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Alt-week 10.26.13: Somewhere, is a galaxy far, far away and how time is just a side effect

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>In the red corner, we have quantum theory. In the blue, it's relativity. But, if new experiments are to be believed, the two feuding concepts might not need to slug it out after all. In unrelated news, …

GTA Online impressions

Rockstar’s ambitious Grand Theft Auto multiplayer is heady with anarchic distraction but currently feels surprisingly restrictive. Phill Cameron returns to Los Santos to find there is still work to be done.<p>The format of GTA Online feels like the setup for some grand punchline, a meta-commentary on …

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New 4G Google Nexus 4 to launch alongside Nexus 5? | Trusted Reviews

<b>A 4G compatible Google Nexus 4 is reportedly on the cards, with the high speed revision of the Android phone tipped to land alongside the upcoming</b> …

GTA 5 Stimulus Package sees Rockstar delay free money once again | Trusted Reviews

<b>Rockstar Games has been forced to push back the rollout of the promised free GTA 5 money as the GTA 5 Stimulus Package faces a new round of …

Tesco Hudl review: Can a supermarket chain put out a decent tablet?

One may seem like a paragon of modernity compared to its 94-year-old rival, but the UK's two biggest retailers have a lot in common. For starters, both Amazon and Tesco succeeded far beyond their original missions (bookseller and greengrocer, respectively) to become retail giants. Both understand …

Pretzels, backrubs, and booze: late night at the Disrupt Europe Hackathon - http://tcrn.ch/Hauha2 #hackdisrupt #disruptberlin

Foursquare PreCheck-In Wins The First Disrupt Europe Hackathon, Teleapp And Colorful Gift Place Second And Third

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe’s first-ever hackathon has just concluded, and the judges have crowned a winner. There were 91 companies presenting hacks at this year’s inaugural event, and 24 hours after they sat down and started hacking, the teams stood up on stage and ran through 60-second demos of …

The After Math: two new iPads, two new Windows Phones and Instagram news

Did Apple manage satisfy your cravings for a new iPad? Maybe that new Mac Pro has got you readying a preorder, if only for the illusion of the power user that you one day hope to be. After a year's break, the return of Nokia World coincided with Apple's soiree, but the Microsoft-aligned phone maker …

As Apple pushes free apps and iCloud, should Google be worried?

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Among the many topics on our weekly Chrome Show podcast, we took the deepest dive on Apple’s(s aapl) move to make …

Galaxy Gear return rate reportedly 30 per cent, Samsung wants to know why - Pocket-lint

Samsung has expanded its support of the Galaxy Gear beyond the Galaxy Note 3 and to the Galaxy S4 with an update that is rolling out worldwide. Next …

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Time Machines - Wireless wonder

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets, and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>This device famously exhibited the potential of tuned radio waves and their ability to wirelessly convey a signal. In 1899, it transmitted a …

Battle of the sub-$300 laptops: HP Chromebook 11 vs. Acer Chromebook C720

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>Looking to grab a new Google(s goog) Chromebook without breaking the bank? Two recently released models are definite …

Amazon cloud keeps growing but so do options; the week in cloud

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr/Nrbelex<p>The big cloud news this week was that Amazon Web Services had another banner quarter — at least from what …

Lost between tablet and cloud

IT IS no secret that sales of laptop and desktop computers are in terminal decline. Apple’s iPads, along with various Android tablets, are eating …

Samsung fined for paying students to bash HTC online - Pocket-lint

Following record earnings last week, Samsung has got itself into a bit of trouble with Taiwanese officials. The local FTC in the country fined …

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