BitTorrent + RSS = TiVo ? Now here’s interesting. Scott Raymond posits the idea that by combining RSS feeds with BitTorrent sites holding television shows, you could set up a TiVo ‘season pass’ service on your personal computer without needing to own a TV. The really fascinating thing is that this could benefit the content owners as well. [via PVRBlog] ‘I want RSS feeds of BitTorrent files. A script would periodically check the feed for new items, and use them…Read More
Monthly Archives: March 2004
Panny DVD cam.
Panasonic has announced its VDR-M70K [Babel] camcorder, which records directly onto 8cm DVD RAM discs. Still not convinced that this is a form of technology that will go anywhere, but what do I know?Read More
Free mobile calls?
Irish company Alatto has come up with a product called VConnect which ‘replaces the “bring, bring” (or “brrrrrrrng”) sound heard before the call connects with a wide range of content types including music, celebrity audio, or movie clips, self recorded messages, sound effects, practical jokes etc.’ The system has already generated around $100m of revenue in Korea for the service provider which offered it, as customers chose to listen to pop tunes or whatever instead of their conventional ring-tones. [via…Read More
Motorola 3Gd again.
Motorola has just launched its latest 3G handset – the A925 – onto the UK market. Dimensions make it look a tad clunky, but it certainly packs in the feaures – triband, SD card slot, Bluetooth, digital camera, MP3 player, handwriting recognition and a nice crisp 65,000 colour touch screen display. Corporate blurb here. I also like the idea of integrated Assisted GPS to help locate the nearest Starbucks.Read More
Power puff pads.
Electrovaya’s PowerPad external notebook batteries look as though they could be quite useful, offering up to 16 hours of extra life for your laptop. Prices from $249.00.Read More
Lucy in the sky…
Everyone’s talking about the new Nuvo [Japanese] robot, but I suspect that it’s devices like Lucy here that will really deliver the most benefit to the robot/android world of the future. From the Creatures people? ‘The aim is for me to learn like a baby – figuring out for myself what my arms are for, where they start and end, how my voice works, how to get their attention when I need something. Other robots build cars or learn to…Read More
Wood he, could he?
There are wood carvers and then there’s Livio De Marchi. Uh..there’s also cheesy music, but we won’t hold that against him, will we?Read More
The 3rd in our series of slimy ways to use your mobile phone. Spy for Series 60. ‘Have you ever wondered what is happening in your house or at your working place while you’re away. “Spy!” for Series 60 will turn your mobile phone into a sophisticated surveillance device…Listen to what is happening in the room from another phone – Set up a phone number from which Spy! will be allowed recieve [sic] calls, set up the time after which…Read More
A fascinating time lapse photo animation of a woman ageing over 69 years.Read More
This Nature article looks at new research which can generate electricity from household wastewater. ‘They have shown that electricity can be generated from domestic wastewater, which is full of organic matter from cooking, cleaning or sewage…’Read More
TushyClean. ‘the easiest, fastest, most economical way to add a high quality bidet to your toilet. Don’t live another day missing the soothing sensation of a bidet!’Read More
MyPetFat. Erm…words cannot express… ‘mypetfat isn�t another diet, a new exotic weight-loss supplement, or the latest exercise craze. It�s the one and only thing that I�ve found that can create immediate, life changing and life long results�. your thinking.’Read More
Researching the impulses that make us buy things. By examining our brain cells. Literally.Read More
Hmmm…is all this fishing technology really…er…sporting? The Smartcast fishfinder. ‘Just attach the Remote Sonar Sensor� to your line and cast. Then watch as it wirelessly transmits real-time views of fish, bottom, and structure right to the convenient wrist mount display.’Read More
Don’t miss it.
The Don’t Miss A Sec mirrored toilet is actually a fully functioning exhibit of the Tate Britain Museum in London, placed outside for the public to use. Now that’s what I call spooky. ‘An art exhibit of a usable toilet enclosed in a cube of one-way glass is seen across the road from London’s Tate Britain Museum. The person inside the outhouse can see passersby while remaining invisible to them.’Read More