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Nasa's New Set Of 'Cosmos' Space Images Is Billions Of Kinds Of Awesome

Space. It's billions and billions and billions and billions times more awesome than you think it is.<p>Nasa has released an incredible set of new images …

Incredibly Long Train Set Tackles 'The Spiral' (VIDEO)

This shouldn't be interesting but it is.<p>For reasons it's hard to fathom it's actually slightly hypnotic, calming almost.<p>Behold as a 241 car and nine …

The Strange and Wonderful Movie Posters from Ghana: The Matrix, Alien & More

A cottage industry quickly sprang up in the early 80s when the first videocassettes made their way to the West African nation of Ghana. Armed with a …

Movies

Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures

Following on from his amazing series last week, here are Halley Docherty’s latest collages for us – well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world, from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York, superimposed on to Google Street View<p>• Classic London paintings meet Google …

Pink Panther Theme Tune Played By Floppy Disk Drive Orchestra Is Incredible (VIDEO)

All hail Gigawipf.<p>Not content with mesmerising you all with their floppy-disk drive orchestra playing an incredible version of 'Tainted Love', …

Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

Working LEGO Computer Keyboard

Kids

Could this app allow you to read War and Peace in a day?

A new app called Spritz claims to be able to increase users’ reading speed to as much as 1,000 words a minute. Will it revolutionise how we read?<p>Spritz, a new speed-reading app, claims to allow users to take in up to 1,000 words per minute – more than three times as much as the average adult …

Apps

BBC Releases 30th Anniversary Edition Of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Text Adventure Game. You Have Died (And Gone To Gaming Heaven)

You are on a blog. The latest news is at the top and scrolls down infinitely. The first story is about the 30th Anniversary Edition of Infocom’s Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy text adventure game. There is also a story about Samsung here.<br>> READ STORY<br>Which story?<br>> READ HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE …

Sony and Panasonic unveil 1TB 'Archival Disc'

Companies breathe fresh life into optical discs by announcing a new standard for an "Archival Disc", designed as a cheap and robust way to store up to a terabyte of data<p>With MP3 downloads and online film streaming it sometimes seems that the optical disc is all but obsolete, despite relatively …

Videography

Apple spaceship HQ explained: 10 facts you didn't know about the office of the future - Pocket-lint

Apple's spaceship headquarters is so huge, so far-out, and so complex that it almost seems unrealistic. That is - until the chief architect pipes up, …

Hewlett Packard

This superthin material could help us put displays in our clothes and windshields

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: MIT<p>Scientists have created super-thin LEDs that are strong, efficient and flexible enough to be easily integrated into …

What gadgets were you rocking 10 years ago?

Ten years ago, the internet was introduced to a new tech blog called Engadget. The world was a much different place. Smartphones as we know them didn't exist and almost everyone had a flip phone. The cloud? What did that even mean back then? Tablets and e-book readers were just a glimmer of hope in …

XP - the operating system that will not die

<b>On 8 April Microsoft will end support for the venerable Windows XP operating system. That means no more security patches, software updates or bug fixes for the software.</b><p>It's an event that Microsoft has been warning people and businesses about for months. And it is one that hi-tech thieves have been …

Software

Xperia Z2 - The best ever smartphone, only from Sony

Sony

Have your say: We're interested in your views here at Handtec so we've created this poll to find out which of these two recently announced devices you're looking forward to most. Will it be the Samsung Galaxy S5 OR the Sony Xperia Z2?

We're interested in your views here at Handtec so we've created this poll to find out which of these two recently announced devices you're looking …

Phones

If You Want Android On A Nokia, The Nokia X Is Probably Your Last Chance

Nokia unveiled a few new Android-powered Nokia X smartphones at MWC this year, and they look like an interesting combination of Nokia’s existing design choices with Windows Phone, Microsoft’s services and Google’s mobile OS. As interesting as they appear, however, and regardless of their ultimate …

Up, up and down: The ephemerality and reality of the jetpack

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>Born out of sci-fi cinema, pulp literature and a general lust for launching ourselves into the wild blue yonder, the real-world Rocket Belt …

NASA's Real-Life 'Gravity' Images Will Blow You Away (PICTURES)

So you watched Gravity and it blew you out of the water, right?<p>Well NASA have just trumped Alfonso Cuarón by releasing some truly mind-blowing images …

The World Outside My Window - Time Lapse of Earth from the ISS (4K)

Time-lapse Photography

Amazing Water & Sound Experiment #2

Amazing

Pre-Order New SanDisk Ultra 128GB MicroSDXC Memory Card Class 10 30MB/s

<b>Release Date To Be Confirmed</b><p>SanDisk Ultra 128GB MicroSDXC Memory Card provides the highest storage capacity available on a microSD card. It gives you …

Operating Systems

What to expect from the first generation of Ubuntu smartphones (hands-on)

The Ubuntu Touch smartphone OS has come a long way, but it still has further to plod before it's ready for market - all Canonical will tell us that it hopes to see an Ubuntu phone before the end of this year. Nevertheless, now that some phone manufacturers are on board with the project, we've been …

Atomic Bomb Test Video From 1953 Looks Like A Model But Is Terrifyingly Real

It's real. It looks like a model or some sort of CGI trick but it is utterly and terrifyingly real.<p>This is an Atomic Cannon test from 1953 in Nevada …

Google finally releases Now Launcher to the Play store, for Nexus and Play Edition devices

Most of us assumed it was only a matter of time before Google released the Now launcher that debuted on the Nexus 5 to the Play store. Now that day has come... provided you're the owner of a Nexus or Play Edition handset that runs KitKat. The new homescreen is the one you've already come to know …

The closest thing to being a real space cadet. #ThrowbackThursday

Back by request! Right-click anywhere on the map for lat long coordinates or quick directions. #newGoogleMaps http://t.co/WQWE0XgoHM

VIRB Elite Action Camera

The VIRB Elite is a true HD 1080p action camera that combines enhanced HD video recording with Wi-Fi capability and advanced GPS functions like …