Monthly Archives: August 2005

announcement August 31, 2005 posted by

Condolences.

Our thoughts are with all those who have suffered, and are currently suffering, at the feet of Hurricane Katrina. Mother Nature can be a terrible mistress sometimes…at which point we are indeed reminded of our frailty. What else can one possibly say?

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Gadgets August 31, 2005 posted by

Rainbow’s end.

The Rainbow Far InfraRed Therapy Dome. Portable person cooker. Apparently just the thing for localised pain relief and stuff. OK, so just turn us over when we’re done on one side, willya? $1080.00 including one pretty – and scorch proof? – flannel blanket.  The Rainbow is a personal far-infrared therapy dome that is lightweight and portable. You can experience the best of the best far-infrared as 1 EZe Micro-Carbon Fiber Flat panel is built into the unit. Touch the panel surface inside. You will be…

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Gadgets August 31, 2005 posted by

Ladies’ Tool Set.

Now here’s a thing, eh? The 105 Piece Ladies Tool Set. In pink. Just in case you were astonished, colour blind or confused.  The $9.99 price tag means that your Xmas stocking is going to be fuller than usual this year, Mrs M.. Believe it.

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Gadgets August 31, 2005 posted by

The Magic Finger of fate.

The Magic Finger magnetic finger glove. Aw, c’mon. There are soooo many jokes lurking in this one tiny product that I can’t even begin to worry about it. But still, could be one of those totally useful geeky gizgags, no? $19.95  for a two pack.  Snug and stretchy, Magic Finger conceals a powerfull little disc magnet in the tip. Use it to hold nuts and screws, or to retrieve something you might have dropped into a tiny space. So handy, you…

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cool tech August 31, 2005 posted by

Micro processor.

OK, so let me get this straight. Texas Instruments has just launched it’s new ultra low power micro-controller, the MSP430F20xx. So it’s a 16 bit, 16 MIPS unit with 128kB of RAM in a 4×4 mm – yes millimetre – footprint. 16 MIPS? Good grief, my desktop had a lower spec than that a few years ago.

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Gadgets August 31, 2005 posted by

Multi-function car seat.

The Wagan Total Rest Heat Massage Magnetic Car Seat Cushion is clearly very concerned about your travelling comfort. It wants you to enjoy the trip, and return home safely. For this reason alone, I heart it. In a fraternally cardiovascular kind of way. $35.99.   Enjoy the total comfort of magnetic therapy, vibrating massage, and soothing heat of this anatomically contoured ergonomic support cushion. Magnetic massage therapy with 12 points at 950 gauss each. Computerized hand-control with over 20 massage combinations. Infra-Heat…

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Gadgets August 30, 2005 posted by

QuitKey, quit smoking.

The QuitKey. A handheld computer to help you stop smoking. $59.95.  QuitKey alters your smoking routine and eases you off cigarettes gradually. QuitKey reminds you when to smoke and when not to smoke. Step by step. Hour by hour. One day at a time. Stage 1 (7 days): You smoke at your normal rate and use the QuitKey smoke button to record every cigarette you smoke. QuitKey uses this information to form your personal quit plan. Stage 2 (14 to 34…

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future tech August 30, 2005 posted by

The Moovie car.

The Peugeot Moovie Concept Car. Pretty darn cool eh? [Thanks William].  The main idea behind this project was to create a small 2 seated city car powered by electric power. What shaped the visual look on the vehicle was the two big electric wheels with hollow rim, these wheels are hollow in the middle, this is where the doors of the car are located, the vehicle has like this big doors allowing the users to have enough space to enter…

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Gadgets August 30, 2005 posted by

Personal Energy Device.

The Multifunction Personal Energy Device. OK, so it’s a wind-up mobile phone charger. But…no listen, come back…but…it can also charge up your digital camera, contains an FM radio and features a super golly gosh LED flashlight. Impressed? Thought so. £14.99.  This personal Energy Device can charge your mobile phone with just a few turns of the winding handle – turn it for 5 minutes and you’ve got 2.5 hours of talk time. It will also top up the batteries on your digital…

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Gadgets August 30, 2005 posted by

Motorized disc vault.

The Revom D100–A1 motorized CD/DVD vault. Push button, retrieve disc. Pretty colours. Pretty stackable. Pretty motorized. Pretty Korean. Around $50.00. So pretty cheap, too.

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Free Software August 30, 2005 posted by

MSN to go.

eMSN. Free MSN messenger chat client for your mobile phone. Java, GPRS. Advert sponsored though, OK?   eMSN is the best MSN messenger for your mobile. It is simple to use and gives you direct access to the MSN messenger network. Chat with all your friends over the MSN network while on the move! eMSN is fully MSN…The costs of development and servers for eMSN are paid by advertisements on eMSN. Each time a user connects to the MSN network…

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Bookmark This! August 30, 2005 posted by

SmugMug Maps.

SmugMug Maps. A nice hack of a commercial service which combines Google Maps with 32 million photos to provide a geo-oriented images map. Cool indeed.   smugMaps is easily one of the most fun features we’ve added to smugmug. Through the power of Google’s publicly available Maps API and smugmug’s huge photo database, we’ve enabled location-based searching for photos all over the world…In fact, we built smugMaps as a proof-of-concept and hope that other people take the idea and built even…

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retro August 30, 2005 posted by

Voice Corder.

The Mini Organ Museum.  Fab, thanks Eric.  Hello to all friends and lovers of rare and vintage musical electronic toys. This is the first museum of lost organs, damned keyboards, childish synthesizers, dusty voice transformers and singing calculators. Most of them are from the 70ies and 80ies. Maybe you remember some from your own childhood, but I’m sure you haven’t seen most of them in your life. Enjoy watching my constantly growing collection of these little beeping creatures and write…

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Gadgets August 29, 2005 posted by

Thermo-snapshot.

Daddy, daddy, when I grow up can I be a Raytek MX6 Phototemp handheld IR temperature sensor with digital camera? Can I, can I? $1495.00.  The Raytek PhotoTemp MX6 photographic infrared (IR) thermometer combines temperature measurement and digital photography. It can instantly capture a real-time image of an object being measured while simultaneously and automatically recording the location, temperature, date and time the measurements were taken. The image and measurement information can then be easily downloaded into a computer for…

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