Weird Tech on TechRadar

29th May 2009 | 09:31

Weird Tech on TechRadar

A collection of all the Weird Tech round-ups from the site

Here at TechRadar we like to keep our eye out for the more bizarre stories in the world of technology, and it's amazing just how far the frontiers of pointless science can be pushed.

Weird Tech is our weekly round-up of these stories, where we doff our caps to the strange, weird and wonderful in the world of technology.

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Here's a collection of our recent Weird Tech features.

How to explain the internet to the authorities
Plus astronaut underpants and pylon art
12 August 2010

Pop star rages at game from beyond the grave
Plus a robot that achieves its ambitions
30 July 2010

XeroDeath69 changed his name to Ian Collingwood
Plus general net despair and something lighthearted about bananas
9 July 2010

Leonard Nimoy takes on Terminator role
Plus X-ray specialist material for skeletal fetishists
18 June 2010

Online horseplay for the MMO community
Plus 3 other stories not as good as a horse-based MMORPG
11 June 2010

Dolphin frustrated by lack of Flash support
Plus pretending to go to Mars and monkey/robot interfaces
4 June 2010

Videogames in shocking 'good news' claim
Plus insect apps and constitutional shame
28 May 2010

Keep forgetting to drink water? There's an app for that
Plus the ultimate home-made robot war suit
21 May 2010

New dating site restricted to Apple users
Ugly Windows and Linux users need not apply
7 May 2010

Mouth perfected - ear, nose & throat engineer required
Plus robots and space for all you weird news traditionalists
30 April 2010

Don't mention the war
The internet loses its only joke, plus eBay shame and the app of extreme guilt
23 April 2010

Storing inane thoughts is a basic human right
And what's been keeping Richard Madeley amused?
16 April 2010

Huge astrological rocks thrown at Brian Cox
Plus iPhone stalking tips for those that go out and a lady robot for those that don't
9 April 2010

At last! Technically enabled underpants
And a very exciting update about innovations in roof tiles
2 April 2010

Philly Flash Mobs in police 'Lockdown'
Plus some Facebook and sex things to boost casual traffic
26 March 2010

Depressed and marginalised? There's an app for that
And how a lucky couple won the Twitter marriage-paying-for lottery
12 March 2010

Has anyone seen a blue 02 plate Ford Focus?
Never lose another car again - and how to control the iPhone with your mind
05 March 2010

Jetpack commercialisation attempt #214
And how to order some food to throw up from within it
26 February 2010

Dog tweets are the 'Next Big Thing'
Plus the latest drug-dealer geo-tagging news
19 February 2010

Poirot 'not required' thanks to vigilant phone
Plus dog tweets and tough northern data centres
12 February 2010

Orbital Turtles and the Mustard Alarm
Those are two hot new bands we're really into right now
5 February 2010

Kirstie Allsopp in 'Greggs' Twitter rage
Plus electric sheets and a mobile phone for rich Uncle Derek
29 January 2010

Never joke about bombs...
...or wash your USB sticks - and other tech lifestyle tips
22 January 2010

Roll up! Roll up! Rare lady-based tech story!
Plus shock celebrity Twitter sulking sensation
15 January 2010

Escaped convict uses Facebook to taunt police
And eBay carries out a citizen's arrest, saving a fridge
1 January 2010

Film released showing public transport working in snow
Brits shocked
25 December 2009

Chinese couple swap child for mobile phone
Child offended as they only got a PAYG job from Alcatel
18 December 2009

Get superhero powers by taking a cheap flight
Plus dinosaur theft and shareholder-approved comedy
11 December 2009

Lost laptops and misplaced romance
Hang on while I Tweet my undying love to 57 strangers
4 December 2009

Morocco test fires man-rocket
Plus bad news for Americans who exchanged sexy texts in 2001
27 November 2009

IBM creates computer that thinks like a cat
Wants to go outside even though it's just been outside
20 November 2009

Avoid the crime with top tech alibis
Then make amends for your wicked ways with Bible Navigator X
13 November 2009

Sexy texting on the rise among pensioners
Countdown's ratings decline explained
6 November 2009

Jacko gets top billing in Celebrity Twitter seance
And the Romanians sailing a balloon to the Moon
30 October 2009

Tech makes wedding proposals painless
Perhaps he could take her out for a Windows 7 burger after?
23 October 2009

Can't type, I'm just so busy jogging
Plus two stories featuring the word "trek"
16 October 2009

America declares WAR on the Moon
Plus "net scare story of the week" and tedious celebrity lives
9 October 2009

