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and they say us british are eccentric

posted by Duncan at 11:45 am on January 28th, 2003

Here’s a link to a British company that can supply a motorcycle hearse and rider for either a religious or non religious service. As with a traditional cortege families travel in the funeral director’s limousines or with their own vehicles. Blimey..see their site here

what the hell is …. bluetooth?

posted by Duncan at 9:46 am on January 28th, 2003

Bluetooth, a wireless networking technology that offers modest performance in a secure, energy efficient package, stands at the forefront of a new wireless age. Supported by a Special Interests Group formed by hundreds of companies that lead technological development, Bluetooth aims to unite a variety of electronic devices in the home, car, and at work. Unique specifications, network layers, and topology make Bluetooth’s wireless functionality possible. Read the full article here

nintendo planning next console

posted by Duncan at 8:12 am on January 24th, 2003

Nintendo of Japan president Satoru Iwata quoted “We are developing a new home video game console with a plan to release the new system around the same time as rival makers do,” said Iwata. “The PlayStation 2 debuted one-and-a-half years ahead of the GameCube” “If we had launched the GameCube at the same time as PlayStation 2, the result would have been different…. ” More news when I here or see it.

look at the size of this new dv from aiptek

posted by Duncan at 7:27 am on January 23rd, 2003

Measuring only 3.3″ x 2.7″ x 1.6″ the new Pocket DV 2 captures your life’s moments in the palm of your hand. Featuring a 4 in 1 design, the DV2 functions as a Digital Video Recorder, Digital Voice Recorder, a High Resolution 1.3 mega-pixel Digital Camera, or even hook it to your PC to be used as a webcam! It offers a 1.4″ Color LCD Display, and if the 16 MB built in SDRAM isn’t enough, you can add up to a 512 MB CF card. Upload images and video to your PC via the USB cable. You can even playback video on your TV or VCR.

new colour wrist camera watch

posted by Duncan at 7:24 am on January 23rd, 2003

Casio Introduces the new WQV10D-2 Color Wrist Camera watch with Color LCD. A 2X Digital zoom let’s you get closer to your subjects and IR transfer let’s you share your pictures with other Casio wrist cameras* and your PC. A 25,000-pixel color CMOS sensor lets you capture rich colors when needed and a text editor lets you add notes to your images so you’ll always remember the name with the face.

those f#####g flash ads!!

posted by Duncan at 9:28 am on January 22nd, 2003

If you haven’t muttered this yourself, then you’ve probably met someone who has. This column offers some tips collected on ways to work with such concerns, both with Macromedia Flash and other online advertising. John Dowdell has written this interesting article on the subject over at Macromedia’s website. See here

Snow Webcams

posted by Duncan at 7:26 am on January 20th, 2003

This site I found a while ago. The site contains a compilation of 1984 webcams in ski resorts from 33 countries around the world, including over 1200 in Europe. Very handy when booking that last minute deal. Also if you want a forcast of whats falling see for the best forecasts.

5gb credit-card sized hard drive

posted by Duncan at 5:25 am on January 17th, 2003

Created by a company with the same name, StorCard can contain from 100MB to more than 5GB of data on a plastic card. At first glance, it looks like a credit card, and even has a magnetic strip like a credit card, for potential use in standard credit card readers.The hard disk data, however, is accessed on a tiny spinning disk inside the thin card.There’s more information on their website.

top 10 vulnerabilities in web applications

posted by Duncan at 9:00 am on January 13th, 2003

A new report detailing the ten most critical web application security problems was unveiled today by the Open Web Application Security Project. OWASP is dedicated to helping organizations understand and improve the security of their web applications and web services. Download the report from the OWASP website at must read for all web developers.

gravis releases special edition t-shirt

posted by Duncan at 8:37 am on January 13th, 2003

A talented painter and designer based out of NYC, Rostarr approaches his artwork in a very cerebral, calculated manner. Every brush stroke has a purpose, and this is definitely the case with the design he created for Gravis. “It’s called ‘Vibrant Thunder,’” Rostarr proclaims.I live in the UK. If anyone knows any where I can get one here, please let me know.

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