Stuart Brotherton

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Behold the Fearsome Glory of a Full-Auto DIY Crossbow

Will the wonders never cease?<p>Mad slingshot genius Joerg Sprave has accomplished many things in his years of DIY weapons engineering. A rifled slingshot that shoots knives, an air-powered bazooka, a slingshot with an internal magazine, and a Coke bottle gatling gun to name but a few. But his latest …

Geminid Meteor Shower: Dust From an Asteroid

The Geminids usually put on a dazzling display that wows skywatchers around the world. Find out when, where and how to see this year's display, and …

Elon Musk says SpaceX finally knows what caused the latest rocket failure

And he predicts getting back to flight in mid-December<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that his company has finally gotten to the bottom of the September 1st Falcon 9 explosion — claiming it was the “toughest puzzle” they’ve ever had to solve. And now that the problem is known, he expects SpaceX to return …

Ethiopia limits foreign diplomats' movements

Ethiopia has restricted foreign diplomats' travel in new provisions of a state of emergency as part of its response to an unprecedented wave of anti-government protests.<p>New restrictions published in local media state that foreign diplomats are forbidden from travelling more than 40km outside the …

Great Exhibition of the North: Newcastle and Gateshead to host £5m event

<b>Newcastle and Gateshead have been selected to host a major exhibition showcasing art, design and innovation from the north of England.</b><p>The area has been selected by the government to host the £5m Great Exhibition of the North in 2018.<p>It was chosen above three other shortlisted bidders - Sheffield, …

No one is talking about the game-changing new iPhone 7 Plus feature coming in iOS 10.1

One week ago today, Apple’s released its first iOS 10.1 beta for iPhone and iPad developers (as well as anyone out there with a developer account). …

Movie Review - Suicide Squad (2016)

<b>Suicide Squad</b>, 2016.<p>Directed by David Ayer.<br>Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, …

Comic Books

Apple Watch product line could split in two this year

Apple will reportedly release two different next-gen Apple Watch devices, according to a well-connected analyst.<p>In a note sent to investors over the weekend, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will launch a slight iterative improvement on the Apple Watch later this year, boasting the …

A survival guide for families split over EU referendum

<b>"We are a split house on EU, but - wondrously - no fights, respect the other's view. Let's hope the journos/Westminster do same."</b><p>So tweeted novelist Sandra Howard, when husband Michael, the former Conservative leader, signed up to the Leave campaign.<p>But will everybody find it as easy to preserve …

Seven Tips To Conserve Battery Power On Your iPhone

There was a lot of buzz yesterday when Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, seemingly debunked the popular practice of quitting background apps on your iPhone to conserve battery power. While double-clicking and swiping to close apps is second nature to a lot of …

No, quitting iPhone apps doesn’t help save battery, says Apple

Apple’s software chief, Craig Federighi, tells customer it makes no difference and that he doesn’t bother laboriously quitting all iPhone apps when done with them<p>Many people believe that quitting all the apps in the iPhone’s recently used apps list will save battery power, but according to the …

Apps

Closing iPhone apps won’t save your battery life, confirms Apple

Years ago, you could go more than a day or so without having to plug your phone in to charge. These days as phones get more powerful, and …

Batteries

Mission Accomplished! 747-Space Shuttle Exhibit Launches in Houston

HOUSTON — Under a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished," Space Center Houston officials celebrated on Saturday (Jan. 23) the opening of …

Space Exploration

Bangladesh ferry collision kills dozens

<b>At least 70 people are known to have died in a ferry accident in Bangladesh, after authorities managed to reach the vessel which capsized on Sunday.</b><p>It collided with a cargo boat crossing the Padma river, about 40km (25 miles) north-west of the capital Dhaka.<p>Most of those who drowned were on the …

In Smart Home, Retrofit May Be The Next Big Thing

When you look around at many of the smart home systems coming to market, most require what is called in the business tech world a ”fork lift upgrade”, meaning you have to throw out your old hardware and replace it with new gear in order to get the advantages of new technology.<p>Take the Nest Protect …

Halo Nightfall Trailer [Official]

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

Walmart Commits To Massive LED Lighting Rollout

After a successful pilot test of the all-LED concept in Ohio, Walmart is investing in General Electric (GE) LED ceiling light fixtures across dozens of new and existing stores, and supercenters in the United States, Asia, Latin America and the United Kingdom.<p>The main sales-floor fixtures involved …

How to fix a broken Home button on your iPhone 5

Place the front display assembly <b>face down</b> on a clean cloth to prevent scratching the display.<p>Using your <b>#000 Phillips screwdriver</b>, remove the <b>two …

Kiefer Sutherland stars in new teaser for 24: Live Another Day: watch now

<b>With Kiefer Sutherland in London this weekend to shoot some additional scenes for 24: Live Another Day , Fox has taken the opportunity to drop</b> …

Secrets trailer for Game of Thrones season 4

Coinciding with the season finale of <b>True Detective</b>, HBO has unleashed a new trailer for the hotly-anticipated fourth season of the epic fantasy …

China plans the world's longest undersea tunnel

China is planning another engineering marvel: a tunnel more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel underneath Bohai Bay<p>At more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel, China's latest mega project is not short of ambition.<p>A 76-mile-long tunnel will run between the northern city of Dalian …

Flag, An App That Prints & Mails Your Photos For Free, Takes Off On Kickstarter

Thanks to smartphones, digital photography has essentially become free – after the cost of the initial phone purchase, that is. You no longer have to buy bulbs or film or batteries to have access to an unlimited camera roll. You can snap photos at will, and store everything the cloud. But one thing …

Microsoft Creates A 20-Gigapixel “Where’s Waldo?” Of Seattle

With Gigapixel ArtZoom, you can explore a panorama of Seattle, searching for the artists, performers, and eccentrics who give the city its vibrant life.<p>On a blustery day in October last year, a team of computer vision scientists from the Microsoft Research Interactive Visual Media Group huddled …

Touchscreens

Pagan School UK

South Korea Reveals Plans for 5G

4G and even LTE-Advanced seem so last generation now that South Korea has revealed plans to build a 5G network. According to Yonhap News, the country’s communications technology ministry will put in 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) and work with local firms through 2020.<p>The 5G network is expected to …