Dyson's Top 10 Best Inventions: Bagless, 'Ballbarrow', boats and more!

James Dyson is a British engineering legend. A graduate of two of the UK's most prestigious design schools (Byam Shaw School of Art – now part of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design – and The Royal College…

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Gerald LynchDyson's Top 10 Best Inventions: Bagless, 'Ballbarrow', boats and more!

AlertMe home intruder alarm – is this home security for the internet generation?

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Seeing as I work from home, I don’t have an awful lot of use for home security gadgets. However, it struck me, during a recent power cut (when nearly every house in the local vicinity decided to chime their annoyance at the lack of electricity throughout the remainder of the afternoon) that standard burglar alarms are pretty much useless.

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Battlestar Galactica Cylon Toaster is not quite the best frakkin' thing since sliced bread

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The Sci-Fi Channel has created a special limited edition run of Battlestar Galactica toasters for the San Diego Comic-Con. The smooth lines and shiny silver finish tie in neatly with the re-imagined series’ Cylon concepts, and it sports the Battlestar Galctica branding. However, the lack of a red light slowly panning from side to side accompanied by a sinister hum feels like a very serious oversight. Come on, how much extra would a few red LEDs have cost?

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Pop-O-Matic Juke Box swaps sweet, sweet music for sweet, sweet (or savoury) popcorn

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The Pop-O-Matic Juke Box Popcorn Maker yearns for a time when music was not delivered via BitTorrent websites and portable MP3 players, but instead streamed directly from coin-operated machines housing individual records. Apparently that’s no longer considered a practical way of doing things, so the Pop-O-Matic opts to deliver delicious movie theatre style popcorn instead of vinyl.

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CES 2008: Samsung’s giant French Door fridge – a breakthrough in late-night snacking technology

Samsung has proudly unveiled its latest French Door refrigerator here at CES. This behemoth easily outstrips all other French Door style units to offer the largest storage capacity of its kind in the market, at a whopping 29 CUBIC FEET. You could probably lose a whole child in that.

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