Monthly Archives: April 2005

Gadgets April 29, 2005 posted by

LED phone.

The Mobile Torch LED. You’ve got a phone, right? But you’re not satisfied, you’re greedy, you want more. You want a flashlight too, right? OK, well here you are. Enjoy! And stop flashing it in my eyes like that you degenerate. $8.00.  Two LED lights torch for mobile phone or PDA The mobile torch can be attached to the back of your mobile Two LED lights give sufficient light to show you the way Only 5mm thick

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Gadgets April 29, 2005 posted by

Talking talking.

The 5X Talking Timer. Not just a timer that talks, but one that provides alerts in your voice for five different events. Boggle. No, no, scratch that. Double boggle. $24.99. ($24.99 $24.99 $24.99 $24.99)  In today’s busy world, multitasking has become a way of life. Whether it’s set to turn off a sprinkler or take dinner out of the oven, a timer can be a handy device to remind you when a task is complete…The 5X Talking Timer lets you…

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hardware April 29, 2005 posted by

Wireless cinema.

The LTB WR-SR1P wireless 5.1 headphones. Are these guys allowed to do this? Isn’t there a law against making wireless sound sound headphones? Should be, ‘cause it doesn’t seem right somehow. Against the laws of nature. Mutter.  The LTB WR-SR1P Cinema Wireless 5.1 Six-channel one piece Headphone system is truly “home theater” you can move with. It is a true 5.1 six-channel surround sound wireless headphone system with reciever right in the headset. The Cinema 1 headset 1 piece design is…

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Awesome April 29, 2005 posted by

Atlas of the Human Journey.

I admit it, I’m a closet anthropologist. Yep, I know exactly where my wardrobe came from. That’s why I lurve this stunning NatGeo Atlas of the Human Journey. Man’s migration over time. From Africa to Abercrombie & Fitch – just de-lovely.  When humans first ventured out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, they left genetic footprints still visible today. By mapping the appearance and frequency of genetic markers in modern peoples, we create a picture of when and where ancient humans moved around…

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huh..? April 29, 2005 posted by


The Can-you fit-any-more-stuff-in-your-car-Mister? Honda Acura. Man, I’d love to see the size of the battery in this thing!  Gunn’s design features a total of 28 video monitors, including the centerpiece Chicago in-dash fold out monitor/DVD player. Source components for the system also include three standalone Blaupunkt DVD players, an integrated TravelPilot navigation system, and America SIRIUS satellite radio receiver, an under-dash Sony Playstation 2, and two rearview cameras located in the eyes of the motorized Optimus Prime robot in the trunk.

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heh heh! April 29, 2005 posted by

Woop Woop.

Help Woop Woop the bear travel the world.  Conditions of bidding are that you are nice and loving. You will help keep Woop Woop safe for Kylie. Write at least 1 postcard and 1 email to send back to his home in to the UK, take him to as many interesting places as possible (he likes adventure & socialising). Oh, and if you know anyone famous Woop Woop would love to meet them as he is a bit of a luvy….

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software April 29, 2005 posted by

Off road frolics.

Outdoor Navigator. $19.95. Don’t let your navigation software confine you to the I-95 on gridlock Fridays.  Use this PocketPC/Palm program to work your way cross country instead. 58,000 off road maps? Hah, you’re bound to get home quicker.   # Perfect for casual day-hikers or serious backpackers, or for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. # Explore new wilderness areas with self reliance and freedom — know where you are and how to return. # Outdoor Navigator helps you travel worry-free through unmarked terrain without fear of…

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announcement April 28, 2005 posted by


OK, I think it’s all cool, the site seems to be working fine again. We’re going to keep monitoring and hope that things stay happy. Take it easy, all!

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cool tech April 28, 2005 posted by

Nokia returns.

The Nokia N91. The beginning of the N, eh? Hmm, smart stuff Mr Marketing Makkinnen. Regular readers will remember that the Ferret tends not to comment on vanilla device launches unless there’s something special about them, but this one may well fit the bill…

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Fun & Games April 28, 2005 posted by

Pinball wizard.

The Galaxy Wireless Pinball game. $59.95 buys a hang on the wall, remote control pinball machine. That’s right, on the wall. Strangeness.  Enjoy a real arcade-style game with Galaxy Pinball hanging on your wall. Features a full-function wireless RF remote that allows you to sit on a chair, bed or floor and control the flippers from up to 30 feet away! With electronic scorekeeping, Galaxy Pinball provides hours of fun for a solo player or action-packed competition against one other.

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Bizarre April 28, 2005 posted by

Talk show radio.

How interesting to you would a Talking Radio be? One where a little character on the front mouthed all the audio you heard? Would it be interesting? Would it? Hmm…suppose it might make Avril Lavigne slightly more palatable. But then again…

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software April 28, 2005 posted by

Photo phun.

Imagener. Photo enlargement software. Does this stuff work, I wonder?  Enlarges digital images without pixelation and virtually no loss of image quality…Revolutionary technology surpasses all photo software programs including Photoshop!

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huh..? April 28, 2005 posted by

It never rains…

Aaargh, they’re going to launch vending machines that beam the sound of a Coke being poured as you pass them. Using Hypersonic tech. Yeuch. Only planned for Tokyo at the moment thankfully, so let’s hope someone bans it before it arrives here. [via the refreshingly cool Ringtonia]

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Bookmark This! April 28, 2005 posted by


Wondir. Ask a question, any question. And it may be answered. Or not. Or answer a question yourself and help someone out. It’s all free. Some of the questions can be surprisingly heart wrenching, though, so be warned. Very clever idea, by the way.  Wondir is an organization with a simple mission: eliminate the barriers between questions and answers. Wondir is building a new and different kind of information service, Wondir, to connect people who have information needs with the…

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Gadgets April 28, 2005 posted by

AeroBase mat.

The AeroBase Flashing LED Mouse Mat with cellphone alert. Whatever happened to the good old days when mouse mats were flat grey lumpen pieces of tatty rubber? Flashing? Blinking? Alerting? Sheesh! $17.99.  The AeroBase is much more then your standard light up mouse pad. With 11 blue LEDs, which can flash in 15 coordinated sequences, the AeroBase sets the par for lighted pads. In addition, the AeroBase is sensitive to the electric signals in your cell phone, so when your…

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