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Independent news, views, opinions and reviews on the latest gadgets, games, science, technology and research from Apple and more. It’s about the technologies that change the way we live, work, love and behave.

Babypod lets a foetus know its parents are idiots

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In the race to get their children ahead, those Other Parents will stop at nothing. They will buy Baby Einstein books, move to the best school catchment zones and transport their loved ones in get-out-of-my-way-4x4s, the bumpers of which

Posted: 7th, January 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Bentley for losers

The car’s the star in the tabloids. Manchester United players love a Bentley.

Daily Mail : “Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal arrives at favourite restaurant in a Bentley”

The car’s value is not stated.

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Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Money, Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


SkyDeck: ride a plane in a panoramic bubble

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With  SkyDeck , there is a whole new layer of air travel class.  SkyDeck, created by the Everett, Washington-based  Windspeed Technologies LLC , is, it says here, a “revolutionary new in-flight entertainment product.”

 

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It’s a bubble atop

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scientist: ‘I can raise the dead’

The Daily Express says a company claims they’ll be able to “RESURRECT THE DEAD by 2045”. To which the obvious response is: but will that be too late to save the last Daily Express reader?

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Posted: 2nd, January 2016 | In: Tabloids, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Obits: RIP William ‘Bill’ Fink < END OF LINE >

RIP William 'Bill' Fink Avid technophile, program developer, and educator, William Ralph “Bill” Fink, whose master functions were harnessed by Microsoft Corp. as a technical evangelist has sadly passed away at the age of 46.

Mr Fink, from Belleville, Illinois, encountered an unhandled exception

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Skydiver and cat jump sat in a fully furnished lounge

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In this advert professional skydiver Jeff Provenzano show us that so hip are Nvidia Shield tablet computers that anyone owning one can experience the thrill of

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Posted: 19th, November 2015 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Irish dad has selfie stick the wrong way for entire trip – hilarious video

The selfie-stick met its match with Evan Griffin’s dad, who borrowed his lad’s Gopro for trip to Las Vegas. Dad wanders here and there, stick raised, narrating to

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Posted: 18th, November 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poo like a unicorn on a squatty potty: watch a brilliant advert

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The Squatty Potty is a $28 footstool that slides under your toilet. You use it by squatting on the toilet. This, we are assured, is the best way to take a dump.

To illustrate

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Posted: 10th, October 2015 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch people use virtual reality porn for the first time

 

Porn is everywhere:

BaDoink, a leading online adult entertainment company, has been an active pioneer in the virtual reality space – attempting to bring virtual reality porn to the masses. They recently hit the streets of San Francisco, California

Posted: 26th, September 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Womanizer: the utterly weird German aid to masturbation that looks like a kazoo

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Female masturbation is presented as a good thing. Men who toss off are, well, tossers but in the mainstream media dildos and all manner of devices are symbols of female emancipation. And now there is the Womanizer. Yeah, there’s

Posted: 25th, September 2015 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook should sue the parent who let his 11-year-old open an account

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Hear the one about the 11-year-old on Facebook? Not exactly nicking porn mags from the newsagents or drinking fags in the boozer, but it’s enough to shock and amaze today’s worriers.

The story is that when a father from

Posted: 17th, September 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: scientist hasn’t washed for 12 Years uses bacteria to ‘stay’ clean

 

American scientist Dave Whitlock says:

“No one did clinical trials on people taking showers every day. I have not taken a shower in 12 years.”

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….In fact, he says that the chemicals in our soaps

Posted: 12th, September 2015 | In: News, Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


FBI porn scam takes your photo and locks your mobile phone

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The FBI is watching you users of porn app. Porn Droid. If you’re looking at smut on your Android phone, the FBI will lock it, display a message that you are on the official porn-watchers register, take your photo

Posted: 11th, September 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video: human wasp makes drone helicopter in his garden

 

Drones are invasive. And now YouTuber user Gasturbine101 has managed to make them still more annoying by creating one that can fly him over your heads.

Called Swarm –   aka The Manned Aerial Vehicle Multirotor Super Drone –

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Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gif reveals how fast New Horizons is flying

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How fast is New Horizon’s moving as it flew by Pluto? We know the numbers: the pod that’s taken nine year to reach Pluto is moving at 36,000 mph.

Clay Bavor has created

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Posted: 7th, September 2015 | In: Gifs, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: man refuses to stop shagging in VR sex simulation demo

Give a man a VR headset and a plastic doll and he’s good to go.

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Posted: 28th, August 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch the making of Moray McLaren’s gorgeous video for We Got Time

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The video to Moray McLaren’s We Got Time  features lovely animations. What you see is not reliant on modern cameras and computers. What you see is what was filmed.

 

 

Londoner  David Wilson tells us how it was

Posted: 25th, August 2015 | In: Music, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drudges are dead: minimum wages creates robot waiters

 

Waiter, waiter, there’s a robot in my soup:

Many chains are already at work looking for ingenious ways to take humans out of the picture, threatening workers in an industry that employs 2.4 million wait staffers, nearly 3

Posted: 18th, August 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video: how to make a frisbee into a lethal weapon

 

Now to get a Hard Ticket to Hawaii s croll down

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Posted: 18th, August 2015 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: this magical hypnotising model train spiral

James Risner  made this model train track. The train goes on. The

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Posted: 17th, August 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police hunt man who cyber-flashed London woman a photo of his penis

 

You can send anyone a photo of your penis via a feature “buried in Apple’s iPhone” , says the Indy . No need to download Snapchat or send

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Posted: 13th, August 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0