Monthly Archives: May 2004

general May 12, 2004 posted by

Sony Type X.

So let me get this straight. Sony is developing an A/V box, currently called Type X, [Babel] which will incorporate seven TV tuners, 1 terabyte of hard disk storage and some undisclosed HDTV type goodness. Seven (7) tuners? They’re kidding right?

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Tally Ho!

The Firebird Commander is more…oh much more…than a mere R/C airplane. Plug in the optional Sonic Combat Module and you can ‘take on similarly equipped…planes in aerial combat. When “hit” the SCM temporarily disables your motor, while allowing you to steer.’ Radio controlled dogfights in mid air? Serious boy toy fun. Not to mention the streamer bomb or parachute modules which you can also trigger remotely. $139.99.

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Middle Earth lives.

Middle Earth Furniture – delivering Lord of the Rings inspired furniture to the world since…well for a while. Tom Bombadil would be mightily amused. Not.

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A tale of two twiddles.

Mmm, what a difference a design team can make. In the blue corner the cool looking new Sony PSP handheld game console – chock full of specs, options and potential. In the red corner we have the frankly very boring and terribly dated looking Nintendo DS handheld, proving once again that retro styling is definitely not ‘in’ at the moment [Eh? -Ed] The Ferret is convinced that one of the major factors that led to the GameCube struggling against the…

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DictoMail.

DictoMail. Automatic voicemail to SMS text message service. Beamed to your cell phone, PDA, laptop or pager watch. Clever tool and ideal for those who need to access important voicemails while in meetings etc. From $19.95 a month. * Caller dials your personal toll-free DictoMail number * Caller leaves voicemail without operator-assist * Voicemail is converted to text message * Message is broadcast to device as text

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Google blog.

Well, well, well. Google now has an official webblog. Fascinating! Talking of which, Google’s Information for Webmasters section is definitely required reading for anyone involved in seriously using or creating the Web.

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general May 11, 2004 posted by

Six pack.

The Denalian-V2 [Babel] expansion sleeve for iPaq PDAs is a fully loaded puppy all right. It offers TV reception, FM radio, video input port to hook up an external camcorder or DVD player, battery expansion and an extra CF slot for things like GPS. Around $300.00.

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The Earth below.

The WN-1 Think the Earth watch from Seiko is beyond cool. Analog quartz, titanium core and bezel. The earth dial and position marker indicate the time. $450.00. ‘Apply the Earth’s speed to your body, and sense your inner human rhythm. Experience the leisurely flow of time, imagine various places, you may just realize that time is one.’

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SIM twin.

Feel brave? Wanna put two SIM cards into your mobile handset? Then check out the Dual SIM [Babel] product from Mobiltec24.de. Grab a pair of scissors, your two SIMs and a bottle of Dutch – or should that be German? – courage and snip away (you cut down the SIMs to fit into the adapter, see?). 16.02 . I’ve actually got this kit sitting on the shelf at Ferret Towers, but have bottled out. Totally. Devastated.

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Geekman.

What to give the nerd in your life? Why a Geekman ‘fully poseable action figure’, of course. 100% Pure Geek. $15.99. But where’s the pizza slice, dudes? ‘The 6″ tall GeekMan action figure comes equipped with five weapons of wisdom and tech gadgetry – glasses, laptop, handheld computer, wristwatch and coffee mug. He also sports a secret website passcode.’

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Car phone sharehouse.

Are we the only Ferrets to find it strange that Nokia has released a car phone? Yes a car phone; the Nokia 810 to be precise. Which just happens to look like one of those ‘bolt-in’ handsets that we used to love back in the 50s! Is this some kind of weird retro (there’s that word again) timewarp thang?

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Real games.

Well it’s E3 week so we had to feature something, didn’t we? Realistic Game Technology is – ‘…the most exciting advancement in gaming since the birth of the console. RGT enables the user to interact with games with unprecedented levels of realism. Now you can shoot, box, sword fight, putt and more using wireless gaming accessories whos motion can be detected precisely in 3 dimensions…’ Well you’ve got to give them credit for the chutzpah if nothing else!

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Intellimote.

Intellimote. Is this useful, we wonder? ‘IntelliMote is a simple application that will allow you to use your cell phone (or other mobile device) with Internet access to remotely control your computer! It also allows for custom plug-ins to be made so that IntelliMote can do anything you want it to.’

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Queryster.

Queryster. Mmm… I reckon the new version could be a keeper (where the old version was a bit too flash for its own good). 25 search engines, channels, batch searches all from the same simple interface. Nice.

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