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How the Lara Croft video game made me gay – the proof in photos

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WHAT if Lara Croft has been a man? What if the creators of the 1996 video game Tomb Raider had made Lara Croft a man?

What would it have changed?

In 2008, the judge at Maidstone Crown Court looked at

Posted: 27th, June 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Incredible image of a baby born but still inside the amniotic sac

SOME images are just incredible. Thanks to a Greek doctor and his camera, we get to see this memorable image taken dyring a caesarian section. Oddly, the amniotic sac remained intact as the birth progressed. The

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Posted: 24th, June 2013 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amazing moment as toddler hears for the first time

SHALL we all have a lovely moment? How about a really great video of a young boy called Grayson Clamp, and the exact moment he heard his father’s

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Posted: 24th, June 2013 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pigeon nests in jet engine at the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport

FACE of the day:  At the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, a pigeon carries a small branch to make

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Posted: 22nd, June 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The iPotty will teach your child to poop digitally

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SIGNS that the economy is rebounding:  the CTA Digital 2-in-1 iPotty with Activity Seat for iPad:

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Posted: 21st, June 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Competition from Sony forces Microsoft U-Turns on the Xbox One ‘authorisation’ rip off

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MICROSOFT - E3 2013 attendees interact with newly announced games and experiences for Xbox One at Microsoft’s booth at E3 2013 in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Microsoft/AP Images)

MICROSOFT has just done a complete u-turn on the terms and conditions under which their new Xbox One will operate. They had been proposing that used games would require authorisation to move from one box to another. Obviously,

Posted: 20th, June 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Toddlers are more stupid than chickens – birds outperform kids in numeracy and logic

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YOU’VE cooed and coochied at your darling little baby, posting endless identical photographs of them on Facebook and heard your friends tell you barefaced lies about how beautiful it is, and that it has it’s ‘daddy’s eyes’… but here’s some

Posted: 19th, June 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Professor of snot: biochemist researchers benefits of eating bogies

The Queen during The International Driving Grand Prix at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

“SNOT has a sugary taste and that may be a signal to the he body to consume it and derive information for the immune system, says Scott Napper, professor of biochemistry at

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Posted: 18th, June 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Edward Snowden: the best views on the spook who grassed up Obama

Pro-democractic legislator Claudia Mo holds a copy of George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" next to a picture of U.S. President Barack Obama and Edward Snowden during a news conference in Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2013. Two lawmakers in Hong Kong said on Friday that they had written to U.S. President Obama to try to persuade him not to bring charges against the former US intelligence contractor Snowden. Snowden revealed last weekend he was the source of a major leak of top-secret information on NSA surveillance, saying he was uncovering wrongdoing. He spoke to reporters from an undisclosed location in the semiautonomous Chinese territory of Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

DOCUMENTS leaked by US techy spook Edward Snowden show us that the US government is able to access details of smartphone and internet activity under a scheme called Prism. The allegation is that the  US intelligence agencies have an open

Posted: 14th, June 2013 | In: Key Posts, Politicians, Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Supreme Court rules that US companies cannot own the patents on human genes

SO. Can you patent human genes? The US Supreme Court yep, it actually got that far before someone saw sanity – said you cannot:

The case involved Myriad Genetics Inc., which holds patents related to two genes, known as

Posted: 13th, June 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The second greatest eBay advert ever: The Mercedes E320 Cd with boot big enough for 2 small or 1 big person

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FOR sale: Mercedes E320 Cdi.

It’s not pristine. AS the eBay advert goes:

If you are looking for an immaculate, well maintained example of a Mercedes e320 CDI… you have come to the wrong place.

If however, you are low

Posted: 12th, June 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Apple website fails to work on Macbooks (laughs)

THE  Apple website  – motto:  “This is what matters… We don’t believe in coincidence or dumb luck” fails to work on Macbooks. Something to do with a QuickTime permission issue.

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Posted: 11th, June 2013 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video of a rotating supercell forming over Texas

MIKE Olbinski  is an Arizona photographer who recorded this rotating supercell forming over the northern Texas plains. He

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Posted: 10th, June 2013 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photoshop Live – hidden cameras make photobomb selfies of people waiting at the bus stop

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THIS is a great video for Adobe Photoshop. To plug an Adobe get together in Sweden, the photoshoppers installed a computer screen at

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Posted: 8th, June 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Phones replaced with sandwiches – highlights of a great Tumblr

PHOENS replaced by sandwiches is a Tumblr blog in which phones are replaced by sandwiches. It’s pretty simple.

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Posted: 4th, June 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How they deal with road toll dodgers in Burma

TO Monywa, Burma, where a man on a scooter is trying to zip through the

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Posted: 4th, June 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The world shrugged: how does Google get away with it?

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THE elite love Google. It’s hard to pick just one example that epitomises the love the rich and powerful have for the big internet search advertising firm. It might be the sight of Eric Schmidt, Google’s billionaire chairman, nipping into

Posted: 2nd, June 2013 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artist turns CCTV images into paintings

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Posted: 1st, June 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photos: Baby born using EEVA IVF technology

IN photos: the as yet unnamed baby born to Ruth Carter and partner John Traverse from Warrington, Cheshire, who are the first in the world to give birth to a baby using EEVA IVF technology. The baby girl weighing 5lb

Posted: 31st, May 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ford seizes domain name of reputable Lancashire company Newfordcarparts.co.uk

NEWFORD Parts Centre, Abbey Village, Lancashire, sells car parts. Ford was unhappy that the company was listed on the internet as Newfordcarparts.co.uk. So. Ford sued. And won. Ford motors says Newford Parts Centre  was trading off its fame, history

Posted: 30th, May 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Investors worry that the market has reached Peak Facebook?

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THIS might not be good news for people who (follishly) invested in Facebook stock at the IPO. There’s a distinct possibility that we’ve already reached peak Facebook and that it’s just not going to get any better from here.

There’s

Posted: 30th, May 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who owns Commander Chris Hadfield’s version of Space Oddity? Copyright issues are trickier than space travel

NASA Undersea Mission Hadfield

SPACE Commander Chris Hadfield sang David Bowie’s Space Oddity as his finale to his International Space Station show. And when he did, he potentially opened a can of worms (and lawyers). You can send a man to live in space.

Posted: 25th, May 2013 | In: Music, Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


iNotRacist – the world’s most effective non-racist app.

iNotRacist -is the app. that will identity you as a non-racist. Bit

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Posted: 24th, May 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How a teenage girl uses her iPhone – Yahoo! might want to reconsider that Tumblr deal

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HOW do teenage girls use their phones? Answer: all the time. Bianca Bosker spoke to a  14-year-old girl about her life on a white iPhone S.

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Posted: 24th, May 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0