Monthly Archives: October 2003

general October 6, 2003 posted by

Teeny printing.

The Sipix Pocket Printer A6 is a battery driven, infrared connect portable printer. It looks interesting but they really should ease up on the spam campaign.

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GPRS modem

The Traxer Kikx GSM-GPRS Wireless Modem is a USB connected wireless GPRS modem. It works on standard GSM networks, supports speeds of up to 85.6 kbps and requires no batteries or external power.

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general October 6, 2003 posted by

1 GB MMC card.

A 1 GB MMC card (same format as SD) has just gone into production from PDC. And there’s a 2 GB version coming next year. Woosh!

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Tasteless?

Er…is JesusFreakin’ the most tasteless game in the world, or is this yet another very naff spoof? These guys think it’s for real. ‘ God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserveth wrath for His enemies. Nahum 1:2 It’s time for the Good Lord to do a bit of house cleaning.

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Teddy cam.

Is it just me, or is this teddy bear spy camera idea not creepy to the max? $325.00 + to spy on your babysitter, spouse or even children. Yeeeuch!

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Odd bods…

This is strange. Why would this bicycle lock maker threaten this guy with legal action if he listed their Web site address? There are some very weird people out there.

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general October 3, 2003 posted by

Snazzy cam.

It’s a lighter type of camera. Geddit? OK, it’s a James Bond camera. The JB1. I don’t smoke, but if I did….Priced at around 70.00.

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general October 3, 2003 posted by

Itty bit-ee music?

Apparently there’s an 8bit music scene. No really, where kids play music on their Nintendo GameBoys and the like. It’s sort of a retro pop techno. ‘Making pop music out of 1980s computer trash”…’ I love my job!

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Multimedia lies…

Why oh why do the multimedia people continually lie to their users and consumers? The latest example is the Maven Media System, which is currently being touted as providing ‘full screen, DVD quality’ video to ordinary broadband users. I registered and tried out the Virgin music video demo on my 2.8GHz, Nvidia powered test rig and found out that it’s sub VHS quality at best, and at worst Video CD. And it took 10 minutes to download, plus another ten…

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Smart clothing…

A nice IEEE Spectrum article on the rise and rise of smart clothing. Actually the article is OK, but it’s really the retro graphic which I love! But more seriously, a very cool featured application from Sensatex is the SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) suit ‘ that detects when a child stops breathing and sends an alarm.

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Puppy love?

The French Pet [warning: Babel] is a waterbed. With an integral heater. For your pooch, moggy or butch hamster. You can even get a version with underbed drawers for goodness sake! Priced at around $500.00 or so (including psychiatric counselling fees?).

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Mobile price comparison arrives…

Regular Ferrety readers will know that I’ve been banging on about using camera phone tech for price comparison shopping for a while now. Well it’s arrived. ‘PaperClick for Camera Cell Phones(TM) can read ISBN (for International Standard Book Numbers) codes, which are on virtually every book published in more than 159 countries, and use that information to link users to information on Amazon.com’s Web site.’ More on PaperClick here. My opinion? This kind of stuff is going to get so…

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DJ heaven?

When is a sound card not a sound card? Why when it’s a Hercules portable DJ Console of course. USB powered and complete with VirtualDJ software. Very neat attached to a laptop we bet. Priced at 249.00. ‘Mix, scratch and manipulate digital music in real time, from MP3s, WMAs to CDs.’ Funky dude!

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