Drink of the week: A mojito a day keeps the winter blues away

With summer drawing to a close, the days are getting shorter and the nights colder. Off come the shorts and flip-flops and on go the trousers, boots, gloves, scarves, hats, jackets etc. etc. Winter’s coming, and there’s nowt we can do about it. So it’s with one final, weary and sombre salute that we should all toast the summer with …

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London’s Twenty Four Club has cool, interactive interior, but this article is about as interative as you’re going to get

Now that smoking has been banned in drinking establishments across Britain, people are looking for other ways to fill the time between slurping Mojitos and offsetting long, awkward silences with blind dates. I’d always advocate drinking more, perhaps alternating between two different beverages, but it appears that London’s Twenty Four bar has a slightly more sober solution: Staring at the …

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Male chastity belt is wrong for all the reasons you can think of

If I encountered this… this… this instrument without the accompanying explanation, I probably think "cool armour". The fact is, just looking at it gives me the shivers. This, my esteemed readers, is a chastity belt. A male chastity belt, in that it is a chastity belt accustomed to the male form. An object certifying the virginity of a fair maiden …

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Armani jump on fashion phone bandwagon with Samsung P520

After Levis, Prada and about half a dozen other clothing companies I can’t be bothered to mention, Armani have jumped on the fashion/mobile collaboration with their new iPhone lite-style touch screen effort. The Armani-dressed Samsung P520 has all the basics of a mobile phone, packing a 3MP camera, a microSD slot, 50MB of onboard memory, a GSM/Edge connection and Wi-Fi. …

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UK Graffiti artist Skores with Adidas trainer collaboration

The End To End Project has been running since early this year, but the initiative continues to produce some outstanding street wear. Taking seven of the world’s most renowned grafitti artists, Adidas have pressed and squeezed them into creating trainers and hoodies inspired by art from the street. I suppose it stops the little scamps from tagging up busses all …

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Ironkey thumb drive thwarts thieves Mission: Impossible style

Thumb drives: A hassle-free, inconspicuous way of transporting your computer files for both you… and data thieves. Until now, that is. The Ironkey thumb drive offers military-grade security that prevents any unauthorised persons from accessing your sensitive data. If that doesn’t exactly fill you with confidence (it is the US military we’re talking about after all), the Ironkey has a …

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Apple unveil latest versions of iPod touch and iPod Nano

So, last night Apple, with Steve Jobs via a sat-link from California, unveiled the new iPod Touch, along with the freshly refitted iPod Nano. Despite being ugly as sin, the new Nano still has a place in the world where small(er) memory is required along with video capability. But I’ve got a bit of a problem with the iPod touch. …

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Suck UK key bottle opener

Is there any end to Suck UK’s genius? This key bottle opener is just the thing for those last few impromptu outdoor drinking sessions before autumn. Unobtrusively hanging from your key chain most of the time you can whip it out during moments of need and be the saviour of all your friends. It can be yours for £7.50 which, …

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Take potshots with the slingshot pencil

I’m seeing all the adverts for ‘Back to School’ and I’m already mourning for the loss of my schooldays. No more September shopping for rubbers, protractors and 4-colour biros. If you want to inject some schoolboy fun into your life check out this slingshot pencil ($8) from the Curiosity Shoppe. We’re definitely advocates of workplace bullying, so bring it into …

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Samsung’s touch-screen looks better than iPhone

Samsung’s Ezon has more elegance and style than all the next-gen mobile phones put together. The only difference is that the Ezon isn’t actually a phone at all, but an electronic locking system with touch-screen capabilities. The iPhone doesn’t have too much to worry about then. Still, the polished aluminium alloy, tempered glass and soft-glow LED light make the Ezon …

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Find yourself with the Trackstick II tracking device

Get all Big Brother on yourself by carrying around the Trackstick II, a tracking device that logs your location at regular intervals using GPS. Once you’re safely home, whack it into your USB and it’ll show your day’s worth of meanderings on a Google Earth map. Best for hiding it in a shady-acting friend’s car and then retrieving to see …

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Tengu: Lip-syncs to all your favourite Britney Spears songs, just like Britney

Tengu has no real discernible use, other than looking totally cool when you’ve got some choons blaring and he starts lip-syncing along to them. Simply plug him into your USB crank up Media Player or iTunes and this cute little fella "sings" along more convincingly than a washed up pop-starlet trying to recapture her glory in a comeback concert. Tengu …

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Podbrix Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak lego set

Podbrix’s latest Apple inspired Lego set features the young Steves circa 1977, the year that their Apple 1 "home brewed" computer was discontinued and Apple II, took to the throne. Who knew that Jobs and his Chewbacca-like sidekick would go on to even greater things, eh? A follow up to their 1984 Superbowl Apple Advert set, Podbrix’s Young Woz and …

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Steampunk lightsabre: Bringing Star Wars to the industrial age

Steampunk, if you don’t already know, is an idea that conceptualises what the world would be like if certain technologies had developed earlier than they really should have. It focuses mainly on bringing 20th Century inventions to Victorian Britain-age industrial techniques, hence the "steam" prefix. A subgenre of Sci-Fi, Steampunk initially manifested in books and film. But recently we’ve seen …

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Scary/amazing looking Red One camera designed by Oakley founder

Sometimes a consumer product comes along that looks so good that you don’t even care what it does, or even if it works. The Smeg fridge is one such product. I mean, it’s just a fridge, but its class design gives it complete desirability. I’d still want one even if it didn’t keep my food fresh and cold. Another is …

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Britz Rosetta speaker system

Desktop computer sound systems are usually functional beasts, but aren’t particularly good looking. A hulking subwoofer stowed away under the desk and a couple of satellites sitting either side of your monitor, gathering dust and slowly greying in that way only white computer equipment does. However, that won’t happen with the Rosetta speaker system from Britz, so called because of …

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Safe Bedside Table: Suitable for both lamps and lamping

This looks like any other bedside table, albeit a funky one, right? Wrong. While the Safe Bedside Table is fit for a lamp and your morning coffee, it also converts into a tactical offensive/defensive, timber-based weapon system. Or, in other words, a club and wooden shield. Designed for the completely paranoid who find the aesthetics of baseball bats too crude, …

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Stashkit folding cycling helmet

Apart from looking a bit naff (although not on a scale attributed to elbow and knee pads), cycling helmets are rather cumbersome. You can lash your bike up against the railings but what do you do with your bonce protection? Nothing. You’re not wearing one in the first place because you know you’d have to carry the bloody thing around …

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Blinging Viewsonic LCD monitors

If you’re feelin’ that your home computer system ain’t gangsta enough, then you might want to try and get your hands on one of these pimped out Viewsonic VX2255wmb/h LCD monitors that are encrusted with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Dawg. The 22-inch screens, above, have built in speakers, a 1.3 millions mega-pixel camera, microphone, 1680×1050 resolution, 5ms response time, 300 …

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Contender Yacht pirate ship

Pirates are popular these days. Thanks solely to Pirates of the Caribbean, our favourite scurvy rapscallions are endorsing everything from watches to t-shirts and beyond. Despite this, how many pirates would have swung into action wearing a diamante encrusted time-piece while on a daring raid of a rival ship? Not many, I’ll wager. So it’s nice to to see a …

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