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Independent news, views, opinions and reviews on the latest gadgets, games, science, technology and research from Apple and more. It’s about the technologies that change the way we live, work, love and behave.

Apple’s the best damn thing that’s ever happened to Chinese workers

YES, we all know the complaints. That those Chinese workers assembling the Apple products are paid a pittance, it’s all a shame and the company are capitalist bastards for exploiting the poor so.

Or we could look at the actual

Posted: 4th, March 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Company says it invented podcasting before podcasting was possible

CAN you claim to have invented something that technology enabled you to do? Did the first person to pilot a car invent driving? Sure you made the world’s first pencil, but he drew with it. That makes the artist the

Posted: 28th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Taliban now endorse TVs – what programmes won them over?

BETTER known for endorsing holy war and the death penalty for rape victims, the Taleban

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Posted: 27th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google Maps grasses up man cheating on fiance

THE internet has done wonders for people’s sex lives, enabling them to flirt more confidently and meet other people without having to brave a bar filled with stouty burps first. However, with every silver lining is a dirty great raincloud,

Posted: 26th, February 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scientists make suit that give you Spidey Sense!

GREETINGS web-slingers! You may look good in lycra and have a boss that shouts at you all the time, but that’s where you and Spiderman’s similarities end… UNTIL NOW!

Clever science sods have made a

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Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 10 best premium-rate phone lines of the 1980s

IN the 1980s, fans could get close to the stars on telephone chatlines. The messages were pre-recorded. But the billing was

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Posted: 24th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple and Microsoft gadgets are more expensive in Australia because of politicians and their taxes

THE Aussie politicians are getting all angry at the tech companies because Australians have to pay more for their shiny shiny tech than do Americans. But you would think that someone devious

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Posted: 22nd, February 2013 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook fail: New York dentist invites dead football star to open offices

FACEBOOK is a great way to connect your business to its customers. Lalor Creekside Dental asked its Facebook followers to help pick a celebrity to be there for its new office grand opening in April. Who would go to Binghamton,

Posted: 21st, February 2013 | In: Sports, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whinging about salaries at tech companies is plain stupid

THIS does get depressing, vaunted media experts pronouncing on matters economic without actually understanding anything about economics. The Observer’s John Naughton wants us to get all upset about the way that these vast fortunes being made

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Posted: 19th, February 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Driving in Russia: Dash-cam captured madness

THE  meteor  that hit the Urals was recorded by a car’s dashboard camera. Many Russian cars have them. It’s about insurance. Can you prove that the man whose car you drove into the back of stopped very suddenly, as if

Posted: 19th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dell does go private – but why?

IT’S been announced that Michael Dell is going to buy back his company and take it private. The buyout price is $13.65 a share for a total just north of $24 billion. The big questions is: why?

Clearly, the obvious

Posted: 18th, February 2013 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Road rage in Taiwan

TO Taiwan, to see the road rager and his

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Posted: 18th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Business fashions do move in cycles: Another World on BB 10

THAT old DOS computer game, Another World. has just been ported over to the new BlackBerry operating system, BB 10. Which just goes

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Posted: 15th, February 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


83 per cent of radiologists can’t see a gorilla in this CT scan

CAN you see the gorilla? CBS news reports that 83 per cent of radiologists didn’t see

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Posted: 14th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Consumerism, Eh? The £7,000 mobile phone

THIS did rather make me giggle. A company that makes outrageously expensive mobile phones. Their latest

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Posted: 13th, February 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Microsoft’s Excel the most dangerous software in the world?

IS Microsoft’s Excel the most dangerous software in thewWorld? It could be actually. That is, that the very existence of Excel itself makes it the most dangerous software in the world.

There’s

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Posted: 13th, February 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robert Crumb predicted twitter and the internet (photo)

DECADES before it went live, Robert Crumb predicted Twitter and the internet:

“Everyone will be tuned into everything that’s happening all the time! No-one will be left out. We’ll all be normal!”

Crumb a life in photos; the Crumb

Posted: 10th, February 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cosmos watch: Earth like planet spotted but Apophis is going to blow us up

FIRST the good news:

“Using publicly available data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, Earth-sized planets. Since red dwarfs are the most

Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Naples driver’s U-turn meets Monty Python (video)

TO Naples, where a man in a small car is attempting to execute a U-turn in a narrow street. The action heats

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Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1976: the Star Trek cast meet the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise

IT was no coincidence that the first Space Shuttle Orbiter was called Enterprise. Originally named Constitution (in honor of the U.S. Constitution’s Bicentennial), Star Trek fans wrote to President Gerald Ford suggesting an

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Posted: 6th, February 2013 | In: Flashback, Technology, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


France bans lights at night

THE Dark Ages are returning to France. French environment minister Delphine Batho says that from July 1, all non-residential buildings will have to switch off

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Posted: 5th, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No, really, Apple still isn’t avoiding UK tax

THE Sunday Times has done yet another of its pieces on how tech comapnies are avoiding tax in the UK. Given that that paper’s gated, here’s the Telegraph telling us all about it. The real problem here is that Apple …

Posted: 5th, February 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad goes looking for gays in space

HAS Iran run out of monkeys to fire into space ? News is that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is ready and willing to be the first Iranian to orbit the Earth in

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Posted: 4th, February 2013 | In: Politicians, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0