Monthly Archives: December 2002

general December 9, 2002 posted by

Modern convenience

The Modern Outpost site features ‘a comprehensive inventory of innovative and practical outdoor recreation and emergency preparedness accessories’. Like the hand powered dynamo shaver above.

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Top science

A very interesting edition No 153 of ZZZ – the science based meta blog – covering such diverse things as nuclear batteries (run for 75 years?) and blood flow power. Yeuch.

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Art meets science – Bond style

So I was not overly impressed with the latest Bond movie, and sneeringly poured scorn on the comic book nature of the ‘invisible’ Aston Martin car. But blow me down wiv a fevver if there ain’t this bunch of folks working on just such a technology. Spooky I call it. [via boingboing]

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Panasonic rechargeable batteries

Wow, I didn’t realise that rechargeable batteries were so efficient. Panasonic has just launched a new 1950mAh AA battery, and get this – ‘In tests* conducted using Panasonicís Lumixš DMC-LC20 digital still camera, the Panasonic 1950 mAh AA Ni-MH batteries powered an average of 834 shots. By comparison, the Duracell M3 AA batteries powered an average of 139 shots. That’s amazing! I use 1700 mAh batteries from Powerex and they’re really good, but I didn’t realise that the technology was…

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Wireless electricity

Here’s a PC Mag article giving more background detail to the original MobileWise wireless electricity launch. The interesting thing is that the company is apparently looking at the possibility of designing wireless elec furniture and appliances, which means that you could have a table which could power televisions, videos etc from one plug socket.

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general December 7, 2002 posted by

Total immersion gaming

Is this the ultimate computer gaming monitor? 180 degrees of full on close quarter action, complete with a special slot for aspirin. Oh and you’ll need a tasty, headache forming $20,594.95 to buy one. [via madville]

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Peer to Peer phone service

Q: What do you get if you combine your broadband account, a Cisco ATA168 analog phone to Ethernet adapter (as above) and a free sub to the Free World Dial Up community? A: Why you get a free phone service using standard old ADSL or cable broadband. But from a real telephone, not a mic and headphones. And get this: You do not need a computer and there are: No access numbersNo two stage dialingNo pin numbersNo calling cards Could…

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general December 7, 2002 posted by

eBay toolbar

Toolbars come and go, like the Google or AltaVista versions, but the eBay Toolbar has got be an essential bit of weaponry for anyone who’s serious about their auction life. I mean, you can keep track of auctions when they’re coming to a close, do searches and get alerts when you need to take fast drastic action (to buy or sell). And it’s free. Woo!

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general December 7, 2002 posted by

Tech as art

Good pressie for the geek in your life – a tech art oil painting from Greek born LA artist Miltos Manetas. Featured here Madonna and Child.

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general December 5, 2002 posted by

Frying tonite!

For the geek gourmands amongst us, here in simple lessons – how to fry an egg on your PC processor. Mine’s easy over and hold the grits purlease!

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general December 5, 2002 posted by

Does my lens look fat in this?

Yep, they’re gonna get thinner, these ‘ere digital cameras. This is a report on a tiny mock up being worked on by Minolta and Osaka University researchers. Uses an innovative tech to take lots of tiny pics which are then combined into one large pic of 1.6 megapixel resolution. Have to see how it works though, when it finally arrives on the market. [via gizmodo]

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Japanese pics to go

This digital camera card processor is a neat coin operated machine into which you insert your digicam’s Smartmedia, Compact Flash, SD card or whatever to print out your photos as required. [via gizmodo]

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