Monthly Archives: June 2007

Free Software June 8, 2007 posted by

Slide 2 Unlock – iPhone your boring phone

Slide 2 Unlock. Why should these Apple chappies have all the touch screen finger sliding fun with their brand new iPhone thingy? This tiny freeware program will give your Pocket PC a ‘slide to unlock’ interface that Mr Jobs hisself would envy. Just slide…and use. Slide….and use. See, how simple is that? There is however, no guarantees that this will make you look any cooler down the local bar, or help you locate a pizza parlour in downtown Cupertino.  …

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hmm..interesting June 8, 2007 posted by

Synthasite – create your own website Ajax style

I’ve been playing with the very early version of the Synthasite web site creator service and have come away impressed in parts and disappointed in others. It’s very ‘test preview’ which means that it’s slow to use, which can be very frustrating when you’re trying to slap a site together fast (which after all is what these tools are all about). The nice bits are the drag and drop and relentlessly Ajaxian interface. The bad bits are the overly complicated componentisation and the…

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Bookmark This! June 8, 2007 posted by

WeFi – make friends and connect

WeFi is a WiFi sharing community. Download the software and get connected to others in your sharing, caring community, map hotspots and otherwise cavort on the net waves. It’s in a closed beta at the moment, which means pretty small coverage, but who knows, one day…?  WeFi makes WiFi easy. Our software makes it easy for you to find and connect to WiFi networks. With WeFi, each user contributes to the rest of the community by using the client and…

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Gadgets June 7, 2007 posted by

Terratec Internet Radio – broadband boogie

The Terratec Internet Radio receives over 7000 radio stations delivered via  your broadband Internet connection. Cable or wireless connect and will also play back MP3 and WMA files. Unfortunately it won’t improve the quality of the music being produced, but you can’t have everything can you? £119.00 (prices seem to be dropping significantly on this technology).  Get music and news from all over the world via the Internet – without even switching on your computer! It’s perfectly easy with this Internet Radio. And…

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Gadgets June 7, 2007 posted by

Bedside Gun Lamp – rest in peace

The Bedside Gun Lamp by Philippe Starck. 18K gold plated, Italian made, die cast aluminium. $796.00.  Bed Side Gun symbolizes Europe…The black shade signifies death The crosses on the inside are to remind us of our dead ones… “Nowadays we kill – religiously, militarily, civilly. We kill out of ambition, out of greed, for the fun of it or of the show. Republics turn bananas. Tyrant are our masters, designed, manufactured, sold, dreamed, purchased and used, weapons are our new…

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Bizarre June 7, 2007 posted by

DIY Darth Vader Belt – make your own destiny

Make your own Darth Vader Belt. Actually there’s enough information on this site to help you make the whole costume. In fact there’s too much information. Much too much information. Far far too much.  The red around the aluminum knobs are red powder coated washers. You could achieve this same effect with small washers and some paint, I believe that russrep above actually includes these in his boxes now a days. The silver stuff in the rectangular area can be…

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Gadgets June 7, 2007 posted by

GLaser Mouse – world’s first glass friendly optical rodent

The A4Tech X6–287D GLaser Mouse is the world’s first optical mouse that is designed to work on shiny or glass surfaces. How do they do it, we hear you cry with astonishment. Well, it’s all down to the dual focus lens design, which does all kinds of clever things with reflection. That wasn’t too technical for you, was it? Anyhoo, it’s Korean, comes in pretty colours, has a double click button and costs money. OK? Tags: a4tech+glaser+mouse, pc+mouse

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Bookmark This! June 7, 2007 posted by

Pandafile – fast free file upload and share

Pandafile. Fast, friendly file upload and share with no registration. You know we like simple, don’t ya? And we simply lurrve free. So this little service really hits the boat. Or is that floats our spot? Whateva. 50 MB file size limit, but still great for images and stuff for eBay etc.  Pandafile reserves the right to remove any uploaded file at any time without notice. Any content deemed highly objectionable will be deleted promptly. We log certain information such…

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Free Software June 7, 2007 posted by

Total Video Converter – convert videos for free, we dare you

Total Video Converter is a free [apologies, not free!] video conversion program rather like Super. It also contains a Photo Slideshow function which will convert your fave images into a slideshow with music, transitions and all the glitz. Haven’t tried this yet, but it’s on our list of things to do before we reach puberty.  Total Video Converter is a total solution for video conversion which supports reading, playing lots of video and audio formats and converting them to popular…

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announcement June 7, 2007 posted by

Odiogo – The Ferret goes Podcast potty

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve added the latest greatest version of Odiogo to the Ferret so you can listen to our posts directly on your PC, or subscribe for free to the Ferret as an audio Podcast in iTunes, Juice or any other Podcast client. Just click on the little icon on each post. Cool stuff huh? Basically we’re so hip it hurts. Tags: odiogo

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Gadgets June 7, 2007 posted by

100 Eee PC 701 laptop – Asus springs surprise solid state cheapie

The Asus £100 Eee PC 701 Laptop was announced yesterday at Computex by Asus chairman Jonney Shih. If it launches as promised, and there’s no immediate indication that this is vapourware, then it’ll be a real shocker to the industry. History has shown that the public flock to low cost computers which offer basic but competent functionality (anyone remember the Amstrad PCW Computer?). The specs are not yet all out there, but it’s Linux powered (what else eh?), has a…

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Gadgets June 6, 2007 posted by

The Abduction Lamp – tin foil optional

The Abduction Lamp. Priceless piece of art furnishing. It’s at concept stage right now, but with any luck it’ll end up mass-produced in tin-foil containers with optional deely boppers on the side. Oh lovely.  Abduction is a lamp for Sci-Fi fans of all ages. A light bulb inside the metal UFO lights up the beam and the windows. The glass of the beam is frosted to distribute light in all directions. Tags: abduction+lamp, home+furnishings

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Gadgets June 6, 2007 posted by

Mosquito Shield – begone buzzie

Mosquito Shield. A chemical free anti-mosquito machine which operates on the basis of fear and loathing. The mozzies take one look at that ghastly orange coloured plastic and run for the hills. Apparently. $19.95.  Repel mosquitoes the natural way with this chemical-free, lightweight mosquito shield. * Creates an invisible layer of protection that keeps mosquitoes up to 15 feet away * Uses Geriniol, a natural, chemical-free odor that has been field-tested to repel mosquitoes * Dual cartridge design repels mosquitoes for…

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Gadgets June 6, 2007 posted by

1GB USB Lipstick Drive – time is space

1 GB USB Lipstick Pen Drive. A scant 16 months ago we featured a lipstick shaped USB drive like this one here. It offered 128 MB of memory and cost £12.98. This one is almost 10 times as big again for £19.95. Progress eh? [Via Stylehive]  The Inov8 Lipstick 1GB Drive can store and transfer your pictures, music, video and data to another computer with a USB port. The lipstick drive is designed to fit neatly into a USB port…

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Gadgets June 6, 2007 posted by

Can-Am Spyder – three wheels on my wagon…

The Bombardier Can-Am Spyder is a three wheeled, 5 gear, belt driven, 998cc V-twin engined, electronically stabilized, power steered, $15,000 roadster for Century 21. Why shouldn’t we look all Bladerunner then, eh?  Fluid motion stems from the smooth 5-speed gearbox created speciically for the Spyder. It features a true mechanical reverse. An optional thumb-shift sequential electronic transmission offers even greater ease of use. The inal beltdrive provides ultra-smooth gearing and easy maintenance. Tags: can-am+spyder, motorbike

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