Government Imagines Shoving Micro-Robots Down Pipes to Fix Leaks

Someone within government has fallen for the hype about robots being able to do anything more than shit themselves when confronted by some stairs, and genuinely believes that they may be able to do the tasks currently undertaken by our brave all-weather armies of men in fluorescent jackets. So much so that millions of pounds have been set aside to look at the potential to roboticise the underground maintenance works of the distant future. Read More >>

4 Simple Rules for Giving Your New Gadget a Long Life

If you’ve just put down hundreds of pounds in exchange for a polished new gadget, than you want that money to go as far as possible—which means making sure that your device of choice enjoys a long and healthy existence before it heads off for recycling many years down the line. Read More >>

The Complete Guide to Creating More Space on Your Computer

Windows or macOS running out of room and crawling to a halt as a result? Nowhere to store your latest batch of phone photos or iTunes music purchases? Dwindling computer storage space is a problem most of us have to face from time to time, and here’s what you can do to ease the pressure. Read More >>

4 Ways to Help Your Laptop Enjoy a Longer Life

If you’re shelling out hard-earned cash on a laptop, then you want to make sure you get years of service out of it. Some wear and tear (both physical and digital) is inevitable along the way, but if you take good care of your machine you can keep it running smoothly for longer—just like a well-maintained car or bicycle. Read More >>

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How Many Sailors Does it Take to Change 111 Light Bulbs?

Three! In this picture, a small team of sailors replace 111 light bulbs on the super structure of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Read More >>

£100 Light Bulb Swaps Enrage London Cops

Maintenance company Interserve is raking it in changing light bulbs for the Met police, with Scotland Yard shamefully admitting it pays up to £100 a time to have someone come out to an "urgent" light bulb problem. Even non-urgent bulb swaps cost the taxpayer £26 a time, a situation said to infuriate cops who work a little harder to earn their money. [Standard] Read More >>

Government Invests £30,000 in Cycling Charity’s Pothole Location App

The Department for Transport has given cycling charity Cyclists' Touring Club a £30k Christmas bonus, allowing the bike enthusiasts to extend and develop a smartphone app that tells councils where the largest and most dangerous potholes are on our dilapidated streets and roads. Read More >>

Britain’s Mess of Road Potholes Could Cover the Isle of Wight

Stats on the state of our roads have concluded that we have around 295 square miles of potholes in the UK, enough, if combined through some sort of continental drift disaster, to fill an area twice the size of the Isle of Wight. Read More >>

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Quick and Easy MacBook Repairs That’ll Save You a Small Fortune

Everybody's MacBook breaks. At some point or another, the hard drive will shudder to a stop; the display hinge won't hold up anymore; the logic board will cease to function. It's only a matter of time. Fortunately, you can fix most of it yourself. Here's how. Read More >>

Google Street View Could Be the Best Road Crew Ever

Potholes are not a joke. They get in your way, damage your car and make you spill a Starbucks Venti's worth of coffee on your already-dingy upholstered seats. But new research shows that Google Street View may be all municipalities need to correct the problem. Read More >>