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diy July 29, 2014 posted by

Motoped – the DIY cross between a mountain bike and a moped

When is a motorbike not a motorbike? When it’s a self-build kit which lets you use standard mountain bike forks, wheels, brakes and such, and combine them with a specially developed frame which can hold a small four stroke motor. The result is something which you can cycle when it suits you, and will also give more than 100 mpg from the 50cc motor version when motoring.


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Motoped – the DIY cross between a mountain bike and a moped
hmm..interesting July 23, 2014 posted by

BlackLight SunCell – could this technology really offer 3000 miles of travel from a liter of water?

The hunt for sustainable cheap alternatives to our decreasing oil reserves continues apace, with everything from Thorium nuclear to more conventional hydrogen fuel cells being researched and developed as we speak. Now a new tech has thrown its hat into the ring, and it looks as though it’s either a very clever scam or a revolution in the making.


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BlackLight SunCell – could this technology really offer 3000 miles of travel from a liter of water?
cool tech July 22, 2014 posted by

S.E.L.F.I.E – magic mirror automatically takes your photo, posts it to Twitter

Taking a selfie is serious business. Five minutes on the internet will teach you that. But imagine for a moment if you could take one without your phone showing up in the picture or the odd outstretched selfie arm angle. Well the guys at iStrategyLabs have created just that with S.E.L.F.I.E. – The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine.


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S.E.L.F.I.E – magic mirror automatically takes your photo, posts it to Twitter
Cool Web Apps & Sites July 17, 2014 posted by

Hidden From Google – listing all the censored ‘people’ results on search engines

The recent ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling from the EU has definitely allowed some very…um… interesting people to avoid public attention in Europe, and even more so now that Bing has just joined the party. The result has been as expected, various people removing their search engine listing for things like court cases and adverse newspaper reports, which means of course they can then move on and either reform, or do their stuff again to other unsuspecting victims.


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Hidden From Google – listing all the censored ‘people’ results on search engines
Cool Web Apps & Sites June 26, 2014 posted by

Forget.me – new service offers to remove you from Google search results

A new service has launched which aims to make it much easier for people living in the EU to make a request to Google to remove their information from the search results. This ‘right to be forgotten’, as it’s called, comes after a ruling by the European court which explicitly gave people this power over the information kept about them online.


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Forget.me – new service offers to remove you from Google search results
hmm..interesting June 13, 2014 posted by

“New” inflatable process for building energy efficient concrete dome buildings isn’t so new

Most of us have little to no experience seeing or living in a concrete dome building. Yet they were first introduced as “bubble houses” in the 1940′s by Wallace Neff. The idea became popular and remarkable dome houses were built around the world, although few of the original ones still remain. It seems that history is repeating itself. A team at the Vienna University of Technology has created a system that allows concrete shell structures for a domed building to…


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“New” inflatable process for building energy efficient concrete dome buildings isn’t so new
cool tech June 5, 2014 posted by

Pepper – meet the robot with emotions who’s here to cheer you up

Will we ever live in a robot infested future? More to the point, would we like to live in one? These are questions that the people in Japan are probably asking right now, as their country introduces increasing numbers of robots into the market. The latest one however has a rather interesting job to do.


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Pepper – meet the robot with emotions who’s here to cheer you up
Bookmark This! June 4, 2014 posted by

Everything you NEED to know about Net Neutrality with some comedy magic thrown in as well

So this particular video is going the rounds at the moment, but it’s important enough to be featured everywhere, so we’re happy to report it again here. If you have been bored stupid by all the ongoing ruckus over Net Neutrality, and even a little confused by what it means, then you REALLY need to watch this hilarious video from comedian John Oliver.


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Everything you NEED to know about Net Neutrality with some comedy magic thrown in as well
hmm..interesting June 2, 2014 posted by

Drivology – big brother wants to reduce your car insurance premiums…are you game for a bit of Orwell in your life?

How much of your privacy would you be willing to sacrifice in order to save money? A little? A lot? How about we ask you to carry around an app which monitors all your driving habits every day, and if you succeed in meeting our criteria for ‘safe’, we’ll reduce your insurance premiums? Sound interesting?


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Drivology – big brother wants to reduce your car insurance premiums…are you game for a bit of Orwell in your life?
hmm..interesting May 27, 2014 posted by

Unioncy – do you have a problem losing your product receipts and manuals?

For most of us the real excitement comes when you open the packaging for your long awaited product, the famous unboxing. Getting it out, fondling the bits, doing assembly, they’re all important parts of the ritual. But the things that usually get lost in the excitement is the user manual, the warranty slip and the receipt.


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Unioncy – do you have a problem losing your product receipts and manuals?
hardware May 26, 2014 posted by

LifeGuard Earthquake Proof Desk – just in case, y’know, the roof falls in

We can’t imagine what it must be like to live in a place where you need to worry whether the floor is going to disappear from under your feet, or there’s going to be a ton of building falling on top of you at any moment. We guess you tend to forget about the possibility after a while, and just get on with things.


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LifeGuard Earthquake Proof Desk – just in case, y’know, the roof falls in
hmm..interesting May 23, 2014 posted by

Thrive One Year Food Pack – 9687 servings, enough for 1 person for 1 year, $0.16 c per serving

We’re trying hard not to get a little paranoid here, but should we be worried that some major retailers, both on and offline, are now openly stocking what they’re calling emergency food storage products? Yes yes, we know that emergencies happen all the time, but when you start pushing them in larger packs, that could be worrying.


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Thrive One Year Food Pack – 9687 servings, enough for 1 person for 1 year, $0.16 c per serving