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hover-board footage..(..is shown to be fake..) (ed:..ha ha!..um..!..why..?..)

(ed:..i mean..!..seriously..!.. ..could this be any cooler..?..) go to source/story>> ? BELIEF – YouTube. ..update:..shame it is a fake tho’..eh..? http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/5/5475394/funny-or-die-confesses-to-making-the-fake-hoverboard-that-enthralled-internet

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“..Could this device allow dogs to talk like humans?..”

“..A team of oddball inventors claim they are developing a headset – - that translates a canine’s thoughts into words..” (cont..) (ed:..i dunno about this one..i have this 16 yr old dog who bullies me mercilessly if i have not … Continue reading

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“..Kickstarting a portable electric motor for bikes..”

“..An entrepreneur is looking for $100K on Kickstarter – - to fund production of Shareroller – - an ingenious – portable – snap-on electric motor – - for city-share bikes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Kickstarting a portable electric motor for … Continue reading

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“..10 best wooden toys..”

“..Hark back to a simpler time – - with our selection of great wooden toys..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 best wooden toys – House & Garden – IndyBest – The Independent.

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“..Green Swag: Play-Doh for grown-ups who want to fix things..”

“..Can a “magic” putty – - give broken things a second life?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Green Swag: Play-Doh for grown-ups who want to fix things – Salon.com.

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“..Politicheck New Zealand factcheck website..”

“..New Zealand is getting its very own fact check website…” (cont..) (ed:..this is both not before time/timely.. ..and most most excellent.. ..i look forward to alerting them to politicians’ lies.. ..and i am sure i will be linking to their … Continue reading

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“..Brain Scans Show Striking Similarities Between Dogs and Humans..”

“..A new brain-imaging study of mankind’s best friend – - has found a striking similarity in how humans and dogs – and perhaps many other mammals – - process voice and emotion..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Brain Scans Show Striking … Continue reading

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“..Fantastic Infographics – Drawn From A Study of Instagram Selfies..”

“..Selfiecity is a new research project that looks at Instagram data – - from five cities around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Fantastic Infographics, Drawn From A Study of Instagram Selfies | Wired Design | Wired.com.

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“..An F1 Run Captured in Insane 360-Degree Interactive Video..”

“..f you want to see the future of live racing coverage – - this is it. The Mercedes Formula One team filmed Nico Rosberg booting his 2014 Formula One car around the famed Silverstone racetrack in Great Britain — – … Continue reading

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“..Lorde wins international female solo artist award – at 2014 Brits..”

“..The teenage pop singer adds another award to her rapidly growing collection..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Lorde wins international female solo artist award at 2014 Brits | Music | theguardian.com.

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“..Want a smarter city? – Then it’s time to indulge in time travel..”

“..A new planning tool lets people vote on and see – - via a virtual simulation – - how planning proposals will affect their city..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Want a smarter city? Then it’s time to indulge in time … Continue reading

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“..Remix classic art – win a prize..”

“..The Netherlands’ Rijksmuseum encourages the public to download and remix its 150,000 artistic masterworks. Now it’s sponsoring a contest. Use their art to create new art – - and you could win €1,500 – - and a chance to sell … Continue reading

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“..Absurd Creature of the Week: The Bird That Does Unbelievable Impressions of Chainsaws – Car Alarms..” (video..)

“..kinda like that guy from Police Academy with the funny voices – - only it can’t carry a gun…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Absurd Creature of the Week: The Bird That Does Unbelievable Impressions of Chainsaws, Car Alarms – Wired … Continue reading

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“..Mutant Scooter From India – Is a Pickup Truck on Two Wheels..”

“..India needs a go-anywhere two-wheeled rig that can handle a load of packages – bags of produce – - and enough seating for a family of four. The Hero RNT delivers on all those fronts – - and throws in … Continue reading

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“..Animals from 60 different species are best pals at this Arkansas critter refuge..” (photos)

“..photographs from Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas – - a facility that cares for abused and abandoned animals- – from some 60 domestic and wild species..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Animals from 60 different species are best pals at this … Continue reading

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“..You Can Build This Open Source Car – in an Hour..” (video..)

“..OSV is taking pre-orders for the Tabby starter kit – - with both the two-seater or four-seater configurations going for €500. Add “optionals” like a battery pack (€698) – - electric powertrain (€1,520) – - and seats (€80) – - … Continue reading

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“..HOWTO make an intercom out of obsolete corded phones..” (video..)

“..Here’s a great simple Make project – - that teaches you how to make an intercom from a pair of old corded phones – a 9V battery – and a resistor. I loved walkie-talkies and intercoms when I was a … Continue reading

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“..Pete Seeger. The Power of Song (2007)..” (video..) (ed:..this is a must-watch..!..)

(ed:..and seriously..!..with the must-watch!.. .i watched it yesterday.. ..and it is still running around in my head.. ..a most excellent documentary.. ..on a most-excellent human-being.. ..i mean.. ..just to have written ‘turn turn turn’.. ..would have been enough..) (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..The Gear We Couldn’t Live Without This January..”

“..This is January’s most loved gear..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Gear We Couldn’t Live Without This January | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.

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“..Gorgeous Map of the Internet: XKCD meets National Geographic..”

