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hardware November 1, 2014 posted by

JPX Pepper Gun – the scariest condiment dispenser this side of a New Jersey Dennys

When it comes to inventing new ways to protect yourself and incapacitate others, there are few people able to do it as efficiently as the Swiss. But what do you expect from a country that invented yodeling and cuckoo clocks? Take this innocent looking ‘less than lethal’ JPX Pepper Gun for instance. We would assume that 9 times out of 10 you’ll never have to pull the trigger, just wave it around a bit. And if you do use it,…


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JPX Pepper Gun – the scariest condiment dispenser this side of a New Jersey Dennys
Eco Friendly October 15, 2014 posted by

4.7 Meter Electric Bike – wacky Chinese electric bicycle vies for Guinness world record

You’ve got to hand it to the clever Chinese, they know how to enjoy themselves in a collective way. Just look at this very cosy 4.7 Meter Electric Bicycle, which can hold up to 9 people comfortably as it presumably stutters along the road. We say presumably because we’re wondering how many batteries you need to haul that amount of cargo on just two wheels?


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4.7 Meter Electric Bike – wacky Chinese electric bicycle vies for Guinness world record
cool tech September 10, 2014 posted by

Robot Surgeon Completes First Operation – now we’re really truly scared

Look, we were perfectly happy when the robots came for us in Terminator, because, well you know, that was a movie. And we chuckled along with the rest of the world when cute little Wall-E glittered onto our screens. But dude, this stuff is supposed to remain fiction, not real world, cringe inducing fact. But now it is.


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Robot Surgeon Completes First Operation – now we’re really truly scared
Awesome August 27, 2014 posted by

MIPS Creator C120 – attention all hackers and makers, please form an orderly queue here for your FREE Raspberry Pi killer!

The Raspberry Pi just got some serious competition. Brit developers Imagination has just released a new development system, called the MIPS Creator C120, which offers some serious functionality on a board. And what’s more they’re putting their money where their mouth is by offering the systems free of charge to all suitable projects. Just visit the site and enter in your details. [Update: the site is apparently down right now. Who would have thought it?]


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MIPS Creator C120 – attention all hackers and makers, please form an orderly queue here for your FREE Raspberry Pi killer!
cool tech August 21, 2014 posted by

Chairless Chair – the invisible chair you wear

When you think about it, the phrase ‘drag up a chair’ kind of sums up our relationship with these common seating tools. We put up with having to drag them around the place, when in reality it would be much better if we could just wear them, wouldn’t it? Well hey, now there’s a new Swiss invention which may just let that happen.


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Chairless Chair – the invisible chair you wear
cool tech July 23, 2014 posted by

Priority Bicycle – maintenance free bicycle with stunning looks and a great price

It took us a while to work out what was different about this new budget bicycle, but after we clicked, we were instantly impressed. The designer of the Priority Bicycle has completely done away with all the messy and complicated bits on conventional bikes, and produced something that is as clean and functional as anything you’ll see on the streets today.


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Priority Bicycle – maintenance free bicycle with stunning looks and a great price
cool tech July 22, 2014 posted by

TableTop Aquaponics – grow your own food the healthy sustainable way

In case you hadn’t heard, food is getting more expensive, mostly due to rising harvesting, shipping, and processing costs. One answer to the problem has been to start looking at alternative, more local and efficient ways to produce food for communities wherever they are, and Aquaponics looks like a solid solution. The system marries aquaculture (aka fish farming) with hydroponics, to deliver fresh home grown vegetables along with fish supplies when needed.


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TableTop Aquaponics – grow your own food the healthy sustainable way
cool tech July 3, 2014 posted by

Hyundai demonstrates that driverless cars may be coming sooner than we think

Buried amongst all the headline hoop-la about Google’s self-driving cars, there’s a steady stream of interesting snippets from various car manufacturers who are clearly working towards some sort of radical future for the automobile. The era of the driverless car looks as though it’s going to be a part of our lives sometime soon, whether we like it or not.


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Hyundai demonstrates that driverless cars may be coming sooner than we think
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! May 29, 2014 posted by

Robot-Doc – the must-have bookmark if you’ve got a Roomba, Neato or other robot appliance in your home

If you’re one of the lucky people who have a robot servant of some sort in your home, whether it’s a Roomba, Neato or other sweeper/cleaner machine, then you really need to know where to go in case of trouble. Sure you can approach the manufacturers or retailers, but there are other options.


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Robot-Doc – the must-have bookmark if you’ve got a Roomba, Neato or other robot appliance in your home
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
hardware May 12, 2014 posted by

Microsoft Surface 2 4G – stylish Windows tablet cuts the WiFi tether with a fast mobile Internet upgrade [Review]

The new Microsoft Surface 2 4G tablet computer is the latest in the line of Windows tablets from the Redmond giant, but this time it comes with the neat addition of high speed mobile Internet built in, which means you can tablet yourself anywhere you can find a cell signal. Goodbye to the WiFi ball and chain.


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Microsoft Surface 2 4G – stylish Windows tablet cuts the WiFi tether with a fast mobile Internet upgrade [Review]
cool tech May 2, 2014 posted by

Parajet SkyRunner – 0-60 in 4.3 secs, 115 mph top speed, 56 mpg and 10,000 foot flight ceiling

We’re completely out of flying car jokes by now, since they’re so obviously not sitting outside waiting to pick us up for the shopping trip. But even so, we’re getting close to a time when we may actually see some exotic craft in the air over our heads. They may not hold all the shopping, but they do look like fun.


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Parajet SkyRunner – 0-60 in 4.3 secs, 115 mph top speed, 56 mpg and 10,000 foot flight ceiling
hardware April 18, 2014 posted by

Minelab E-Trac Metal Detector – when you absolutely, definitely have to find some treasure right NOW

Suddenly we’re intrigued by the rise in sophisticated metal detecting equipment hitting the market. Hey, what do we know, maybe this stuff was always this good, but right now it looks like in the right hands these new products can give you the metal, depth and type of ‘target’ under the earth in an instant or two. No more spurious digging. Treasure…ahar!


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Minelab E-Trac Metal Detector – when you absolutely, definitely have to find some treasure right NOW