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announcement December 16, 2010 posted by

WikiReader gets access to the Project Gutenberg Library

Last year we showed you a handy little gadget called the Openmoko WikiReader. This interesting device gives a user access to all of the content currently on Wikipedia (at the time of the last software update, that is) without an internet connection. So why am I bringing up this piece of old news? Well the latest software update has added some new functionality to the little device. If you’re interested in reading eBooks (and don’t mind the small screen for…


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announcement December 16, 2010 posted by

Yahoo shuts down video hosting service

Today is a sad day for Yahoo Video users. It seems that the company has admitted defeat to the mighty YouTube. According to a statement from Yahoo, they will no longer be accepting video uploads from users. This is one of those occasions where I sheepishly admit that I didn’t even realize Yahoo was still doing video uploads. Seriously, I can’t recall a time where I considered either uploading or searching for a video with the former king of search…


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Yahoo shuts down video hosting service
announcement December 7, 2010 posted by

Google launches eBookstore

It’s hard to remember a time when Google didn’t have their hands in almost every aspect of the technology world. The company is evolving every bit as much as the world around them. So what is the latest area that the search giant has decided to take on? eBooks. Google actually seems to be a bit behind the curve on this one, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that their new eBook store is inferior by any means. The Google eBookstore…


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Google launches eBookstore
announcement August 26, 2010 posted by

Our Debra – an eco radio star at last

Just had to take this opportunity to give a big shout out to our very own Debra Atlas, the Ferret’s Ecological Editor, whose Eco Trends radio slot on KSHA 104.3 FM is going from strength to strength. Nice one Debra! Don’t forget us though eh, when you’re battling Oprah for that prime time slot? Tags: debra+atlas, eco+trends, ksha+104.3+FM, radio+star


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announcement March 27, 2010 posted by

Earth Hour – Turn off for one hour tonight

Don’t forget people it’s Earth Hour tonight. Starts at 8:30pm at your local time. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden…


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Earth Hour – Turn off for one hour tonight
announcement March 9, 2010 posted by

Google Apps Marketplace – Better watch your back Microsoft

Google have just announced their own place for business applications – they are calling it the Google Apps Marketplace . There is a spot on one of their websites where they are showing off fifty ( yeah 50) of their partners in this venture. You can check out the video right here. This is clearly the next logical stage in Google’s plans for world domination,  but there’s nothing wrong with that, right? Who wants to be using Microsoft Word in…


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Google Apps Marketplace – Better watch your back Microsoft
announcement March 9, 2010 posted by

G.ho.st and Ghost CC – No longer free

Hopefully it wasn’t something we said. Ghost CC (previously here and here) have announced that they’re closing the free service and focusing on licensing out the technology. The doors shut on March the 15th so you’d better get your stuff out quick. [Thanks Tal, photo via Flickr ] Dear Ghost User, We hope you have been enjoying our free Ghost service. Regrettably changes in the marketplace mean that it is no longer economical for us to host the Ghost service…


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G.ho.st and Ghost CC – No longer free
announcement February 19, 2010 posted by

The Red Ferret Water Cooler – new free forum area

Yo! We’ve just introduced a new Red Ferret Forum area powered by Slinkset.com as an experiment. It’s like Reddit, with voting and everything, but designed for our own readers and users to submit stuff. We figure you may want to use it to post news, ask questions, chat about stuff and submit press releases on new products. If we see something cool on there, we’ll feature it on the main pages, so it could be useful. It’s an experiment because…


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announcement February 16, 2010 posted by

Magneat Competition – Thanks

Thanks to everyone who entered our Magneat Competition, we have our winners. There was a bunch of good stuff in there, I can totally agree with postcrete after just putting in a fence myself and Phil D’s baldimatic head polisher was also a contender, I just couldn’t find it anywhere. So Brauner, Debra, Andrew and JGB thanks for your tips! Please check your email and spam filters and get back to me. Tags: magneat+competition


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announcement February 12, 2010 posted by

Magneat Competition – Reminder

Thanks to the nice people at Magneat, we have four of these cool earphone cord wranglers to give away to you lucky Ferret readers. Instead of the usual competition we thought we’d be a bit different and ask for your opinions. To be in the running for a Magneat, just hit us in the comments with your all time favourite product or service and tell us why. It could be a straightforward gadget, a life tip, a computing tip or…


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Magneat Competition – Reminder
announcement January 25, 2010 posted by

Fake Google Adsense Trojan – false positive from Kaspersky Labs, their fix is coming

Hi folks, if you’re surfing around today with Kaspersky Labs anti-virus installed, be aware that a bug in their program is falsely declaring a Trojan in Google Adsense ads on various sites around the Web. DON’T PANIC! The guys at Kaspersky are busy working on a fix to the problem, and no, you haven’t been infected. There is no Trojan. Tags: kaspersky, trojan, false+positive, anti+virus, adsense


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announcement January 1, 2010 posted by

Happy New Year and Goodbye to the Noughties

And like that … 2009 is gone. Happy New Year’s Eve ferreters, I’ll be very hung over delicate by the time you’re reading this, so be sure to check out the Sydney fireworks on YouTube if you’ve got a moment. Fireworks are one thing Sydney does very well. By the looks of it 2010 is shaping up to be all things tablet-based, with a heavy dash of Android and hooked up via USB 3.0. If that sounds like your cup…


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announcement December 25, 2009 posted by

Happy Holidays, Christmas and Gadgets!

Just wishing all our readers a happy, safe and gadgety Christmas. May your batteries stay charged, your Bluetooth paired and your instructions found. We ferrets don’t get time off, not even for good behaviour, so feel free to stop by if catching up with relatives is getting you down, we’ll dig out some leftover turkey for you. Now get back to your presents. Tags: christmas, seasons+greetings, happy+christmas+2009


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announcement December 3, 2009 posted by

New Free Red Ferret iPhone App – read it and weeple people…

Listen up and don’t say we don’t give you nuffing, ‘K? My chum Marc Kawam from Odiogo (which provides the spiffy audio version of our Ferret posts) has gone and created a free Red Ferret iPhone app for you all to enjoy.   Not only does it give you a beautifully formatted Ferret for all your reading pleasure and let you instantly email posts to a friend, but also offers an extremely awesome spoken audio version of the posts, so you can listen along while washing…


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announcement November 19, 2009 posted by

Request to PRs – aaaaarrrrghh……

A short request to the PR folk out there. Please don’t send us any more press releases relating to: a) Gadget cases. Have you any idea at all just how AWFUL these things are? What, they keep your handheld warm, cosy, safe and BORING?? b) iPhone stands. Who cares? No really. c) Plastic screen protectors for cell phones. Mind numbingly dreary. d) iPod docks. Ditto. Unless they’re nuclear powered and come with a signed copy of The Audacity of Pope. e) Cutesy…


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