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July, 2009


July 20, 2009  10:08 AM

iPhone leads to cannabis stash

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cannabis, iPhone, students

iPhone users can now buy an application that guides them to the nearest supply of Cannabis.

This is obviously for medicinal purposes in US states where the drug has been approved for medical treatment.

So don't...

July 15, 2009  12:31 PM

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Uncategorized

A 15 year-old intern at Morgan Stanley investment bank caused controversy this week when he wrote a report about teenagers' consumption of media. Teenager Matthew Robson raised eyebrows when he pointed out that few...


July 15, 2009  12:05 PM

Scottish sheep taggers get cash let off

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
EU, scotland

 

Scottish sheep farmers have won a ruling in Europe that means they will not have to fork out for sheep tag readers.

Legislation emanating in Europe will mean sheep have to be tagged but farmers will not be forced to have tag readers. Tags will be scanned at the markets or...


July 9, 2009  9:34 AM

USB powered chainsaw released

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

Downtime was amazed to see that you can now buy a chainsaw that plugs into your computer's USB port.

Lumberjacks everywhere will be swarming to buy the latest computer gadget. Chop trees while you do your accounts on your wireless networked Netbook.

Or if you only have a...


July 3, 2009  11:01 AM

Snakes alive – it’s a spy robot!

WAshford Profile: WAshford

Technology is taking inspiration from nature with Israeli military scientists creating a robotic snake to spy on enemies and plant bombs.

Presumably having giving up trying to train their pet snakes, the scientist used them instead as a model for a high-tech sneaking device.

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July 3, 2009  8:51 AM

Petty thief nabbed by caller-ID technology

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Mobile phones

Cybercrime is flourishing because some criminals are among the most tech-savvy people on the planet, but it seems some petty thieves still have a lot to learn.


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