Monthly Archives: May 2004

general May 14, 2004 posted by

Urban sprawl?

Why go to all the bother of carrying around a city route map, when you can wear a City Tie instead? * Please note – the Ferret accepts no responsibility for missed appointments due to illegible street and place names ‘The gentleman with discriminating taste will appreciate the subtle urban patterns of this distinguished collection. Designed using accurate plans of the world’s most renowned cities, The City Tie celebrates our civic heritage. In pure silk.’

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Vintage video.

Vintage Video. Oodles of classic video-visual material for thy entertainment. Can thee spell nostalgia? My Pal Trigger. This film features Rogers trying to mate his mare with Hayes’ stallion and being acused [sic] of killing the stallion when Holt, who’s trying to do the same thing, accidentally kills the horse.’ They just don’t make ’em like this anymore. (Thank goodness.)

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Origami.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Origami, but were afraid to ask. Yep, the ancient art of paper folding.

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Hair today…

Robert Kaye has a thing about hair. A multi-coloured, shaven, paint spattered, day-glo kind of thing. Ahem…he is also, however, a programmer of no mean skillz, which puts everything into perspective, non? ‘I hate normal hair, and it really has no place on my head. I prefer to use my head as a canvas onto which my hairdresser Billy Grady can paint the whacky creations that we dream up. In all of the shots below, you see my real hair…

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Virtual memorial.

The Virtual Memorial Garden. ‘The VMG, is not a place of death, but somewhere people can celebrate their family, friends and pets; to tell the rest of us about them and why they were special…In the Virtual Memorial Garden anyone can be remembered. At the moment you see simple text much as you would in your local newspaper, but in the future there will be more complex memorials, with sound and images combining to tell you about someone you never…

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general May 13, 2004 posted by

Buggy baby.

The Bug. A TiVo for digital radio. £149.99. · DAB digital radio · ReVu – Pause, rewind and record live radio · Playback MP3 files (SD Card required) · Record to SD Card or to an external MiniDisc player · Alarm, sleep and timer record functions · USB port for connection to PC

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MP3 lazer.

The MP3 Lazer Player. MP3 player with SD card expansion, single AAA battery, FM radio (which can be recorded into WAV), inbuilt microphone for voice recording and…ta da…an integrated flashlight and laser pointer. Because it’s important to have a pointer handy while you’re listening to Abba’s Greatest Hits, see? $173.31 (£109.00).

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Mobi-licious.

The Mobi-DV H10. Just another SD card handheld camcorder toy, right? Wrong. Check the specs again, amigos. MPEG4 format (256MB card = 1 hour footage), MP3 player and voice recorder, anti-shake tech, super bright integrated LED flash, 230 degree rotating lens, 1.5 inch LCD preview screen. 5 lux low light shooting, inbuilt speaker, rechargeable Li-Ion battery. And all this crammed into a 1.6cm thick form factor. Yowsers! $319.30 (£179.95).

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Stunning?

It’s out of stock at the moment (well it would be, wouldn’t it?) but this Star Trek Classic Phaser for $16.99 could make a Trekkie geek near you very happy this summer. Or winter. Or fall. Or whenever they return to earth. ‘Original 2 in 1 design with detachable mini hand phaser. Authentic action lights and sound. Adjustable power settings.’

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Pak-Lite.

Pak-Lite LED Flashlight. Gak, $25.00 for a tiny LED torch (er..flashlight) clip on device? Nice work if you can get it. Oh wait, it comes with a battery too, so that’s better. Not.

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Up, up & away?

American Antigravity. Er..I’m konfused, are these ‘lifters’ for real or is this some elaborate…ah…charade? ‘Lifters are prototype field-effect propulsion devices powered by high-voltage supplies. They’re made of aluminum and other lightweight materials…Lifter technology is currently being investigated to determine if the anomalous side-effects noticed in testing are in fact gravitational in nature, but Lifter technology is probably not “true” Antigravity.’

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Music groupies.

Musicmobs is ‘a social network for music fans that allows you to share your listening habits and discover new music.’ I relly relly like the idea, but is it true that Elvis Presley qualifies as a ‘similar artist’ to Radiohead? Or indeed Bjork and Gorillaz? Mmm.

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general May 12, 2004 posted by

It’s real, man.

The Cybot. [Babel] With light sensitive sensors, ultrasonic navigation and a navigation ‘nose’ sensor as well, this is one robot that won’t get lost in da crib. It also has some sort of memory function, an ’emotion mixer’ and can eventually recognize your voice, but darned if I can translate all the gubbins on the pages properly.

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Nymphaea.

The Nymphaea ‘is the only glass basin, which changes color with the temperature of the water and creates a magnificent and relaxing atmosphere…By using these color and light techniques, Whitehaus Collection offers you a complete balance of the body, mind and soul.’ Bathroom tech, eh?

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