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announcement November 13, 2009 posted by

YouTube broadcasting 1080p – YouTube goes higher definition

Better call a plumber, YouTube is broadcasting 1080p and pretty soon that series of tubes might start slowing down. Starting next week, anything that was uploaded in high definition will be available for viewing in 1080p. You’ve been warned. [Photo from Flickr] We’re excited to say that support for watching 1080p HD videos in full resolution is on its way. Starting next week, YouTube’s HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution…


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announcement August 19, 2009 posted by

Compile A Virus – Trojans in Software Environments

I’ve been trialing Tidy Favorites, a visual bookmark application, for the last week or two. Things were going well until this morning when I had a pop up from my Trend Micro Anti Virus warning me about Troj_Induc.A being found in my Tidy Favorites executable file. Odd but no worries, I’ve had false positives before and a quick check of the Tidy Favorites FAQs and yes, they mention that some aspects of Tidy Favorites can be detected as false positives…


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announcement August 12, 2009 posted by

Hammacher Schlemmer’s Walk on Water Ball – a follow up

I’ve got to hand it to the peeps at Gizmodo, they know how to road test a product. Remember the Walk on Water Ball from a couple of weeks ago? Well you can see one of the Gizmodo readers in action in their Walk on Water Ball here, when I say in action I mean, inaction. Looks like it was nice weather for it too. Red Ferret commenter bob called it and Gizmodo commenter Nick proved it. This ball is…


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announcement August 10, 2009 posted by

ioSafe Disaster-proof Hard Drive – Competition Winner

Well another competition draws to a close. A big thanks to everyone who entered our ioSafe Disaster Proof Hard Drive competition. The correct answer was 1550F for half an hour. Well without further ado let’s get on with things. The winner of the competition is Wes (no surname), who not only provided the correct answer and was randomly chosen but also included a very nice recipe for serving your ioSafe drive after it has been baked. Congratulations Wes, I’ll pass…


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announcement July 28, 2009 posted by

Red Ferret Competition – win an ioSafe Disaster-proof Hard Drive

That’s right folks, it’s competition time again and this time the accident-hating, data-loss despising people at ioSafe are giving you the chance to win one of their ioSafe Solo Fireproof/Waterproof 500Gb External USB Hard Drives valued at US$150. ioSafe make a range of disaster proof, waterproof and fireproof USB external drives, internal 3.5″ drives, RAID systems and NAS. These are the same people who earlier this year threw their latest product into a pool, barbecued it for good measure and…


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announcement July 27, 2009 posted by

Tokyoflash Competition Winner

I am happy to report that all the entrants in our latest competition are fully qualified to drive a Tokyoflash watch. You should all be very proud. The time on the Keisan watch, with a little arithmetic was of course 12:45. So that just leaves our winner, and our randomly chosen entry belongs to Jon Hodgins. Congrats Jon, I’ll pass your details onto Tokyoflash and they’ll be in touch. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition and to Tokyoflash of…


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announcement July 24, 2009 posted by

Competition Madness. Win a Tokyoflash Watch closes tonight … and more

Last chance people. Get your answers in for the Tokyoflash competition in by midnight Friday (US Pacific time). We’ll be announcing the winner on Monday. But wait there’s more … Check back with us early next week as we’ll be kicking off another competition. Here’s a hint. See you then. Tags: gadget, tokyoflash, tokyoflash+competition, competition


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announcement July 24, 2009 posted by

Rumors of a BMW Electric Scooter

Unnamed sources at BMW report that a new electric scooter could debut at an upcoming motorcycle show sometime in late 2010 and put in production in 2011, according to Spain’s Solo Scooter website. If the rumor mill is right, this new scooter would sport a lithium ion battery pack, have a range of about 155 miles or three hours of continuous use and a top speed of 75 miles per hour. No word on the exact body style of the…


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announcement July 20, 2009 posted by

Tokyoflash Competition Reminder – clock is ticking

Hey readers, just a quick reminder that our Tokyoflash competition is finishing this Friday, the 24th of July. Get your entries in to be included in the drawer draw to win your choice of any Tokyoflash watch (excluding the Independent range). Thanks to everyone who has already entered, especially for all the Ferret love. You can find the competition here, with all the instructions and directions. If you’re having trouble, well we can’t give hints, but have a look at…


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announcement May 20, 2009 posted by

Welcome to Debra Atlas – our new eco lady

It just occurred to me that we forgot to officially welcome Debra Atlas to the Red Ferret team. Debra is a freelance environmental journalist who is now covering green tech for us in true Ferret style. Say hello to her and check out her blog at Envirothink. Sorry for taking so long Debra, and welcome on board. Tags: debra+atlas, environmental+journalist, ecological


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announcement March 20, 2009 posted by

Winner – we have a winner of the Elite Laser competition

Ta-da, and we have a winner of our fabulous competition to win a super groovy Wicked Lasers Elite Laser. I must say I did enjoy your entries…some of you are very weird, aren’t you? Excellent! Special mentions go to: Ray for the holographics, Jeff (knife throwing, what were you thinking?), Pyro Bob (hmm…time to seek help?), Jake the caffeine dood, Stephan (excellent rock climbing idea) and Tiki God (Pug bowling…hilarious). But in the end, and after exhaustive tests in the…


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announcement March 4, 2009 posted by

Red Ferret Competition – win an Elite Laser worth $400.00

I’ve been having a sporadic email discussion with Wicked Lasers, purveyors of various laser products, for a year or so. They’ve been angling to get me to review one of their products, and I’ve been resisting, as I really don’t see the purpose of them at all. I finally relented a few weeks back and they sent one over to look at – and it’s interesting. They’re very well made, albeit a bit pricey, and I can see the novelty attraction,…


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announcement March 2, 2009 posted by

PDF to Word – 200 invites for Red Ferret readers

The good folk at PDF-to-Word have given us 200 invites for their free private beta, so here you go, grab ‘em while they’re hot… Just add your email address and enter the word ‘redferret’ (without quotes) into the Code box and you’ll receive access shortly thereafter. Enjoy!  Using our PDF-to-Word conversion technology, you can quickly and easily create editable DOC/RTF files, making it a cinch to re-use PDF content in applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, OpenOffice, and WordPerfect. Best of…


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