Remainders - Things We Didn't Post

Here's the stuff that we didn't post today. (Until now, obviously.)

Sony Insider turned up an early 1950s Sony Model 101 Tapecorder on eBay. The thing is Deco smooth, with mellow earthy tones and iconically simple controls. There's even a video of it playing some swing tune—hauntingly beautiful in its own vintage way. But since it's still up there, at $US79 with zero bids, it's probably safe to say most Giz readers care about this a lot less than I did. (Bonus for the three people who care: a service manual for said 101, also on eBay.) [Sony Insider]

I love a robotic ferret as much as the next guy, maybe more. But this slinky robot with magnetic wheels—which uses lasers, optical sensors and CO2 detectors to search metal shipping containers for illegally transported drugs and people—is little more than a plan on paper at the moment. Until it's flesh and blood, or at least, ball bearings and WD-40, it won't be much in the way of border defence. [GizMag]

If Apple—yep, them—had stuck with PowerPC, IBM would have allegedly migrated them to the Cell processor, that chip found in the PlayStation 3 that's known for extreme graphics prowess. Could this have meant a PS3 Hackintosh? I don't know. But "what if" only gets you so far. What if Woz had stuck it out with Jobs? Would Apple have a Segway competitor today? Makes you wonder, or not. [9to5Mac]

As someone who's enjoyed a fair share of shabbat dinners, I was tickled to see the name of a new "kosher" website: Koogle. If you don't get the reference, this item is not for you. As great as it is, this shomer-shabbat modesty-minded Hebrew/English shopping and research hub wasn't a fit for Giz, being softwarey, localised to Israel, and pretty much the opposite of Bing. [Reuters]

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