The Ice Sensor Clock. £24.99 ($46.73). Decidedly dodgy tech. Sweeping hands eventually make for lots of debris. Cool looking white clock with an unusual querk…sweep your hand across the face & the readout changes from time..to date.. to temperature..then back to time. It”s magic!Read More
Monthly Archives: May 2005
Better read than red?
Mao’s Little Red Book. $24.95. My my, how times change, eh? The vilified and emotive symbol of a surreal era, now available in an easy to read Chinese/English translation. Bring on the Chow Mein, Mildred. Mao’s favorites. Spark up fiery debates at even the dullest cocktail parties by quoting the inciting words of Mao. Printed in the ’60s in Chinese and English. 590 pg. with over 30 full-color pictures of the infamous chairman.Read More
Tense Log. I don’t know why, just because it looks cool. And nicely designed. Anyway it’s free blog software, so check it rasta! Tense Log is a simple but powerful web log and content management system. It’s highly customizable and easy to use. Whether you’d like to publish a personal log, or allow others to update your web sites without knowing any HTML, Tense Log can make it easier.Read More
Power to the pooch.
The Dog Powered Scooter. Well actually a harness and outrigger that you can attach to any ‘approved’ 2 wheeled vehicle. $240.00 plus shipping. Twin dog accessory an extra $180.00. The cat powered version is on hold while Tiddles takes a nap! Super clever stuff. Simply harness the dog and clip them into the frame and off you go. With just a few outings pulling the scooter the dog quickly learns when to slow (by feeling the braking) and which direction to…Read More
Tickle your fancy.
Tickle. The world’s leading self discovery site? Uh-huh! Tickle offers a comprehensive set of tests, all of which help you leverage your personal and professional relationships, in a fun, useful and familiar environment…Tickle’s methods are built on over 80 years of consumer science research developed at Harvard, Yale, Duke, Northeastern, Washington University in St. Louis, SUNY at Albany, and The University of Kansas. This environment provides a safe place for members to receive deep, rich and meaningful information that connects them…Read More
The Armor 3600 PDA case says tough. It growls waterproof. It screams crushproof. It whispers $99.95. Plus fluorescent yellow, no less. easily use PDA through recessed, clear plastic screen portals for printer, GPS, other cable connections waterproof, dustproof & airtight secure stylus holder on outside of 3600 adjustable Velcro hand strap – easy to use with gloves unconditional lifetime guaranteeRead More
Bali Hai GPS.
The Haicom HI-305N. ‘Tis a GPS receiver, squire. With Compact Flash and mini-1394 interfaces. The clever bit though, is the side loading SD slot. To hold the mapping software for your PDA, see? After the proper driver installed, with the SD memory card inserted, as soon as user plug the Compact Flash interface, there will be a folder created from host device. Beside using it as a complete GPS solution, HI-305N can also be a SD card reader in CF interface. One…Read More
MoMA world clock.
The MoMA World Clock. Simple, elegant, effective. $74.00. This barrel-shaped desk clock has 12 sides, each with the name of two major cities. Altogether, the 24 cities represent the 24 Global Time Zones. To find the local time in another time zone, simply roll the clock so the city representing that time zone is on top.Read More
LED for tea.
The LED Tealight from Kikkerland. Romance at the touch of a button. Looks real from here though, doesn’t it? About $28.00.Read More
The Cable Short Detector look jolly useful. Ex-pecially if you’ve got a short in a cable, I suspect. Otherwise maybe not. Am I blathering? $359.95. Here’s a way to find cable faults with accuracy. No more guessing where the problem might be. Works on virtually all two or more conductor cables. Just attach the two leads to one end of the cable and take your reading. You’ll know in an instant where your problem is. Accuracy is +/- 2…Read More
Conversate. Nice idea. Isn’t this what QuickTopic does though? Conversate gives you your own online discussion space for any topic, with anyone you want to invite. It’s totally free and ideal for talking about articles or websites and for organizing projects and events. Here’s how to get started:Read More
Brainboost. Why do companies make outrageous claims for their products when it’s so easily debunked? This search engine boasts – Brainboost raises the bar on question answering rendering other search engines obsolete…Brainboost renders other search engines obsolete by leapfrogging what can be achieved with natural language processing technologies. Yeah right. I entered three search terms, which came up with pitiful results. The last question was ‘where is the appendix situated?’ The first two results back? On Location in Virginia: Appendix. Appendix –…Read More
Go, you must.
The Gotive Communicator PDA is rugged in a George Clooney kind of way, feature packed like Brad Pitt (e.g. GSM/GPRS. WLAN, Bluetooth), has a Julia Roberts touch screen and can read smart cards, fingerprints, RFID, barcodes and offer GPS navigation. And it’s…er…Slovakian. What more could you ask for? Gotive communicators are primarily designed for use in any application where mobile users need to collect and manage information at the point of activity – outside logistics, transportation, field services, utilities, outside…Read More
The Smart Park system. Moving the parking meter inside the vehicle. Sounds good to me. Smart Park is an In Vehicle Parking Meter (IVPM) device resembling a pocket calculator with a slot for a smart card. The smart card activates Smart Park. SP’s LCD acts both as a user interface for easy motorist operation and as a display for parking enforcement. Motorist selections are keyed into SP’s small keyboard. SP stores the municipal parking parameters, calculates the parking fee,…Read More
The TrafficScope Micro 200. If I was 10,000 feet in the air on a dodgy approach in a sudden downpour, I’d want one of these puppies plugged in next to me. Oh yes I would. Of course if I was flying something too that would help. $299.00. While no collision avoidance device takes the place of proper traffic scanning procedures, Micro is an invaluable tool to alert you to traffic you may not have known was there. You can’t see…Read More