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Our history books need rewriting

The debate over the need to re-write Indian history textbooks is heating up and, yet again, it is likely to spiral into an ugly political spat. Sadly …

Nokia is 150! From paper and rubber to some of the best phones ever

Nokia is 150 years old! The Finnish company probably made your first phone, but in its long history it has made everything from paper to rubber boots to gas masks.<p>The company began when fiercesomely mutton-chopped engineer Fredrik Idestam established a wood pulp mill in southwestern Finland in …

Four mistakes smartphone manufacturers make

By far, the most popular content on websites like Pocketnow is the device reviews. We spend countless hours meticulously picking apart every aspect …

Samsung purportedly takes poke at Apple fanboys searching for iPhone 6S

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's been a long while since Samsung teased Apple.<p>Perhaps the combination of Apple sucking all the media oxygen from the atmosphere, coupled with Samsung's difficult commercial times has meant a certain …

Mystery solved: Here’s why there’s an ‘S’ in Samsung’s Galaxy S line

Not that it matters very much how each company chooses to name its products, whether they’re smartphones, tablets, cars or tacos, but there actually …

Mobile

This is what tasting looks like

It is more or less a given that at some point in your life, you have encountered the taste map -- a map of the tongue predicated on the idea that different regions of your tongue taste different flavours.<p>It's not true; the 1901 theory was debunked pretty solidly in 1974, and has continued to be …

Math problem from Singapore goes viral – can you solve it?

There’s a new viral sensation sweeping the Internet. But this time, it has nothing to do with the color of a dress or a superhuman motorcycle rider …

Mathematics

15 tiny design features that show Apple’s insane attention to detail

Apple products have always been known for their quality design and attention to detail.<p>Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user or are useful only to a relative handful of people who use the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic, but Apple included …

Scientists capture the first image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave

The concept of photons -- that is, particles of light -- has been around since 1905, explained by Albert Einstein as the "photoelectric" effect. This effect occurs when light hits a metal surface, causing that metal surface to emit photoelectrons. However, the behaviour of these electrons could not …

Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — …

Internet

Fight between science and creationism continues at ESPN

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There's one thing missing on ESPN: a show about the philosophy of creation.<p>There'd have to be a referee, of course. Six points for a compelling argument. An extra point for a conversion.<p>I have come up with …

Yes, that's a Lamborghini V12 in a motorcycle

And it sounds completely amazing.<p>If you've got a spare Lamborghini V12 soaking up space in your shop, the only sane thing to do is shove it into a motorcycle frame.<p>That's exactly what this guy did, instantly earning himself a slot in our personal Hall of Heroes.<p>Is it ridable? Is it safe? Do you …

New Mercedes-AMG GT revealed in Paris

Official pricing for the new GT will be announced later this month, but the standard car should cost from around £95,000<p>The Mercedes-AMG GT is pegged …

Mercedes-AMG GT

The Art Prints Show The Cars from Famous Movies

No doubt, these are our familiar cars from those famous movies like the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to The Future and the Cadillac Miller-Meteor …

Burger King’s all-black burger: surprisingly tasty

Food dyed unnatural colors — we’ve seen it before, and we’ll see it again, but that never quite quells the reaction such foods produce: <i>eww</i>. Such has …

The insane YouTube bike video that'll be viral by tomorrow

Dashcam videos from the land of the dacha have their own otherworldly character.<p>It's not that in the former USSR they drive as if they're all escaping from someone, even though they could be. It's that sometimes the creators of Grand Theft Auto would never quite conceive the action.<p>Earlier this …