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Motors Review – Volkswagen GTI

Electric Letter | Pixelsmith

First impressions are excellent. The door opens with a satisfying “open” noise, and the seat with the steering wheel in front of it is shaped well for a human body. Putting the key into the keyhole and twisting it makes the car turn on, and then pushing the foot paddles controls going forward. The aforementioned wheel makes the car turn left and right – though disappointingly there are no strafe controls. A surprising design oversight.

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Electric Letter Reborn

Electric Letter

Welcome to RollZero’s Electric Letter, a diamond-sharp powerbomb of lies arriving in your inbox with the force of a million toddlers. Where have we been for the last f...

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A Letter About Eggs

Chad's Letters

Dear British Egg Information Service - First things first. Thank you ever so much for being involved with eggs. I love eggs. I can stare at them for hours on end before ...

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3D Porn

The Shed

80 per cent of the web is flesh coloured. We can't remember where we heard that statistic - probably our own heads - but it tells us that most of the data pinging across...

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A Man Needs a Hat

Pix's Column

A MAN needs a hat. I think that's written down somewhere, in the big book of things a man needs to own if he is to be considered a man. A hat, that's one. A watch, there...

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Mr Kipling's Sex Life

Pix's Column

MR KIPLING is bad in bed. This bombshell was dropped during a TV ad break last weekend and the sheer shock of it immediately smashed at least three distinct taboos in my...

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Internet Everything

The Shed

Remember internet fridges? Obviously you don't, because they never really happened, but there was a time when they were being touted as the next big thing. The idea was ...

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iRod, Apple dildo

The Shed

Apple should make a dildo. The fancy pants tech giant behind the iPod, iMac, iPhone and now the upcoming iPad has a knack of making stuff we've successfully ignored for ...

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No More Threesomes

Pix's Column

LAST month, I turned into a 30-year-old. This threw up a number of problems, chief among which was the acknowledgement that I am now, irrefutably, an adult and am thus o...

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Boring Remote Saves World

The Shed

You know how it is. You're relaxing in front of the telly after a hard day's graft. For 30-60 blissful minutes you enjoy your favourite programme - it could be Eastender...

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Zen Stone MP3 Player

The Shed

In these heady days of robots, teleportation and human colonies on Pluto, it's easy to forget how far we have come. Technology has an uncanny knack of becoming essential...

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Sweden, Second Stop

Geek Adventure

The night after excessive drinking and casual violence. Everyone was feeling awful. I felt like I had been repeatedly savaged by a dog during the night, after which the ...

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Sudden Snow Storm

GM Wint

The sun shone its glorious rays one afternoon, bringing happiness and laughter to Versailles and Velizy. People danced in green meadows singing songs of joy while others...

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