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….

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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…

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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…

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

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…

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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…

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

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…

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

#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…

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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…

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Anna LeachStuffed in the city: Send Teddy to New York for Christmas

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…

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Anna LeachElectric Eel powers Christmas tree lights.. #WeirdChristmas

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…

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