Monthly Archives: February 2005

cool tech February 28, 2005 posted by

Vista View.

The Kowa Vista View. Ferget about those clunky telescopes on the pier, this 10.4” LCD beauty is what ya really need. Until some yob yanks it off the pedestal and makes off into the night of course. And for a mere $22,240.00 too. Bargin. [Thanks Kevin].  Ideal for tourist sights. Differing from the conventional coin-operated observation binoculars which allow only one person at a time to look through the binoculars, the Vista View enables a couple or a family to…

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huh..? February 28, 2005 posted by

LifeWave.

LifeWave Patches. $84.95 for a month’s supply of 15 patches. Oh my golly goshness, thank goodness for nanotechnology eh? And ‘resonant energy transfer’.  Would you like more strength and stamina – almost immediately – without taking harmful stimulants? Clinically tested – double blind university studies prove stamina increases of up to 40% within the first use. Non-Transdermal – New nanotechnology patch; Nothing enters the body. See results within minutes of use. Free of Stimulants. It is believed that the LifeWave…

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hardware February 28, 2005 posted by

NextWindow.

The NextWindow. Nope, not an irate command from a surly ticket office clerk, but a new cool touchscreen add-on for LCD flat screens. Probably expensive though, eh?  NextWindow’s Touch Screen…Technology can be used to provide a unique Touch Screen solution – where not only is the Plasma, or LCD Display touch “enabled”, but also an ‘off-screen’ touchable area, called a Panel… The NextWindow slim fit Touch Panel Overlay can be custom fit to any manufacturer’s model (20″ to 60″)…

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Gadgets February 28, 2005 posted by

Safe n’ Sound?

The Spy Safe Cracker. $29.95. Er..maybe it’s just me, but should we really be teaching our kids how to…ahem…break open money vaults? Just a thought. Sonic Match: Use the ear bud to pinpoint the sound – just like cracking the real safe! Code Hack: Try to decode the PIN before time runs out.

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Gadgets February 28, 2005 posted by

An iMac partay.

The Eyegrabber for iMac. Because, like, Apple users are way too cool to sling their Ray Bans onto some filthy desk. $12.95.  The EyeGrabber is an accessory for your G4 iMac that holds a pair of glasses. It slips easilly on the top clear lip of the screen and keeps your glasses safely off of your work surface. Most glasses fit but we can’t guarantee that they will. Oh, and check out the SpyEye while you’re there.  We like to…

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but is it art? February 28, 2005 posted by

Skinz alive!

MacSkinz Limited Edition Artist Series covers for iPod. Various prices. Question class. At what point does customizing your gadget become an obsession? Discuss.  Designed by accomplished, well known artists with a world-wide following. Each PodSkinz is printed in a limited series of 100 per design. Numbered 1 through 100 on the inside.

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cool tech February 28, 2005 posted by

Sun Clock.

Sun Clock. I’ve been looking for a cool free ‘follow the sun’ clock for ages. And lo, here it are. Super excellent. [Thanks James!]  # Satellite imagery plus 3D terrain data create a colourful representation of the physical geography of the planet. # The world map is centred on your chosen location. # The map uses the familiar Mercator projection. # The city database contains more than 2,700 entries. # The cities light up as they move into the earth’s…

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Gadgets February 25, 2005 posted by

Here kitty, kitty…

The Infrared Cat Door. $94.99. Old pet tech updated for the new millennia? Or something. Cat hackers unite, you have nothing to lose except your free lunches.  Your cat’s collar key transmits a digital coded infrared signal, which is decoded when the key comes within range of your pet door (approximately 6 inches), permitting only pets with keys of the same code to enter the house. The door re-latches automatically after the length of time you determine. Additional keys are available…

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Gadgets February 25, 2005 posted by

Chatty pix.

The Talking Picture Frame. £20.00. Yes the Ferret knows that this is easy tech now. But we still like ‘em. Because they’re…well…cute. And wholesome. And very very Julie Andrews. So there.  This gorgeous little travel alarm clock unfolds to reveal a talking picture photo frame. Simply insert a snapshot of anyone that you’d like to see in the morning and they can record a 10-second message that will greet you as your wake-up alarm – awh! Makes a wonderful present…

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hardware February 25, 2005 posted by

Waste not…

Sharp Kitchen Composters. Oh yes please. Please. And nappies too please, kind sirs?  The NP-40/20CX series of composters can break down almost all organic kitchen waste in a single day, dramatically reducing the disposal volume and, at the same time, practically eliminating odors generated during processing. This energy-efficient system employs a blend of microbes that work at ordinary room temperatures and do not require a heater to raise the temperature of the waste. The Composting Bio Mix carrier has a…

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Gadgets February 25, 2005 posted by

Lyin’ tries.

The Shock Lie Detector. £19.99. Pain is clearly very 21st century. How else to explain all these rather strange devices? Tsk, getting old. Whiskers starting to crinkle.  The best lie detector of the century!! If you lie you are in for a shock – literally!! Strap your victim in and follow the set up procedure, then start the questioning. If they tell a lie the machine will zap them with a well deserved shock!! They may be able to get…

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hardware February 25, 2005 posted by

X Files.

X-Keys. Easier data input via an add-on macro keypad for your PC. £79.95. Fingerlicious, but a tad expensive?  Reduce the number of key strokes you would normally use through the programmable 16 key keypad:- e.g. assign common strings of keystrokes, commonly used addresses or footers and launch applications…The programmable 16 key keypad can hold strings of button presses of up to 900 characters long. Mouse and game pad functions may also be assigned to the pad. The 16 keys give you…

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Freeware February 25, 2005 posted by

Kerio Personal Firewall.

Kerio Personal Firewall4. Free, elegant, works. [Thanks David].  Kerio Personal Firewall protects desktop and notebook computers from hackers, spies, identity thieves and trojan horse applications. KPF is a PC firewall that inspects all inbound and outbound network communication on the computer to ensure that only legitimate traffic is permitted. KPF is free for home use.

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Gadgets February 24, 2005 posted by

Tootsie shock.

The Miracle Foot Acupuncture. $99.95. Shock your way to health and happiness without sticking yer fingers in a socket. So…er…what’s a sole intensity then?  The Electrical-Wave Relaxation Foot Massager utilizes electric shocks to promote and restore blood circulation and pain relief. After a few weeks, you’ll feel the difference throughout your entire body. It has a comprehensive control board with an LED (light-emitting diode) electric wave gauge, time displayer, body intensity displayer, and sole intensity displayer. It also has an…

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Gadgets February 24, 2005 posted by

Helpful LED.

The CELF-HELP. $29.95. Dual fun. Careful you don’t wind up with a sore arm, though eh? Arf!  The compact CELF-HELP Light is powered by simply using the winding handle to recharge the internal power cell. The LED light combinations allow you to switch on two, four, all five, or just the red light for eye-friendly night viewing. It will last up to 30 minutes with just 1 minute of winding time…It also has the added benefit of being able to recharge a…

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