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The Mate S is Huawei's answer to the iPhone 6 Plus

Today at its IFA 2015 press event, Huawei unveiled the Mate S, a follow-up to last year's fingerprint sensor-enabled Ascend Mate 7. The device, which has now shrunk in size from six inches to a more manageable 5.5 inches, is a refresh that borrows the all-metal looks of its predecessor. But more so …

The Asus GX700 is the water-cooled laptop of your nightmarish dreams

Gaming is a big theme of IFA 2015. Acer's unleashing a whole new line of Predators, and Lenovo is taking on the challenge with a new range of gaming PCs of its own. But as aggressive and hungry for hype as both have been, neither is going quite as far as Asus, which today introduced the world's …

The Arctic Is Changing … Or Is It?

Changing Planet<p>Icebergs such as this one in the Davis Strait have been both changed by and changing Arctic ecologies since their formation several thousand years ago (Photo by Hunter Snyder)<p>The Arctic is a terribly exciting region for science, media, and the public. That the Arctic is undergoing a …

Global Warming

NextBit Hopes Robin Is an Android Phone Worth Waiting For

The company will start taking preorders for the cloud-first smartphone on Tuesday, but it won't start shipping until early next year.<p>NextBit’s first phone, dubbed Robin, appears from its specs to resemble many other affordable Android flagship phones hitting the market.<p>Things get interesting — even …

Mobile Technology

24 Refugees Rescued from Van With Doors Welded Shut in Vienna

Two dozen young refugees were rescued from the back of a van whose doors had been welded shut, authorities in Austria said Wednesday.<p>The migrants, who are aged from 16 to 20 and are mostly Afghan nationals, were found inside the vehicle after it was stopped by police in Vienna on Tuesday, the …

Why exactly procrastinators procrastinate

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p><b>pro-cras-ti-na-tion</b> |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|<br>noun<br>the action of delaying or postponing something: <i>your first tip is to avoid procrastination</i>.<p>Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would …

Procrastination

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Linguistics

Hendo's hoverboard technology could help NASA control satellites

In space, no one can hear you shred<p>Last October, we rode a hoverboard. No, not the hoverboard you saw Lexus create last month for a brand activation, but one made by a little company called Arx Pax. It hovered thanks to "Magnetic Field Architecture" (MFA), a fancy name for what the company's …

Toshiba’s Satellite Radius 12 combines a 4K display with a Windows Hello camera

It feels like it has been years since Toshiba announced an exciting Windows laptop, but it looks like the wait is finally over. At IFA today, Toshiba is revealing the Satellite Radius 12 convertible. The name might sound a little boring, but the specifications certainly aren't. Toshiba claims it's …

Toshiba

Junk food retailers banned from NHS hospitals

In a bid to tackle the obesity crisis, doctors and nurses will be offered Zumba classes<p>Junk food retailers will be banned from NHS hospitals in a bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis.<p>The head of the health service demanded changes in the type of fare offered in hospitals across the country, with …

Man in hospital after acid attack outside Sussex cinema

A man has suffered potentially life-changing injuries after having acid thrown in his face outside a cinema in Crawley, West Sussex.<p>The attack in the early hours of Sunday morning followed a confrontation inside Cineworld during a screening of Straight Outta Compton.<p>When the 27-year-old man left …

Acid Attack

Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.<p>One startup will leave the fate of its first smartphone up to the people.<p>Nextbit, run by executives who formerly worked at Google and HTC, launched on Tuesday its …

Mobile Technology

Intel's new Skylake processors bring power to tiny computers

Intel says the new processors will offer 10 percent better performance, 30 percent better graphics performance and an extra hour of battery life compared to the previous generation Broadwell chips.<p>Skylake is the “tock” part of Intel’s cadence, so it’s using the same 14-nanometer architecture …

Gigaset ME

Smartphones made by little known manufacturers are usually not worth the risk, but once in a blue moon an outstanding one will appear. Today we are taking a look at three of them – the Gigaset ME, ME Pure and ME Pro. This company may be a complete stranger to most of us, but they have built some …

Mobile Technology

Britain's battleship of the future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Torpedoes that travel at almost 350 mph, an electromagnetic rail gun with the range of cruise missiles, a quad-copter that fires lasers, drones made on board and a holographic control room.<p>Those are just a few of the things that some of Britain's youngest and brightest scientists and …

Military

Papy Djilobodji's agent 'knows nothing about football' - Nantes chief

New Chelsea signing Papy Djilobodji must change his advisors in order to succeed at the highest level, Nantes president Waldemar Kita has …

Australian woman 'attacked by shark' off Phuket

A pregnant woman has been bitten on the foot by what is believed to be a shark while she was wading in shallow waters off the Thai island of Phuket.<p>Jane Neame, from Queensland, Australia, who is six months pregnant, had a tendon in her ankle severed and had surgery at the island’s Bangkok hospital …

Asia

Why Doesn't New Orleans Look More Like Amsterdam?

Meet David Waggonner: the urban and environmental architect who wants New Orleans to come to terms with the fact it is a delta city.<p>When Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge flooded southeast Louisiana, living with water was a nightmare for New Orleanians. For the past decade, one architect has …

Here's how to watch ASUS' IFA 2015 press event

It's nearly ASUS' turn to take to the stage at this year's IFA conference, and so we invite you to join us here in Berlin, albeit virtually. The company's teased a couple of announcements on the social medias, hinting at a new smartwatch and a PC-on-a-stick, among other things. The press conference …