Jack Thompson turns on Facebook
$40m now the going rate for getting slagged off online
2 October 2009

Too lazy to order coffee? There's an app for that
Plus, how bored will you get of the net if you live forever?
25 September 2009

Google embraces offline paper-based media
Plus print-out-and-keep Danish baby scandal
18 September 2009

Happy robot monster will trigger heart attacks
And the Daily Mail has a go at doing some proper science
11 September 2009

Red wigs at the IFA fringe
Plus the latest breaking washing machine news
4 September 2009

Is this really Nessie's Facebook profile?
Plus the pogo stick that gives you a nine-foot boost
28 August 2009

Cosy up to Marilyn Monroe, as long as you're properly dead
Plus how to jump-start your heart the easy way
21 August 2009

A UFO? Get the worst camera in the house!
Plus how to send your ironic in-jokes to possible aliens
14 August 2009

Social sites for dentists who believe in Martians
Bored student dentist or conspiracy theorist? Come on in!
7 August 2009

Can jailbroken iPhones really aid drug dealers?
Plus: Super-sub to shatter 115mph underwater record
31 July 2009

Creepy phone app exposes your digital ID
Plus: Meet the robot bride, and more
24 July 2009

Crime-fighting Japanese robo-insects are the future
Plus the nudist's version of Facebook, GPS puffins and more
17 July 2009

Bleeding billboards shock drivers into safer driving
Plus remote-controlled Zeppelin in thwarted prison break
10 July 2009

Flesh-eating clock has a taste for flies
Plus the miniature drill, jet-powered quad bike
3 July 2009

Sega makes robot girlfriend for lonely men
Plus: play Mario using a musical instrument, and more
26 June 2009

4,000C flame jet to drill to centre of Earth
Plus: kosher search engine lets you Koogle
19 June 2009

'Lightsabre' blowtorch to annihilate dental plaque
Plus: Suicide snakes, tiny USB microwaves, and more
12 June 2009

Missile-powered bike breaks 200mph barrier
Plus buy your own flying car in 2011 and more
5 June 2009

Control in-car tech with a glance of your eye
Plus a foot-operated arm and broken eggshell
29 May 2009

GPS chip for crims adds in a dose of cyanide
Plus farm-in-a- skyscraper destined for New York?
22 May 2009

Italy sends swarm of robot spiders into space
Plus the 'flying machine' barrel rolling 1,500ft under the sea
15 May 2009

Meet the thought controlled wheelchair
Plus, control Mario with your tongue and tiny helicopters
8 May 2009

iPhone app tells you how to avoid swine flu
Plus high energy 'double laser' unleashed
1 May 2009

How (not) to swallow an iPod Shuffle
Plus: the business cards made from meat and lasers
24 April 2009

Game Boy headset drugs you while you play
Plus the self-guiding bullets that adjust to weather
17 April 2009

Is your hand the TV remote of the future?
Plus the Wiimote lawnmower - and power boards!
10 April 2009

Do the Spanish bull-run without risk of death
Plus free pizza, brain-controlled bots and bar stool trouble
3 April 2009

Man risks life for slow-mo walnut explosion photo
Plus: new biometric ID system using the knee and more
27 March 2009

X-rated Twitpic images blamed on 'bug'
Plus human machines in five years in this week's Weird Tech roundup
13 March 2009

Bionic eye restores blind man's sight
Plus: 2km vodka pipeline in Russia and more in this week's Weird Tech
6 March 2009

100,000 sq mile sunshade to stop global warming?
Plus bullet-crushing orange goo and more in Weird Tech
27 February 2009

Irish traffic computer fines 'Mr Driving Licence'
Plus transparent Chinese city and more in this week's Weird Tech
20 February 2009

'Death bus' delivers execution to your door
Plus: US army unleash EMP grenade, and more, in Weird Tech
13 February 2009

Cops smash traffic light conspiracy
Plus: Wii remote in murder attempt and more in this week's Weird Tech
6 February 2009

Jet engines to be fuelled by waste chicken parts
Plus: remote-controlled flying beetle and more in this week's Weird Tech
30 January 2009

Wii Fit miracle helps paralysed girl walk again
Plus: Murder over Facebook and more in this week's Weird Tech
23 January 2009

'Extreme golfer' in flying car quest to Timbuktu
Plus loud gamers get arrested and more, in this week's Weird Tech
16 January 2009

Google Street View finds kidnapped child
Plus wind turbine in UFO attack in this week's Weird Tech round-up
9 January 2009


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