Monthly Archives: October 2003

general October 8, 2003 posted by

Get yer MOJO on…

TDK has introduced a new line of MP3 players, including this cute little MOJO 1 which is integrated into a set of headphones. It also features an FM radio and has an SD slot for expansion. Around $179.99.

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general October 7, 2003 posted by

BarterCard

Caught this on the side of a taxi the other day. BarterCard. ‘Bartercard has taken the age old concept of barter and added flexibility, security, accountability, confidence and a 100% satisfaction and results guarantee. Acting as a third party record keeper, Bartercard uses credit units called Trade Pounds to monitor the value of transactions.Bartercard members are issued with a plastic card and trade amongst themselves in a sophisticated fully-computerised barter system. Fascinating!

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general October 7, 2003 posted by

Gorak…

Er…only for the gamblers among us? Hmmmm… The Goraks.com site offers ‘a new and exciting way to purchase electronics.’ ‘You purchase one of our e-books and are then placed into a matrix to receive the item for free. As soon as you cycle through the matrix we then send you the item free of charge. We even cover shipping. If you don’t receive your item within 6 months we will refund your money.” Example product – Sony Vaio for $40.00….

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general October 7, 2003 posted by

Psion stuff.

Everyone’s talking about the new Psion NetBook Pro, but to my mind the more interesting product all round is the Psion NetPad. Funky looks, touch screen, wireless connectivity and great battery life. Neat.

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general October 7, 2003 posted by

MP3 woes…

An interesting article on the woes besetting MP3.com under the stewardship of Vivendi, and suggesting some ways that the company can be saved. My suggestion? Let it go back to doing what it does best, acting as a showcase for unsigned talent, rather than a boring showcase for Vivendi artists. Obvious really.

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general October 7, 2003 posted by

Casio 2 megapixel camera phone

Casio has released details of its new 2.0 megapixel camera phone, the A5403CA. The handset also comes with an SD card slot attachment (so not integrated). This is astonishing stuff, to move this far, this fast.

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general October 7, 2003 posted by

Zeta III.

I wondered what had happened to old Clive Sinclair’s Zeta III electric pedaling assist gadget for bicycles. Well it appears not to be for sale any longer on the Sinclair main site, but it is on this US site. Go figure!

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general October 7, 2003 posted by

Please Hold, OK?

Please Hold UK is… ‘…the country’s leading producer of premium quality on-hold marketing. By combining state-of-the-art digital technology with compelling copy, professional voice-over talent and your choice of music, we create the sort of message that’s guaranteed to keep your callers’ attention…. Joy…!

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general October 6, 2003 posted by

My mommy, my mistake…

Today is naff day really. The MyMommy doll is an 18 inch doll, whose ‘most distinguishing feature is the recording device nestled safely inside her for a mommy to record a loving message to her child.’ And please try to keep your 20 second messages cheerful, upbeat and guilt free. Bleeeeuch!

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general October 6, 2003 posted by

Arcade PC

The ArcadePC is a home version of those arcade and pub console games machines of yesteryear, but powered by a Pentium based PC instead of the usual internal gubbins. You will, however, need upwards of…cough….3999.99 in readies in order to buy one. For the real enthusiast only, methinks! Cheers to Baz for this one!

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