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Charlie Bite My Finger, Please: How Cute Kids Make A Mint On YouTube

WANT to turn your kids into star without the bother of stage school photos, agents and talent? Well, YouTube Will pay you big money for video of your children giggling, crying, or giggling and crying. You either contact them to …

Posted: 13th, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video Games Deaths: The Movie

VIDEO game deaths. There’s a film in this with Steve Buscemi playing the hero

Spotter: Kottke

Posted: 11th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yorkshire Man Buys iPad Shaped Like A Cold Potato

ANYONE buying iPads on the streets of Batley are reminded that they do NOT look like potatoes – not even hot potatoes nor potato chips.
The news comes too late for one man who on October 24 handed over £200 …

Posted: 11th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Learning Computers With Greta: Video

COMPUTERS were once the sole property of the ubergeek. No-one really understood them and those that tried thwacked the keys while typing like they were playing Whack-A-Mole.

Of course, geeks in the ’90s were a special, unlit breed of people …

Posted: 9th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mission To Mars Is OK If You Go By Shed: Russians Survive 520 Day Simulation

SIX researchers -Alexey Sitev of Russia, Romain Charles of France, Suhrob Kamolov of Russia, Alexander Smoleevskiy of Russia, Diego Urbina of Italy/Colombia and Wang Yue of China – have been on a 520-day simulation of a flight to Mars.

Says …

Posted: 8th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Much Does The Internet Weigh? 50 Grams

HOW much does the Internet weigh? Answer: 50 grams:

Posted: 4th, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Petman Is The US Army’s Headless Robot That Sweats

PETMAN is a headless robot that tests clothing used by the US Army. It can sweat. As Spencer Ackerman tells it:

Boston Dynamics sells it as a way to “simulate how a soldier stresses protective clothing under realistic conditions,”

Posted: 3rd, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Could Anonymous’ Anti-Child Abuse Drive Have Allowed Portsmouth Paedophiles To Evade Justice?

ANONYMOUS, the hacking group, has been posting the IP addresses of what it says are users of child porn forums. OpDarkNet focuses on the so-called “dark net” where paedophiles distribute and exhange images of children.

Today, Anonymous posted 190 IP …

Posted: 2nd, November 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Charla Nash Photos: The Woman Who Lost Her Face To A Pet Chimpanzee

CHARLA Nash, 56, has a new face. Her original face was destroyed by a pet chimpanzee. The ape ripped off her hands, lips, nose and eyelids. It tore a chunk from her scalp. Doctors had to remove her eyes.

It …

Posted: 28th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Royal Society of Chemistry Presents Bobbitt

CAN anyone explain why Professor David Phillips, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a specialist in photodynamic therapy, came to call a glass-blown baby used for chemistry demonstrations Bobbitt? Anyone..? Anyone at all..?

Posted: 27th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Lucky Charms Cereal Sifter: With 3D Teeth And Free Gastric Band

THE Lucky Charms Sifter removes the hideous cereal bits from your box of treats, leaving behind the more edible marshmallows. If you have a 3D printer you can make your own sifter. You can also make your own teeth, insulin …

Posted: 24th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wired Writer Embeds Herself With Anonymous But Won’t Know Who They Are

WANT to know who Anonymous are, the shadowy group of hackers? Quinn Norton is here to help. He’s going to tell Wired readers just how Anonymous work and create a “concise history of the lulzy collective…explain their social structure,

Posted: 19th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Faster Than Light Neutrinos Are Not Actually Faster Than Light

LOTS of scientists getting very excited a few weeks back as CERN announced that it had found some faster than light neutrinos. Something which all that Einstein stuff had said couldn’t happen and thus we’ve just found out that atom …

Posted: 19th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Electricity Pylon Unveiled

THE old stiff overcoat electricity pylons are to be replaced by a more trendy cropped T-shirt style produced by Danish engineering firm Bystrup:

 

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Posted: 14th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I-Tomb: An FT Apology To Steve Jobs

STEVE Jobs: An Apology:

“Clarification: Steve Jobs. Gillian Tett’s column in the FT Weekend Magazine about the new virtual cemetery website, I-Tomb, went to press before Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away. We regret any offence the article may cause

Posted: 14th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fantastic Photographs Of Animals’ Eyes

SUREN Manvelyan is a trained scientist with an eye for photography. His pictures of animal eyes combine both his talents. The pictures are fantastic. How do you see the world?

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Posted: 13th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Twitter Can Get You Sacked: Reporter’s Rob Crilly’s Tonto Tweets Go Global

ROB Crilly knows that Twitter can get you in trouble or sacked. Crilly is the Daily Telegraph’ freelance Pakistan correspondent. When Crilly got into a row with the news desk over their working of his story on Libya, things went …

Posted: 11th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


An Automated Phone Hanging-Up Device For Ending Cold Calls From Marks And Spencers Money

DO you want to stop unwanted calls? Are you fed up with, say, Marks And Spencer Money calling you 14 times in a single day? Well, you need a new phone number or a PX1020 Easy Hang Up. As the …

Posted: 7th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Professor Wang Turns Breathing Into A Reusable Fuel: Lets Harvest Hot Air

THE University of Wisconsin has found a use for all that hot air:

Materials science and engineering assistant professor Xudong Wang, post-doctoral researcher Chengliang Sun and graduate student Jian Shi created a tiny device that generates electricity when passed over

Posted: 6th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs 2 Here Soon

RIP Steve Jobs. The new apple CEO has yet to appear in the Apple store, where the cult of personality holds sway. Experts are already wondering if this is the beginning of the end for Apple – or can they …

Posted: 6th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anonymous Deny Anonymous Plan To Attack NYSE

DID you know that the anonymous persons of hacktivist group Anonymous will “erase” the New York Stock Exchange from the Internet next week at 3:30 p.m. on October 10th. Egads! Traders will have to relay on Bloomberg, Reuters …

Posted: 5th, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gypsy.com Sells For $22,222: Dorset.com, Croydon.com And Others Got For Even More

GYPSY.COM has sold for $22,222 on Sedo, a domain name brokerage house.

While Dale Farm residents work out how much actual land you can buy for that much cash, Dorset.com, Croydon.com, EastSussex.com, WestSussex.com, Hampshire.com and Shropshire.com all sold for $33,333 …

Posted: 3rd, October 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Typewriter Turns Your Words Into Cocktails: Video

WRITERS, authors and bloggers love the image of the upright typewriter. Sure, they don’t actually own one because they are utterly redundant and can’t be plugged into the mains.

You can’t pretend you’re working while dawdling around on twitter either.…

Posted: 30th, September 2011 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spotify Adds ‘Private Listening’ So You Can Keep Your Embarrassing Albums To Yourself

If you are a heavy user of Spotify and Facebook you’ll know that the pair recently did a little deal, so that stuff you play on Spotify gets shared with all your Fbook buddies. This is fine, but I guess …

Posted: 29th, September 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Canadians Are Cashing In On The Tea Party.com

CANADIAN rockers The Tea Party might be cashing in:

A sum of $1 million would put the musicians in elite company. Only a few dozen domain names have sold for that much or more, including sex.com ($13 million), vodka.com ($3 

Posted: 28th, September 2011 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0