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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.

Your PC’s Mechanical Tumour Measures Stress Levels

brain-pcYOUR computer works like a brain – a big clunky, dumb one with a box that sits underneath and possessed on an endless capacity to spout out pictures of naked women and trademarked by American big business.

Japanese artist Mio … READ ON

Posted: 28th, September 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Honda Invents The New Wheelchair

HONDA invents the new wheelchair. Just lean your upper body and go – in any direction:

Spotter… READ ON

Posted: 24th, September 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wind Up Earth Angel Vibrator Enlivens Bored Al Goreans

wind-vibratorGREAT news for masturbating Al Goreans is that a new hand-cranked vibrator that makers say could save the planet and bring stimulus to Third World places, like sub-Saharan Africa and Detroit.

The eco-sex toy is dubbed the “Earth AngelREAD ON

Posted: 18th, September 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google Censors Manchester Gay Centre

canal-streetGOOGLE spies are watching you go about your daily business. But not you Manchester gays. Google will not watch the gays, at least not those in Manchester’s Canal Street.

To Google, Canal Street is not a lively gay enclave, rather … READ ON

Posted: 4th, August 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The iPhone Purity Ring App And Virgin Alert Ringtone

cherry-phoneHEY hipsters, got the new Purity ring app released for iPhone? Trills the press release:

Leading Christian iPhone App Development Agency, Island Wall Entertainment, have developed a PurityRing iPhone App in an attempt to engage with today’s youth using new

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Posted: 15th, July 2009 | In: Key Posts, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Hasselhoff, Jay Leno And Elle McPherson Launch Jaguar XJ

david-hasselhoff-at-the-launch-of-the-new-jaguar-xj-at-the-saatchi-gallery-in-london1ANORAK’S man in leatherette gloves and smelling of bottled pine has been to the launch of the new Jaguar XJ, along with his good pals David Hasselhoff, Jay Leno and Elle McPherson.

Before the gallery, Anorak reveals the contents of … READ ON

Posted: 10th, July 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reliant Land Speeder Races Aston Martin Cygnet

RELIANT Land Speeder races an Aston Martin Cygnet… and wins:

From Yampster in the Forums:

reliant-land-speederREAD ON

Posted: 3rd, July 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China’s Intranet Internet Bans CNN And Digg

CHINA Telecom loosk to be blocking “unhealthy” content, popping up a green damn to stop the viewers seeing things like CNN and Digg. The message claims to be from “mommy and daddy“.

China is your family now.

china-telecom-block-cnn

On … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, July 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Child Porn Hidden Amid Swiss Hip-Hop

swiss-hip-hopCHILD Pornography and Swiss hip-hop. In the big list of all the world’s evils, these are two of the Top Five.

As the Independent reports:

Child pornography was downloaded from a Swiss hip-hop music website to around 2,300 computers in

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Posted: 30th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Aston Martin Cygnet

aston-martin-cygnetIN the Anorak Forums, Yampster looks at the Aston Martin Cygnet, and weeps:

We’ve put up with a lot in this country since the war. We’ve seen the loss of the Empire, we’ve seen Sterling drop from it’s … READ ON

Posted: 30th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Habitat Opens New Store In Iran By Twitter

habitatHABITAT is like Ikea in wood. And the furniture store is on Twitter. But if any companies are looking to use social networks to reach their customers and attract new ones, this is pretty much a masterclass in how … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Japan Satellite Transmits Pictures As Crashes Into Moon

THE Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency releases high-definition video from the Kaguya moon probe as it about to crash.

Did you see that? The naked woman

JAXA via Pink TentacleREAD ON

Posted: 22nd, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Girl Electrocuted Using Twitter

toaster-twitterGirl electrocuted using Twitter:

TWITTER is the greatest tool in the history of mankind ever. Iran will be saved by Twitter. Problem is that Twitter is one up for the grunt. But Twitter can be dangerous. Get this story of … READ ON

Posted: 19th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iranians Rely On Israeli Technology To Reach The Internet

IN Iran, what Andrew Sullivan calls facists and Old Mr Anorak calls humanity or communists or any other ists and isms that seek to control, the Israelis are speaheading the drive to freedom:

Fring, an Israeli social network toll, … READ ON

Posted: 18th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London University to offer a degree in Twitter. Essays just 140 charactars long!

twitter-imageEveryone in Iran uses it, BBC radio presenters bang on about it incessantly and mega celebs use it to throw crumbs to their adoring fans. Yep there seems no stopping the rise of Twitter.

Well soon you’ll be able to … READ ON

Posted: 18th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UK Government Moves To Tax Internet Use

taxfree_internetTHE Internet is fantastic. You’re looking at it. The Government wants to control it. To own it. Now see if you can link these two stories.

Villagers in rural Lancashire have become so sick of their poor internet connection they

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Posted: 17th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Make A Russian Jet From Cigarettes

russian-jet3IN Anorak’s masterclass today, readers learn how to make a Russian Jet fighter from a cigarette box.

Old Mr Anorak once dispatched me to Cuba, approaching from Cancun. The plane was Russian. The seat fell backwards and remained supine throughout … READ ON

Posted: 14th, June 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Technology | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Sexy Advert For The Sexiest Chair In The World

THE Divided Salli saddle chair seat is the sexiest, greatest chairiest chair ever, in the history of the world.

“See how the genitals make use of the gap.”

See the advert and wonder:

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Posted: 13th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scientists Build Inflatable Tower That Reaches Edge Of Space

inflatable-rocketIN New Scientist, news of an inflatable tower that “could carry people to the edge of space without the need for a rocket”.

It’s the ultimate inflatable toy and “could be completed much sooner than a cable-based … READ ON

Posted: 9th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


South Korean Babies Trained To Attack The North With Robot Cars

bomo-babyWHEN North Korea attacks, South Koreans will strap their children to the Bomo – the world first Robot Baby Carriage – and sent them onto battle.

Says the battle brief:

The smart Bomo which tends the baby at the vicinity

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Posted: 4th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pedistate To Sedate Young People

pedisedateCANCEL the Phenogran, the all-lettuce diet, the wee snort of Malibu and the priest’s lesson – the PediSedate is here, and it’s the last word in child sedation:… READ ON

Posted: 21st, May 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New .tel Means The End Of Phone Numbers

DOT TEl – .tel – will not make you more popular, your p1enis bigger (you too, girls), your Viagra more potent and enable you to construct Twitter messages in 140 characters exactly and instantly. .tel will, however, save you having … READ ON

Posted: 13th, May 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prince Charles Shuns Japanese Toilet Pillow

toilet-seat1IN Japan, more than two shakes is the first steps in a record breaking w*nk. So there’s the “Angels Knee Pillow” to get you more in touch with your toilet.… READ ON

Posted: 13th, May 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 10 Best Hubble Space Images

IF the astronauts onboard The Atlantis achieve their aim of upgrading the Hubble Space Telescope, “it will extend humanity’s vision yet farther out in space and back in time – to an era when the first stars and galaxies … READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In China Mobile Phones Are Disguised As Cigarette Packets

china-smoke-mobileIN China mobile phones are disguised as cigarette packets -to avoid embarrassment, and a fine.

This is China, where Gongan county responds to concerns about a fall in its tax take by issuing a smoking edict, ordering officials to … READ ON

Posted: 10th, May 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0