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War On Terror board game

It’s that time of year again, when normally intelligent people walk into shops and buy boardgames for Christmas, despite the obvious fact that a.) it means spending more time round the table with relatives on Christmas day, b.) they always lead to rows, and c.) nobody understands the rules after six glasses of port anyway. […]...More

Entertainment

Holy Batman gadget archive!

Well, out of his utility belt, anyway. The Great Batman Equipment Archive does pretty much what it says on the tin: presents a huge long list of all Batman’s weapons and gadgets, taken from films, the TV show, games, comics and books. And there’s a helluva lot of ‘em. Thermite charges, anyone? Air-inflated raft shoes? […]...More

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Five awesome concept guitars

Forget yer double-necked axes and fancy Fenders. TechEBlog has an ace roundup of five guitars you can’t buy, which are heavy on the gadgetry. Brandish’s fave: the ‘Escopetarras’ which combines an AK47 with a traditional guitar. I don’t think you can shoot it, though. Others include guitars based on games console (a Seg...More

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London Underground retro rug

This rug, at first glance, might look simply like a stylish little rug with a cheeky nod to pop-art. Now, let’s take a closer look at it and… BINGO BANGO… that’s right! It’s the London Underground rug. The ‘Interchange’ is a unique collection based on the classic 20th century design icon, namely, the tube m...More

Luggage, Luggage & Travel

The super plug

Sometimes, the best inventions aren’t the most pretty of things. Case in point is this genius travel plug adapter thing which has a socket for everything ever… there is probably a socket to enable you to make sweet love to it… probably. The lightweight and compact AC device provides plug adaptation for over 150 countries […...More

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Playboy: The Celebrities coffee-table book

From Marilyn Monroe to Cindy Crawford, Linda Evans to Farrah Fawcett… Playboy has had ‘em all (not in the biblical sense you understand). Hugh Hefner, smoking jacketed schmooze has managed to launch a few careers of celebrities in his fifty years, and now, here are all the best ladies (in all their glory) in over […]...More

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Voice-activated R2D2

http://images.skymall.com/images/products/HAM/69753124d.jpg Star Wars is probably the most franchised thing in the history of anything, and with that, you sadly get a lot of tat. Well thankfully, it's not all rubbish. This great little voice activated R2-D2 is a......More

Luggage, Luggage & Travel

Heated Club Seat

http://images.skymall.com/images/products/RAF/102181966d.jpg With the American dollar doing badly in the exchange rate at the moment, it's time to get shopping on those US sites. First stop should be this brilliant arse warming chair......More

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Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD player

If you own an Xbox 360 and you want a relatively inexpensive (£130) way to get into High-def, then Microsoft’s new HD-DVD player for the 360 is just the ticket. The device can be used to play HD DVDs in the usual hi-def resolutions: 720p, 1080i and, if you have the right telly, 1080p. It’s […]...More

Clothing

The Xmas List, No.16: Adidas Carlos Gruber cardigan

Cardigans for men are very much de rigeur this season, but if you think they’re too fuddy-duddy for your taste, then this sporty little Adidas number may be more to your liking. It’s a wool-knit cardie from Adidas’s 1970s Carlo Gruber range. We like it a lot. £70 from the Adidas Originals store. BUY IT […]...More

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Mi Jam electric guitar

Tsk, air guitars are so 20th century, grandad. And actual proper electric guitars are even more boring. The hot new thing (we hope) is the Mi Jam guitar, which costs just £26.99, but is a world of musical fun in your hands. Something like that, anyway. Basically, you can play it as a ‘normal’ guitar, […]...More

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Hillcrest Labs Freespace TV remote

Fed up with pressing boring old buttons to change channels? Hillcrest Labs may have the answer. It’s developed a technology called Freespace, which puts motion-sensing into traditional TV remotes. Its first product is called The Loop, a bracelet-shaped remote that has two buttons and a scroll wheel, and can also translate your arm-wavings int...More

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Finger Frenzy Party

When Brandish was young, people learnt to touch-type in secretarial school, or by using PC applications presented by a stern-looking woman called Mavis Beacon. Nowadays, it’s a bit different. You can practise your typing skillz by playing web games that involve challenging your mates to type obscenities as fast as they can....More

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GM Hummer O2 eco concept car

Engineers at General Motors, makers of the eco-unfriendly Hummer, have created this very cool concept Hummer. It’s called the O2 and it boasts a number of interesting features, including a ‘phototropic’ body shell that contains algae-filled panels. The algae’s waste provides oxygen – hence the car’s name – ...More

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Links of the day

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