Monthly Archives: April 2005

Gadgets April 4, 2005 posted by

Tape timer.

The Kikkerland Tape Timer. An aluminium kitchen timer that’s elegant, simple and oh so effective. Nice design, eh?

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cool tech April 4, 2005 posted by

Paint and peel.

Maskin Paint and Peel. You want to change the colour of your car on demand? Well this is the stuff you need. Face mask, swag bag, crowbar and safe blowing kit extra.  Maskin comes from mask: it’s about switching identities in virtually no time. But with Maskin, changing the looks of a vehicle with individual designs also means extra protection by a “second skin”…Will the paint come off without difficulties? No leftovers will stick to the car part after the…

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software April 4, 2005 posted by

Sing and sequence.

Digital Ear Real Time. Live analogue to midi converter. Deuced clever technology, old chap. Listen to the demos. $129.95.  Digital Ear can analyze a live or recorded solo performance (e.g. a singing voice, a saxophone solo, or any other musical instrument) and convert it into a standard MIDI file! This file can be played by any synthesizer with a different voice of your choice, or you can import it into your favorite sequencer or notation software…The Real-time edition of Digital…

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general April 3, 2005 posted by


Welcome to the Red Ferret Journal – tantalisingly tasteful, tacky and taut tech trivia. Just noticed the other day (thanks RC) that if you do a Google search for ‘free legal music’, our wiki comes out No 1 from around 29 million pages! That’s pretty cool, no?

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sleaze tech April 1, 2005 posted by

The sneaky cam.

The Secret Camcorder Clock. Hah, the perfect birthday present for one you love. Decorative and yet…..well slimy. $199.95. [Thanks Jerry!]  A motion-activated security video camera recorder is hidden inside a fully functional and discreet LCD clock that sits on a shelf. Play the full-motion AVI digital video files through your computer or laptop using the included USB cable. Built-in 64MB memory records up to 12 minutes of color video (note there is no audio). Expand recording time with available MMC…

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Gadgets April 1, 2005 posted by

Talking bone.

The Talking Bone. $14.99. Give your mutt a present that says ‘ouch, I love ya’ every time he plays with it. And those 10 second messages are guaranteed to puzzle too….  Your dog loves to hear the sound of his master’s voice. So give him a toy that will tell him what he loves to hear, even if you’re not at home! The Talking Bone is a soft chew toy that contains a voice module. You can record your own changeable message. When…

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Fun & Games April 1, 2005 posted by


The Pocket Fami. PSP? Hah! Get sum reel retro Nintendo gaming in ya hand. £54.98 with TV adapter.  Pocket Fami is the latest in handheld gaming, and plays all your favourite NES and Famicom games; an adaptor is included so playing both PAL and NTSC games is no problem! Classic NES titles include Super Mario Bros 1, 2 & 3, Double Dragon, Legend of Zelda and there are hundreds more available. Cartridges can be bought from the internet off websites…

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Gadgets April 1, 2005 posted by

Holy cash cow…

The Batman Voice Recognition Security Safe. Holy caped crusader merchandising. £19.99.  It’s so important to keep all of your secret documents and artifacts safe and secure. With the voice activated safe that can be programmed to open with your own voice this ensures all your property is safe; can be used to store your secret Gothem gadgets; includes 10 different Batman phrases…

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Bizarre April 1, 2005 posted by

Email 2 aliens?

Well it’s either genius, insanity or exploitation, but the Talk to Aliens service is now offering to beam your email message into space. Like, let’s hope that they’re all using Outlook Express out there, right? For just $19.95. The Ferret has composed one. It says, ‘please don’t hurt us, we can’t help being stupid!’  Yes, now you can send an e-mail into the deepest reaches of space! And, for a limited time, we’ll give you a FREE “Certificate of Interstellar…

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Recommended April 1, 2005 posted by

Email mover.

The Trueswitch service. $19.95 gets you an ISP removals company.  TrueSwitch makes changing your Internet Service Provider easy. We copy all your personal data to the new account, notify everyone with the new email address, forward emails sent to your old email address and help you cancel the old account.

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