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Segway takes to the golf course

Remember Segway, the gyroscope-powered high-tech scooter that took the world by storm a few years ago? In hype, if not actual sales, admittedly. Well, the company behind it has unveiled the Segway x2, a beefed-up personal transporter that’s been tuned to handle varied terrain (they suggest nature trails, hilly terrain and even beaches). Its m...More

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Fujifilm Z5FD camera, with digital face targeting

That’s destroy as in ‘make them look silly by taking pictures when they’re drunk’, obviously. Fujifilm may have a facial targeting system in its new FinePix Z5fd camera, but it hasn’t got around to installing missiles yet. The face detection tech can hone in on up to ten faces in a frame, and optimise the […]...More

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Gupi, the interactive guinea pig

That’s a rhetorical question by the way. OF COURSE you want an interactive guinea pig. And if you don’t, you will once you’ve read this post. Gupi is a robo-guinea-pig, who wanders round your house without bumping into things, pooing on the carpet, or nicking your lettuce. He reacts to noises, light and touch, and […]...More

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Heineken tracks beer from space

When I heard that Heineken was setting up a pilot project called the Beer Living Lab, I was all set to be first in the queue. Okay, so it would’ve been even better if it was Magners, but the chance to live inside a luxurious laboratory drinking beer while scientists poked me with wires was […]...More

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Intelligent surveillance and guard robot

Okay, so Arnie isn’t taking time off from his day job governing California any time soon to whup Kim Jong-il’s butt. But South Korea has unveiled an Intelligent Surveillance and Guard Robot, which is going to patrol its border and shoot at any intruders. It’s like a robotic sentry gun, which booms out "Who goes […]...More

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FruitBalls fruit bowls

Men don’t eat enough fruit. But we do like football. Combine these two well-recognised concepts, and you’d probably come up with a fruit bowl that’s shaped like a football, to cunningly tempt us blokes into munching a few apples. Except then you’d realise someone had invented it already. FruitBalls are designed to look like ...More

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Hero of the day: Pierluigi Collina

Name Pierluigi Collina Job Super Referee. Special Powers Taking no shit from brattish footballers and giving the deathly thousand yard stare. He said "Some thought losing hair could be a problem for a referee. I showed that wasn’t true. Plus, I save on hair products." They said Germany and Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn once joked, [...More

Watches

Frank Gehry Fossil watch

This is a quirky little watch, designed by postmodern architect Frank Gehry and developed by Fossil. Hands up if you know what a postmodern architect does? Apart from design watches smart alec! Anyway, this watch has an mental time read out display in Frank Gehry’s own script. If the time is 11:30, the display reads […]...More

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Pure Evoke-1XT Marshall DAB radio

Let’s get the obvious gag out of the way first: this is the first DAB radio to go all the way to eleven. There, it had to be said. Pure and Marshall – the makers of classic rock ‘n’ roll amps – have teamed up to bring you this uber-cool radio. The 1XT is modelled […]...More

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Underwater Volcano lamp

And no, this is nothing to do with what happens if you take a bath too soon after scoffing all the sprouts during Christmas lunch. Tsk. Instead, this Underwater Volcano is a lamp being sold by The Doghouse, and is like a next-generation lava lamp. Its core changes colour when switched on, while firing out […]...More

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The world’s safest table-saw

DIY equipment with built-in safety mechanisms to stop you turning your limbs into a bloody pulp? That’s spoiling the fun! What about the element of manly danger, eh? Nevertheless, if you’re worried about your cack-handed home improvement sending you to casualty, SawStop is worth a look. It’s a 10-inch cabinet saw whose blade autom...More

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Sony 007 spy gadgets

This limited-edition kit, launched to tie-in with the new Bond movie, Casino Royale, features an 11-inch Sony Vaio TX laptop equipped with an Intel Core Solo processor and an 80GB hard drive. It comes packaged in a 007-branded aluminium attaché case – try taking that on the Tube without getting laughed at. Sony has also […]...More

Clothing

Ebay movie props: Johnny Depp’s jumper or Al Pacino’s vest

The choice is yours. Brandish’s brother blog Bayraider has turned up a nifty pair of movie costumes today, catering for two distinct types of men: sensitive rogues, or spiffed-up mafiosi. Surely you must fit into one of those categories. Anyway, one item is the grey jumper worn by Johnny Depp in Chocolat (pictured). It’s a […]...More

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Hero of the day: Geoff Capes

Name Geoff Capes Job Rent-a-strong man and shot put champ. Oh, and he’s a prize winning budgerigar breeder. No… really. Special Powers Ripping yellow pages in half, throwing shot-puts really really far and tipping mini’s over on his own. He’s a bit of a hooligan really isn’t he? He said "When I had the opportunity...More

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The PIMP watch

Wanna act like a pimp? Or better still, wanna act like one of those robots from Battlestar Galactica? Well, let me introduce the most mental watch ever. The PIMP is the world’s first high quality LED watch using 72 LED lights. The watch is plated with 18k Gold for the ultimate stylish pimp ass look! […]...More


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