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New app solves maths equations in seconds

While helping their children solve basic math problems is possible for most parents for a while, it can become tricky as the exercises get more and more complicated.<p>That’s why a Croatian entrepreneur decided to create an app using character recognition software, that allows smart phones to solve …

Cleopatra the tortoise gets a 3D-printed shell

Please don't jump on Cleopatra if you meet her. She isn't a real life red-shelled Koopa Troopa -- she's just wearing a 3D-printed prosthesis. See, Cleo the tortoise suffers from pyramiding, which means her shell has thick, pyramid-like growths due to poor nutrition. It also has holes and broken …

Zelda delay could ruin Nintendo's 2015

Gallery: Zelda delay could ruin Nintendo's 2015<p>Gallery: Zelda delay could ruin Nintendo's 2015<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Nintendo has simultaneously disappointed …

Halo 5 hits Xbox One on October 27th

<i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> will be released for Xbox One on October 27th. The date comes via a new live-action trailer that you can watch above; it won't tell you much about the game itself, but it appears that things aren't too rosy between Master Chief and new protagonist Jameson Locke. (As a commenter …

Nest Learning Thermostats in the UK Fail to Spring Forward

Some people in the UK woke up a little colder over the weekend as the Nest Learning Thermostats encountered a glitch while updating to British Summer Time.<p>Users reported on the company’s help forum that their thermostats appear to have updated the time correctly but have failed to change to their …

Handy sweeps up $15M to grow its home maintenance platform, hires Tumblr VP as new CTO

On-demand house cleaning service Handy just raised another $15 million in funding and hired a new chief technology officer to grow its platform.<p>Handy is the next evolution of Angie’s List-like services: a single destination where you can book home repair or cleaning services. The platform, which …

It took 800 Nanoblocks to build this insanely accurate Apple Watch replica

Okay, this is pretty cool: a 2.6x scale model of an Apple Watch built entirely out of Nanoblocks, the tiny building blocks made popular in Japan, but with a growing international following.<p>With the smallest brick being 4mm x 4mm x 5mm, creating this take on Apple’s eagerly-anticipated wearable …

Apple Watch

A new hack could let thieves bypass the iPhone's lockscreen

Researchers at the security firm MDSec have found a way to bypass the iPhone's lockscreen using just a few hundred dollars in equipment. The lockscreen typically bricks a phone after 10 bad guesses and has proven difficult to bypass on non-jailbroken phones, but MDSec has found a way to power off …

The real 'Terminator?' Chinese scientists create liquid metal machine

It’s the rise of the machines – a Chinese research team has developed shape-shifting, liquid metal machines. No, this isn’t the idea for a new “Terminator” sequel. Scientists from both the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University’s …

A scientist who wants to contact aliens has a plan to beam the entire internet into space

One scientist at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, doesn't want to send just one message: He wants to broadcast billions of messages by transmitting the entire internet into space.<p>"Such a large corpus — with its text, pictures, videos and sounds — would allow clever …

Apple Stores Now Lets You Trade-In Non-iOS Smartphones

Apple’s getting a bit friendlier about trading in your device through its Reuse and Recycling program.<p>The company now lets you bring in non-Apple smartphones – including Android Windows, and BlackBerry devices – to one of its stores for credits towards a new purchase of an iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 or …

Some Uber users are claiming their accounts have been hacked

Since credit cards are automatically linked to your Uber account, these intruders have been able to order rides without the account holder's permission, according to the report.<p>"I got a notification on my phone from Uber saying 'your taxi was on its way/it arrived' etc., but thought it must be a …

Silk Road

Solar Impulse plane lands in China

<b>Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, has completed the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight.</b><p>The vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, touched down in Chongqing in China just after 17:30 GMT.<p>It had left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) some 20 hours previously.<p>The intention had been to …

Facebook 'tracks all visitors, breaching EU law'

<b>Exclusive:</b> People without Facebook accounts, logged out users, and EU users who have explicitly opted out of tracking are all being tracked, report says<p>Facebook tracks the web browsing of everyone who visits a page on its site even if the user does not have an account or has explicitly opted out of …

Data Protection

The Aurisonics Rockets in-ear headphones are out of this world

Chances are, you've never heard of Aurisonics, so here's a little backstory<b>:</b> it's a company based in Nashville, Tenn., founded in 2011 by audio engineer and audio products designer Dale Lott.<p>Frankly, I'd never been all that impressed with Aurisonic's other headphones, so I had low expectations for …