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Awesome October 24, 2014 posted by

USB Raptor – turn any USB flash drive into a secure computer lock key for your laptop or desktop PC [Freeware]

Carrying around a fancy laptop is all well and good, but hands up any of you who are a little bit paranoid about leaving your portable in a taxi, or on a train or at a party after work? Yeah, it happens, and when it does, it’s a nasty pit of the stomach thing. But what if you could lock the contents of your machine against unauthorized access, using nothing more than any old USB drive you have in your…


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USB Raptor – turn any USB flash drive into a secure computer lock key for your laptop or desktop PC [Freeware]
Awesome October 8, 2014 posted by

God Only Knows – BBC gathers an 80 piece orchestra and 27 world class musicians to redo the Beach Boys classic for charity

Every so often the BBC reminds us why it remains one of the most beloved television services in the world, still, after all these years. This time the corporation – or Auntie as we like to call her – has pulled out all the stops to deliver a new music single in aid of the BBC Children In Need charity.


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God Only Knows – BBC gathers an 80 piece orchestra and 27 world class musicians to redo the Beach Boys classic for charity
Awesome October 7, 2014 posted by

Ed – amazing animated head is without question the best computer generated demo we’ve seen yet

Remember the days when computer generated graphics were all like, OK, but you could still tell they were fake? Remember? Well not any more peeps. Say hello to Ed, the latest and greatest example of why movies will one day only feature computer generated actors.


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Ed – amazing animated head is without question the best computer generated demo we’ve seen yet
Awesome October 2, 2014 posted by

Kutiman: Thru You Too – more YouTube magic from the absolute music master

Way back in 2009 we featured a brilliant new YouTube artist who goes by the name of Kutiman. His work involves micro editing YouTube clips of musicians playing various instruments, to produce stunning polished songs. Explaining it doesn’t do it justice, and at the time we called it ‘probably the best thing on the web at the moment‘. Well he’s back with a new album, and the same sentiment applies. It’s amazing.


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Kutiman: Thru You Too – more YouTube magic from the absolute music master
Awesome September 25, 2014 posted by

SeatyLock – the first really cool and workable new security device for bicycles we’ve seen

We hate promoting Kickstarter projects as you know, but this one deserves a bit of attention, because it looks like it could actually solve a big problem for bicycle riders across the world. The SeatyLock is what it says, a bike saddle which converts into a bike lock when you’re parked up. Now there have been a ton of crowdfunding attempts to improve the bike lock, and most of them have been patently rubbish. Not so this one.


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SeatyLock – the first really cool and workable new security device for bicycles we’ve seen
Awesome September 25, 2014 posted by

Polarr – awesome free photo editing app will make your boring shots look amazing all the time, seriously [Editors Choice]

Every so often we get hit in the face with a corker of a product, and we know within seconds this is something we’re going to use a lot from now on. It’s hard to explain what makes those products so compelling, but if we had to dissect it, we would put it down to a) a clearly great implementation of a core function and b) the ability to get it to do what you want instantly, without having to…


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Polarr – awesome free photo editing app will make your boring shots look amazing all the time, seriously [Editors Choice]
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
Awesome September 23, 2014 posted by

Piper – the best little home security and automation device you’ll find at the price [Review]

We’ve got a small confession to make, we don’t really like home security and automation devices. The ones we’ve looked at in the past have promised much, and in the end delivered more disappointment than anything else. The big problem with most of them is they’re just too darned hard to install, and when you do finally manage to get it all working, there’s typically something which doesn’t do what it’s supposed to, which is very annoying. But now there’s…


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Piper – the best little home security and automation device you’ll find at the price [Review]
Awesome September 16, 2014 posted by

Renault EOLAB – new ultra low fuel consumption car points the way to 282 mpg for everyone

Car giant Renault is no stranger to innovation, and today the company has announced a new prototype vehicle, the EOLAB, as part of its ‘ultra low fuel consumption‘ initiative, which is part of a plan to introduce affordable low consumption motoring to the mass market within the next 10 years. The car, which is based on a standard supermini format, features over 100 innovations, which focus on reducing weight, dramatically improving aerodynamics and improving the hybrid engine technology significantly.


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Renault EOLAB – new ultra low fuel consumption car points the way to 282 mpg for everyone
Awesome September 15, 2014 posted by

Spark Security Browser – is this the fastest, safest web browser on the planet right now? [Freeware]

Regular readers will know that while we loves us our Firefox browser, we’re always on the lookout for an ultra fast, and functional alternative for those times when we just want to get on there and look something up quickly. Over the years we’ve moved between Chrome, Maxthon and other, but now we’ve found ourselves a new champion. And it’s a doozy.


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Spark Security Browser – is this the fastest, safest web browser on the planet right now? [Freeware]
Awesome September 12, 2014 posted by

4 Superb Android Apps Which Make Your Phone So Much Easier To Use [Freeware +]

One of the most awesomest things about owning and using an Android smartphone is the fact that you can customize it to the way you want it – listening iPhone 6 users? – often just by adding a cool few apps. Over time I’ve identified a quartet of apps (all free except for one) which are essential tools to install, and which make things so easy I wonder why Android doesn’t have these features embedded as standard?


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4 Superb Android Apps Which Make Your Phone So Much Easier To Use [Freeware +]
Awesome September 10, 2014 posted by

BelayCords – the USB game changer with a lifetime guarantee

Our world is powered by USB. And by world I really just mean ‘phone’ which is probably the same thing. Having a few spare phone chargers is common practice but I’ve got one to show you that will become your dedicated cord for everything. The BelayCord is the USB charger cable that will change your life. No really!


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BelayCords – the USB game changer with a lifetime guarantee
Awesome September 3, 2014 posted by

Pushbullet – the essential no-cable, no Bluetooth connector for all your devices [Freeware]

Way back in January of last year we reported on a brand new tool which allowed you to connect your PC web browser and Android smartphone together easily, so you could send files and notes between the two. At the time we said “all in all this is one of those apps which creeps up on you…” Boy were we right. The developer has been very busy over the past 19 months, and has turned a nice utility into a…


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Pushbullet – the essential no-cable, no Bluetooth connector for all your devices [Freeware]
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!
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