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10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

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Festivals

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

<b>1. The company that was supposedly going to make sapphire glass screens for iPhones has filed for bankruptcy.</b>The company's stock price dived 90% after the news was announced.<p><b>2. Samsung warned yesterday that its upcoming Q3 earnings call will be disappointing.</b> Samsung's operating profit looks set to …

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Latest iPhone 6 renders compare potential gold, space gray, and silver colors [Gallery]

Yesterday we posted some gorgeous iPhone 6 renders, and today some fresh renders, first highlighted by <i>The Tech Block</i>, that compare the next-generation iPhone’s potential gold, space gray, and silver/white designs have appeared online. You should check out the full gallery below, it’s probably the …

The latest iPhone 6 design renders from Ukraine

Blog UkrainianiPhone believes that the next-generation iPhone will look like the device in the renders above and below. It’s unlikely that the image directly below represents an actual piece of Apple marketing or if the slogan on that image will be what Apple ends up using when the device launches …

iPhone

Best beaches and small islands for travel in 2014

2014 is the International Year of Small Island Developing States: tiny, remote and environmentally vulnerable spots. Here are 10 that need you – and are glorious too!<p>Palau<p>Snorkelling in Jellyfish Lake, Palau. Image by Reinhard Dirscherl / Waterframe / Getty Images.<p>The Micronesian nation of Palau …

How to survive a winter in Antarctica – in pictures

Photographer and explorer Dr Alexander Kumar spent nine months at Concordia Station, where temperatures drop to -80C and your nearest neighbours are astronauts orbiting the Earth. Follow his journey through the worst winter in the world<p>• White Mars, Living on Planet Concordia is on at the Royal …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 mini cuts performance and keeps the gimmicks

A smaller package with a heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor<p>Samsung is once again downsizing its flagship Android phone in the form of the Galaxy S5 mini. The new compact handset includes a 4.5-inch (720 x 1280) display, a slight bump to the 4.3-inch version used in the Galaxy S4 mini last …

Samsung's new consumer SSDs shoot to the top of the benchmark league

For the last year or so, Samsung has been touting a "paradigm shift" in the way it constructs flash memory: from a horizontal to a vertical arrangement of cells, or what it calls 3D V-NAND. Now, judging from reviews of the first V-NAND consumer SSDs, the 850 Pro range, it looks like this shift has …

Penalty Kicks for Dutch, Costa Rica: Pictures

With Android One, Google is poised to own the entire world

New hardware rules for low-end phones should have Microsoft on high alert<p>In the developed world, smartphones are ubiquitous. They’re so common, many device makers have given up on selling non-smartphones entirely. But that’s not the case in the developing world, where consumers are still in …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

Material Design

Appeal for Aberdeen Isis jihadist Abdul Rakib Amin to come home

<b>Leaders at an Aberdeen mosque have appealed for a man who appeared in a recruitment video for the Islamic militant group Isis to come home to his family.</b><p>BBC Scotland has confirmed his name is Abdul Rakib Amin, and he is known to his friends as Rakib, but also seems to go under other names.<p>He is …

Apple TV's walled garden gets new channel: AOL

With the arrival of an AOL video channel on the Apple TV set-top box Tuesday, Apple is now bringing a wide array of free, ad-supported video across the deep moat it has built around its $99 streaming-media device.<p>The "AOL On" network will add more than 900,000 videos to Apple TV, predominantly …

Schumacher's purported stolen medical files offered for sale, manager says

Stolen medical files that may be those of Michael Schumacher are being offered for sale, the injured former F1 racing driver's manager said.<p>Schumacher has been undergoing hospital treatment since a skiing accident last year but is now out of a coma.<p>Manager Sabine Kehm said the documents had been …

Cold dead star may be a giant diamond

Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.<p>Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detected. In fact, this dim stellar corpse is so cold that its carbon has crystallized, effectively forming a diamond the size of Earth, astronomers …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Moto G with LTE and expandable storage is now available for £160

The Moto G is a fantastic smartphone for the price, but Motorola knew it could make the handset <i>even</i> better with just a few small tweaks. Thus, the Moto G with LTE and expandable storage (thanks to a microSD slot) was born, and today it's become available in the UK after launching in the US last …

'iPhone 6 production starting next month'

Apple's new larger-screened iPhone 6 is rumoured to be heading into production as early as next month<p><b>Apple</b>'s next <b>iPhone</b>, which is said to feature a larger screen than previous incarnations, is reported to be heading into production next month.<p>The next model, dubbed the iPhone 6, will come in two …

Watch the global hacking war in real time with a weirdly hypnotic map

Well-organized hackers from China have been blamed for everything from crippling pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong to stealing corporate secrets from US companies in recent months. The US and China are locked in an escalating war about online spying that threatens to devastate business for …

Cyber-attacks

Samsung and its lawyers fined $2M for leaking details of Apple/Nokia patent deal

Samsung, together with its lawyers, will have to fork out a little more cash following its loss in its second patent battle with Apple. A court has fined lawyers Quinn Emanuel and Samsung a total of $2M for misusing confidential details of a patent deal struck between Apple and Nokia.<p>The documents …

Larger iPhones said to go into production next month

Apple plans to begin production in China next month of two new iPhones sporting larger screens, according to a Bloomberg report.<p>The models, expected to ship to retailers in September, will feature screens measuring 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively, and be rounder and thinner than its current …

Microsoft offers $650 to MacBook Air owners who swap to Surface Pro 3

After offering $200 for an iPhone or iPad, Microsoft is back with another promotion designed to tempt Apple hardware owners over to its own devices. This time it’s the Surface Pro 3, "the tablet that can replace your laptop" according to Microsoft. The software giant is offering up to $650 when …

Batman Solo Film Starring Ben Affleck Rumored for 2019

Working title is said to be The Batman.<p>Warner Bros. is allegedly looking at a 2019 release date for the next Batman solo film, starring -- and …

Chinese Sponsor In ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Demands Removal From Film And Marketing

Beijing Pangushi, an investment company, this week announced that it was pulling out of a sponsorship deal with Paramount, complaining that Paramount and other partners did not give them full value of showing their buildings in the blockbuster movie.<p>Pangushi said the alleged failure to deliver …

Box Office

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 44 mins ago CBR Exclusives<p>In Preacher, Jesse Custer's mother's fate is all but set in stone... and it's a fate that's way worse than death.<p>3 46 …

Harvey Nichols, Volvo Win Film Grand Prix at Cannes Lions

The film jury at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity exercised its right to grant two Grand Prix, bestowing the honor on both …

Buy the House Where Scarface Was Filmed for $35MM

Buy the House Where Scarface Was Filmed for $35MM<p>For <b>$35 million</b>, you can be the next owner of the 10-acre estate where <b>Charlie Chaplin</b> married Oona O'Neill, where <b>Thomas Mann</b> slept, and, oh yeah, where Tony Montana fell in a hale of gunfire in <i>Scarface</i>. (The movie's wedding scene was also filmed …

Mission Impossible 5 May Film Inside The House Of Parliament

Brendon tells me <i>Mission: Impossible 5</i> actually won’t be the <i>first</i> film to film inside the House of Parliament, as historical drama Suffragette already …