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New Fiat Advert Is A Spit Roast For Our Sexy Minds

THE new Fiat will fuck with your mind, and blow it, too…

Spotter: Nerdcore

Posted: 21st, May 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Family Kill Themselves Inside French Woman Zoé Renault

MEET Zoé Renault, the woman who shares her name with a new car. Zoe has hired a lawyer to protect her name.

Says David Koubbi:

“You will easily understand that, having maturely reflected on the first name they wish to

Posted: 21st, May 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


ROFL: How To Create A Mainstream Meme

WHAT makes one meme a hit and another a miss?

The Kanye West Meme Gallery (Updated)

Posted: 12th, May 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Man Becomes World’s First Person Convicted For Sending A Tweet

NOT too much giggling in court please as Mr Paul Chambers, 26, is found guilty of sending a menacing electronic message via Twitter. When Robin Hood Airport was shut due to snow, Chambers fared the worst. He had arranged a …

Posted: 10th, May 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Gumball Rally 3000 Hits New York: Faisal Shahzad Gutted

THE Gumball 3000 rally rolled into New York, having jetted into from Stockholm. We saw the carnival of wealth leave London (pictures). Then it reached Vermont, having driven around the world by, er, plane. Xzibit squeezed his …

Posted: 9th, May 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fail: Volvo’s Collision Warning With Auto Brake Crashes Into Truck

TO the Volvo press coneference to marvel at the auto brake on the 2011 S60. The blurb trumpets:

“Volvo’s new Collision Warning with Auto Brake automatically brakes the car if there is an imminent risk of a collision with a

Posted: 9th, May 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gumball Rally 2010 Arrives In Vermont: Pictures

THE GUMBALL 3000 Rally arrives in Vermont. Tony Hawk and Eve were dressed by real sheiks in Vermont, USA, as part of the race which is due to finish in New York on May 7. London to New York by …

Posted: 7th, May 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: World’s First Robot Arm Heart Surgery

KENNETH Crocker, 70, from Burton on Trent, is the first patient to feature in a remote heart operation. The operation was carried out by surgeon Dr Andre Ng, consultant cardiologist at Glenfield Hospital and senior lecturer in cardiovascular sciences at …

Posted: 29th, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What You Get When Surfing Porn In Dubai And The UAE

IF you are looking for porn, Facebook and lots of other stuff on the web in the UAE, including that fascist kingdom of sand and cement that is Dubai, you get to see this. Although, you can join HH Sheikh …

Posted: 23rd, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The New Samsung 3DTV Is The TV That Can

CAN 3D imropve TV? Can making everything look real make dire telly better more entertaining and informative? Will you dive left or right to save or dodge Wayne Rooney’s shot?

Will Phil Mitchell swing for you and miss? All entertainment …

Posted: 22nd, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Stop Wild Boars Killing German Drivers

FOLLOWING our gallery of animals taking on people – and winning – news reaches us that there are so many wild boars in Europe that worries are that drivers will crash into one.

German car club ADAC has conducted crash …

Posted: 21st, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Most Useless IPad App Ever: The Daily Express iDiana

THE iPad will revolutionise everything in the media. If it can fold up, cost a few pence and have an emergency toilet paper function, the iPad can replace newspapers. For now, it can enhance the Daily Express.

With the …

Posted: 16th, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why The 2010 Lexus GX 460 Is Being Recalled

YOU know when we told you that the Toyota Lexus wasn’t safe and liable to smoke and run out of control without a driver? You know that picture, reproduced now for your perusal?

Well, news is that Toyota will stop …

Posted: 15th, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Twitter Ads Look Just Like Twitter PR

TWITTER has taken months and months of brainstorming and hard creating to comes up with a way to make money from the thing. And it’s come up with… interspersing your Tweets about your latest book/record/ thought/dump with ads.

Yep, it’s …

Posted: 13th, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Breaking: Lexus In Recall Fire Alert

THE news advert for the Toyota Lexus Lexus revels a hidous fire peril. Recall! Recall! Recall!

No smoke without fire, right? No smoke without driver!…

Posted: 13th, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stephen Timms, Minister For Digital Britain, Says Your IP Address Stands For ‘Intellectual Property’

THE Digital Economy Bill was passed by technology illiterates, not least of all, Stephen Timms, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Digital Britain, who in a letter dated “32 Feb 2010” says …

Posted: 8th, April 2010 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stockport Couple In Passport Sex Swap Shocker

ON Marilyn Walker’s passports there’s a picture of her husband, Terrence Walker. Says she, of Cheadle Hulme, Stockport:

“I was flabbergasted. I thought I had picked up my husband’s passport by accident and then I saw it said Marilyn Walker.

Posted: 6th, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Greg Packer is Mr FIRST The iPad, Harry Potter, New York Giants Screamer

GREG Packer is the man at the head of the line to buy an iPad. Expects – get his – there’s no line. With his iPad, Mr Packer can list how many times he screams “FIRST” at a shop assistant.…

Posted: 2nd, April 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Incredible Non-Starting Starting Autin 12/4

IN the Don’t Make Them Like They Used To story of the week, the Daily Mail brings news of the Austin 12/4, not driven since 1961.

Says the Mail:

Rare Austin which stood in garage for 50 years discovered…

Posted: 30th, March 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gmail Boss Eric Schmidt Remembers To Always Delete His Emails

ERIC Schmidt, the CEO Eric Schmidt of Google, owners of YouTube, says in a court case investigating alleged copyright-infringement against Viacom, that he doesn’t keep his emails.

It has been my practice for 30 years not to retain my

Posted: 30th, March 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google Used To Solve Crime in Bromsgrove

TO Aston Fields, Bromsgrove, where Google Maps takes on the case of the cyclist struck in the head by an object tossed from a van. The Bromsgrove Advertiser reports:

The van is said to be a white Ford Connect with

Posted: 26th, March 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Batman Arkham Asylum Presents The 2010 Game British Academy Video Games Awards

THE 2010 Game British Academy Video Games Awards at the London Hilton.
was a chance to see Charlie Brooker get some material for his new telly show and to spot X Factor’s skiddy poo dancer Olly Murs pulling a ‘spaz’ …

Posted: 20th, March 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China Trials Twitter: Results In Glorious Pictures

GOOGLE is all set to pull out of China. But Anorak’s man in Chengdu says the Chinese are not too bothered and have been trialling Twitter in that affair land. We’ve been sent this extract of typical Twitter exchange …

Posted: 16th, March 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Photos: The 80th International Motor Show

THE 80th International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, features lots of big gas-burning cars and lots more hybrids. It was great. Better still when we spotted the Citroen Revolta. We’ll take two. We also kept a watch for the Axis …

Posted: 3rd, March 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nintendo Fine Super Mario Pirate $1.5M: The Blame Game

marioJAMES Burt has agreed to pay Nintendo $1.5 million in damages plus $100,000 in court costs for uploading Super Mario Bros Wii to the internet. Burt’s other claism to fame is that he is “the first Australian individual to

Posted: 10th, February 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0