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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - how fans reacted

Were they excited? You bet they were. Watch some of the best reactions to the new Star War from around the web<p>Star Wars fans rejoiced on Thursday when a new trailer was released during the <b>Star Wars Celebration</b> exhibition in the US.<p>The launch of the second teaser was greeted with feverish …

Desktops aren't dead: HP adds new towers for back-to-school

Following its recent announcement of new back-to-school laptops and hybrids , HP is now adding a new series of desktops, covering budget systems, performance machines and all-in-ones.<p>Desktop PCs have long been something of an afterthought for many computer makers, with much of their recent efforts …

Computer Hardware

Woz: We've made machines too important

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I am writing this at the behest of my leader, the Lady Laptop.<p>For a number of years now, she has tried to explain to me who's boss. I have offered resistance. Ignorant resistance. She tired of trying to …

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

Score<p>Initiated by Courtney Love, this candid doc shows Kurt as a complex, irrational human being<p>You hear a lot of things about Kurt Cobain, some of …

Wayward Russian spacecraft expected to re-enter atmosphere

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unmanned Russian spacecraft originally bound for the International Space Station will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere after flight controllers lost contact with it, American astronaut Scott Kelly said Wednesday.<p>The spacecraft that lost contact with flight controllers will re-enter the …

Space Exploration

Tattoos may stop Apple Watch from working

Your mother hates your tattoos. So does your Apple Watch, apparently.<p>Tattooed wrists can prevent the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor from functioning properly, according to some customers.<p>Since the Apple (AAPL) Watch uses your heart rate to determine whether you're wearing it, you might not be able …

TORUK: The First Flight Show

THE CHOREOGRAPHERS WITH THEIR THINKING CAPS ON<p>The professional paths of long-time collaborators Tuan Le and Tan Loc crossed for the first time in …

Cirque du Soleil

Avignon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Photograph: Bernard Jaubert/Bernard Jaubert/incamerastock/Corbis<p>Palais des Papes in the heart of the town.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/24/1429891421956/5be4813d-4f32-4122-9ca7-89742a81cd3d-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Bernard Jaubert/Bernard …

Facebook explains why it needs Instagram, WhatsApp, AND Messenger

"There's a theory that in five years, all your products will morph into one. Maybe it'll be called WhatsInstaMessage," said panel moderator Mary Meeker.<p>The key, it turns out, is simplicity: Facebook and Facebook Messenger are only getting bigger and more complicated. Apps that do one thing, and do …

Apps

Watch SpaceX test its amazing SuperDraco rockets from a few feet away

The Space Shuttle was cool in action, but on paper it sounded like a particularly capacious way to get to work in the mornings. Spaceships should really have cooler names. Elon Musk's SpaceX understands this — the private company's newest Dragon craft is equipped with four SuperDraco pods, each …

The joy of sticks: let's celebrate the return of the specialist gaming controller

With the return of epic space shooters and the rise of virtual reality, elaborate game controllers are on the way back<p>I can remember my first proper joystick. It was the mid-80s and my dad had brought us a Commodore 64, “to do homework on and stuff”. He wasn’t fooling anyone, least of all himself; …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

This Stunning App Made Me Wish All Textbooks Were On iPad

When I say textbook, you probably think something along the lines of “boring” or “meh,” but a new app called Earth, A Primer for iOS brings boring old geology textbooks into the addictive, interactive future.<p>The app is a beautiful way to explore the world and how it came to be. The app takes the …

Apps

Microsoft did a smart thing by bringing Windows 10 to a $35 PC

This is a quiet but important announcement that shows just how much Microsoft has changed under Satya Nadella.<p>Raspberry Pi is a hugely popular little PC — it's really just a tiny circuit board with a main processor (a CPU), a bunch of memory, and the plugs that let you hook it up to input/output …

Apple testing mysterious cars with roof-mounted cameras

Apple appears to be testing a pool of cars near San Francisco that are equipped with powerful camera rigs. A Claycord blog has published photos of a car that CBS affiliate KPIX 5 has confirmed is leased to Apple. The mysterious cars have been spotted a number of times over the past several months …

Cary Elwes on The Princess Bride: ‘I know what my epitaph will be’

Since its release in 1987, The Princess Bride has built a devoted following – nowhere more so than in the Freeman household. Hadley Freeman takes her family along to meet its dashing star Cary Elwes<p>Back in 1987, my mother took my little sister Nell and me to see a new movie she’d read something …

Dress Codes

Scientists pledge to increase interference with the Church | Dean Burnett

UK Church groups have recently been criticised for campaigning against the legalisation of mitochondrial donation. As their efforts failed, a group of emboldened scientists has vowed to turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion<p>The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently …

Church of England

Apple-IBM venture offers up first iOS apps

The partnership between Apple and IBM is starting to bear fruit.<p>The companies, which in July struck a deal to deliver mobile apps to big businesses, on Wednesday released 10 apps as part of the IBM MobileFirst for iOS product line. The apps span industries including airlines, telecommunications, …

Apple's 'unwritten rules' spark discontent among some app developers

Developers and observers suspect there is a power struggle within Apple after a number of high-profile third-party iPhone apps using iOS 8’s extra functionality were approved - and then rejected for unexplained reasons.<p>In one case, the rejected app used a technique that was shown off by Apple’s …

New ultrasound chip could be a leap forward in cheap medical imaging

A scanner the size of an iPhone that you could hold up to a person's chest and see a vivid, moving, 3D image of what's inside is being developed by …

Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled

With its sportscar cockpit and dragonfly wings that fold in neatly behind the cabin, it looks like something straight out of the Batcave or Q’s secret laboratory. But the creators of AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster insist their innovation is more than just a boy’s toy dreamt up by science fiction fans. …

Lockheed Martin's new fusion reactor might change humanity forever

This is an invention that might change civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor developed by Skunk Works, the stealth experimental …

Slack is now the fastest-growing workplace software ever

And it has $120 million in new funding to push it forward<p>Slack has become a big enough deal that it almost makes you care about enterprise software. The company, which integrates a kind of sophisticated group chat with dozens of other software services that your company may already use, has spread …

Boko Haram says it will not release girls

Islamist group's leader dismisses government's ceasefire claims and says kidnapped girls have been married off<p>Boko Haram denied that they had agreed to a ceasefire in a new video obtained on Friday by the news agency AFP, describing the Nigerian government claims as a lie and apparently ruling out …

Fun With C# and HP Laserjets

Monday, December 29, 2003<p>I wasn’t sure if I should put this article under “Code” or “Humor”, since it contains both. Ultimately it is much funnier …