Monthly Archives: August 2004

general August 31, 2004 posted by

Through thick and thin.

ThinAmp. For those times when you really need to jam on a a stranger’s car. Still, it’s pretty cool. $189.00. ‘This slim, stand-up amp is only two inches thick but boasts 10-watts of RMS power. Weighing only 5 pounds, the ThinAmp has 18 built-in digital effects, a 3-band EQ, 2 x 4″ speakers, a nylon carrying case, and cigarette lighter adapter. Purchase the optional battery pack and you can play any time, any place, anywhere!’

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general August 31, 2004 posted by

Dream Bus.

Dream Bus. Wow, how come they never made these where I went to school? Do a Hogwarts one and you’d end truancy at a stroke. ‘Our company has been manufacturing and selling originally desigened [sic] pickup buses for children since 1987…There are six types of shaped buses-a dog, a cat, a aquirrel, a rabbit, a lion, and a steam locomotive. They are in different sizes and seat anywhere between six and seat anywhere between six and twenty-nine adults.’

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USB Bear.

The MS-7070 USB ‘Mood’ Bear. ‘Using your PC, record any of your favorite Music, Love Notes, Voice Reminders, Personal Voice Messages & etc…Accept a wide variety of sound sources including MP3, music CD, PC audio files, Microphone, Line-in, etc. For example, you can download your voice for Valentine’s Day & Mother’s Day remind you to do or say something as the time reached. Users can change it anytime and as many times as they wish. Old sound will be overwritten…

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Lacrosse UV.

The Lacrosse UV-100 Ultra-Violet Index Watch. There is clearly a need for more UV information than we realize. $34.95. Includes two UV Index alarms. ‘There are two prices to pay for overexposure to UV radiation: a severe sunburn following an intense short term overexposure, and the more serious skin cancers developing after long term overexposure. Melanoma, the more deadly of the two types of skin cancer, occurs when the person has been subjected to several intense short term overexposures.’

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Editive.

Editive. Not sure whether this idea is ahead of its time, or past it. ‘Editive technology enables you to modify a web page right in your browser. Write in your browser – Make notes on what you read when you read it. Save it in the format of MIME which can be read by any Email software(Outlook, Mozilla, etc). Email it faster. No Plugin Required…’

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Goo.

Screen Goo. Super funky gloop. ‘Screen Goo is a specially formatted, highly reflective acrylic paint, designed specifically for the video projection industry. Screen Goo acrylic paint allows one to transform any smooth paintable surface into a high performance projection screen…Any rigid transparent surface can now be cost effectively transformed into a high quality dual-sided projection screen.’

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iMood.

iMood. Er…right now I’m feeling perplexed. ‘imood helps you keep in touch with how you and your friends are feeling…We feel that it is important to remember that there are actual people with feelings on the other ends of the computers we use so much today. …If your friend is registered with us, checking their mood is very simple. All you have to do is enter their email address in the text box in the upper right hand of the…

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MP3 gain.

MP3Gain. Rather useful freeware tool. ‘Tired of reaching for your volume knob every time your mp3 player changes to a new song? MP3Gain analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume. MP3Gain does not just do peak normalization, as many normalizers do. Instead, it does some statistical analysis to determine how loud the file actually sounds to the human ear. Also, the changes MP3Gain makes are completely lossless. There is no quality lost in the change…

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general August 31, 2004 posted by

The other Rio.

Buy a bunch of disposable cameras, hand them out to some kids in a Rio de Janeiro favela, retrieve and place the results online. Result: a reminder of how lucky we are, which is Good for the Soul.

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general August 30, 2004 posted by

Stepford Pets.

Near Me. [Babel] Aibo’s nemesis, at around $3000.00 You must check out the video for a glimpse of our slightly scary future.’

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general August 30, 2004 posted by

Colour crib.

The Vos Pad…er….pad. ‘The Vos Pad is the world’s first apartment completely lit by RGB colour-changing LEDs… all of which are fully dimmable with complete chromatic control. The ambience of The Vos Pad is controlled by the Lutron GRAFIK Integrale custom-built computerised system that operates the lighting and other features. The level and colour of the lights in different areas can be changed instantly. The blinds are remote-controlled.’

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general August 30, 2004 posted by

Fluid time.

Fluid Time. I don’t fully understand it, but I think it’s something to do with using your mobile phone to know when your washing is ready or the next bus is coming. Or something. ‘The Fluidtime team created two services and their interface prototypes to show how using Fluidtime can be simple, effective and enjoyable. The first of these services is aimed at public transport riders in Turin. While on the move, travellers can find dynamic information on mobile screen-based…

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general August 30, 2004 posted by

Desktop digger.

Now if only it were USB powered this Micro Greenhouse would be fabbo. As it is, it’s just fab. $23.99. ‘The self contained mini greenhouse that really works! Uses advanced hydroponic technology. Grow vegetables, herbs, plants, and flowers. Includes planting bed, greenhouse incubator, auto feed system, 24 ounce nutrient reservoir, refill indicator, inert growing gravel, nutrient mix, and gardening tools.’

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Karaoke anytime.

Karaoke Anything! is a free Windows program that lets you turn your PC into the ‘ultimate karaoke machine’. Not tried it, so can’t say whether it’s totally kosher. Caveat emptor! ‘Realtime audio processing allows you to remove the vocals from almost any song making it perfect for karaoke!…Karaoke Anything! supports both .mp3 files and regular CD Audio. You can either open an mp3 or simply insert an Audio CD into your CD/DVD drive and you’re ready to go!…Karaoke Anything! uses…

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