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Mmm…wonder if it works?

hmm..interesting January 19, 2005 posted by

That petrol emotion.

Affective Media make emotion recognition software. I think the idea is to create tech products which respond to our moods, thereby making them more useful. Not just toys and games, but PDAs, home automation et al. Interesting concept all right. Check out the demo.  Emotion recognition enables artificial pets to understand our emotions and to react to them in a way similar to their real-life counterparts. Making our entertainment robots more pet-like can only help to bring them into our…

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hmm..interesting January 17, 2005 posted by

Chocolate sushi.

Aaarghh! Chocolate Sushi. Aaarghh!   Chocolate Sushi is made from all natural chocolate and baker’s ingredients. We use Belgian and Swiss Chocolate in our baking and rolling processes. Each “sushi” is carefully hand-rolled and portioned. Chocolate Sushi does not contain rice, fish or wasabi. Chocolate Sushi is a product of pure chocolate indulgence.

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future tech January 10, 2005 posted by

Le Segway, zoot alors!

Looks like the Europeans may be warming to the Segway concept better than the domestic US market. Viz the Oxygen Network – a zero emission vehicle rental station in the city of Lille in France.  The Oxygen Station is located on the Champ de Mars, just Northwest of Lille near a large parking lot. The Oxygen Boutique is located in the center of the city at the Lille Flandres railway station. A total of 16 Segway HTs and 25 electric bikes…

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hmm..interesting January 6, 2005 posted by

Blog empire.

21Publish. At last, the Ferret can realize his dream of challenging Messrs Denton and Calcanis with his own blog empire. Blogs, blogs, more blogs. Muwhahahaha! Watch out for details of our upcoming  Fergadget and Redmodo sites.  This enables enterprises, clubs, communities, commercial websites or colleges to become a blog host themselves by setting up their own private BlogPortal. A BlogPortal allows them to offer blogs to some or all of their members, co-workers, students or friends. 21Publish is right for you if…

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hmm..interesting January 4, 2005 posted by

Rock da house.

Solid Drive Set.  Apparently with these transducers you really can rock da house. Just plug ‘em into your walls using the special bracket and presto, the room will speak. Cue Julie Andrews song (“…the walls are alive, with the sound…”) $449.99.  Induction Dynamics SolidDrive installs directly behind walls for a truly inside-wall speaker, turning the entire wall into a sound source. Sound is generated from these large acoustic-radiating surfaces, immersing the listener in sound. The sound is omnidirectional at nearly all frequencies, while channel…

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hmm..interesting December 23, 2004 posted by


The EnGenius SN-920 cordless phone system. Billed as having the longest range of any cordless home phone. Apparently 9 times the power of ordinary units gives a range of up to 5 miles, and the handsets can also double as independent walkie talkie units. I’d be a bit worried holding a handset with that much power near my brain for extended periods, though. Know what I mean? Around $373.00.  This power produces the EnGenius long-range performance that outdistances all other cordless…

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hmm..interesting December 21, 2004 posted by

Super search?

Accoona. Super target your search. Yes, yes, it’s yet another search engine. But what can we do, you know we love ‘em. Even if they don’t always…cough…perform as well as The G.  Accoona gives you the ability to use Artificial Intelligence technology to “SuperTarget” your searches. “SuperTarget” is the term used by Accoona to describe the search features that enable searchers to highlight specific terms within the search query. The ability to “SuperTarget” a search is valuable to all Internet…

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hmm..interesting December 21, 2004 posted by

S.N.I.U. of P2P.

Ari Friedman has set up a website (soon to be a wiki?) to document the Substantial, Non-Infringing Uses of P2P networks, and present the truth about how useful this technology is, irrespective of what the music industry would have us believe.  He put out a call for contributions and so the Ferret did a search n’trawl through all the ones we’ve found over the past few years and came up with this list of 16 15 which we have sent to him. Fascinating. Also…

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hmm..interesting December 20, 2004 posted by

My Virtual Band.

My Virtual Band. Well, it’s clearly the future isn’t it? In one way or another.    Do you have a killer guitar riff but can’t sing to save your life? Do you dream of playing in a band but can’t find the time? If so, this is the place for you. is on a mission to bring together “virtual bands” comprised of musicians and recording hobbyists from all over the world to collaborate on the writing and recording of music…

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hmm..interesting December 16, 2004 posted by

Touch dis.

The Touch Panel Phone.  $29.99. Q. How much tech is too much tech, when embedded into something as simple as a home telephone? Answers on a backlit postcard, please, to….  According to Nikai-Osaka, this multi-function phone’s exceedingly thin design gives you an absolutely fresh feeling when you touch the blue LCD screen. Plus, it’s stylish design incorporates a caller ID function, speaker phone, music-on-hold, calculator, press-button sound and a perpetual calendar! With all these features, you’ll be blue in the face…

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hmm..interesting December 9, 2004 posted by

Consumer choice?

Choose the Blue. A site which lets you know which American companies support which US political party, in order to let you buy only from those which support your political leanings? It’s quite a scary concept if you take it to its logical conclusion. Of course clever companies like Intel split their donations almost 50/50!  If each American who voted for John Kerry spends $100 in 2005 on a Blue company instead of a Red company, we can move $5 Billion away…

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hmm..interesting December 6, 2004 posted by

Google ranker.

The Google PageRank predictor.  This tool attempts to determine a future Google PageRank value of a particular site. In other words, we try to determine the PageRank value of the URL you enter below, as it would be after the next Google PageRank update. The tools does several calculations to come to this figure.

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