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Stimulus goes viral

Stimulus is in the air, and not just in the form of optimistic government handouts.

Dots Gloves: Just the thing for an iPhone winter

Thinking back, those old gloves with the fingers cut off were a triumph of rationality over common sense. Useful, but kinda pointless. Fortunately, glove...

Breathing life into deceased digital estates

Having one's head crammed full of digital passwords is a fairly recent phenomenon. So it's no surprise that almost no one has considered the...

Assisted-walking with Honda's new 'Robolegs'

The global economic crisis might have ravaged the once mighty Japanese auto industry, but it's good to see that Honda continues to flex its...

Assisted-walking with Honda’s new ‘Robolegs’

The global economic crisis might have ravaged the once mighty Japanese auto industry, but it's good to see that Honda continues to flex its...

Top 10 Social Networks for Entrepreneurs

Mashable recently posted a terrific summary of the Top 10 Social Networks for Entrepreneurs. Some of these you will have heard of - perhaps you even use one or two regularly (LinkedIn is the obvious example). But it's worth exploring all ten, if only to peruse the voluminous amount of business tips and links to further useful resources and people.

Apple dispenses with Macbook keyboard

A recent ONN story broke news that Apple was replacing keyboards on its popular Macbook range a big iPod-like scroll wheel. (video embedded below).

Google releases the gBall… eh herm

Gotta love Google. It's not enough that they have a kick-arse global business. They have a wicked sense of humour, too. In October last year, Google...

What your business should learn from Iceland's collapse

The great Michael Lewis is probably the best and most readable chronicler of the current financial crisis. In this fascinating piece, he investigates the collapse of Iceland, and finds that mass delusion and lack of dissenting voices, products of Iceland's provincial and isolated culture, were keys to this "perfect bubble" and ensuing disaster.

What your business should learn from Iceland’s collapse

The great Michael Lewis is probably the best and most readable chronicler of the current financial crisis. In this fascinating piece, he investigates the collapse of Iceland, and finds that mass delusion and lack of dissenting voices, products of Iceland's provincial and isolated culture, were keys to this "perfect bubble" and ensuing disaster.

This is what happens when you start laying off Arts graduates

Some unusual signs have begun appearing taped to lampposts and other streetside objects in Melbourne's trendy St Kilda/Chapel Street areas. The efforts of a deranged man named Craig in search of meaning in a troubled world? Unlikely. But this is what we should expect when people with liberal arts degrees have too much time on their hands.

Hip! Sneakers made from London Underground seats

Eco-conscious footwear company, Above+Below London, is now selling shoes made from material that once adorned seats on London's transport system. The shoes' leather upper parts are made from discarded wallets and the soles from used car tyres. They are assembled in Portugal in non-sweaty shop conditions.

One man's trash is another man's shelter

Twelve-year-old Max Wallack recently won Grand Prize at the recent Design Squad 'Trash or Treasure' competition for his "Home Dome" design - make-shift shelter for the homeless made out of trash.

One man’s trash is another man’s shelter

Twelve-year-old Max Wallack recently won Grand Prize at the recent Design Squad 'Trash or Treasure' competition for his "Home Dome" design - make-shift shelter for the homeless made out of trash.

Online game lets you slap a corporate fat cat

American and European banking executives have been on the receiving end of far greater public criticism than here in Australia. And for the most part, it has been well-earned. Tapping into this anger, online games site addictinggames.com has used the recently passed US stimulus package as the premise for a new flash game entitled Trillion Dollar Bailout.

Surf the Alps with Wii and Google earth

Some technically-minded Germans from the Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence have managed to mashup a Wii balance board to Google Earth and enable you to "surf" the globe. The mind boggles at where this will all be in a decade or two.

Building a Death Star… one dollar at a time

Gadget blog Gizmodo is reporting news (yes, it's certainly news) that one Ryszard Gold went one step further than merely pondering how much a Death Star would cost to build - he calculated it. With an extremely large abacus.

Google Australia adds recent imagery to Victoria Fires Map

Google has just added recent imagery to its interactive map of Victoria, which contains updates on the status and locations of bushfires based on...

Ant Bytes — AA29

With everyone scrambling to figure out exactly what works online – what makes people’s mouse-trigger finger itch and why – it was only a...

Ant Bytes — AA28

CREATIVE ESPRESSO By Stephen Sammartino ************* ANT BYTES CrackBerry, with benefits While entrepreneurs typically relish a 24/7 relationship with their labour of love, many professionals have been dismayed by...

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How to price your product or service in 8 steps with...

The world is littered with products that do little more than cover their cost, and underpaid service industry professionals. But there are some entrepreneurs who set their own prices and receive what they ask with apparent ease. Steve Major teaches you how to become one of these entrepreneurs in this 8-step infographic.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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