Chris Lent

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Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

Boot up: Gmail's hidden ads, Xbox's secret recording, recover your iPhone and more

A burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Google starts sending adverts as emails to Gmail users >> Geek.com<p>The Gmail …

An actual prism lets the NSA peek into live internet traffic

One of the ways that the US National Security Agency taps into internet traffic is by going straight to the major data hubs that international traffic passes through. But secretly gathering that data isn't so simple: for every tap into the transmissions, some data is lost — and someone monitoring …

Ubuntu Edge smartphone seeks $32m of crowdfunded cash

<b>The developer of the Ubuntu operating system has turned to a crowdfunding site in an attempt to launch a handset pre-installed with its software.</b><p>London-based Canonical is seeking to raise $32m (£20.8m) over the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices.<p>To succeed it needs to raise several times more …

The Hottest New Cars For 2014

With the debilitating effects of the economic crisis firmly in the nation’s rearview mirror and new-car sales firing on all cylinders, the 2014 model year is serving up an engaging array of new and fully redesigned models, ranging from family sedans and plush luxury cars to hot sport coupes and …

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?

As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing. Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an “iPhone 5S” with the same …

As Microsoft Doubles Down On Touch, The Desktop Becomes Even More Of An Afterthought

The Windows 8.1 Preview version has now been out for over a week. One of the highlights of this update is the return of the Start button (but not the Start menu), and after using the new version for a while, it becomes clear that, despite this concession, the old desktop isn’t coming back. All the …

Apple testing Android-like local voice dictation for iOS

Apple is testing a local, offline version of Dictation voice input for iOS devices, according to strings of code found inside of the iOS 7 beta. The code, which was discovered by Hamza Sood, is located inside of both iOS 7 betas, but it is not present in iOS 6. Currently, when an iOS user uses …

How Slot Machine Sounds Trick Your Brain

Nice music doesn't always mean a real win.<p>When you win a bet on a slot machine, the machine rewards you with a celebratory noise: that electronic string of notes saying, <i>You're a winner! Here is, like, 30 cents, probably.</i> If you <i>lose</i> the bet, there's usually not a noise.<p>But here's the twist: modern …

What The U.S. Government Asks Google To Censor [Infographic]

Not hard to see: more takedown requests are coming every year.<p>If the government wants Google to remove content, officials can file a removal request with the tech giant. Google, for transparency, releases data on those takedown requests, there for any interested party to peruse.<p>Designer Sebastian …

Dissected: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class

Mercedes christens the latest version of its icon with its very own fragrance.<p>Carbon-fiber missiles with horse or bull badges might attract more attention, but few cars command the respect of an S-class. Mercedes-Benz’s flagship is globally recognized as the unofficial—except in cases where it’s …