All of EU to switch off energy inefficient lights within three years – Engadget
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Although the EU foists a lot of unwanted legislation on us poor peeps in the UK, occasionally they do surprise in a positive way. Their newest idea is to push everyone in Europe to drop incandescent bulbs and move to energy efficient ones by 2010. I totally buy this. Fluorescents may be more expensive but long

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BubbleBoard video
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I’ve just uploaded a video explanation of BubbleBoard to MSN Soapbox. It’s also embedded below. I’m using my best “presenter” voice which I would admit makes me sound out of breath and needs a little work. Video: BubbleBoard Also, Text2Paper and Text-It Notes got a mention on page 3 of the Technology section of the

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Movies are just plain bad…
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Boing Boing: Box office numbers decoupled from piracy“Seems to me that downloading and box-office slumps are unrelated phenomena. In other words, the recent bad box-office years have been driven by crummy movies, not piracy.” Like I said…

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Getting good MPG
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There’s no question that having a hybrid car like the Toyota Prius changes your driving habits. Watching the histogram of your current fuel efficiency flick up and down with every press of the accelerator or every climb of a hill is a constant drain on your ethics. But you end up focused more on the game of

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Mixing DNA
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If there are any scientists out there who can explain exactly why splicing human DNA into plants is a positive thing, could they comment? I understand the benefits from a medicinal point of view, but my understanding is that there is no way to stop the pollen from a genetically modified crop spreading to neighboring

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New takes on coffee making
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I’m always looking for new ways to brew coffee and this one has that “get it straight into your bloodstream” vibe that appeals, wthout requiring an actual injection. I’m a little concerned that the bit where you pack in the coffee seems a bit small. I’d probably need two or three of these things in

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Ricoh Caplio R6: Any good?
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If anyone’s had experience with the Ricoh Caplio range of digital cameras I’d appreciate an opinion. Their new R6 could fit the bill a a replacement for my Pentax Optio S. Although my Pentax conveniently fits into an Altoids tin and has therefore been well protected its battery cover is finally coming loose after 3 years

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In my own trends
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I go through a few hundred articles a day from about 50 RSS feeds looking for items to post to the blog I maintain about technology trends. It’s nice to see an article from TechFest that includes some work I’ve done in SDS nestled amongst all the other items in my RSS Reader.

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Pies & Pints
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Just spent a few hours with my friends Heidi and John in a bar called the Pies & Pints in Seattle on 65th. Can highly recommend it. The chicken pie is really tasty. Not sure what they’re doing with the crust but it’s good…

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Couple more bits of press
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Good video of Richard Harper talking about our work on Channel 9. Great overview and photo gallery on Engadget. Associated Press coverage. Tongue in cheek coverage from Metro in London.

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