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huh..? December 18, 2013 posted by

Ready for an ‘Edit’ feature on Twitter? – Don’t hold your breathe

Have you heard the latest buzz about Twitter working on an edit button that will finally allow users to correct their 140-character messages when the fingers fly just a little faster than the brain? Well, you might want to take a deep breathe and pay extra-close attention as you type your Twitter messages because the wait might be longer than initially expected.


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Ready for an ‘Edit’ feature on Twitter? – Don’t hold your breathe
huh..? October 26, 2013 posted by

Boom Bx – why we all need to be very very careful with crowdfunding projects nowadays…

The crowdfunding market is huge and ripe for all sorts of exploitation, but we have to say we’re completely floored by the sheer chutzpah of the people behind a new Indiegogo project for a product called Boom Bx. This ‘breakthrough‘ speaker technology was apparently ‘sketched on a piece of paper’ by Nick Robinson and his grandfather who spent ‘countless hours‘ optimizing the design. Really? Really?


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Boom Bx – why we all need to be very very careful with crowdfunding projects nowadays…
Gadgets October 21, 2013 posted by

Dice + – technology finally pollutes the world’s most elegant and basic plaything

Most of the time technology is really awesome. It can help save lives, creates entertainment and generally can be a force for good where it’s needed. But sometimes, on rare occasions, it can get a bit too full of itself and start meddling in areas where it shouldn’t be. At all.


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Dice + – technology finally pollutes the world’s most elegant and basic plaything
Bizarre October 8, 2013 posted by

BeNosey – ridonkulous new search engine delivers one click ease of use…and seared eyeballs

We’ve covered some weird search engines in our time, remember the one which promised to unseat Google from its dominant position? Yeah right, well moving swiftly along, we’re now pleased as punch to be able to offer you yet another fine piece of Internet engineering, and one which is definitely destined to make your eyes water.


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BeNosey – ridonkulous new search engine delivers one click ease of use…and seared eyeballs
huh..? September 26, 2013 posted by

DO NOT BUY the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 because it is region locked just like a DVD [Updated]

In one of the most incredibly stupid moves of any manufacturer in recent years, it appears that Samsung has integrated region locking on their new line of Galaxy Note 3 mobile phones. Yes that’s right, they have locked the handset so if you travel outside of your region (i.e. USA, Europe, Asia etc) you will NOT be able to use a local SIM card to make cheaper calls and save on roaming. [Update: Gigaom reports on a follow up from…


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DO NOT BUY the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 because it is region locked just like a DVD [Updated]
Bizarre September 12, 2013 posted by

BoooTube – all the worst rated YouTube videos in one shudderingly horrible place

So we all know – and maybe even love? – YouTube, right? It’s full of insane, glorious and enchanting stuff. And kittens. But what about the awful videos, the kind of material which never should have been allowed birth? Shouldn’t there be a home for all those turkeys, which those of us with a masochistic streak can…ahem…enjoy?


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BoooTube – all the worst rated YouTube videos in one shudderingly horrible place
cool tech August 28, 2013 posted by

The Red Ferret Throwback Machine (bringing you the best from the Red Ferret archives)

As you may know dear readers, the Red Ferret is one of the original technology/gadget blogs, having been started by our esteemed founder Nigel back in 2000.  Since then the Red Ferret crew has published more than 20,000 articles covering all sorts of weird, incredible and downright ridiculous stuff! Anyway, we thought it might be interesting to take a regular look back at some of the most popular posts from our recent (and not-so-recent) history. So here you go:


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The Red Ferret Throwback Machine (bringing you the best from the Red Ferret archives)
Bizarre July 18, 2013 posted by

Riot Training For Two – I say old chap, any chance of you lobbing that gas canister the other way…?

You can often get a fairly good indication of the declining level of a civilization from the state of its leisure activities. The Romans enjoyed brutal arena sports right up to the end of their empire, and the ancient Aryan’s idea of fun was to let loose a horse and declare war on the owner of the land where it stopped to eat. And so it goes…


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Riot Training For Two – I say old chap, any chance of you lobbing that gas canister the other way…?
Gadgets June 27, 2013 posted by

Neodymium Magnet N50 – the most dangerous natural magnet in the world?

You may, like us, have believed that a magnet was a fun thing that you clicked around with on your desk while waiting for your coffee to cool down, but it seems that there are magnets. And then there are magnets. No, we’re not talking about industrial strength versions which can grab a car and hoist it into a crusher, we’re talking tiny domestic products which are scary.


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Neodymium Magnet N50 – the most dangerous natural magnet in the world?
Bizarre May 2, 2013 posted by

Don’t delete your Yahoo account if you cherish your name or reputation

Now here’s a bizarre thing. Apparently, according to the cancellation terms and conditions posted on the Yahoo! site, if you delete your account, not only do you lose ALL of your Yahoo! content, including your Flickr photos and paid accounts, but the company also reserves the right to re-issue your Yahoo! ID and profile names to any else who comes along later. “Additionally, due to the limited number of names available, we may allow other users to sign up for…


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Don’t delete your Yahoo account if you cherish your name or reputation