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The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 reminds us that the war isn't over

The first trailer for <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2</i> comes out swinging, with action and drama for those new to the series, and a few gut punches for those who know how the story ends.<p>And speaking of gut punches, the film also represents the last work of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who completed …

The cyber feminist leaking her own nudes

Let’s be honest. If you’ve ever found yourself taking a starkers selfie to send to somebody, the fear of them plastering it over the internet is bound to have crossed your mind at least once or twice. But what if you were to leak your own? Digital artist Molly Soda is about to find out.<p><i>Should I</i> …

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A tiny string of text can disable iPhone Messages

Apple device owners have discovered a string of text characters that, when received on an iPhone in Messages, can lock people out of the app and — reportedly in some cases — crash the phone. Users who receive the string with Messages open won't be able to go back to other conversations without …

Tom Hanks: eight true stories about 'the nicest guy in Hollywood'

The Hollywood and Late Late Show star was cast adrift in the Pacific, has his own typewriter app, and once gave a refund to two disgruntled film fans<p><b>He collects vintage typewriters</b><p>As many Hanks fans already know, the actor collects vintage typewriters from the Thirties, Forties and Fifties, and …

Recycled Packing Peanuts Could Make Batteries Better

Finally, a useful way to get rid of those pesky things<p>As Vilas Pol, a chemical engineer at Purdue University, unpacked new materials for his lab, the huge number of packing peanuts overwhelmed him. His team was dumping them out by the thousands, he says. Though many packing peanuts are made from …

This Box Can Figure Out Your 4-Digit iPhone Passcode

Luckily, there's an easy way to make your device more secure<p>If you needed any more incentive to beef up your iPhone's password, here's one: security researchers at MDSec have tracked down a device called an "IP Box" that can brute force the phone's 4-digit security code and gain access to its …

Making the perfect cup of tea

Telegraph View: Most of us know the best method for brewing a cuppa, yet seldom follow it<p>Many people are going <b>the wrong way about making a proper cup of tea</b>, London University scientists have found. More surprising is that most of us know the best method, yet seldom follow it. The method has not …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

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Ukip Horsham Chairman Neil Whitear Misunderstands 'Festive Season', Assumes Media Conspiracy. Naturally...

Ukip chairman Neil Whitear is worried.<p>He's worried that the word 'Christmas' is deliberately not being used.<p>See?<p><b>A group of Arctic immigrants</b><p>Proving …

Azealia Banks interview: being a stripper was 'sexy as hell'

The outspoken rap artist on her much-delayed debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, and her very public spats with everyone from Eminem to Lily Allen<p>“I didn’t say anything too crazy, did I?” asks <b>Azealia Banks</b> in her high but husky voice, like Minnie Mouse after swallowing sandpaper. It’s the end …

Sony hopes you'll ditch cable for its Internet TV service PlayStation Vue

Sony is trying its hand broadcast television with a new cloud-based service called PlayStation Vue, the company announced Thursday. The platform will …

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Five questions for the man making contactless wireless power a reality

First came Qi, and now we have Rezence. These are the two big names in the wireless power industry, except the latter is still in its infancy as it's kicking off with a different type of technology: magnetic resonance. With this, devices are no longer required to sit on a pad while charging, and …

Amazon just surprised everyone with a crazy speaker that talks to you

It's called Echo, and it's shipping 'in the coming weeks'<p>Well this one came out of nowhere: Amazon is building a speaker that's controlled with your voice. It's called Echo, and Amazon tells <i>The Verge</i> it will be "shipping in the coming weeks." Available on an invite-only basis to start, Echo is …

How Microsoft can afford to give away Office on iOS and Android

Microsoft today appeared to finally give away its golden goose: It announced that Office — the productivity suite that has set the standard for more …