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“..What We Do in the Shadows review – best comedy of the year..”

(ed:..it gets five stars..) (cont..) go to source/story>> What We Do in the Shadows review | Film | The Guardian.

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“..Amnesty launches Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on phones and PCs..”

“..Human rights group says software represents ‘a strike back against governments’ – - over covert surveillance..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Amnesty launches Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on phones and PCs | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster – ‘Skyscraper’..”

(ed:..this is pretty out-there/cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster ‘Skyscraper’.

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“..The Culture We Love This Month – From Tarot Decks to Serial..”

“..Whatever it is – if it’s in here – - it’s because we love it..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Culture We Love This Month, From Tarot Decks to Serial | WIRED.

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“..How Berkeley took on the might of Big Soda – and won..”

“..Californian city known for its liberal causes defeated powerful opposition over its campaign..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How Berkeley took on the might of Big Soda and won | US news | The Guardian.

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jubilation gospel choir are doing a gig in ponsonby on sat. 22nd november…(and they come highly recommended..)

“..It’s November already and we realised that we couldn’t possibly let 2014 pass without a final sing at “home”.. ..the Unitarian Church in Ponsonby where we meet each and every Tuesday night. SO on Saturday the 22nd of November we’d … Continue reading

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“..12 weeks to fit in South Auckland: The results..”

“..Three months of sweat and tears has finally ended in a spectacular fashion – - for a group of 50 South Auckland women determined to lose weight and get healthy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 12 weeks to fit in South … Continue reading

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“..Kiwi tech firms Open Source winners..”

“..The Kiwi makers of a low-cost 3-D printer – - and a website that helps people make Official Information Act requests – - won gongs at the Open Source awards in Wellington. Auckland companies Diamond Age and Mindkits won the … Continue reading

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“..Baboons And Horses Are Just One Happy And Kinda Strange Family..”

(ed:..this vid will give you both belly-laughs… ..and an extremely wide-grin.. ..and a serious spurt/squirt of feel-good.. ..this much i guarantee..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Baboons And Horses Are Just One Happy And Kinda Strange Family.

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“..Francoi”..Rocket-Powered Bicycle Hits World Record 207 MPH..”

(..ed:..this is way-cool..!..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Francois Gissy’s Rocket-Powered Bicycle Hits World Record 207 MPH.

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“..Defeating Big Soda’s Big Bucks: Berkeley Voters Pass the Nation’s First Soda Tax..”

“..Berkeley’s success proves that communities can be victorious – - through effective organizing..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Defeating Big Soda’s Big Bucks: Berkeley Voters Pass the Nation’s First Soda Tax | Alternet.

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“..Flying car approaches liftoff – as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled..” (video..)

“..Creators say AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster 3.0 could become regular mode of transport for commuters..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..$2m helps put babies into pods..”

“..Sir Ray Avery’s revolutionary baby incubator has been designed with the best of Kiwi ingenuity – the Auckland scientist and inventor says. His charity Medicine Mondiale has started a $2 million global fundraising appeal – - to get the Life … Continue reading

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“..9 Tech Innovators Under 21 – Who Are Changing The World..”

“..young innovators are blowing our minds – - by turning their big ideas into realities..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Tech Innovators Under 21 Who Are Changing The World.

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“..Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 – in pictures..”

“..dazzling images of the sky – - ranging from within our solar system – - to far into deep space..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 – in pictures | Science | The Guardian.

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“..Why Small – White-Walled – Minimally Decorated Homes Roc..”

“..The little white-walled dark-floored studio is only 376 sq ft – - but feels way bigger..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Why Small, White-Walled, Minimally Decorated Homes Roc | “Global Possibilities”.

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“..Dolphin sleeps with hapless snorkler..”

“..’This ain’t no Sea World’ – drawls an US army vet to my right – as we both begin nervously backpaddling. Observing our sly retreat – the marine biologist we hired to put us in this increasingly nerve-wracking position urges … Continue reading

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“..’3D-printed’ WikiHouse 4.0: £50,000 house you can download from the internet..”

“..Modern take on traditional prefab housing – - may be the answer to housing crisis..” (cont..) go to source/story>> ’3D-printed’ WikiHouse 4.0: £50,000 house you can download from the internet – New Articles – The Independent.

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“..Take a Ride in a Ridiculously Cool Formula E Electric Racer..”

“..Built using systems from several storied automotive firms – - the 1,764-pound electrorocket represents the thinking of the best minds in the sport..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Take a Ride in a Ridiculously Cool Formula E Electric Racer | WIRED.

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“..Tiny home at a tiny price..”

