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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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09 to 13 June 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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The Band Plays On; Invested; It’s A Wrap; Suitable Conditions; In The Dark. Groovy; Rocking; Heart On Sleeve; Joined Up Thinking; Joined Up Driving. Cup In Hand; Cool Trip; Warm Dip; Hot Tip; Cop On Hand. Kick Different; Watch Out; Geckos And Ladders; Smashing; Low Beam. Going Up?; Colour Your World; How Do You Feel?; Look There; On The Dot.

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03 to 06 June 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Tooth For A Tooth; Sunny Or Not; No Riding On The Flat; Hands-Off Approach; No Seat Drivers. Muck Into Water; Phone Alone; Flag That Boat; On The Boil; Super Cool. One Way To Go; Around The World In 180 Steps; By Degrees; Tingling Touch; A Dog’s Life. A Matter Of Balance; Beats By Dr; Terror For Cells; Stack The Fuel; Power Wrap.

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20 to 30 May 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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A Nod To Racing; A New Charge; On The Road; In The Hole; Flush Drive. Birds Eye View; Put A Lid On It; Stay Focussed; Top Off The Lake; Sounding Blue. Stay In Touch; Heart Warming; Turn The U; Stemming The Problem; Not A Fridge Magnet. Ride Goes Before A Fall; Polymer Heal Thyself; Outside Power; 300 In One; Sun On The Water. Lose Weight Fast; Press One For Resuscitation; Insights In Sight; Inside Spin; Something In The Air. Go Bananas; Light All The Way; No More Secrets; Soft Touch; Stay In Touch. The Wheel Of Trash; Clever Crocs; Under Wraps; Light Ride; The Board Shows Go. Want Your Earth TV?; Blowing In The Wind; Can See The Trees In The Forest; Wheels Down; Moving House.

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12 to 16 May 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Flat Head; Growing With Plastic; The Smells, The Smells!; Brain Buzz; Sensible Triggers. New Face; New Friend; A Cut Above; A Little Read; Quick Change. Looking Good; Bend All The Things; Shirt Alert; Shirt Avert; Give A Bird A Shirt. Smoke And Mirrors; The Flying Eye; On The Clock; Sticky Solution; Pipes Away.

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28 April to 02 May 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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A Closer Look; Look, No Wires; Light And Bright; Skewed Data; That’s A Shock. Sneak Peek; Leading Story; Dust To Dust; Clean Off The Dust; Water Works. A Tot Stop; Fine Print; In The Pink; Shapes Of Reality; Drink, Drought And Dirt. Jump To It; Blade Runner; Airy Cleaner; Hiding The Jewels; Genes Inside. Clean As A Car; Awake At The Wheel; Heated Waste; Bulk Housing; Water Troubles Bridges.

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23 to 24 April 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Give Back The Light; Drink Or Drive?; Up, Out And Aweigh; Deaf To The Pleas; A Jump To The Left. A Quick High; Stump Up; Scrap Filters; Sweet Pee; Wave To The Light.

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