Posts by Category: hmm..interesting

Mmm…wonder if it works?

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.


Continue Reading »Forget.me – new service offers to remove you from Google search results
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…


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


Continue Reading »Pepper – meet the robot with emotions who’s here to cheer you up
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.


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


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


Continue Reading »Unioncy – do you have a problem losing your product receipts and manuals?
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.


Continue Reading »LifeGuard Earthquake Proof Desk – just in case, y’know, the roof falls in
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.


Continue Reading »Thrive One Year Food Pack – 9687 servings, enough for 1 person for 1 year, $0.16 c per serving
Thrive One Year Food Pack – 9687 servings, enough for 1 person for 1 year, $0.16 c per serving
Bizarre May 13, 2014 posted by

Nereus lost – meanwhile, somewhere at the bottom of the ocean, these little fish are chuckling…

There are times, every so often, when we look at this world and marvel at how things work. Take for example this report from last week, which demonstrates how precariously we perch on this little bit of rock, when compared to some of our other fellow inhabitants.


Continue Reading »Nereus lost – meanwhile, somewhere at the bottom of the ocean, these little fish are chuckling…
Nereus lost – meanwhile, somewhere at the bottom of the ocean, these little fish are chuckling…
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 12, 2014 posted by

MakeSpace – watch out eBay and Craigslist, cloud closets are coming to get you!

You can always tell when a new service is being hyped up as a billion dollar possibility, because you start seeing a lot of fancy comparisons. Like ‘the reverse Amazon‘ or ‘the Uber for x‘. This is VC short speak for ‘we’ve dumped a ton of money into this venture because we believe it’s going to be incredibly disruptive and change the world. Maybe.’ The PR trick is to associate the new venture with a massive veteran success story, as…


Continue Reading »MakeSpace – watch out eBay and Craigslist, cloud closets are coming to get you!
MakeSpace – watch out eBay and Craigslist, cloud closets are coming to get you!
hmm..interesting May 5, 2014 posted by

The Knowledge – how to rebuild our world from scratch in the event of the unthinkable happening

Should we be getting nervous about the sudden rash of survival books landing on the shelves at the moment? We’re trying to stay calm, with a cup of tea and all that, but it’s getting hard, Marge. The latest tome comes from Dr Lewis Dartnell, entitled The Knowledge.


Continue Reading »The Knowledge – how to rebuild our world from scratch in the event of the unthinkable happening
The Knowledge – how to rebuild our world from scratch in the event of the unthinkable happening
Bookmark This! May 2, 2014 posted by

Something Pop – cool free mathematical tool helps you make optimum decisions in life

We all have to make decisions, right? Some are important (like does this shirt make me look fat?) and some not so much. After all who cares if you run for president. Really. And we each have our own way of making the big choices in life, using a pin, a lucky Shamrock, asking the lady down the post office. counter. But now there’s a pretty cool alternative.


Continue Reading »Something Pop – cool free mathematical tool helps you make optimum decisions in life
Something Pop – cool free mathematical tool helps you make optimum decisions in life
Click Here to Win a Fabulous Lenovo G505s Laptop!