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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


eBay Is Down Worldwide

Ebay.co.uk crashed this evening around 1800. The net is getting busy/red hot with angry punters trying to find out why their goods aren’t been sold.

The site will not log on anyone. Thousands of transaction are probably affected.

I’ve checked … READ ON

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


Police Investigate Video Games Developer Over ‘Global Thermonuclear War’ Drawing

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HENRY Smith, a software developer, was working on a game called “Global Thermonuclear War.” He drew a scence depicting a nuclear attack on Washington. As you can see from the above image, it was a drawing full of details. READ ON

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King Digital Plunges 23% As Candy Crush Saga Runs Out Of Steam

WELL, what the stock market was worrying about has come to pass. King Digital is the maker of Candy Crush Saga, that game that’s been sucking the life out of the nation for the past couple of years. It’s also … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, August 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video: ‘Electronic Makeup’ Completely Transforms This Model’s Face

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THIS is a great video of Nobumichi Asai‘s projection mapping of “electronic makeup” applied to a model’s face.

Asai used Omote, a combination of real-time face tracking and projection mapping to transform a model’s face into mesmerizing patterns.

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


Stop Trying To Turn Women Into Scientists And Engineers Says Expert

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GIVEN the way that the entire society seems to agree that we should have roughly equal numbers of men and women doing the same sort of jobs it’s a bit of a surprise to find an expert insisting that … READ ON

Posted: 15th, July 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Jobs Was Right: Apple’s iPhone 6 Is To Be Made By Robots

 

THIS rather proves Steve Jobs’ point that “those jobs are never coming back”. For Apple’s iPhone 6 is to be assembled by robots rather than by hand as has been done with all previous generations of iPhone.

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


Other Parents: Instagram Mum Upset Over Rule-Breaking Photo Of Her Daughter Marlow

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COURTNEY Adamo was kicked off Instagram for posting a picture of her daughter Marlow.

Yes, quite. We’re uspet because the censors should not stop anyone who feels a need to show off their kids to strangers and who calls … READ ON

Posted: 25th, June 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Luis Suarez Balls: Twitter Plot To Rape And Kill Liverpool Star’s Wife And Young Daughter

ISN’T Free Speech great. There are no buts. Say what you like.

You can on Twitter. But only if the speakers are telling you stuff you might want to hear;. If you don’t like it, you can call the police. … READ ON

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


Hillsborough Joins The War On Free Speech And Bicholim: Chelsea Fan Sacked For Abusing Liverpool On Wikipedia

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THE War on Free Speech looks at the story of the man who posted a message on Wikipedia. In “Revealed: How The Telegraph found the Hillsborough Wikipedia vandal”, the paper reports:

A civil servant in Liverpool has been fired

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Posted: 17th, June 2014 | In: Liverpool, Reviews, Sports, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Close Look At The Royal Navy’s New Starburst Missile Warhead

YOU’RE looking at a cross section of a Starburst Missile warhead on display during the announcement of a £48 million contract for missiles for Royal Navy helicopters at the Thales UK plant in Belfast. The system is aimed at deflecting … READ ON

Posted: 16th, June 2014 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Using Tinder and Grindr Gives You The Clap

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TINDR and Grindr  give you the clap. That, at least, is the finding of a new piece of scientific research, that using dating apps on smartphones, like Tinder or Grindr, gives you the clap. It’s not, by the way, … READ ON

Posted: 16th, June 2014 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Find Out What Happens When People Answer Phone In This Cinema

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Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch The Video Of The New iPhone 6, Dummy

 

WHAT looks like the new iPhone 6, due for release this summer, can be seen in that video above. The information source is a French website, nowhereelse, and they’ve been pretty reliable in the past. For an English … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rap Genius Founder Fired For Being a Complete Dickhead About Elliot Rodger

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THAT you’re able to think up and found one of the web’s hotter properties does show that you’ve got some smarts. You’re good at doing something at least. But that’s not to say that having done that that you’re … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Music, Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Your Official Guide To 1970s CB Slang

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THE INTERNET has created its own slang, saturated with efficient abbreviations and a constantly evolving jargon that only insiders know. As novel as this seems, just a few decades ago there was another trendy lingo sprung from a new … READ ON

Posted: 27th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1985 The Press Association Presented The Future of Journalism

IN 1985,  the Press Association presented the future of journalism.

The pencil and paper remain the most reliable tools in a journalist’s possession.

 

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Posted: 26th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Making Sense of Chemical Stories: The Posters

SENSE About Science is “a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion”. Science matters. Government quote it when they want to control what you teach, eats and watch.

There are dangers … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, May 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black Keys: Proud To Be Luddites

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FANS of the Black Keys are, like the band themselves, people who look back at a fabled ‘golden age’ of rock that doesn’t actually exist.

See, a lot of fans of bluesy dadrock will tell themselves that, once upon … READ ON

Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Music, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pass The Happy Pills: The Internet Is Depressing The Children!

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ONE of the great problems in this modern world is that people are forever confusing cause and effect. Or if you prefer, forgetting that correlation does not mean causation. And so it is with this latest report that … READ ON

Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Money, Reviews, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sell Twitter Or Else! Says Daily Telegraph

IN what might not be the very best share tipping column ever the Daily Telegraph is telling us all that we should unload our Twitter shares immediately. This isn’t sensible advice: or rather, it might be but it isn’t for … READ ON

Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi Husband Hacked Government Website To Congratulate Wife For Exam Success

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WHEN his wife passed her exams, one Saudi man congratulated her by hacking into the website of the Saudi Commission of Electricity and Cogeneration and writing her a note:
“I apologize for the hacking your website, but I wanted to
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Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0