AshBalls #2: ‘Stuck abroad? Get luggage home more easily’

More Eyjafjallajokull AshBalls from hi-tech luggage vendor LiveLuggage (you can just imagine Monty Python’s Graham Chapman speaking this over tinkly background musak…) As thousands of stranded passengers have found out during the travel chaos, being stuck abroad is bad enough, without having walk miles with luggage. Power-assisted and anti-gravity cases from Live Luggage help take some of the strain out of this situation. A new breed of case chassis with a patented ‘Anti-Gravity’ handle system. Easily manoeuvrable case which feels almost weightless when fully loaded.  Live Luggage features power-assisted wheels with in-built pan-cake motors for power-assistance for going up gradients. … Continue reading AshBalls #2: ‘Stuck abroad? Get luggage home more easily’

Outsourcery claims IT ‘AshBalls’ first

The first example of technology PR referencing the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull’s dust plume besetting UK air travel has just drifted into E&T‘s email Inboxes. Hats-off to the annoyingly-named unified communications services provider Outsourcery for seizing the opportunity to leverage the national crises as a hook to plug an event that it’s hosting next week. Volcano dust ‘flight chaos’ fails to disrupt technologically savvy SMEs The fall out (literally) from the Icelandic volcano dust continues to ground all flights in the UK and Europe with the consequence that business travel has been severely affected due to flight cancellations.  However, the growing number of ‘technology savvy’ organisations … Continue reading Outsourcery claims IT ‘AshBalls’ first

‘Acidhead Dr Who’ secret unearthed

Another attempt to spin even more interest in the new series of Dr Who by raking over old internal BBC memos, has been revealed by a confidential BBC News Web story. Among secrets from the programme’s past – disinterred from BBC archives by the BBC publicity department – is the revelation that the Doc’s first regeneration was designed to be modelled on a bad acid trip. Continue reading ‘Acidhead Dr Who’ secret unearthed

Strange daze for Jim Morrison spotters?

It’s a hardly-known fact that in the same way that Fab Four fans could buy Beatle wigs and suits, a limited amount of merchandising around their Stateside contemporaries The Doors was also released. Costing $4.95 in 1969, the ‘realistic-looking’ Jim Morrison wig/beard combo transformed any wannabe Lizard King into an approximation of the iconic frontman. A pair of squeaky snakeskin slacks, and jug of cheap Californian wine to swig from, completed the ensemble. Although taken off the market when the great man died in 1971, Jim Morrison beard/wigs sets do occasionally come up on eBay. Little wonder then that the authenticity that some newly-discovered footage … Continue reading Strange daze for Jim Morrison spotters?

Italian ‘robot Beckham’ is up for the cup

Engineering & Technology magazine has exclusive news today on how David Beckham will be helping his England team mates prepare for the World Cup finals with the help of a footballing robot developed in Italy. The training aid, already dubbed ‘Robobecks’, is operated by remote control from pitch-side. Best news for England supporters is that it will also let the team’s goalkeepers practice facing up to penalty takers they’re likely to come up against in shootouts during the tournament in South Africa. Continue reading Italian ‘robot Beckham’ is up for the cup