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Recommended December 20, 2004 posted by


Stepz. Turn your mobile phone into a pedometer. Clever, clever, Java, clever. $4.99.  Stepz is a full-featured pedometer program. Use it during your walking/jogging exercise to keep track of time, distance traveled, energy consumed and current and average speed.

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Recommended December 20, 2004 posted by


Compass. Turn your handset into a compass. $1.95. Might be a bit problematical here in super sunny London though, methinks!  Finding the north has never been that easy: just point your mobile phone to the sun, and the arrow on the screen will show you where the north is! This application calculates the north relative to the sun position depending on the mobile”s clock time.

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Bookmark This! December 17, 2004 posted by

Singing fish.

Singing Fish. Search engine for music and general multimedia. Love the name, love the service. ‘Nuff said. [From our very own Wiki. Thanks Blue!]  Singingfish provides instant access to the universe of free, legal streaming media, including music, news, movies, sports, TV, and radio. However, the content in our index is not our own. Instead, the audio and video is hosted by the people who created and hold the copyright for it.

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Recommended December 9, 2004 posted by

Smart, joy & frag.

SmartJoy FRAG. $28.90. Cross platform convergence for gamers. Good, good.  SmartJoy FRAG is a unique adapter that allows you to connect standard PS/2 compatible mice and keyboards to your PlayStation2 or Xbox console. You will be able to enjoy First-Person Shooters (FPS), or any other game where targeting is important, the way they are meant to be played.

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Free Software December 9, 2004 posted by

Phat video.

The Turbine Video Encoder program is most excellent way of converting standard video clips to the Flash format in order to embed and play them easily on web sites. Best of all, there’s a free version to play with.  Here we see some rare footage of one of the Ferret’s closest relatives performing for an adoring polecat audience somewhere deep in the Swedish countryside. Click on the image to view.

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Recommended December 6, 2004 posted by

Cuppa glory.

The Tea Bag Timer. $29.95. The Ferret lives in the UK right? So please understand that this item is more of a religious artifact than a home gadget. [Er…so why’s it made in Germany then? – Ed]  This inventive, German-made device steeps tea for the exact time you choose. The durable stainless steel arm lowers a tea bag or the included tea ball into a cup of hot water when the timer is set (between 2 and 20 minutes); when…

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Recommended December 6, 2004 posted by


SAM – Skype Answering Machine.  SAM is a simple voice answering machine for PC Skype users. When you are away from your PC and there is no one to answer your incoming calls, SAM will pick up the call, play a greeting message and the “all-time clasic beep” so that the calling party will leave a voice recorded message.

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Recommended December 3, 2004 posted by


PursePal. Super cool, although the Ferret wonders whether some bags wouldn’t better be left unlit. You know who you are, don’t you?  And we assume that purse means handbag too? Strange American language! $20.00.  Intensely bright light clips inside your purse. Easy on/off button. Set of three.

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Recommended December 2, 2004 posted by

Solar dryer.

The Solar Powered Clothes Rotator. A$12.00. Gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘spin dryer’ don’t it? (see also Turn n’Grow)  A brilliant way to increase drying efficiency and care for the environment at the same time. This handy solar powered clothes hanger rotates automatically as soon as sunlight strikes the top mounted solar panel. Rotation increases the airflow around the clothes and exposes them to the available sunlight for fresh smelling and hygienic clothes.

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Recommended November 30, 2004 posted by

Cutting the mustard.

The Business Card Cutter.  Actually not a bad idea at all. $98.00.  No more “Self Made” business cards with perforated edges. This busienss [sic] cutter will cut most of card [sic] stocks of your choice. Your cutting-edge color printer will do the real job this time.

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Recommended November 29, 2004 posted by

The Hardware Book.

The Hardware Book. Available for free download too!  Welcome to the Hardware Book. Internet’s largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable descriptions.

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