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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.”

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Posted: 30th, April 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 24th, April 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 7th, April 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments 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:

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Posted: 31st, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments 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

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Posted: 18th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments 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.… READ ON

Posted: 18th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments 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.

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Posted: 17th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 16th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments 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.

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Posted: 15th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Microsoft .Net Setup Framework Fail

MICROSOFT .Net Setup Framework Fail… READ ON

Posted: 4th, March 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 26th, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The World’s First Personal Stereo

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

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Posted: 23rd, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments 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.… READ ON

Posted: 23rd, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 9th, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The New Apple Wheel

THE New Apple Wheel:


Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No KeyboardREAD ON

Posted: 7th, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comments (12) | Comments 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

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Posted: 3rd, January 2009 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 29th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments 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

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


World’s First Excel Music Video: AC/DC

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

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Posted: 18th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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 –

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Posted: 16th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Comments 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 READ ON

Posted: 6th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Comments 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

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Posted: 5th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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

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Posted: 4th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments 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:

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Posted: 4th, December 2008 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0