Monthly Archives: August 2004

general August 3, 2004 posted by

Wake up, it’s pouring!

The Talking Weather Station Radio Alarm clock. $129.95. It even glows different colours depending on the outside temperature. Gosh! ‘This AM/FM clock radio/weather station/message center wakes you with radio or a voice that announces time, outdoor temperature, weather forecast, and your messages. It comes with a wireless outdoor weather sensor that transmits the temperature to the large indoor display from up to 100 feet away.

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Online loo-sers?

The Internet Urinal. $5.95. ‘Shopping, gaming, chat rooms, cyber-dating – the internet is such an addictive and time-consuming force, who’s got time to go? With the Internet Urinal, you’ll never have to leave your computer again. Imagine the freedom – destroy your opponents on network Quake without taking a break…’

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Alternative?

Look, I’m not saying a word. It’s just that it comes to something when we’re expected to walk around around wearing watches that look like the flight deck of Concorde. The Citizen Alterna [Babel]. Watch, calendar, chronograph, temperature and stuff.

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Kleenex killer.

So Kleenex has announced its new Anti Viral tissue, that will apparently kill 99.9% of all cold or flu viruses. Well you know what happens then, don’t you campers? Yep, the .1% surviving viruses go on to have babies which are increasingly resistant, tougher and just downright meaner than their ancestors. Ah, the joys of evolution. ‘The Anti-Viral tissue uses a patented, three-ply tissue with a moisture-activated middle layer that is treated with an anti-viral formula. When moisture from a…

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DVD to go.

Who needs a new handheld media player when you can use DVD to Mobile to convert all your DVD movies to smartphone playable glory? No-one, that’s who. Well apart from those who need a bigger screen, better battery life and a bit more capacity than a 512MB MMS card. Still… ..and just to be clear, convergence *is* here with us, and it *will* coalesce all the disparate devices into one glorious pocket sized product for all the people, all the…

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Got Seoul?

No comments about Wired now having to be translated to and from Korean, OK? Arf! …and why do I recognise the name Daum Communications?

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general August 2, 2004 posted by

Dock that watch!

The miraculously tranforming Radio Watch. $19.98. ‘Digital watch with built-in FM radio transforms into sleek clock radio. To listen to watch radio, just plug in provided earphones and press scan button to pick up the strongest FM stations. To turn it into a clock radio, simply plug watch into docking station. Now radio plays through docking station’s built-in speaker and gets exceptional reception with its 6.5″ telescoping antenna.’

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general August 2, 2004 posted by

Scope this!

The Proscope USB Microscope. $229.00 without stand. ‘The ProScope is a handheld USB microscope that allows you to display and capture microscopic images with your computer…With the press of a button, the camera captures the image and stores it as a file in the location of your choosing…The ProScope can capture images or video as well as time-lapse with just one click.’

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general August 2, 2004 posted by

Eye strain, no gain.

The new Prestigio P176 LCD monitor comes with a tinted glass coating which the makers claim ‘contributes to the prevention of the so-called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), with some studies estimating that 90 percent of the workers using computers for more than 3 hours per day experience CVS in some form. CVS symptoms include headaches, loss of focus, double/blurred vision, tired or burning eyes, and even neck and shoulder pains.’

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Replicant engine.

SilverTip Design of the UK has come up with the Blade Runner concept. It’s basically a truck which thinks it’s a train, can travel at 100mph on track, carry 105 passengers or 115 cu meters of freight and probably scare the bits out of village postpersons as it swooshes past on the way to the nearest station. Apparently it’s very efficient, practical and looks funky too.

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Take two and see me in the morning.

Aspirin Cufflinks. Desperate times call for desperate measures, I suppose. 25.12. ‘These high quality cufflinks..will see you right when you stumble into work after a heavy night…they unscrew to reveal a tiny compartment that neatly holds your recovery Aspirin.’

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If the sock fits…

Oh good grief. Ben has found the Blacksocks Sockscription service. Netflix for…nah I can’t be bothered…. Coming soon Spouselix… ‘You choose between black mid-calf or knee socks. Once you place your order you will receive your first delivery within a few days. Then the remaining deliveries depend on your chosen frequency 3, 4 or 6 times per year costing from 45.- / 69.’

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Texan gold.

You know that times are a’changin’ when the Texans start coming up with revolutionary alternatives to oil, eh? The University of Houston is working on thin film solid oxide fuel cells which offer mucho promise in respect of efficient power production and storage. ‘..the size equivalent of four sugar cubes would produce 80 watts — more than enough to operate a laptop computer, eliminating clunky batteries and giving you hours more juice in your laptop. By the same token, approximately…

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