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Awesome April 11, 2005 posted by

Retro phone clone.

The 1884 Ericsson Trade Mark Telephone. $59.95. This is one cool looking repro phone, complete with last number redial too. But why oh why do they keep installing push button dials, eh? Tsk. Still…”Hello, hello? Operator? Get me Sam Linklater at the Daily Bugle.”  Not only did Lars Magnus Ericsson invent this incredible telephone in 1884, he constructed each and every one of them with his very own hands…The “Trade Mark” phone broke ground by being one of the first truly…


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Awesome April 7, 2005 posted by

Call it a draw, then?

There’s probably no better way of saying ‘I trust you’, than wearing a full Gothic Suit of Armour to your wedding ceremony. Clanking clumsily up the aisle before swearing fealty has such an Arthurian feel to it, don’t you think? $2,750.00.  Offering a rounded surface to both lance and sword, the Italian Gothic armor was in high demand throughout Europe. During this period of time, the average suit of armor would cost about the same as a top of the…


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Awesome March 7, 2005 posted by

Up to 11.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the Upto11.net service could be one of the single most awesome music finding tools evar. Why? Well think of collaborative filtering based on P2P networks combined with Wikipedia background info on artists, allied with a kickin’ search engine and you get the idea. The only thing that could do with some improvement is the preview function, which really needs better and deeper linking into tracks on places like Amazon….


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Awesome February 17, 2005 posted by

Race Pac.

Race Pac. £100.00. Fold up racing controls for consoles? With Dual Shock vibration? Uber cool! More here. Shame there’s no PC version though.  It’s a completely unique system, compatible with both PS2 and Xbox games stations incorporating an adjustable racing wheel with an adjustable racing seat and pedals. When the [sic] it’s not in use, the Race Pac simply folds away and can be transported to a friend’s house or stored with ease under a bed or in a cupboard. The wheel…


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Awesome February 4, 2005 posted by

Tube Guru.

The Tube Guru service is actually cool. Who would have thunk that the legendarily inefficient London Underground system could ever come up with an online tool that’s useful? And works? Live travel news, station info, what’s interesting around each station, local street map? It’s awesome. Use it dear people, use it! FlabberG.  


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Awesome January 28, 2005 posted by

Dial M for magnificent.

How to use the Dial Telephone. Fabulous clip of a silent AT&T training film from 1927. Here’s the actual video. Someday they’ll laugh over archives of iPod commercials too, won’t they?  


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Awesome January 28, 2005 posted by

Big…so big!

The Airbus A380 is a big plane. Very very big. Ridiculously, ‘how will it ever get off the ground?’ big. And golly, they’re on sale on eBay already? Isn’t Google wonderful?


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Awesome December 24, 2004 posted by

Happy hols.

Well, here we are again. The Ferret would like to wish his reader all of his readers a very very merry holiday. Just remember, a turkey is for life, not just for Xmas. And a special thanks to all those who’ve contributed to making it a fun place to hang out, you know who you are! See ya all in the first week of Jan. Be good!  …and thanks to yourwallpaper.com for the loan of the thumbnail.


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Awesome December 20, 2004 posted by

Wipe and shine.

These are definitely the bestest windshield wiper sunglasses the Ferret has ever seen. Eh…?OK, perhaps the only ones we’ve ever seen. But with built in headlights? Oh joy, be part of our life once more. $70.00.  Using a single Double A battery in each of the side pieces, this pair of sunglasses really takes the cake. An On/Off switch on the side turns on both the wipers and the headlights at the same time. While the wipers glide smoothly across the heart shape…


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Awesome December 15, 2004 posted by

Super Congratulations!

Hearty congratulations to Peter and the Engadget team for scooping the Best in Show..sorry…Best Tech Blog in the 2004 Weblog Awards. The Ferret was actually up for a Best Feral Fotoblog award, but we were pipped to the post by Poodle Press Daily. …and commiserations to Joel who was sneakered by a measly 6.3%  smidgin of a vote!


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Awesome December 2, 2004 posted by

Top gun.

The Quark Spinning Top. This Ferret has a fascination with spinning tops, which clearly comes from a deranged childhood. The Quark is billed as ‘the highest performance classic spinning top in the world.’ Hey and it even comes with its own uber cool balancing laser. We don’t want to argue, we just want to play, Play! PLAY! Priced from $49.95 up to $2495.00 for the 14K gold version. Yowsers!  Made of precision machined parts, the meticulously engineered Quark top will…


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Awesome December 2, 2004 posted by

Hands free brolly.

  Aargh, I can’t tell. Is this the world’s first handsfree umbrella? Or the world’s first handsfree accessory for normal umbrellas? Either way, it’s a genius idea. Bring ‘em on!


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Awesome November 30, 2004 posted by

Boot camp?

The Tucson Estate. Got $13.5 million? Fancy living in Tucson, Arizona? Fancy 3 home theatres, gun and archery range, car wash in the garage, 2 level gym and 1200 computer controlled lights? Well look no further. Er..you really need to see the full sized pictures to get a feel for this place.


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Awesome November 29, 2004 posted by

T-Rex.

The T-Rex. Stylish, expensive, Canadian three wheeler with 0–60 in 4.1 seconds. Smells like a teenager’s final fantasy, don’t it? $43,190.00. Or indeed its big V-Twin brother the T-Rex T/R.  The combination of motorcycle and formula technology and precision steering provide the T-Rex with optimal handling. Its engine exploits the Japanese superbikes technology and gives this unique vehicle an astounding acceleration.


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