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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.

SatNav directions send woman into a deep harbour (photos)

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Do you trust machines? Would you buy a driverless car? To Tobermory, Ontario, Canada, where a 23-year-old woman who followed her car’s SatNav instructions ended up in a harbour.

Ontario Provincial Police say the driver “took a wrong turn … READ ON

Posted: 16th, May 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The ‘Don’t Touch Box’ (Video)

 

YouTuber **Sally71** has created the “DON’T TOUCH!!! BOX – a variant of “The Most Useless Box Machine”.

 

DON'T TOUCH!!! BOXREAD ON

Posted: 16th, April 2016 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Chart of Space Exploration

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This is a new chart of cosmic exploration from Pop Chart Lab. It “traces the trajectories of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever slip the surly bonds of Earth’s orbit and successfully complete its mission … READ ON

Posted: 11th, March 2016 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Call of Duty turns Jamie Vardy into a ticking timebomb

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Big news in the Daily Mail that Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is “gunning down rivals” by playing Call of Duty on his PlayStation.

Those rivals had best watch out. The Daily Mail told us Call of Duty turns … READ ON

Posted: 7th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Printer creates images from coffee, wine and any other liquid

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“This machine prints with and on anything,” says Ted Kinsman of his The Coffee Drip Printer, the device that prints images from coffee, beer, wine, blood, clarified butter and any other liquid.

 

 

Spotter: PetaPixelREAD ON

Posted: 2nd, March 2016 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Then ultimate bath tub in a canal house in Amsterdam

A canal house in Amsterdam by Witteveen Architects. A canal house in Amsterdam by Witteveen Architects.

 

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Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The most insane wind turbine photo of all time

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Wind turbines reduce the amount of CO2 being released to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels. Well, that’s the idea. And then you see this picture from Sweden.

The rotor blades of a wind turbine to ice

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Posted: 24th, January 2016 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch what happens when a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevy Malibu collide head-on

Cars have gotten a lot safer. In this 2009 video by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevy Malibu collide head-on. The new car is far heavier, so maybe there’s bit of … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, January 2016 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scientist says global warming creates humans with webbed fingers, three eyes and more hair

We glimpse into the future with paleoanthropologist Dr. Matthew Skinner of the University of Kent. He says that as the world’s temperature alters, we will see humanity adopt. You will grow webbed feet and fingers, a third eyelid and lots … READ ON

Posted: 14th, January 2016 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 … READ ON

Posted: 7th, January 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments 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.

Daily Mail, December 21: … READ ON

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Money, Sports, Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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?

Josh Bocanegra says his new

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


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

RIP William 'Bill' FinkAvid 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 … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Skydiver and cat jump sat in a fully furnished lounge

sky diver jump cat

 

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 skydiving with their cat by simply turning one on.

 

Spotter: Nerd ApprovedREAD ON

Posted: 19th, November 2015 | In: Reviews, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 the folks back home what they’re looking at.

They’re looking at you, … READ ON

Posted: 18th, November 2015 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments 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 this marvel, the,Squatty Potty hired … READ ON

Posted: 10th, October 2015 | In: Reviews, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 26th, September 2015 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

womanizer sex

 

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 … READ ON

Posted: 25th, September 2015 | In: Reviews, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 17th, September 2015 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments 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.”

(Via Oddity Central):

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

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Posted: 12th, September 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0