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HoloLens: The hands on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

New Snowden documents show how the GCHQ tracked iPhone users

Snowden documents published today by <i>Der Spiegel</i> give new insight into the British GCHQ's efforts to track targets through their iPhones. Previous leaks have revealed specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhone software controls, but the new documents show that …

5 can't-miss apps: Scannable, Adobe Lightroom and more

Adobe Lightroom<p>Qork<p>Timeline - News in Context<p>'Words on Tour'<p>Evernote Scannable<p>Between Google describing new plans for its modular smartphones and the …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Google Glass can return – but it must clear four big hurdles first

Congratulations to Google Glass: production may have been halted on its current form, but it will return – and this time as a fully fledged product.<p>Graduating from the company’s R&D division, Google X, to proper product status, and coming under control of Tony Fadell, widely seen as the father of …

Wearable Tech

Will autocorrect make you too predictable?

Computers can now identify what you will say before you know yourself, and as philosopher Evan Selinger argues, this could subtly shape your conversations without you realising.<p>Do you know what you really want? Right now, there are computers all over the world busily trying to tell you the answer – …

Text Messaging

Xiaomi's new phone wants to be an iPhone killer

Xiaomi revealed a slate of new products in Beijing on Thursday, including a flagship smartphone that the Chinese company said would rival Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The company showed off four major new products to thousands of cheering fans. Top billing was given to the Mi Note, which features a 5.7" …

Mobile Technology

5 ways to handle social media better in 2015

As the new year approaches, it’s time to celebrate accomplishments and successes.<p>It’s also a time to take a hard look at ways to improve for the year …

Public Relations

How important are quotes in press releases?

“How important are quotes in press releases?”<p>A PR executive asked that in a LinkedIn public relations group last week, and it stimulated an …

Public Relations

The makings of a PR agency's star candidate

If you’re anything like us, your high school experience probably could’ve been better. You probably even thought, on that last day, something like …

Employment

Russia cancels Ukraine's gas discount and demands $1.5bn

Vladimir Putin insisted that Gazprom’s decision was unrelated to political tensions<p>Russian energy giant Gazprom has increased the price of gas supplies to Ukraine, sending a chilling reminder of the power Russia holds over European energy markets.<p>The price rise comes as escalating unrest in Ukraine …

Russia