iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner does your housework

iRobot was founded in 1990 (then called IS Robotics) by Rodney Brooks, Colin Angel (CEO) and Helen Greiner.  The company was originally involved with space exploration by robots and worked with organizations such as NASA where they developed a robot for lunar exploration. Cool huh! However in 1997 after they had developed at AutoCleaner for someone else, a team was gathered to build the world’s first affordable home floor cleaning robot. Since 2002 iRobot have sold over 6 million home cleaning robots.  6 million? What sort of people have these? They must be just used in offices or hotels, places with large open spaces, I […]

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New 4s iPhone Twitter app has protected tweets #140

I’ve finally joined the iPhone 4s club ! When the phone arrived I must admit I was a little nervous about transferring all of the information from one iPhone to the other, I’d heard of people losing information and I don’t have the best of records with iTunes. Before registering the new micro Sim I … Backed up my iPhone to Orange backup Backed up to iCloud iOS5 Synced the iPhone with iTunes Now I was ready.. There was a problem with completing the Sim Swap on line, there was no option for my plan oddly – but Orange did it all […]

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SoundHound can name that tune, just sing or hum.

What song is this – What’s that track – Tra la la. Is that a familiar question? All day you have had that annoying song going around in your head, you have no idea what the artist or the title of the track is, and you only know a few words, which doesn’t come up in a Google search. (Yes this is me!) SoundHound could let you keep your sanity! SoundHound is a music recognition application by SoundHound Inc. which can recognise tracks from your singing – well most of the time, and that’s with my bad singing!  It is said to […]

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How to find the IMEI on iPhone and other codes

While I was looking for my IMEI number on the iPhone I found a secret shortcut code list; codes that you dial into the phone. Here are some of those codes – including… How to find your iPhone IMEI number.  *#06# – Displays your IMEI *777# and tap Call – Account balance for prepaid iPhone# *225# and tap Call – Bill Balance (Postpaid only) *#43# and tap Call – Determine if call waiting is enable *#61# and Press Call – Check the number for unanswered calls *#67# and Press Call – Check the number for call forwarding when the iPhone […]

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Social networking at its best with Favo.rs

Favo.rs is a social networking platform where users can trade help for free.  Favo.rs officially launched about two weeks ago and as far as I can make out is the work of Adam Rodnitzky, George Aspland and Scott Roberts who are all listed as co-founders. I signed up today for favo.rs and I have enjoyed helping a few people out, and finding out all about it, I think it is going to be a great “help” to all. It is simple to sign up – you can just log in with your Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter and link the others and […]

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Facebook video scam puts convincing personal message on your wall

More scams …. I got this today – on my Facebook wall – shared by one of my friends, you might think it is authentic as it had my name in it. It shows the link as a blogspot address which if you look at it – doesn’t look too real – UYTUTIUYUIUIOU looks like someone had a heart attack at the keyboard. There is usually a telltale sign that says its a fake share – that is it on this one, apart from the fact it has a possible explicit picture beside the message.  There was another similar one […]

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