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Neverlate alarm clock

By admin on October 27th, 2006

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Although sadly not to the extent that it lets you have a lie in when you have a stinking hangover. Unless you do it on the same day every week, of course. The Neverlate alarm clock is on one level a fairly standard device: it makes a noise when you need to get up, you press snooze, it goes off again, you press snooze again, it goes off, you throw it against the wardrobe, and then buy another one in a fit of guilt. That kinda thing.

But wait. The Neverlate’s USP is that you can program in your weekly schedule. Later mornings at the weekend, an early rise on Thursday for the gym, etc. I can’t promise it’ll make you get out of the bed on the right side of a morning, but for £39.95 from The Doghouse, it’s worth a look. BUY IT



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Buy shares in your football club

By admin on October 27th, 2006

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Well, as long as your favourite team is Birmingham City, Celtic, Charlton Athletic, Millwall, Newcastle United,
Rangers, Sheffield United, Southampton, Tottenham or Watford. Sorry Chelski fans, Roman isn’t diluting his holding just yet – at least not till the divorce gets nasty.

Instead, BoysStuff is selling real, single shares in the clubs above, which give you the right to attend shareholder meetings, get annual reports, and roundly abuse Steve Bruce in front of the chairman without fear of being carted off by security. Well, without too much fear, anyway. BUY IT



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Five compact digital cameras for the party season

By ShinyMedia on October 26th, 2006

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1. Fujifilm FinePix Z3 Zoom

Fujifilm’s stylish new Z3 Zoom has been designed with parties in mind. Its strong suit is shooting in low light, making it the ideal choice for the holiday season. Its very slim and pocket-friendly and features a host of neat innovations, such as a ‘natural + flash’ mode, which allows you to take the same picture in natural light and with a flash and then compare them side by side. Ignore the fact it’s only packing five megapixels, because numbers don’t matter that much when it comes to compact digicams, as the Z3 proves – picture quality is generally very good. Its huge ISO range (64-1000) is also impressive. At less than £200, the Z3 makes for an excellent party camera. Available in silver, blue and pink. BUY IT

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Wenger’s giant Swiss Army knife

By ShinyMedia on October 26th, 2006

Giant_swiss This is the biggest goddamned Swiss Army Knife we’ve ever seen. Wenger, the makers of the genuine Swiss Army Knife, has brought out this special edition model to celebrate its centenary. It contains all 85 tools currently
produced by Wenger, which can be used for more than 100 functions – it therefore qualifies as the world’s largest
Swiss Army Knife. To see a list of all its 85 tools, click below. Wenger website
[Via ThinkGeek]

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Hero of the day: Hannibal Smith

By mofgimmers on October 26th, 2006

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Name John ‘Hannibal’ Smith

Job Brains of The A-Team and cigar chomper.

Special Powers The ability to lead men into a cave with nothing but a box of matches and a blowtorch, and come out with a bespoke fire throwing tank.

He said "I love it when a plan comes together"

They said He just loved to play it tough and cocky to the biggest bad guy. Named after the Carthaginian general who almost destroyed the Roman Empire 2200 years ago. Like his namesake, Hannibal is a master tactician, but his plans never quite turned out as they were supposed to. According to Amy Allen, "Hannibal’s plans never work like they’re supposed to, they just work". Hannibal was also famed for his "mastery" of disguise – usually involving a wig and a pair of false teeth, that any person with some semblance of vision could have seen through. Nethertheless he was man the Team revolved around

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P7131 Porsche Design DAB radio

By mofgimmers on October 26th, 2006

Porscheradio_2What on Earth is this contraption? Some kind of futuristic camera? A spy robot that can fly around and dig up the rebel alliance? Well, no, it’s a very very swanky radio.

The clever people at Etón have teamed up with Porsche Design to create this futuristic looking radio which features all the mod cons, like FM and DAB Radio technology delivered through two
full-range speakers and powered subwoofer. The P7131 is a stereo for
those who want something a bit more stylish, but still wanting functionality. At £150 it’s hardly bank busting either. To Buy, phone
023 9231 3093 or visit www.etoncorp.co.uk



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Hero of the day: Dylan Moran

By mofgimmers on October 25th, 2006

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Name Dylan Moran

Job Comic genius

and drunk Irishman

Special Powers

The ability to continue to stand up after seemingly endless booze. The magical powers of humour through surreal trains of thought.

He said "Bradford? Well you know it’s the kind of place you go to commit suicide and find they have run out of razor blades… Telford? Oh god Telford, Telford makes Bradford look like paradise, you go to these places purely to experience the overwhelming joy of leaving them."

They said Veering in apparent random fashion across a series of topics ranging from religion to politics to aging to the differences between Americans and Europeans, the tousle-haired, unkempt comic seems more like someone desperately trying to make conversation at a party.

