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'Miracle' jab could provide pain relief for millions of arthritis sufferers

A miracle jab that could ease the misery of arthritis for millions of sufferers has been developed by scientists.<p>The breakthrough may reduce the need …

Samsung's planning to launch the foldable Galaxy X this year

<b>Samsung has committed to launching a foldable smartphone this year.</b><p>The South Korean firm broke the news during a public earnings call with investors …

A year later, Google WiFi is still the best option for home internet

As a tech journalist, I should care more about routers. I know enough not to rely on the hunk of junk offered up by most ISPs, but after buying a good router for a couple hundred bucks years back, I just didn’t see any reason to upgrade.<p>And then we moved into a bigger house.<p>Bigger, as it turns out, …

Belkin’s new DuraTek USB-C cable looks tough as nails

Tired of fraying and failing cables? Belkin just launched the Mixit DuraTek USB-C cable, a brawny cord built with Kevlar and a special strain-reducing design that should put an end to premature cable death.<p>Measuring 4 feet long with USB-C connections on each end, the new DuraTek cable sounds …

How to Really Sharpen a Pencil

David Rees thinks he knows how to sharpen pencils. He says people have entrusted 1,500 pencil points to his sharpening business. I know a little …

Apple Announces Repairs For iPhone 6 Plus ‘Touch Disease Problems’

Some owners of the original iPhone 6 Plus handset has problems with the touchscreen on the device, this was nicknamed ‘Touch Disease” and now apple …

Google DeepMind sets sights on beating StarCraft II, making AI-playable version of game

After conquering the challenging game of Go earlier this year, Google’s DeepMind division is setting its sights on beating StarCraft II. DeepMind is partnering with developer Blizzard to release an open research environment that better allows AIs and machine learning systems to interact with the …

Artificial Intelligence

Cloud Computing Can Probably Resolve The Gaming Industry's Hardware Crisis

How much does a truly high-end gaming desktop come for nowadays? Somewhere around $1,500-$2,000? From a manufacturer's perspective, this makes complete sense. Gaming is a highly hardware-intensive function for any device to perform, which is why it is only natural for them to be priced excessively. …

Tesla Unveils Powerwall 2 & Solar Roof

Britain's mobile phone signal scandal: 525 black spots and foreign visitors get better coverage

British mobile phone signal is so poor that foreign visitors often enjoy better coverage than local people - despite billions of pounds being …

UK mobile networks should allow national roaming, say MPs

Some overseas users visiting UK have better coverage roaming than people using British networks, says cross-party report<p>Ministers must act to end mobile signal “not spots” that mean some overseas visitors have better phone reception than people using UK networks, a cross-party group of almost 90 …

Telecoms

Duolingo introduces chatbots to hone your conversational skills

The free language-learning app is now letting you practise your conversational skills on real live bots.<p>Free app Duolingo is a great way to learn the basics of a new language, with small daily lessons that gradually increase your skills, with rewards for progressing. Now the service has added a new …

Chatbots

How to set up multilingual typing in iOS 10

Apple has made a bunch of improvements to its QuickType keyboard for iOS 10, and one of those is support for multilingual typing. This lets you type in multiple languages simultaneously, and it’s super simple to set up. Here’s how.<p>Open up the <b>Settings</b> app on your iOS device, then head into <b>General</b>, …

iOS

Tiny magnet adds 256GB of storage to your iPhone

You wanted the latest iPhone, but you could only afford the 16GB model. By the time you install some cool apps, load some songs and shoot some pictures and video, you can expect something else to appear on your screen: the <i>Storage Almost Full</i> message.<p>You can go through the sometimes frustrating task …

Gear & Gadgets

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The ‘C’ in USB-C is for confusion (but you’ll adjust)

The shiny new watch on Tim Cook’s wrist wasn’t the item that tipped Apple’s hand as it bets on the future of computing.<p>The really big development was what wasn’t in the room: multiple ports on the new ultrathin MacBook.<p>The future lies in a single port for powering the device and seemingly not much …

USB Type-C

Apple Predicted to Launch Optional Stylus Accessory Alongside 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro'

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with another report outlining his belief that Apple will launch a stylus as an optional accessory for the company's rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro". With the new iPad's larger screen, it will likely prove popular with enterprise and creative users who tend …

IPad Pro

How filthy is your phone? - Telegraph

This unique mobile keyboard folds smaller than an iPhone 4

Typing on cellphones and tablets sucks. Virtual keyboards can be effective, but they take up half of your screen’s real estate. On the other hand, portable keyboards then tend to be either too small (limited by your tablet’s screen size), or too clunky to carry.<p>A company called WayTools wants to …

Multi-Touch

The 13 Best New Apps You May Have Missed Recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>From time-saving productivity apps like Workflow to fun little games for passing the time like Bloks, you're bound to find something you like.

The Best Video Game Console Of 2014

2014 was a year dominated by news stories about the war between two consoles: Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4.<p>The competition between these two systems dominated the conversation last year. Gamers and game writers alike tuned in eagerly to see which console would win the NPD sales …

Retrogaming

New Logitech API aspires to link entertainment and the smart home like never before

Logitech's new Harmony API claims to bring together more than 270,000 devices and services, including SmartThings, IFTTT and a myriad of other key connected home players.<p>Logitech announced its Harmony API today, an open-software push designed to merge home entertainment and smart-home gadgets into …

Smart Homes

This movie sharing service is the first good use of Ultraviolet we've seen

But it might not last long<p>Former Wall Street analyst Steve Wang has just launched Wavelength, a free movie-sharing service, or, as Wang is calling it, "the first social movie service."<p>Wavelength is powered by Ultraviolet, a cloud locker created by movie studios in 2010 that allows users to buy one …

UltraViolet

It's The Beginning Of The End For Windows 7

So long, Windows 7. After six years, Microsoft has started phasing out this version of its desktop operating system.<p>Independent security analyst Graham Cluley points out that “mainstream support” for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has just ended, according to this Microsoft webpage. However, if you …

The aluminum Nintendo Entertainment System is custom built inside and out

The folks at Analogue Interactive know that making a good <i>looking</i> game console only goes so far, and that it's what's on the inside that truly counts. It's with that in mind that the solid aluminum Analogue Nt -- the outfit's take on the original Nintendo Entertainment System -- sports fancy innards …

Parallels Access for iOS adds a universal file manager

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Parallels<p>Parallels Access, a remote computer app for mobile devices, received a solid upgrade on Thursday. Version 2.5 …

A closer look at the crazy car tech of CES 2015

Over the past few years, the world of connected automobiles has exploded. Self-driving cars, heads-up displays and in-car infotainment systems have become mainstays of CES and this year was no exception. Join us as we take a visual tour of Mercedes' futuristic F 015 road-ready lounge, Audi's …

HP delivers workstations on the go with thin-and-light Zbook laptops

The 2015 International CES is all about consumers. But Hewlett-Packard is using the big tech trade show to introduce new heavy-duty laptops for professional workstation users.<p>HP is introducing a new line of Zbook Workstations, laptops aimed at people such as product designers or engineers. Those …

Computer Hardware

An exclusive look at Bragi's ambitious smart headphones

Eleven months ago an audacious Kickstarter campaign promised a sports headphone like nothing we'd ever seen before. Bragi's spec sheet for "The Dash" read like a ridiculous wish list. There was touch control, two separate ear buds (that connect to each <i>other</i> wirelessly, as well as to your phone), …

Consumer Tech