Posts by Category: general

general February 24, 2002 posted by

Download of the Week Looking for a tiny Web browser? Then check out OB1 (Off by One). It’s small enough to fit on a floppy diskette at 1.2MB, and is completely self contained so it doesn’t embed itself into any part of your Windows system when you install it. Which means that you can even run it from a floppy disk. Downside is that it won’t handle Javascript, plug ins or CSS at all, but if a site is written…


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general February 24, 2002 posted by

Like so rad! Continuing the theme that even a machine can outdo most Weblogs, here’s another in the series of Generate Your Own. You’ve had spam makers, now welcome Teen Blog. Enjoy!


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

Invasion? Que? I can’t help it, I just love love love this story. One it’s an absolutely hilarious gaffe, and two the BBC does it justice in every way. “We managed to hold them on the beach,” said the mayor of La Linea, Juan Carlos Juarez. Fantastic! Warning: don’t read while drinking coffee!


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

I like this concept. Why fiddle about using a PC to transfer your VHS tapes to Video CD when you can use this Terapin Video CD Recorder box? OK, there might be the small point about $499.00, but apart from that? I haven’t played with it yet, but it certainly looks interesting from a technology standpoint. And it has two things going for it – 1) it must be easier than trying to use the PC alternatives and 2) it…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

David Weinberger – he of Cluetrain Manifesto fame – has published another book. Small Pieces Loosely Joined is its name, and it’s all available online if you can’t be bothered to go and buy it in a shop. I loved Cluetrain, haven’t had a chance to read this latest one, but I will.


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

OK, enough GSM. How about generating some spam for yourself? Aw c’mon, surely you haven’t got enough coming in already. This is a brilliantly funny way to spend some time, creating spoof spam email messages. ‘Smell like Madonna while on a safari holiday! Priceless. :-)


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

OK, enough GSM. How about generating some spam for yourself? Aw c’mon, surely you haven’t got enough coming in already. This is a brilliantly funny way to spend some time, creating spoof spam email messages. ‘Smell like Madonna while on a safari holiday! Priceless. :-)


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show Mind boggling moment at the show? Watching these guys on the ideaworks3d stand play a full colour graphics game of Tomb Raider on a PocketPC. These guys are seriously clever and have managed to compress the Playstation version of the game enough to allow for download across the mobile network. They expect to stream each 300K level of the game to the device in about 2 minutes, after which you play it and then download the next section…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show So this is the idea. You take a tiny pill box of a Bluetooth device which can talk with GSM/GPRS etc and make it act as the central hub of a network of personal devices. Get the idea? The tiny hub sits in your coat pocket or handbag and acts as the cellular gateway to everything from a PDA to your Bluetooth enabled digital camera. The advantages are that each device can be really cheap to build –…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

What do you give the guy who has everything? How about a fully equipped video studio in a utility vehicle. It’s a Mercedes ML-500 which has a complete broadcast studio crammed – and I mean crammed – into the back. There’s room for the driver and one passenger, every other seat is….er….occupied. German readers can find out more information at the i-wagen site.


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show One product which I thought had the potential to be huge was LavaSphere from German company Gavitec. This is basically a software tool which will let you scan bar codes with any camera equipped mobile phone. They were pushing their kit for the upcoming Nokia 7650 on the stand, but said that it could be ported to any handset if needed. I think this has the potential to be a HUGE technology market. The idea of being able…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show Not content with an MP3 player inside your phone? Want more? Then how about a nice integrated DAB (digital audio broadcast) radio? CD quality radio on subscription without the ads. What makes this interesting is that current DAB receivers are quite expensive, and definitely larger than the ones the folks at Panasonic here have shoe-horned into their concept phone. The bulge at the back of the handset contains all the receiver, amp, pre amp bits etc. Hopefully it…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show Speaking of interesting products, here’s one which struck my eye on my way round the crowded show. Although it’s not really a handset show, many manufacturers were taking the chance to show off concept stuff, giving an indication of where things are heading. One thing to realise is that COLOUR is in. Expect a rash of colour screen handsets to come galloping out of the stalls this year. Samsung SCH X 275 video phone. Out in Korea in…


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general February 23, 2002 posted by

GSM Show Just spent a few days at the GSM World show in Cannes. Interesting stuff. Star of the show? Undoubtedly the Nokia 7650. This little dual band phone has a built in camera, and will mainly be marketed as an ‘imaging’ device when it arrives later this quarter. But the marketing hype doesn’t do it justice. Up close, it really is a neat piece of kit. It fits into the hand perfectly (the rounded shape at the back actually…


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general February 17, 2002 posted by

So you’re suffering from an AOL shut out on Trillian, and can’t connect to your buddies? Why not check out Vista from i3connect? It’s not the prettiest thing out there, but it looks to have all the IM bells and whistles you’re ever likely to need, as well as compatibility to AIM, ICQ, MSN, IRC and Yahoo! It also claims to be the only IM client which will allow you to simultaneously conference chat with buddies from different services. Interesting…


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