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Longest Dinosaur Poop Goes Up For Aution, Any Takers?

We’ve seen loads of cool stories about weird and wonderful things going up for auction here at eTeknix, from the recent Aphex Twin album that Notch bought, the worlds first microchip, 30k BitCoins and even a fully working…

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Meet Gary, the GoPro Wearing Goat

GoPro cameras have been strapped to all kinds of crazy things in recent years; gliders, rockets, skydivers, race car drivers, skateboards, guitars and more, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen one strapped…

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Shooting Birds with Lasers? Don’t Worry, It’s to Save Their Lives

In what sounds like an epic game of Duck Hunt in real life, the skies of Hawaii are now protected by a grid of thirty focused green lasers. The laser grids are being mounted on the…

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Former NASA Technician Wants to Build 70ft Tall Car Juggling Robot

While we’re still a long way from having robots like those seen in the Transformers movie, partly because they’re actually aliens and also because something like that is just too advanced for us to create with…

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“Hands-Free Automatic Sperm Extractor” So Much Nope [SFW]

Many of us these days are obsessed with how technology can improve our health, with things such as mobile apps to track our workouts, advances in scanning technology to monitor our well being and new medial…

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Domino’s Pizza Delivery, Now With Added Physics

Domino’s have been using some simple physics principles to ensure that your pizza doesn’t suffer any damage in transit. Using their Steady Pizza technology, the use a gyroscope mechanism to ensure that the pizza stays level,…

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Batmobile May Be Expensive, So How About The Tumbler Golf Kart!

If you’ve ever wanted to own any one of the many editions of the Bat Mobile, then you’ll likely have never fulfilled that desire. Sure there are a few cool replicas out there, but they’re often…

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Lego Fan Creates Awesome Pokémon Models

First of all, I’m amazed that the world of Pokémon and Lego haven’t already combined, one of the most popular toys of several generations and one of the biggest cartoon collectathons of another. Sure I grew…

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Man Breaks World Record By Building 50ft Optimus Prime From Balloons

While there are people in this world intent on breaking the record for the 100m sprint, highest sky dive, fastest time cycling across Europe and many other great achievements, John Reid was blowing up balloons. The…

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3D Printed Invention Solves The Dreaded Ketchup Water Problem

There are many people in this world who love Ketchup, but for those of us who do love it (myself included) there is one major drawback. That time when you forget to shake the bottle first, you…

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Train Conductor Kicks The Stupid Out Of Selfie Taking Hipster

Taking a selfie is a fairly harmless affair, or at least it should be. Snapping an out of focus picture of ones self in the mirror and tagging it on Facebook with endless hashtags is pretty…

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Skoda Unveil vRS Mega Man-Pram, Features 20″ Alloy Wheels & Hydraulic Suspension

OK so this isn’t computer hardware news, something we know you love from us here at eTeknix, but every now and then a technology story comes along that we just can’t help but share with the…

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Bikini Girl Gets Tasered For Charity

In what has to be one of the strangest stunts I’ve seen in a while, a young woman in a bikini gets hit by a taser gun to raise money for a charity… no seriously. She raised…

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£3,25m Home Comes With Spaceship Simulator In Attic

Having a spare £3,250,000 ($5.3m) to spend on a house isn’t exactly something we all have, but for those that do, a certain house in South London has a little some extra to sweeten the deal.…

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Kick Back And Enjoy A Chorus Of Floppy Drives Playing Tainted Love

We’ve seen plenty of these before, with various sets of hard drives, optical drives, floppy drives and more playing everything from the Star Wars theme to music from Tetris, but this latest one is by far…

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Scientist Send Text Message Using Vodka

Researchers at York University have managed to send a text message which read “O Canada” using Vodka, or as I prefer to think, they’ve found a great way to thinly disguise one of their drinking games…

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$2,000 Will Buy You A Replica Iron Man Mark III Suit… Awesome!

Fancy kicking it up a notch at your next fancy dress party? A company in China is offering custom full-body Iron Man costumes, complete with glowing lights. The aptly named Iron Man Factory is charging $2,000…

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“No More Woof” Hits Indiegogo, Aims To Translate Dog Thoughts Into Human Speech

We love nothing more than tech news about high end graphics cards, new processors and gaming to name but a few, but every now and then something comes along in the tech world that makes you…

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Prepare Yourself For The Videogame Music Tribute Band “Critical Hit”

Today marks the announcement of Critical Hit, an all-star band headed by composer Jason Hayes, best known for his work on the acclaimed World of Warcraft soundtrack, and featuring award-winning performers and recording artists with a…

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Michael Bay Assaulted While Filming Transformers 4

Turns out gigantic robots are no means of defence when it comes to the real world, no doubt a shocking reminder that CGI just isn’t as good as the real deal and I’m sure Michael Bay…

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Indian Army Tracks Spy Drones For 6 Month, Turns Out They Were Just Planets

This sounds a little too silly to be believable but it seems the Indian Army have spent roughly six months watching, tracking and documenting the movements of what they believed were two Chinese spy drones, when…

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Norwegian Town Creates ‘Artificial Sun’ To Light Up Dark Winter Days

Rjukan is a small town located in Norway, but unlike many towns in this world Rjukan misses out on much of the years sunlight as for a large portion of the year their town is in…

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South Carolina University Testing Iris Scanner Security

Do you ever worry about how secure something might be, say your personal data that companies, or maybe even schools that you have attended have on file. Of course not, most people just assume that information…

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Why Take A Picture When You Could Capture The Smell Instead

The scent of something can be just as powerful a tool at making you remember something as an image, the smell of flowers or fresh cookies could be all it takes to remind you of a…

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Lego Build 1:1 Scale X-Wing Fighter From Star Wars

It doesn’t matter how old I get (I’m 28 in case you’re wondering), but I am still always fascinated by LEGO, it really is one of those timeless inventions that you’re never too old for and…

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Stealing Is Bad, But Stealing A NASA Laptop Full Of Porn & Getting Caught Is Funny

Today just seems like it’s going to be one of those days, first a law suit over internet cat memes and now we hear that a man has been arrested for stealing porn from NASA, but…

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Warner Brothers Taken To Court Over Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat?!

The weekend is approaching and everyone is winding down for a long sunny week here in England, so what better way to start today than with a completely daft news story that Warner Brothers is facing…