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Anna Leach is a freelance journalist who writes for the Independent, Wired and Jezebel.


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George Osborne’s £50m grant for better condoms

The team behind the wonder material graphene – developed at the University of Manchester in 2004 – has just got a big new commission: making condoms.

Graphene is strong, light, nearly … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2013 | In: Technology | Comment


Jimmy Wales sets the lawyers on meat-puppets

Marketing meatpuppets must desist from editing Wikipedia or face legal action, lawyers acting for the parent company of Wikipedia said last night, banning anyone in the Wikipedia editing company Wiki-PR … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment


31p Will Make Your iPhone Able To Read Your Emotions

Are you disappointed that your iPhone can’t tell if you’re happy? Well that can be remedied by plugging in 31p of sensors to an iPhone 5S and letting it monitor … (read more)

Posted: 30th, October 2013 | In: Technology | Comment


Brit Arrested For “Pwning” US Government, Tripped Up By Named Paypal Account…

 

A British man threatened to “pwn” US government web services before uploading a mocking video to a government website, and stealing the personal details of FBI agents, court documents allege.

Lauri … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2013 | In: Technology | Comment


Samsung Is Making Augmented Reality Glasses For Sport. What Sports?

SAMSUNG wants to put its computers on your face. And has just landed a patent for a new device that will do just that.

Google has staked out the space of … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Taliban now endorse TVs – what programmes won them over?

BETTER known for endorsing holy war and the death penalty for rape victims, the Taleban have taken to giving their stamp of approval to consumer electronic products. TV for example. … (read more)

Posted: 27th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment


Blackberry Security: Another victim of London Riots?

THE bleeding-heart liberals among us are worried that the backlash to the London Riots will usher in a harsher police state and that tolerance will get swept out with the … (read more)

Posted: 9th, August 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1)


London Riots: Forget BBM, It’s the Back-Button That Has Created Generation Whatever

Every week, the Daily Mail will blame the internet for something else. Pedophiles, exam results, cancer and yes, the random violence that has swept through London in the past three … (read more)

Posted: 9th, August 2011 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment


Riot Police Promise To Spend More Time on Twitter

POLICE Officers promised to spend more time on Twitter trying to predict where violence would break out after copycat riots sprang up in Brixton, Walthamstow, Dalston, Islington, Westfield, Oxford Circus … (read more)

Posted: 8th, August 2011 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (2)


The iPhone 5 Will Be Really Thick and Fat

NO, no it won’t be. I’ll give every reader of this blog $100  if the iPhone 5 is thicker than the iPhone 4. The iPhone, rather like Steve Jobs, always … (read more)

Posted: 5th, August 2011 | In: Technology | Comments (3)


ePetition Site proves Government by Wikipedia Would Definitely Work: Let’s Get Rid of The Houses of Parliament

SO FAR the government’s ePetition website has proved one thing: Government by online polls would definitely work. Why pay for MPs when you can have a website with a poll … (read more)

Posted: 5th, August 2011 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (3)


Buying Twitter Followers is the new Getting Twitter Followers by Being Witty and Insightful: Newt Gingrinch leads the way

PEOPLE claim that social networks aren’t popularity contests. But some of us know that they are: and that you can win them by paying lots of money. Republican Presidential candidate … (read more)

Posted: 5th, August 2011 | In: Technology | Comment


Flamboyant Hacker Topiary aka Jake Davis was Agoraphobic, Clever, Quiet & Withdrew After A Family Death

Flamboyant hacker Jake Davis, who now facing 10 years in prison, was a “clever, quiet” boy who developed a fear of open spaces and withdrew from school and friends after … (read more)

Posted: 1st, August 2011 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment


Shetland Hacker Named: Jake Davis Liked Playing Online Chess, God.

The Shetland teen arrested for the LulzSec hacking has been named as Jake Davis an online chess fanatic and a resident of Yell, one of the northernmost islands in the … (read more)

Posted: 1st, August 2011 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (4)


Footballer Tweets about Smashing Wife’s Back Doors in, Mum-in-law Laughs, American Accuses Everyone of Sodomy

LEICESTER City footballer Paul Gallagher has reminded everyone just how refreshingly open Twitter can be by signing up and posting this little gem as his second tweet ever:

He did warn everyone … (read more)

Posted: 27th, July 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1)


NHS Wants You To Skype Gran in Hospital, is Google + Next for the Infirm?

AN NHS hospital in Maidenhead has suggested that visitors Skype their relatives in the wards instead of coming in to visit them everyday. 

The hospital authority in Berkshire are presenting the … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, July 2011 | In: Technology | Comment


Do it the News Corp way: The Anorak’s Guide to Hacking like a hack

WITH the News of The World dead, we may never again learn the content of Liz Hurley’s voicemails. You’re probably missing them already, so in the interests of public information, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1)


Sun Online Hack by LulzSec Would Be Funnier if it Were Better-Written

CYBER-NERDS LulzSec who hacked The Sun website and put up a fake front page splash earlier this evening would do well to get some editorial talent in their team. The … (read more)

Posted: 19th, July 2011 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comments (6)


Anonymous Hack The Sun Front Page With Fake Murdoch Death Story

THE hackers have been hacked. Hacking group LulzSec – blamed for hacking the CIA and Sony earlier this year – have turned on News Corp and hacked the front page … (read more)

Posted: 18th, July 2011 | In: Technology | Comments (6)


Times Exec Blames MumsNet For Bringing Down News of the World – You Couldn’t Make It Up

The Executive Editor of the Times blamed blogging middle-class mothers for the death of The News of The World in an angry interview on Channel4 News this evening. 

He stopped short … (read more)

Posted: 9th, July 2011 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (6)


Rebekah Brooks tells NOTW Journos she’s not having a good time: EXCLUSIVE, BREAKING

REBEKAH Brooks revealed she isn’t having a great time in her on-the-burning-bridge speech to News of The World staffers this afternoon at 4pm, where she explained the decision to close … (read more)

Posted: 8th, July 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)


Sweet Angelic Ronan Peake Led an Innocent Childhood in Norwich, Far Away From Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell has called in the police to get heavy with the anonymous blogger who suggested Simon Cowell had been grooming British Bieber-alike Ronan Parke for Britain’s Got Talent stardom. 

When … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2011 | In: Technology | Comment


Obama Not Assassinated After All, but the Hackers Are Going For Rupert Murdoch

MORE -err- jokes from the hacking community, as the Fox News Twitter account was hacked and posted four tweets informing the nation that Barack Obama had been assassinated.  

A group … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2011 | In: Technology | Comment


Supreme court takes time out to consider how sick and twisted fairytales really are: Violent game ban overturned

The US Supreme Court decided last night that under-18s should be allowed to buy violent video games by overturning the state-wide ban in California.

In the ruling – full text here … (read more)

Posted: 28th, June 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1)


Chinese teenager offers up virginity for an iPhone 4

A CHINESE woman has offered to sell her virginity in return for an iPhone 4.

The teenager from Guandong she’d have sex with whoever bought her the smartphone, after her dad … (read more)

Posted: 28th, June 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1)