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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


Watch this video of Neodymium Magnets crushing things in slow-motion

 

The neodymium magnet is “the most widely used type of rare-earth magnet, is a permanent magnet made from an alloy of neodymium,

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Posted: 8th, August 2015 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man creates great cat feeding machine that means feline must hunt for dinner (Video)

 

Ben Millam,  a self-styled  “aspiring geek ”, has created a  cat feeding machine.  If Ben’s pet feline Monkey wants to eat he must hunt for RFID-tagged white plastic balls placed strategically around the home.

When Monkey finds a ball,

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


Watch Future Shock: in 1972 Alvin Toffler’s film excited our human response to over-stimulation

 

Those good people at Disinfo point us towards  Future Shock, the film based on Alvin Toffler’s 1970 book. Released in 1972, Orson Welles narrates.

Alvin Toffler notes:

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


Watch a man play the guitar as surgeons operate on his brain

 

To Brazil, where Anthony Kulkamp Dias is playing the guitar as surgeons operate on his brain. Doctors wanted to monitor Mr Dias’ cognitive functions during the surgery. Playing a guitar was his idea.

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Posted: 5th, June 2015 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Der Boxroboter: In 1983 East Germany’s robot boxer was going to rule the world

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In 1987,  Der Boxroboter was introduced to the world via Sports Illustrated:

The German Democratic Republic is very advanced in the use of scientific training methods for its athletes. Now the East Germans have beaten the world to

Posted: 1st, June 2015 | In: Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Painted bronze sculpture of Sir Tim Berners-Lee unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled Sean Henry’s painted bronze sculpture of Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

His

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Posted: 28th, May 2015 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robo-ass: Patrick gets his prostate examined hundreds of times a year

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Meet Patrick , the “simulated patient that talks to medical students while offering real-time feedback about the virtual prostate exam he’s receiving.” Patrick is the voice of a robotic backside:

Medical Daily  reports:

Patrick serves a dual purpose: personal

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


Reader photocopies his Kindle to make a more expensive physical backup

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Artist Jesse England’s E-Book Backup project sees him photocopy his Kindle version of George Orwell’s 1984. He photocopied

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Posted: 12th, May 2015 | In: Books, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amazon shoot a massive penis into space

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This is the unmanned Blue Origin suborbital spacecraft , New Shepard , which has soared 307,000 feet into the skies. Blue Origin is part-owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who, to the best of our knowledge, never

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Posted: 1st, May 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google maps feature the Android robot urinating on the Apple logo

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On Google Maps, a look around the Pakistani city of Rawlpindi coughs up the image of the Android robot urinating on the Apple logo.

It’s not really there

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Posted: 24th, April 2015 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wootton Bassett man accidentally sent girlfriend video of him having sex with their dog

David Buchanan, 34, of Royal Wootton Bassett, England, was watching porn at home. His mind wondered: what would it be like to have sex with a dog? So. He tried it out with the nearest dog he could get,

Posted: 17th, April 2015 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


7 creepy robots used by police (video)

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Robots are just great. The can help defuse bombs, find people trapped under rubble and provide defence when hazard chamicals have been spilled. They can also watch you and control you.

In the Congo, solar-powered aluminium robots are huge 

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


Women in science: everything ‘manned’ is now robotic on the feminist internet

Rose Evelth has news for woman in science:

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A man’s crew member’s work is never done:

 

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Or ‘guide’ as the Chrome

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Posted: 27th, February 2015 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Remote control: Samsung TVs are spying on you

Shouting at the telly might be a good thing. Samsung says its smart televisions with a ‘voice”

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Posted: 9th, February 2015 | In: Technology, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free Speech: comfortable students want Universities to censor free expression on Yik Yak

In the US of A, universities are clamping down on uncensorsed chatter.

Chapel Hill, N.C. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning a smartphone app that some say encourages hate speech, but other schools say

Posted: 9th, February 2015 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Grindr weakness lets homophobes keep tabs on you

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Want to keep track of gays? That quesion to you ISIS and other violent homophobes.

Anyone on Grindr, (the dating app with millions of monthly users) has a weakness.

Arstechnica reports:

 Synack independently confirmed the privacy threat ,

Posted: 19th, January 2015 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Just as lingerie turns on human males, tiny jackets do the same for male rats

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If you want to get your pets breeding, get them

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Posted: 6th, January 2015 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


US hotel chains want you to thank them for blocking your wifi hotspots

The Marriott hotel chain will block your personal wifi hotspots . And other hotels chains agree:

Marriott is fighting for its right to block personal or mobile Wi-Fi hotspots—and claims that it’s for our own good.

The hotel chain and

Posted: 1st, January 2015 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everything you know about the brain is a mystery

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So. We all know about the brain, the bits that do what? Tom Stafford says  we don’t.  Take the instance of the woman born without a cerebellum who lived a full life:

This case points to a sad fact

Posted: 27th, December 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Call David Icke: scientists invent new lizard

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Call David Icke:

Each year, scientists publish roughly 17,000 detailed descriptions of newly discovered animals. Recently, in the journal Breviora, researchers described yet another, a

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Posted: 20th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pirate Bay is dead but Tribler will never die

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The BitTorrent system was supposed to be mortally wounded on December 9, when police in Sweden  raided a server farm in Stockholm on December 9th. The Pirate Bay, EZTV, Istole, Zoink and Torrage are took a big hit.

The

Posted: 19th, December 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to build a human, by Eleanor Lutz

How to build a human, Eleanor Lutz :

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Posted: 18th, December 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0