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hmm..interesting April 17, 2014 posted by

Just Reach Out – forget PR agencies, all you need is this tool. Apparently…

We love it when new startups make big bold statements, because it’s so much fun watching them try to live up to them over the subsequent weeks and months. So it is with Just Reach Out, a new online service which apparently believes it can completely replace PR firms with a single Reach Out box.


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Just Reach Out – forget PR agencies, all you need is this tool. Apparently…
Gadgets March 28, 2014 posted by

University of Sheffield successfully flies a disposable 3D printed drone [Scary Skies]

A team from the University of Sheffield in the UK has successfully flown a UAV (aka drone) which was built entirely using a 3D printer. The aircraft, built in the college’s Advanced Materials Research Centre, is made up of just nine parts, many of which snap together without needing fixings.


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University of Sheffield successfully flies a disposable 3D printed drone [Scary Skies]
hmm..interesting March 24, 2014 posted by

Battle of The Robot Bands – Z-Machines vs Compressorhead

You like music? See if you like this. It’s a video battle between the Japanese robot band Z-Machines versus the German robot band Compressorhead. We don’t know what to say really. Other than the trite observation that if this is really the future of music, we’re all going to be in a lot of pain one day.


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Battle of The Robot Bands – Z-Machines vs Compressorhead
hmm..interesting March 21, 2014 posted by

How Animals See The World

We have to confess to being fascinated by science, and especially that part which deals with the biology of species. Which makes this How Animals See The World article really interesting. Of course it’s all a total fantasy, rather like an alien trying to work out how we humans see by counting the megapixels on our cameras, but it’s still a valid piece of guesswork even so.


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How Animals See The World
hmm..interesting March 18, 2014 posted by

Fobo – the 97 minute auctions that seem to be catching fire in San Francisco

There’s a small startup, operating out of a storefront office somewhere deep in San Francisco which looks to be turning the world of online auctions on its head. The team behind Fobo are the same folk that delivered Yardsale for the iPhone, only now they’re aiming at the heart of the eBay machine.


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Fobo – the 97 minute auctions that seem to be catching fire in San Francisco
hmm..interesting March 15, 2014 posted by

Yoast Roast – or how to crater your SEO business by failing to understand customer service

We don’t often comment on industry type issues, primarily because they’re often boring, but we’re going to make an exception here because this is really surprising. Most people who know WordPress and are interested in SEO will have heard of Yoast, which is run by a Dutch WordPress consultant. The company was recently hired by well respected financial blogger Susan Webber, who owns Naked Capitalism.


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Yoast Roast – or how to crater your SEO business by failing to understand customer service
Eco Friendly March 14, 2014 posted by

Ocearch – amazing open source great white shark tracking for conservation research…v cool

The tracks you see above come from two mature great white sharks, Lydia and Mary Lee, which were tagged as part of an on-going global research project called Ocearch, which is monitoring these majestic creatures for education and to provide valuable data to help conserve the species.


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Ocearch – amazing open source great white shark tracking for conservation research…v cool
hmm..interesting March 13, 2014 posted by

EDF Energy app – is technology really destroying our jobs? Is so what’s the future?

The other day I received a notification that our energy supplier EDF, had created a smartphone app. Not just a basic one though. This one lets you submit a meter reading with your camera, change your monthly amounts and even send an alert if you’re moving out. The point is, suddenly, I was given the power of doing a lot of stuff that other admin people used to do for me.


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EDF Energy app – is technology really destroying our jobs? Is so what’s the future?
cool tech March 11, 2014 posted by

Formula E set to take off – all electric racing to rival Formula One, but silently…

On the 13th September this year the streets of Beijing will reverberate to the sound of 11 teams racing around in almost total silence at speeds of up to 225 km/hour (limited). This will be the inaugural event in the Formula E calendar, the world’s first all electric single seater formula car racing season.


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Formula E set to take off – all electric racing to rival Formula One, but silently…
cool tech March 6, 2014 posted by

Quadcopter Tennis Anyone? Is this a pointer to a possible future of ball sports?

We stumbled across this little beauty the other day and our nostrils twitched immediately. Was that really a quadcopter which had been programmed to work out how to hit a ball back to a human target? Well it sure looks like it. In fact this is part of a research program from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich, which is looking into what they call ‘trajectory generation’. What we see is a future where competitive sports get **really** interesting.


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Quadcopter Tennis Anyone? Is this a pointer to a possible future of ball sports?
hmm..interesting February 26, 2014 posted by

Fixed – automated parking ticket challenger gets a real app

If you’re a driver who constantly plays tag with the parking wardens on your beat, you’ll probably appreciate any tool which promises to help your life go easier. Which is clearly what the developers behind Fixed, a new smartphone app which offers to help ‘people beat unjust parking tickets‘.


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Fixed – automated parking ticket challenger gets a real app