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Husband sells wife’s diamond wedding ring for £6 in car boot sale mix-up

<b>A dozy husband looks set for a lengthy spell in the dog house after accidentally selling his wife’s $22,000 (£14,000) diamond ring for just $10</b> …

The worst TV subtitle gaffes – your pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/media/guardianwitness-blog/gallery/2013/jun/13/bad-subtitles-readers-pictures<p>720<p>The UK's media regulator, Ofcom, said it …

Can Apple Compete With Samsung In $46 Billion Phablet Market?

In 2014, Apple — the “can’t innovate any more, my a__” company – might introduce two Phablets – bigger smartphones not big enough to be tablets. But will Apple outdo Samsung or just introduce a me-too product? After all, Samsung is not going to stand still.<p>That’s the report from <i>Reuters</i> — on which …

Supreme Court Rejects Human-Gene Patents -- Sort Of

The U.S. Supreme Court today declared human genes off-limits for patent protection, drawing a line between “naturally occurring” DNA sequences and similar genes entirely created in the lab.<p>The court’s unanimous decision in <i>Association for Molecular Pathology vs. Myriad Genetics</i> will cheer …

NSA Surveillance May Have Dealt Major Blow To Global Internet Freedom Efforts

The internet has never been a perfect tool for advancing democracy and human rights.<p>Despite the most optimistic techno-utopian projections, the internet has yet to set us free and rid the world of dictators. Critics have been right to warn us of the dangers of a single-minded approach — we should …

Code of Conduct: Can I 'Borrow' Google's Books Forever?

Ethics quiz! Sharpen your pencils and get ready to pass judgment on this scenario. While visiting Google’s campus, you walk past an interesting looking bookcase in the hallway. Stickers on each book proclaim: “Property of the Google Product Management Library.” There’s no trace of a book-lending …

Bug In iOS 7 Beta Lets Anyone Bypass iPhone Lockscreen To Access Photos

Apple’s flashy new mobile operating system has been in developers’ hands for all of 48 hours. Now one iPhone user has already found a bug that blows a hole in the software’s security protections.<p>On Wednesday, 36-year old Jose Rodriguez, an iPhone user who lives on the Spanish island of Tenerife, …

Astronomers Find 26 New Black Holes In The Andromeda Galaxy

Researchers using NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory have found 26 new black hole candidates in the Andromeda Galaxy. Throw in 9 identified black holes from previous observations, and that means that astronomers have now found 35 total black holes in that Galaxy. That’s the most that have been …

What's Your Superhero Name?

So you want to be a superhero (or supervillain) but are having trouble coming up with a good name? Not anymore!

Your Ultimate Camping Checklist

Here are the absolute basic necessities, adaptable for families and experienced campers alike.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Superman Movie Franchise

Tonight, <i>The Man of Steel</i> arrives in theaters across the country, and we’re excited as only nerds can be. But the history of Superman in the movies is almost as fascinating as the movie itself. This is the payoff to a long, torturous process that involved millions of dollars spent and dozens of …

8 Classic Rock Songs That Should Be Taken Out Of Radio Rotation Forever

I have learned three things while listening to the radio during my drive from New York to Bonnaroo:<p>1. The radio is terrible.<p>2. I can save HOW much money by switching my insurance to Geico?!?<p>3. The radio is really, really terrible.<p>But seriously, the radio is REALLY terrible. My rental car doesn’t …

Russell Crowe Is Badass In New ‘Man Of Steel’ Clip, Michael Shannon Sings Bon Jovi

<i>Man Of Steel</i> opens tomorrow (you can read Vince’s review here), so Warner is dropping the very last promotional materials. The first video below is a clip of Russell Crowe as Jor-El beating up his kidnappers, who are probably Kryptonian Nazis. To quote commenter <b>TooManyPizza</b>, “Classic Russell Crowe …

How do you find planets around other stars?

A CENTURY ago astronomers knew of only eight planets in the entire universe: those around the Sun, the most distant of which, Neptune, had been …

IBM reportedly cuts over 1,600 US jobs as part of billion-dollar restructuring

Missing your earnings target by five cents a share wouldn't trouble most companies -- but IBM isn't like most companies. That's why it's reportedly implementing a billion-dollar restructuring program that'll see up to 8,000 jobs being lost from the firm. The <i>Alliance@IBM</i> union is reporting that over …

Google Adds 1,000 New Locations From Asia, Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada To Street View

Google today launched a large update to Google Maps that adds more than 1,000 new locations from around the world to the service’s Street View feature. These include numerous locations that can’t be reached by car, including the cathedral of Seville, the canals of Copenhagen and the Singapore Zoo. …

E3 2013: PlayStation 4 hands-on

Tom Hoggins gets to grips with Sony's next-generation console.<p><b>Design</b><p>Sony finally revealed the physical form of the PlayStation 4 at their press conference. In pictures it cuts a curious shape, almost a cut n' shut of the PS2 and PS3. But up close, it's a lot more sleek, the slanted front catches …

HTC One gets Android 4.2.2 bump, but there's plenty of Sense in that

Some owners of the flagship HTC One handset have received a software upgrade this morning, but it may not be the one they were looking for.<p>Amid hints …

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