The Linkielist

Linking ideas with the world

New Bionic Hand

This is the latest in bionic hand technology: it’s controlled using the mind and existing musculature, you can manipulate the fingers independently and you have precision control over the power the fingers exert, meaning you don’t inadvertently crush things you’re trying to hold.

Codec Installer

You don’t know what DivX and XviD are? Or you simply don’t care? They are called codecs and this neat little program will download and install them for you next time Windows Media Player tells you it doesn’t have the correct codec.

Bananascreen

This programme allows you to log in to your windows PC using your face – you set up a template and then after lock up you show your muggins to the camera and it will let you in. No, it probably isn’t the most secure thing to do at all, but it’s neat!

20 miles bluetooth

Yes, you have decided you really, really want to bluespam or bluesnarf everyone within a massive range – then this little box is the one for you. The Aircable Host XR gives 30 kilometers of unsuspecting targets to your PC.

iPhone hacked

No lists of iPhone hacks here – there are plenty of them, there shouldn’t be any trouble at all finding them on internet. However, because the OS restore disks came in 2 flavours, part encrypted, part unencrypted, they’ve managed to hack the standard root password out of it allready: Alpine Have fun. I still love Read more about iPhone hacked[…]

How to erase memories

If you administer this drug whilst you’re visualising something, the drug removes first certain (possibly unconcious) associations with the memory and should after continued use, be able to remove the memory entirely.

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An Israeli team has created a tiny little robot that can travel up and down your veins and arteries, being manipulated by magnetic fields. It has a diameter of 1mm and crawls along your bloodstream using little arms.

Flickr in 3D

3dvia.com is a flickr copy, except it hosts 3d models. They’re backed by Daussault Systems of France and hope to be as big as flickr / utube. They use the 3dxml as a standard, which has some slightly better editors for it than Google’s Earth 3D unit editor. Good luck to ’em.

Transparent transistors

Using nanowires assembled on glass and thin films of flexible plastic built using zinc oxide or indium oxide the transistors are not visible to the human eye. The researchers hope to create HUDs and displays on windsheilds, visors, spectacles, etc. Make my car look like the inside of an F-16 please!

Optimism for cloning extinct species

DNA splicing has now come such a long way from 5 years ago, that the experts are starting to become optimistic of being able to reacreate whole DNA sequences and cloning them into living animals fairly soon in the future. These guys want woolly mammoths back. Give me a sabre tooth tiger!

Another smoking consulate

Now in the UK, Southampton, the Wellington Arms has allready become a consulate for the Island of Redonda. It’s now trying to become an embassy, in order to escape VAT and most importantly, the bans on smoking that will be in effect from 1/7 in England. Smokers will continue the fight!