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Hero of the day: Dylan Moran

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 […]...More

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Cool affordable art for your home

Fancy 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 […]...More

Watches

Tissot T-Touch watch

Tissot has a strong watchmaking heritage – check out the driver’s PRS 516 from the 60s for a timeless timepiece. They’re still doing it too – combining classic looks with state-of-the-art technology, most recently ith the Tissot T-Touch. A big, chunky watch and bracelet packed with all manner of functions, all accessed via a...More

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Trailer for DOA Extreme 2 is jiggly

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 […]...More

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Apple launches MacBooks with updated Intel Core 2 Duos

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 […]...More

Clothing

Carhartt Graduate knitted jacket

Carhartt’s ‘Graduate’ jacket is available in five different colours – tobacco (pictured), grey, navy blue, olive and, of course, black. It’s reassuringly old-school, in a cardigan-stylee, but still looks modern enough that you don’t need to smoke a pipe to get away with wearing it. And because it’s made fro...More

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Five quirky cufflinks

It’s a small step between slightly quirky and being the office clown. These five sets of cufflinks should get you some attention – but without being labelled the local joker. 1. Lego cufflinks Show you’re in touch with your inner child with these Lego cufflinks. Actually, they’re called Forever Young cufflinks and are design...More

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Designer dogwear

We’re all going to Hell in a handcart. Not content with breeding dogs that can sit in an A-lister’s handbag, humanity has now gone even further. Meet the Pucci Hoodies. That’s right, hoodies for the kind of small yappy dogs that even David Cameron would shy away from hugging. They’re fleece-lined tops, which come with [&hell...More

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Build your own robo-sheep

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 […]...More

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Best. Halloween. Costume. Ever

Dads, 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 […]...More

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Hero of the day: Tim Bisley

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 a...More

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YMC printed windjammer jacket

Looking for a rock star look? Forget the catwalks, this YMC Printed Windjammer jacket comes with the approval of Noel Gallagher! Yes, Oasis man has one of these. And if you don’t believe me, check out the cover of the latest edition of Uncut magazine, as he’s wearing it there. Available in charcoal and black […]...More

Watches

Mondaine Swiss Railway watch

How about a watch with a heritage, that’s a design classic and still costs less than £100? You get the lot with the Mondaine Swiss Railway Watch. The watch is modelled on the Swiss Railway Station Clock which has been displayed in every Swiss railway station since the 1940s – and originally designed by Swiss […]...More

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Learn to fly… but not like this

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. […]...More

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Gorilla pod camera tripod

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 […]...More


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