Monthly Archives: December 2005

Free Software December 2, 2005 posted by

Google Send to Phone.

The Google Send to Phone Firefox Extension is jolly clever, peeps. It allows you to copy, paste and send snippets of web information direct from the browser to your mobile phone via SMS. So you could send yourself a phone number, address or driving instructions (presumably less than 160 characters). US only at the moment, but will go international if popular enough, and it’s free to send. Yep, it’s yet another cool app.  Google Send to Phone for Firefox is an…

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hardware December 1, 2005 posted by

Fast Track USB.

The M-Audio Fast Track USB. Fast and simple way to record guitar and vocals onto your computer, with software effects too. It’s $129.95, is USB powered, has line/XLR mic/instrument inputs and headphone out. Look it’s not going to put the pro gear people out of business, but for teens in a bedroom on GarageBand? Perfect.  If you make music with GarageBand or other software recording programs, Fast Track USB is the easiest way to record your guitar with professional results….

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Gadgets December 1, 2005 posted by

The [email protected]

The [email protected] USB Web Camera. Aww, so adorable. 300K pixels, VGA, adjustable focus, 30 fps frame rate and a woverly cold nose, haven’t you den, liddle cutie pies? Hang one from your monitor today. Available in four wovable breeds for just $49.95.

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Gadgets December 1, 2005 posted by

The Alive Chimpanzee.

The Amazing Alive Chimpanzee. Pah, forget about Furby, what you really need this holiday is an animatronic life size chimpanzee head that follows you round the room with its ‘radar’ vision eyes, sound sensor ears and touch sensitive skin. Yep, that’s what you really need, no question. $149.95.  “Alive” Chimpanzee can see, hear and feel in ways that allow him to interact intelligently with you, your family, your guests…and with baffled strangers. # Four distinctive emotional moods include “Curious,” “Happy,”…

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Gadgets December 1, 2005 posted by

The Punching Watch.

The Punching Watch. More than just an alarm watch, this one vibrates you awake with a swift uppercut to the solar plexus. Oh all right, so we’re exaggerating a little. Around $88.00.

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sleaze tech December 1, 2005 posted by

Check Mate.

The Infidelity Test Kit from Check Mate. Er… $49.95 a pair [Ed – his n’hers perhaps?]  The patented CheckMate Infidelity Test is a a unique proprietary semen detection test unlike anything else. The easy to use Infidelity Test Kit is designed to test 5-10 articles of clothing for the presence of semen and works on any type or color of material. CheckMate also provides instant results in 15 seconds without damaging or staining the article being tested.

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Bookmark This! December 1, 2005 posted by

MP3 Tunes in.

My old boss Michael Robertson of MP3.com fame has just launched his latest venture, created with the  assistance of that well known rebel coder DVD Jon Johansen. The MP3 Tunes Locker service is an online locker which lets you upload, store and play your music tracks from any Web enabled device. The free service offers upload and stream at 56K quality, the $39.95 a year version gives unlimited storage, sync from device to device and streams at 128K. Nothing new here, perhaps, except…

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Free Software December 1, 2005 posted by

Skype 2.0 with Video.

Skype 2.0 with Video has launched at last. 60 million users now have the opportunity to clog the Skype P2P system with video chat, which should be interesting. I’ve been playing with the beta (click thumbnail) and it’s just about OK, although from first viewing it’s clear that the video is inferior to that of the latest MSM Messenger. What’s more, the frame rate is very slow, it’s not as clear and full screen mode doesn’t seem to be as forgiving. In fact, on…

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