“..Martin Vargic has produced a gorgeous mashup of XKCD’s Map of Online Communities – - and the classic National Geographic Maps – - producing a work of art that is a wonder to behold..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Gorgeous Map … Continue reading

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“..Austrian Students Design High-Tech – Energy-Plus Home..”

“..An innovative housing design has emerged from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 – - a biennial program in which teams of college students compete to design – build – and demonstrate – - the most affordable – … Continue reading

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ed:..well done there..!..those greens..!..(and cunnliffe labour also support the plan..?…even better..!..

“..The Greens want to see schools in lower income areas turned into hubs which would meet all the health, social and welfare needs of poor families – - with Labour throwing its support behind the proposal. Green Party co-leader Metiria … Continue reading

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todays’ musical-treat..

ed:..it’s kiwi..it’s classic..and it’s cool.. ..it’s the clean.. ..channeling the sir douglas quintet.. ..and giving you a bit of a ‘tally ho’… (cont..) go to source/story>> The Clean – Tally Ho (1981) – YouTube.

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“..Tiny home a true mansion..”

“..Her previous construction experience was a bookcase – but that has not stopped Lily Duval from building her own miniature house. The 27-year-old is two months into the build – - and is on track to have most of the … Continue reading

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“..A Teeny House Filled With Clever – Space-Saving – Contraptions..”

“..Trap doors and secret passages are usually associated with moldy ancient castles – - or creaky old money manor houses – - but Spanish architecture firm Elii has managed to pack a tiny 620 square-foot attic loft in Madrid – … Continue reading

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“..This One-Wheeled Electric Motorcycle Actually Feels … Safe..”

“..It takes a special kind of magic to make an electric motor unicycle not terrifying to ride – - and Ryno Motors has somehow pulled it off..” (cont..) (ed:..it’s also pretty cool looking..) go to source/story>>> This One-Wheeled Electric Motorcycle … Continue reading

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“..All library audiobooks going to DRM-free MP3s..”

“.. This is a big deal..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> All library audiobooks going to DRM-free MP3s – Boing Boing.

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“..How to season a cast-iron pan – with science..”

“..Sheryl Canter’s post on the science of cast-iron pan seasoning – - is a fascinating and practical tale of flaxseed and kitchen chemistry. It’s a long process – - you need to season the pan six or so times – … Continue reading

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ed:..my personal song to david cunnliffe..

(ed:..it’s peggy lee.. ..doing ‘why don’t you do right..?’..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Peggy Lee – Why Don’t You Do Right – YouTube.

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“..Meet The Erotic Eco-Porn Activists – Bonking To Save The Earth..” [video]

‘..’Copulation for conservation’ is the motto of Fuck For Forest – - who believe porn can save the planet..” (cont..) (ed:..this crew deserve a special lateral-thinking-award..) go to source/story>>> Meet The Erotic Eco-Porn Activists, Bonking To Save The Earth [VIDEO] … Continue reading

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“..Highly-desirable stuff from 1976 issue of Boys Life..”

“..I’ll take one of everything – please..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Highly-desirable stuff from 1976 issue of Boys Life – Boing Boing.

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“..Bitcloud: Bitcoin-like “distributed autonomous corporations” – that replace Youtube – Facebook – etc..”

“..The Bitcloud protocol uses Bitcoin-style accounting to allocate those microtransfers – - along with Bitcoin-style proof-of-work (they call it “proof-of-bandwidth”) – - and the authors suggest that the potential for profit by individual members will create enough capacity to replace … Continue reading

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“..Auto ban..”

“..Hamburg – Germany’s second largest city – - is planning to ban all cars from its centre over the next 20 years – - and put thousands of commuters on bikes. Under an audacious urban development scheme named “Green Network” … Continue reading

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“..These Guys Are Creating a Brain Scanner – You Can Print Out at Home..”

“..Conor Russomanno and Joel Murphy have a dream. They want to create an open-source brain-scanner that anyone can print out at home – - strap onto their head – - and hook straight into their brain-waves. This past week they … Continue reading

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“..Tell Volkswagen to Build This Funky Beetle Dune Buggy..”

(ed:..it’s pretty cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tell Volkswagen to Build This Funky Beetle Dune Buggy | Autopia | Wired.com.

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“..DIY tablet computer – made from Raspberry Pi..”

“..I love that individuals now have the tools and technology to affordably make their own consumer electronics. Michael Caster built a tablet with a Raspberry Pi – - (a credit card sized Linux computer) – - that he calls the … Continue reading

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“..Open source furniture..”

“..Shareable rounds up 20 Open Source Furniture Designs – - ingenious plans for home furnishings – - that you can make yourself – improve upon – - and share..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Open source furniture – Boing Boing.

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“..The unstoppable rise of bikes..”

“..In five years – - bicycling will be so common that it’s boring..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The unstoppable rise of bikes – Salon.com.

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“..The Do Something manifesto..”

“..We’re not promising ambitious life makeovers – - or expensive new hobbies. Do Something is a monthly guide to stretching your horizons – learning new skills – - living more intensely..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Do Something manifesto | … Continue reading

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“..The future of social housing? – Peabody unveils designs by 20 young architects..”

“..From clever terraces to rooftop allotments – - London’s oldest housing association reveals shortlist of firms that could build the next generation of affordable homes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The future of social housing? Peabody unveils designs by 20 young … Continue reading

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