Accoona. Super target your search. Yes, yes, it’s yet another search engine. But what can we do, you know we love ‘em. Even if they don’t always cough perform as well as The G. Accoona gives you the ability to use Artificial Intelligence technology to “SuperTarget” your searches. “SuperTarget” is the term used by Accoona to describe the search features that enable searchers to highlight specific terms within the search query. The ability to “SuperTarget” a search is valuable to all Internet…Read More
Monthly Archives: December 2004
Brian Lawler decided he needed a teleprompter. So he built one. Using a laptop, Adobe InDesign and some scrap wood. Now that’s creative.Read More
Apparently this – Symbolics.com – is the oldest registered .com domain. March1985. Interesting site, isn’t it? Is this somehow ahem symbolic? Full list here.Read More
S.N.I.U. of P2P.
Ari Friedman has set up a website (soon to be a wiki?) to document the Substantial, Non-Infringing Uses of P2P networks, and present the truth about how useful this technology is, irrespective of what the music industry would have us believe. He put out a call for contributions and so the Ferret did a search n’trawl through all the ones we’ve found over the past few years and came up with this list of 16 15 which we have sent to him. Fascinating. Also…Read More
The Philips ProntoPro NG universal remote control. Oooh, lookit all dem fancy button icons. And me just a simple country boy. $999.99 or less. PC software to design your own remote, Create macros that perform multiple commands with one button, 64K TFT color LCD screen for extensive graphical capabilities, 16 MB* of memory to enable creation of large custom configuration filesRead More
Wipe and shine.
These are definitely the bestest windshield wiper sunglasses the Ferret has ever seen. Eh ?OK, perhaps the only ones we’ve ever seen. But with built in headlights? Oh joy, be part of our life once more. $70.00. Using a single Double A battery in each of the side pieces, this pair of sunglasses really takes the cake. An On/Off switch on the side turns on both the wipers and the headlights at the same time. While the wipers glide smoothly across the heart shape…Read More
The Aquarium Phone. $59.00. Just perfect for calls to your crabby relatives over the holidays! The base of the phone is filled with water, green “seaweed” and fish! When you lift up the handset, blue light illuminates the touchtone dial panel.Read More
Did I? Did I not?
Memory Key. Can’t remember whether you locked the front door or not? You need this, oh person of distracted attention. $17.99. Can’t remember if you locked your front door this morning? Let the Memory Key remind you! Just clamp the Memory Key housing over your existing house key and place the small marker on your door lock. Now every time you lock or unlock the door, the Memory Key will recognize it and store that information in its memory. So the next…Read More
This week is mobile phone software week here on the Ferret. So without further ado, Kablog for Java, Symbian and Palm. $19.99. KABLOG is a tool for mobile phones and PDAs that allows you to post photos and blog entries to blog servers and services such as TypePad, Movable Type, Blogger, B2, Blog-City, UserLand (Radio), Roller, SnipSnap, and other blog servers that support either the simple blogger xmlrpc interface or the extended metaWeblog interface.Read More
Stepz. Turn your mobile phone into a pedometer. Clever, clever, Java, clever. $4.99. Stepz is a full-featured pedometer program. Use it during your walking/jogging exercise to keep track of time, distance traveled, energy consumed and current and average speed.Read More
Compass. Turn your handset into a compass. $1.95. Might be a bit problematical here in super sunny London though, methinks! Finding the north has never been that easy: just point your mobile phone to the sun, and the arrow on the screen will show you where the north is! This application calculates the north relative to the sun position depending on the mobile”s clock time.Read More
Well it had to come. The WiFi heart monitor. Well OK, perhaps not WiFi, but certainly wireless. Six Billion Dollar Man kind of spooky, eh? One day some male nurse in Bangalore will probably know when we’re about to keel over and kick the fish before we do. A revolutionary Personal Health Status Monitor for early detection of life threatening cardiac rhythms is just one of the exciting new medical devices set to revolutionise health care…The device’s body-worn sensors wirelessly communicate the health…Read More
So another day, another miracle cure. Rimonabant. Not only does this simply amaaazing product help you lose weight, but also stop smoking, protect your heart and probably foster world peace. Stunning. There are nerve receptors that exist in the brain and fat cells. These receptors tell the body to overeat (and intake nicotine). Rimonabant blocks the signals these receptors give out – it stops them from telling us to overeat. Overeaters and addicted smokers have very active receptors of this…Read More
My Virtual Band.
My Virtual Band. Well, it’s clearly the future isn’t it? In one way or another. Do you have a killer guitar riff but can’t sing to save your life? Do you dream of playing in a band but can’t find the time? If so, this is the place for you. MyVirtualBand.com is on a mission to bring together “virtual bands” comprised of musicians and recording hobbyists from all over the world to collaborate on the writing and recording of music…Read More
Learn to draw.
Michael Erickson wants to teach us how to draw stuff. Yes Please Michael! [Update:…and indeed why not check out Betty Edwards’ site and theories too? Thanks L!] I propose to teach you the visual alphabet, and some grammar and syntax, so you CAN begin to use visual communication-in your work, your studies and in your life. The following material is my approach in a nutshell, to teaching people to draw. It is a series of concepts and ideas that when…Read More