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Acer unveils 'building block' Revo computer

<b>Acer has unveiled a desktop PC whose parts are designed to be fitted together like building blocks.</b><p>The idea behind the Revo Build is to make it easy to customise a computer without having to unscrew parts of its body to install new components or connect it to other kit via cables.<p>A series of pins …

Acer

How Microsoft spent $1 billion on a simple mistake with the Xbox 360

But only one mistake cost $1 billion.<p>In May 2007, Bach writes in his new book, "Xbox Revisited: A Gameplan for Corporate and Civic Renewal," a group of Xbox team leaders met in his basement to argue about a huge problem: widespread reports of dead Xbox 360 game consoles.<p>"At the end of a long, …

Amazon Prime Video now offers something Netflix says it will 'never' allow

If you're one of the 40 million to 60 million people who pay for Prime, Amazon's $99-a-year membership club, you can now download movies and TV shows on your smartphone or tablet for offline viewing.<p>This is really handy if you're flying somewhere and don't want to pay for Wi-Fi or you know you will …

Jeff Bezos

Google's OnHub is an easy router that cures bad Wi-Fi

For most people, a Wi-Fi router is like a Ronco rotisserie: You set it and forget it. These often ugly networking boxes have one job: Give us Wi-Fi …

School grades aged 10 predict risk of dementia

A raft of studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found that lifestyle choices were critically important for preventing dementia<p>Children with low school grades at the age of 10 are more likely to develop dementia later in life, scientists have found for the first …

Moscase Is Like Batman’s Utility Belt For Your iPhone

The average phone case is basically a piece of plastic that protects your device when you drop it. But what if you could add modular features to your iPhone like a heart rate monitor, a grappling hook, or a backup battery? Now you can.<p>Moscase comes to use from Hungary and is being crowdfunded to …

eReaders

Microsoft Surface 3 is an attractive lightweight

I'm a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, a no-compromise tablet-laptop hybrid. It's the right size, and has the battery life, power and portability …

Mark Zuckerberg Can't Have It Both Ways on Net Neutrality

Mark Zuckerberg says Internet.org and net neutrality "can and must coexist," despite a backlash against his organization, which aims to bring free …

#BBCtrending: What is it like to be a blind film critic?

Film critic, radio traffic announcer and popular Instagrammer - Tommy Edison delights in doing things you wouldn't expect a blind person to do.<p>Blind since birth, Edison set up a YouTube channel to review films from a blind person's perspective. The comments section was quickly filled with sighted …

Social Media

The perils of 'taboo' gifts

<b>A government minister gave the gift of a watch to the mayor of Taipei in good will, but ended up breaking local cultural norms because clocks are considered a harbinger of death. What gifts are taboo, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.</b><p>When transport minister Susan Kramer gave Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je a small …

Transportation

US man walks free after 40 years wrongly imprisoned

A 70-year-old man from North Carolina has been released after serving four decades in prison for a crime he did not commit<p>A panel of judges has found Joseph Sledge was wrongly convicted in the stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter nearly four decades ago.<p>After his release on Friday, the …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Consumer Tech

The 10 greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career

<b>The UK is marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. He is regarded by many as the greatest Briton ever, but for some he remains an intensely controversial figure.</b><p>During Britain's darkest hours in World War Two, Churchill's leadership was vital in maintaining morale and leading …

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50 Years Of Glam From His Holiness David Bowie, In A Single GIF

Last week marked David Bowie's 68th birthday, so naturally there's an animated GIF circling the internet that chronicles the most glam of rockers and his many, many makeovers.<p>Twenty-two-year-old Helen Green is the brilliant mind behind this moving masterpiece, chronicling every single one of …

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Hearthstone: The Craziest New Mechanics of Goblins vs Gnomes

Blizzard on the origins of some of Hearthstone's most insane new cards.<p>Goblins vs Gnomes – the new(ish) 120+ card expansion for Hearthstone has had a …

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet from nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein, who found a document signed by "L.G. Doom," and concluded that Doctor Doom helped the US become a nuclear power.<p>Like <i>Verge</i> reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross, who became obsessed with a mystery woman at Los Alamos …

Is this man responsible for inventing the selfie stick?

Wayne Fromm was on holiday in Florence in 2002, with his daughter Sage, when they ran into the classic tourist’s problem. They wanted a photograph of themselves on the Ponte Vecchio, but it was crowded, there was nowhere to rest the camera and they felt awkward about asking somebody else to take …

The real meanings behind 11 puzzling expressions we still use today

The phrase "cut to the chase" doesn't mean what you think it means.<p>The common descriptor, like many other popular sayings, is one of many …

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

CES 2015: Welcome to the drone zoo

LAS VEGAS — Drones: They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are palm sized, while others would cover your dining room table. They all share some key …

Only 5 percent of Monument Valley players paid for the game on Android

Just five percent of <i>Monument Valley</i> installs on Android devices were paid for and only 40 percent were paid for on iOS devices, according to the developers of the game.<p>Following the tweet of stats, Re/code spoke with Monument Valley producer Dan Gray at Ustwo Games to figure out what those numbers …

Google hopes Android TV means third time lucky for their home invasion

Search firm is set to re-enter the TV software market with some notable failures already behind them. But will they be able to compete with the likes of Apple and Amazon?<p>The old joke about Microsoft was that it took three goes to get anything right; hence Windows 3.1 was the first to be widely …

Dyspraxia can be serious – it deserves more recognition

Imagine you're a healthy adult with a good university degree but struggle to pour a drink without spilling it, direct people across a building, or remember what you've just been told clearly. This is a typical picture of someone with dyspraxia. Dyspraxia, or developmental co-ordination disorder …

This doorbell rings your smartphone when you're not home

LAS VEGAS— You can always know who's at your door— even if you're not home.<p>That's the promise of the Ring, a Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell that allows you …

The real story behind The Sun's "Gaming as addictive as heroin" headline

UK newspaper The Sun has been getting stick today for an article it published which carried the headline: "Gaming as addictive as heroin." But what's …

Amazon announces the Fire, its first-ever smartphone

Yep, it's a phone alright. Amazon officially unveiled the Fire today at a special press event held in Seattle. Consistent with the rumors, Amazon's first-ever handset has a 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass display with an HD-resolution screen (720p). That makes it the same size as the Moto X, which was also …

How to Use Instagram To Boost Business

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>How do you choose which social media networks to participate in?<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>Certainly, there’re a ton to choose from. Are you on Twitter, Facebook, …

Levitation Photography 7 Tips for Getting a Great Image

Levitation images are magical! They draw the viewer in and make them think about what’s not quite right. If you search the internet for levitation …