Posts by Category: cool tech

Funky stuff, man!

cool tech February 1, 2005 posted by

Hey fatty boom boom.

The Deluxe Greasecar Conversion Kit. Your car may end up smelling like the local fast food caff, but you’ll be extremely smug in a ‘I’m a real ecological warrior’ kinda way. So go for it! $795.00   The Greasecar Vegetable Oil Conversion System is an auxiliary fuel modification system that allows diesel vehicles to run on vegetable oil in any climate. By using waste vegetable oils as fuel, Greasecar customers reduce toxic emissions, recycle an over-abundant waste product, and dramatically reduce…

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cool tech January 28, 2005 posted by

Get yer skates on!

Custom Ice Rinks. Really really cool tech!  How many times have you looked out at your yard after a sub zero cold snap and wished that you could have a quick game of pick up on your frozen pool liner? Or even dreamed of having just ten more feet beside your pool for you and the kids to have the ability to make your own rink. Well now you can stop dreaming! With the Custom Ice Pool Rink, you can have your…

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cool tech January 26, 2005 posted by


Navmo. The Ferret is in dire need of a decent navigational aid for mobile phones. One that’s simple, doesn’t cost the earth and works as advertised. Could this be it?  Accurate, animated tracking of users – without GPS! Client-rendered display carefully tailored for small screens, based on the tracked position. Interactive, zoomable display of users’ location and route, rotated to their current face-forward heading. Quick route lookup – location, destination and route in less than 60 seconds. Route download to…

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cool tech January 21, 2005 posted by


Feedbeep. Send any RSS feed to your phone via SMS. Swish!  FeedBeep is the final link between you and the wealth of information published on the internet. Hundreds of thousands of data feeds are available in RSS format, and now you can receive alerts about events worldwide — as they happen — right on your SMS-capable phone. Alerts can be set to go to your mobile device or our web messaging system based on your keywords or any time new…

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cool tech January 20, 2005 posted by

Copy cat.

The DX-2 Disc Publisher. Start your own record label for $2995.00.  Microboards DX-2 features either two 52X CD or two 16X DVD (32X CD) recorders combined with our World Famous Print Factory print engine. The easy-to-use, yet powerful recording software enables users to burn and print seperate jobs to each drive or a single job to all drives. The DX-2 prints at up to 4800 dpi with ultra-fast CD or DVD recording…The DX-2 print engine connects to your PC via USB…

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cool tech January 20, 2005 posted by

DIY surround sound cans.

DIY surround sound four channel headphone mod. Geeky? Sure. Hard to do? Probably. Effective? Apparently. Complete with mixing box.  In effect, you get a very real theater sound (Better sound then most theaters) It feels like your [sic] on the set, and you can hear many details that you never hear in the theatre…It’s fun to turn down the front speakers and just listen to the rears, there is often sounds from the crew or director that the mixer’s didn’t catch.

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cool tech January 19, 2005 posted by


Speegle. The talking search engine. Uber neat.     *      Just type in your keywords in the normal way and press enter or click search.    *      Ten results are listed and read out to you in order some may be skipped as they  have no content or they have been to slow to contact.    *      If you want to visit a page press the corresponding number on the keyboard and it will redirect to that site.   

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cool tech January 17, 2005 posted by


The PC HabiCase. The Ferret loves hamsters. Oh yes. Especially with a nice bechamel sauce…mmm! So how better to store lunch…er…our lovely pets than by using this fab uber-geek toy? $149.99. (Update: Ha!Ha! April Fool’s. Ferret walks away sheepishly, and a little hungrily. Thanks SA.)  The PC HabiCase allows your gerbil, hamster or mouse to live INSIDE your computer. Ample room is provided for climbing, or your pet can hang out in one of the two “play pods” located at the…

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cool tech January 17, 2005 posted by

Dect desk tech.

The Swedect 9to5. Connect the USB cradle to your PC, install the software and voilá, your mobile phone becomes an extension of your computer. Yep, a neato way to answer calls, send SMS messages, transfer data etc all from your keyboard. You even get your phone’s display replicated on the big screen to make things super easy. Around $80.00.  Place mobile phone in the stylish desk-top cradle, install software easy & convenient, connect USB device to computer to access opportunities to: Make and…

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cool tech January 17, 2005 posted by


TowerSeek. Another Bit Torrent search engine. Looking for the fastest download torrent for a particular large file? Try this.

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cool tech January 17, 2005 posted by

TiVo tools.

The new TiVo third party toolset announcement looks really ho-hum until you dig deep into the concept, at which point light bulbs start popping. The tools allow anyone with smarts and content like TV programs or music videos, to ‘broadcast’ it directly to TiVo boxes using broadband, i.e. without going through the traditional TV network routes . The Ferret reckons that this is colossal stuff, peeps, ‘cause once broadband is everywhere, all it needs is a widespread deployment of this kind of tech…

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cool tech January 13, 2005 posted by

Organize IT.

Socket’s OrganizeIT Suite. $299.00. A rather cool and definitely geeky way to organize and catalogue your collections using your PDA and their barcode scanner and software. A bit too ‘High Fidelity’ for the Ferret’s taste, but hey…  The software application in conjunction with the SDIO ISC scans UPC bar codes and retrieves valuable data on the web to complete a comprehensive database of music and video. Information can be synchronized between Pocket PC and Palm OS mobile devices and the…

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cool tech January 12, 2005 posted by


Is the PikAx the ultimate air guitar? Probably. [Thanks Tom].  The PikAx experience is two-fold. The first is what we like to call jammin’. Here you can select and assign your favourite riffs from your record collection and play like your guitar heroes. The second is where you can assign full chord sounds to the buttons of the PikAx and trigger them by strumming/striking the strings of the PikAx – letting you play like a true musician.

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cool tech January 11, 2005 posted by

Hands free and fancy.

The new Culmann Variocom VC4 (Deutsch) hands-free car phone unit is a real modular marvel. The feature set includes plug-in voice recognition, Bluetooth and GPS audio navigation cards and a neato PDA/laptop socket to let you use the phone as a modem for your snazzy handheld. The Bluetooth is so your passengers can also use the hands free features of the unit without inserting their handset. I think.

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