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TECHNOLOGY

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If you are a student or someone that is after trying to make something into a product and its from plastic then I would recommend signing up for the tips from ProtoMold, go here. Well not only do they do the online tips but they also make little parts that explain what the tip is […]

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With all the junk mail going around and the use of clever advertising it is becoming more necessary to have anti-virus programmes on your computers and to do proper off computer backups, so we have currently 3 copies of data from the computers just to be extra safe. Most hard-drives are boxes or various materials […]

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Yesterday I showed you the Light-room project from Studio Geenen that used rapid prototyping techniques to make light weight furniture but today I am going to show you a range of products that could only really be made using these new machines. Materialise have been making parts since 1990 and in 2004 set up MGX […]

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Recently I have been doing a lot of development work for a client and this involves ordering prototypes which currently is via rapid prototypes be it SLS or SLA. This is a fascinating industry at the moment as the products and materials are moving at such a fast pace. We even ordered some prototype jewellery […]

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So following on from yesterdays post about the Geneva motor show there are several new cars today, the first is the Renault Captur Concept. A compact crossover thats curvy without being a blob with wheels but there there are 2 bits that I really like, the rear tail lights (shown above) and the side step. […]

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So its the Geneva motor show time and it looks like the concept car wallets were opened up and the designers let loose. Some from old hands, BMW and Alfa Romeo, a couple of companies that have turned the corner Saab and Giugiaro plus many new vehicle launches. Personally I look at the coverage from […]

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PREDICTION

by Lisa on February 11, 2011

in TECHNOLOGY,THOUGHT PROVOKING

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Last night while discussing the world, the universe and everything in it, I came up with a prediction. Currently when it comes to computers Apple is the only company where you can walk into their shop and buy everything you need, from screens, mice and operating systems. Although Microsoft have tried to follow the Apple […]

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DESKTOP LOVING

by Lisa on January 27, 2011

in FUN & GAMES,TECHNOLOGY

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While cleaning up the Macbook desktop, I thought it was time to change the desktop image to something a little more interesting. Currently I have the above pinstripe fabric image which for some strange I really love. I don’t know if its the pinstripes themselves, the gorgeous grey colour, or the fact the it helps […]

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At the end of last year we were in the Architecural museum in Stockholm and on the way out wandered around the gift shop and we brought the book LEED Materials A Resource Guide to Green Building by Ari Meisel. We’ve slowly been going through the well laid out book and looking at all the […]

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We’re currently in the process of doing a lot of moving so top on our shopping list is the humble cardboard box. We take cardboard for granted but rely heavily on this great invention everyday. From protecting our belongings when moving, to binding out books, cardboard has so many uses that it’s easy to forget […]

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In keeping with our current theme of staying awake (check out this or this post for more), we’re taking a peek into the world of the super mobile espresso. The coffee machine, bringing so much joy into everyday lives now brings that joy to those on the go. Unlike these machines we featured, this new […]

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There are lots of toys out there like this one we posted about but the one that has always attracted me are remote control cars. Yes I am an engineering geek and a big kid at heart. But what is it that has always made me like them? Well some of the body shell designs […]

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Facebook is ridiculously huge and whether you’re a fan or not, let’s face it, Facebook is here to stay. Recently I had the strenuous task of setting up a Facebook page for Quirk Design and boy was it a struggle. Let’s get something straight first, I am in no way saying that I know everything and […]

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Back in the fifties (I am not that old I just have heard stories and seen movies), where the local milk bars and hamburger joints, had a big box that let you choose the music you wanted to hear from a large collection of recorded singles, apparently there were many brands out there with this […]

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I’LL TUMBLR FOR YA

by Lisa on December 9, 2010

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Oddity News has gone through quite a lot in it’s 10 month existence, one of the biggest changes was switching from Apple’s iWeb over to WordPress and the Thesis Theme which you can read all about our adventures with that here, here and here. During our geeky period of searching through thousands of tutorials, themes […]

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