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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Suck UK key bottle opener

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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

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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

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

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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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Steampunk lightsabre: Bringing Star Wars to the industrial age

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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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Britz Rosetta speaker system

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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

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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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Blinging Viewsonic LCD monitors

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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

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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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