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Microsoft OneNote comes to Android Wear, gets updated for iOS 8

We'll say this about Microsoft's OneNote team: It's clear they want to be on every device, even ones you might not be buying. Earlier this year, the company came out with an Amazon application in the wake of some truly awful Fire phone reviews. Now, Microsoft is releasing OneNote for Android Wear, …

London transport network payments go fully contactless

From today, all of London's public transport -- from Tube to tram to train to robotic rollercoaster (DLR) -- will be compatible with your NFC …

Google Maps Gallery Lets Anyone Share Custom Maps

Google is expanding Google Maps Gallery, its portal for custom maps, as a destination where anyone can find, create or share personalized routes.<p>Before, this site was focused on custom maps plotted by governments, nonprofits and businesses, but today Google wants to open it up to the wider public. …

Microsoft’s new wireless keyboard works with Windows tablets, iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Next month, you’ll be able to use a single wireless keyboard with just about any mobile device, regardless of the software platform it uses. The …

Porsche Macan Turbo vs Cayman GTS - is the SUV a sports car on stilts?

Apple sees voice messaging as the next wave of digital communication

iOS 8 and Apple Watch revive our push-to-talk fantasies<p>Remember Push-To-Talk? Before Blackberry’s ascent, and before the launch of the original iPhone, Nextel’s range of PTT devices were the hottest phones in America. Cell phones were still relatively new at the time, offering high-tech …

iPhone 6 Specs Allegedly Leak Hours Ahead of Launch

China Mobile, the largest mobile carrier in the world, has allegedly leaked specs related to the next-generation iPhone 6 ahead of Apple's launch …

Tired? Check Your Neck for Thyroid Cancer

I bet you can't guess what Sofia Vergara, Rod Stewart, Joe Piscopo, Jennifer Grey, Angie Everhart, Roger Ebert, Catherine Bell, and Brooke Burke-Charvet all have in common. You might say that they're all celebrities or actors but I'm not sure Rod Stewart has acted in anything except his music …

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Council leaders in Wales demand urgent cuts debate

<b>Every county council leader in Wales has called for an urgent debate on budget cuts, claiming the country faces a "growing financial crisis".</b><p>The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) claims the 22 councils need to save £900m by 2018 from their budgets.<p>A letter signed by all the council leaders …

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Jupiter's moon Europa may have plate tectonics just like Earth

Jupiter's icy moon Europa, regarded as perhaps the solar system's best bet to host alien life, keeps getting more and more interesting.<p>Big slabs of ice are sliding over and under each other within Europa's ice shell, a new study suggests. The Jovian satellite may thus be the only solar system body …

Obama's 'core coalition' won't defeat ISIS 'monster' without Mideast

A 10-nation group the Obama administration has gathered to fight ISIS could help, but more important will be the nations that surround the Islamist militant group's self-declared "caliphate," experts say.<p>After meetings at last week's NATO Summit, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke of a newly …

IRA comfort letters furore could risk peace settlement, warns Tony Blair's former chief of staff

Jonathan Powell says the deal to send letters to on-the-run IRA suspects was not some 'murky deal'<p>The furore around the IRA comfort letter scheme could put the Northern Ireland peace settlement at risk, one of the key negotiators behind it has warned as he insisted it was not a “murky …

Rotherham child abuse: Martin Kimber, council chief exec, to step down

<b>The chief executive of Rotherham Council is to step down following a report that exposed the scale of child sexual exploitation in the town.</b><p>Martin Kimber will leave the post in December, he has announced.<p>In a statement, he said wanted to reiterate his "sincere apology to those who were let down".<p>A …

Britain to send military, humanitarian experts to fight Ebola

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it would send military and humanitarian experts to Sierra Leone to set up a treatment centre for Ebola victims, as 11 major companies urged the international community to step up the fight against the worst outbreak of the disease.<p>Volunteers carry bodies …

WHO Endorses Blood Transfusions to Combat Ebola

Is it really the least bad option they have?<p>In the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization has declared that treating patients with the blood of Ebola survivors should be a top priority.<p>The latest count suggests that more than 3,700 people across five West …

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How To Know When It Is Time To Upgrade Your Photography Gear

Almost every photographer wants to own a better camera, right? But then again, not every photographer really needs a better camera. So how does one …

Luton airport bomb scare: disposal experts carry out controlled explosion

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion at Luton airport on Monday in the first security alert of its kind since the terror threat was raised to severe last month.<p>Police were called after a suspicious package was discovered in the security search area, prompting thousands of …

Amazon Fire Phone Up For Pre-Order In The U.K.

Amazon’s first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is now available on pre-order in the U.K. on carrier O2. The phone will ship to U.K. buyers on September 30. It’s being offered for no upfront cost for customers signing up to for a two-year £33 per month tariff on O2.<p>The U.K. is the first international …

Apple may name its 5.5-inch iPhone the ‘iPhone 6 Plus’

With rumors now indicating that Apple will reveal two different sizes of the iPhone 6, it begs the question what each will be officially named.<p>And now we might have an answer. Japanese Apple news site Macotakara is reporting that Apple is planning to call the 4.7-inch iPhone the “iPhone 6,” while …

After months of preparation, Twitter now has a payments system powered by Stripe

Twitter is – at long last – introducing e-commerce into its tweets. The “buy this product” button has been rumored for months, but Monday it was …

MOTA's vibrating jewelry promises more subtle notifications

Do you remember Ringly? The idea behind it was that people would use a vibrating ring to alert you about incoming calls, emails or text messages. If you can imagine that same concept, albeit in a smaller and less gendered package, then you have the starting point for the MOTA Smart Ring. Silicon …

Android this week: New Moto X, Galaxy Note 4, and Xperia Z3

It was a huge week if you were waiting to see the next wave of new Android devices: Various Google hardware partners debuted new phones and …

Nest to Launch Its Smart Products in Europe This Month

BERLIN — Nest will launch its smart thermostat and smoke detector in parts of Europe in late September.<p>During a presentation at the IFA 2014 tech …

Sometimes I wish more games were just a vertical slice

Sega is cutting cheques for consumers who felt Aliens: Colonial Marines was wildly different to the marketing videos used to promote it, but while …

Scottish woman who married Isis fighter 'wants to become a martyr'

A Scottish woman who travelled to Syria and married an Islamic State (Isis) fighter told her parents she wanted to become a martyr and would see them again on the "day of judgment".<p>Aqsa Mahmood left her family home in Glasgow last November and called her parents from the Turkish border before …

Scotland would be less protected after independence under SNP's intelligence plans, former MI6 head warns

Sir John Scarlett dismisses White Paper security proposals, saying the safety provided by Britain's intelligence services 'simply cannot be replicated in just a few years'<p>The SNP's security and intelligence plans would leave Scotland less protected from threats after independence, a former head of …

Aid agency demands Islamic State release its British hostage

LONDON (Reuters) - The aid agency that employs a British worker being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) jihadists has condemned their threats to kill him and called on Friday for his immediate release.<p>A video purportedly showing threats being made to a man Islamic State (IS) named as David Haines …