Oooh look. The new open, friendly, Amazon Web Services initiative has spawned Amazon Light. Just like an Amazon/Google hybrid but cooler. [thanks Ben]Read More
Monthly Archives: July 2002
The Wellness indicator
The Wellness Coupler (what’s with that name?) is a free online service which aims to give you an indication of how well you’re likely to be based on your response to a series of lifestyle questions. You know the sort of thing – ‘do you eat healthy meals and snacks’? – that kind of process. Why do I have the feeling that this will just confirm either a) that you’re a good liar/self delusional or b) that you’re within a…Read More
InfoSync takes a look at the vPen, which I meant to discuss in my CommunicAsia report but forgot to do. Doh! This dinky little product is supposed to allow you to input text into your PDA or phone via Bluetooth or other wireless or wired technologies like USB. I haven’t yet managed to have a play with it, despite hanging around an empty OTM Technologies stand for a while in Singapore, but it certainly looks like it will be interesting…Read More
Google integrity discussed
Here’s an interesting piece theorizing as to how Google manages its search process, including page ranking and recency. A bit difficult to understand in parts, but worth a look nonetheless.Read More
Pay for your browser?
Microsoft is going to start charging for its MSN 8 ‘family friendly’ browser? You’ve got to be kidding.Read More
Music without the noise
The ER6 earphones from Etymotic Research are an alternative to standard headphones. The ear pieces – designed from hearing aid technology – are ultra efficient at cutting out external sounds and letting you hear the music clearly in your ear. The earphones are apparently that good that they even rival noise cancelling headphones. Priced at $139.00 a pair. [via Madville.com]Read More
MMSStore is a third party MMS picture messaging service designed to offer an alternative to the proprietary services from the network operators. For $5 a month you can store your MMS piccies, and also keep them if you move from one service operator to another.Read More
Sneakemail is a free anti spam service a la Spam Gourmet.Read More
Credit card mobile phone
Hmm, is it just me or does this Motorola credit card phone concept look ever so slightly odd stuck in the ear like that? Surely it would be better if it was designed to work the other……oh never mind!Read More
Money to burn?
If you’re just too rich and idle to have a real job to go to, why not spend some time practicing your Money Origami? [via mikeslist.com]Read More
Is technology failing?
Chris Turner of Shift.com has produced a great article on how our priorities should change in terms of the type of technology we get excited about. For what it’s worth, I don’t think that gadgets and ‘high’ technology are mutually exclusive, in an ideal future hopefully we will be able to develop and use things which are not only cool and funky, but also have a minimal (if not a positive) impact on our environment and society.Read More
The World’s Greatest Android Projects should give mechnophobes sleepless nights and delight Azimov fans everywhere, containing as it does a selection of the top robot projects around the world. It’s cool. Meanwhile back at the ranch, here’s the very cool Feral Robotic Dogs site which gives all sorts of geeky ways to hack your robot dogs like Aibo and the like.Read More
Connecting your PC to your Hi-Fi
The Hi-Fi Link from Xitel which links the USB port of your PC to the inputs on your Hi-Fi. Interesting idea, but it depends how useful it is to be able to link up your laptop to the Hi-Fi to play some MP3s. I think the retail price is around $50.00.Read More
Dataplay music player
The iRiver iDP100 is a music player with a difference – it uses the new micro disc DataPlay discs. These tiny discs can hold up to 500MB of MP3 music at digital quality. Priced at around $370.00.Read More