Fortunately, much of that conversation is very, very funny.(NYTIMES)

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Cool affordable art for your home

By mofgimmers on October 25th, 2006

Fear_and_loathingFancy having something that hangs from your wall that isn’t a bunch of dogs playing billiards? Well, aside from the tatty old posters that you still have that used to adorn the walls at your mums, the folks over at Don Arts have come up with some marvellous iconic images split over three or four canveses. You could have the gonzo madness of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas hanging over the couch (pictured left) or some killer images of Al Pacino (a favourite of both sexes really), as well as cool bands like The Clash and King Monkey Ian Brown.

Averaging around £120, they’re not bad and will draw eyes away from the smelly socks you’ve left down the side of the sofa. BUY IT



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Trailer for DOA Extreme 2 is jiggly

By ShinyMedia on October 25th, 2006

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Is it just us, or is the trailer for new video game Dead Or Alive Xtreme 2 (DOAX2 for short) just a little bit, er, over the top, babes-wise? Teenage boys around the world will no doubt disagree, but there’s something a little disturbing about the game’s shameless voyeurism. The DoA series had always featured its fair share of bikini-clad virtual honeys, but DOAX2 raises the bar.

Click below to see the trailer, as well as the trailer for the DOA real-life action movie, also out soon (starring the un-ugly Holly Valance)…

[Via Xbox360Fanboy]

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Apple launches MacBooks with updated Intel Core 2 Duos

By ShinyMedia on October 25th, 2006

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Time to list your ‘old’ (though still relatively new) MacBook Pro on eBay. Yes, update-crazy Apple have released a new, improved line of MacBook Pro laptops – we wish they’d stop updating their gear all the damn time. The new MacBooks now pack the Intel Core 2 Duo processors found in the newest iMacs, so they’ll run faster than Ben Johnson chasing a bus. There are two sizes to choose from: the 15-inch version and
the widescreen 17-inch model.

Apple claim the machines are up to 39%
faster
than the previous MacBook Pros, which featured the original Core Duo chip. They’re available with either 2.16 or 2.33 GHz processors. Sister site Tech Digest has more geeky details. BUY IT



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Build your own robo-sheep

By admin on October 25th, 2006

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I was really excited about this tutorial when I saw the words "a stuffed animal that turns its head to watch you", but to be honest I got lost once it started talking about microcontrollers and pBasic code. Nevertheless, the fact that someone’s made a robot sheep from scratch, which reacts to human beings when the enter the room, is a marvellous thing. And if you’re technical enough to make it all work, why stop there? Today, sheep, tomorrow, an army of robo-teddies. Possibly.



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Best. Halloween. Costume. Ever

By admin on October 24th, 2006

ToiletcostumeDads, go and buy this for your sons immediately, while there’s still time to get it shipped over in time for Trick or Treating. They’ll thank you for it. Really.

Admittedly, we can’t be sure what response they’ll get if they go knocking at front doors in your neighbourhood, but what the hell – at least it’s more original than a warlock or monster costume.

(via Burbanked)



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Hero of the day: Tim Bisley

By ShinyMedia on October 24th, 2006

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Name Tim Bisley

Job Everyman hero of cult sitcom Spaced (as played by the great Simon Pegg).

Special powers Unhealthy love of original Star Wars trilogy. Skateboarding (badly). Playing PlayStation. Pursuing career as comic-book artist.

He said ‘You think I’m unemotional, don’t you? I can be emotional. Jesus, I cried like a child at the end of Terminator 2.’

They said ‘We live in a fantasy world, Tim. We’ve just constructed this fake
utopia where y’know we never get old and never have to face the
responsibilities of adulthood. We’re just stretching our childhoods out
as far as they can go…’ [Daisy, Tim's flatmate, as played by the equally great Jessica Stevenson]

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Learn to fly… but not like this

By admin on October 24th, 2006

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A heartbreaking story in today’s Metro about Mark Clews, who built a life-sized balsa wood plane that would be launched using an enormous elastic band, and would fly more than 900 metres. He spent six months building the plane at his studio in Fulham, and yesterday tried to launch it from Dunsford Aerodrome near Guildford.

"The plan was that when the propeller was let go, it would spin really fast like a real aeroplane and
allow us to taxi and take off," says Clews. "But it didn’t really get going and the farthest we went was five metres. The plane never got airborne. In fact at one point it went backwards."

However, all’s well that ends well. Clews is actually an artist, and has turned his project into a show, called ‘Learn To Fly’, which opens on November 9th.

(via Metro)



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Gorilla pod camera tripod

By admin on October 24th, 2006

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You’d think a gorilla pod is the last thing you’d want to meet while on holiday – a close-knit community of grumpy simians eager to tear you limb from limb and feed you to their young. But no. A gorilla pod is actually a rather nifty new tripod accessory for your camera, which is designed to cling onto branches (left), tables, rocks or whatever surface you want.

It comes in compact and SLR-sized versions, and has three sturdy legs with flexible joints that can rotate through 360 degrees, providing you with a stable base for your shots no matter how rough the terrain. It costs £19.99 for the compact model, and £39.99 for the SLR model.

Okay, so it won’t stop you being eaten by wild jungle animals, but at least your shots of their slavering jaws won’t be blurred when someone finds your camera later…




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