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Nightswapping sounds like something bats do, not people...
As if life for the vacation business wasn’t tough enough, what with services like airBNB and Couchsurfing, there’s a new kid on the block which wants to make things tougher for the hotels. Cosmopolit Home is a crowdsourced service which lets you swap vacation nights in your own home, for nights around the world. All you need is the airfare to get there. It’s a fairly logical extension of the airbnb concept when you think about it, only instead of...
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Cool retro idea....
So you want to listen to some sounds from your phone or tablet, but can’t handle the current bland portable speaker systems? We know where you’re coming from. Well how about an alternative with a touch more style? As well as oomph? The Case of Bass folk collect vintage suitcases from around the world, and then lovingly convert them into high quality, high class speaker systems. Because each suitcase is a one off custom piece, you’re guaranteed ex...
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Hmm...kind of convinced...
They’re putting cameras everywhere, and there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s all for our own good of course, as they keep telling us, but just sometimes it’s hard not to feel that we’re all being a bit over exposed. Know what we mean? Well maybe you can fight back a bit. Justice Caps are conventional baseball caps with integrated LED lamps, which tend to blind low light cameras when shone from straight on. They won’t help you in...
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Interesting tech, and it actually seems to work...
If you’ve ever had a need to map out your room layout, you’ll know it can be a bit of a pain to do. All that measuring tape stuff and moving furniture and getting the windows right. It can take forever to do. But of course that was before smartphones, because now there’s a different way to get it done. RoomScan is a very clever little iPhone app which lets you scan a room in less time than it takes...
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In a landmark ruling, the European parliament has today voted to scrap mobile phone roaming fees across the EU from December 2015, and also stop service providers from crippling 3rd party services such as Skype which are used for data calls on the move. The vote, which was approved by 534 votes to 25 is a huge win for European mobile phone users, who have been suffering from punitive roaming fees for data and voice calls since the start of...
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Absolutely hilarious....
We don’t often feature straight YouTube videos, but when we do, they’re worthwhile. If you’ve ever been in a meeting comprising suits and ‘experts’ – typically tech or engineers – you will recognize the truth in this spoof instantly. And painfully. We literally exploded with recognition here. Hilarious and wonderful. But the one thing all the sneering YouTube commenters seem to miss is how easy it is to be on the ‘suit‘ side of the table. Sure ma...
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Right dodgy bit of gear...but a bit of a laff.... :)
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There’s no question that chocolate is the foundation of our whole civilization. Before choc there was just darkness, we know this from excavations made in the remote depths of the Peruvian jungle. Then one day it arrived, and all was light and happiness. The ChocaByte is a poem to the whole chocolate business, since it will now let anyone with the creativity and the desire produce their own very confectionary at the touch of a button. The device ...
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Cool little box...
It’s 2″ x 2″ small, offers you almost everything that its bigger computer cousins can, and yet costs less than a decent pair of sunglasses. What is it? If you guessed Raspberry Pi, you’re almost right, just move to the right a little and you’ll spot what we’re talking about. The CuBox-i is a full functioning computer in a box only slightly bigger than a matchbox. The unit features HDMI out, 2 x USB ports, Ethernet, microSD for the operating...
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Serial entrepreneur, tech and web head, past and current technology columnist and feature writer for The Times and Sunday Times of London. Ex President Europe MP3.COM, ex technology pundit for Sky Television's Global Village program and author of the Sunday Times Book of Computer Answers from publisher Harper Collins.

Graduated with an honours degree in Law and later an MBA and currently lives in London with beautiful wife, daughter and antsy cat.
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Rain Alarm Pro
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Пасьянс - Косынка
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Renault Zoe – this zippy fun electric car points to the future of motori...
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The new Renault Zoe is probably the first all electric car to emerge from a major manufacturer which is aimed at a mass market. By that we m

BlinkerGrips – The bicycle grips that say, ‘Hey! I’m riding here.’
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Boom Bx – why we all need to be very very careful with crowdfunding proj...
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The crowdfunding market is huge and ripe for all sorts of exploitation, but we have to say we’re completely floored by the sheer chutzpah of

Gorilla Cage Costume – put him down, you don’t know where’s he’s been
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We’ve got nothing to say about this Gorilla Cage Costume. Except we love it! In fact it took us a good few minutes to work out how that ape

BioDigital PC – waterproof, credit card sized computer runs full Windows...
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The leprechauns have been at it again. Not content with building teeny tiny mobile phones, minuscule cameras and ridiculously small airplane

FunkyBod – the muscle enhancing undershirt for men
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Mega Stomp Battle – strap some awesome sound effects to your belt and pa...
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Well we’ve got sound effects on games, in videos and in movies so why not move them off of digital media and into real life? That’s right, l

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Wrap Bracelets by Meta produce beautiful hand-crafted bracelets in natural materials such as leather, cotton, Irish waxed linen and fire pol

1 Million Free and Legal Music Tracks - Free Music
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One million free and legal music tracks for download and streaming. The world's largest specialist music wiki containing links to thousands

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How to lock a bike guide — LOCK YOUR BIKE
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SOPA And PIPA Are The Internet's Own Damn Fault
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Lots of sites are protesting SOPA today by going dark. Turning your website black is cute, and even attention-grabbing. But the only way SOP

Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter
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I trudge past several million dollars worth of 3DTVs, looking for a good place to take a shit. The toilets are all filthy. CES attendees are

10 Wallet Friendly Home Book Scanners – how to digitize your book and ma...
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10 Wallet Friendly Home Book Scanners – how to digitize your book and mag collection without breaking the bank. Gutenbergpress. The art of b

Kerbal Space Program is the most fun you can have as a rocket scientist ...
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Go on, admit it. Secretly you've always wanted to have a cool job as a rocket scientist, if only to impress people at parties. Of course suc

The Photographs of Your Junk (will be publicized!)
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Save The Internet  - The Red Ferret Journal
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Save The Internet. There's a bunch of pig ignorant vested interests trying to clamp down on the Internet right now in yet another unwarr