The Strangerhood. A soap opera set and performed within the Sims 2 computer game? Too weird. The Strangerhood began in the summer of 2004 when Burnie Burns and the rest of the Rooster Teeth Productions crew realized that they would not be satisfied until they spent every single free second making some kind of internet cartoon. They scanned the horizon for the latest and greatest new games, and settled on the obvious choice – The Sims 2.Read More
Monthly Archives: January 2005
FaceAnalyzer. ‘The Only Automated Face Reader in the World.’ When instructions are followed carefully (straight on picture, expressionless face, even lighting), the Race Analysis describes what racial features are inherent in your face, not necessarily what race you are. Generally, people of a particular race will have racial features from many races. That means if you are east indian, you may have eastern european features, and vice versa. Your race analysis will reflect this.Read More
Get yer skates on!
Custom Ice Rinks. Really really cool tech! How many times have you looked out at your yard after a sub zero cold snap and wished that you could have a quick game of pick up on your frozen pool liner? Or even dreamed of having just ten more feet beside your pool for you and the kids to have the ability to make your own rink. Well now you can stop dreaming! With the Custom Ice Pool Rink, you can have your…Read More
The Death of Internet Explorer.
The Ferret’s current web browser share. No comment!Read More
The Airbus A380 is a big plane. Very very big. Ridiculously, ‘how will it ever get off the ground?’ big. And golly, they’re on sale on eBay already? Isn’t Google wonderful?Read More
Health Buddy. The home as hospital. The future of health care? Discuss. The Health Buddy 2 is the cornerstone of the Health Buddy system, which integrates home health monitoring technology with clinical information databases, Internet-enabled decision support tools, health management programs and content development tools. The Health Buddy system addresses more than 45 disease states and engages in dialogue with patients that allow health care providers to identify those at risk and provide care that can prevent hospital admissions.Read More
The Pug Vault. RAID data mirroring, Web interface admin, remote access file sharing, Mac, PC and Linux compatible. $699.00. Sounds like a product. The Pug Vault is a server appliance that allows you to share files across a network. The difference between Pug Vault and other devices is that Pug uses the power of RAID technology to continually keep a secondary copy of your data. Through RAID technology, your data is copied to both your hard drive and raid drive simultaneously….Read More
The USB Fan/Clock Radio. It’s a radio, see. No wait, it’s a fan. No stop, it’s a USB peripheral. $11.95. If you have a warm workspace, you know how uncomfortable it can be – here is the solution. This desktop unit has an alarm clock and FM scan radio, but the biggest feature by far is the slide-out fan. Just plug this clock into your computer’s USB port, slide the main face over and with the flick of a switch…Read More
Talk to the digit, the face ain’t…
The Talking Timer. The world’s first deliberately annoying gadget? $19.99. The trouble with ordinary clocks and timers is that unless they’re in your line of sight, you never know how much time is left before the alarm rings. But that’s not so with the Talking Timer, a revolutionary device that announces how much time is left, eliminating the need to visually check for yourself. Using a pleasant, human voice, the talking timer announces the remaining time every hour, every ten…Read More
Studio to Go.
Studio to go. Take one bootable Linux CD or USB flashdrive and load up a bunch of audio recording and editing tools (including Rosegarden and Audacity). Package it all up nicely as a complete music studio product with 30 days email support for £49.99. Profit! Studio to Go! is a CD-ROM of integrated music software that runs direct from your CD/DVD drive when your boot your computer. This CD-ROM is designed to run on any 32-bit Windows-compatible PC and to configure…Read More
Operation BlueSleuth. Got Bluetooth phone? Wanna play? SpyLegend.com, the Online Reality Game that pits you against your real-life friends, has launched Operation: BlueSleuth. This mission, designed for you and two other agents also equipped with Bluetooth devices, consists of carrying out covert operations in a suburban environment. Objectives include successfully transferring a passcode between two agents and transmitting the details of a false identity to a fellow agent. During this mission, a counter-spy will be deployed to attempt to sabotage…Read More
The Gumball PC. The Mac mini? Pah! The total build time for this project was just under two weeks, at about 1-2 hours per evening. This includes down time waiting for paint to dry, hanging out at the local watering hole with friends, playing on the weekends and the five weeks (the entire month of November) when suddenly I no longer had “too much time on my hands” due to downsizing at that four-letter place, work.Read More
Mapr. Maps + photos via Flickr = Mapr. Pretty cool way of looking at the world (OK, so the US only at the moment) via everyday snapshots taken by the public. It’s still beta, as can be seen from the fact that a photo from Richmond Park here in London has been wrongly attributed to a town called Deer in Arkansas. Oh well, I’m sure it’ll get better. Mappr is an interactive environment for exploring place, based on the photos people take. By adding…Read More
The Generator Blog.
The Generator Blog. A blog about online generators (you know, like ‘what animal are you’, or the ‘corpspeak generator’). Well just take a look, you’ll get the idea. Reggae Name Generator. Irieness, dis page allows de I fi get a real reggae name, like so many of de artists dem deh dat I&I all admire so, by which all de bredren and sistren dem gwaan fi know de I. A righteous name will be bestowed pon de I, together…Read More
Deal News. The ultimate 21st century consumption site, complete with a scary array of shopaholic tech tools like RSS, WAP and email alert delivery of breaking bargains. It’s all there, just add cash. The basement is definitely the best location though (e.g. check out these refurbished RCA wireless headphones for $17.95!)Read More