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    28 July to 01 August 2014 Tech Universe Digest

Real Life

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The cabin in the dunes

We rented a tiny cabin to stay in while our holiday bach was being built. The cabin was perfect for our needs.

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Reviews

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Recharging your iPhone is simple with Magicstick

The Magicstick iPhone and Kindle charger by Powerocks is an extremely handy gadget to keep in your bag. It weighs only a few grams, is reasonable inexpensive and can recharge your iPhone twice before it has to be recharged itself.

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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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The unexpected delights of Anime

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Desperately looking for TV shows that feature strong females playing leading roles in the world? Give Anime a try — I’ve found 3 shows (so far) that I find are very worth my time.

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04 to 08 August 2014 Tech Universe Digest (final digest)

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Shared Power; The Flush That Burns; Hands Make Work For The Idle; Get The Drop On Drugs; Pill Post; Easy As One Two; Sticky Solution; A Voice Like Yours; Heart In Hand; Cutting Edge; This Is Not A Drill; A Cheap Look; Awake At The Wheel; Wheels Of Fun; Wheels Up; Cup In Hand; A Separate Answer; The Wheel Of Trash; Sensible Triggers; On The Cards; Walk This Way.

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100 guns take us back 100 years

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Ten 105mm Howitzer guns fired 100 rounds in Wellington, New Zealand to mark the 100th anniversary of New Zealand joining the First World War.

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28 July to 01 August 2014 Tech Universe Digest

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Clear Thinking; Take The Plunge; Something In The Air; The Body In Print; Target Acquired. Food For Energy; Feast Or Farming; Breathe Easy; Bike With A Push; Flawed Findings. Hot Snaps; Sensitive Seats; Printers In Space; Just Looking; Growing Plastic. The Best Thing Since Fresh Bread; In The Blood; Phoning In The Rain; No Hiding Place; Sunny Hopes. Money Down The Drain; Looking Good; A Tot Stop; Uphill Special; Slot Cars.

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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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