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Samsung Galaxy S6: Australian Hands-On

The covers are off! The Samsung Galaxy S6 is here, and we've been hands-on from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. So what's it like? In a word: …

Phones

New, Free Versions of Office for iOS Apps Allow Creating & Editing Documents, Without Any Subscription

Microsoft has announced some very good news for iPad and iOS fans of their Office suite – you can now use free versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint to create and edit Office documents on iOS devices, with no more requirement to have an Office 365 subscription.<p>As Apple Insider reports, there are …

Software

How to escape your phone contract without paying a dime

Are you desperate to get a new phone or switch your service, but reluctant to do so because you know you’ll get slammed with a big, fat early …

T-Mobile

Ghosts in the room? It's just your frazzled brain

You know that "chill" in the air that makes you feel as if someone -- or some<i>thing</i> -- is watching you, lurking behind your back? It's referred to as a "feeling of presence" (FoP for short), and surprise: It has nothing to do with paranormal encounters and everything to do with your brain. In fact, …

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking

A new film tells the story of how the great scientist transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative disease.<p>Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, <i>The Theory of</i> …

Holiday Travel Accessories to Make Your Life Easier

The holidays are almost upon us, which means it's time for family and friends, turkey, and stress. And, for many of us, it also means it's time to travel. There is no better travel companion than your trusty iPhone. As much as I love my new iPhone 6, when I’m on the road I like to bring along some …

Holiday Travel

Your science questions answered

Q Given the fact that the atom consists mainly of empty space and glass has a much higher density than paper, why is it that I can’t look through a sheet of paper but easily through centimetre-thick glass? asks Thoralf Schubert<p>A As Professor Philip Moriarty from the University of Nottingham …

After 'Cosmos,' Neil deGrasse Tyson Dives Into Science of 'Interstellar'

If you want to learn about the science behind a blockbuster movie like "Interstellar," astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is your man.<p>Tyson's the one who pointed out that the constellations were all wrong in the "Titanic" — which shamed director James Cameron into fixing the stars for the movie's …

Black Holes

10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android's Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

Free apps collect your personal data

If I glanced through your smartphone or tablet, I'd bet most of the apps you installed are free. We all love free apps. In fact, I’ve put together lists of my 10 Best Free Apps for Android and 10 Best Free Apps for Apple.<p>But free apps often have a privacy cost. When you install an app, you probably …

Getting started with iPad note-taking app INKredible

For jotting down notes and nothing more, free iPad app INKredible provides a streamlined interface and a pen that feels like the real thing.<p>You'd be hard-pressed to find a simpler, more natural-feeling note-taking app for the iPad than INKredible. It feels like a stripped-down version of Paper; you …

Note-Taking

11 Mindblowing Facts That Will Completely Change Your Perspective On The World

<i>Life will never be the same.</i><p><b>1. The continents look entirely different than you think they do.</b><p>The map you're used to is more Western-focused and stretches out the size of continents near the poles. Africa and South America are actually way bigger. Here's a more accurate representation of the world, …

Cute cat or ugly cat? The new feline from China taking the internet by storm

Snoopy, an unusual looking cat in China is attracting huge attention on Weibo, the country's equivalent of Twitter and now his antics look set to reach a wider global audience.<p>Afficionados of unusual cats with an impressive online presence have a new feline to consider - the rather strange looking …

Crazy Russian Scammers Throw Themselves in Front of Moving Cars

There are so many Russian dash-cam videos on the internet that you would think 99% of all traffic accidents happen in the Federation or that Russian …

Why I ditched the Galaxy Gear for the Fitbit Force

My wrist has only so much room, and the Fitbit Force has won the shoving match against the mighty Galaxy Gear.<p>I've had a love affair with high-tech watches for as long as I can remember. I still recall with fondness my beloved Casio Marlin W-300, which I cherished as a tot. I've also proudly worn …

Wearable Tech

Habits: why we have them and how to break them

Psychology<p>The index card<p><b>The index card:</b> Dr Benjamin Gardner provides 10 facts about habits, including their purpose, speed of acquisition and why you might need to move house<p>First published on Sun 13 Oct 2013 02.00 EDT<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>Topics<p>Psychology<br>• The index card

The moral life of babies

Research with very young babies suggests that the roots of compassion, empathy and moral reasoning might be in place from birth.<p>If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been …

Meet The Sourpuss Gene

A genetic variant predisposes people to perceive events more negatively than others.<p>The inability to look on the bright side might have a genetic basis. A new study from the University of British Columbia has found a genetic variant might make the negative more salient than the positive for its …

Psychology