There’s a plethora of great Android launchers out there (here’s a list of our favorite), but very few of them come from large companies like Microsoft. Though the Redmond giant is one of Google’s biggest
The story that mass panic broke out because of an Orson Welles radio show became part of modern folklore. The idea that hysteria swept America on October 30, 1938, when a 62-minute radio dramatisation
Elon Musk claims at launch that two billion large batteries could provide enough electricity to meet the world’s needs The electric car company Tesla has announced its entry into the energy market, unveiling
The lawyer who revealed crime writer Robert Galbraith was actually Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been fined £1,000 for breaching privacy rules. Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, has
You won't believe it until you get to the end of the video, but this cardboard Tyrannosaurus rex doesn't actually turn its head to look at you -- it's an optical illusion. As if we needed another reason
For 2,000 years, pilgrims and archaeologists have hunted for physical evidence of Jesus and his family, without success. But now an ancient burial box claiming to contain the earliest reference to the
Changing Planet Europe’s Gaia Space Telescope promises to create the most accurate map of the Milky Way galaxy ever attempted. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab; background: ESO/S. Brunier Astronomers plan on the
Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice. The study, involving
Our smartest machines look nothing like we predicted – has the field lost its way, or do we need to rethink what AI actually means, asks Tom Chatfield. Would modern artificial intelligence live up to dreams
Researchers have drawn up the first definitive list of genetic changes that make modern humans different from our nearest ancient ancestors, who died out tens of thousands of years ago. The list amounts
Celebrity fan art is often more creepy than well–crafted, but sometimes, just sometimes, something magical is made. This is one of those times. Worth1000 is a creative contest site that pitches various
If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch.
No other leader in world history has been more scrutinized and ridiculed than Prophet Muhammad. Since the founding of Islam in 632 AD, Christians and Jews have described the Prophet of Allah as a blasphemer,
To see what's really at stake in this week's autumn statement from George Osborne, do yourself a favour: duck out of the Westminster argy-bargy, hit the M1 and don't stop until you've reached Manchester.
The company that gave us Android is developing androids. Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and
At precisely 10am GMT on 20 January next year, a tiny electronic chip inside Europe's Rosetta spacecraft will flicker into life. The robot probe will then be several hundred million miles from Earth, orbit