasma vs LCD

Here’s an interesting specialist article on the differences between LCD and Plasma flat screens. The conclusion? ‘Both technologies are early on the learning and development curve’

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general November 22, 2002 posted by

GameBoy Player

Nintendo has announced the GameBoy Player, an add-on for the ‘not selling so well’ GameCube which will let you play GameBoy games on your television. Whether GameBoy games, designed for the tiny LCD, will translate well on the bigger screen is a matter best left for individual judgement I s’pose. Available in May 2003 in the US. [via madville]

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general November 22, 2002 posted by

Flash cards

The Netac USB-CF multifunction CompactFlash card is cool because it contains an integral mini USB socket. This means that you can access it directly with your PC without having to plug it into an adapter or special slot. Capacities range from 32MB to 256MB but no word on pricing as yet. [via gizmodo]

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general November 22, 2002 posted by

Panasonic PV-VM202 Multi-Cam

The Panasonic PV-VM202 Multi-Cam is a camcorder with a difference. The cunningly crafted top part can slide off to act as a standalone digital camera (complete with flash). It’s not cheap at $1999.00, but it’s got all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a camcorder at this level.

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general November 22, 2002 posted by

Truth in Advertising

These links to a series of short video clips are hilarious, dealing as they do with the sad and seedy nature of the advertising business. The original was out a while ago, but the sequel and it’s successor make it a fantastic trilogy of fun. Warning: direct to video links. [via metafilter]

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general November 22, 2002 posted by

IzyMail

IzyMail lets you retrieve your AOL, MSN, Yahoo! and Hotmail messages into an email reader like Outlook Express. Priced from $17.95.

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general November 22, 2002 posted by

Rocket science aids beauty

Behold! And so we enter the age of cosmeceuticals. Or perhaps that should be Cosmo-ceuticals. Whatever, the word denotes the blend of beauty and science, designed to help us stay young and fresh looking. Apparently it’s going to be a $3.9 billion industry by 2006. Pass me the copper and anti-wrinkle enzymes then.

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general November 21, 2002 posted by

Netgem

Just been to a press launch of a new digital television set top box called the iPlayer from French company Netgem. It offers digital terrestrial television channels, and incorporates a 56K modem to hook up to the Web. Priced at around 150.00. Interestingly it uses a PowerPC chip running Linux, and has a USB port, which means that it can be upgraded at will to run peripherals such as Web cams, external hard disks and printers. The company has plans…

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