Monthly Archives: September 2005

Gadgets September 15, 2005 posted by

Talking labels.

Talking Labels. Designed for medicinal purposes, but shirley there must be other uses? £6.99 for 60 second of label chat.  Talking Labels attach to standard packaging and allow you to record and store a voice message, which can then be played back at any time with the push of a button….The re-recordable voice message could include the name of the patient, a description of the medication, dosage instructions and any important warning notes. A clear audible message will allow the…

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diy September 15, 2005 posted by

Tasty tech.

The NetBSD Toaster. Not only will it burn CDs, but it also actually toasts bread. Awesome convergence guys! More info here.  This toaster features a 4 line LCD, USB keyboard, 10/100 ethernet port and a RS232 serial port for the external console. The toaster’s internal circuit boards have been bypassed and routed through the CPU board allowing NetBSD complete control over the toaster’s features. A keyboard connects through a USB port on the side of the toaster and the 4×40 LCD displays a…

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Free Software September 15, 2005 posted by


Wikiwyg. Wow. Check out the demos (Firefox only at the moment though).  Turn any HTML div into a wysiwyg and wikitext edit area.

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hmm..interesting September 15, 2005 posted by

Google blog search.

..the interesting thing about the new Google Blog Search service is that you can subscribe to feeds of search results, which means that you can effectively track blog conversations on a particular subject very easily. I don’t know exactly why just yet, but this definitely strikes me as A Very Useful Thing.

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Gadgets September 14, 2005 posted by

Double Vision.

The Double Vision DV Pro HeadCam. Tape or hard disk storage, 2 – 46 hour hour recording (4 to 6 hour battery), yours for a mere £2,499.00. Supercalafragalisticexpialidoshus. [Thanks Liz]  The digital video recorder (DVR) used for the DV Pro system is the world’s first hand-held video recorder and contains the most sophisticated and advanced digital technology currently available. It is designed for demanding professions and fits into a unit not much larger than a mobile phone. The hard disk can be…

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Awesome September 14, 2005 posted by

Wood crafted PC.

Beautiful Russian hand carved wooden PC. Awesome stuff. Check out their hand carved LCD screen and mouse too. For sale, but not sure how much ‘cause we can’t speako Moscovitch, can we?

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hardware September 14, 2005 posted by

The Gurglemobile.

The Hydra Spyder amphibious sports car. Corvette 6 liter V8 engine, 400 h.p., 5 speed, unsinkable. How many high performance vehicles do you know that come with bilge ventilation blowers, eh? $155,000. Would Sir like power windows with that?   The build process for the Hydra Spyder has taken approximately 16 months from conception to completion. The idea was to build a unique amphibious vehicle, built for speed, that would introduce an entirely new means of transportation to the market. This vehicle is…

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Recommended September 14, 2005 posted by

Pill popper.

The PillPress. We need to start an anti-blister-pack underground activist organisation, don’t we? One which holds violent, vicious protest meetings outside pharmacies and supermarkets. NO PACKS, NO PAIN! PLASTIC PACKS KILL! FREE THE PILL POPPERS! That sort of thing. In the meantime, this might help.  PillPress has been designed to help remove pills and tablets from foil blister packaging. A large percentage of the population suffers with Arthritis and other forms of muscular weakness in their hands and finger joints. This condition…

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Bookmark This! September 14, 2005 posted by


Putfile. what’s the deal with all these free file hosting services then? Cheap disk space, cheaper bandwidth and Google Ads? Whatever.  Putfile is a FREE dedicated digital media hosting service. Here you can upload videos and images to the internet for free. Your media will be hosted on our reliable servers offering zero downtime. For the highest quality of service and most features please register for a free account which will provide you with a user homepage and private…

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future tech September 14, 2005 posted by

Hybrid motorists.

Mmm..things appear to be looking up, we may actually avoid destroying our planet sometime before it all goes pear shaped. BMW, DaimlerChrysler and General Motors have just announced a joint initiative to develop hybrid drive systems for cars. Hybrid = electrical assist = lower fuel consumption and cleaner emissions. This is A Good Thing. What’s also good is that Mercedes Benz has also just unveiled a couple of hybrid cars which achieve some pretty impressive fuel consumption figures. Now all…

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hardware September 13, 2005 posted by


Hard-Fi. A Hi-Fi with a hard disk. Nick writes in to tell me that this is the first such product to allow direct transfer of music from CD to MP3 player without needing a computer. Insert CD, press button and watch as music is transferred to the phone or player in seconds. No price yet, though.  A copy of the CD is also kept in built-in memory, making Hard-Fi a valuable hi-fi separate capable of storing around 700 albums. Tracks are automatically…

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Gadgets September 13, 2005 posted by

Google Illuminator Umbrella.

The Google Illuminator Umbrella. An LED shafted umbrella to help you find your way through the thunderstorms of life’s challenges and surprises. Oh the poetry of it… $32.75.  This handsome black nylon model sports a Google logo, has a 48” arc, reliable fiberglass ribs, an illuminated shaft, and that all-important LED light display in two speeds, steady or blinking. There’s an easy on-off switch and a comfortable carrying loop on the handle, too.

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Gadgets September 13, 2005 posted by

Baby Bottom Fan.

The Baby Bottom Fan. Because a dry bottie is a healthy bottie. And the Ferret most definitely salutes the integrated anti-microbial fragrance dispenser. Big time.  Use at every diaper change ! Eliminate wetness – the number one cause of diaper rash. Foamed sponge fan blades are absolutely safe for touch…Anti-microbial fragrance(such as lavender) protects your baby from skin ailments and it also sooths your baby from any agony. Contains soothing essences of lavender, sweet smells to bring sweet dreams. It is very…

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Gadgets September 13, 2005 posted by

Progressive scan box.

The Progressive Scan Component Box. €54.90. Watch high resolution progressive scan images on your VGA monitor or projector. Supports consoles an’ stuff. Cool…  The Component VGA box offers the ultimate picture quality on your VGA monitor or VGA projector. The first adapter to truly support progressive scan modes such as 480p, 540p, 576p (50Hz) and 720p it is the perfect accessory for high-resolution playback of DVD, HDTV, XBox, Gamecube and latest PS2 models.

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hmm..interesting September 13, 2005 posted by


MouseHole.’s a local web proxy which lets you install and use Ruby scripts? Kind of like Greasemonkey, without the grease? Or monkey? Um…not sure what it really offers that’s new, but suspect that it’s interesting tech. If you find out what it’s useful for please inform this puzzled Ferret immediately.  Okay, MouseHole 1.1 is ready for you. If you’re new, MouseHole is a web proxy that you run on your machine… And that’s it. I really have no idea…

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