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hmm..interesting December 20, 2014 posted by

Ocean Spiral – a 21st century underwater city

With the world population slated to reach 9 billion people, housing becomes a real problem. But Japanese construction firm Shimizu Corp has an innovative idea to solve this. Ocean Spiral is planned as an eco-friendly underwater city that would house 5,000 people and be powered by the sea bed. An artist’s rendering shows the futuristic structure divided into three sections. A floating sphere – the “Blue Garden” – will be 500 meters (approx. 1,640 feet) in diameter. It will lie…


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Ocean Spiral – a 21st century underwater city
cool tech November 27, 2014 posted by

Dry Mud Jeans – rent your jeans, recycle them when done and help conserve your planet’s resources

Denim jeans are a huge business around the world, but the one thing we kind of ignore is what happens to all that lovely cotton when we’re done with it? Landfill? Well now there’s a really innovative alternative which promises to change the way we approach the use of fashion and clothing in general.


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Dry Mud Jeans – rent your jeans, recycle them when done and help conserve your planet’s resources
Eco Friendly November 12, 2014 posted by

Fresh Paper – keep your fruit and veggies fresher longer with a single sheet of paper

So everyone loves a nice bit of fruit now and then, and there are even those who delight in a decent bit of broccoli with their meals. But the problem is fresh produce tends to go off pretty quickly, which means you end up throwing a lot of it away unless you can eat it quickly. But this ingenious product promises to reduce waste and keep your stuff fresher for longer. 꾾ᴢ


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Fresh Paper – keep your fruit and veggies fresher longer with a single sheet of paper
hmm..interesting November 5, 2014 posted by

POLITE Cycle Waistcoat – protect yourself from crazy car drivers with this cool cycling vest

There’s more than one way to keep safe on the roads if you’re a cyclist, so it pays to use them all if you can. Sure bright lights, high visibility clothing and a very loud horn will help, but what about throwing in a little bit of fun psychology as well?


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POLITE Cycle Waistcoat – protect yourself from crazy car drivers with this cool cycling vest
but is it art? October 16, 2014 posted by

Yondr – new service promises an end to fan phone videos at concerts

If you’re looking for a song on YouTube, chances are you’ll find at least 50 blurry videos captured by cell phones at a concert and posted by fans. If you go to a show it’s likely you’ll see a sea of cell phone screens pointed at the stage by people who are clearly more interested in videoing than engaging in the performance right then and there. Well now there’s a company which is looking to change that, and it’s bound…


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Yondr – new service promises an end to fan phone videos at concerts
hmm..interesting October 1, 2014 posted by

The Ultimate Meal – no synthetics, just some grand old organic nutrition and nourishment at $3 a meal

We almost certainly eat too much. Too much of this, too much of that, too much choice, sugars, carbs, junk. You name it, we consume too much of it. So it’s interesting to come across a product which claims to provide all the nourishment the body needs, but in a convenient easy to consume smoothie mix.


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The Ultimate Meal – no synthetics, just some grand old organic nutrition and nourishment at $3 a meal
Awesome September 25, 2014 posted by

#X – it can wait, the pledge against texting and driving

We love it when clever people come up with clever uses of basic technology, and this is one of those cases. The #X campaign has a very simple, but powerful message – don’t text while you drive. There are more teenage road deaths caused by texting while driving than anything else, so this is a hugely valuable initiative. And it’s simple to do.


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#X – it can wait, the pledge against texting and driving
hmm..interesting September 24, 2014 posted by

Envelope X-Ray Spray – it’s not just computers that can get hacked, you know

With all the incessant focus on computer hacking, banks, passwords, credit cards and all that stuff, it’s easy to forget that real spies don’t just rely on cracking our digital domains. They also spend a lot of time delving into our trash cans, digging out old acquaintances and even snooping on our mail.


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Envelope X-Ray Spray – it’s not just computers that can get hacked, you know
diy September 22, 2014 posted by

Ghost Chilli Growing Kit – the hottest pepper in the world comes to your windowsill, and good luck with that…

There are chilli peppers and then there are chilli peppers, and the Bhut Jolokia, or Ghost Chilli is the world’s hottest, at least according to the Guinness Book of Records. It’s so hot that villagers in India apparently use it smeared on fence posts to keep the elephants away. We’re talking ten times hotter than a habanero chilli. Get the idea?


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Ghost Chilli Growing Kit – the hottest pepper in the world comes to your windowsill, and good luck with that…
cool tech September 16, 2014 posted by

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Camera Phone – the Android smartphone that’s also a 4K camera, things just got real…

Every so often in tech a new product arrives on the market which doesn’t quite make sense, but is still rather cool. These products often don’t find a mass market, but what they do is point the way to a future iteration which will eventually indeed make waves, and possibly even create a new market segment. The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Smart Camera [original] is just such a product.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Camera Phone – the Android smartphone that’s also a 4K camera, things just got real…
hmm..interesting September 15, 2014 posted by

Cocoon Hanging Tent – cool tree house just needs a hook and a branch

Some things instantly look like fun for all, and this Cocoon Hanging Tent is one. C’mon, who wouldn’t want to climb into this puppy and swing back and forth while reading P.G. Wodehouse (who?), sipping iced chamomile tea and listening to some cool summer sounds . But maybe we’re being silly?


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Cocoon Hanging Tent – cool tree house just needs a hook and a branch
hmm..interesting September 9, 2014 posted by

Do This ASAP – free online service offers a real human servant to do stuff for you

Almost since the dawn of the Interwebs people have been trying to improve search. They’ve tried graphical search engines, text ones, multilingual, niche topics, you name it and someone has come up with an idea and a project. Now the latest is a kind of combination of an online concierge service and Yahoo Answers, neither of which ideas are new, but who knows, maybe this one will strike the cord?


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Do This ASAP – free online service offers a real human servant to do stuff for you
hmm..interesting September 3, 2014 posted by

Amazon Pilot Season – do crowdsourced viewer votes point to the future of primetime television services?

If there’s one thing that demonstrates how far and how fast entertainment has moved since the early days of primetime, we really need look no further than the Amazon Pilot Season. Now in it’s third year, this unlikely collaboration between a bookseller, the Internet and faux television, presents the kind of audience participation that Nielsen ratings can only dream about. The idea is for us to view the pilots, and vote on which ones we want to see made into…


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Amazon Pilot Season – do crowdsourced viewer votes point to the future of primetime television services?