Ashan Boralugoda

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Revision techniques - the good, the OK and the useless

<b>It's the time of year where students are poring over their books, trying to ensure they are prepared for their exams.</b><p>Revision charts, highlighter pens and sticky notes around the room are some of the methods people use to ensure information stays in their mind.<p>But now psychologists in the US warn …

40 astonishing facts you'd never believe are true

• Facebook629<br>• StumbleUpon476.7K<br>• 477.4Kshares<p>1. There’re more stars in the universe than grains of sand on earth.<p>2. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.<p>3. Most …

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Google smartwatch is real, Gmail and Maps updates incoming

Leading into I/O, lots of information gets tossed around. Some of it is complete nonsense, later unearthed to be so. Some is solid information, and questioned thoroughly before being vetted as accurate.<p><i>Android Authority</i> has recently spoken with sources close to Google regarding some of what is in …

Apps

Chris Hadfield: Around Planet Earth in 1,500 tweets

<b>Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is due to return to Earth on Tuesday from a five-month stint on board the International Space Station.</b><p>Since docking with the ISS in a Soyuz craft in December, the 53-year-old station commander has kept hundreds of thousands of followers back on Earth informed and …

Not even fish have any privacy anymore! Sony’s new Xperia ZR can shoot HD video underwater (Updated)

Sony continues to strengthen its 2013 range with the introduction of the Xperia ZR, which joins the already very popular Xperia Z, and its cousin the …

Samsung To Launch 5G By 2020, Hits Speeds Of 1Gbps In Tests

Samsung Electronics has developed core technology that will allow it to deliver high-speed 5G wireless data connections to consumers by 2020, the company announced today. The system allows data transmission up to several hundred times faster than current 4G networks.<p>5G mobile communications …

Ignorance of tick-borne Lyme disease 'costing lives'

<b>When Joanne Drayson regularly walked her dogs in the woodland near her home in Guildford, Surrey, she was unaware that a tick the size of a poppy seed would infect her with a serious and debilitating disease.</b><p>"I had this strange symptom, which I can only describe as whole body rigidness. It kept …

20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers

We're high up in the Gherkin in the City of London and Garry Sidaway, director of security strategy at Integralis, a firm which advises government …

Best Android phones of 2013

In the past 12 months, we’ve seen oversized phones (don’t call them phablets) rise to dominance and pretty much becoming the face of the Android smartphone market. Gone are the days of phones with modest 3.5-inch screens, dual-core processors, and limited wireless features. Nowadays, you’ll be …

Phones

LG Announcing New Device May 30 – Could This Be The Optimus G2?

As is the custom these days, another Android OEM has teased a phone with an event invitation. A year ago it wouldn't have been very interesting to …

Samsung, LG and HTC rumored to have flagships in the works primed for Fall launch

Despite the existence of the topnotch flagships Samsung Galaxy S 4, HTC One and LG Optimus G Pro smartphones for the first half of this year, it’s …

Megapixels and Ultrapixels: The Galaxy S4 versus HTC One camera shootout

We compare image quality on the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 rear cameras<p>Though they're direct competitors, the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are …

Phones

Rumored Sony i1 could rule the Android roost this fall

Early details for the upcoming Sony smartphone suggest one of the most powerful Androids to date.<p>Sony may forgo the Xperia branding and adopt the new One Sony branding for this fall's flagship smartphone, according to various reports. Rumored to be called the Sony i1, the possibly forthcoming …

Phones

Zoo seeks mate for last surviving 'gorgeously ugly' fish

<b>London Zoo is appealing to fish keepers to try to find a mate for a critically endangered, tropical species.</b><p>The Mangarahara cichlid is extinct in the wild but the three in captivity are all male.<p>The Zoo, which describes the fish as "gorgeously ugly", is hoping to start a conservation programme if a …

Summer-born pupils 'should have exam scores boosted'

Summer-born children should have their exam marks boosted to compensate for being almost a year younger when they sit tests, a report argues.<p>In England, pupils born in August are less likely to get good GCSEs or go to university than those born in September, the Institute for Fiscal Studies …

Self-esteem