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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?
hmm..interesting August 29, 2014 posted by

Pickup Pools – cute mobile swimming pool lets you splash and go

Look portable is all the rage nowadays. Everything’s got to be mobile, from phones to fireplaces, so why not go the whole hog and make your swimming pool portable as well? At least that’s clearly the thinking from this enterprising company. Pickup Pools combines two marvelous inventions in one – the flatbed truck and water borne frolics.


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Pickup Pools – cute mobile swimming pool lets you splash and go
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