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Philips announces noise-cancelling Lightning headphones, no batteries required

Last year Philips beat Apple in the race to release the first set of Lightning headphones, and here at CES it's taking a victory lap with another pair that feature active noise cancellation. The Fidelio NC1L headphones plug directly into iOS devices via the Lightning connector and, like their …

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Wireless Charging Comes to 50 Mcdonalds Restaurants in the UK

Burger-chomping McDonalds customers in the UK will soon get the opportunity to wirelessly charge their Qi-compliant (pronounced ‘Chee’) smartphones while in the company’s restaurants, thanks to an extended deal with Air Charge.<p>The good news: There will be more than 600 individual wireless chargers …

Latest rumor of OLED displays in iPhones inspired by report on Foxconn display factory

There are always rumors around that Apple is planning to switch from LCD to thinner, brighter, more power-efficient OLED displays in its iPhones. The latest is a report seemingly originating on Japanese newspaper <i>Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun</i> cited by <i>GforGames</i> via a Chinese site … So take it with the usual …

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

2015 is getting an extra second and that's a bit of a problem for the internet

On June 30th at precisely 23:59:59, the world’s atomic clocks will pause for a single second. Or, to be more precise, they’ll change to the uncharted time of 23:59:60 — before ticking over to the more worldly hour of 00:00:00 on the morning of July 1st, 2015. This addition of a leap second, …

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