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Boeing’s laser gunship technology

And that phrase should be enough to have any right-thinking man on the edge of his seat. Boeing has been talking about its ‘Advanced Tactical Laser’, which is designed to be mounted on aircraft and used to blow the living daylights out of North Korean dictators any chosen enemy at long-range. Listen: "The weapon operator […]...More

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Greenpeace solar-powered fridge

The UK’s fridge mountain is already too big to climb, even if you’re Sir Ranulph Fiennes with a tent-load of crampons. Humankind needs to figure out a new way to keep our cheese cool, and Greenpeace may have the answer. Its SolarChill fridge – which was developed together with six other organisations – recently scooped [&hel...More

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Hero of the day: Derek Smalls

Name Derek Smalls. Job Bass player, pipe smoker and peacemaker in Spinal Tap. Special powers Deadpan delivery, monster basslines and getting stuck in giant pod like devices. He said "We’re very lucky in the band in that we have two visionaries, David and Nigel, they’re like poets, like Shelley and Byron. They’re two distinct ...More

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Dress your iPod for Halloween

Back in the day, owning an iPod set you apart as a tech-savvy man of taste and distinction. You knew your MP3s from your AACs, you had your entire CD collection at hand 24-7, and muggers still hadn’t worked out that white earphones meant a cash bonanza. Not any more. Every man, woman, child and […]...More

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Self-destruct USB hub

You’re after a USB hub right? You also want to self destruct at the push of a big red villainous button? Good grief, you’re in luck! Go to GeekStuff4U, and you can buy this ridiculously ace contraption and press all the different death buttons that come complete with sound effects. Face it, you need one […]...More

Footwear

Frankie handstitched shoes

These are the nicest shoes I’ve seen in ages. A leather moccasin with fully formed removable footbed, a two-part rubber sole (geddit?) unit set into leather lower and heel. Waxed cotton laces and leather lining. For £129 you get a shoe that’s hand-stitched throughout with waxed cotton… to make each pair unique. A bit on […...More

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Hero of the day: Ulysses 31

Name Ulysses. Job Futuristic Greek god, who annoyed Zeus by destorying the Cyclops. Consequently, Ulysses was sentenced to wander through space to try and find a way back to Earth. Special powers Looking like Eric Gerets (former Belgian Football captain). He said ‘Without the light of the Cyclops they are quite harmless!’ They said R...More

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Links of the day

LG’s mammoth 100inch LCD TV (pictured) enters the record books. [Engadget HD]Time Warner vs Google/YouTube.The pre-fight smack talk begins. [Guardian]This giant biography site of Marvel Comics characters will waste several precious hours of your life. [Marvel Directory]US judge takes issue with Rockstar’s as-yet-unreleased videogame ...More

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Teenager plays Space Invaders with his brain

A crack team of braniacs, researchers and students at Washington University in St. Louis, America, have designed a brain-computer interface that allowed a 14-year old epileptic gamer to play Space Invaders using only the power of his brain waves. Way to go, the future is finally here! The Wash. Uni boffins programmed an Atari 2600 […]...More

Video

OK GO spoof video

Have you seen the OK GO! video that’s causing a stir all over the internet? (If you haven’t click here to see it) Well, here come the spoofs and tributes. This one is a particular favourite of mine… probably because it ends in injury....More

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Top five retro cars

1. The Shelby Cobra. Sex on wheels. Capable of 165 mph (that was quick back in the sixties) the Cobra was designed to compete with the heavy-weights of the time… and it did. It was also the most handsome thing on the road. If anyone would like to buy me one… I’ll stop now shall […]...More

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Penis Kleen TV ad

Is this for real? It claims to be a TV advert from 1963, for a domestic spray cleaner. I smell a hoax (the web address at the end gives it away somewhat), but it’s a semi-amusing hoax nonetheless....More

Luggage, Luggage & Travel

The Magpie Cafe, Whitby

There are few places outside of London that are featured on ‘must eat at’ restaraunts. One name that always crops up is the legendary Magpie Cafe in Whitby, a small fishing town in Yorkshire. The Magpie has been in business since 1939, and is less focused on style, and wholeheartedly into making great food. The […]...More

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Hero of the day: Brian Glover

Name Brian Glover. Job Deceased actor, wrestler and teacher. Special powers To provide the world with gritty realism and tea. He said ‘You play to your strengths in this game. My strength is as a bald-headed, rough-looking Yorkshireman.’ They said ‘He wants milkin’ him… the big fat git’ Finest hour His role as Mr...More

Clothing

Peter Werth knitted cardigan

This killer retro cardigan from Peter Werth is a must have for your autumn/ winter wardrobe. Most cardigans are clunky and make you look like a geography teacher, but this smart knitted cardigan with buttoned front and small pockets has great little features like epaulettes on the shoulder with cool stitching on the seam. You […]...More


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