Monthly Archives: May 2003

general May 22, 2003 posted by

Pen based phoning

Wow, Nokia has introduced the Nokia 6108, which is a mobile phone ‘with an innovative and intuitive pen input capability optimised for messaging and designed for Chinese language users in Asia Pacific markets.’ For the Chinese? Right. But it will also handle Latin characters, so I wonder just how long it will be before it hits these Western shores? It also includes an email client and other such messaging goodies. Neat! [via gizmodo]

Read More
general May 22, 2003 posted by

Game on!

A gamepad add-on for a mobile phone. Of course, how obvious, now why didn’t we think of that? At the moment only scheduled to be released for the Sprint Samsung A600, but expect a flurry of imitators real soon now.

Read More
general May 22, 2003 posted by

Watching you, watching me…

Applied Digital Solutions has announced what it believes to be ‘the first-ever subdermal GPS “personal location device”. That’s right a GPS location module which fits under the skin of the un…er..lucky recipient.

Read More
general May 22, 2003 posted by

Teen Lingo

Fed up with not understanding what the kids around you are saying nowadays? You need the Teen Lingo site which offers such priceless translations as: all up in my biznezz: When someone is meddling in your affairs or dealings. They are “in your business.” “Quit asking about my girl . . . why you all up in my biznezz?” A must read.

Read More
general May 22, 2003 posted by

Playing with fire

Notice the video screen on the wall? Well this lady is playing a computer game via the urinal, using her….flow…as a controller. The Your in Control project presents a world where men can enjoy themselves no matter where they are. Flabber. Mind. Gasted. ‘Sensors in the back of a urinal detect the position of a stream of urine, enabling people to play interactive games on a screen mounted above the urinal.’

Read More
general May 22, 2003 posted by

Cut that glare…

The sun is wonderful, but its glare can be a real pain when you’re out and about shooting with a digicam. PhotoDon’s Glare Reduction Visor is a small $10.00 – $14.00 add on which sticks to an LCD screen with velcro. Voila, glare gone! More from the PhotoDon site here.

Read More
general May 22, 2003 posted by

Push me, pull me!

ZipLinq Retractable Cables from Keyspan are Firewire and USB cables which expand when you pull ‘em. Nice idea to sort out potential cable clutter, although not sure how it affects performance (if at all). Priced from around $16.00.

Read More
general May 20, 2003 posted by

Online homeopathy clinic

The Online Homeopathic Remedy Finder is a site devoted to helping you locate a solution for your ills. I think that it probably goes a bit against the grain of homeopathy in general to offer such a remote and automatic service, but hey what do I know? [via bifurcated rivets]

Read More
general May 20, 2003 posted by

FoneBlog

FoneBlog gives mobile users the ability to create a unique, interesting and personal website from a mobile phone – including text, pictures and sounds. The company is trying to sell the software to network providers. No news on any buyers yet though.

Read More
general May 20, 2003 posted by

Digital camera phones

Evan Nisselson writes a nice article on the rise and rise of the wireless digital camera and its potential impact on the world of photography in general. I agree completely.

Read More
general May 20, 2003 posted by

Back to the Future…

The Primitive Ways Web site is dedicated to Stone Age Technology. ‘The Society of Primitive Technology is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research, practice, and teaching of primitive technology’ Neat stuff if you are getting fed up with Burger King. [via ZZZ]

Read More
general May 20, 2003 posted by

Hear it, watch it, snap it!

The V@MP-101 [Warning: Japanese site] (or MP-101) from NHJ Industries is a portable MPEG video player and TV with an integrated digicam and MP3 player. The digicam is not that high resolution and it’s only USB 1.0, but nonetheless it looks interesting. Around $375.00 in Japan. [via digitlife]

Read More
general May 20, 2003 posted by

High speed Two-fer

Adaptec’s DuoConnect for Notebooks is a PC Card with integrated Firewire and USB 2.0 sockets. Retails at $129.00 or so. I tested the earlier USB 2.0 version and it worked fine, although it was a bit temperamental at times (not a great fan of Adaptec drivers to be honest).

Read More
general May 20, 2003 posted by

Making 3D photos

Graham’s Guide is a great page detailing how you can make 3D photos with an ordinary camera or digicam. You need a bit of cross eyed expertise, but it really works!

Read More
Click Here to Win an Awesome HP Pavilion 15 Laptop Computer