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Netflix made a game featuring some of its top shows

When Netflix isn't commissioning award-winning programming and movies, some members of its team dedicate some of their time to building fun little projects. We've already The Switch, a Netflix and Chill button that can automatically dim the lights, activate your phone's Do Not Disturb feature and …

Pablo Escobar

Designing The Best Monster In Sci-Fi History

H.R. Giger’s xenomorph design articulates primal fears each of us has at the intersection of sex, death, and monstrosity.<p>After nearly four decades of exposure, the ichor-dripping design of Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi/horror classic <i>Alien</i> is the the rare monster concept that hasn’t had its …

17 fascinating early photographs of Rome

11 of London's best sculptures, public artworks and free-to-view design icons

Taking place this year from September 17 to 25, the London Design Festival celebrates the best of domestic and international design and provides something of a treasure trove for design aficionados – until its conclusion, venues throughout the city will host ingenuous pavilions, unique …

Apple's AirPod Headphones Are an Awful Design

Fewer wires isn't better. It's worse. Much worse.<p>You've probably heard by now, but the new iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack. This is going to be a pain for all kinds of reasons, but if you pick up a pair of Bluetooth headphones you should do just fine. And hey, what do you know, Apple …

Consumer Tech

Tesla's powerful new battery, and more in the week that was

Tesla makes the world's best electric cars - but they're not content to rest on their laurels. The company just launched a powerful new battery that makes the Model S the fastest production car you can actually buy. Meanwhile, autonomous vehicle startup nuTonomy has beat Uber to the punch by …

Costa Rica

World’s Most Expensive Home Hits Market for €1 Billion

It’s located in the exclusive French town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat<p>The world’s most expensive home has been put up for sale in the south of France …

Zapp from Futurama Reading Trump Quotes is Our Sunday Jam

Checkmate.<p><i>Futurama's</i> Zapp Brannigan is a 25-star general with an oversized ego, receding blond hairline, and sexist view of the world. He is adored by the public but despised by those who know him. Sound familiar?<p>Voice actor Billy West, who played Brannigan, noticed some similarities between Zapp …

Apple Watch 2 Coming Later This Year With GPS

The Apple Watch 2 is going to launch later this year, boasting an array of new features. That’s the word according to respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Kuo, who has been pretty accurate with his Cupertino forecasts in the past, says that a 2016 second half launch for the Apple Watch …

Google denies deleting Palestine from Maps following online uproar

Google has been forced to deny accusations it has deleted Palestine from Maps after a bug led labels on the West Bank and Gaza to disappear.<p>After …

Instagram Begins Experimenting With 'Save Draft' Feature for Posts

Instagram recently began testing a much-requested new feature that lets users save drafts of potential posts on the social network, instead of having to completely discard edits made to any photo (via <i>TechCrunch</i>). A small number of users mentioned seeing the "Save Draft" feature as far back as July, …

The world's 20 most spectacular railway stations

Dominant smartphone operating system maker given extra time to respond to European commission charges over market abuse of Android and Google Search and Chrome apps<p>Google has been given a six-week extension until early September to respond to EU antitrust charges filed against its mobile operating …

Android News

Pokemon Go: What is it, how to play it and everything you need to know

Pokémon Go is available to download in the UK, making the country the fifth place worldwide where the wildly popular augmented reality game is officially available.<p>The international release of the mobile game that lets users catch Pokémon in real life had been delayed following an unexpectedly high …

More than 3,000 people in east Yorkshire city were painted with four shades of blue paint before US artist photographed them<p>They came in their thousands, some walking, some leaning on crutches, others in wheelchairs – but all naked.<p>Before dawn broke on Saturday, 3,200 people gathered in Hull city …

Hull City AFC

Sprint cancels its “Galaxy Forever” upgrade deal for the Galaxy S7 Edge

Remember Sprint‘s cool “Galaxy Forever” lease promotion? The one where you buy a new Samsung phone and can then upgrade it after a year of repayments with no upgrade fees? Well, if you do, remembering it is all you’re going to be doing. According to <i>Fierce Wireless</i>, who confirmed the change with …

Malware takes over phones and tablets, steals and sells information, installs apps and clicks on ads – and 300,000 devices in US, and 100,000 in UK, are affected<p>Over 10m Android devices have been infected with a new piece of malware called HummingBad, according to security firm Check Point.<p>The …

Tablets

Apple’s unexpected approach to bots

At betaworks, we are very excited about the opportunities conversational interfaces offer for building new kinds of products, services, distribution channels and user experiences. We have been investing and building in this space for quite some time now. Given our curiosity and experience in this …

Self-driving robots to start delivering packages in the UK, Germany and Switzerland

Citizens of London in the UK, Düsseldorf in Germany, and Bern in Switzerland will soon be able to order packages, groceries and food and have it …

Robotics

The 10 most terrifying TV shows of all time

As BBC One’s period chiller The Living & The Dead <i>(Tuesdays at 9.00pm)</i> petrifies viewers, we count down the top 10 terrifying TV shows of all time. Apologies to The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, Chocky, Fringe, Hannibal, The League of Gentlemen and Tales from the Crypt - you weren’t quite scary …

Facebook puts friends above publishers in “News Feed Values” and ranking change

After the conservative trends fiasco, Facebook is pushing itself to a new standard of transparency. The company is publishing a formal “News Feed Values” document that details how it decides what shows up in your feed — a common question amongst users.<p>Those core values are that friends and family …

Fujifilm’s instant photo printer is finally out of its awkward phase

Print everything, have fun<p>In a world full of smartphone photography and digital cameras, shooting pictures on film has become a niche endeavor. Instant film, popularized by Polaroid in the mid-to-late 20th century, is an even deeper niche. But Fujifilm’s newest product, the Instax Share SP-2 …

Three Tips for Posing a Bride and Groom

Some days, I have such a short amount of time with the bride and groom alone that I have to decide if I should take the time to better that hand …

8 best games of 2016 (so far)

<i>It's the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the best</i> …

Space Travel

Here's what Apple's future Lightning headphones will be able to do that normal headphones can't

The big question is: Why?<p>It's because headphones with a digital connection — like Lightning or USB-C — can do so much more than traditional analog headphones, according to Carl Alberty, VP of marketing at Cirrus Logic.<p>He would know — Cirrus announced this week a developer's kit that will allow any …

The craziest patent claim yet: $10B for child-like ‘iPhone’ sketches from 1992

Just when I thought that patent trolls couldn’t get any crazier in their claims against Apple, a Florida man has proven me wrong. The <i>Telegraph</i> reports that Thomas Ross is claiming a cool $10B for what he claims is infringement of a patent application he made back in 1992.<p>As if it weren’t enough …

After Fire flop, Amazon unveils phones with its apps, ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is back in the phone business — sort of.<p>After its own Fire phone flopped, Amazon is selling special editions of other …

The best practical footwear to invest in ahead of Glastonbury

SUTD Professors Design 3D Printed Mesh Pavilion

Professors Felix Raspall and Carlos Bañón from SUTD Singapore have designed a 14.5-meter-long fibrous mesh made out of metal and nylon 3D printed …

Google's crazy smartphone project is finally becoming a reality

The search and mobile giant is teaming up with Lenovo to realize a monster smartphone— the 6.4-inch Phab2 — which is scheduled to go on sale in September.<p>Augmented reality (AR) is the sister technology of virtual reality (VR) — and is arguably much cooler.<p>VR cuts you off from the world around you: …