Monthly Archives: June 2004

general June 22, 2004 posted by

Capture this.

Capture the Map. ‘A strategic game using the Google search engine.’ Oh my, oh my! ‘ist ein Strategiespiel, das die Suchmaschine Google (www.google.com) einsätzt. Die Suchergebnisse werden geografisch mit der Netgeo-Datenbank…[enough German for now, OK? – Ed]

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general June 22, 2004 posted by

Ultimate start page.

Difficult to describe this little oddity. It’s called the Ultimate Start Page and it consists of a heap of links to…er…basic URLs. Things like hot.com, monday.com, red.com…uh..forget I spoke, just take a look for yourself. ‘a URL does not always answer your perception.’

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general June 21, 2004 posted by

Portable recording.

`The pPVR from Fusion Digital Technology is being billed as the ‘world’s first Portable Personal Video Recorder’. ‘The Digifusion pPVR can access content in one of three ways. 1) Conventionally via its USB port, images, audio files, movies etc can be transferred from a PC. 2) By direct connection to an audio or composite / S-VHS video source using the units inbuilt MPEG encoder. 3) By direct digital connection to a dedicated Digifusion set top box or Digital Video recorder….

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general June 21, 2004 posted by

Watch out music lovers.

I’m sorry, but if you want to carry around MP3 tunes in yer watch, why not go for real utility rather than just good looks? The Xonix MP is an MP3 player with storage capacities up to 512MB, which also features an integral microphone and voice recorder, 3D stereo sound, four graphic equalizer modes and recharging via the inbuilt USB cable. Hey and it’s got 11 – count ’em, pixies – 11 LED indicator lights. Supports MP3, WMA and ADPCM….

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general June 21, 2004 posted by

Hitch n Serve.

Look, nothing says more about you as a person than the Grill n’Chill Tailgate Set. Just hook this discreet puppy up to your SUV trailer hitch and watch as your neighbours and friends drool with envy. $2,199.95. ‘This tailgater’s dream—a gas grill and stainless steel cooler in one—is like having a portable kitchen attached to you [sic] vehicle’s trailer hitch when serving a crowd at the big football game, family reunion, or school carnival. A serious tool for serious tailgaters,…

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general June 21, 2004 posted by

Cute photo?

I’m not quite sure how this is supposed to work in real life (as opposed to marketing life) but it looks quite interesting. Interpolation heaven? PhotoAcute. ‘Have you ever dreamed of snapping the high-quality images [sic] by your phone built-in camera?…Now imagine, that your 300Kpixel camera is turned to 1.2Mpixel one. Amazingly, it’s possible just by installing the PhotoAcute application…PhotoAcute utilizes a unique image processing technologies [sic] developed by Russian scientists, formerly used to work in the area of data…

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general June 21, 2004 posted by

VOIP review.

VoipReview.Org. Oh come now children, how could you not realize that a sparkly new Voice over IP portal would pop up the minute the sector looked like it might be gaining traction? First of many, no doubt. ‘Voip Review Provides review and comparisons on Voip providers across the world.’

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general June 21, 2004 posted by

Music Arsenal.

Music Arsenal. ‘Music Arsenal, a new way for record labels to organize, track and utilize their business information. Our unique application replaces many separate utilities and combines them into one easy to use, time-saving package custom tailored to the music industry.’ Locate talentless bimbo. Release rubbish album and single. Promote for a week on early morning kid’s TV programs. Avoid paying artist any money. Immediately drop artist when single/album disappears without trace on launch. Search for new talentless bimbo to…

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general June 21, 2004 posted by

Gmail tools.

So the tools for getting more out of Gmail have already started arriving. Ah, the power of the Big G. Gtray. ‘Basically, for those of you that are not ashamed to admitting they use Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, GTray will open a browser window and log you directly into your specified Gmail account. Great, isn’t it?’ Gmail Loader. ‘Import Your Mbox or Maildir Files into GMail…If you’re using a Microsoft product like Outlook or Outlook Express that stores mail…

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general June 21, 2004 posted by

Duct and dive.

Transparent duct tape? Transparent? Sacrilege. ‘3M has developed a colorless version of the almighty adhesive. Over the last year, the company has quietly introduced “clear” duct tape that works just like the old stuff. The new tape has a “scrim” of white embedded fibers, so it tears crossways and lengthwise, just like regular duct tape.’

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general June 20, 2004 posted by

Nokia Fest.

The Ferret attended the 2 day Nokia Connection press conference in Helsinki earlier this week. Helsinki is kind of a fun place, especially with a sun that resolutely refuses to set no matter what the time of night, but the visit was overshadowed a little by the rather lacklustre performance of the normally ebullient Nokia battle corps.

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general June 18, 2004 posted by

Baby player.

The Embryonics WombSong Prenatal Sound System. $39.99. ‘Play Music – to stimulate your baby and enhance brain development, Talk & Sing – to your baby everyday with microphone attachment, Listen – to the magical sounds of the womb with your built-in stethoscope.’ Or alternatively just strap a Walkman to your belly with a very large elastic band?

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general June 18, 2004 posted by

Time for Tiffin?

The Tiffin Allegro Bus is not so much a motor home as a way of life. If opulence wanted to travel around the world, this is definitely what it would use.

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