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Toyota's three-wheeled electric ride tested

The streets of one French city will soon be filled with funky vehicles that resemble hulked-up mopeds. But before you make fun, consider that while …

Got an IP webcam? Here are 73,000 reasons to change from the default password

I have three webcams in my home that let me monitor what’s going on with our pets as well as watch for deliveries. And I’m glad that none of them use …

‘Alien’ at 35: Sigourney Weaver reflects on Ridley Scott’s masterpiece | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Sigourney Weaver and director Ridley Scott on the set of "Alien." (Robert Penn / 20th Century Fox)<p>Actress Sigourney Weaver. (Casey Curry / Associated Press)<p>Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, in a scene from the 1979 film "Alien." (20th Century Fox)<p>A scene from "Alien." (20th Century Fox)<p>A scene from …

Shatner in Star Trek 3: is boldly going where everyone has gone before a good idea?

William Shatner’s Captain James T Kirk is loved by many, but let’s not forget that he was at the centre of some Star Trek howlers throughout the years<p>How do you solve a problem like William Shatner? The 83-year-old Star Trek icon has always divided opinion almost as spectacularly as the …

Artist Photographs His Adorable Bull Terrier Jimmy in Creative, Fun and Silly Situations

Rafael Mantesso‘s dog, an adorable bull terrier named Jimmy Choo, is taking the Internet by storm today after Mantesso’s creative Instagram photos of …

The Giver - Trailer 1

Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he …

PowerSquare wireless charger goes multi-device and position-free

A team of creators have created a wireless charger that aims to make things simple. The PowerSquare allows you to charge multiple devices across its …

Passengers tilt train carriage to free man trapped in the gap

A commuter who trapped his leg between a train and the platform has been freed after dozens of his fellow passengers pushed the carriage back.<p>The man was boarding the train into Perth at Stirling station on Wednesday morning when he stepped awkwardly, causing him to slip down the gap.<p>Passengers …

As expected, Microsoft adds three models to the Surface Pro 3 lineup, starting at $799

Although the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s(s msft) tablet-laptop hybrid, was announced back in May and officially released in June, several models were …

Ultimate Cleaning Tips & Tricks Guide: 31 Ideas For A Sparkling Home

Although cleaning the house is not my favorite activity, I always love the results. That feeling of accomplishment when you see the whole place …

New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Photo Reveals The Identity Of The Green Goblin

Want to know who the Green Goblin is in <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i>?! Well allow Sony to oblige.<p>The company had so far kept the Goblin's identity somewhat mysterious since both the original GG, Norman Osborn, and his son Harry are in the movie.<p>But in a photo they shared with <i>TotalFilm</i> on Thursday the …

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional …

How same-sex marriage causes floods

UKIP councillor David Silvester recently caused controversy when he said the recent serious floods in the UK were the direct result of the legalisation of gay marriage, resulting in his suspension from the party. It is easy to assume that his comments are the result or prejudice, bigotry, idiocy, …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: the best of Chelsea - Telegraph

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: a world of change

100 years of Chelsea and so much has changed for the post-war gardener, not least saving native species.<p>Chelsea 2013 was abuzz with centennial themes: the plant of the century, (from saxifrage to streptocarpus, via pieris, lupins, rhodies, the Iceberg rose and 'Bowles's mauve', to heucheras and …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Transforming MK1 Coffee And Dining Table

Transformable furniture is already a trend because it’s modern, stylish and solves the problem of the lack of space, which is often in our dwellings. …

20 Disgusting Homophobic Tweets In Response To Tom Daley Coming Out

British Olympic diver Tom Daley gave hope to gay men everywhere this morning when he revealed to the world in a YouTube video that he is in a relationship with a man.<p>Stopping short of using either "gay" or "bisexual" as identifiers, Daly states in the video that "right now I’m dating a guy and I …

Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very …

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>1 minute ago<p>All the people …

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Not all is rosy in the garden as Alan Titchmarsh throws in the trowel

It's horticultural hysteria as Alan Titchmarsh bows out of presenting the Chelsea Flower Show for the BBC after 30 years<p>When TV’s head gardeners gather to sip champagne at the Intercontinental on London’s Park Lane a week on Wednesday, one topic will dominate conversation. As well-known faces …