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iBeacon launches in Apple Stores, badgers you as you shop

Apple's iBeacon is now live in Apple Stores in the US. It tracks you while you shop, and updates you on offers and deals.

By December 7, 2013


Facebook now charges you to badger celebrities

Harassing celebrities on Facebook will now cost you upwards of a tenner with a new paid messaging tool.

By April 9, 2013


Amplified badgers, cam-driven gnomes: David Cranmer's world

When we first encountered the "Badgermin," we knew we'd stumbled on the work of a crackpot inventor with an enthusiasm for electronic music and, perhaps, taxidermy. He didn't disappoint.

By March 10, 2012


DriveGain iPhone app badgers you to drive better, saves petrol

DriveGain for the iPhone claims to be able to save you cash, smooth out your technique and save you petrol and reduce pollution in one fell swoop.

By November 30, 2010


Ofcom relaxes product-placement rules: This news brought to you by Badger Beer

Ofcom is considering relaxing the rules on product placement. The news reached us as were supping on a refreshing bottle of Badger Beer

By June 30, 2010


Social-media games: Badges or badgering?

Spurred by the breathless hype over Foursquare, marketers and new tech start-ups are turning to points, levels, and badges to keep customers loyal.

By May 3, 2010


How not to get Twitter followers: Our top tips

In the name of research, Don Reisinger badgers, annoys, and alienates his existing Twitter followers, to see if he can get more of them.

By January 15, 2009


When the zombie apocalypse hits, pray you're in Alaska

Real estate site Estately has compiled data on which states stand the best chance of surviving the brain eaters. Live in Alaska and you should be OK. In Jersey, you better have a good plan B.

By March 24, 2014


Crave 80: Ewok Fight Club (podcast)

Oh, there will be a third Ewok spin-off TV movie, if Admiral Sackbar has anything to say about it.

By March 13, 2012


With touch-screen technology, Jell-O sings a song

Two French industrial-design students create "Noisy Jelly," a toy that uses capacitive sensing to make gelatin into an instrument.

By March 29, 2012