“..Cook did not have experience in building but it took him only 12 weeks to get it to a ‘liveable’ standard. The building cost $22,000 – an amount he would save within two-and-a-half years by not having to pay rent … Continue reading

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“..Robot sheepdog technology..”

“..Researchers from Swansea University have developed a mathematical shepherding model – - which they say paves the way for a robot that can gather and herd livestock – control crowds – - and even clean up the environment..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..This six-second video of the Earth is mesmerising..”

“..This video of our planet may take just six seconds to watch – - but it represents more than six months of satellite imagery..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This six-second video of the Earth is mesmerising.

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“..Relaxation video for dogs – on world’s first cable channel for dogs..”

“..I find the videos relaxing too. I am a human..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Relaxation video for dogs, on world’s first cable channel for dogs – Boing Boing.

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“..How Animated GIFs Can Turn You Into a Web Coder..”

“..Take a look at revisit.link. It’s a simple online engine for building animated GIFs and other wacky images. You upload an pic. You select a few visual effects that can twist – turn – and otherwise transform it..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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ed:..this is very cool..!..an election-compass..

“..Broadcasters – politicians – and academics teamed up and put their opinions aside to produce a new project aimed at being the most accurate voter feedback tool yet..” (cont..) (ed:..what happens is you answer a series of questions on yr … Continue reading

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“..Killer Software That Finally Stabilizes Shaky GoPro Videos..”

“..It’s all very impressive stuff. But it’s also kind of strange – - in the sense that these algorithms are transforming a very real first-person document of an experience – - into something wholly artificial..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Killer … Continue reading

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“..How to feel the bass – and get ahead in business..”

“..Songs with a heavy bass sound can help get you psyched up for a job interview. But what should you play if preparing for work presentation – – or asking for a pay rise?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How to … Continue reading

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| Stuff.co.nz”..Subcontractor to be paid for ripped up car park..”

“..More than $300,000 should go to a Christchurch subcontractor who ripped up a supermarket car park because he had not been paid – the High Court has ruled. Pera Te Amo and his crew ripped up the car park outside … Continue reading

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“..9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home..”

“..nine architects to talk about their stunning projects- – that are not only sustainable – – but beautiful too..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home.

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“..This Is Unlike Any Treehouse You’ve Ever Seen Before..”

“..It is closer to being a mini-mansion in the tree..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Is Unlike ANY Treehouse You’ve Ever Seen Before.

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“..Copenhagen’s New Bike Skyway Makes Commuting Look Fun..”

“..an elevated cyclist roadway over the harbor to ease congestion. This road is the latest addition to one of the most bicycle-friendly city infrastructures in the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Copenhagen’s New Bike Skyway Makes Commuting Look Fun | … Continue reading

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“..11 Inspiring Small Space Projects From Around The World..”

“..See other impressive buildings up for awards..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 11 Inspiring Small Space Projects From Around The World.

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“..The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use..”

“..The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that ‘more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use’. Even better – the images can be … Continue reading

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“..Björk Comes to the Classroom..”

“..An app-album becomes an educational tool – - to explore creativity – music – and science..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Björk Comes to the Classroom.

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“..Community Mesh Network: The DIY Internet..”

“..Community mesh networks let users escape NSA surveillance programs (and high broadband prices) – - by building their own DIY internet..” (cont..) (ed:..that’s a cool idea.. ..i wonder if anyone in new zealand is doing this..?..) go to source/story>>> Community … Continue reading

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“..Lorde appointed as ‘sole curator’ of music for next Hunger Games film..”

“..The 17-year-old was chosen to soundtrack and record the lead single for the forthcoming Mockingjay Part 1 film..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Lorde appointed as ‘sole curator’ of music for next Hunger Games film | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Lollapalooza livestream: Arctic Monkeys – Outkast – and Kings of Leon..”

(ed: cool..!..and happening over the next three days..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Lollapalooza livestream: Arctic Monkeys, Outkast and Kings of Leon | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Music site serves up blasts from the past..”

“..If Lorde – Pharrell – Iggy Azalea – and Ed Sheeran aren’t your musical cup of tea – – or names you’ve ever heard before – – then a Victoria University student has just the thing for you. Design innovation … Continue reading

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“..Christchurch teenager Maya Payne is attracting international attention with her music..”

“..The year 13 Burnside High School student says she has always been drawn to music. “I started singing when I was 6 – I started songwriting when I was 11. It has gone from there” Payne says. On March 7 … Continue reading

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“..Kiwi tech firms get Branson bump..”

“..Two Kiwis will be jetting off to Sir Richard Branson’s Centre for Entrepreneurship in South Africa – after winning international awards. Auckland’s The Mind Lab was named best start-up at the Talent Unleashed Awards – - which were set up … Continue reading

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