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Beautiful Photographs Of Soy Sauce And Other Small Things: A Gallery

SOY sauce has never looked more beautiful than it does in these pictures from the Nikon’s Small World photomicrography contest. These images are created by doctors, scientists, researchers, photographers and amateurs. They are spellbinding.

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Posted: 8th, September 2010 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Canadian Drivers Encouraged To Kill Schoolgirl In Sick Video Game

A 3D optical illusion of a girl chasing ball across a road is to feature in the street outside the École Pauline Johnson Elementary School in West Vancouver, Canada.

By the illusion is a sign declaring:

“You’re probably not expecting

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Posted: 8th, September 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


StickyDrama, Teen Porn And Jonathan Hock’s Streamed Sexual Assault

JONATHAN Hock is the 22-year-old who live-streamed himself sexual assaulting his 20-year-old girlfriend. The video was then was posted on a site called Stickydrama, a gossipy website for teenagers where Jessie Slaughter rose to fame (read more hereREAD ON

Posted: 3rd, September 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bugs Infest Google

ALL the anti-viral software in the world can’t save Google’s New York offices from these nasty bugs.

It would seem that the posh, gimmicky Manhattan digs of the internet search engine are suffering from the same infestation as so many … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, September 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Photos: Elvis Presley’s Mercedes-Benz 600

FOR sale in photos: A Mercedes-Benz 600, once owned by Elvis Presley. You can buy the vehicle at a Bonhams auction on December 6th. Offers above and beyond £150,000 are considered. Whatever you can find in the glove box you … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, September 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook Killers Murder Three Teenagers – Mary Bale Is Protected

THREE teenagers in Colombia named on a Facebook “hit list” have been killed. The dead are 19-year-old Norbey Alexander, 16-year-old student Diego Ferney Jaramillo and 17-year-old Eibart Alejandro Ruiz Munoz.

In all, 97 named appear on the list. The others … READ ON

Posted: 26th, August 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (21) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Facebook Promotes The Call To Legalise Marijuana

DO adverts to legalise marijuana tempt you to smoke a joint? Facebook had been carrying adverts for weed legalization group Just Say Now. The adverts were headed “End the war on marijuana”.

You might not have noticed … READ ON

Posted: 24th, August 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Earth From Space To A Plant Cell – An Amazing Gallery Of Life

ENJOY this gallery of Earth. It’s a dot in space. And then you zoom in. And in. The details are all. And finally you see the building blocks of life. These are incredible pictures. All you ever wondered and thought … READ ON

Posted: 19th, August 2010 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Two Men ‘Killed’ By Exploding Nokia Mobile Phone

TO Rajasthan, India, where an exploding mobile phone has killed 23-year-old farmer Gopal Gujjar. He died from injuries sustained to his neck, right ear and shoulders.

So says Sky News:

The victim, named as 23-year-old Gopal Gujjar…

Or as … READ ON

Posted: 18th, August 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: The Qatar Supercars Of London In First Gear

LONDON is throbbing to the oil-rich Al-Thani royal family;s supercars. Outside the Dorchester Hotel you can see a Pagani Zonda, a Bugatti EB Veyron and a McLaren Mercedes SLR. There is also a huge salmon pink Rolls Royce, and another … READ ON

Posted: 10th, August 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


STAR WARS I-PAD BRIEFING: Video Guide

THE Star War iPad Brief is unbelievable – way better than a laptop.

Star Wars plus iPad – it’s an internet hit readymade.

It’s best to watch it on the iPad – way better than viewing it on a PC … READ ON

Posted: 10th, August 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ciaran Finn-Lynch’s Stem Cell Windpipe Is Science At Its Best

CIARAN Finn-Lynch has had his windpipe rebuilt using his own stem cells. This is our uplifting story of the day. Science is not all guesswork on global warming. Science matters.

The North Irish boy was taken to London’s Great Ormond … READ ON

Posted: 6th, August 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For Sale: Diana Dors’ 1949 Delahaye Type 175 S Roadster (Pictures)

FOR Sale: The 1949 Delahaye Type 175 S Roadster bought by Sir John Gaul of Monte Carlo for Miss Diana Dors.

