So I don’t quite get this. The Buzz Off! range of clothing comes impregnated with an anti bug formula to repel insects, but it only lasts for 25 washes? Doesn’t sound very useful, unless you decide not to wash your togs very often. ‘Thanks to the patent-pending BUZZ OFF Insect Shield™ process, this clothing has proven to be extremely effective against mosquitoes, ticks and other annoying and potentially disease-carrying insects…BUZZ OFF™ apparel provides effective protection from insects through 25 washings.’Read More
Monthly Archives: May 2004
Friendeavor. ‘Welcome to Friendeavor.com, a site which allows you to connect with other people in your area who share the same interests as you.’Read More
One of the big hassles with Windows XP is when it loses the ability to auto play. You know, when the option box which pops up automatically when you plug in a digicam, flash memory drive, CD or other removable drive stops working? Well if that happens to you, try downloading the Microsoft AutoPlay Repair Wizard. And mirrored here. ‘The Microsoft AutoPlay Repair Wizard scans your computer devices to find defective AutoPlay settings, and attempts to fix those it finds.’Read More
Just stumbled across the Print-Me service and it’s quite cool (Adobe now include it in Acrobat as standard). It basically lets you print on demand from any PDA, smartphone, laptop etc, to any printer on their list of international devices. Mostly US at the moment of course, but there are locations in Europe, UK, Scandinavia, Singapore and more too. Not quite sure about the pricing models (the site isn’t too forthcoming on the Basic plan). Two main uses I suppose…Read More
Assista me now.
The new Assista Super Lithium [Babel] is an electric assist bike which comes with some pretty fancy specs. Max range 74 km from a single 4 hour charge, super bright LED headlights, tyre air pressure warning valves, integral steering and wheel lock system and automatic rear light activation when it gets dark. They clearly take their bike tech very very seriously over in Japan.Read More
Hail the Maestro.
The Maestro XP card. Clever little hard disk imaging card. 10 second plug and play install, multiple disk support, user configurable restore (weekly etc) if wanted. The end of worries over viruses, disk crashes and O/S woes. ‘There are some traditional ways to recover the contents of your HDD by backing up your data to floppy disk or CD…Another way is using dedicated software like Ghost. But it still requires to copy your programs and data to CD and bootable…Read More
Absolutely no idea what this is – stumbled across it on the Exilim site – but it looks like some sort of Nintendo powered controller [Babel] for robot tech. How’s it going to be used? Beats us. We just report ’em, you get to figure it out.Read More
Why are there no left handed digital cameras? Isn’t that a tad unfair? All we could find was this left handed – well actually dual control – Fuji 35mm film camera. ‘This unique camera has 2 shutter release buttons, one on either side so it can be used comfortably with the left or right hand.’ You can, however, pick up a left handed watch for a mere £18.95.Read More
QualiEye ‘is a software solution aimed to replace [sic] the computer mouse and give hands free access to your PC. The cursor on the screen is controlled by simple head mouvements [sic]. All you need is a standard USB Webcam….User is completely free and independent: no dots or headgear is required!…’Read More
Sony’s FourthView 360 degree panorama technology for video, seems to be a tech in search of an application. The company is hawking it around as a new gaming platform, but the only stuff that appears to be available is some rather dubious ‘glamour’ material on DVD for the PS2. It looks quite impressive though – you can pan, zoom, freeze etc the video stream as you want, which of course makes for very interesting interactivity way beyond multiple camera angles….Read More
The ”Worlds Number One DJ’- DJ Tiësto will broadcast his concert today from the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam – live to cellular phones. Apparently it’s the first ever live GPRS rock concert broadcast to Real Player enabled handsets. Can’t you just feel the love? ‘A-Stream is worldwide the only company that is able to produce a beautiful, smooth stream at low bandwidth by using a proprietary compression technology (16 kbps video, 6 kbps sound on GPRS). The live concert…Read More
It’s a car powered by a Patton tank engine. It belongs to Jay Leno. ‘Nuff said?Read More
@Start – ‘Create a customizable home (start) page for your Internet Explorer browser that is truly yours for free! Since @Start resides locally on your computer, unlike many web pages it loads instantly regardless of the speed of your connection.’Read More
Aver TV Box 9.
The Aver TV Box 9 converts your LCD monitor into a television. You can also plug your Xbox, PS2 or Gamecube console into it and instantly benefit from ‘progressive scan…3:2 PullDown…and 3D-Motion Adaptive De-Interlace’ for super sharp gameplay. Or something. $179.99. Is there some connection here with Plan 9 From Outer….oh fergedit.Read More
The Sapphire GPS Mouse is very cute. So very very cute. ‘Sapphire represents the best ingenious GPS technology. It is easy to connect to a notebook PC, and work [sic] with any map or navigation software. Sapphire helps you to monitor one or multiple objects and perform personal and vehicle navigation….Sapphire can be placed on the dash board of any kind of vehicle, and with the necessary fixture accessories.’Read More