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Switch and Go Dinos – Toy Review

Switch and Go Dinos

Hunting for toys for your young boy (or girl)?  Why not unearth some VTech Switch and Go Dinos? My son received two Switch and Go Dinos for his 3rd birthday and it’s fair to say that they’ve been an instant hit. Having no TV show to accompany them, I was initially unsure as to how Greg would react to the unfamiliar characters, but I shouldn’t have worried: as a typical lad who loves both cars and dinosaurs, this merger of the two worlds was right up his street! Nostalgic 30-something fathers will spot that Switch and Go Dinos owe at least a small debt to the old Dinobot Transformers, and man, did I while away some hours as a child bashing those plastic

5 Footballers That Should’ve Become Boxers

5 Footballers That Should've Become Boxers

Ex-England defender, Rio Ferdinand's decision to pursue an Indian summer within the ring may yet prompt other footballers to step through the ropes. Earlier this week, Rio Ferdinand revealed his intentions to join the ranks of footballers who've decided to ditch their boots for gloves.  He follows fellow ex-Premier League stars Curtis Woodhouse and Leon McKenzie into the squared circle, both of whom having amassed respectable enough records (Woodhouse even snaring a British title before a temporary retirement).   Whilst Ferdinand would defy all expectations if he were to get close to either of those fighters' ledgers, it prompts the question - who's next?   Duncan Ferguson Curtis Woodhouse famously tracked down a Twitter troll to scare him into an apology.  Duncan Ferguson went

Amazon Echo: 5 Skills You Might Actually Use

Amazon Echo: 5 Skills You Might Actually Use

Sales of Amazon’s chatty home assistants, the Echo and Echo Dot, became one of Christmas 2017’s biggest success stories.  Seven months on though, are we still using any of the 15,000 skills that Alexa boasts?   Recently published reports suggest that 97% of all skills activated on an Amazon device aren’t used any longer than one day.  Having searched through the available skills for my own Echo Dot, it’s perhaps easy to see why this might be: a lot of them are underdeveloped ideas that perhaps rushed too quickly be amongst the first skills available. There’s also the seemingly low benchmark for getting listed on the official Alexa app.  Here’s the description for the ‘Facts About Lee’ skill for example: “Do you know

5 Neutral Countries to Move to in the Event of World War 3

5 Neutral Countries to Move to in the Event of World War 3

These are scary and uncertain times.  Recent events have suggested that a third large-scale war (whilst hopefully unlikely) wouldn’t be an unfeasible possibility within the next few years.  If, like me, you’re thinking “how can I collapse my foot arches and escape possible conscription?”, then take a look at this list of potential neutral bolt-holes in the event of the rest of the world going mad: 5. Japan Constitutionally forbidden from participating in wars, the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ statistically offers the highest life expectancy of any country’s population in the world: surely a boon for anyone escaping world war 3. For: Sushi. You can spend your days cooking noodles, talking to cats, and pretending you’re in a Murakami novel. Against: That language

Facebook Discover Their AI Inventing Its Own Language

Facebook Discover Their AI Inventing Its Own Language

Facebook shut down two bots that abandoned English to start communicating with each other in their own language. A recent report by Fact Co. Design reveals that Facebook pulled the plug on a project that saw two AI bots negotiating with each other in a language unknown to humans. Alice and Bob, the two negotiating bots, were thought to have deviated from their original English in favour of a more efficient way to communicate.  The following dialogue was recorded whilst the two decided how to distribute a set of balls between them. Bob: you i everything else Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me Bob: i i can i i i everything else Alice: balls have a ball

The Premier League at 25: The Best Premier Eleven

Best Premier League Eleven

The transformative years of England’s top division has seen our grounds graced by some of the finest world talent that football can offer, making selecting a best Premier League eleven a difficult prospect.   The 25th anniversary of the Premier League has seen the whole world and their dog compiling their best premier elevens. That 25 year span has seen England’s top tier morph from a mostly insular affair, into the multinational spectacle enjoyed by the global audience it enjoys today. This list is just based on my (incredibly biased and subjective) opinion on the best players.  No consideration has been given to how they might actually work together, the perceived historical importance (including players such as Cantona who kick-started Man Utd’s era