Price: $4,000,000-$6,000,000 US

Spec: 165 bhp, 4,455 cc naturally aspirated overhead valve inline six cylinder engine, four-speed electro-mechanically … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, August 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Shame Of Owning A Gold Ferrari

THE shame of having to travel by car when all your mates have trains. That gold-plated Ferrari is pathetic.

Dear dad…… READ ON

Posted: 26th, July 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Women On the Web And Other Vindictive Vigilantes

ZOE Willaims tells Guardian readers what women look for on the intenet. Clue: it;s not porn, banking, sport, Zoe Williams or laughs:

Contrary to popular presentation, Mumsnet is not the only site women visit. There are acres of girly chat.

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Posted: 17th, July 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Miscrosoft’s Virtual Boy Milo The Ultimate Paedophile Training Tool?

MILO, the Microsoft boy, is the answer to wannabe paedophiles’ dreams. Now the perverts can practice being a paedophile without having to go to the expense of a puppy of a trail of Smarties.

Milo has been devised for – … READ ON

Posted: 14th, July 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (22) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If It’s Not An iPhone Why Would I Want It A Video

IF it’s not an iPhone why would I want it? NSFW:

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Posted: 11th, July 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Range Rover Hires Victoria Beckham To Design – Range Rover Designer Dies: Evoque Pictures

THE new Creative Design Executive for Range Rover is…Victoria Beckham. Vicky was there to celebrate the Range Rover brand’s 40th birthday and stand in front of the Evoque mo-del – a “global car“.

Says Vicky, designer without portfolio:… READ ON

Posted: 2nd, July 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Bionic Vet Gives Oscar The Cat Artifical Feet: Pictures

OSCAR the cat wears a new pair of prosthetic feet. Oscar was given a pair of new artificial feet in a single surgical procedure by the Surrey-based neuro-orthopaedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick. The work of this pioneering vet will be the … READ ON

Posted: 25th, June 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ben Paton Beats Alex Lee To Buy First Apple iPhone 4: Apple iPhone 5 Coming Soon

THE iPhone 4 went on sale at apple’s shop in central London. Like a poser magnet for the socially needy, the device attracted gadget fans in droves. Alex Lee, of Dubai, was first in line after having queued for 32 … READ ON

Posted: 24th, June 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Southwark Tube Station Gets Countdown Technology

OUTSIDE Southwark Tube Station, the pedestrian crossing is blessed with “countdown technology”. The number tells walker how long they have to cross the road before the lights turn green and all hell is unleashed. Says one black cabbie:

“It’s a

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Posted: 21st, June 2010 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Greatest Self-Timer Photograph Ever

EAT your heart out Adrianne Curry, Tila Tequila, Kim Kardashian, Coco and all other Twitter self-pic promoters. Presenting the greatest self-timer picture ever. You point the camera. You click the self-timer. You get into position. And the technology does … READ ON

Posted: 21st, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


World Cup: England Fans Miss The Goal As ITV HD Goes Down

FOR those of you watching the World Cup on ITV in swanky HD, Steven Gerrard scored a goal. He scored while you were watching an advert. He scored in black and white. He scored on the radio. He scored on … READ ON

Posted: 12th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is The Riversimple Hydrogen Car Britain’s Tata Tano?

THE Riversimple hydrogen fuel cell car is on its way to Leicester. Can it be the UK’s own Tata Tano? Inventor Hugo Spowers motored the prototype at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. In 2010, Riversimple will site and operate … READ ON

Posted: 10th, June 2010 | In: Technology | Comments (13) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Environmentalist Michelle Branch Launches 4×4 Mini Countryman

WITH Michelle Branch to the launch of the Mini Countryman, a new 4×4 MINI. What better place for the Mini Countryman’s unveiling than Mudchute City Farm in east London. Yes, the launch of car attended by Michelle Branch – the … READ ON

Posted: 9th, June 2010 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0