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This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal. After all, it's not everyday that one gets to play with a $21,900 phone for free (though you can do so at any Vertu boutique, as long as you're nicely dressed). For those …

Strange Findings on Comb Jellies Uproot Animal Family Tree

Complete sequence of comb jelly genome reveals a separate course of evolution.<p>A close look at the nervous system of the gorgeously iridescent animal known as the comb jelly has led a team of scientists to propose a new evolutionary history: one for the comb jelly, and one for everybody else.<p>"It's a …

Microsoft Stands Up To FBI Over Customer Data

Eager to promote its privacy credentials, Microsoft has revealed that it’s successfully seen off the FBI in court over a request for customer information.<p>Documents released this week show that the company received a National Security Letter (NSL) last year asking for “several categories of …

Meteor shower approaches in time for holiday weekend

The cosmos has aligned, quite literally, for families, space geeks and insomniacs alike, as the Earth is set to intercept a new meteor shower late Friday into Saturday.<p>The scientists who discovered the cosmic debris say the Camelopardalid shower could be "significant."<p>Some forecasts show 200 to …

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PS4 Already Profitable for Sony

The company considers the PS4 launch "hugely successful."<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Console manufacturers often sell hardware at a loss with the plan to make …

Man makes home-made X-Men Wolverine claws in garage

Plumber and garage inventor Colin Furze shows off his latest, terrifying, invention - home-made Wolverine claws<p>Colin Furze is a plumber by day and garage inventor by night.<p>And with his latest invention, you certainly wouldn't want to cross him in a dark alleyway.<p>Furze, 32, has come up with …

Fossil Galaxy Provides a Window Into the Early Universe

The dwarf galaxy Segue 1 has remained largely unchanged for billions of years.<p>A tiny galaxy lying just beyond the edge of the Milky Way has failed to evolve normally over the last several billion years, say astronomers, and it represents a sample of the universe as it was in its infancy, around 13 …

Amazon and Snapchat rank low for protecting user data from government

Amazon and Snapchat rank among the worst at protecting your data from government requests, according to a US privacy pressure group.<p>The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) publishes Who Has Your Back? report annually, analysing the activity of companies ordered to hand over sensitive user data in …