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'Smart drug' taken by one in four students really does boost performance

Scientists say it is time to have an ethical debate about whether Modafinil should be 'condoned or condemned.'<p>A ‘smart drug’ taken by one in four students at Oxford University really does boost brain power and colleges need to consider whether it should be banned, scientists have said.<p>Modafinil is …

Oxford University

'Lego Marvel's Avengers' Extends Line-Up With 100 New Characters

Although <i>Lego Dimensions</i> was perhaps the main attraction from TT Games at E3, <i>Lego Marvel’s Avengers</i> packs a mighty comic book punch promising over 150 characters.<p>Alongside news today of <i>Lego Batman Beyond Gotham</i> coming to iOS I recently had a look at the next Lego Marvel game. This builds on the …

Scientists have built a lab 62 feet under the sea, but they aren't using it to explore the ocean

NEEMO is the only undersea research station in the world, and astronaut crews have been training with it ever since the facility was first established in 2001.<p>Resting on the Atlantic ocean's seafloor, 62 feet below the surface and 3.5 miles off the coastlines of Key Largo, Florida, NEEMO offers …

A brief history of Fallout

After years of waiting and false hopes, Bethesda has finally announced Fallout 4. It's as good an excuse as any to take a trip through time to where …

Samsung Is Releasing an "Iron Man" Edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge

For all the Iron Man fans out there, you can now have a piece of the superhero with you at all<p>For all the Iron Man fans out there, you can now have a piece of the superhero with you at all times as Samsung has released an image of the much-rumored Iron Man edition of its flagship phone, the Galaxy …

Smartwatch sales estimate places Samsung as No.1

The Apple Watch may be grabbing headlines this week, but we know that the smartwatch market is already bustling with competing products. In fact, recent figures published by Statista suggest that over 4 million smartwatches were sold in 2014 and that Samsung is leading the field.<p>According to the …

Wearable Tech

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is now the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world.</b> In Q4 of 2014, Apple devices outsold Samsung — the previous #1 — for the first time since 2011, according to data from Gartner. Apple saw a 49% jump in Q4, compared to Samsung's almost 12% decline.<p><b>2. Uber has acquired mapping</b> …

Alcohol makes you look more attractive, scientists claim

One glass of wine can make you appear more beautiful - but don't reach for a second<p>If you worry about the effect your daily glass of wine is having on your looks, it’s time to relax – because scientists have revealed that alcohol makes you beautiful.<p>Reseachers at Bristol University asked a group of …

Stratos wants to replace your wallet with its smart card

Stratos wants to make your credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards obsolete.<p>It's yet another electronic "smart" card that promises to simplify our lives by slimming down our wallets and securing our personal information.<p><b>How it works:</b> All of your current credit card information is …

Samsung's homegrown '5G' comes with a catch

Samsung and HTC's new smartphones may command the bulk of the attention at this year's Mobile World Congress but the show isn't just about new handsets. Samsung and Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom will use the show to demonstrate a new mobile data system that'll reach of speeds up to 7.5Gbps. …

Mobile

Marvel And Sony Join Forces On Spider-Man

It’s been talked about for years, and the subject of much fevered speculation in recent months, especially following the relative disappointment of</b> …

Marvel Universe

How to catch burglars by remote control

<b>"I saw a man on the screen in my living room and that's when I called 911."</b><p>Lawyer Mia Nguyen was sitting in her office glued to the live video feed she'd set up at home to watch her dogs.<p>Alerted by her Manything app that something was moving in the house, she had logged on to have a look. Her dogs …

HoloLens is Microsoft's take on augmented reality

Microsoft's "dreaming beyond virtual worlds." Meaning, it's looking into holograms for, well, Windows Holographic. It looks an awful lot like an extension of the RoomAlive tech we've seen previously, but it isn't limited to gaming. According to Redmond's Alex Kipman, Holographic applications are …