PubSub. Rather interesting new RSS search service. ‘PubSub finds new content as it appears on the internet. Then we deliver that content to anyone who’s expressed an interest in it…PubSub operates by first storing your subscription query, and then watching for new information that matches it. Your query will be checked against every piece of new information passing through our Matching Engine.Today, PubSub reads over 2 million weblogs, more than 50,000 internet newsgroups and all SEC (EDGAR) filings. In the…Read More
Monthly Archives: August 2004
Just to say that I’m now using DeepNet Explorer as my default browser. Why? Inbuilt highlight and find buttons (a la Google cache to help locate search words quickly), inbuilt multi proxy support with instant on and off, keyword addressing (no need to enter in .com etc) and the fact that it is apparently more secure than IE. Plus the other stuff I’ve mentioned before like inbuilt RSS reader and Gnutella. That’s all! ‘Deepnet Explorer is more secure than IE…Read More
DOJ, P2P and reality.
Sigh. It would be really, really helpful if the media would get its facts right and report accurately on stuff relating to the RIAA and P2P. Especially sites like The Register, which are supposed to be a little more trustworthy. This is the end of this public service announcement.Read More
The MF90 Body Fat Blood Pressure Monitor. Who needs a Gucci watch when you can strap on a hospital-on-a-wrist? $74.95. ‘The MF-90 Blood Pressure Monitor will store up to 10 readings – each of body fat and blood pressure for four people. The body fat monitor provides fast accurate BIA (Bio-Impedance Analysis) Body Fat Measurement and calculates BMI (Body Mass Index) – all at clinically proven accuracy. The IQ System assures quick and precise blood pressure readings.’Read More
Ionic Breeze GP.
The Ionic Breeze GP. $199.95. Air purifier with ultraviolet germicidal protection. The Death Star for bugs? ‘The compact, attractive and discreet GP Desktop is specially designed to clean and sanitize the air in the small “personal space” that surrounds you …It combines proven Ionic Breeze® air cleaning technology with a built-in UVC lamp to help kill all kinds of airborne viruses, mold spores and bacteria that enter the unit….Circulates air electronically, with no motor, no fan and no noise.’Read More
The Elvis Alarm Clock. Uh-huh! $29.95. ‘When it’s time to wake up, the doors swing open, lights flash and Elvis’ original recording of “Jailhouse Rock” begins to play. Light-up movie scene adds to the fun.’Read More
Take a memo.
Memocam Plus. A camera, infrared detector and MMC card based all-in-one CCTV. $395.00. ‘A palm sized system, automatically records images on a removable memory card upon Video Motion and Infrared Detection. This sophisticated system is fully connectable to an alarm system, and appears to be a regular motion detector as used in typical alarm system.’Read More
Quick, smart, small.
From the Why-didn’t-they-think-of-this-earlier Dept. The QuickSmartStroller. Aus$99.00. ‘The brand new, Safety 1st QuickSmart Stroller transforms from a three wheel stroller into a compact backpack in a few seconds, making it ideal for busy parents who need to juggle a young child with every day tasks.’Read More
The Brunton Multi-Navigator MNS. $359.00. For those times when you really, really need to know where you are. Including altimeter and StormWatch barometer with 12 hour weather forecast. You listening Ben? ‘The Multi-Navigator is designed so the built-in True-Magnetic Compass can work independently of the GPS receiver function, allowing you to navigate without the assistance of satellites yet update your position when needed. This unique feature allows for amazing battery conservation; giving you weeks worth of battery power rather than…Read More
Fry Fonts. Free fonts.Read More
Signmaker. A little…ahem…diversion on a Friday.Read More
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice the rather funny juxtaposition of BBC headline stories yesterday? Story 1 – ‘Messy Homes cause messy minds’ – ‘Growing up in a chaotic home may be bad for children’s minds, a study suggests.’ Story 2 – ‘Clean houses ‘may trigger asthma’. – ‘Parents striving to keep a spotless house may unwittingly be triggering asthma in their children, a study says.’ I love the media, really I do.Read More
The new range of Philips teeny digital cameras look like fun. Like this DMVC300. €49.00.Read More
1st class travel.
1st Class Sleeper. Your bed in the clouds. Airline pilot Bob Duncan reckoned he could make flying a more pleasurable experience, and so invented this inflatable pillow. I want one. $49.95. Check out the Quicktime video too! ‘With just 10 to 11 deep breaths of air (about 10% of total capacity) you will be supported from just below your belt-line to the top of your head. Your head can never “flop” over. It can only move as if you were…Read More
Pods. May sound like something out of a bad science fiction B movie, but they actually look like quite a cool way of moving stuff around and storing it. From the blurb anyway. ‘With Pods you can pack at your leisure and never have to worry about time constraints or deadlines…We’ll deliver a weather resistant Pod to your home or business…When you’re ready for your Pod to be moved, just let us know. We’ll deliver it across town or across…Read More