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general April 2, 2002 posted by

I’m not into gambling, waste of time and money as far as I’m concerned, but this has got to be the craziest stunt on the Web (or maybe anywhere for that matter). Moolette (!!) is a Web site that lets you bet on the random location used by a live cow to drop a…..er…..cow pat. The cow is given free rein over a roulette table marked patch of grass (hence the name) and whichever number the pat lands on is…


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general April 2, 2002 posted by

This little puppy must rank as one of the smallest digital camcorders in the world. The Panasonic E-Wear, SD A/V Recorder (snazzy name) has an integral LCD, lasts for an hour per charge and records onto SD cards instead of tape. OK so the video size is nothing to shout home about at 320×240 (or half VGA) but the size of the thing is staggering – a mere 1.97″ x 1.1″ x 3.43″. Pocket sized? Oh yers!


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general April 2, 2002 posted by

While we’re on the Casio subject, I’m not really sure what to make of this puppy. The USB E-Pen is a wireless pen that ultrasonically transmits an image of the the user’s writing to a remote PDA via a small receiver attached to a USB port. It sounds a little like that Seiko pad device, and at $200.00 or so, it had better work as advertised. I’m still not convinced by these little pen input gizmos I must say.


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general April 2, 2002 posted by

Q: What’s very close to credit card size, and incorporates a 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player and audio/movie recorder? A: The new Casio Exilim. The company is billing it as a wearable digicam, which is one way of looking at it. I love some of the things they’re doing with this technology at the moment, long may it continue. Oh and it also has an integral LCD review/preview screen. Sheesh! Here’s another super skinny digicam, the EyePlate, but judging by…


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general April 2, 2002 posted by

From the ‘I want’ Department. Those clever boffins in Huddersfield, Yorkshire (where?) have come up with something called the Silence Machine. Apparently working on similar principles to sound cancelling headphones, this machine can filter out noises based on user set up. The creators expect to produce sophisticated versions for the home within a year or so, which will be able to screen out noise such as music and speech. Think of it, no more banging on your wall to silence…


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general April 2, 2002 posted by

The Roq-it, yet another pretender to the iPod throne, but at a particularly interesting – read cheap – price. 10GB should be enough MP3 storage space for most people, but what’s with the USB connection? Doesn’t anyone realise just how slooooow that can be?


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general April 2, 2002 posted by

Oh, if only all lawyers were like this.


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general April 2, 2002 posted by

If you like speakers you may like these. Derived from some very expensive technology indeed, these ‘full circle’ OmniSat speakers promise to deliver perfect audio integrity (!) no matter where you place them. They apparently radiate the sound rather than projecting it directionally like conventional speakers, which makes for a better surround sound effect. The full 5.1 surround set will cost 1600.00 (phew!) but there will be a cheaper micro version coming along real soon now.


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general April 2, 2002 posted by

Back and bad! (oh all right – good!)


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general March 13, 2002 posted by

Toodle Pip!

…the Ferret is a bit busy at the moment, so there will be no news for a while. Check back in 2 weeks when it should be business as usual. Toodle pip!


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general March 13, 2002 posted by

Parhelia

From the ‘well would you believe that?’ dept. It appears that after having sat at the dog end of the video card market for a long time, Canadian outfit Matrox may be about to come up with a sensational – read super fast – video graphics card. The new product, code named Parhelia is just a rumour at the moment, but if the rumour pans out it could set the cat among the feathered creatures and cause the mighty Nvidia…


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general March 11, 2002 posted by

Leprechaun shoes

Just what do you give the man who has everything? Why what else but a beautiful and unique pair of Lighthearted Leprechaun shoes. Only $7.85. [via MajorGeeks]


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general March 11, 2002 posted by

You thought that you’d escaped didn’t you? You thought that your Tamagotchi was safely tucked away in the bottom of your bedroom drawer, never to be seen or heard from again. Well think on. Now you can log on to this Web site and learn how to get hold of your very own Wireless Pet. Yes an SMS or WAP cat or dog to care for and love all of your own. And all for only 10p a message.


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general March 10, 2002 posted by

Why not start an impassioned argument the next time you’re at a civilised dinner party by supportively quoting chunks of Bjorn Lomborg’s book, The Skeptical Environmentalist. Lomborg is a statistician and former member of Greenpeace, who has done an in-depth study of the stats and facts behind the environmental lobbying which is a daily part of the world’s media focus. I haven’t read it yet, but simply looking at the opposition to it is enlightening enough. Note: he claims that…


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general March 10, 2002 posted by

Every wondered where they went? You know, those one hit wonders who stormed up the pop music charts and then disappeared never to be heard of again? Maybe you can find out here.


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