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UK video game chart: GTA 5 top again as Saints Row IV: Re-Elected debuts at 4

Grand Theft Auto 5 has topped the UK video game chart for the third consecutive week as Deep Silver celebrate a good debut for Saints Row IV: …

Telecoms deals invite watchdog inquiry

Mobile operators will push for a market wide review as a series of telecoms deal transforms Britain's landscape<p>Hutchison Whampoa is expected to push for a full-blown competition review of Britain’s communications industry if regulators scrutinise <b>its plans to merge the Three network with O2</b>.<p>The Hong …

Spain: 800 migrants storm North African border fence

MADRID (AP) — Spain says 800 African migrants have tried to storm the border fences separating Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco in the second such attempt in two days.<p>The Interior Ministry said police repelled most but 54 migrants managed to make it across Wednesday. Spanish …

North Africa

2014's most dubious 'science' stories | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Alamy<p>Still some surprises to be had with the human body.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/29/1419853655603/b1f8476f-efbf-4581-9ba9-accfbc83fd9a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Still some surprises to be had with the human …

The best Android apps for kids of 2014

If your children are getting to grips with a new Android tablet for Christmas, here’s our pick of the most educational and entertaining kids’ apps this year<p>• <b>The best iPad apps for kids of 2014</b><p>Endless Reader is full of character: an app where a troop of colourful monsters teach your children how to …

Gay donkey rapists and other oddities: how Ukip keeps going off-message

“Just don’t,” Ukip’s chairman, Steve Crowther, recently told party members tempted to express odd views on Twitter. In the light of a “Gay donkey tried to rape my horse” headline generated by a Ukip candidate in Cardiff, Crowther should probably tell them to avoid being filmed on YouTube too.<p>The …

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Smart glass offers window of opportunity for View

Looking out of the south-east-facing windows from the lobby of San Francisco’s hip downtown W hotel, you would be forgiven for thinking the view looks subtly different from what you would expect to see through normal glass.<p>The luxury high-rise hotel, which claim rooms to be “green 24/7”, uses …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

Exclusive: Researchers turn Google Glass into health sensor

If you're riding the wave of the quantified-self movement, you may not need to purchase a host of wristbands, bracelets, watches, cuffs and helmets …

Alienware Turns The Gaming PC On Its Head With New Area-51 Design

The rock group Queen had a popular song back in the day, that Alienware’s latest gaming PC somehow manages to harken back, ringing in my schoolboy head – <i>Fat Bottom Girls</i>, you make the rockin world go-round. Teenaged bravado aside, I do realize I’m dating myself but then again, I’m genuinely …

Three Ways To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Another day, another data breach. At least that’s what it feels like after the data firm Hold Security made public its discovery that a gang of Russian hackers has made off with a cache of 1.2 billion user name/password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. As reported by the New …

What architects don't get about Steve Jobs' spaceship

For reasons that would take too long to explain I find myself in Durban, South Africa, this week at a gathering of 6,000 architects from around the …

GCHQ reveals UK universities that train cyber spies

There was a time when graduates were ushered into a room, or received a mysterious phone call, enquiring if they would like to work for their …

These Are the 10 Best Android Phones of 2015

<i>This post is in partnership with Trusted Reviews. The article below was originally published at Trusted Reviews.com.</i><p>The "big four" high-end Android …

Phones

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's out list of the best smartphones available today, ranked.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are</i> …

'Holy grail' battery life tech could end smartphone woes

For years now we've watched smartphones get progressively in every way -- in terms of camera skills, screen resolution and raw power. And yet there …

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display: Everything You Need To Know

The iPhone 6 will be the most radical redesign in iPhone history. Central to that will be the move to larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays and central to convincing us this is a good idea will be Apple’s use of sapphire displays. But what is a sapphire display? Why is it better than glass and will …

10 Secrets From Leading Sales Execs

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever wonder why some company’s sales programs are more successful than others?<p>During a recent forum at Emergence Capital that included Bill Binch, Marketo’s EVP of Worldwide Sales, followed by panels dedicated to sales …

Customers

9-Year-Old South African Boy Marries Elderly Woman

It's not legal, it's not sexual, but it is still disturbing.<p>A woman in her 60s, who is a mother of five, renewed her marriage vows with a 9-year-old boy in a wedding ceremony in South Africa earlier this month.<p>Helen Shabangu wed Sanele Masilela in a second ceremony in as many years on July 12 in …

Tiny device aims to tell you if your drink has been spiked

The creators of a device designed to identify if your drink has been spiked have launched on Indiegogo with the aim of raising $100,000. Similar in size to a pack of gum, the pd.id can be dunked into a drink, blinking red after a few seconds if a contaminant is found. According to founder J. David …

Microsoft talks up 'next version of Windows'

Microsoft's Tony Prophet took a moment Wednesday to expand on a key feature in the next version of Windows at a Microsoft conference.<p>Prophet, corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, offered a bit more clarity on comments executive Terry Myerson provided at Microsoft's Build Conference in …

Software

Quirky Updates 'Wink' App to Support Smart Products from Dropcam, GE, Philips, and More

Quirky today released a major update its Wink smart home app, enabling the app to now work with a number of smart appliances and products from companies such as Dropcam, Honeywell, Leviton, Schlage, Philips, and more.<p>In addition extended product support, the app also contains a streamlined …