Monthly Archives: December 2005

Gadgets December 12, 2005 posted by

Covert cell phone chat.

Covert Cell Phone Chat. Stick the teeny earpiece in yer lug-hole, hook up the unit to your mobile phone and bingo, you’ve got a real secret squirrel FBI type covert chat system set up, just like real spooks. “I have the suspect under surveillance now, over.” £249.00.  This is one of the best covert communications systems that we have ever put together! The neckloop can be worn under your clothing and the wireless induction earpiece is so small it is…

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Free Software December 12, 2005 posted by

ePost P2P email system.

ePost. A P2P email system without servers. Compatible with conventional email clients like Outlook Express, encrypted for extra security and rather free. Super interesting stuff!  ePOST works by storing data on all participant desktops. This means that you desktop is storing some of your mail, but mail for a number of other users, too. All of the data in encrypted, however, which prevents other users from reading your mail, and vice-versa. In order to survive a failure by a participating…

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reprise December 11, 2005 posted by

Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Ferrety posts from the past week for anyone who missed them. Enjoy. The Teddyphone. – The Teddyphone. The world’s first ever… The Body Motion Music Machine. – The Body Motion Music Machine. Take one… TV Watch. – The TV Watch. Hmm…it looks as though they’ve… Sumo Robot Kit. – The Sumo Robot Kit. Designed to crush, mutilate… USB 5.1 audio Adapter. – And now, ladies and gennlemen, the teeny tiny… SightSpeed. – SightSpeed. PC and…

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leisure links December 10, 2005 posted by

Link-o-Matic – Hot drink heaven and more…

Braun Tassimo – coffee, tea, chocolate, it’s your call!  Veoh Networks – Internet television via very large downloads  Create your own man caricature – online fun  Tweezers + magnifying lens = genius!  Design – how the eBay front page should look (scroll down)  SlashX – free Windows dual pane file manager  Final Builds – home to Quicktime Alt and other great utilities  Instant Music USB – analogue to digital recording box  The Diet Plate – portion control makes for skinny. Maybe  SurveyMonkey…

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Gadgets December 9, 2005 posted by

R/C Wall Climbing Humvee.

The Radio Controlled Wall Climbing Humvee. They’re calling it Zero Gravity, and guess what? It ain’t. Uses super power ground force suction to clamp itself to the wall instead, so maybe it doubles up as a vacuum cleaner? Nah? Oh well. $79.96. [Thanks Creaza].  Drive this remote-controlled HUMVEE to the base of any wall and this intrepid machine climbs right up! A conveyor-belt of wheels combines with an incredibly powerful fan that pulls air through front and rear vents to…

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hardware December 9, 2005 posted by

Alpha Shield Firewall

The Alpha Shield Firewall. Home firewalls get all hard ware on us. A one minute setup will prevent nasty stuff attacking your innocent computer. It also uses ‘stealth’ technology to remove $99.99 from your wallet.  It is a stand-alone external hardware device that utilizes cutting edge technology to stop hackers and network attacks before they can access your computer. AlphaShield Home Edition monitors all inbound and outbound data transmissions between your computer and the outside world. It does all this seamlessly,…

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diy December 9, 2005 posted by

Make your own scratchcards.

The Bandai Pripy Pripy Tape. Make your own scratchcards with this roll on metallic tape. Think of the opportunities to swizzle old Aunt Agatha’s fortune out of her grasping hands. Boggle. Around $4.00 a pack.

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Gadgets December 9, 2005 posted by

Dress-a-Vac.

Dress-a-Vac. Doll covers for upright vacuum cleaners? The sound you can hear is Harry H. Hoover spinning, cyclone-like, in his grave. $14.99.  Doll up your upright vacuum with whimsical covers. Handcrafted with plush heads and hands. Keep your vacuum handy and hidden, free up room in closets. Dress is made of polyester/cotton. Imported.

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Gadgets December 9, 2005 posted by

Pack-a-Cone.

Pack-a-Cone. Like, you know, there’s not quite enough traffic cones littering our streets already. We need more. Yep, and they should be flashing, blinking annoyances that squish flat so we can carry a bagful and scatter them…[That’s enough – Ed]. $24.85.  Pack-A-Cone’s built-in flasher (with ON/OFF switch) can be seen clearly in the dark, even in fog. Made of nylon and polyester with a sturdy polyethylene base, it opens to 16” high, and collapses to just 2″ thick for convenient…

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Gadgets December 9, 2005 posted by

The Poison Ring.

The Poison Ring. Er…not sure about this puppy, but we’re assuming that it’s aimed at innocent users. So all you wannabe Lucretia Borgias, Machiavellians and Rasputinites back off, y’hear? £119.00.  The details of the 17th-century Venetian original have been faithfully reproduced in this ring, made in 925 sterling silver with three blood-red rose-cut garnets. Pills, sweeteners or small personal mementoes are always discreetly to hand. No-one will suspect that the large garnet conceals a cavity, accessed by means of a small…

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Fun & Games December 9, 2005 posted by

The E-Plant.

The Genica E-Plant. The world’s first digital flora? OK, so it’s a bean plant that sprouts with a binary or @ symbol, but hey, that might be just enough to sway it with your favourite geek partner, eh? And it’s only $3.99. 90 day warranty and sprouts in 1 to 2 weeks.  With the Genica e-plant you get a bean vine (phaseolus lunatus – we think) that sprouts with binary “01001011” and “@” on it’s young, tender e-plant leaves (sorry,…

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Bookmark This! December 9, 2005 posted by

Riffs.

The Riffs social commentary site. Kind of a cross between Digg and Epinions. Log in and rant or rave about anything you like. Your commentary in turn will be voted on, and so it goes. You know what…I like it. I’m not sure that it adds a *huge* amount of value to my life, but maybe it could develop into a cool kind of product search add-on tool. Anyhoo, check it out and see what you think.

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