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23rd April 2015

The future is here: AppKettle – a kettle you can control with your mobile

We all want that perfect cup of tea or coffee but alas very rarely are able to truly enjoy one or three (yes, we know you’re out there). However all that might change thanks to a new kettle soon to be beamed to us from the future. The aptly named Appkettle is an electric hot beverage kettle that one can control from their mobile devices (Android and iOS, with others planned).

The Appkettle, being funded on KickStarter (UPDATE: Unfortunately this was not funded successfully, however the team is moving forward through self funding), is a smart kettle that allows users to remotely select temperature thanks to the built-in WIFI, schedule their next cuppa and control brew [...]

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23rd April 2015

The Future of Computers and Artificial Intelligence

In the last 50 years, the advent of the computer has radically changed our daily routines and habits. From huge, roomy, terribly expensive and rather useless machines, computers have managed to become quite the opposite of all the above, seeing an exponential growth in the number of units sold and, stunningly, usability as well.

If all of this happened in the first 50 years of computer history, what will happen in the next 5 decades?

Moore’s Law is an empirical formula describing the evolution of computer microprocessors which is often cited to predict future progress in the field, as it’s been proved quite accurate in the past: it states that the transistor [...]

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18th April 2015

Water Balloon Fights 2.0: Zorbs + Bunch O Balloons

We remember back in the day when we had to fill up water balloons one at a time and tie each one individually. The painstakingly long process leading up to the ultimate fight. Which never lasted as long is is took to fill up the balloons.

Oh wow how times have changed. Today we’re going to share some revolutionary developments in the water balloon fight arena and you can take our word for it, these advancements are a game changer allowing rapid production of arsenal stockpiles even mid battle when you’re being bombarded. Widgets

Zorbs – self ‘tying’ water balloons

First up we introduce Zorbz, these little bad boys require [...]

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17th April 2015

Playing ‘Candy Crush’ can break your thumb, well sort of

It happens to all of us, we get addicted to a game and any downtime we get is eaten up by it. Unfortunately for one 29-year-old man, from San Diego, California having perhaps too much down time or just too much fun (Update: he had just left the military and was in between jobs), who went to the doctor complaining of pain in his thumb. It was found that he tore a tendon in his thumb after playing ‘Candy Crush Saga’ on his smartphone all day for six to eight weeks. Alas his ‘saga’ ended with chronic pain in his left thumb and loss of active motion.

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging ) scan was conducted and it was found that he would need surgery to [...]

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