Monthly Archives: November 2004

general November 9, 2004 posted by

Plug and Play.

Sounding rather like a wannabe disaffected rap performer, the ENM (Electronic Nerve Modulation) device promises to deliver us from pain. Without the pills or the prescriptions. £165.00. There’s one for pets too. ‘The ENM device produces rapid electrical impulses that alter (modulate) the way in which the deeper nerves of the Central Nervous System (CNS) conduct chronic pain signals as those signals travel along the spinal column to the brain. ENM is designed to treat chronic pain such as recurring…

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Street blogs.

Freeway Blogger. ‘So far 1200+ Signposters in 250 Cities and 48 States.’ ‘Here’s what you do: ) Put paint on cardboard 2) Put cardboard on freeway 3) Repeat

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Neon shades.

Neon Yellow Shades. $10.95. Yep. Sunglasses that glow in the dark. You want logic, go visit a logic factory, why doncha. Each pair ships with a special Accident Emergency Discount Visa card. You know, just in case. ‘Neon Shades by LiveWire, designed for an adult, are cool high quality shades that are specially designed to be used at night…The LiveWire Shades lenses are designed to look just like regular sunglasses but allow you to see at night and offer UV…

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general November 8, 2004 posted by

Contaxtually speaking…

The Contax i4R looks cute. It’s 4 megapixels, got flash, Carl Zeiss lens, LCD viewscreen, 30fps video, SD card storage and comes in pretty colours. Hey, and it’s USB 2.0. Priced around Ä398.00. Hmm…this one seems to have slipped under my ever watchful teeny camera radar. Tsk!

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Slip, slidin’ away…

Fun Slides Carpet Skates. $17.99. OK look, like we only report the stuff all right? You got complaints, go see the management. Now leave us alone, we’ve got a headache. ‘Like socks on a hardwood floor, Funslides give you that same “fun powered glide” on CARPET! These Carpet Skates have a friction resistant plastic base and foam foot grip with an adjustable hook and loop closure. Just strap them onto athletic shoes and you are ready to go!’

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Quiz master.

Four player quiz table. $9.95. Remember those late night…ahem…befuddled quiz games you enjoyed so much as a student? And the fights? Well scrap no more, just be geek obsessive and grab one of these puppies. First one to push the button, OK? 0wnzerd! ‘Just like the TV game shows, you can have up to 4 players “on the ready” just waiting to be the first one to answer the question. But how do you know who’s first? That’s simple with…

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Toasty.

The Grill Alert Talking Remote Thermometer. $75.00. Hint: perhaps not the best gift for your yoga smoking, veggie eating, hipster grandmother. Think smart, think shark. And above all, think newfound freedom! ‘Just insert the stainless steel transmitter probe into the center of the meat, select the type of meat, choose how you want it cooked and then walk away. Let Grill Alert do all the work while you relax and enjoy your newfound freedom. The voice prompt alerts you when…

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Service with a sml?

Servcheck. An Australian service which lets customers complain (or praise?) companies by sending an SMS message from their phone. Brilliant idea and one I hope will spread like dingo dung! ‘Remember that 90% of unhappy customers will never complain in person or with a phone call. The Servcheck sign shows that you take service issues seriously. By receiving messages through Servcheck you can deal with issues when you are ready and there is always a searchable record of all messages….

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Hot Dawg.

The TranzPort – the world’s first wireless remote control for your DAW! Looks purty, don’t it? ‘Frontier Design Groupís new TranzPort represents a revolutionary way to interact with your Windows or Mac digital audio workstation (DAW). Instead of being stuck in front of your computer to compose, record, and produce music/audio, TranzPort gives you the freedom to control DAW functions from anywhere in your studio.’

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Media PCs

Everyone’s talking about the new Microsoft Media PC launch recently, but there are already some interesting alternatives around worth checking out. Take SesamTV for instance. Or indeed the voice controlled, PVR enabled, P2P supporting freeware Tvoon Media Center. And let’s not forget MythTV, eh?

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Ransom tech.

Mmm…open source, freeware and now ransomeware? Interesting idea. ‘Ransom is a software publishing model where the rights to the source code remain restricted until a set amount of money is collected or a set date passes, at which point the code is automatically freed under an OSI/FSF-approved license.’

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general November 8, 2004 posted by

Payphones fight back.

Well, who’d have thought it? Apparently GSM payphones are becoming very popular in certain areas of the world, like Africa and the Far East. Makes sense really, and oh so useful for that ever mobile Tardis. Oh and for your delectation, the ultimate payphone site….with pics!

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general November 5, 2004 posted by

Tempo tags.

Tempo tags. Totally funkadelic! $14.00 a pair. [Via idgrid] ‘stopwatch? depth gauge? pedometer? …the tempo does none of that. it’s simply a wearable glimpse of time. it tags your sleeve, collar or bag, and is like an extension of the time note on your computer. it’s appropriately un-fancy in its spirit of high-end office supply, and adds a dart of useful technology to power suits and t-shirts alike. made of stainless steel.’

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Zoom, zoom, zoom.

Got digital camera? Need zoom? Then try Zoom-X. £34.99. Hmm…I wonder how this puppy impacts on image quality? ‘This brilliant optical gadget gives any standard digital or 35mm compact a zoom lens that a tabloid paparazzi would give his right arm for. Zoom-X is an ingenious12x variable-focus mini zoom that locates securely in front of the camera’s own lens. As long as your camera’s got a threaded tripod hole underneath (and 99% do), the universal mount will fit! It even…

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