Paul Cardin

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Google Glass go on sale in the UK for £1,000

Smartglasses finally go on general sale for anyone in the UK over 18 with a credit card<p>Google Glass smartglasses are finally available in the UK for £1,000, two years after they were extravagantly launched by skydivers in the US.<p>The smartglasses have been praised by adherents who describe it as the …

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights | Colossal

<p>Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about …

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>We've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about the future of our world.

Singularity

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Consumer Tech

As Brazil Barrels Toward World Cup, Brazilians Aren't Feeling It

The stadium where the opening game of the World Cup will be played is a gleaming monument to the world's favorite sport, soccer. The Corinthians Arena — named after one of Brazil's most famous teams, which will take it over — has been built from scratch and boasts a massive LCD screen and …

Turnout at the local and European elections in the north of England in 2014

Covering the local elections last week - first in Rotherham, where Ukip barged their way in with nine new councillors, and then Bradford, where George Galloway's Respect party failed to make the grade - it occurred to me that the story was less about who had voted for Nigel Farage's foot soldiers …

Elon Musk unveils Dragon V2 spacecraft for seven astronauts

Elon Musk has taken the wraps off a new spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to the International Space Station.<p>The unveiling of the cone-headed craft dubbed Dragon V2 took place at the southern California headquarters of Musk's company, SpaceX. Musk declared the spacecraft a big …

Iraq report to include Blair-Bush talks

LONDON — British officials have agreed to make public some details of the exchanges between then-Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush before the invasion of Iraq — but the full versions of the conversations will remain secret.<p>A British inquiry into decisions and mistakes in …

Nick Clegg and Lib Dems face wipeout in damning opinion poll verdict

The electoral oblivion apparently confronting the Liberal Democrats as led by Nick Clegg was underscored on Monday by leaked opinion polls in four seats showing that the party will be wiped out.<p>Commissioned by a Lib Dem supporter from ICM and subsequently passed to the Guardian, the polling …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

London's Iconic Shard Skyscraper Was Just Hit By Lightning And The Images Are Surreal

The Shard, a famous skyscraper in London, was hit by lightning on Thursday during a storm.<p>Weather Channel meteorologist Tim Ballisty and others have been tweeting out an intense-looking photo originally posted on the Twitter feed of London company AIA Worldwide.<p>Check it out:<p>Here's another …

Weather

3 Reasons Whistleblowers Are Your Company's Best Friends | Inc.com

Whistleblowers get bad press. Presented as cranky, disturbed individuals bearing a grudge, they're easily demonized and excluded. But in March, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the whistleblower protection afforded by Sarbanes-Oxley now applies to employees of contractors and subcontractors of …

U.S. Supreme Court

Compound Interest

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

#WhyImVotingUkip – when a hashtag goes wrong

We're not sure this is what Ukip had in mind when they said "let's get this trending".<p>After the party's spectacular failure to organise a carnival was played out in 140-character bursts, Twitter has yet again been poking fun at Ukip. This time, with not-so-serious tweets about why they would be …

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

When changing the color of an object in Photoshop there are ways to change the base Color and the Highlight color, we go over each of those methods …

Ukraine crisis: Donetsk region asks to join Russia

Request comes just two hours after referendum results show 90% voted for independence from Ukraine<p>The "People's Republic of Donetsk" declared itself an independent country on Monday and, within two hours of doing so, had asked to join Russia. The separatist leader Denis Pushilin told journalists …

Wirral’s council leader has a ‘brave new blog’ – with COMMENTS DISABLED

http://cllrphildavies.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/bringing-council-services-closer-to-you/<p>He often invokes “Transparency”.<p>He often speaks of …

Dispatches ~ Wirral Council’s alleged Contract Impropriety and Subsequent Whitewash

<b>17th June 2013</b><p>Wirral Council appears in Channel Four Dispatches programme about “How Councils Waste Our Money”. Link to Wirral section here:<p>What …