Monthly Archives: October 2004

general October 5, 2004 posted by

Failsafe Google.

Can’t find what you’re looking for on Google? Don’t despair, just try CantFindOnGoogle.com. Kind of a frustrated search bulletin board, where the community helps out. Trés snazzy. ‘But have you ever had that experience, where you try query after query and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t find what you’re looking for? That’s what this site is for — because the things Google can’t find is more interesting than the stuff Google can find. Click New Entry…

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Red/Blue.

Of course we in the colonies over here are totally non-partisan about all this, but Red/Blue struck me as a rather funky application of GPS mobile tech. Vote geek! ‘red | blue (pronounced ‘red or blue’) is a free Java app that figures out where you stand, or perhaps more accurately, where you are standing in our politically polarized country…By taking your current location, and finding the nearest individual donors of campaign funds from the publicly available data from the…

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general October 4, 2004 posted by

It’s a dirt thang.

The 4WD Nitro Dirtboard. Because there are some seriously deranged people out there. $5300.00. ‘The Nitro Dirtboard is an all-terrain beast with attitude, quite unlike anything in the world. This 4WD extreme machine employs innovative, sophisticated and high-quality mechanical technology. It utilises an unorthodox patented transmission and steering mechanism; runs on 11″ balloon tires; is propelled by a high-performance 80cc Husqvarna powerplant; and can reach speeds of up to 55 km/h over rough terrain.’

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DeskBridge.

The DeskBridge from TeleAdapt is a clever little box that converts a wireless WiFi signal into a wired Ethernet connection. Designed to let people like hotel operators offer us mortals a Net connect when we don’t have wireless in our devices. Clever. ‘…operators have started to realise that the low take-up of [WiFi] services on offer is a result of most laptops not having wireless on board or that many corporations do not allow their travellers to connect to wireless…

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BO to go.

Got a Bang & Olufson BEO4 remote control? Which it could do more? Well now it can with the IR455 B&O to X-10 converter. €189.00. ‘Convert the signal of Bang&Olufsen remote controls to a Marmitek X-10 signal, use your BEO4 remote control to dim lights and switch equipment, ideal for your home cinema: the right setting for your lighting with one press of a button.’

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The Daleks are coming!

The Remote Control Dalek. £84.95. Look, I’m afraid that if Doctor Who wasn’t a part of your childhood nightmares, then this isn’t going to do it for you. But if it was…..well let’s just say that I smell a resurgence of Dalek fever in the air. ‘The Daleks first appeared on BBC television in 1964. Saturday teamtime would never be the same again, Britain was engulfed by Dalekmania! Forty years later, the mechanical despots from Skaro are as enduring as…

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Talkin’ to me?

The Talkin’ First Aid kit. $149.95. ‘The Intelligent First Aid Kit, developed in partnership with the National Safety Council, combines supplies, visual instruction cards, and now an audio chip for verbal guidance of the most common injuries…By the press of a button, the chip narrates step by step instructions to manage the injury, pausing and repeating when necessary for accurate response.’

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Open source software.

Jason Airlie’s Open Source software for Windows listing is a very nice resource. Well worth a bookmark. For example, check out Open Anti Virus, Cat-Photo, FileZilla and Tux Typing to name but a few of the links.

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Golden Motor.

The Golden Motor front wheel e-bike conversion kit. $168.00. DIY and go in 20 minutes. 36 kph top speed and 50 km range, complete with reinforced rim and tyre. Wow. [Via Slashdot]

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general October 1, 2004 posted by

Coffee, master?

The Coffee Master. Strictly for addicts? $29.95. ‘Get 250 recipes for popular coffee-drinks from around the world, from American coffee to Irish coffee to cappuccino and coffee mocha. And you’ll love to try the 250 delicious deserts-complete with recipes-that go so well with that cup of coffee or tea after dinner. Get tips on tea, from how to brew it to what teas go with what foods. Find out about caffeine and your health Want the best in coffee houses…

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general October 1, 2004 posted by

Spidey phone.

The SpiderMan 2 Phone doesn’t actually ring, but instead alerts you to a call via a strange tingling in the back of your hand. Nah, just kidding. Hey, but it does come with a nifty little Spidey PDA for phone numbers and names. What more could you possibly ask for? $39.95.

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DVD gamer.

This unbranded Portable 4-in-1 DVD Player (aka the PTDVD768S) is also a television set and games console with over 300 retro games like Donkey Kong clones etc installed. It ships with two USB joysticks which is kind of neat, especially for those long car journeys with the kids in the back seat. £319.98.

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Moo-ronic.

The MooCoo Clock. There are, apparently, people in this world who wish to own cuckoo clocks that go moo. $74.23. ‘Also they have thoughtfully built in a gizmo that stops the character making a sound in dark rooms, so you don’t get howling and mooing through the night, unless that’s something you do on your own anyway. These clocks rock.’

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