Monthly Archives: June 2005

Gadgets June 30, 2005 posted by

Power on, dude.

The new PowerPad 300.  300Wh of Lithium Ion SuperPolymer battery technology gives you 24 hours run time for your laptop or whatever. Need more? Tsk, get a life. Immediately. $799.00. [Thanks Marc]   The PowerPad can be 80% charged in less than 8 hours. Simply charge the product over night and ignore plugs and ac adapters for the rest of the day!… The PowerPad gives you an uninterrupted power source so you won’t worry about your screen dimming or your…

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cool tech June 30, 2005 posted by

Babble.

Babble. Chops up your conversation and re-broadcasts the scrambled words to mask out your own desk-side chatter or phone call. Fascinating tech. $395.00. [Thanks Rainier].  You control when to use Babble for your voice privacy needs. It can be customized to your office environment. Babble provides voice confidentiality at your desk, offering security for spoken information as well as reduced distraction. This increases effectiveness and productivity while satisfying legal requirements for information management, such as HIPAA.

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future tech June 30, 2005 posted by

Pearly whites?

The Colani Pegasus Wing piano. Now that’s what I call a keyboard.Wonder if it’s on sale yet?  High Tech material and modern technologies from the airplane and automotive manufacture made the three-dimensional shell construction possible of the housing elements. Their exterior is from breath-robbing elegance. In their inside the instruments save traditional building of pianos.

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Gadgets June 30, 2005 posted by

It’s in the game.

The Plug & Play 2–in-1 EA Sports TV Game. $29.95. The saddest thing of all about this doohickey is the fact that the Ferret can remember vividly the year ‘95, when you had to pay $40.00+ each to buy state of the art PC versions of these games. Now they blister pack them in a controller? Old, old, feeling old.  Two action-packed sports classics – Madden Football ’95 and NHL Hockey ’95 – are built right in Simply plug the…

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Gadgets June 30, 2005 posted by

Yoda chat.

The Yoda Interactive Jedi Master. $29.73. Look, stories, trivia and wisdom from a ‘fully animated’ Yoda. Could you ask for anything more? The only thing better would be to have him actually staying with you for a long weekend break. [hmm…you do realise Yoda not real is?…Ed]  # Yoda comes alive when activated, becoming fully animated with moving head, mouth, eyes, ears, arms and body # When prompted, he tells stories from any of the six Star Wars films # He tests…

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Bookmark This! June 30, 2005 posted by

Monket Calendar.

The Monket Calendar. Gotta love that there Ajax tech, doncha? This brill little software project is an online calendar with drag n’drop, iCal interface and on screen edit etc etc. Try out the beta demo.  An Ajax enabled online calendar. Drag and drop events to change dates, drag the start/end of an event to create multi-day events, create and edit events without refreshing the page, all with an iCal style interface. This release now works in all major browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari,…

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Awesome June 29, 2005 posted by

Finger PIN.

The BiometricPIN. Super cool biometric security. Don’t just use your fingerprints – since they can be spoofed – but also incorporate a finger PIN, which you use by tapping with your fingers in a certain order. Five years in development and pure genius.  Instead of using a single, easily lifted or stolen fingerprint, BiometricPIN will allow any number of fingers to be used in any sequence determined by the user. No one has been able to achieve this so far and the…

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Gadgets June 29, 2005 posted by

Guardian Phone.

The 911 Guardian Phone. $199.99 procures a cordless, one number, lanyard swingin’ speakerphone for emergency home use only. But will they wear it, my dear, will they wear it?  Smaller than most cell phones, the 911 Guardian Phone is a tiny cordless speakerphone that’s small enough to be worn around your neck on the included lanyard. This emergency communication device offers one-button dialing to a 911 operator. The 911 Guardian Phone runs on a single AAA battery, which is included…

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Gadgets June 29, 2005 posted by

USB PS/2 adapter.

The Keyspan USB to PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Adapter. $14.95 and twice as useful on a rainy day. One for the legacy tech files.  This adapter makes it easy to connect a PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse to a USB port on your PC or Mac. It is compatible with all brands of PS/2 keyboards and mice. Windows: No driver software is required — just plug the PS/2 keyboard and mouse into the adapter, then plug the adapter into the USB port. The…

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Gadgets June 29, 2005 posted by

Jump star.

The Jump-Start DC Power Plus. $39.95. LED flashlight, car starter, laptop and phone power unit. Useful, missus?  Jump-Start DC Power Plus charges a car battery in minutes without jumper cables. It’s also a portable power source for cell phones, laptops, camcorders, and other devices. Jump-Start has 3, 6, 9, 12-volt power options and includes five universal DC adapter plugs. Runs on a powerful NiCad battery that’s good for 500 charges.

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Gadgets June 29, 2005 posted by

Mr Robot oh?

So tonight’s mystery guest, ladies and gentlemen, is the Nespot. A despotic robot? A teapot on wheels? A robot controlled by a mobile phone? What could it be?  …to clean in the robot to use a radio internet?

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opinion piece June 29, 2005 posted by

Citizen reign.

The 11 Layers of Citizen Journalism. Required reading for old media trying to renew?  This article is designed to help publishers and editors understand citizen journalism and how it might be incorporated into their Web sites and legacy media. We’ll look at how news organizations can employ the citizen-journalism concept, and we’ll approach it by looking at the different levels or layers available.

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Mobile Tech June 29, 2005 posted by

Choking smoking.

Stop Smoking for Series 60 smartphones. A portable nagging nanny of a program. Dr Pavlov meets Mr Nicotine? $24.99.  Stop Smoking! is a wonderful personalized Handheld based application that allows users to quit smoking by first recording their smoke patterns and then building a gradual withdrawal program. Users can quit without the use of drugs, patches or gum and without the symptoms of depression, withdrawal, and anxiety…

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Gadgets June 28, 2005 posted by

T-6 DECT phone.

Sometimes you just look at something and go - yes. Know what I mean? And this Jacob Jensen T-6 DECT phone is one such. I can see it on a Ferret wall, even if my credit card can’t. €252.00 ($305.68).  It has a long range of operation with digital call clarity and user-friendly driven functions. In addition, its built-in caller ID decoder, caller ID memory for 30 incoming numbers, phone book for 40 pre set numbers, redial and redial list provide…

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Gadgets June 28, 2005 posted by

Never late than better.

The NeverLate Alarm Clock. What a clever idea. An alarm clock with seven settings, so you can get up at different times during the week. Marketed to lazy students…wonder why? $34.99.  The Neverlate 7-day Alarm Clock was designed with your needs in mind. Seven (one for each day of the week) individual alarms allow you to enter your weekly schedule once – days of fussing with alarm settings every night before bed are over! No class on Thursday? Class cancelled just…

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