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11 hidden features in Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Every release of Android brings with it improvements and fixes, many of which make your phone more secure from hackers and add new, useful features. …

Android News

Moto X (2015) specs rumor: 3600 mAh battery, 5.5- inch FHD display and more

HellomotoHK is home to many a Motorola leak, and they seem to have a good inside scoop on the upcoming Moto X (2015). Not only did they recently give us a look at a gold/white version of the upcoming Motorola flagship, but today they are giving us a healthy list of specs.<p>The most exciting bit of …

Monster swell: surfers in Australia tackle once-in-a-decade waves – in pictures

Daredevils in Western Australia have been braving waves as tall as 18 metres – more than five storeys – as a swell caused by a low-pressure system over the Indian Ocean swept the coast. One surfer broke his leg in Margaret River as he came crashing down ‘probably the biggest wave ever ridden in …

Surfing

Here's how Google checks for lag on your Android phone

Yes, Google hates lag on smartphones as much as you do -- enough so that the search giant has a robot dedicated to spotting that delay between your finger input and what happens on screen. Meet the Chrome TouchBot, an OptoFidelity-made machine that gauges the touchscreen latency on Android and …

Android News

David Cameron to revive right to buy in Queen's Speech

David Cameron pledges to help 1million people onto the housing ladder as one of World's biggest property companies warns prices could rise by a fifth over the next five years<p>David Cameron will this week push ahead with plans to revive the right to buy scheme as one of the world's biggest property …

Google Maps update will add better traffic alerts, alternate route suggestions

An update to Google Maps will make sure you know how long it will take to get to where you’re going (and why).<p>When you enter a destination into Google Maps, you’ll now be met with a traffic summary of the suggested route. Maps will also alert you to traffic conditions as you drive so you know if …

Android Wear Smartwatches Now Support Google Maps

This week Google has started rolling out its latest Google Maps application for Android smartphones, tablets and Android Wear devices.<p>The latest Maps …

Zip World Caverns is the latest in a ‘string’ of new adventure attractions to open in north Wales. So, who wants to play in an old slate mine?<p>North Wales continues to develop as a leading adventure-activity destination, with the opening of the world’s largest fully underground zipline course.<p>In the …

Zip-lines

Amy Berg’s revealing look at child molestation in the film industry is plainly told but undeniably shocking<p>It’s been salaciously described as “the movie Hollywood doesn’t want you to see”, and while this sounds like marketing hyperbole, An Open Secret’s rocky road to the big screen suggests it …

Child Actors

Ukip row: Nigel Farage 'plotted against himself', claims Suzanne Evans

UK Independence Party deputy chairman Suzanne Evans denies any plot against its leader<p>Nigel Farage plotted against himself, the UK Independence Party's deputy chairman Suzanne Evans has claimed, denying that she or others planned a coup for the party leadership.<p>"The only person that's ever plotted …

Top 10 Things to Do in Utah Parks

National Parks

It seems an obvious result: researchers lop off part of an insect’s penis and find it doesn’t work so well. But is this as cut and dried as it seems?<p>Scientific papers are not known for their brilliant titles. But today, the Royal Society has published a wonderful exception.<p><b>“Experimental reduction</b> …

Biology

As property prices rise, more people are opting to live on boats, putting pressure on the capital’s waterways and nearby communities<p>The growth in the number of people living on canals is putting pressure on London’s waterways, as more people choose to buy or rent boats in response to rising …

Housing

Call for long-term strategy as studies find widening gap between earnings and mortgages, lack of affordable housing and 64% increase in ‘risky’ lending<p>The financial challenges facing would-be home owners will be laid bare on Monday by new research showing that a first-time buyer now needs to earn …

Housing

Sony expects smartphone losses and sales decrease over the next year

Sony said its mobile business will likely record declining sales and operating losses over the next twelve months.<p>Sony published today its final results for the fiscal year 2014 (ending March 31) and its forecast for fiscal year 2015, and there aren’t many surprises. The 2014 results were in line …

Commuter chaos: London transport chief Sir Peter Hendy apologises for calling Southeastern Railway s**t

Sir Peter Hendy, the boss of Transport for London (TfL), has been forced to apologise to Southeastern, commuter train service in to the capital, …

Mayweather, Pacquiao Through the Years

Bettors wagering Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout is draw

If the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight ends in a deflating draw, it would be the worst-case scenario for one of Nevada's largest sportsbooks. …

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Tory crackdown on mortgage 'age discrimination'

David Cameron says he will help protect people taking advantage of the government's new pensions 'revolution' by appointing Dr Ros Altmann as minister for consumer protection<p>The Conservatives will help older people buy new homes by mounting a crackdown on banks refusing to lend them money and …

"We're Best Friends, And Work Partners, We've Never Had Sex, But This Is Our Son": Is This What The Modern Family Looks Like?

Life<p>by Contributor | 17 04 2015<p>[Lucy Williams/ My Heart Skipped Photography]<p>Co-Parenting: Is This What Modern Family Looks Like?<p><b>As new research shows</b> …

The British housing shortage made property prices grow at their fastest pace in five months

Sellers holding off from putting their properties on the market ahead of the May 7, General Election, as well as the overall dearth in available British housing, is causing a big boost to house prices, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS).<p>According to the group's monthly house …

'I will never eat KFC again,' vows man who brought it to Britain

Raymond Allen is one of few people who know 'The Colonel's' secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices - but says the fast food's giant's concept has been ruined<p>The man who brought KFC to Britain and one of only a few people in the world to know its "secret" recipe has vowed never to eat it again - …

Fear of 1970s-style electoral chaos to hit UK assets

Worries that a inconclusive election result this May could result in another vote by the end of the year have scared off international investors, City experts are warning<p>Worries that the UK could be hurtling towards a repeat of the electoral uncertainty of the 1970s will continue to keep the pound …

Met Office: Three month heatwave not headed to UK 'despite media speculation'

The Met Office has not announced Britain is expecting a three month heatwave, despite reports suggesting the contrary.<p>Reports of a sizzling spring …

The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.<p>The man behind me in the queue was trying to be helpful: “It’s true, though, right? They are used as weapons in Asia. I go there a lot and I’ve seen them do it—they’re lethal.” He made a sudden gesture, like Spiderman …

Yoyo

Apple Watch Received Estimated 1 Million Pre-Orders in U.S. on April 10

Apple Watch received an estimated 957,000 pre-orders in the United States on April 10, the day the wrist-worn device became available for purchase, according to Slice Intelligence (via <i>Quartz</i>). The digital commerce tracking firm claims that nearly two-thirds (62%) of customers purchased the Apple …

UK house prices set to ‘outperform London’

Housing pricing increases are set to outperform those in London for the first time since 2009, analysts say<p>House price increases outside London are likely to outperform those in the capital for the first time in six years, said a study on Monday.<p>“Years of over-performance” will cause London …

Game Of Thrones (newbies): “The Wars To Come”

<i>This</i> Game Of Thrones <i>post is written from the point of view of someone who has not read the books the series is based on. As such, spoilers are</i> …