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How to solve the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that stumped parents and teachers

I set this maths puzzle yesterday. Now for the solution. It wasn’t pretty, folks, but we got there in the end<p>The challenge was to fill in the above snake with the digits 1 to 9, using each digit only once. The colon “:” means divide, and you must follow the standard order of operations, meaning …

New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life

The brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Samsung will provide bulk of Apple’s A9 chips for iPhone 6s

Apple has been trying to wean itself from being dependent on Samsung’s smartphone components for years, but breaking up is proving nearly impossible to do.<p>According to a report from Recode, Apple is turning back to Samsung to make the next-generation A9 processors that will make their way into the …

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'Woman on top' is most dangerous sex position, scientists conclude

It might have emancipated women from the drudgery of the 'Missionary Position', but it seems that men are paying a painful price for revolution in the bedroom.<p>"Woman on top" is the most dangerous sex position, according to a new scientific study.<p>Scientists have found that the position, dubbed …

Bosnia leads global search for missing with expertise on bones

TUZLA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnia was still digging up the bones of its own when those of others began arriving in boxes from the tsunami-struck shores of Southeast Asia a decade ago.<p>Forensic experts of the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) work on trying to identify the remains of …

AirAsia flight: first pictures released of plane wreckage under water

Hopes of finding AirAsia flight 8501’s black boxes were raised on Wednesday after divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle spotted the missing plane’s tail in the Java Sea, the first confirmed sighting of any major wreckage 11 days after it disappeared with 162 people on board.<p>Powerful currents …

Seagate and LaCie debut fashionable/wireless hard drives for iOS and Mac ahead of 2015 CES

Seagate and its LaCie subsidiary have announced five new hard drives just ahead of this week’s 2015 CES, including two new iOS-compatible wireless models and three new Mac-only disks. All except one will be available in January from the company’s web sites.<p>Seagate Wireless<p>Seagate Seven<p>Seagate …

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Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

FREE Webinar – Innovation is All About Change | Innovation, Change and Digital Transformation

The hardest part of making any change is taking that first step. We may point our shoulders in the direction we want to travel, but planning our …