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Virgian Galactic: Getting There Is Dangerous

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Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two:

“This was a test flight. This is what test flights are for. The desert around Mojave has a decades-long history of smoking holes in the ground and test-pilot funerals, though most of them usually

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Posted: 2nd, November 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fetch The Generator: A Huge Spot On The Sun Is Acting Weird

 

AS I write, it’s 23 degrees Centigrade in London. On Halloween.

PBS has news:

By the time the giant spot on the sun rotated into view on October 18, it was already 80,000 miles wide, big enough to fit

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Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Journalism: Verizon’s SugarString.com Makes Pravda Look Open And Neutral

JOURNALISM is dying. Verizon has a new news website:

The most-valuable, second-richest telecommunications company in the world is bankrolling a technology news site called SugarString.com. The publication, which is now hiring its first full-time editors and reporters, is

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Posted: 30th, October 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Lovely Time-Lapse Video of Braces Straightening Teeth

Video: time-lapse of braces straightening teeth:   Spotter: The Kid Should See ThisREAD ON

Posted: 30th, October 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch the NASA’s Antares Rocket Blow-Up From Loads of Angles!

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THERE’S something in the human psyche that loves seeing things blow-up. Explosions are even better when there’s no casualties, because you can just enjoy the show without wanting to vomit with the weight of it all.

Yesterday, NASA launched … READ ON

Posted: 30th, October 2014 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Face of The Day: ASMIO At The WIRED Conference in London

FACE of the Day: Honda’s ASIMO:

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ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative MObility) Honda’s humanoid robot, ascends a staircase as it makes its UK debut at the WIRED Conference in London.  Honda’s development of humanoid robots began in 1986 and … READ ON

Posted: 17th, October 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ebola.com Is For Sale: A Booming Industry In Death And Fear Needs You

HOW capitalism works: the domain name Ebola.com is for sale. You can buy it for $150,000. Jon Schultz is selling. He also owns biurdflu.com and terror.com, which is nice.

Schultz, of Las Vegas-based Blue String Ventures, looks at domains through

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Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who Drew A Huge Penis On A $2.5m Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport?

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WHO in Seattle drew a big penis on a $2.5m Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (the world’s most expensive production car).READ ON

Posted: 9th, October 2014 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Now We Can Grow A Penis In A Laboratory Too

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Exciting news for the spam filters on our email: scientists have revealed that they can now grow a penis in a laboratory. Just think what’s going to happen when the mass marketers get ahold of that idea: if you thought … READ ON

Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Jersey Man Arrested For Shooting Neighbour’s Spy Drone

TO New Jersey, where a man has taken badly to being spied upon. He used a shotgun to shoot down his neighbour’s drone.

The droner was using his spy in the sky to check out a nearby home undergoing renovations.… READ ON

Posted: 6th, October 2014 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scott and Mark Kelly Are Twins In Two Different Worlds

TWIN astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are ready to be in a novel twin study:

In March, Scott – a former International Space Station­ commander and veteran of the space program – departs on a one-year mission to

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Posted: 5th, October 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple’s Watch Could Earn You A £100 Fine

HERE’S a bit of a problem for Apple’s new Watch: looking at one while driving could earn you a £100 fine. And yes, that is even if it’s just a watch that you’re looking at. Because while you might just … READ ON

Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


iPhone Camera Testing: The Same Shot Taken With Every iPhone Model Ever Made

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DO all iPhones take the same selfies? No. The newest models show your pores in better detail. Lisa Bettany shares with Snap Snap Snap readers her iPhone snaps taken with the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, READ ON

Posted: 25th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Chinese iPhone Black Market

STOOD in the line outside Apple’s NYC emporium, Casey Neistat spotted Chinese resellers looking to resells the gadgets before they’re launched in China.

Apple limits each customer to two phones per person. Many faces in the crowd buy two with … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Study: Internet Trolls Are As Narcissistic As Newspaper Columnists

HOW about that online debate?

In this month’s issue of Personality and Individual Differences a study was published that confirms what we all suspected: internet trolls are horrible people.

Aren’t they just saying things online?

Let’s start by getting

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Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Joan River’s Ghost Uses An iPhone 6

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JOAN Rivers might be dead but never let it be said she fails tos ee ou a contractual obligation.

“This badass is being replaced by an iPhone 6 (not the fat one). I got this one in 2010 and,

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Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The iPhone 6 Launch Is The X Factor For The Even Less Talented And Derranged: Photos Of Apple Fans At Large

THE iPhone launch has become a seasonal event. Like the X Factor auditions, it allows the sane the chance to look at the demented and desperate being wrangled by the rich and successful.

This highlights package of twattery, features the … READ ON

Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple Makes Security A Selling Point: Your iPhones Are Police-Proof

BAD news for spies. Apple will not comply with police orders to unlock your iPhones, iPads. Why? Because it can’t:

The move, announced with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating

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Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch And Titter As First iPhone 6 Buyer Drops His New Toy On Live TV

TO Australia, where an Apple fanboy who queued to buy an iPhone 6 is showing it off to the excited Press. His hand shakes as he touches the genuine cardboard box and peels the lid off:

 

 

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Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple’s New Leukaemia Mystery

A NEW allegation about those massive factories in China that make all of Apple’s iKit. That the chemicals being used to clean the electronics have caused an outbreak of leukaemia among the workers. It should be said that there’s not … READ ON

Posted: 17th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Erase U2 From Your Apple Cassette Player

 

THERE’S been much chatter about Apple’s move to give away U2’s new album Songs of Innocence to 500 million iTunes customers in 119 countries to coincide with its iPhone 6 and Watch launch.

U2’s singer Bono (Mr G21) opinedREAD ON

Posted: 17th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Digital Cameras Are Just So Confusing

DIGITAL: Cameras are so confusing. This modern cameras is better:

 

 

Spotter: Little Brown Miscellanea.READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Horrors! The Internet Is Too Full For eBay And Cats

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BILLLIONS reel as it is revealed that the internet is actually full. It’s this that led to eBay falling over this week and it will in the future disrupt our vital supplies of funny cat photos. That, at least, … READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Humming Toilet Seat Fan That Sucks Out Your Ill Wind

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HARD cheese for those of you like smelling your own farts? But good news for eveyrone around you. The toilet-seat with an in-built fan is here. CNet has more:

We are in a golden age for toilet technology. Recent years

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Posted: 4th, September 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blame Apple For Seeing Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence In The Nude

WHO to blame for the naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and, reportedly, 100 other stars leaked on the web? The hackers who took images from the star’s iCloud account? No. David Auerbach blames Apple:

Apple is currently delighted that people

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Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0