food
Mystery Meat to be Investigated as "Lamb" Curries Return Mixed Results

Tests on a range of takeaway curries in London and Birmingham have found that lamb is often being substituted by and cut with cheaper meats, with 24 out of the 60 lamb curries tested containing chicken, beef and other types of meat as well as lamb. Read More >>

chatroom
Would You Want to Know Your Death Date?

The government's considering a seemingly quite morbid plan to issue pensioners with an estimated date of death, as part of a shake-up of the pension scheme designed to encourage people to take better care of their finances in old age. Is that horrifying, or would you actually like to know when you're likely to die? Read More >>

security
Edward Snowden is a "Self-Publicising Narcissist" and is Guilty of Treason, Says Top Tory

The UK's former defence secretary Liam Fox has gone on a bit of a public rampage regarding Edward Snowden's password protected ZIP file of shame, suggesting Ed and his leaks and those who published them are guilty of treason. Read More >>

tablets
Here's What Tablets Looked Like in 2001, Courtesy of the Nokia M510

It's probably for the best that tablets didn't really enter the public mindset until a few years ago, as the Nokia M510 Web Tablet from the distant past year of 2001 shows that the technology of the early 2000s wasn't exactly... glamorous. Read More >>

drugs
Even "Casual" Marijuana Use Can Knacker Bits of Your Brain

The latest bit of research into smoking things bought off men in car parks and betting shops is in, with medics suggesting that even a once or twice a week dope habit can cause "abnormalities" in memory abilities. Read More >>

chatroom
Are You Self-Employed and Hating it Like 450,000 Others in the UK?

The supposedly relaxing life of the self-employed modern worker isn't working out well for some, with stats suggesting around 450,000 of the UK's newly self-employed population would rather have normal regular jobs. Jobs where someone else does the bloody taxes and fixes your computer. Read More >>

tv
Sky Lets Viewers Watch or Record TV via Tweet Links

A really quite impressive new use for Twitter has been dreamed up by Sky, which uses links embedded in tweets to let subscribers fire up Sky Go or tell their Sky+ boxes to record a particular show. If all your accounts are logged in and linked up, it ought to just work right now with any tweets tagged #WatchOnSky. [Sky] Read More >>

phones
Google's Project Ara Lego-For-Phones System is Launching in January of 2015

Google has gone into more detail about its bonkers Project Ara modular mobile system, using a specific developers conference for the hardware format to update us on its plans for letting us clonk together our dream phones out of various components. Read More >>

media
"Proprietary Algorithm" Replaces Humans in Limited Edition Guardian Print Run

A special edition of the Guardian in the US will give us a glimpse of a nightmarish future in which "likes" from idiots replace editorial decisions, with a run of 5,000 physical papers being filled entirely with stories a "proprietary algorithm" has decided were the most popular online. Read More >>

networks
One Neil Diamond Album Download Hits Teacher With £2,600 Roaming Data Bill Shocker

A lady who fancied listening to a bit of Neil Diamond while on holiday in South Africa was royally ripped off in roaming fees from network Orange, which managed to charge her a staggering £8 per MB in mobile data costs. Total cost to download one album over the mobile network? £2,600. Read More >>

tv
Of Course People are Pirating Game of Thrones When it's This Bloody Expensive to Watch Legally

The lack of affordable legal ways to watch popular fantasy piece Game of Thrones is triggering a boom in piracy, with traditional broadcast networks using it as a tantalising reason for us to pay real money to stay up with the latest episodes. Read More >>

internet
Sky and TalkTalk Battle BT's Fibre Dominance With 1Gb FTTP Wire-up of York

Brave people of York! There is another way! As well as desperately checking your exchange data for news while BT rolls out its fibre broadband, Sky and TalkTalk are joining with CityFibre to bring a rival "ultra-fast" network to the city. Read More >>

environment
Dyson Imagines Massive Floating Rubbish Vacuum to Suck up Man's Plastic Crap

James Dyson's sketched out the idea of a new form of sucking machine, one so large it requires a barge to house it. The idea being to set it free and let it "mine" rivers of all the floating plastic junk that's been chucked into them since man first invented plastics. Read More >>

rumours
Apple Rumoured to be Asking US Networks for $100 iPhone 6 Price Hike

Today's unsubstantiated iPhone 6 rumour concerns the price of the forthcoming phone, with Apple said to be aware it has the networks over a barrel and hitting them up for a price increase of $100 (£60) per phone. What are they going to do? Not stock the iPhone? Read More >>

design
Tea Cup Slingshot Drains and Stores Your Used Bags

The Tea Cup SlingsHOT is a new innovation in beverage consumption, combining a mechanism for draining a tea bag with a bespoke onboard used bag storage facility, allowing users to wander away from the kitchen and get back to their busy lives with the tea bag still in the cup. Read More >>

drugs
The Internet is Becoming the UK's Preferred Illegal Drug-Buying Option

Forget badgering tramps in underpasses, the new, gentrified way of buying legal and illegal drugs in the UK is online, with the 2014 Global Drug Survey showing we're buying more dodgy prescription and illegal chemistry through the internet than ever before. Read More >>

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