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Audi unveils stunning new R8

The Paris Motor Show is in full swing, so there’s a flood of new car stories hitting the wires. Audi, for example, has taken the wraps off its 2007 R8 production model. According to TechEBlog, it has a 414hp V8 engine, all-wheel drive, standard xenon headlamps surrounded by an LED cluster (this sounds cool), and […]...More

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Caple WCi46B high-tech wine cellar

The times are long gone when a wine cellar meant a damp basement where you keep the Blue Nun until the next family party. Nowadays, wine cellars are high-tech appliances in their own right. Take Caple’s WCi46B, which sounds like a robot rejected from Star Wars, but looks like a fridge-full of grape-based goodness. It’s […]...More

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Steal Music T-shirt

Shotdeadinthehead, an ethical British t-shirt company with a twisted sense of humour, produce tees for Holy Moly and Pop Justice. They also do their own range of slogan t-shirts, including this rather splendid ‘Steal Music’ number. BUY IT...More

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PlayStation3 vs Nintendo Wii video

PlayStation used to be such a cool brand. I must be getting old…...More

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Newurban tweed trilbies

What would Pete Doherty wear if he was going on a shooting weekend in the country? His trilbies are smart and ultra-fashionable, but they’re lacking that aristocratic je-ne-sais-quoi. However, headwear e-tailer Newurban appears to have the answer with its smart new range of tweed trilby hats. Well, almost. They’re warm and comfortable, ...More

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LINKS LINKS AND MORE LINKS, ALL 100% FRESH

Record-breaking driver clocks up four million kilometres in his 1966 Volvo P1800. Holy moly, that’s a heck of a lot of trips to the supermarket. [Yahoo]Ladies, tempted to sunbathe topless on your roof? Google Earth recommends otherwise… [Sydney Morning Herald]Metrosexuals and Shiny Shiny readers rejoice! Sony launches colour-coordinated...More

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TOP 5 BEDSIDE LAMPS. BECAUSE BEDSIDE LAMPS CAN BE COOL TOO

5 JELLEPISH MOOD LAMPThe mesmerising Moodlamp is a lava lamp for the 21st century, and what could be better (you don’t have to answer that)? It uses processor-controlled digital LED technology to glow through a range of different colours, in a variety of settings to suit your mood. There is even a ‘pearlescent’ setting, if [&helli...More

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THE NEW YORK SUBWAY SMELLS MAP

Gawker, New York’s premier gossip site, has created a version of the New York subway map based on the vast array of smells – both nasty and nice (mostly nasty though) – to be found in the city’s underground network. They asked readers to submit entries and have created a novel ‘smells map’, which you […]...More

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WILL MOBILE PHONE WEB ADDRESSES KICK START A NEW REVOLUTION?

You, the general public, can now register websites ending with .mobi (or dotmobi) as the backers of the mobile net – a bunch of heavweight brands, including Google, Nokia, Vodafone and Microsoft – battle to counter consumer apathy. Only one in 10 mobile owners use their handsets to surf the web due to concerns over […]...More

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VIDEO OF THE DAY 2: THE WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOOT LOOTER

I’ve never played the scarily popular World of Warcraft (BUY IT) so I don’t fully understand what’s going on here. What I do understand is this: three guys kill a wolf because they like its boots (why would a wolf wear boots?), having previously agreed to role a dice (or the World of Warcraft equivalent) […]...More

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PEUGEOT UNVEILS ITS 908RC CONCEPT CAR

Speaking as someone who’s neither involved in the motoring industry nor a petrolhead, I don’t get the fuss about most concept cars. In my head, a concept car should: a) Be wildly unrealisable for at least the next ten years.b) Look completely different to anything else on the roads.c) Be able to fly. So when […]...More

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TOP 5 COOL EBAY AUCTIONS

5 IAN WOOSNAM’S RYDER CUP GOLF BAGCelebrate the European team’s heroic stuffing of Tiger Woods and chums by bidding on this golf bag used by captain Ian Woosnam back in 1983′s Ryder Cup (when, er, the Americans won). The bag’s a bit battered – I’m imagining Woosie giving it a good kicking when the European [&hell...More

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: GREEN DAY JOIN THE SIMS

Who needs to play actual gigs or make real videos nowadays? If you’re a globally-famous muso, you can go virtual and save yourself the bother. Virtual world Second Life has already attracted the likes of Duran Duran and rapper Chamillionaire, while The Sims 2 has players making their own music videos featuring virtual versions of […]...More

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MYDEATHSPACE, THE OBITUARY SITE FOR EX-MYSPACE MEMBERS

MyDeathSpace.com started in the summer of 2005 as a simple message board that tracked the deaths of MySpace members. This morbid, yet touching site has grown since then to become a website of substance – it’s not as big as MySpace, naturally, but it’s on the up. That may not be a good thing, of […]...More

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APPLE’S REVAMPED iPOD HITS THE SPOT

It’s always hard resisting the urge to whip out my wallet whenever Apple announce another slinky new product, but this month’s iPod launch defeated me. The downside: I can’t afford to eat for the next two weeks. The upside: I have a brand spanking new 80GB iPod to play with. As long as I don’t […]...More


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