Monthly Archives: February 2004

general February 19, 2004 posted by

Braatpaq.

The Braatpaq. $119.00 worth of laptop accessory for multimedia entertainment. ‘Everybody is getting a laptop these days for use anywhere. With the BRAATPAQ, users get the added benefit of watching videos on in their cars. Whether you are a young adult hanging out with some friends at the parking lot or you have young children, the BRAATPAQ is the ideal accessory for you.’

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general February 19, 2004 posted by

Goat Cactus.

Voice of the GoatCactus 1.0 – algorithmic music composition tool for Macintosh users. ‘Just press a button, and Voice of the GoatCactus creates musicians, gives them instruments, combines them with a conductor to form a band and starts them playing. The accent here is on effortless fun…’

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general February 19, 2004 posted by

Giant microbes.

Giant Microbes plush toys that look like tiny microbes. Weird? ‘Billions of people a year catch the cold. Now you can get one too — without getting sick! Learn all about the Common Cold with this cuddly companion.’

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general February 18, 2004 posted by

Flipstart.

The Flipstart is a teeny, tiny, 1GHz Windows XP computer with 2 to 6 hours battery life, integrated WiFi, 30 GB hard drive and an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera. I’m reserving judgement. For now.

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general February 18, 2004 posted by

Hair today.

You’re pretty right? And just a teeny bit obsessed? Then look no further than the Hairstyle Mobile application for cell phones. ‘Change your hairstyle right in your handset. You can use your or your friends [sic] photo and try any of 60 different hairstyles. It will take only four quick steps: 1) take a shot with aid of handset’s integrated camera 2) Select a hairstyle from a gallery 3) Change a color of hairstyle (if you wish) 4) Save result…

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general February 18, 2004 posted by

Colour confidence.

Ensuring that on-screen and printer colours match up can make all the difference when it comes to printing out all those cutesy digital snaps you’ve been taking of granny and baby. So it’s good to see this 59.00 Repro Pack colour calibration system for configuring and maintaining your computer settings. Every home should have one. (Serious players, however, should rush out and invest in a 4553.00 Coloris Calibrator LCD monitor, which ‘provides unmatched colour accuracy and consistency throughout your creative…

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general February 18, 2004 posted by

Fact check.

No 323 from an ongoing series – Why I love the Internet. Much mass media attention has recently been spent maligning Dr Atkins of the diet fame – no I’m not a particular fan of his – so it’s interesting to see that the Net once again has to help circulate facts rather than sloppy journalism. This photo taken from 2 months before he died seems to indicate that he certainly wasn’t overweight at that time. Must have been a…

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general February 18, 2004 posted by

Splat that!

The T63 Artemis [Japanese] robot acts as a security guard. It guards by spraying intruders either with a tasteful shade of fluorescent market paint or a vision obscuring cloud of mist. You can rent one for about $28,000 a year. [via dottocomu] Too. Many. Keystone. Cops. Jokes. In. Brain.

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general February 18, 2004 posted by

Digital terra firma.

The Digifusion FVRT100 is a PVR with a difference. It can record terrestrial digital programmes, no need for a satellite signal. This propels the PVR into the mass market, and suddenly video recorders could become yesterday’s news faster than you can say ‘instant obsolescence’. [via Tech Digest – like the new masthead dudes, very funky!]

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general February 17, 2004 posted by

Sinfonia.

So apparently the Sinfonia computerized ‘virtual orchestra’ is coming to London. To Les Miserables to be exact. There’ll be trouble down t’mill, you mark my words!

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general February 17, 2004 posted by

Imelda?

I am simply astonished that this company failed to sell its 650,000 pairs of shoes on eBay for $750,000.00. Why only the other day I was bemoaning the fact that my own loafers were looking rather down at heel.

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general February 17, 2004 posted by

‘Ello tosh.

The new Toshiba 32L400V [Babel] television is fully loaded in the sort of way that only a fully loaded TV can be. That is to say, it features Internet access via broadband, iLink (Firewire) for digicam connection, MMC card and Memory Stick slots and..er.. a bushel of speakers. Why do I have the strongest feeling that we’re about to be hit with a tidal wave of this type of ‘intelligent’ digital television any minute now?

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general February 17, 2004 posted by

Information squared.

The Info-Mica [Babel] stores 1 GB of data onto a piece of plastic the size of a postage stamp, using a sort of thin-layer hologram technology. The clever bit is that it can be produced really cheaply using existing DVD mastering equipment.

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