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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:

Description

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


CES 2009 – Emperor Workstation Gaming Unit – the coolest bit of tech ever?

Gamers watch and drool! With this unit, which has been unveiled at the CES gagdet-fest in Las Vegas, you get your own pod, three screens, a stonking surround sound system and the ability to customise the lights, seating position and …

Posted: 9th, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The New Apple Wheel

THE New Apple Wheel:


Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

Posted: 7th, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Make Google A Bazillion Dollars More And Not Get Paid For It

HERE’S the chance you’ve been waiting for to work unpaid for Google and to make them another bazillion  dollars. And, remember, they are watching you:

“So where do you turn to for great ideas when tough times force you to

Posted: 3rd, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Semaphore Pilot Project Tags All Scots Leaving Scotland

ANYONE leaving Scotland will soon be tagged. The system already works for The Geordie homeland, where all locals leaving the area are made to wear Newcastle United shirts and shed a tear for the Gallowgate.

Thousands of passengers travelling in

Posted: 29th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Dante’s Inferno Video Game

THE Divine Comedy video game  – nothing is sacred:

“Rome, December 18 – Dante’s Inferno, the first book of the Divine Comedy, is soon to be released as an action-adventure video game by the company better known for its FIFA

Posted: 19th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


World’s First Excel Music Video: AC/DC

THE World’s First Excel Music Video, with AC/DC:

Posted: 18th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Don’t Use Internet Explorer

DID you read the user guide that came with your edition of Microsoft internet explorer? Donytl bnother. Just use your time to install Firefox:

If the average computer user read the Microsoft security advisory about the Internet Explorer vulnerability –

Posted: 16th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Palm Pistol: Equal Opportunity Murder

GOOD news for the equality opportunity movement as the Palm Pistol helps disabled people kill every bit as inefficiently as their able bodied peers.

The Palm Pistol is an ergonomically innovative single shot double action only defensive firearm chambered in

Posted: 6th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ford Wins: James Bond Loses

IN Quantum of Solace, Bond drives a crappy Ford 4×4.

Chris Hafner gags on it

Posted: 5th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mobile Phone Tells All About Congo Amputation By Text

VASCULAR surgeon David Nott is on the phone.

He is working 24-hour shifts for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Rutshuru, Congo.

Before him is a 16-year-old whose arm has been ripped off.

Mr Nott recalls:

“He was dying. He had

Posted: 4th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Turning On To Atomic Punk

TURNED on by atomic images and stuff? Well, there’s a group you can join:

Posted: 4th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yule Log ScreenSaver

NOVELTY yule log screensaver

Posted: 3rd, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Hoss Fly

THE HOSS FLY:

HERE at the L.A. Auto Show, all of the really, um, interesting stuff is downstairs in Ketia Hall, where the mongrels are kept away from the purebreds upstairs.

That’s where we found things like a Rolls Royce

Posted: 29th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


CCTV To Predict Thought Crime

AS BASTARD Old Holborn puts it: “What the f*ck?”

CCTV cameras which can ‘predict’ if a crime is about to take place are being introduced on Britain’s streets. The cameras can alert operators to suspicious behaviour, such as loitering

Posted: 28th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The New Paedo Porn Google Mobile App for iPhone

THE new Google Mobile App for iPhone. It’s terrific. You say what you are looking for in clear and loud voice and – hey presto! – it appears.

Anorak has been looking at the lastest news on Gary Glitter and …

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Government’s Nigerian Porn Warehouse

DIZZY spots “Interesting news in the Telegraph this morning”:

It appears that the Government’s plan to have a large spam warehouse which will record the details of each mail we send and receive may never make it to the statute

Posted: 22nd, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Social suicide – or how I think I might actually want to own a BlackBerry

There are many milestones in a man’s life. Like the day he discovers that Radio 2 actually has some good presenters who play good tunes as well as libel celebrity granddaughters. Or the moment when the clothes in Burton’s don’t …

Posted: 17th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple iPod touch reviewed

Posted: 17th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your Virtual Japanese Tortured Girlfriend

VIA Boing Boing, this gem of a toy from Japan:

Dennou AR girlfriend. Feministing deems her a “virtual torture victim”; Gizmodo declares the 3D webcam hottie “entrancing, if a little perverted.”

A little perverted? NSFW:

Looking Up Girls’ Skirts

Posted: 14th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Moving Target Toilet

A MR Johnny Henry of Laurel brings to the world the vibrating toilet seat.

Says he:

“I believe in thinking out of the box. I wanted to create something that is a little unusual. This invention is designed to stimulate.

Posted: 14th, November 2008 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Don’t Press The Button: How Many Buttons On Your Remote Control?

ANORAK’S look at remote controls…

Send us pictures of yours and we’ll feature them in our upcoming technology section…

editor [at] anorak [dot] co [dot] uk nad put “remote” in the subject line…

Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0