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August, 2011


August 31, 2011  9:44 AM

Shopping trolleys with built in iPad docks coming to a supermarket near you?

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, ipad, Sainsburys

Sky and Sainsbury's are here to rescue of all of us who are forced to meander aimlessly around supermarkets at the weekend, dragged away from the sofa and the lure of the beautiful game.

A Sainsbury's store on Cromwell Road, West London, is trialing a trolley fitted with a...

August 30, 2011  4:41 PM

Turbine powered Batmobile up for sale on eBay

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
ipad, tubine

If you have a spare $620,000 under your pillow then this Boeing-powered machine could be yours. Just imagine.

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August 30, 2011  11:42 AM

Caffeine addiction draws thousands to new London website

WAshford Profile: WAshford
London, Wi-Fi

Online entrepreneur Alasdair Monk has attracted more than 40,000 visitors to his new website in just two weeks with the promise of a productive caffeine fix

Inspired by a map of Wi-Fi hotspots at Reading University campus, the 23-year-old set up a


August 30, 2011  9:59 AM

13-mile tribute for Steve Jobs

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, steve jobs

Joseph Tame, a media producer and, you'd assume, big Apple fan, paid tribute to former CEO Steve Jobs by running a half marathon in the shape of Apple's world...


August 26, 2011  12:41 PM

Steve Jobs gets the Taiwanese CGI treatment

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, CGI, steve jobs

Taiwan's famed NMA news channel, which has previously created over exaggerated reenactments of situations including Tiger Wood's affair and Gordon Brown losing his temper, has released a new video.

This CGI clip, entitled 'The life and career of Steve Jobs' was created following Job'...


August 26, 2011  12:08 PM

Drawing of HP Touchpad fetches bids of $80,000 on Ebay

jwilliams2 Profile: jwilliams2
Ebay


August 24, 2011  2:37 PM

Diggers and social media: A match made in heaven

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Finland, social media

Over one million Finns have found themselves unable to resist the lure of watching four strangers live in diggers. 

Over the past two months the four men, who've been constantly streaming live video and interacting with their viewers, have been sleeping, eating and drinking in the...


August 24, 2011  10:49 AM

Samsung says Stanley Kubrick invented the tablet

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, samsung

The, erm, gripping legal battle between Samsung and Apple has taken a new twist. The Galaxy S II creator is planning to use Kubrick's renowned 2001:A Space Odyssey to try and prove that Apple is not the originator of the tablet computer.

The film, which is over 40 years' old,...


August 19, 2011  1:30 PM

France uses technology to destroy trade unions

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

Rather than create a Gallic version of Maggie Thatcher to destroy trade unions the French are experimenting with virtual boarding agents at airports. According to one report these avatars always smile, don't...


August 19, 2011  11:52 AM

Lawsuits To Become Known as iLawsuits Due To Apple’s Frequent Usage

mscott2 Profile: mscott2
Apple, lawsuit

The past few months has seen Apple suing companies like its going out of fashion. Proceedings against HTC and


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