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What’s A Cassette?

Apr 18, 14 What’s A Cassette?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

The Huffington Post this week published a video by TheFineBros of sneering and/or bewildered kids looking at cassette Walkmans. Watching it is an example of one those situations where we for some reason enjoy feeling old and outdated. The kids may have better technology now, but we have seen things.

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The Shaming Of Strangers

Apr 17, 14 The Shaming Of Strangers

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

In the never ending search for new sources of titillation on social media sites, a new trend has emerged and it is dividing opinion in a big way. It has been labelled “stranger shaming” and the latest incarnation – “Women Who Eat On Tubes” – has caused a big stir.

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Global Drug Survey And “Clueless” UK

Apr 16, 14 Global Drug Survey And “Clueless” UK

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

Last week, while waiting in my car before a dental appointment, I watched a drug deal take place. According to a new survey, however, this way of dealing and buying drugs is being replaced by online markets for both illegal drugs and “legal highs,” and the UK is the place where internet drug purchase is most common.

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Anti-Social Media To Help You Avoid People

Apr 16, 14 Anti-Social Media To Help You Avoid People

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

I do like ‘alone time’ and sometimes dislike the fact that we are increasingly more contactable with every passing app. So when I heard about Cloak, the service that will notify us when certain people are nearby, I was pleased to note that technology can help us to keep ourselves to ourselves, as well as keep us in touch.

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Tweeters Beware: Twitter Just Might Be The End Of A Relationship

Apr 13, 14 Tweeters Beware: Twitter Just Might Be The End Of A Relationship

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

Many actions contribute to the downfall of a relationship. Sometimes the end comes as a result of money issues, lack of communications, infidelity, or simple life changes. Previous research has shown that Facebook definitely can contribute to the health of a relationship, and now a study shows that Twitter also impacts relationships.

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Digital Aging

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a program that will take a picture of a baby and age that picture fairly accurately all the way up through the ages of 80-100.

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Hackers Hide In Takeout Menus And Soda Machines

Apr 11, 14 Hackers Hide In Takeout Menus And Soda Machines

Posted by in Technology

Despicable and inconveniencing though they are, the ingenuity and commitment of hackers is sometimes admirable. The latest report is of business being targeted in unexpected areas, when hackers think of obscure places to hide which may be connected to more important parts of an organization’s electronic system.

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Land Rover’s New Innovation: Transparent Hood

Apr 11, 14 Land Rover’s New Innovation: Transparent Hood

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

It’s not actually see through, but with innovative technology it appears that way. It is called a Transparent Bonnet and by using virtual reality and some cameras placed in certain positions, it looks as if the hood is clear.

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A Pocket Watch From The Future?

Apr 10, 14 A Pocket Watch From The Future?

Posted by in Technology

I love watches, especially pocketwatches. I rarely wear one, but I have a large collection. So when I saw the Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch from Tokyoflash, I had to lay my hands on it.

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Google And Facebook Want You – Surely This Isn’t Real (And It’s Not)

Apr 09, 14 Google And Facebook Want You – Surely This Isn’t Real (And It’s Not)

Posted by in Technology

Another week, another obvious – yet potentially enticing – phishing scam. This latest one popped up in the last few weeks and it has all the signs of being absolutely fake – so why are people falling for it. “Work from home for Facebook or Google,” and “You’ve been selected to work for eBay.” This “Job Offer” scam isn’t new, it has just evolved.

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