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Rio de Janeiro Carnival highlights – in pictures

Thousands of colourfully costumed performers took to the Sambadrome in the culmination of the city’s most exciting festive season

Rio De Janeiro

Behold: a wristband that replaces your phone with a dumber phone

The folks behind the giant and retro (but not quite useful) Neptune Pine smartwatch are back -- and this time they're aiming to flip technology paradigms. Their new product, the Neptune Duo, is made up of two familiar looking devices that don't work the way you'd expect. The Neptune Hub is a chunky …

Wearable Tech

This Is Your Brain on Magic

Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.<p>“I’m going to flip through here and I want you to glance at a card in the middle,” Jay Olson tells his volunteer, offering the deck of cards in his hands. “Not the bottom …


Samsung talks up wireless charging in the buildup to Galaxy S6 launch

The countdown to Samsung's next big phone launch is at less than two weeks now, and the Korean company is starting to release strategic teasers hinting at the specs we can expect from the new device. Last week, there was the promise of an amazing new camera, whereas today Samsung is putting the …

How People Described The Internet In The 1990s is Hilarious

In the 1990s, the internet was a hard-to-explain concept to people. Even though it’s commonplace now, the idea of electronic mail and being able to surf endless amounts of information without using an encyclopedia was quite foreign.<p>Many books, videos and images were created to help explain the …