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Black Friday 2014: More than £1m to be spent every three minutes as Amazon pledges 40pc discounts

Black Friday to be biggest ever online shopping day in Britain with consumers spending more than £6,000 every second<p>British shoppers will spend more than £1m every three minutes on Black Friday this year as consumers take advantage of widespread discounts.<p>A report by Visa Europe has forecast that …

World Cup bid corruption whistleblower - I feared for my life and have been offered FBI protection

Phaedra Al-Majid says she has had a turbulent time since being identified as helping with the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process<p>One of the whistleblowers who made allegations about Qatar during Fifa’s <b>World</b> <b>Cup</b> corruption inquiry has claimed that the Federal Bureau of …

Mike Nichols: a director who found the zeitgeist in every decade

From Burton and Taylor’s ugly marital war in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966) right through to Aaron Sorkin’s snappily expressed Washington intrigue in Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Mike Nichols was bringing literate, grownup dramas and comedies to the screen. He had a gift for helping stars …

42 Things You Can Do Right Away To Spend Less Money

Even if you aren't in a position to earn more at the moment, a few little spending adjustments made on a daily basis can go a long way.<p>From practical food-buying tricks to reframing the way you think about your finances, we've listed some of the easiest tweaks below, including the best from a …

Personal Finance

COOL HUNTING Adobe Creative Cloud + Moleskine Smart Notebook

There’s no notebook more revered than Moleskine, for both its storied history and also its continued simple, effective design. Over the last few years, the brand has released successful collaborations with Evernote and Livescribe, but today marks a new milestone. Moleskine’s latest collaboration …

App Store

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: curved screen is more than a gimmick

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian<p>The Note Edge is essentially the Note 4 with a curved screen and a slightly smaller battery.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/19/1416411549829/0abde5c3-5dc5-4f4c-b12d-813c2503b630-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The …

littleBits introduces its own DIY Smart Home Kit, a look at your options for creating an internet-connected home

<i>From</i> <i>9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Home automation possibilities are endless and what our homes will be like in the coming 5, 10 or 15 years is truly unknown. It is a constantly evolving sector of the technology scene that continues to grow each day with every new product announcement. From WeMo to SmartThings, …

Researchers force 3D-printed robots to adapt to their environment

Robots will need to pave the way to Mars before we humans go, but what if they fall apart? Researchers from the University of Oslo have designed bots that can adapt to unforeseen problems and even 3D-print new parts for themselves. For instance, the crawler shown above actually used to have four …

GPS joins the hunt for dark matter in time-warping cosmic kinks

Your phone's GPS can help find your way in the dark, but GPS could also help find dark matter too. Scientists are using location satellites to investigate whether the mysterious matter making up 80 percent of our universe is found in cracks in space that warp time.<p>Dark matter can't be seen using …

A cybercrime expert offers tips for hack-proofing your life

By now, everyone knows that cybercrime is a troubling reality for corporations and consumers alike.<p>That slow realization accelerated last holiday …

Identity Theft

The Nifty XOO Belt is a Wearable Battery Charger

Until someone develops an inexpensive smartphone battery that can last a week, portable batteries will be a popular accessory. The trouble is, they’re bulky and easy to lose. Enter Nifty‘s new XOO Belt, which has just launched as a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. After all, you can’t lose a …

UK mission to the moon launches Kickstarter campaign - video

Africa2Moon to use crowdfunding for first phase, with organisers hoping to inspire next generation of engineers and scientists<p>Published: 5 Jan 2015<p>Kickstarter-funded project planned for 2024 will also drill deep into the surface to probe the origins of the Earth and the moon<p>Published: 18 Nov …

Project Nebula aims to fill social void of PlayStation Home's closure

Gallery: Project Nebula aims to fill social void of PlayStation Home's closure<p>Gallery: Project Nebula aims to fill social void of PlayStation Home's …

Staring At Your Phone All Day Is Killing Your Back, Study Finds

Put down your phone and pick up your head. Texting might be ruining your back.<p>When you tilt your head forward 60 degrees to look at your phone, you're putting 60 pounds of pressure on your neck, according to a new study by New York spine surgeon Kenneth Hansraj. Hansraj's study was just published …

By 2020 90% of Children Over Six Years Old Will Have Mobile Phones

Ericsson's latest Mobility Report has revealed that by 2020, approximately 90 per cent of children over six years old will have their own mobile …

‘Back to the Future’ hoverboard fantasy becomes reality

A technology company in California is turning fantasy into reality.<p>Hendo Hover has created a real life ‘Back To The Future’-style hoverboard, known as the Hendo. It uses a magnetic force to float 2.5cm off the ground.<p>Four dinner plate-sized hover engines on the bottom of the board create a magnetic …

How To Build More Muscle In 30 Days!

Thirty days.<p>That's all you need to make a noticeable change in your physique. No, I'm not trying to sell you a gyrating office chair or a handheld …