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CHUCK OUT YOUR RAZR: THE WORLD’S SMALLEST MOBILE IS HERE

Having already covered Motorola’s mobile-phone vending machine today, here’s a handset that looks like it should be on sale next to M&M’s and cans of Apple Tango. It’s called the Xun Chi 138, it’s only available in China, and it’s the smallest phone in the world. It’s 67mm long and weighs just 55g, yet ...More

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TOP 5 OLD-SCHOOL TRAINERS

5 VANS OLD-SKOOLClassic skate shoe from a classic skate-shoe brand. The clean lines of the Old-Skool make a refreshing change from most modern trainers, which are overdesigned and laden with pointless tech gimmicks. And you don’t have to be a skater to get away with wearing these, although it helps. BUY IT...More

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PHONES 2 GO: MOBILE VENDING MACHINES ON THE WAY

Fancy a swanky new phone, but don’t want to brave the slick-haired wideboys in your local mobile retailer? Help will soon be at hand courtesy of Motorola, which has unveiled a self-service vending machine selling mobiles, Bluetooth headsets, car chargers and other accessories. So far, two of the ‘INSTANTMOTO’ machines have been in...More

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: STEVE JOBS BLOOPER REEL

Apple fanboys, look away now – unless you like amusing keynote bloopers, in which case look right this way....More

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TODAY’S LINKS ARE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER ‘B’

Toyota develops jumping robot leg (pictured). Apocalyptic Terminator scenario now nearer than ever. [Robot Gossip]Woman knits life-sized English garden. True story. [Craft]Top ten must-have gadgets for students. [Cnet UK]Sony cuts Japanese cost of PS3 by 20%. No discount for us Europeans though. Bah. [BBC]US geeks would like to know, just how rando...More

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Cocaine, the cool new energy drink

Cocaine! It’s the energy drink advertising executives, journalists and c-list celebrities have been waiting for. Cocaine is being billed as a ‘legal alternative’ to the class A drug, using a massive hit of caffeine instead of cocaine. The drink’s inventor, Jamie Kirby, said: ‘It’s an energy drink, and it’s ...More

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Marmite: love it, hate it… art it

If you listened to your parents as a child, you’ll know that playing with your food is a sin tantamount to holding the fork in your right hand, going out in the wrong coat, or tying fireworks to the cat’s tail then flinging it out of the window. Or was that just me? Anyway, Marmite’s […]...More

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Five cool mobile phone games

5 THE SIMS 2: MOBILE EDITIONYou wouldn’t think The Sims, which on PC relies so heavily on the mouse’n'keyboard combination, would translate to a mobile keypad. But thankfully it does, providing a stripped-down version that’s retained all the character of its big brother. The goal is still the same – meet people, get a job, [...More

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JVC Pulsating Sphere speaker

Forget the legion of high-end hi-fi jargon: even us non-audiophiles can get excited about JVC’s new concept speaker. Why? Because it’s called the Pulsating Sphere. It’s not actually a sphere, mind. Instead, it’s got a 12-sided dodecahedral design, projecting sound in every direction. Despite the name, you’re not just r...More

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Five great graphic novels

5 HALO: THE GRAPHIC NOVELYou’ve played the videogames, now read the graphic novel… The Halo brand is so strong that Bungie and Marvel Comics couldn’t be arsed to come up with a better title than Halo: The Graphic Novel. What next? Halo: The Nutritious Breakfast Cereal. Anyway, H:TGN looks gorgeous and is a cracking read, […...More

Watches

Bell & Ross BR-01 Instrument watch

If the BR-01 were a chocolate bar, it would be a Yorkie. Look at it – it’s a ruddy big man’s watch, essentially a fighter plane’s cockpit clock that you can wear on your wrist. It doesn’t get more macho than that. But if you’re more Goose than Maverick, or you just have girly wrists, […]...More

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Lego Batmobile

Sometimes I wish I was nine years old again, so I could have a legitimate excuse to save up and buy this Lego Batmobile (Lego never did superheroes when I was a kid). Guess I’ll just have to pretend it’s for my nephew’s birthday… BUY IT If you’re feeling really flash and a Batmobile is […]...More

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Replica Stormtrooper outfit

Almost 30 years after prop-maker Andrew Ainsworth of Shepperton Studios created the original Stormtrooper outfit, you can now buy your own authentic, lifesize replica, including a helmet that has been made using the original moulds. Star Wars fanboys, these are the replica Stormtrooper outifts you’ve been looking for… and other Jedi-bas...More

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Dualit DAB kitchen radio

The point about a kitchen radio is that you should only have to buy one once or twice in your life. They’re purely utilitarian items – you don’t really care too much about sound quality or looks of a kitchen radio. Their job is to sit there for years on end, next to the toaster, […]...More

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Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season Five DVD

The fifth series of peerless American sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm hasn’t yet been aired on British TV – as far as I’m aware, anyway – so I highly recommend that you pre-order the DVD from Amazon now (see link, below), for £16.99. Btw, Curb fans will be happy to learn that HBO has commissioned a […]...More


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