Monthly Archives: August 2002

general August 6, 2002 posted by

N-Gen

The N-Gen design engine demo is back (obviously by popular demand!). This little piece of free software provides really trendy designs for things like album covers, Web pages and leaflet/flyers literally at the press of a button. You enter in your text, select the design template you want to use, press the ‘generate’ button and presto – one piece of design work all your own. Yes it is cheating, but it’s cool anyway!

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general August 6, 2002 posted by

The Digital Photography Challenge

The DPChallenge site contains a fabulous selection of digital photos taken by amateurs and professionals as part of an ongoing peer judged challenge. There are several categories, and some of the entries are simply stunning. Proof indeed that the digital revolution is here to stay. [via Madville]

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general August 5, 2002 posted by

The Highway network

So some geeks were on their way to a conference and decided to install a car to car wireless network system to chat to each other. To save mobile phone charges. Makes sense doesn’t it?

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general August 3, 2002 posted by

Pocket Photo Advance

The Pocket Photo Advance C-200 appears to be a handy sized voice recorder containing an embedded digital camera, which is certainly a new take on the ‘hybrid’ theme. The specs are not that special, 1.3 megapixel, 32MB of memory and a TFT LCD, but the voice recorder will hold up to 4 hours of audio which makes it a potentially useful field note gathering tool. Works off 4 AAA batteries and also supports SmartMedia cards for additional memory storage.

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general August 3, 2002 posted by

Ancient flight?

Did the ancient Egyptians or other early civilisations have flying machines? The Ancient Aircraft site offers some evidence and much supposition.

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general August 3, 2002 posted by

DoCoMo FOMA PDA

Yes that headline says it all really, too many acronyms and not enough time. Well the upshot is that Japanese telco DoCoMo has introduced a new type of hybrid PDA/phone – dubbed a two part wireless terminal. The SH2101 FOMA (FOMA stands for Freedom of Multimedia Access by the way) device comprises a base unit with built in camera, LCD screen and keyboard, with a smaller handset portion that you use to make straightforward calls an’ stuff. The base unit…

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general August 3, 2002 posted by

The future of DVD recorders

While we’re checking out the future, here’s a useful look at the state of the DVD recorder market, and some pointers as to how it is likely to go over the next few months. Apparently we’re about to be hit by a wave of multi-standard drives which will cope with both DVD-RW (and -R) and DVD+RW (and +R). I do wish that these folks would get on with it and settle down to a single standard. Too much greed!

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general August 3, 2002 posted by

Google and the semantic Web in 2009

An interesting FTrain piece on the potential shape of the Web and Web services in the future. Definitely worth a read, although long term crystal ball gazing in the IT world can be a dangerous occupation at times. [via Ben]

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general August 2, 2002 posted by

Radio Times TV listings on your PDA

Oooh, so you can now get the television listings from the Radio Times downloaded onto your PDA. Not only that, but you can then use the infra-red port of the PDA as a TV remote control to select your program using the device. Very cool. The 14.95 a year service has been developed by TVCompass, which seems to be quite a switched on (sorry!) company. Fr’instance they have plans to port this service to Symbian, so expect to see them…

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general August 2, 2002 posted by

Famous Name changes

Ha ha! So do you know which celeb changed their name from Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg? Or who John Simon Ritchie eventually became famous as? No? Well then hurry along to the Famous Name Changes site and all will be revealed in full celebrity watch glory. Sigh – OK since you asked – Jane Seymour and Sid Vicious respectively.

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