Monthly Archives: November 2003

general November 20, 2003 posted by

Marketing bloopers.

These marketing translation mistakes are fab. And look how many of them there are? Don’t the suits ever learn? ‘Also in Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "finger-lickin’ good" came out as "eat your fingers off."’

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general November 20, 2003 posted by

Lights, action…!

The Action Stick from BestSoft is being billed as the perfect gaming accessory for couch potato gamers. You need to move see? To make it work. Looks like a recipe for breaking lots of household china and furniture if you ask me. I just love the blurb on the site though: ‘Originally designed for sales for household but also applied to commercial use for small retail shop like dairy shop.’ Eh?

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general November 20, 2003 posted by

Gadgets, gadgets everywhere…

The folks at Panasonic have done a little research in Japan to analyse the use of electronic appliances in the household. The results of the 13 year study? 1) The use of appliances has risen by almost a quarter (22%) – no surprise there. 2) But biggo surprise as they find that energy consumption has fallen by around 40%. More gadgets, less power? Hmmm….

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general November 20, 2003 posted by

Out of yer box.

So you want to sell your stuff on eBay? Well why not invest in an MK Photo eBox? The only trouble is that it costs around $850.00.

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general November 20, 2003 posted by

Reality check.

Now here’s odd. The massive Tesco supermarket chain offering a comparative price check service online? Product by product, them vs their three biggest UK competitors? Shurely shome mishtake?

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general November 19, 2003 posted by

New wave alert!

The Kiss DP-508 is a bit of a monster machine. Not only will it play DVD and DivX movies, but it also sports an Ethernet connection to handle stuff from your PC like photos, MP3 music etc. There’s a Web radio inside waiting to hook up to your broadband Internet connection, and…deep breath…it has an 80GB hard disk, just perfect for storing your media stuff as needed. Oh, and soon it will be able to playback Windows WMA video files…

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general November 19, 2003 posted by

Analyse Fat!

The Body Fat Analyser promises to do just that. Credit card sized so you can do some serious analysis on the go, just before you tuck into that scrummy strawberry cheesecake. Or not. 19.95. Thanks Rob!

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general November 19, 2003 posted by

Water talk.

Dr Masaru Emoto of Japan has created the theory of Hado. ‘Hado: The intrinsic vibrational pattern at the atomic level in all matter. The smallest unit of energy. Its basis is the energy of human consciousness…at the forefront of the Hado phenomenon is his proof that thoughts and feelings affect PHYSICAL reality. By producing different Hado through written and spoken words, as well as music and literally presenting it to the SAME water samples, the water appears to “change its…

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general November 19, 2003 posted by

Diva Doria.

Wow, that didn’t take long. No sooner had we mentioned Bluetooth coming to MP3 players than up it pops in the shape of the Diva Gem GB player. Nice spec, nice size, nice…oh sorry we don’t know the price yet.

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general November 19, 2003 posted by

My, what big eyes you have…

Big Ears is an online ‘ear trainer’. Cool, but can you really train for this? ‘Playing by ear is the ability to play or sing a piece of music which one has heard without ever seeing it written down…Big Ears is designed to help you improve aural recognition skills, specifically interval recognition.’

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general November 19, 2003 posted by

Go to it, dude!

Gotuit Radio. The world’s first Digital Radio Recorder. Available early next year. ‘Imagine getting into your car and listening to pre-recorded programming from your favorite AM or FM stations or time-shifting your favorite talk show for the drive home. Imagine “pausing” the radio when your cell phone rings, skipping directly to the traffic report, or skipping an ad with the push of a button. Imagine skipping from one song to another and saving your favorites to an in-car jukebox.’ Party…

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general November 19, 2003 posted by

I, Droid.

The R/C Zaku II Tech Droid [Japanese] from Bandai comes with a colour video camera in its head, and an LCD viewing screen in the controller. A really big boy’s toy at $1300.00.

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general November 19, 2003 posted by

Open sesame.

The Remote Unlocking service from GSMInside promises to let you unlock your new model Nokia phone in seconds via a web form and a $4.95 fee. That’s right, instant freedom from your network provider (well apart from your remaining contract period of course!)

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general November 19, 2003 posted by

Smile!

The Cerec 3, ‘consisting of a separate imaging unit, infrared camera, and milling unit…allow dentists to create perfect fitting, aesthetically pleasing, ceramic restorations in one office visit.’ That’s right a fully automated tooth restorer – photo it, CAD/CAM it, carve it. It’s PC based and with the wireless adapter you can even locate the milling machine out in the waiting room to amuse (?) incoming patients. [via boingboing’s mini-blog]

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