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Be very careful about using eclipse glasses to stare at the sun

A lot of websites including Amazon and eBay are selling dark lensed glasses designed to directly observe the solar eclipse that will pass over parts …

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

Google Pays Another Tiny Fine In Europe — $1.4M — For Street View Privacy Concerns

Google has paid a €1 million ($1.4 million) fine in Italy levied by the country’s data protection watchdog for complaints relating to its Street View street-level image capturing cars that date back to 2010.<p>At issue was a failure by Google to make its Street View cars clearly identifiable. In 2010, …

'Flappy Bird' on a Mobile Point-of-Sale Terminal

Flappy Bird may have gone the way of the dodo, for now at least, but that hasn’t stopped the brand from being kept alive in all kinds of convoluted and quirky ways. The latest one? Well, how about a game of Flappy Bird on a mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) terminal?<p>Chippy Pin is the handiwork of data …

Why Google Has Nothing To Fear From Yet Another Apple Patent Lawsuit

On the first day of yet another trial pitting Apple against Samsung, the real target by most experts’ reckoning is a third party: Google, maker of the Android mobile operating software that is the chief nemesis of the maker of iPhones and iPads. Four of the five patents that Apple claims are …

Star Wars joins Instagram

<i>(Credit: Star Wars Instagram)</i><p><b>The Star Wars universe now has its very own official Instagram account. We're looking forward to snaps of Ewok food.</b><p>What …

Apple's cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c goes on sale in Europe and China

The rumors are true, Apple is launching an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c. After internal documents from German carrier O2 clued us into a new variant of Apple's mid-tier phone, carriers across Europe have now begun taking orders for it. UK operator O2 and French provider SFR are offering the handset …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

iPhone 6 exclusive concept: Is this what Apple's next smartphone will look like?

The iPhone 6 is expected to mark the biggest revision of Apple's smartphone range yet, with a larger display and brand new design hotly tipped to feature. Here's how we think it might look. Exclusive to TechRadar.<p>With the Galaxy S5 now out in the open, it'll soon be time for Apple to make its move. …

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Apple's iOS 7.1 update cures motion sickness problem

New option lets users disable the "parallax effect", which has caused physical sickness<p>While motion sickness is a feeling normally reserved for long car journeys and boat trips, when iOS 7 was launched on the iPhone and iPad some users complained of dizziness and physical illness from looking at …

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Apple's New Mac Pro Review: The Most Powerful Mac Ever

Apple has combined raw power with ingenious design into something that will make even non-professionals drool.<p>After languishing with only minor …