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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 …

Posted: 14th, June 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our 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:

Posted: 13th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 9th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 4th, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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:…

Posted: 21st, May 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 13th, May 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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.…

Posted: 13th, May 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 12th, May 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 10th, May 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 10 Most Bizarre Things About Kindle

kindleALL hail the Amazon Kindle, the electronic reader that will to do for newspapers and books what the iPod did for music. The Kindle is the device that pronounces “Barack Obama” as “black Alabama”.

Conspiracy theorists will just love the …

Posted: 8th, May 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


iSnort: iPod Cocaine Application

YOU can get an iPhone Application for anything. So says the advert. So Anorak put it to the test. And we bring you the iSnort  Cocaine app.

Take advantage of our 2-4-1 offer with this associated iPhone app:

Shake A

Posted: 1st, May 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wolfram Alpha Is Bigger Than Google

WOLFRAM Alpha is the creation of British-born physicist Dr Stephen Wolfram.

Says he of his technology at a demonstration at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society:

“Our goal is to make expert knowledge accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.”

Posted: 30th, April 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shake A Baby To Death With iPhone Nanny Training

inflatable-baby-punch-bagYOU can do anything on your Apple iPhone. You can join a social network and pretend to have friends; call your therapist; and play loadsa games while you wait for new freinds to join your virtual Tupperware Party. And you …

Posted: 24th, April 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Six Days In Fallujah (Video Game)

SIX Days in Fallujah is the new shoot-‘em-up video game from Atomic Games.

Under George Bush the aim would have been to shoot the enemy in the face. But now Obama is in charge, there is new directive. Says Atomic’s …

Posted: 7th, April 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Unveiling The “Sixth Sense”

WHAT follows is a talk by Pattie Maes & Pranav Mistry: Unveiling the “Sixth Sense,” game-changing wearable tech. Watch it:

Posted: 31st, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Australia Bans Wikileaks

HAVING outlawed adolescent porn doodles, the Austrlaiaqn government is bannign Wikileaks, “the website that publishes anonymous submissions of sensitive info on everything from corporations, religion and governments”.

We know this because – oh, the irony:

On its website, Wikileaks

Posted: 18th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Replaces Finger With USB Drive

JERRY Jalavam, a computer programmer form Finland, has replaced a finger lost in an accident with a false finger with an inbuilt USB drive.

Mr Jalavam now has a two gigabyte finger.…

Posted: 18th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


DNA Radio Is The Sound Of Life

DNA Radio is the sound of your life. DJs Katrin Bierkand and Jens Bierkandt broadcast DNA radio uninrterrupted (unless the server goes down) for the next 23.5 years, until all code has been distributed over the internet.

DNA Radio …

Posted: 17th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Google Killed MC Hammer (Video)

YOUTUBE is dying. Google, which owns YouTube, is just big business. And now it is killing the music.

UK users are blocked from accessing professional music videos on the YouTube website. Google says PRS for Music, formerly the Performing Rights …

Posted: 16th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tim Berners-Lee Falls For Online Con

SIR Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the worldwide web, fell victim to an online con when bought a Christmas present on the web which never arrived.

Posted: 15th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Microsoft .Net Setup Framework Fail

MICROSOFT .Net Setup Framework Fail…

Posted: 4th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Carnivorous Lampshade Robot Turns Insects Into Fuel

OIL is running out. We need power. Insects are invading the country. The solution is the Carnivorous Lampshade Robot:

Material Beliefs have created a Carnivorous Lampshade Robot inspired by the pitcher plant, a carnivorous plant that attracts and consumes insects

Posted: 26th, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Mannequin Speaker System: Uses For Katie Price

INTRODUCING the mannequin speaker system.

The Katie Price:

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Posted: 26th, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The World’s First Personal Stereo

LISTEN up – it’s the world’s first personal stereo…

spotter, via

Posted: 23rd, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Twitter – the new British obsession – here’s 10 reasons why we love it

So it is official, Brits absolutely love the micro blogging (no I don’t know what that means either) service Twitter. According to online trend watchers Hitwise UK Internet traffic to Twitter has increased 10-fold over past last 12 months.…

Posted: 23rd, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0