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What is Kodi and is it legal? A beginner's guide to the home media server

Whether you've only just begun the process of digitising your movie and music collection, or long since abandoned physical media, chances are you've …

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Scientists have almost discovered how to resurrect a woolly mammoth

Researchers at the University of Chicago have identified many of the genes that are unique to the woolly mammoth and not shared with its closest relative — the Asian elephant. This information puts scientists even closer to resurrecting an actual woolly mammoth. But the issue of whether we <i>should</i> …

Samsung is actively disabling Windows Update on at least some computers

Samsung is actively disabling Windows Update on at least some of the computers it sells. Microsoft MVP Patrick Barker documented the details on his blog after trying to help Sysnative forum members troubleshoot issues with a Samsung machine.<p>Windows Update appeared to be getting disabled “randomly” …

Sony put a Bluetooth speaker in an LED light bulb

Lights and music are a time-tested combination, and now Sony finally offers them in one product. (The Rolly doesn't count.) Sony has just announced the LED Light Bulb Speaker in Japan, a Bluetooth speaker that screws into a light fitting to give your living space the gift of simultaneous sight and …

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

You can't 'outrun' obesity: Study says exercise doesn't help weight loss

LONDON — A team of British cardiologists have said it's time to "bust the myth" that regular exercise tackles obesity.<p>The strongly-worded editorial …

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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Skype Too Simple? Try This ASCII Video Chat Client for Devs

Sometimes, older is better. And this ASCII video chat client on GitHub might not replace Skype or Google Hangouts anytime soon (or anytime ever), but it’s certainly worth checking out if you’re an inquisitive dev familiar with terminal.<p>You’ll need to be comfortable compiling your own software if …

London's population hits 8.6m record high

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/england/1142000/1142493_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524683276_5fe5419dba1f27bccc781e688ae4a294<p><b>London's population has topped 8.6m, the highest since its 1939 peak, the Greater London Authority has revealed.</b><p>The figures show Hillingdon has had …

Google and Apple in $415m 'non-poaching' settlement offer

<b>Four of the world's biggest tech giants - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - have agreed to a new settlement of $415m (£273.5m) in an attempt to resolve a lawsuit.</b><p>The US lawsuit alleged the firms agreed not to poach staff from each other.<p>It claimed the alleged agreement prevented workers from getting …

Dolby is launching its super-vivid IMAX theater competitor in the Netherlands

Dolby has just announced a huge new project, but it's not about audio as you'd expect -- it's about the upcoming launch of its IMAX competitor called Dolby Cinema. This giant screen format will be able to project movies using the "Dolby Vision" technology (something it's been working on for years), …

Watch: the German rollercoaster restaurant

Move over conveyor belt sushi, the rollercoasting hamburger is here<p>It gives fast food a new meaning: a restaurant in Germany that features its very own rollercoaster.<p>Located in the northern port city of Hamburg, the restaurant has been fittingly named the Rollercoaster Restaurant, and can seat as …

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Uber Integrates With Spotify To Let Passengers Become Backseat DJs

Uber is adding a new feature to its mobile app that could allow passengers to play DJ while they take a ride with one of its drivers. Thanks to an integration with Spotify, Uber will soon make music a central part of its ride-hailing service.<p>Some screenshots obtained by TechCrunch show how the …

This Wearable Gadget Turns Your Footsteps Into Battery Life For Your Phone

The Ampy gives you motivation to get moving and solves the problem of your device always running out of battery.<p>Most fitness trackers try to inspire action by counting your steps. But a new wearable adds another layer of motivation: As you move, the device captures that energy and stores it to …

The Title for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Revealed!

BMW 3Q sales beat estimates

BMW, the world's biggest maker of luxury vehicles, reports earnings for the third quarter. But how will the company fare in the electric car race against rival Mercedes? Bloomberg's Hans Nichols reports<p><b>Germany's</b> luxury automaker BMW AG saw net profit slip 1.2 percent in the third quarter due to …

5 Best Reasons To Buy A PS4 Instead Of An Xbox One, 2014 Edition

The holidays are coming. For the video game industry, this is when things get real. We’re about one year into the console war and PS4 has a solid lead. That doesn’t mean Sony’s machine is the right decision for every gamer — Microsoft’s Xbox One still has a lot going for it, and the fight is a …

Christian Bale quits Steve Jobs movie

Despite writer Aaron Sorkin praising the Batman star, Bale has pulled out<p>Welsh actor Christian Bale has withdrawn from the role of Steve Jobs in a forthcoming biopic of the Apple entrepreneur. According to <b>The Hollywood Reporter</b>, Bale decided he "was not right for the part after much deliberation …

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Struggling supermarkets face huge increase in business rates bill

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons could see tax bill surge on back of business rates revaluation<p>Britain’s under-pressure supermarkets are facing the prospect of a huge increase in business rates, adding to the challenges facing the industry.<p>The rates bill for supermarkets could grow by as much …

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

The three main mobile operating systems all have their respective voice-based virtual assistants to help users with various tasks during the day. …

The Internet Archive Now Lets You Play 900+ Classic Arcade Games In Your Browser

Looking for a nice little burst of nostalgia on this fine Saturday evening? Don’t feel like going through the process of installing MAME and lurking for ROMs, but still want to get your classic arcade on?<p>Back in December of last year, the Internet Archive (in their effort to backup the entire …

M Division's monster SUVs are back

It’s five years since BMW first squeezed its X5 and X6 through the M Division sausage machine. The pair introduced turbocharging to performance BMWs, …

The True Cost Of Hiring An Employee? Much More Than Their Salary

Working out the true cost of hiring an employee in your business has, historically, been difficult to calculate.<p>A salary is easy, of course, but it is all the non-wage costs which are often elusive. Can you estimate how much tax will the employee cost you? What about the cost of sickness? Legal …