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Awesome May 18, 2015 posted by

Google Autonomous Cars – they’re real, they’re coming and they’ll transform our cities completely

In the scant six years (yes that short) since Google first sprung the idea of self-driving cars onto the world stage, things have moved on significantly. Their vehicles have now racked up around 1 million autonomous miles of driving on test tracks and roads, and during that time only 11 minor accidents – caused by other people, and mostly from rear end shunts at traffic lights!


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Google Autonomous Cars – they’re real, they’re coming and they’ll transform our cities completely
Awesome May 15, 2015 posted by

Tabby EVO – the $4000 open source electric car you can build yourself in an hour

Do you want to know what’s keeping car industry execs awake at night right now? It’s not oil prices, it’s the convergence of open source and 3D printing technologies. Sure, right now the whole idea of DIY cars is a pipe dream, but look forward a decade or so and you can easily see a situation where car production goes completely local.


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Tabby EVO – the $4000 open source electric car you can build yourself in an hour
Awesome May 8, 2015 posted by

The Shoe That Grows will bring shoes that fit to those in poverty

Young children who live in extreme poverty often have to wear shoes that don’t fit.or go without shoes altogether. The non-profit Because International saw the problem and is doing something remarkable about it. The Shoe That Grows is an adjustable shoe that can grow five sizes to accommodate a growing child’s feet. Adjustable in the front in three places, straps at the front and rear of the shoe alter the shoe’s length, and the rubber sole bends up as needed….


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The Shoe That Grows will bring shoes that fit to those in poverty
Awesome May 4, 2015 posted by

Hooli XYZ – great marketing shows that TV still has it [ok, so you’ve got to be a bit of a geek]

We don’t often comment on TV entertainment, but we’re having to give it up to the team behind the Silicon Valley comedy. We’re on series two of this geeky startup comedy show now (and series three has a green light), and the writing remains top class, even if you really need to be a valley nerd to appreciate all of the in-jokes.


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Hooli XYZ – great marketing shows that TV still has it [ok, so you’ve got to be a bit of a geek]
Awesome April 20, 2015 posted by

The Source of 15 Major World Rivers

It’s a fact that our civilization relies on the constant flow of water down the main rivers in each country. We build cities near them, use their water for our industrial systems, and enjoy their beauty in our leisure time. But how many of us think about the source of these majestic water flows? Well here’s a great set of images highlighting the source of 15 of the world’s biggest rivers for you to enjoy.


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The Source of 15 Major World Rivers
Awesome March 27, 2015 posted by

Earth Hour – even a small gesture tomorrow can help…

Tomorrow, Saturday 28th March 2015, at 8.30pm local time wherever you are, the lights will be switched off all over the world for a symbolic 60 minutes, to mark Earth Hour. Described as a ‘worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet‘, and organized by the World Wildlife Fund, it basically gives everyone a chance to demonstrate their concern for the state of our planet in whatever small way they can.


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Earth Hour – even a small gesture tomorrow can help…
Awesome March 17, 2015 posted by

CoeLux Lighting – this artificial skylight is so real it can transform a dungeon into a palace

An enterprising Italian company has come up with a product that could transform the way we live, by opening up dark gloomy spaces in an amazing way. The trick lies in making artificial sunlight seem incredibly real using some very clever technology and materials. Suddenly your dreary basement den can be as beautifully welcoming as a rooftop dormer loft conversion, and all year round too.


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CoeLux Lighting – this artificial skylight is so real it can transform a dungeon into a palace
Awesome March 12, 2015 posted by

Filamet – soon you’ll probably be able to print out a full working electric motor from your old plastic pop bottles

Everyone knows that 3D printing is still at an extremely early stage of development, just baby steps really. But it’s clear that eventually the process of printing things on demand will change the world beyond all recognition. It will make the mobile phone revolution look like nothing. Think we’re joking?


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Filamet – soon you’ll probably be able to print out a full working electric motor from your old plastic pop bottles
Awesome March 9, 2015 posted by

Solar Impulse 2 – follow the amazing world record fuel free flight in real time from inside the cockpit

In case you haven’t yet heard, two intrepid Swiss adventurers have just set off on a round the world flight in a solar powered plane which will use absolutely no extra fuel on the journey. The 17,000 solar panels will charge up some on-board lithium ion batteries to keep the plane aloft during the night, and they will simply keep going until they complete the whole journey around the globe.


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Solar Impulse 2 – follow the amazing world record fuel free flight in real time from inside the cockpit
Awesome February 16, 2015 posted by

Easy Backup & Restore – this brilliant free Android backup app is the best, no question [Freeware Review]

When it comes down to it, backing up our smartphones is more than just sensible, it’s probably essential. Especially with the risks of loss, breakage or theft, and even upgrading a phone goes so much smoother if you can take your familiar running data with you. And the backup built into Android sucks. So how nice to report on a superb new app which we’ve been using recently to make this process totally painless.


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Easy Backup & Restore – this brilliant free Android backup app is the best, no question [Freeware Review]
Awesome January 27, 2015 posted by

Tronsmart Draco AW80 – awesome OctaCore TV Box sets a new level in amazing [Review]

Let’s just get one thing out of the right now, shall we? All those clever folk sneering at the wave of¬†Android TV boxes flooding the market right now need to wipe the smirk off their faces, because these things are here to stay, and they’re getting awesome. For those who’ve just arrived from Mars, these small boxes hook up to your TV via the HDMI socket and deliver games, Internet, and TV entertainment using the WiFi network in your home….


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Tronsmart Draco AW80 – awesome OctaCore TV Box sets a new level in amazing [Review]
Awesome January 22, 2015 posted by

Split Depth Gifs – the nearest you’re going to get to awesome 3D without glasses today

If you’ve ever wondered if we would ever be able to view 3D without having to put on those stupid glasses, then you’re in for a treat. Sure it’s not a total full complete 3D experience, but this SplitDepthGIFS sub from Reddit features some rather awesome moving images which will keep you entertained for far too long.


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Split Depth Gifs – the nearest you’re going to get to awesome 3D without glasses today
Awesome January 12, 2015 posted by

Shower Of The Future – revolutionary new system cuts water waste to almost zero, you shower in just 5 liters of luxury water

There’s no question that we waste a huge amount of energy every day, which is not fair on the planet or on our pocketbooks. The problem is it’s hard to identify easy wins, where we can make savings which are significant and yet don’t adversely impact our lives too much. Now a Swedish company has come up with an ingenious system which promises to completely overturn our shower waste and give us a better shower at the same time.


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Shower Of The Future – revolutionary new system cuts water waste to almost zero, you shower in just 5 liters of luxury water