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Bookmark This! August 25, 2005 posted by

Future tech.

The British Telecom Timeline. There’s nothing so foolish or futile as forecasting the future [fabulous falliteration – Ed], but someone needs to tell BT. This little technological timeline stretches to infinity and beyond (well OK 2055) and makes some bold predictions. Artificial brains by 2044, genetically engineered teddy bears by  2041? Tell you what, let’s meet back here in 50 to see if it turns out to be correct? You can log on via holographic thought waves. Oh yes. Downloadable version…


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Bookmark This! August 25, 2005 posted by

P2P book club.

MyBookYourBook. Is this the world’s first P2P book club, aka online co-operative library? Join up, submit a list of 10 of your paperbacks and become part of the online library. When someone wants one of your books, they send you a stamp addressed envelope. You send book. When you want a book, you select from catalogue. Brilliant! £8.95 a year membership.  On joining you submit a list of ten paperbacks you own and are willing to share with others through mybookyourbook. You…


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Awesome August 24, 2005 posted by

Web page power.

Protopage. Billed as a free personal start page creator, this is unquestionably super clever Brit tech. Ajax meets Geocities meets Sitebar meets MSN Start. Superb!


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Bookmark This! August 22, 2005 posted by

VoIP Wiki.

The VoIP Wiki. Very neat idea, a wiki documenting all this new trendy Internet phone tech. From the comments though, it looks as though it’s being hit by a bit of advertising spam, so be nice and help it out, eh? The Ferret knows how hard it is to keep a wiki clean.  This Wiki covers everything related to VOIP, software, hardware, service providers, reviews, configurations, standards, tips & tricks and everything else related to voice over IP networks, IP…


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Awesome August 15, 2005 posted by

The LED Museum.

The LED Museum. More…oh so much more…than you’ll ever, EVER, want to know about LEDs in all their forms. Flashlight reviews, user mods, acronyms, top picks…I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Not the prettiest design in the world, though, we have to say.  The LED Museum is an award winning site made by an LED nut, for LED nuts; containing real-world test results of all kinds of different light emitting diodes & LED flashlights. Featuring the world’s only “LED Museum”…


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Bookmark This! August 10, 2005 posted by

Open Table.

Open Table.com. Make restaurant reservations online for free. 3300 restaurants in various locations around the world (but not, alas, my local fish and chippie). There. Now you know as much as I do. And yes, it is super cool. And yes it will eventually take over the world. No question.   When you book a table on OpenTable.com, your reservation is instantly recorded in the restaurant’s computerized reservation book – the same one the restaurant’s host uses to track all…


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Bookmark This! August 5, 2005 posted by

Search and ye shall find.

TurboScout. Yet another multi search engine service. But with a very nice and simple interface. Definitely worth a bookmark if you’re into meta search.  TurboScout is a search tool that saves you time and makes your Web searches easy. With TurboScout you only enter keywords once, then getting and comparing original results from over 90 search engines across 7 categories is as simple as clicking the engine’s name. No more retyping keywords into different search engines.


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Bookmark This! August 5, 2005 posted by

Firefox secrets.

The Secrets of Firefox 1.0.  With all this momentum, it’s fascinating to find that many powerful capabilities of Firefox 1.0 are still difficult to find and little known. For example, typing the following strings into Firefox’s Address Bar (which the new browser calls the Location Bar) and pressing Enter brings up a wide variety of novel applets:


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Bookmark This! August 4, 2005 posted by

Talk Digger.

Talk Digger. Probably the finest vanity tool in the world? This v cool online app from Frederick Glasson is a kind of link back search engine. Find out who’s talking about ya on the web via the major blog trackers and search engines. Mirror, mirror….?  I developed an addiction for my blog statistics and for people talking about my writings. I was always checking the link-backs to my domain name on the major search engines. As everybody knows it, no search engine is…


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Bookmark This! August 2, 2005 posted by

Currency converter.

Currency Converter. Pretty cool and very comprehensive online currency converter for all you travellers out there. Including some amazingly obtuse currencies – Angolan Kwanza anyone? Definitely a bookmark.


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Bookmark This! August 1, 2005 posted by

Google Q&A.

Among the useful tidbits lurking on Google’s Web Search Features page is the new Q&A function. Rather slick and typically Guseful.  Want to know the population of Japan? What currency is used in Algeria? The birthplace of Bono? Hit us with a fact-based question or query (like “population of Japan”) by typing it into the Google search box. We’ll search the web and display the answer at the top of your search results page. We also link to our source…


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Bookmark This! July 15, 2005 posted by

Mobile web mastery.

IYHY. Pretty cool tech for feeding web content to your mobile phone or device a la Skweezer. Strips away CSS, images, in fact everything that you don’t want on a teeny teeny screen. A 41k ESPN homepage, anyone? And it’s free. Snazzy.  IYHY is my attempt to force the web mobile. And if you signup for a free account on IYHY, then every time you type in a URL on the homepage it will save it for you for next…


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Bookmark This! July 15, 2005 posted by

My PetCams.

My PetCams. Keep an eye on your pet from your computer’s webcam, wherever you are. For goodness sake try and avoid getting too close to your pet won’t you? Just in case you get a bad case of ticks or worse. Ick. And by the way you could just download the freebie Webcast XP and do it yourself.  MyPetCams lets you keep an eye on your pet from your computer, whether you’re at work, traveling, or in another part of your house….


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Bookmark This! July 14, 2005 posted by

Photo journal.

Scoopt. Become a cameraphone paparazzi in one easy lesson. The site markets your ‘on the spot’ camshots for you to mainstream media in exchange for 50% of the take. Citizen reporting going all professional on us? Tsk.    If you photograph a newsworthy event, you could have a valuable scoop on your hands. Scoopt represents you, making sure the right people see your photo and ensuring that you get a good deal. Scoopt is simple. Scoopt works. Above all, Scoopt…


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Bookmark This! July 14, 2005 posted by

Search me.

Just a quickie to notify those who don’t realise that both Yahoo! and MSN have Google type search services available at those links. In other words they’re clean pages containing nothing except the search box. Just so’s you know. I’m not promising better results or anything, mind you, so don’t shout at me, OK…?


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