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Funky stuff, man!

cool tech February 22, 2005 posted by


Radianse Alerts. RFID tags to stop you losing patients? Of course.  Patient Wandering – when a high-risk patient wearing a Radianse active-RFID location tag moves outside preset boundaries, the Radianse IPS recognizes this context as “Patient Wandering” and alerts clinicians about the patient’s location, enabling them to escort the patient to safety

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cool tech February 21, 2005 posted by

Hot Link Pro.

Hot Link Pro. You’ve got to dig tech that lets you control your infrared A/V toys even when they’re behind closed doors, haven’t you? Apparently all done with smoke and mirrors. Nah, just kidding. $149.99.  If your A/V equipment is housed behind an opaque cabinet door or in a closet, infrared remote control signals will not be able to reach it…Luckily, the Hot Link Pro solves this problem by routing your remote control’s IR signals into the closed cabinet or…

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cool tech February 17, 2005 posted by


Lightspace. Cool RGB LED dance floor tech, kind of a dance mat on steroids. Watch the videos to get a real idea of the tech, like playing pong with your feet, or the stomping PacMan type game. Runs on Java apparently. [Thanks Dave]

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cool tech February 15, 2005 posted by

Skinny audio rockz.

Apparently this new AACPlus audio format (aka High Efficiency AAC) sounds really really good at very low streaming bitrates (we’re talking CD quality at 48kbps, i.e. dialup Internet speeds). Non-believer? Then do what the Ferret did and download the latest Winamp version with AAC Plus support and listen to Tuner2. They’re right, it’s really very nice. Hmm..downloading this Winamp plug-in for your existing installation might do the trick too. Neat!

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cool tech February 11, 2005 posted by


Dermabond. Purple liquid stitches, like a Pritt Stick for skin? Two coats and the wound is stuck together, no nasty needles. Yay! Watch the demo!  After your wound has been cleaned, your doctor will apply DERMABOND adhesive in thin layers (a minimum of three) with a light brushing stroke, while holding the edges of the wound together. As DERMABOND adhesive is applied, it forms a strong, flexible bond in just 45-60 seconds, and reaches full strength in approximately 2½ minutes….

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cool tech February 11, 2005 posted by

Back to the future.

Firestreamer-DV. $46.00. Needs an in/out Firewire connection which of course we in Europe are rather short of on our camcorders. Sheesh!  The Firestreamer software makes your DV recorder appear as a regular tape drive to other applications running on your computer, so that you can use the powerful Windows Backup Utility (NTBackup) to reliably back up and restore your files and folders to and from videotape. You can store up to 15 Gigabytes of data to a Mini-DV cassette, or…

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cool tech February 10, 2005 posted by

Pulse power.

The VNS Therapy System. For long term treatment of chronic epileptic seizures. [Via the rather scary Medgadget].  VNS Therapy delivers stimulation via a device implanted just under the skin in the left chest area. The pacemaker-like device sends mild, intermittent electrical impulses through a lead to the left vagus nerve, which then sends signals to the brain. Each device is programmed for the individual patient, and the patient or a caregiver has the ability to initiate or abort stimulation with…

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cool tech February 8, 2005 posted by


Mercora IMRadio. P2P radio. Share, find and listen.  Mercora P2P Radio is a software application that uses peer-to-peer technologies to create the largest legal online radio network. Mercora lets you legally share your music with others on the Internet while conforming to webcasting laws specified in the DMCA. Read more about it on our product pages. Mercora is pronounced Mer-co-ra and rhymes with “flora.”…Think of the Mercora network as a giant webcasting radio station with lots of channels offering an…

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cool tech February 7, 2005 posted by


RiderCam. Camcorder + rollercoaster = instant DVD of your horrified facial contortions. Rewind, review, re-scream.   RIDERCAM is not only a camera on your coaster! The RIDERCAM experience starts while you are waiting in line…After boarding RIDERCAM immediately begins recording the adventure. Every moment is being captured, from the beginning of the lift hill to breaking at the end. Right after exiting the car the passenger arrives in the RIDERCAM shop where flat screens display short clips of the previous…

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cool tech February 4, 2005 posted by

Txt my voip.

SMS to Skype. Well it’s really cutting edge, that’s fer sure, and pretty darn cool too actually. [Thanks Emily]  SMS to Skype is a free service from Connectotel allowing GSM mobile phone users to send Skype instant messages to any Skype user. SMS to Skype is based on M-Mail, Connectotel’s free SMS to e-mail service, established in 1999.

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cool tech February 3, 2005 posted by

Veypor trail.

The boffins at Veypor have teamed up with the toffins at Motion Research and produced a motorbike Heads Up Display (HUD) which not only tells you the basic things in life, like how fast you’re going and what your revs are, but also meaningful soul challenging stuff like gear shift points, lap times and torque vs rpm. Hmm…the moped needs an update.  It takes a long time (3-5 seconds) for a rider to take their eyes off the road, focus on their instruments, then…

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cool tech February 3, 2005 posted by

Play it again, Man!

KPlaylist. A rather cool and free way of setting up your own global music jukebox, using just some string, glue and a PHP/MySQL host server. Upload your fave tunes, mix well and serve up your music wherever you and a web browser be. Neatness!  

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cool tech February 2, 2005 posted by

Bell me.

The Bellster Network Phone Sharing Service. Phone for free, as long as you are prepared to be part of the chain. Democratic call-plan power in action?  Call ordinary phones all over the world for free; you just have to share your phone, too. With Bellster, you can call other people even if they don’t have a computer. Bellster lets you call any phone number in the world by sending the call over the Internet to a shared phone line near the person…

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