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Awesome April 18, 2014 posted by

Open Source Seed Initiative – making sure non-patented seeds are kept alive for future generations

“This Open Source Seed pledge is intended to ensure your freedom to use the seed contained herein in any way you choose, and to make sure those freedoms are enjoyed by all subsequent users. By opening this packet, you pledge that you will not restrict others’ use of these seeds and their derivatives by patents, licenses, or any other means. You pledge that if you transfer these seeds or their derivatives they will also be accompanied by this pledge.”


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Open Source Seed Initiative – making sure non-patented seeds are kept alive for future generations
Awesome April 17, 2014 posted by

Imagine your luggage is just code – get ready for a future where we don’t own things, but instead make and destroy on demand

Finnish designer and creative director of 3D systems, Janne Kyttanen, has recently posted a video outlining a possible future where 3D printing is embedded in our lives in a completely new way. He asks us to imagine a world where everything we own – in this case specifically our vacation luggage – is stored as nothing but computer code. Instead of carrying our belongings with us on holiday, the idea is we print it all out at our destination on…


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Imagine your luggage is just code – get ready for a future where we don’t own things, but instead make and destroy on demand
Awesome April 16, 2014 posted by

Videvo – free stock video footage and motion graphics [Freeware]

If you’re one of those folks who’ve been bitten by the video bug, you’ll know all about the joys and frustrations of getting your work done. Apart from having to learn all the ropes, it’s also tricky putting together professional looking productions without having the money to spend on the nice little extras. One extra which is particularly valuable is the use of B-roll, or stock footage, which can really add something to your video.


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Videvo – free stock video footage and motion graphics [Freeware]
Awesome April 9, 2014 posted by

Eyeshot HD Action Cam With Watch Remote Control – cool GoPro clone comes with live preview on your wrist [Review]

Action cameras are all the rage nowadays, because…well everyone of us leads such exciting lives. Just take a look at the YouTube videos and you’ll see us diving off mountains, skiing down impossible slopes and aqua-sailing to impressive heights. We did all that just last weekend in fact. That’s why we need super high resolution cameras to capture it all.


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Eyeshot HD Action Cam With Watch Remote Control – cool GoPro clone comes with live preview on your wrist [Review]
Awesome April 3, 2014 posted by

Landmark EU deal scraps mobile phone roaming fees and promises free and open services across Europe

In a landmark ruling, the European parliament has today voted to scrap mobile phone roaming fees across the EU from December 2015, and also stop service providers from crippling 3rd party services such as Skype which are used for data calls on the move.


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Landmark EU deal scraps mobile phone roaming fees and promises free and open services across Europe
Awesome April 2, 2014 posted by

The Expert – the most truthful thing you’ll watch this month [Video]

We don’t often feature straight YouTube videos, but when we do, they’re worthwhile. If you’ve ever been in a meeting comprising suits and ‘experts’ – typically tech or engineers – you will recognize the truth in this spoof instantly. And painfully. We literally exploded with recognition here. Hilarious and wonderful.


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The Expert – the most truthful thing you’ll watch this month [Video]
Awesome March 31, 2014 posted by

Rain Alarm – probably the most useful weather app ever made [Freeware]

Every so often we stumble across a cool piece of code which delivers on its promise way better than we could hope for, especially when it comes to cross platform functionality. In this case it’s a weather app, which is remarkable since there are a lot of good ones around competing for our attention.


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Rain Alarm – probably the most useful weather app ever made [Freeware]
Awesome March 17, 2014 posted by

Phantom 2 Vision – amazing flying camera turns the world into an aerial adventure [Review]

When the history books come to be written about the rise and rise of the quadcopter, we suspect that one of the names which will be high on the list will be that of DJI, makers of the Phantom 2 Vision ‘flying camera’. The company has managed to single handedly carve out a new segment in the ‘prosumer’ gadget world, the personal camera drone. And they’ve done it with style.


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Phantom 2 Vision – amazing flying camera turns the world into an aerial adventure [Review]
Awesome March 12, 2014 posted by

Our Tribute to 25 Years of The World Wide Web – 7 Sites Which Show Just How Amazing The Web Really Is

Twenty five years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist at CERN in Europe came up with a new way of storing and retrieving information using the then fledgling Internet network of computers. His idea of a ‘worldwideweb‘ [sic] took off slowly, but by the end of 1990 the first web site was up and running. Today there are estimated to be around 2.5 billion users of the system, with 1 billion of those based in Asia alone. One…


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Our Tribute to 25 Years of The World Wide Web – 7 Sites Which Show Just How Amazing The Web Really Is
Awesome March 10, 2014 posted by

OpenSpritz – free speed reading bookmarklet turns your browser into a 950 wpm speed demon [Freeware]

Speed reading is all the rage nowadays, and although we’re not really sure just how effective it is to consume the printed word at ridiculously rapid speeds, we can see the attraction for people who have too much to do and too little time. Now there’s a rather remarkable free product which can help you consume text on a web page at high speed, and it actually seems to work well.


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OpenSpritz – free speed reading bookmarklet turns your browser into a 950 wpm speed demon [Freeware]
Awesome March 6, 2014 posted by

2014 BMW 435i M Sport Convertible – our road test: 6 countries, 3000 kms, 3.5 days [Review]

So what would you do if BMW called up and offered to lend you a £45,000 sports car for a few days to drive where you wanted in Europe as a test? Yep, that’s what we figured, so we said no and went back to our knitting. Yeah right. Long and short, five days later we found ourselves on a flight to Malaga airport in Southern Spain, and six days later they handed over a key fob to a gleaming…


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2014 BMW 435i M Sport Convertible – our road test: 6 countries, 3000 kms, 3.5 days [Review]
Awesome February 18, 2014 posted by

The Restart Project – free help to repair your electronics instead of throwing them away, good citizen style

We’re wasting too much stuff, aren’t we? How many times have you thrown away a perfectly good flashlight or other household device, knowing full well that it could be repaired, but it ‘wasn’t worth it’? Yeah, it sucks, especially if you’re keen not to add any more landfill to the already obscene amount out there.


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The Restart Project – free help to repair your electronics instead of throwing them away, good citizen style
Awesome February 17, 2014 posted by

Isabel Symptom Checker – superb free instant medical diagnosis tool as used by professionals [Freeware]

One of the things the web has delivered to the world most effectively is a frightening degree of information about our health. Everywhere you look there are places where you can find out exactly how sick you are, in excruciating detail. Now there’s an even better way to learn, and it’s available on the web and in free app versions.


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Isabel Symptom Checker – superb free instant medical diagnosis tool as used by professionals [Freeware]