Boffins discover dead cockroaches make the best fridge magnets. Wait, you got a research grant for that?
Here's a worrying video showing how easy it is to hack the new Furby Connect toy via a mobile phone app and its insecure Bluetooth protocol connectivity. But we love the idea of a shop full of Furbies chanting "We shall build a wall" and then launching into a Rickroll!
For the lawyer who has everything – or at least more money than taste (and we quote)...
"A delightful Victorian fireside wing chair with a twist, The Barrister chair has been lovingly restored then reupholstered in a quirky mix of charcoal pinstriped suiting and black patent leather piping, paired with hand-applied matching black patent leather-wrapped legs. Dressed with genuine barrister bands and scroll arms and neck, the crowning glory of The Barrister chair is its traditional detachable court gown, which graces the chair with a statuesque presence worthy of any court room. Exposed and encased 'time capsules' are integrated into each side of the chair, showcasing an eclectic mix of genuine antique hand-written legal notes circa 1850, wax-sealed documents and a judge’s wig to finish off this truly one-off piece."
A snip at £6110.00 (US$7560.00)
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