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TweetSwap: a new project from Lost At E Minor

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 24 November 2012

Psst, we’re launching a new website soon: TweetSwap.com, where you can swap Tweets, grow your web traffic, and your Twitter audience at the same time. To find out more, simply go to the website and leave your email address.

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Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends (so says College Humor)

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 20 November 2012

Our friends over at College Humor have created this very clever video to show their support for gay marriage. In it they outline why you should support it too.

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Sign up for TweetSwap: a new project from Lost At E Minor

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By Zolton in Tech on Saturday 17 November 2012

Psst, we’re launching a new website soon: TweetSwap.com, where you can swap Tweets, grow your web traffic, and your Twitter audience at the same time. To find out more, simply go to the website and leave your email address.

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TweetSwap: grow your traffic and Twitter following

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 17 November 2012

Psst, we’re launching a new website soon: TweetSwap.com, where you can swap Tweets, grow your web traffic, and your Twitter audience at the same time. To register interest in finding out more, simply go to the website and leave your email address. The best of the web is ready to be Tweeted to your audience.

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Armpit Sniffer: Is this the worst job ever?

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By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 9 November 2012

Sniffologists; suckers for punishment … call them what you want, but, hey, someone’s gotta do it, right? I mean, if it wasn’t for the, erm, Armpit Sniffers of the world, our deodorants would all fail us and we wouldn’t want that, would we. No, no. So let’s all raise our collective arms to the heavens […]

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The key to the cultural revolution (or something like that)

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By Zolton in New Prizes on Friday 9 November 2012

Eco-friendly Hummers. Architecture design competitions in Second Life. Sign up for our free daily email newsletter and find out about the flying car you always wanted when it’s finally invented. [sign up via this page or in the subscribe box at the top of the homepage]

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Stunning replica of San Francisco constructed from Jello

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By Zolton in New Art on Friday 26 October 2012

I don’t know how San Francisco artist Liz Hickok constructs her dramatic cityscapes entirely out of jelly without at least nibbling a bite out of one of the imposing facades. Of her San Francisco series, she says: ‘Lit from below, the molded shapes of the city blur into a jewel-like mosaic of luminous color and volume. The gelatinous material also evokes uncanny parallels with the geological uncertainties of San Francisco’s landscape. While the translucent beauty of the compositions first seduces the viewer, their fragility quickly becomes a metaphor for the transitory nature of human artifacts’.

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Wifi enabled light bulb controlled by your phone

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By Zolton in Tech on Tuesday 25 September 2012

It’s no idle claim: ‘LIFX is the smartest light bulb you’ve ever experienced’. Why? ‘It’s a wifi-enabled, energy efficient, multi-colored bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android’. So it will last for 25 years and reduce your energy costs at the same time. Smart, huh? The founders have listed a number more compelling […]

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Shimi: the first musically intelligent robotic speaker dock

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By Zolton in Tech on Friday 21 September 2012

So you have an awesome MP3 collection. Who cares if no one’s dancing to it. Well, with Shimi, you have a dancing buddy no matter what tune is spinning. This is ‘a real robot with artificial intelligence that analyzes music it plays through his speaker-ears and generates real-time unique dance moves to bring the music […]

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Stunning photos of jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

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By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 19 September 2012

These miraculous photos of colourful jellyfish were taken by marine biologist Alexander Semenov around the White Sea Biological Station, on the western coast of Russia. Semenov graduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology where he specialized in the study of invertebrate animals, with an emphasis on squid brains.

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Toaster prints the day’s weather forecast on your toast

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By Zolton in Tech on Wednesday 19 September 2012

From the not-quite-useless-but-nearly file comes this startling invention – named Jamy – by French designer Nathan Brunstein which is literally a toaster that predicts and prints the weather forecast using an inbuilt barometer and thermometer. So now you don’t need to listen to those awful morning DJs to get the low down on what to wear that day.

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Colour photos of High School fashion from 1969

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By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 14 September 2012

Oh man, to have been a fly on the, erm, tree around this era when pastels and floral prints and leg ties were in and only squares (man) bucked the trend. These photos from Retronaut were taken from the LIFE archives and were shot by Arthur Schatz.

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Ads for a cruise on the Titanic before its fateful 1912 voyage

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By Zolton in New Art on Friday 14 September 2012

Our friends over at Retronaut have published a collection of revealing print ads showing the mighty Titanic in full flight and enticing customers to sign up, sign up for the cruise of a lifetime. How right they were. There’s something quite haunting about the visuals that accompany the slogans.

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Incredible photos of alcohol under a microscope

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By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 12 September 2012

Ever wondered what Vodka looks like under a microscope? Or Pina Colada (see above)? Or Whiskey? Thankyou, then, BevShots, which are literally ‘photographs of alcohol under a microscope … taken after they have been crystallized on a slide and shot under a polarized light microscope. As the light refracts through the beverage crystals, the resulting photos have naturally magnificent colors and composition’. Indeed they do. Awe-and-some. Read on to see which photo corresponds with which drink.

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Banksy’s street art brought to life as animated GIFs

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 11 September 2012

Our new favourite Tumblr, Made By ABVH, has taken some of Banksy’s most iconic works and given them a new breath of life through animated GIFs. We love. You?

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