The Linux Test is just that, a very clever way for anyone to experience Linux on their Windows PC without having to install anything. Just click on the ‘START Linux’ button on this German page and a Linux O/S will start up in a virtual space. OK, so it runs a little slower than normal but it’s a great way to test out the included Open Office applications and Firefox. Very cool. Any chance of an English version folks?Read More
Monthly Archives: October 2004
Bose brings it on.
Bose has a pretty bad rep with audiophiles, but you can’t deny its marketing skillz. The new Lifestyle 48 DVD Home Entertainment System is a good example. But £3,999.00? Whew! [Via the ever groovy Gizmo] ‘Our most advanced Lifestyle DVD system digitally stores and organizes thousands of songs from your CD collection. The uMusic system listens to the music you play and learns your likes and dislikes. You can even rate your favorites—or tag the songs you can live without—at…Read More
Paws for thought.
The Pet Master. £29.95. Feel the love. Or dial it in, whichever comes easier. ‘Alarm reminds you of vet appointments and medication schedules! Store phone numbers of favorite vets, pet-sitters, groomers, pet stores, etc.! Includes a built-in shopping list for pet care! On the road? Find a pet-friendly motel fast! After hours emergency? Get the location and phone number of pet clinics close to you!’Read More
The SL-175 WaterBall Launcher. £24.99. 40 balls of water a minute? Splosh! ‘Squirt guns? Ancient history. Water balloons? Kids’ stuff. Super Soakers? Been there, done that…Just fill this baby up with water, pull back the slide and release, and the launcher will pitch spheres of water towards your target — even at distances of up to 20 feet.’Read More
The Headphone Beanie. Tee-hee. $39.99.Read More
The IT car.
The IT (Innovative Transportation) sedan car. Cruising speed 40 km/hr, 50 km range, 4 seater. Also available for rental at C$149.00 a day. ‘ ITis the way of the future! Fossil fuel engines are expensive to operate and maintain. Not so with IT. This zero-emission electric vehicle has low operating and maintenance expenses!’Read More
Got a couple of minutes? Then watch this hilarious and genius PictureShow QT video, Instant Mess. If it’s not an Apple advert, it really should be, know what I mean?.Read More
Molecular PC audit.
The Belarc Advisor is a superb piece of freeware which itemises your PC down to the tiniest rivet and then displays a report in your browser. WIndows hotfixes, software versions, hardware components. The lot. In delicious delicious detail.Read More
The Gmail Wiki. What it says, snazzy logo and everythang.Read More
Wow, Multimap appears to be playing around with some new technology to overlay detailed street maps on top of aerial photos. Super cool application, although I’m not sure how much use it is in dense urban areas. Not sure how to access it generally either.Read More
The Science Museum Multi Function Traveller. Because you can never cram too much stuff in one tiny box. Never, y’hear me? £24.99. ‘First there’s an FM radio with autoscan tuning. Next a talking clock (with 4 separate alarms and snooze) that speaks the time in a realistic voice. Then it displays ambient temperature in either °F or °C. Next, a calculator is concealed behind the slide-down cover. Then, a Music Mode with a choice of 15 classical melodies. And finally,…Read More
The Ducti Timebomb Watch. There’s a reason that I’d want to wear a duct tape watch on my wrist, right? Because it says something about me? But what? $65.00. ‘The folks at Polyken developed a super strong duct tape just for us that’s stronger, better looking and doesn’t ooze glue out the seams (really, you don’t want glue ooze on your stuff.) This custom “Super” duct tape is ONLY available on Ducti products.’Read More
Airstream SkyDeck. Gaze down superciliously at all the SUV hoi polloi with this rooftop indulgence for just $255,173.00. ‘The SkyDeck’s rooftop patio is perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee, lunch with friends, an evening sunset or sleeping under the stars. With its automatically raising side rails, the rooftop is safe and child friendly, too. Could you use some extra storage space? When not in use, this multi-purpose deck doubles as an additional storage area.’Read More
Adventure Cam H2O. Got a camcorder and a waterproof bag?? Want to take pretty footage of Flipper underwater? You’ve got it. $360.00. ‘What happens underwater when you fart in the bathtub? You can answer that question and more with our Adventure Cam H2O. This is a fully submersible helmet cam that offers our standard plug-and-play design, multiple cable options and extensions, with waterproof connections, so you can be sure to catch all the action – both under and over the…Read More
Pretty cool Japanese report on possible future digital cameras [Babel] from Fuji research boffins. Like this flat, clear model with tiny lens and absolutely no place to stick any memory slot. Funky. [Via RainyDay Magazine – thanks Wan!]Read More