gadgets
John Lewis Celebrates its 150 Year Anniversary With Technology Icons Anniversary Range

John Lewis, that slightly-posh staple of the British high street, celebrates 150 years in business this year. To mark the occasion, it's readying the release of an exclusive "Technology Icons" range, pulling together both cutting-edge tech from the likes of Dyson with home appliance staples like the Henry vacuum cleaner. Read More >>

music
10 Essential Record Store Day Releases

The prices are high, the queues are long -- Record Store Day is coming to a shop near you this Saturday April the 19th. There are hundreds of releases this year, but HUH. has narrowed it down to just 10 which they think are worth getting out of bed early enough to go and buy. Read More >>

dealzmodo
A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is Your "Rather Unwrap This Than an Easter Egg" Deal of the Day

Are you still waiting to buy a tablet? Are you holding out to see if they're pointless or not? The fact is, of course tablets are pointless, but, they're fun things to have. You can watch Netflix in the bath. You can read newspapers online while having a poo. You can replace both Netflix and newspapers with 'dirty films' if you wish. Read More >>

movies
Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Could Come to Living Rooms, But Many Challenges Stand in its Way

Once you've heard Atmos, there's no going back. Gradually rolling out to more and more cinema screens across the globe, Dolby's Atmos surround sound system is so immersive it makes even the most elaborate home cinema speaker array seem puny by comparison. So far the reserve of multiplexes, could Atmos ever make its way into homes? Quite possibly, but not without clearing many a hurdle first. Read More >>

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 >>

stunts
Chessington Poo: World of Adventures Begins Selling Rhino Dung on eBay

There are souvenirs, and then there are souvenirs. If you fell in love with Chessington World of Adventures' rhinos the last time you visited the theme park's zoo, head over to eBay; there, for a reasonable £9.99, you can pick up a bag of genuine rhino poo, straight from the park. Perfect for a long weekend full of gardening (and testing the effectiveness of any nose pegs you may have lying around). 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 >>

transport
Londoners, Brace Yourselves: Five Days of Tube Strikes are Planned

Did you have fun during the London tube strikes back in February? Good for you -- you may get to relive the experience for five more days, as London Underground workers plan five more days of industrial action across April and May. Read More >>

environment
There Was an Ickle Earthquake in Rutland This Morning

Rather than being woken by their alarm clocks this morning, those living in Rutland in the East Midlands were shook from their sleep by a 3.2 magnitude earthquake. Read More >>

factmodo
13 Things You Didn't Know About Scouting

On Monday the Scouting Association announced that it was introducing a Media Awareness Badge. Unfortunately there's still no such thing as a General Knowledge Badge, because with our new weekly factmodo (this week, on scouting) you'll know enough to pass with flying colours. 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 >>

apps
Sky Go, Now TV and iPlayer Streaming is Currently Broken on iOS Devices

If you're an iPhone or iPad user looking to catch up on recent Sky Go, Now TV or BBC iPlayer programming at the moment, it looks like you're out of luck. Streaming is currently not working properly across all three platforms, with a "Client Server Certificate" error seemingly causing the issues with the Sky apps. 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 >>

dealzmodo
An LG G Pad 8.3 for £114 is Your "Easter Tablet Treat" Deal of the Day

Want a decent tablet, but don't want to break the bank because you still need money for cigarettes, packets of Frazzles, dildos, thongs, Billy Bear ham and all manner of other disgusting things you get up to when you host your 'parties'? Fear not - today you get get an ace tablet for cheaper than usual! Read More >>

watch this
You've Got to Feel Sorry for the Woman Tasked with Designing Google Glass

It's all very well and good for the Lords of Google to dictate a future where we'll all be wearing a computer on our faces. But to make that look remotely cool, let alone comfortable? Read More >>

gaming
There are Now Seven Million PS4 Consoles Sitting Under TVs Worldwide

As well as revealing details of the PlayStation 4's first major software update, Sony has shared just how many of its latest home console it has sold. And it's doing pretty damn well. Read More >>

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