Lifehacker has a guide to remote controlling your torrents using uTorrent's WebUI. It's pretty handy if you want to download a torrent before you get home.
Locals have been queuing to use a bench on their village green - because it is the only place they can make a mobile phone call.
Residents discovered that by standing on the seat they can get a signal. Now the parish council in East Prawle, Devon, is building a 2ft podium for them to use.
The nearest phone mast is two miles away. Link
A single-digit car registration plate was auctioned off for more than $6.8m in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, beating the previous world record by more than 10 times.
The number plate "5" was bought for 25.2 million dirhams ($6.86m) in Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich capital of the UAE.
Businessman Talal Khouri placed the highest bid in the first auction of its kind in the UAE, with the proceeds going to charitable projects for people with special needs.
When asked if number '5' had any meaning to him, his response was in the negative. "The number does not mean anything to me. I will keep it and after my death it will be re-auctioned and probably raise more money that will again be given to charity and humanitarian work," he added.
The price beat a previous world record set last July in Yorkshire, northern England, where the numberplate "M1" was knocked down for £331 500 or $657 160 at current exchange rates. Link
A Chinese botanical garden has painted a horse to look like a zebra and is charging 30p to have a photo taken with it. When asked if the zebra was real, a member of staff said, "it's from Africa. What do you call it, if it's not a zebra?"
A mother who had just paid for her child's picture said, "we saw right away that the zebra is fake, but we are here for fun, so it doesn't really matter." Link
The world's highest swing has been set up on an 1,100ft TV tower in China.
The swing, called "Game for Brave People", is set on a 700ft high viewing platform on the tower in Harbin city, Heilongjiang province.
Participants sit on the steel seat and swing out over the city, beyond the edge of the platform.
Daily Film Dose has posted some of the best movie 'long takes'. I've only seen a few of them but the Children of Men and Irreversible shots are really good. If you have never seen Irreversible and you have a week stomach you are advised to skip watching it.
Those in the UK will of course know about Madeleine McCann, a girl who was abducted in Portugal last Thursday. Whilst I appreciate that the Portugese police work differently to those in the UK and the fact that they do not reveal much information in order to not jeopardise any future trials, I don't see any point in releasing an e-fit that looks like (to quote the Daily Mail) an "egg with a side-parting".
The NYTimes has a piece on the upcoming Simpsons movie. They interview the writers of the show who discuss the reasons behind the movie and the problems they've faced. They don't reveal what the movie will be about though.
If you walk in a straight line around the world, what countries will you pass through? This Google mashup will show you.
Nokia has conducted research into how people carry their mobile phones.
# 60% of men carry their phone in the right trouser pocket, positioned to be reachable by their dominant (right) hand.
# 61% of women like keep their phone in a handbag, despite 50% missing calls 'cos they can't get to it in time.
# Older males tend to prefer wearing belt pouches
I carry my phone in my left pocket despite being right-handed. Wear do you carrying your phone?