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Waterproof boxer shorts let you keep gadgets in your pants

If you’ve ever jumped into a hotel pool and had that sinking feeling your mobile was still in your pocket then you probably need to change your pants.<p>…

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Skype update sends HD video calling to iPhone, iPad

Owners of the latest iPhone or iPad can now see their Skype video callers in high definition.<p>Released Monday, Skype version 4.10 for iOS adds supports for HD video for both the iPhone 5 and the fourth-generation iPad. The latest update also helps international callers. A drop-down menu allows you …

Hidden iPad features that could improve your life

Apple's iPads are designed to be easy to use, but many owners are not getting the best out of the tablet – here are some hidden features that may transform the way you use your iPad.<p>Some features on the iPad are straight forward – a touch screen is, after all, designed to be easy to use.<p>More …

Bins that track mobiles banned by City of London Corporation

Recycling bins in the City of London that are monitoring mobile phones’ wifi signals to target advertising have been banned by the City's officials.<p>A dozen of London’s more than 100 recycling bins fitted with digital screens were tracking each phone that connects to them with WiFi. The technology …

LG ships retro TV with rotary dials

Do you miss walking over the TV to change the channel? We know LG does. It just launched a 32-inch LCD set, the 32LN630R, that resembles a '70s tube TV down to the working channel and volume dials. Not that the company is foregoing modern luxuries, mind you -- its 1080p, IPS-based display supports …

How to save a water-damaged cell phone

Cell phones and water: Not a good mix. Yet as phones become more and more a part of our everyday lives, it seems like we keep coming up with new and …

The Quiet Mobile Giant: With 300M Active Users, WhatsApp Adds Voice Messaging

WhatsApp, a tiny startup with a very basic idea, boring design and lots of competition, has somehow managed to connect up most of the world. And …

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If you could actually see Wi-Fi, this is what it would look like

What if you could actually see Wi-Fi? It is something we all have wondered about. We can see the Wi-Fi routers in our homes and our offices, and we …

Should I breastfeed my baby to make him or her smarter?

How can you make a population smarter? Last week, research in the American journal JAMA Pediatrics showed that mothers' milk increases a child's intelligence. The study, from Boston Children's Hospital, found that breastfeeding for six months to a year was associated with better receptive language …

The demon drink: war on sugar http://gu.com/p/3hyxd/tw Our addiction to sugar is linked to obesity, cancer and heart disease – and soft drinks are among the worst offenders. Alex Renton reports on the new health war, and reveals why some fruit juices may be as bad for you as cans of fizz

The worst part about all the government surveillance isn’t the snooping, it’s the secrecy

A journalist named Michele Catalano touched off a minor firestorm of paranoia and outrage on August 1 when she wrote about being visited by three …

Friends: The One Where Nick Returns

Flinging open the door of No 10, Nick stormed into the Cabinet Room, and glared at Theresa and William<p>NICK STRODE towards Downing Street, his sense of holiday cheer evaporating with every stride. There he’d been, enjoying a couple of weeks’ well-deserved rest after months of striving ceaselessly to …

Who Would Take A One-Way Trip To Mars? This Woman.

Katrina Wolfe, a 24-year-old video game designer, wants to live and die on Mars.<p><i>Mars One, a Netherlands-based private spaceflight project, announced April 22 that it would begin accepting applications for a one-way mission to colonize Mars; three weeks later, 78,000 people had already signed up. We</i> …

The Business Of Fear

I spent much of this week at the Black Hat information security conference, after attending the head of the NSA’s keynote speech; and I am pleased to report, O my readers, that here in Las Vegas I have finally achieved enlightenment. That being: the fundamental problem with the National Security …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Trump: I mis-spoke over Russia election meddling<p>The US president has been under …

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Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger

LONDON (Reuters) - A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world’s first lab-grown beef burger.<p>The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to …

Report: Verizon, Vodafone and BT gave UK government unlimited access to undersea network cables

PRISM isn't just for US agencies -- last month it was revealed that the UK's Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) has been using the program to collect emails, photos and video content from an assortment of internet providers. Now, a German newspaper claims to know what companies …

The FBI wants telecom companies to install secret eavesdropping technology

According to interviews with government sources conducted by CNET security reporter Declan McCullogh, the FBI is pressuring telecom carriers like …

When it comes to surveillance, we’re probably all in it together

The PRISM/Tempora/XKeyscore/Snowden affair is a fiendishly complex one and we are only part of the way towards unravelling it — if indeed that ever …

Postmaster: We Photograph Your Mail, But Not To Snoop

The head of the U.S. Postal Service has acknowledged that every piece of domestic mail is photographed for processing and that the information is sometimes made available to law enforcement, according to The Associated Press.<p>In an interview with the news agency, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe …

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Ashes 2013: James Anderson is world's best - Wasim Akram

Third Investec Ashes Test: England v Australia<p><b>Pakistan great Wasim Akram believes England's James Anderson is the best bowler in the world.</b><p>Anderson has taken 13 wickets in the first two Ashes Tests to help England to a 2-0 lead over Australia, ahead of the third at Old Trafford on Thursday.<p>The …

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Autonet Mobile puts a new twist on the car key (video)

Remember Autonet? The company -- which is best known for providing manufacturers like Chrysler with in-car WiFi hotspot solutions -- is launching a new product designed to replace the key fob and enable low-latency remote vehicle control and diagnostics from any smartphone. Of course, this is …

How Tom West Built A Pirate-Proof Yacht

The 30-ton vessel, Faith, is armored to keep out unwanted guests.<p>Tom West has tackled some impressive builds over the years, including telescopes, a sawmill, and his house in Poland, Indiana. But West, a retired teacher, recently completed his swan song: a 30-ton, 56-foot-long sailboat named <i>Faith</i>. …