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general March 2, 2002 posted by

And to back up my earlier faith in his qualities, Guy the Kewney has a nice article on his site based around an interview with the guy who designed the latest HP WDA device. The piece is really about the art of high tech design. Although there are a couple of things I’m not entirely sure about – such as designing modular components rather than all in one PDA gadgets – it’s a good read.


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general March 2, 2002 posted by

Some great Javascript games, no downloads, no installs, and no waiting around as you do for Flash games. A great way to waste some valuable time. Hah! [via Metafilter]


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general March 1, 2002 posted by

A beautiful set of paintings with intriguing and in some cases bizarre perspectives, done by Rob Gonsalves. Fabulous. [via Everythingisnt]


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general March 1, 2002 posted by

Moving right along to Star Trek holovision type technology is the Actuality 3D imaging system. The device produces 3D images using some clever technology with far too many syllables, but they sure are pretty.


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general March 1, 2002 posted by

Swiss concept car developer Rinspeed has come up with the Presto – a car with an incredible shrinking chassis. The vehicle can shrink from a 4 seater to a 2 seater at the push of a button (or pull of a lever or something) using some clever hydraulics. Great for those tight parking spaces. Also great the other way round, of course, if you need to carry an extra couple of people home from that late night party. [via Mike’s…


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general March 1, 2002 posted by

The Kitten Burger Electronic Latin Jazz Keyboard. Says it all really. Enjoy!


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general March 1, 2002 posted by

Virtual reality day today. Techdirt has a report on a new game called Jawbreak, which appears to be a sort of Majestic type game. If you remember – before it was unceremoniously dumped by EA – Majestic was billed as the world’s first ‘real time’ game in that you played it by searching Web sites, receiving phone calls, emails and faxes and generally freaking out as the game intruded into your real life activities. It failed to excite enough people….


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general March 1, 2002 posted by

Just to prove that we are all turning into virtual folks, there’s a guy over in Japan who has set up a direct Windows Media feed of him playing the beta version of the next Final Fantasy XI game. The feed is on 24 hours a day, so obviously for large portions of time the character is just standing around doing nothing, but I’ve just done a bit of voyeuristic viewing and he’s playing right now. How weird. [via Geeknews]


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general March 1, 2002 posted by

Well it had to happen. PC World mag is reporting that NEC and Matshushita are working on multi-processor mobile phones. Within 12 months, apparently, these 2.5 and 3G phones will incorporate two processors to handle the extra workload. What I want to know is how long before we have to have water cooled phones?


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general March 1, 2002 posted by

An interesting article at Microcontent News looking at the effect Weblogs are having on Google search results. Apparently blogs are so successful in moving up to the top of the Google page rankings (because of fresh content and lots of cross linking!) that a new term – Google Bombing – has come into being. Hmmm!


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general February 28, 2002 posted by

Now here’s a rich one. Guy Kewney, erstwhile UK technology columnist of note and long history, has his own Web site – and it’s….gasp….not a blog. No get up, brush yourself down and take a few deep breaths. I know it’s hard to believe, but it looks as though it’s just a normal newsy, well written tech bits site. Check it out for yourself if you can take the shock, Kewney.com.


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general February 28, 2002 posted by

Another small indication as to how clued up the Indian software and technology business is getting is the Imahima service. The word means ‘are you free now?’ in Japanese and the servikce was apparently started up by Indian Neeraj Jhanji who is a Japanese resident. It’s basically an i-mode and WAP mobile phone IM system, which lets you see which of your buddies is online, who is close to you and what their mood is. 500,000 people are currently using…


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general February 27, 2002 posted by

I have always loved small, elegant and non intrusive software applications and now I’ve found a site where there are lots of them gathered in one place. Tinyapps carries everything from tiny thumbnail creators to floppy disk based operating systems and most of the downloads are free. Check it out.


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general February 27, 2002 posted by

Driver Detective from DriversHQ is a free utility to help you keep your Window’s software drivers, VXD and DLL files up to date. I suggest that it is used with the traditional amount of caution. Thanks to MajorGeeks for the link.


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general February 27, 2002 posted by

Apparently it’s all the rage for geeks to clean their gear in the dishwasher. Not only keyboards, but even more sensitive things like disk drives . Well if they say so, it must be right. Right?


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