Invisible money clip is made out of money

In this day and age of skinny jeans and skinny phones, we don't like carrying wallets around very much. We prefer to just stuff a wad of notes in our pocket and free ourselves of the unnecessary complications of layers of leather. Certainly, that's what I do. One New York designer has come with a…

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Anna LeachInvisible money clip is made out of money

A life-sized cardboard cut-out of Kate & Wills? Yes, Firebox get busy with Royal Wedding

If you haven't alreay spent your Royal Wedding budget on a return flight to the Carribean, consider some of Firebox's Royal Wedding memorabilia. LIKE A FULL-SIZE CARDBOARD REPLICA OF THE HAPPY COUPLE. You won't regret buying this for the office. Firebox say: Perfect for royalists, fantasists and mentalists, this life-size 72" cardboard cutout shows HRH…

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Anna LeachA life-sized cardboard cut-out of Kate & Wills? Yes, Firebox get busy with Royal Wedding

You are more likely to give money to charity at the top of an escalator than at the bottom

Yes, it's true, some scientists did research on it and it got published in the Scientific American. If you ask someone for charity donation at the top of an elevator, they're more likely to give it to you than if you ask at the bottom research at the University of has just found. That's because,…

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Anna LeachYou are more likely to give money to charity at the top of an escalator than at the bottom

Intelligent Billboard gives you dog treats: truly the future is here

We always imagine stuff in the future will be super useful. However, it's likely a lot of it will just be ridiculous and focused around advertising and pets. Like this intelligent billboard in Germany for example. It uses hot technology of location-based social networking to do something quite stupid but kind of cute. So it's…

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Anna LeachIntelligent Billboard gives you dog treats: truly the future is here

Shiny Poll: Justin Bieber's new hair – yes or no?

I know we don't usually cover haircuts on here - being a serious technology site - but if anybody's hair is important to the internet, it's Justin Bieber's. Hello, Twittter had to adjust their trending topics to stop him topping the list everyday. If you're wondering what happened to it... he has given it out…

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Anna LeachShiny Poll: Justin Bieber's new hair – yes or no?

Hackers Mag – a paper for the hacker about town

Nice little idea from The Newspaper Club - a Hacker's Paper for those who like running about, causing trouble and adapting things. It has features like "How to Hack Boris Bikes", one about replying to spammers, and other gems like how to hack time - a permanent issue for me. It's 12 big, busy pages,…

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Yahoo makes bus stops in San Francisco – they're great

Forget Boris Bikes - this is the public transport innovation I really want to see in London: bus stops as designed by Yahoo. They have games in them. Introduced by Yahoo in San Francisco, these bus stops have big touch screens on the side of the shelters where people waiting at the the stops can…

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Never walk and text – Reason #87: You might fall into a water feature in a supermarket

Just another reason not to text and walk at the same time - falling into shopping centre water features. This is a nice Youtube video of a woman falling into a pool. She was fine afterwards, and told the shopping centre cop that she was just "a little wet" but the video is Youtube gold.…

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Anna LeachNever walk and text – Reason #87: You might fall into a water feature in a supermarket

Earbuds shine light in your ears to make you happy: Yes, this is a thing

So, if you thought what you needed to make you happy was a break in the Carribbean, a pay rise or a hunky romantically inclined new colleague, well, forget that - there's a much simpler way. We're talking about shining light into your brain through your ears. Yes of course we are. While you may…

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Anna LeachEarbuds shine light in your ears to make you happy: Yes, this is a thing

Laser cannon will be used to "dazzle" Pirates

It sounds like a scene in a sci-fi film, but it's acutally true. Weapons and defence company BAE systems are trialling a laser cannon for use against pirates. They intend it for use off the coast of East Africa where commercial ships are increasingly in danger of piracy and Somali pirates currently hold 586 people…

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Thing-O-Matic shows what 3D printers really need: a retro-makeover

Perhaps a cute retro name is all that three dimensional printers need to get the adoring audience that they deserve.. 3D printers are super exciting, but somehow the green-glowing wooden Thing-O-Matic has captured the public imagination a bit more than the usual grey metal industry-focussed offerings. Using tiny droplets of plastic to build up three…

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Anna LeachThing-O-Matic shows what 3D printers really need: a retro-makeover

#CES Weird: Get your nails painted – BY A MACHINE

So, you know about printers, and you know about nail painting ... well ladies (and gents, if you're interested) meet the nail *printer*. A genius machine that prints nail polish onto your nails. Naturally we love it. For the ArtPro Nail Printer to work, you need to put a base colour on, then stick your…

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#CES: Withings Baby Monitor puts baby on the internet & lets you soothe it remotely

The Internet of Things is in swinging form at the minute with cars, blood pressure monitors and all sorts of other devices crowding onto the web. Well, now the baby can be on the internet too... as Withings introuduce a souped-up internet connected baby monitor that can live-stream 3megapixel images of your baby to your…

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Anna Leach#CES: Withings Baby Monitor puts baby on the internet & lets you soothe it remotely

Stuffed in the city: Send Teddy to New York for Christmas

Can't afford a trip abroad but want your favourite teddy bear to experience the thrills of foreign travel? The answer to that may be no, but new travel company - Stuffed in the City - which is offering just that, may be about to win you over. Let's think of it as a way to…

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Electric Eel powers Christmas tree lights.. #WeirdChristmas

If you're worried about power cuts over this festive season, it may be worth keeping a few of these beauties stored up for emergencies. Electric eels can officially power a tree's-worth of christmas lights. They're like wriggly, water-borne batteries. And hell they look a lot more exciting than them too. It was Japanese scientists who…

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Anna LeachElectric Eel powers Christmas tree lights.. #WeirdChristmas

Why you should be eating oats for Christmas

It would be the university of Aberdeen that comes out with a press release suggesting you eat oats for Christmas - the Scottish are famous for liking their porridge. It doesn't sound like much of an alternative to Christmas turkey - though fortunately what the new study from Aberdeen shows is that eating oats as…

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Fancy developing for social good? London releases raw data for NHS, asks for useful apps

Any app developers or data-crunchers out there wanting to use their skills for social good, may be interested to know that the Mayor of London's Office has just released a bunch of data on the NHS in London. The London council are appealing for developers to come up with useful or interesting ways of structuring…

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Anna LeachFancy developing for social good? London releases raw data for NHS, asks for useful apps

Quick Guide: The Chrome OS, Chrome apps and why you should be interested in it

A quick Q&A guide to the new Google Chrome. Q Yes yes, I've got Chrome it's a web-browser right, what's all the fuss about? A Well it is yes, it's Google's speedy web browser, but Chrome is also a new Operating System released just today, in testing mode. That's what everyone is writing about. Q…

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Anna LeachQuick Guide: The Chrome OS, Chrome apps and why you should be interested in it