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Dyson's Bladeless Fans are Now 75 Per Cent Quieter

The secret to making an already impressively quiet fan even quieter, without sacrificing airflow, was to reduce the turbulence of the high-speed air by creating a larger space inside the base. Dyson also reduced airflow obstructions throughout the fan which meant they could switch to a lower-power and quieter motor without reducing the fan's performance. Read More >>

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Michael Jackson Fans Win Token 83p Compo Because They Were Sad He Died

Are you sad someone died? Better lawyer up, as legal experts acting on behalf of a group of depressed Michael Jackson fans have won a staggering €1 each in compensation from Dr Conrad Murray, the man deemed responsible for the bonkers pop star's death. Read More >>

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A Simple Clay Pot Could Replace Your Noisy Air Conditioner

Air conditioners aren't exactly known for being particularly environmentally friendly, but during a scorching summer we're all happy to turn a blind eye. Not Thibault Faverie, though. Perhaps racked by guilt, he's created the Cold Pot, a simple terracotta device that can cool a room using just evaporating water. Read More >>

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Watch Dyson's Fan-tastic In-House Flying Machine Challenge

Dyson staff in important enough positions to be allowed to lark about on work time have been building flying machines, with 100 engineers from around the world creating an array of bizarre remote controlled hover-things. See them all try and mostly fail to negotiate obstacle courses in Dyson's nice little edited highlights reel here. [YouTube] Read More >>

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Xbox One is Designed to be Left Turned on for Ten Years

There's a reason Xbox One comes in that whopping great 1980s VCR style case, and it's not because some one in authority at Microsoft went mad. It's for cooling, to help keep it quiet and reliable, and so you can leave it switched on constantly for the next ten years. Read More >>

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What Are Your Tips For Staying Cool In Baking Britain?

It's bloody hot right now across most of the UK, and considering the country really isn't geared-up for this kind of heatwave, it's taking its toll. So, it's time to brainstorm good ways to keep cool, because the weather forecast reckons it's going to be into the 30s next week too. Phew. Read More >>

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Every Ceiling Fan Should Be a Helicopter Ceiling Fan

If you love yourself, your kid, your house, your life, you should have a helicopter ceiling fan in your house. We've seen aviation inspired ceiling fans before (and even an awesome inverted chopper fan), but this helicopter ceiling fan will always look like it's flying in your room while it's cooling it down. Read More >>

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Stay Cool But Lost With This Spherical Mapless Globe Fan

Idea International's new Aero Sphere isn't quite poised to shake up the fan industry like Dyson's bladeless offering did. But it still manages to stand out in a boring and crowded market with a spherical teardrop honeycomb design that's as functional as it is eye candy. Read More >>

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What's the Big Deal? This Skateboard Ceiling Fan Does 900s All Day Long

Over at Notcot's experimental studio they wanted to find a novel way to liven up the boring ceiling fan that hung over their heads. And since they were fans of gleaming the cube, they decided to replace its wooden blades with skateboard decks. Read More >>

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Brilliant Spinning Heatsink Cools CPUs 30 Times More Efficiently

Most computers use a two-step process to cool the CPU. First, a heat exchanger pasted to the processor draws the warmth away. And then a combination of a heatsink and fans dissipate it away from the PC. But by merging those two steps into one, this spinning cooler ends up being greater than the sum of its parts. Read More >>

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An Upside Down Helicopter Makes For One Bad-Ass Ceiling Fan

Wow. We've seen aviation-inspired ceiling fans before, but they're usually just the propeller from an old WWII-era fighter plane. Not a full blown 1:6 scale Hughes/MD 500 helicopter perched upside down on an inverted helipad on your ceiling. Read More >>

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Pachyderm-Inspired Fan Lets You Direct the Breeze Through Its Adorable Trunk

Summer is right around the corner, and if air conditioning is a luxury you can't afford, it's time to start amassing your collection of fans to stay cool. We particularly like Yuen'to Design's humorously-named Elefan which features an articulating trunk-like tube for directing its blast. Read More >>

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The Terrible 3D Trend Has Now Hit Oscillating Fans

As if the 3D trend spreading back in time and infecting older films like Titanic wasn't bad enough, it now appears to be spreading outside of movies and TV. In Japan, Sharp has introduced what they claim to be the world's first 3D fan. Read More >>

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