Thursday, August 06, 2009


If you've been curious about what can be done with HTML5, you should probably take a look at this site.....

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Best Bluetooth Headset?

I have no idea, but definitely one of the most innovative I've seen in a while. I just hope it works properly.

Maybe we should pair it with the thinnest watch phone for the perfect mobile solution? (free the pockets, free the world..... or something).

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Halo Ring

Way too geeky even for me, but I'm sure there's a couple of takers out there, this ring of the Master Chief is made from Sterling Silver and available in New Zealand. Maybe it was a hobbit creation? Or they're running out of sheep?

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Summer is nearly here

So what better time of year to bring out that old Solar Necklace you have sitting in your wardrobe, and keep your iPhone charged up for a whole day?

I'm wondering just how sharp the corner of those panels are, and whether or not you get the free sunscreen you're obviously going to need to avoid skin cancer after a couple of years of sunning yourself for a few extra minutes of battery life.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Smallest Fuel Cell

It's only 3mm across, and can send out an amp for 30 hours (which won't charge your iPod just yet). If you want to get more details on the next generation of fuel cells, check out the New Scientist article.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Want one

Obviously. Maybe even two..... No will it fit in my office, and can I get away with expensing it?
(via Gizmodo)

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Friday, October 17, 2008

I have things

on this list. Not sure if it makes me happy or not, but if the smile is anything to go by, it must (and for the record, the woman in my life was the purchaser, although I think she prefers I wear it when she's not around)


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Be a robot for a week?

If you want to try it, you can rent these exoskeleton legs for $2200 per week. 10 times your normal strength apparently, so if you've got an upcoming UFC fight, or a bully at school who you think might jump you, it could be the perfect solution. Me, I might get a set for Mark Viduka - been a while since I've seen him play......

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Just for George

You know you want one.....

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Tech Tattoos

I think I want one

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Geeky Girlfriend Pressie

I don't think Tiffany's is selling these yet, but if you've got a girlfriend who's into all things gadgety (or your boyfriend likes jewelery I guess), the USB pendant may be the gift for you.

Actually, scrap that last sentence - I just checked out the actual site and the first thing listed is a set of solid silver usb cufflinks that are now on my wishlist. See, my branching out from the feed reader is paying dividends already ;-)

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Supersoaker Sad Boy

When you own every single supersoaker ever made, there's no other way to describe except sad. Sorry, I know it probably took up a large portion of your life (and cash), but really? Why bother?

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Lijit Do Maps

I read somewhere over the weekend that some of the best companies kind of take on a personality of their own - they don't hide behind some corporate veil of secrecy and talk in official only language in case of upsetting someone. Chipolte (and a few others) make little jokes instead of the usual "don't throw this bag in the street" declarations (something about not using it for a parachute if my memory serves me correctly).

Anyway, Lijit is the kind of company that just gives you really useful stuff and lots of nice surprises - wouldn't everyone like a friend like that. Apart from all the info they dish out on who has been searching your blog, this weekend (or maybe before and I'm just too slow to realize), they added in some mapping functionality to their search, so now you can see where people were searching from. The map is even nice and pretty, and given a large part of my working life has been spent working with maps in one shape or another, I'm obviously happy. So, my stats page is open, so you too can see the extra info if you care too.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Geek T-Shirt

This has to be the pinnacle of geekness (t-shirt wise of course), which obviously means I kinda like it (alot)

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Monday, August 20, 2007

It's a Card Eater....

If you happen to be in the habit of carrying around your extra memory cards, no doubt you've lost at least one by now. This little thing is designed to prevent that from happening, while providing a little joy in your life as well. Or something like that.

No idea how much it costs coz the site is in some foreign language that I'm making an educated guess is Korean, but no doubt someone at this very second is working away in a factory somewhere to create US copies to make them rich, so just hold on.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Scariest Use of Inkjet Printer Technology

I started listening to this thinking it was some sort of joke, but apparently they're deadly serious. It gave me the distinct impression that I was in the middle of some weird Sci-Fi movie flashback - maybe RoboCop or Starship Troopers?

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Most Expensive Computer Speakers?

Despite the fact that these speakers from Bang and Olufsen are pretty damn gorgeous, and handle up to 250 watts of power, the price tag of $3200 is just ridiculous. Does anyone ever pay this sort of money for computer speakers? The fact that you could get yourself a very (very) well specc'd Mac or PC for the same amount of money must at least deter everyone except the stupidly rich.

Not saying I don't want a set if someone's going to buy them for me of course...

More details here if you're still interested.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

New iMacs

They're pretty.......

Also, new iLife 08 (despite Leopard not being released yet), new .Mac functionality (and more space), new iWork with a spreadsheet app now included and other bits and bobs along the way.

TUAW has loads of coverage of it all as you'd expect but here's the link to the iMac details if you're lazy.

Oh, and the official ad is here - when it looks this good, you don't really need to do anything...

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Real Flying Car

This thing is amazing. I want one, now. And it's in production apparently!!!

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The Rise of the Helmet

It seems like only yesterday when the big Vegas trip was planned for my stag/bachelor/bucks party, but it turns out it was well over 2 years ago now. Plenty of great memories, lots of friends, a blow up sheep, and the Captain America helmet, which I was somehow persuaded to wear all the way up the strip (and then even in a few bars and clubs if memory serves me right, although the whole night got a little vague towards the end).

Well, it's all going to be happening again this weekend - not mine of course - you only get one of those (or two I guess if you can squeeze in an extra one back in your home country ;-), but the incredible Mr Tonkin's. The usual suspects, plus a couple of early arrivers from Oz are heading there tomorrow, which is unfortunately a little too soon for me to be able to order this fantastic Pac-Man Helmet and have it arrive in time. I guess it's the thought that counts, right? And I'm sure Ash has something equally fitting sorted out, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

The Best Ever Windows Error

I know, it's a big list, and I'm sure everyone has their favorite. Most people get excited when they see the blue screen of death (unless they're in the middle of something mildly important with a deadline looming....

Anyway, the following is direct from the Microsoft Suppost Pages

Your password must be at least 18770 characters and cannot repeat any of your previous 30689 passwords. Please type a different password. Type a password that meets these requirements in both text boxes.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

May the Force be with You

For the bargain price of only 20 bucks, you too can declare your move to the Dark Side (while looking like an arse.....)

Update: this one looks so much better (even though the wearer seems scared out of his/her wits)

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Apple Ring

Too geeky for me, and that's saying something, but I'm sure this apple ring will appeal to someone, especially as it's only 4 bucks...

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Google Maps Does it again!

Raises the bar I mean - this is pretty cool (even if you're not really a techie), but when you get directions on Google Maps now, if you don't like the route, or decide you need to stop off somewhere first, you can just grap a point and move it in pretty much real time - the route will recalculate everything and serve you up your new directions/distance/drink of choice.

When it comes to map stuff, it takes a lot to get me excited, coz I tend to deal with it pretty much every day in some form or another. Today, I'm excited. Go try it yourself...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

It's a Sad Day...

I'm not sure when it happened (maybe starting to code when I was 9 had something to do with it), but today I realized I actually was still a sad techie at heart (and thereby proving my wife's ascertations). Anyway, I realized this because I just read a page on a new file system, and smiled the whole way through. How sad is that?

Anyway, due to one of the Sun guys releasing a little info early about what OS X Leopard is using for it's file system, I ended up on the page below. If you're as sad as I am, you can check it out, otherwise I would suggest moving on swiftly.

What is ZFS? at

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Techie T-Shirts

Probably the best set of (very) geeky t-shirts I've seen. If you don't work with computers, it's probably not worth the click - sorry.

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