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Real Life

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The forbidden bike

An 11 year old girl in Saudi Arabia wants a bicycle. But that’s not a simple desire as girls just don’t have the kind of freedom that lets them ride a bike. The movie Wadjda tells us of one girl who wasn’t going to let that stop her. It’s absolutely worth watching.

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Reviews

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mPowerpad 2 solar charger (review)

After initial excitement at the prospect of a solar charger for my iPhone, iPad and Kindle I was left with disappointment. The mPowerpad 2 Ultra is harder to use than it should be and delivers less than I’d hoped.

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Science and Tech

Scene from Borrowed Light

Put the light back where it belongs

Natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale — a delightful video shows us something we need to know.

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21 to 25 July 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Zinging Along; Life In A Box; Smelly Peril; Yellow Peril; Roll Up, Roll Up. Wrist Easy; Stick With A Buddy; Looks Good On Paper; Rough And Ready; Shaky Design. A Turn Of The Hand; Meta Metal; Flights Of Fans; The Sounds Of Science; Beyond Your Grasp. Blow Up The Light; Pumped Up; Driving Forward; Sit, Don’t Stay; A New Spin. Drinks And Dips; Pick And Print; Seeing Eye Jet; Compound Eyes; Mars In Sight.

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14 to 18 July 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Cook With Flare; Fish Eye View; No Charge; A Bit Dotty; Cracked. The Eyes Show It; White On White; The Other Half; Get Out The Lead Suit; Hit No Miss. Grill Or Fill?; Quick Chip; Where To?; Strong Black; Booting Up. Folded Freedom; Fast And Curious; Fast And Porous; Jump Start; Odd Ball. It’s A Bot!; Waving; Wind Bags; Pew Pew; Face The Wall.

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07 to 11 July 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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A Dry Read; More Than Meets The Eye; Swim Different; Reboot; Vanishing Trick. Money Down The Drain; Forever Golden; Behind You; A Separate Answer; Shaky Charge. On Your Bike; The Bike You Like; The Dog Knows; Forever Focused; Slot Cars. Calorie Crush; Chaired Secret; Flights In Blue; Stop Start Concept; A Ton Of Bricks. Point And Speak; Ship Out Of Water; Air Ship; A Little Progress; Under Glass.

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30 June to 04 July 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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A Brief High; Cool Runnings; Rumble Strips; Brains In The Teeth; A Sound Idea. Take It To Heart; Tongue Twister; Bug Paper; Touching; Salty Solution. Pack It In; Benched; What A Drag; The Sales Track; Pocket Protector. Protect The Veg; Long Livered; Not So Lonely Goatherd; You Are Feeling Sleepy; On Track.

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23 to 27 June 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Out Of The Box; Quick Charge; Beam In The Eye; Breathe Easy; Good Vibrations The Pants Say Ow; Cap That; Yarn In Charge; Three Fold Fun; Take 2. Out For The Count; What Waste?; Down Tools; Hot Tin Roof; Degrading Ideas. Shaped View; Familiar Faces; A New Sort Of Things; Builder Bots; Adding To Subtract. Face The Facts; Steal A Perch; Shared Power; Deep Scan; Squeeze For A Life.

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16 to 20 June 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Cluster Charge; Build A Picture; Broadband Goes Up; Aim, Fire, Shake. Fruit? Vegetable? No, Car; Cueing Up A Cough; In The Drink; Brain Box; Just Add Salt. This Is Not A Drill; Goal; Open And Shut; Easy As One Two; Knock, Knock.

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