Monthly Archives: November 2004

general November 22, 2004 posted by

Pro card.

The Freecom USB Card Pro. It’s flat. Very flat. And shiny. And silver. And $269.00 for 512MB of storage. ‘Award winning credit card-sized storage device Storage Capacity: 512 MB High-quality magnesium alloy Compatible with PCs, notebooks, Macs and Linux Ultra-fast data transfer rates: 14 MB/s (read)/ 11 MB/s (write) Fully USB 2.0 compliant; can also be connected to USB 1.1 Flexible, integrated cable to use the USBCard in any orientation’

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general November 22, 2004 posted by

HovPod.

The HovPod ACX 52. From £12,750.00. All the fun of the air. ‘The Hov Pod Personal Hovercraft is unlike any other personal water craft and offers more fun than a RIB, off road bike, jet boat and personal watercraft all in one. If you thought that hovercraft were boring then think again! Not only do Hov Pod’s offer great style they are also easy to use and offer unsurpassed excitement, more than any thrill seeker could wish for! ‘

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general November 22, 2004 posted by

Neo Racer.

The Neo-Racer Cycle Control. You’re a slob and you know it. Too much couch and stuffing potato. Too much Play and not enough station. Too much….[OK, I think we’ve got the idea now – Ed] £149.95. ‘But the Neo Racer takes it to a new extreme. It might look like an exercise bike without a seat, but at the heart of the Neo Racer is a games controller specifically designed for racing games. Connect it to your console and as…

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general November 22, 2004 posted by

LED effect.

The LED Mirror from the rather innovative Suck UK. £300.00. ‘Scrolling LED message board and clock mounted behind a glass mirror…Time, date, program and save personalised messages, special scrolling effects and fonts – all from the remote control or via your PC.’

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general November 22, 2004 posted by

Unclaimed melody.

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. Think you’re owed some money? Check here first, just in case there are some state officials ‘safeguarding it’. ‘Free national search site to reunite you with your unclaimed property maintained by the state officials who are safeguarding it.’

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general November 22, 2004 posted by

Stamp.

Stamp. Rather useful little freeware package for photographers and their mothers. ‘Stamp is an award-winning software utility that renames digital camera photos so they sort in chronological order: Downloads photos from your camera Dates photos using EXIF metadata Renames photos to sort chronologically

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general November 22, 2004 posted by

Lousy hosts.

Do forgive me for sounding a tad curmudgeonly, but I am not hugely impressed with web hosting services which – without warning or explanation – remove your web site from their servers, lose the files in the process and then place you willy-nilly on a crippled ‘non production’ server so that you can limp along until they can kick you off properly. Bad form.

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general November 15, 2004 posted by

Doctor, doctor, gimme the news…

The Family Doctor Body Therapy Machine. 49.95 ($82.42). An electronic ‘muscle building, pain soothing, stress busting…’ wunderbox. Take two of these and see me in the morning. NEXT! ‘The Family Doctor offers a choice of six treatment modes, plus four auto-program modes for specific problems and areas of the body. Choose massage or acupuncture, or more unusual treatments such as cupping, currently a favourite of A list celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow. The auto-programs are designed to ease aches, pains…

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general November 15, 2004 posted by

Phone frenzy.

The Olympia [email protected] Phone.The worlds first cordless 2-in-1 Internet Skype telephone. Behold the future, peeps! ‘The Cordless DUALphone is a cordless telephone that can be connected to a normal telephone socket and a USB port on a PC. The display shows whether your friends who also use Skype, are online. If they are, you simply have to press the appropriate green button and talk to them for free no matter where they are in the world. If their PC…

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general November 15, 2004 posted by

DIY digital photo frame.

The DIY digital photo frame. Take one old redundant laptop computer, some Linux software and a copy of the Linux Toys book and prepare to skin a few knuckles, lose a few weekends and annoy the other half. Then go buy one in Wall Mart.

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general November 15, 2004 posted by

Copy Box.

Sitecom has just released the USB On-The-Go-Copy Box. It’s USB 2.0, powered by 3 AAA batteries and basically lets you transfer stuff from USB device to device without having to use a boring ole PC. Pretty cool, says I. Agreed, says Peter Rabbit. Priced at 27.99. ‘”This means you can print photos directly from a digital camera, for example, or transfer data from your mobile phone to your PDA or copy your music files from your MP3 player to an…

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general November 15, 2004 posted by

Free images.

Oy! I can tell that you need some more free images. So ‘ere ya go. Freeimages.co.uk. ‘Free images is a high quality resource of digital stock photographic images for use by all. All images are free to use on websites and printed materials.’

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general November 15, 2004 posted by

Pocket rocket.

‘ Apparently Fraunhofer researchers are working on a teeny tiny pocket projector [Babel] which will be able to display stuff from PDAs etc on any available surface. Don’t hold yer breath waiting for this kind of tech to hit the streets, though, eh?. Just take a deep breath and remember the much hyped virtual keyboard. ‘A projector in the pocket size is in range: In it a mobile micro mirror develops the picture line for line. In laboratory prototypes researchers…

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