Monthly Archives: October 2002

general October 11, 2002 posted by

1.3 megapixel handsets

According to this NEAsia report, next year should see a flood of 1.3 megapixel digital camera phones. That’s right mobile handsets with half decent cameras in them. Good grief, it wasn’t that long ago that 1.3 mp was the standard in consumer quality digicams period. Sheesh!

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Crusade against petty piracy

This CNET report reveals how a small start up company in the US is trying to develop technology to prevent people taping movies in cinemas using their camcorders. Erm…and just how many people do that? And how pitifully naff is the result? Hint: Very! What a complete waste of time and money. Oh and the company was set up by one of the people that launched the Divx DVD player technology that failed so spectacularly. Says it all really.

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Buzz vultures

Buzzmetrics is another of those really creepy community influencer companies like the Bivings Group that the Ferret has talked about before. It monitors online discussions and, chillingly, ‘Influence[s] the nature of the discussion that consumers are already having.’ Nasty! [via metafilter]

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Watch how you go

So one of the first official uses of a video pill has just taken place in the UK, according to this Daily Telegraph report. Pop the pill with some water, watch footage of the journey as it happens. Pill exits harmlessly later. Here are some videos of the Given Imaging System at work. Yeeuw! [via metafilter]

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The Via Hi-Fi PC

The Via Hi-Fi PC looks pretty cool. It’s billed as ‘a new platform solution…that is optimized for the killer digital media applications’ but of course that’s just suit-speak for a cool looking PC which will fit in with your living room decor.

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general October 10, 2002 posted by

The end of the petrol station?

Phill is a new gizmo from Fuelmaker which promises to let you fill up your natural gas fuelled car from your own garage. You install the unit on a wall with a electrical socket, connect it to the home’s natural gas line and that’s it apparently.

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Prior Art

Create your own wonderful and zany inventions at the Prior Art site by simply clicking on the refresh button in your browser. Design #3328379632It’s a false moustache that’s completely waterproof and defies gravity.

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The Gods of Music

The Gods of Music site is a very cool review site which appears to basically trawl through the hundreds of thousands of MP3.com artists and rate them according to their own criteria and those of visitors to the site. What a great idea and ideal for finding good free legal music to download.

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Dashboard PC

The DashPC is a Volkswagen Passat. With a Linux PC in it. Running all sorts of cool apps, like weather, traffic, DVD movies and MP3 music. Geek heaven alert!

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Kelly’s Corner for XP

Kelly Theriot’s Kelly’s Corner is another MVP site which features oodles of stuff relating to Windows XP, including drivers, troubleshooters and an excellent Windows XP A-Z glossary. A must have bookmark. He also does one for Windows 98.

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Float plane

The Cirrus SR22 is a plane with a difference. It has its own parachute! Now if that ain’t novel, I don’t know what is. How long before we get these on jumbo jets then? Heh heh!

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general October 10, 2002 posted by

Float plane

The Cirrus SR22 is a plane with a difference. It has its own parachute! Now if that ain’t novel, I don’t know what is. How long before we get these on jumbo jets then? Heh heh!

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general October 4, 2002 posted by

PDA keyboard cover

The Xela folding PDA keyboard from iBiz looks quite neat. It wraps around the PDA in dormant mode, and then unfolds to give a passable touch typing deck. Expected to retail at around $60.00. More at Infosync.

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general October 4, 2002 posted by

Check this site!

The Business2WWW service offers to check out your Web site for you. And I mean check out. Over 5000 tests per page, done at a rate of 150 per minute. Things like load times, broken links et al. Haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, but it looks interesting nonetheless. There’s a free summary test (requires registration) and then you pay from 175.00 for a small site with around 50 pages. This apparently nets you 15,000 tests (where…

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