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Smartphones Are Boring: CES's Secret Lesson of Commoditization

Outside of a tentpole Galaxy S release by Samsung or an Apple presentation, the majority of manufacturers look to events such as CES, MWC or the IFA to announce new handset. With the concentration of the world’s press and numerous buyers from carriers around the world in one location, it makes …

Mobile

Microsoft's new web browser reported to have Cortana built-in

Last week, word leaked that Microsoft is hard at work on a new web browser for Windows 10 and that it is <i>not</i> going to be Internet Explorer. More …

Do Meat Substitutes Count as Real Food?

Imagine you’re an internet billionaire. Now come back from your Hawaiian estate for a second—imagine you’re the kind of internet billionaire who wants to improve the food system and ensure accessibility to nutrient-rich foods for all well into the future.<p>Do you spend billions guiding people’s food …

Tim’s Cologne

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Tim Steins</b> is no stranger to Cologne. Born 30 kilometers north of this German city, he spent his childhood exploring Cologne on the weekends with friends in tow. He now channels his hometown pride into the Spotted by Locals blog while working for a media analysis agency. …

European Travel

Self-driving cars, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto take over CES 2015

LAS VEGAS -- It all started on the Sunday before the 2015 International CES, when Audi sent an A7-based research model on a self-driving journey from the San Francisco Bay Area to Las Vegas. That night, Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, took the stage at a press conference. Instead of talking about …

The 2015 BAFTA Nominations Are Here

Announced on Facebook at the bright and early hour of 7.35 am, the nominations for the 2015 BAFTA awards have finally arrived, giving the world a …

Eight new planets might be capable of hosting life

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.<p>While the newly discovered exoplanets and their six friends hold the exciting possibility of being capable of supporting life, scientists …

Planets

Baftas 2015 – Grand Budapest Hotel leads the nominations with 11

Let’s wrap up the liveblog with Peter Bradshaw’s take on the flubs and snubs that make for an entertaining awards race. The Bafta film awards are taking place in London on Sunday 8 February. We’ll be here through the evening reporting on the winners and whiners. See you then!<p>Bit and bobs on the …