Ikea’s Latest High Tech Innovation, the bookbook…

Poking fun at every Apple product release video in history during the build up to the release of Apple’s latest gadget could be seen as cunning marketing or simply harmless fun. Luckily Ikea’s latest video gets away with it by being plain old funny. Sure Apple is an easy target but that somehow only seems to make more apt.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the only marketing video to succeed at stealing a little spotlight from the high tech fruit company. Sit back, relax and get ready to go old school with Ikea.

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The Curious Case of the Fake Cell Phone Towers Owned by No-one…

A strange and troubling technological mystery has recently begun to reveal itself to the public. The curious case of the mysterious fake cell phone towers first came to light in July when an eagle eyed security expert Les Goldsmith noticed his CryptoPhone 500 was being hacked. Goldmith who also happens to be the CEO of ESD America, the makers of the CryptoPhone, must be loving the confirmation that his CryptoPhone really does work.

After noticing the hack attempts Goldsmith traced the activity to a nearby cell phone tower which of course immediately set alarm bells ringing. Digging deeper the fact that the offending tower didn’t belong to any cell phone company or pass call traffic through only deepened the mystery. After many hours interacting with the tower it became obvious that this was far more than a hack. Encryption was being turned off, GPS tracked, calls recorded and files downloaded.

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Mean Tweets the NFL Addition…

Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets series returns again with more hilariously venomous barbs, this time directed at NFL (Grid Iron) players. Kimmel’s team have collected samples of the stenchiest filth from the darkest corners of the web and focused a comic light on them all, producing just a little more comedy gold in the process.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest hilarious episode of publicly sourced profanity of the hilarious kind. Sit back, relax and prepare to see the hard men of football crumble.

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Recreating the Blade Runner Theme Song on an Electric Guitar…

Those masters of musical gadgetry over Effectology have put together an incredible little video demonstrating how to recreate the Blade Runner theme song using only an electric guitar and effects pedals. Not only have they created a very convincing take on the Vangelis track but they have also shown us how they did it.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the electrified instrumental video creating atmosphere galore while also informing us all. Sit back, relax and let the music take you away for just a moment.

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Dyson Introduce the 360 Eye, Autonomous Cleaning Done the Dyson Way…

Dyson seems like the sort of man who won’t stop till a new invention is absolutely perfect, this week the English inventor and his company introduced the 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner after 16 years of development.

As with all of Dyson’s gear it is a masterpiece of design, for a humble dirt collecting gadget this is very clever stuff.

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The USB Condom, Protection from Juice Jackers…

In today’s connected and battery powered world it is sometimes necessary to plug your phone or tablet into a public charging station, a practice that turns out to be far more dangerous than you might expect, one that puts you at risk of being Juice-Jacked. The art of stealing data while devices are charging.

Fake public charging ports have even appeared that are designed to look like public ports but these are built purely for the task of Juice-Jacking.

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