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Compensation: don’t let Ryanair fob you off

Ryanair’s response to the cancelled flights and chaos at Stansted airport over the last week will come as little surprise to seasoned airline watchers. Despite the now clear law requiring it to pay compensation of €250 (£223) (400 if the flight is more than 1,500km which covers Malaga, Naples and …

Aviation

Night sky – August 2018: why this year's Perseid meteor shower could be one to remember

The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches peak activity on the night of 12/13 August and, if the weather is kind to us, this year’s display could be something to remember. Two things can conspire to ruin a meteor shower; the weather and the Moon. This year new Moon occurs on 11 August and this …

Astronomy

The rise of the mega-mamils: meet the ultra-cyclists who really go the extra mile

The Tour de France is almost here and riders are putting in their ­final preparations ahead of cycling’s most prestigious event. Britons have been doing well of late, winning five of the past six races.<p>Perhaps that is not surprising, considering that long-distance cycling is experiencing an …

Android Messages will let you send texts from your computer starting today

Text, images, and stickers all work in the web version of Android Messages<p>Google is beginning to roll out desktop browser support for Android Messages, allowing people to use their PC for sending messages and viewing those that have been received on their Android smartphone. Google says the feature …

Android News

EarTrumpet is the Windows 10 volume control app Microsoft should have created

An awesome utility to improve audio in Windows 10<p>Microsoft has made some steady improvements to audio control in Windows over the years, but if you use multiple outputs, headsets, or digital-to-analogue converters then you probably already know that Windows 10 doesn’t handle them well. Thankfully, …

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google

Rick Famuyiwa in talks to direct graphic novel adaptation Son of Shaolin

After stepping away from the director’s chair on Warner Bros.’ <b>The Flash</b>, <b>Dope</b> helmer Rick Famuyiwa looks set to turn his attention to another comic …

Wander Westeros with 'Game of Thrones' Google Maps guide

<b>Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones."</b><p>Even if you can't book your "Game of Thrones" dream vacation, you can still visit many of the filming locations in your browser. Google posted a Google Maps location guide on Thursday that'll take you from the cool confines of Winterfell in …

Google built a tiny Street View car to map out one of the world's largest model cities, and the results are incredible

If you've never seen it before, it's one of the cutest, most detailed miniature models you'll ever see in your life.<p>To bring new perspective to the massive model railway, Google in 2016 built a miniature version of its Street View car to capture footage within the Miniatur Wunderland with an array …

Friday 5: Getting started with and customizing the OnePlus 5 [Video]

The OnePlus 5 is in good standing to be one of the most significant phones of the year. Its ultra high-end specs and low-cost compared to other flagship devices mean that it’ll end up in a lot of users’ hands and pockets, and many of those users will likely be new to OnePlus and Oxygen OS.<p>We’ve put …

Apps

Fill up your ebook reader with beautifully formatted free classics

I’ve long been meaning to get around to finally reading some classic must-read books by the likes of Jules Verne, HG Wells and Anton Chekov, and I’m glad that I’ve finally run out of excuses.<p>You’ve probably heard of Project Gutenberg, an incredible initiative that’s turned over 54,000 books whose …

Response to Bill Whittle's "Is climate change real?"

The Beginner's Guide to Solving Network Problems

<b>Network problems suck,</b> but you can do more than reboot your router. Follow this step-by-step guide and we'll show you how to find the source of your …

The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it | Clive Hamilton

We continue to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy<p>After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene. The change has come upon us with …

Climate Change

Comic Book Review – Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #7

<i>Villordsutch reviews Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #7…</i><p><i>Sally begins to pierce the mysteries of the Black Wing, as we follow the exploits of not</i> …

Insta360 Air brings affordable, easy 360 photo and video to Android phones

You can share 360-degree video and images in more places than ever before, but how to capture that content in the first place? Insta360 has built a bit of a name for itself creating relatively inexpensive add-ons for the smartphone you already have that’d the ability to use those devices to record …

Android Phones

The smart button controlled by your fingerprints

A smart button controlled by your fingerprints was one of the gadgets on display at the recent Wearable Technology Show.<p>The device can be programmed for each part of each finger to activate a different function.<p>BBC Click’s Lara Lewington reports.<p><b>See more at</b> Click's website <b>and</b> @BBCClick<b>.</b>

Wearable Tech

Energy bills to rise up to 28% for thousands in UK as fixed contracts end

With 77 deals expiring before end of April, many customers will find themselves being rolled on to most expensive tariffs<p>Thousands of UK households are facing gas and electricity bill rises of up to 28% as fixed price contracts signed before recent energy price increases come to an end.<p>So far this …

Fallout 4's 58GB High-Resolution Texture Pack Is Out Now On PC

Fallout 4's high-resolution PC texture pack has landed on Steam. You can grab it right here (via NeoGAF). As announced previously, the texture pack is meaty, requiring 58 GB of hard drive space.<p>Here is the texture pack's official description: "Experience the wasteland like you've never seen it …

Boston

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

Google Tango project turns real-world rooms into VR havens

Virtual-reality app creates VR worlds from scans of your own home<p>Researchers at MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group have developed an app capable of …

Augmented Reality

Is there any way to copy logistics settings from a requester chest? : factorio

You can now explore the wonders of the ancient city of Petra with Google Cardboard

Petra is an ancient city found in southern Jordan that is known for its architecture. What’s unique about the city is that all of the buildings and water systems were carved right into the surrounding rocks. Last year, Google released a virtual tour of the city within Maps but now they have created …

KickassTorrents ex-staffers brought the torrent site back from the dead

Back in July, millions of pirates got their hearts broken when their go-to torrent site KickassTorrents suddenly shut down following the arrest of alleged founder Artem Vaulin – but it seems not all is lost.<p>A group of devoted ex-staffers has kicked off a reincarnation of the notorious torrent site …

Internet

I-CLIP Soft Touch Oak - Home » All I-CLIP

<b>I-CLIP in calf-leather<br>Colour: Oak<br>Impression: Female</b><p>Made of high quality brown leather, soft to the touch with a very elegant appearance. With the …

Lawyer in Bush v. Gore: The 2016 Recount Is a Folly

<i>Theodore B. Olson, a Time 100 honoree, served as Solicitor General under George W. Bush, whom he represented in</i> Bush v. Gore

6 assumptions that will kill your mobile app design

User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep up—making it tempting to use interaction design techniques from other media (or even legacy app design) when we build mobile applications.<p>In reality, it’s important to remember that our interaction …

The Google Play Store family plan is reportedly ready to launch

Late last year, Google took its first step towards letting users share their purchased media with family members. The initial foray was a family plan for Google Play Music, which let multiple family members stream music for $14.99 a month. But now, it seems that Google is going to let users share …

Auralux: Constellations on Steam

About This Game<p>Auralux: Constellations is the awaited sequel to Auralux, the critically acclaimed minimalistic Real Time Strategy game. Start with a …

Adam McKay to direct film adaptation of Mark Waid's Irredeemable

Adam McKay has slowly been working his way toward directing a superhero movie for a couple years now. He rewrote the <b>Ant-Man</b> script with Paul Rudd …