Monthly Archives: June 2004

general June 29, 2004 posted by

Zero sense.

The ever enterprising Russians appear to be selling zero gravity flights to all comers, as part of their new commercial focus. All done at a ‘Top Secret Space Training Facility outside Moscow’, eh? 3699.00 ($5881.41) gets you a three day trip and several minutes of weightlessness aboard an IL-76MDK airplane. Cheapskates can take advantage of The Ferret’s budget alternative. For a mere handful of greens we will arrange a nice fall from a 3rd story apartment onto some strategically placed…

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Wireless projector.

We’ve gone a little bit Powerpointy over the past few days, but it’ll pass I’m sure. In the meantime here’s the Wireless Projector Adapter. ‘Connect a WiFi PC to Your Projector’. From 299.00. ‘Now you can enjoy total freedom while running your PowerPoint presentation during a meeting or a lecture. You can place the computer and the projector anywhere in the room without being constrained by the bulky VGA cable. The adapter, an 802.11b/g compliant device…is able to link your…

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P2P chart.

The Bubbling Up Chart should become a staple component of the Net. Excellent. Online music is starting to gain traction through referral, collaboration and word of mouth. Viva la revolution! ‘A recently compiled “BubblingUp” report indicates that artists receiving little or no radio play are still gaining very significant activity on file trading networks.’

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SMS clubs.

Gack! SMS.ac ‘is host to the largest mobile community in the world…With approximately 10 million registered members in more than 200 countries, SMS.ac is a truly global mobile community that has connectivity to over 400 networks worldwide.’ What does this mean? Well SMS Clubs for one thing. Kind of like Geocities for texters. For example the Alibi and Excuse Club, uses the power of SMS text to get people out of scrapes. ‘This club allows you to receive Alibis and…

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general June 28, 2004 posted by

PQI MPack.

The PQI mPack is another in the line of interesting – but-will-people-really-buy-them? – media players. Why? Werrlll….. Movie player – 3.5″ screen. Record directly from TV, DVD etc MP3/Ogg player & FM radio TV out for displaying stuff on your TV 20 – 80 GB HDD with USB 2.0 and IR remote control DiVX, MPEG1/2, WMV support Photo Album/Bank with CFlash II interface (and 4 in 1 card adapter) for camera memory cards Equalizer, internal speaker, internal microphone for recording…

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Tower of Babble.

The Surround Sound Hi-Fi Tower. 120.00. Funkadelic! ‘Equipped with CD player and FM tuner, the tower stands some 80 cm high, projecting dynamic surround sound into every corner of the room from its 360 Diffusion Speaker System. But wait, there’s more. As you can see from the pic, it’s also got a colourful light show built into the central column that pulses in time to the music.’

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Game wall.

If it works as advertised I suspect that they’ll sell bucketloads of the Universal Games Projector. But bulb life, noise and display brightness might end up being important factors. Still 299.99 ($493.35) is not exactly a huge sum, is it? ‘The Games Projector is compatible with the PS2, X-Box or Gamecube, and incredibly simple to set up. Connect the video and audio cables, insert the power cable and then switch your console on. Position the projector closely to the area…

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Power Pod.

The EarHugger Power Pod (not iPod, OK?) is ‘…the first and only charger of its kind! Now you can power up your cell phone from your car cigarette lighter, wall socket, computer USB port or even from a 9 volt battery!’ $24.95.

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Ho Hum…

Well it had to come, didn’t it? An amphibious SUV? The Humdinga. Just right for getting the kids to school, eh? ‘..a full time four wheel drive High Speed Amphibian (HSA). Powered by a 350 BHP engine, the 5-seater ‘Humdinga’ is capable of travelling on land at 100 mph and on water at 40mph.’

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BIKE.

The SportLight BIKE Light is a 3 in 1 device. $29.95. 1) LED lights for clear visibility in traffic up to 200 yards away. 2) Automatic turn indicators activated by leaning left or right. 3) Clearly marked sign identifies your mode of transport as a BIKE (so at all times you know exactly what you are riding). Personally I reckon it should read ‘My other car’s a Humdinga’, but what do I know?

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PocketMail.

The Ferret was sure that he’d mentioned the PocketMail gizmo before, but his super archive search finger says apparently not. Anyway here it is, now available with support for email in 26 languages. The Ferret would also like to add that he believes the payphone functionality is a real winner, especially when you’re travelling to some of the less hospitable (read tech starved) countries. $99.00 for the device and $149.00 pa for the service. ‘PocketMail is a low-cost, easy-to-use, mobile…

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For sale, one careful owner…

The Internet. For sale. Picture as above. Current bid $27.00. ‘Comes with original certificate of authenticity.’ But where exactly is its original box, eh? That’s what I want to know!

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GMail sparklers.

So, the Gmail engine picks up speed. Not bad for a service which hasn’t even officially launched yet. No wonder the other email providers are getting so jumpy. Gmail To: ‘G-Mailto is a utility that automatically associates “mailto” email links on the web with GMail.’ Gmail Backup: ‘I wrote a small PHP script that can be used to backup files to Gmail and then quickly retrieve them back if and when you need them.’ Gmail To Bookmarklet: ‘I worked up…

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Play away?

Whoa, like this online gaming stuff is starting to get a bit weird. Not only can you rent PlayAFK people to play Everquest and other online games for you while you’re absent (presumably living a real life, eh?) but you can now also indulge in a spot of virtual life commodity trading complete with its own special blog to wile away those lonely hours in your basement bedsit. C’mon folks, this is getting spooky, know what I mean? ‘We will…

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