Monthly Archives: June 2005

Gadgets June 9, 2005 posted by

The age of empire.

Dude, if you’re going to invest in a decent CD/DVD rack, make it worthwhile eh? The Empire holds 122 discs and lights up. Yes yes, you’re welcome, just remember that we work jolly hard to bring you this stuff.  CD rack for 122 units (50 CDs can be placed in the structure of the facade through the use of the swivel doors and the rest can be stored in the drawer in the pedestal.)…Seven halogen spotlights give the building a lively…

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Gadgets June 9, 2005 posted by

Joe’s BBQ.

Oddly enough, Joe’s BBQ Smoker appears to be German. Very German. From €1250.00.  Joe´s Barbeque Smoker werden vor dem Lackieren in eigener Anlage sandgestrahlt, um alle Verunreinigungen zu entfernen und eine optimale Farbhaftung zu gew√§hrleisten.

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Gadgets June 9, 2005 posted by

Insectasoid.

Japanese Insect Cage Galleries. £9.99 for some cutesy twilight chirrups. Now that’s progress!  Each cage has a tiny little insect in it (not a real one, of course), and when you turn on the mini light, it’s bathed in an evening glow and begins to chirrup exactly like the insect would in the wild. Kick off your shoes, turn down the lights and turn up the heating, and you could be lying under the stars on a hot summer night…

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Recommended June 9, 2005 posted by

Lyric Find.

LyricFind. They’re back, they’re legal and they want to serve you some song lyrics. Strangely enough, the full text search hasn’t been ported properly, so you can only access it here.  Search over 130,000 lyrics. LyricFind’s Search Integration Service puts lyric searching wherever you want it. Our back-end service provides you with a customized interface to give you the exact results you need. Through XML, SOAP, or any other delivery method, we offer: * Full-text lyrics searching * Scattered words…

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Gadgets June 8, 2005 posted by

Talk to your email.

The DV8 Voice Email Recorder. $110.00.  Plug it in to your PC and It’s ready to go. DV8 is the perfect Plug and Play Voice Email System! A system that can save you time typing out emails and meetings minutes. Easily record, transfer and keep meeting and class archives in your computer for future reference….Can’t be there?. Say it, Transfer it to your computer and Send it! It’s that simple! Universal, easy to use, DV8 Datexx Software allows you to…

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Gadgets June 8, 2005 posted by

Choc chip tech.

The Panasonic BH941P Ice Cream Maker. Technology and cordless convenience for ice-cream fetishists. Now you don’t have to pre-freeze the bucket, and in fact it looks like you make the stuff inside the freezer itself. Yummy, cool…[ahem – Ed]. £34.99.  With advanced microprocessor technology, our Ice Cream Maker creates smooth and creamy ice cream right in your freezer. The microprocessor automatically monitors the consistency of the ice cream as it hardens, mixing it when needed. It does all the work…

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Bookmark This! June 8, 2005 posted by

Frequent flyer.

Flat Seats. Customer reviews of the best and worse in premium quality aircraft seating. Kind of groovy indeed, and just what long haul travellers need in order to make informed choices. The Ferret’s recent experience? Boeing Connexion broadband WiFi at 35,000 feet? Works. Brilliantly. $29.95 for a whole flight or $9.95 per hour. Powered seat essential though, obviously. Oh and the new seat back entertainment systems on Lufthansa use Windows CE, which could explain why they seem to work rather poorly. The…

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hardware June 8, 2005 posted by

The Patient Monitor.

The Philips IntelliVue MP20 Patient Monitor. It’s come to something when a piece of medical equipment looks good enough to play games on, eh? Bet the price is no fun fest though. Anyway enough of that. Lithium Ion battery pack (5 hours), 10.4” SVGA screen, integrated recorder. Handles ECG, blood pressure, respiration, temperature and other stuff this Ferret doesn’t want to know about. Be cool to carry one of these around with you all day though, wouldn’t it? Just to…like…make…

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hardware June 7, 2005 posted by

Tiger tiger, burning bright.

The Tiger SideCar PlusFour. You’ve got to be seriously addicted to your work rate to want this sitting on your desktop connected to your laptop. That’s all we’ve got to say. No really, that’s all we’ve got to say. $1999.00.  # Enables notebooks to support up to four additional monitors # Compatible with most Windows XP/2000 notebooks # Stable, fast Matrox G450 MMS graphics certified for professional workstation applications  # Supports standard analog computer monitors up to 2048-by-1536 resolution, and digital DVI monitors…

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Gadgets June 7, 2005 posted by

Lipstick MP3.

The Lipstick MP3 player. Voice recorder, FM radio, playback speed control and plug and play. But what you really want to know is that it’s shaped like a lipstick holder? Don’t you?

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future tech June 7, 2005 posted by

World’s fastest inkjet printer?

The Brother Industries high speed inkjet printer in prototype form. Codenamed Cobra, this little puppy can spit out any size of print output at around 170 pages per minute. OK, you want me to back up and repeat that? Any size of printed inkjet paper output at 170 pages every sixty seconds. Demonstrated for the first time ever last week at a Brother press seminar. How are they doing it?  Well….

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huh..? June 7, 2005 posted by

Mule maker.

The Dog Backpack. I mean, what’s the point of owning that there animule, if’n ya cain’t use it fer haulin’ vittals an’ stuff? $4.99.  Now your “best friend” can carry his own load. This handy doggie backpack features 2 large zippered pockets and 4 smaller pockets to hold treats, water and all the things your pet needs. Lightweight, durable nylon with quick-release latches.

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Mobile Tech June 7, 2005 posted by

Moible desktop.

Remote Desktop for Mobiles. Looks like a clever Java VPN which lets you access a remote computer via your mobile phone. Betcha you won’t enjoy navigating Windows XP on a teeny tiny screen though, so maybe this is one for next generation handsets with beefier processors, larger screens et al? $29.99.   The Remote Desktop for Mobiles is a software designed for GSM mobile phones which support GPRS services and can be executing a Java (J2ME) applications. This software provides access to…

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nice idea... June 7, 2005 posted by

Dropcash.

Dropcash. A quick and dirty way to set up a fundraiser program. It looks neat, although you do need to set up a TypeKey account first. Oh, and there’s a blog too. But the super cool thing is the API, which has spawned things like the Dropcash Badge so you can promote your fundraiser on your website. Time for a ‘Ferrets Need Haagen Dazs’ campaign, perhaps?   Dropcash lets you set up a page so everyone can follow your progress as you near your goal…Once…

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