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This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

India’s Rapes Too Often Excused as ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

Yet again global outrage and attention are focused on India. In the most recent rape-murder in Uttar Pradesh, a story of “boys will be boys” unfolded …

UK 'a tax haven for multinationals'

<b>The boss of one of the world's biggest banks last week described the UK to me as the world's "biggest, most developed tax haven".</b><p>Which rather jars with the splash in this morning's Telegraph, whose headline is "high taxes 'stifle UK entrepreneurs'".<p>So what is going on?<p>Well my banker was talking …

Economic Development

How to Get the Most Out of the New Google Maps

Google Maps rolled out a massive update that added better offline maps, improved navigation and Uber integration.<p>But while the update is huge, many …

The 30 best property apps

Buying and setting up a home has never been easier, thanks to the power of phones and tablets to save time and stress. Just tap here for everything down to the kitchen sync<p><b>1. Kirstie and Phil’s House Hunter</b><p>iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, £2.99<p>Having Kirstie and Phil on side could never be a bad thing. …

Apps

Google Launches Chromebox For Meetings, A $999 Videoconferencing System Based On ChromeOS

At a small media event in Mountain View today, Google announced the launch of Chromebox for Meetings, a $999 Core i7-based ASUS Chromebox setup with a remote, camera and microphone for conference rooms. The system uses Hangouts in the backend and is also compatible with existing conferencing setups …

Wearables unlikely to topple smartphone sales by 2018

Despite being a heavily touted next big thing, wearable technology still has some way to go before it topples the mighty smartphone, according to a new report<p>The rise of connected devices, wearables and the Internet of Things is likely to contribute to as estimated 271 million connections between …

Mobile

Dropbox Alternative HubiC Now Offers 10TB For $13.50 Per Month

French hosting company OVH just updated its product offering for its Dropbox-like service called HubiC. Now, you get 25GB of storage for free, 100GB for $1.35 per month (€1), and you can opt for a whopping 10TB plan for $13.50 per month (€10).<p>Launched two years ago, HubiC has slowly but surely …

Second-hand phones reveal sensitive personal data

Analysts recover SMS, browsing history and medical information from second-hand handsets bought at shops which claim to delete data before sale<p>Your old mobile phone can reveal sensitive data such as email passwords, medical records or personal text messages even after data is deleted, reveals a</b> …

Apple iPhone 6 release date, rumours and everything you need to know - Pocket-lint

Apple is consistently the subject of rumour when it comes to the next iPhone. No sooner has the latest model been released than speculation …

PS Vita 'Slim' Review: Is Sony's Latest Handheld Console Really An Upgrade?

<i>Sony's new slimmer PS Vita is on sale now in the UK starting at £180.</i><p><b>Key Features</b><p>20% lighter (42g)<br>• 15% slimmer<br>• 5-inch, 960 x 544 pixels LED (not OLED) …

One day you won’t need a badge to enter your building, just a SIM card

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Employees of Telus(s tu) just got access to the latest in building-security technology, and it just happens to be in their …

India’s huge solar water pump plan highlights how solar could leapfrog the grid

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: yumievriwan<p>The Indian government is looking to deliver one of the most ambitious projects involving solar-powered …

Samsung continues to push the Galaxy S4, introduces black faux-leather edition

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Samsung<p>The Galaxy S4 is nearly a year old, but that won’t stop Samsung from churning out new variants. We’ve already …

Camera and photography deals of the week: 2.7.14

If you're still looking to make good on that New Year's resolution to kick your photography habit into high gear, we might have a few options that can help. From an entry-level Nikon DSLR to a Wacom peripheral to aid with edits, there are a few options for spicing up those snapshots. Head on past …

Blinkx is making me a scapegoat, says Harvard professor

Professor Ben Edelman says he stands by his criticism of the London-listed internet video company and denies allegations that his research was not independent<p>The Harvard professor at the centre of a row with Blinkx has accused the British internet video company of trying to make him into a …

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Five reasons why 2014 is the year your mobile becomes your debit card

Could 2014 be the year the mobile payments revolution finally changes the game for SMEs? One provider claims it will be.<p>Technology is a great leveller. Devices such as smartphones and tablets are allowing enterprising companies to shed the shackles that traditional banking has kept them in and has …

FinTech

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Security researcher disputes NBC's Sochi 'hacking' experience

Hacked! As soon as you connect to the internet while at the Winter Olympics. Well, maybe not. There's been a bit of blowback from the report, even from the expert that NBC turned to during its report on online security in Sochi, Russia. To begin with, the team actually wasn't even there, they were …

Apple bans final bitcoin wallet from App Store

Apple has banned the last remaining bitcoin wallet app from the App Store citing “unresolved issues”, but the developers said that the company had previously voiced no concerns and has offered no explanation<p>Apple has banned the last remaining bitcoin wallet app from the App Store citing “unresolved …

Bitcoin

UK economic optimism soars, boosting Cameron's political capital

LONDON (Reuters) - Optimism about Britain’s economy has reached its highest level since 1997 thanks to an unexpectedly strong recovery, boosting Prime Minister David Cameron’s economic credentials ahead of a 2015 election, a poll showed on Thursday.<p>The poll, by Ipsos Mori, found one in four people …