£700 3D printer lands at Maplin. But what can you use it for?

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Yesterday High Street Electronics store Maplin announced some pretty significant news. It confirmed it was going to become the first retailer to sell a 3D printer in the UK from its stores. Up until now they have been available but via the web. It is offering the Velleman K8200 for just £700, which is way…

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The Shiny Shiny guide to Star Trek Gadgets and Gifts

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There are two types of StarTrek gadgets. There are those that featured in the films and the TV series - that one day might actually become a reality. And then there's the fun stuff. the things you can collect and display to show that deep down you are and always will be a Trekkie. Here…

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The personal Hovercraft is back – and it is almost affordable

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That pesky Channel Tunnel! Before Eurostar opened it doors there was only one cool way to get to the, ahem,continent, and that was by Hovercraft. Sadly almost all the Hovercraft operators saw the writing on the wall and the only place you can get a scheduled trip by the best and fastest way of traversing…

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WTF: Simon Cowell and Will.i.am to launch X Factor for tech entrepreneurs

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News has been spreading like wildfire across the internet this morning that super knowledgeable tech experts (and fame whores) Simon Cowell and Will.i.am are soon to be launching the hunt for the next big name in the industry to rival the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Yep, we have no words either. According…

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YES WORLD: There's a cat video exhibition at The Minneapolis Art Museum

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They put a smile on everyone's face regardless of age, race or gender, they bring offices together with laughter and brighten up even the darkest of days. Hell, we're even pretty sure one day they'll cure diseases and resolve conflicts too. Have you guessed what we're talking about yet? Well, CAT VIDEOS, that's what. Whether…

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Creepy avatar lady wants to help you get on that plane (and ANYTHING else)

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Customer service representatives at a number of airports across the states are being replaced by avatars that provide travellers with basic information while smiling manically. Who wants to hire someone who might get sick, express their opinions or have feelings? That kind of rubbish could cause all sorts of problems, so let's take tips from…

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WTF: MatchPuppy is online dating for your dog

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A new social networking site has been launched to ensure your furry friends have innocent play dates or serious mating activity with the right partner. We genuinely couldn't make this up. New to the realm of "WTF WHY DOES THIS ACTUALLY EXIST?!" comes MatchPuppy, which is essentially a New York-based online dating site for your…

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STUDY: 17% of people would rather end it all than have no internet

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A recent study looked into how well we'd cope without internet access and the results are rather worrying (yet totally unsurprising) with more than 27% saying they'd rather have no water. Well, it's not like we really NEED water is it. STOP. Imagine a world without the internet. Yeah, we know you're shuddering right now.…

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WTF: There's nothing hotter than the scent of a MacBook Pro

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Not content with having all of the Apple products, Apple hair cuts and Apple tattoos (YES REALLY), Apple fan boys and girls all over the globe can now smell like Apple products. But not just any old Apple products, those that have just been birthed into the world from their boxes. Ahh, we wish we…

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WTF: Noel deal for Edmonds' social networking troll

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Noel Edmonds met the online troll who wanted him dead and afterwards, like some kind of prophet for the digital age, urged the nation to take more responsibility for what they say and do online. If you found out you had an angry little online troll who'd set up a group about killing you what…

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WTF: This weird little PhotoGee doll is also a Polaroid printer

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PhotoGee from Kobi Ka on Vimeo. There's nothing quite like opening an email on a Monday morning to be greeted by the line, "I thought you may be interested in my new project. It's a doll that poops photos". Yes, really. But fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) it's no joke. The new toy/printer/freaky gadget called the…

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WTF: Scientists create device to stop people talking too much

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Japanese scientists have created a new device designed to silence annoying people who talk too loudly and too often in public places. I'm sure most of us have been at a coffee shop, bookstore or restaurant when someone with very little social awareness walks in and starts talking very loudly about all kinds of personal…

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BEWARE: 34% of Brits WILL show your naked sex photos to their friends

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It seems that none of us have learned from the recent spate of celebrity photo scandals, as according to a recent study more than a quarter of Brits have sex photos on their mobile phones right now, and that's just the ones who are willing to admit it. Maybe we're not such an uptight and…

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The Porn Stick Detection Pro finds all of your dirty little secrets

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We've heard of creepy 'porn detection' software and devices before, but now a new gadget called the Porn Stick Detection Pro will snoop around in the dark depths of your computer and uncover any kinds of pornographic images or videos that it deems to be a little too inappropriate. It may look like a regular…

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