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10 best Android tools and utility apps

Smartphones are, at their core, tools. Because of this, many developers have created tons of tools for them that work really well. The genre is actually quite diverse. There are tons of Android tools and utility apps out there. You can do a whole bunch of stuff with Android. It’s actually a rather …

Apps

The Xbox One And PS4 Don't Need To Make 4K A Priority

Yesterday, I read a great piece from our own John Archer about how Netflix is making bold predictions about the future of 4K, namely that they expect both Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 to support the format within the year.<p>Now, before gamers get alarmed, there’s a big difference between the …

Scientists sequence genome of bowhead whale—longest-lived mammal

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have sequenced the genome of the bowhead whale, estimated to live for more than 200 years with low …

What Other Games Should Learn From The Universal Appeal Of 'No Man's Sky'

No Man’s Sky is a rare case of an indie game being treated like a fully fledged triple A title, and it doesn’t even have a famous developer behind it. While Hello Games’ last project, Joe Danger, was received well, it certainly didn’t make them a household name. Rather, No Man’s Sky has attracted …

The 9 Most Expensive Buildings Ever Aren't What You'd Expect

Buildings are expensive but they're nowhere <i>near</i> as expensive as incompetence, as we learned this week thanks to new revelations about the $4 billion …

Skyscrapers

Apple deleted users' non-iTunes music and didn't tell them about it

Long before Apple was shoehorning the latest from U2 into your iTunes account, it was deleting songs originating from rival services. Tell us if this sounds familiar: You grabbed Lady Gaga's <i>The Fame Monster</i> from Amazon MP3 in 2009, threw it in your iTunes library, went to sync your 160GB iPod …

Four Twitter Profiles That Will Teach You Something New Every Day

My daily goal in life has always been to learn something new. I’m hungry for new information that transforms my perspective, or in some way can shape my writing and work. That’s taken a lot of curation, and the ability to cut out all the noise that fills up my inboxes and social media feeds.<p>I’ve …

Christmas gifts 2014: top technology and gadgets

Tablets, gadgets, phones and radios make the best presents for tech-savvy friends and family<p>Every family harbours at least one tech-obsessive. Whether you’re buying for your gadget-savvy teen, or a difficult-to-buy-for relative, we’ve got all bases covered.<p>Below, find our roundup of the top …

100 weird objects sent into space

"Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul."<p>That was the message from Paul McCartney when, in 2008, Nasa beamed into space the Beatles song Across the Universe via its Deep Space Network.<p>The Beatles song is travelling across the universe at a speed of 186,000 miles per second to reach North …

Sydney Opera House

Will Generation Z Disconnect?

Today's hot tech companies may soon be in for some nasty surprises. Teenagers are pushing back against the technology dependence that previous …

Check out our laptop buyer's guide for the best in portable PCs

Tablets are great, but if you're really looking to get some work done, a laptop is still one of the best for the job, especially if you need flexibility and portability. With the variety of Chromebooks, Ultrabooks and slimmed-down gaming laptops on offer, you don't even have to weigh yourself down …

Check out Flow, Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Handoff feature

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Samsung’s VP of Research Pranav Mistry revealed the company’s next big step towards making its devices work together during …

Four reasons I switched to Safari after years of using Chrome and why I’ll probably switch back

Advertisement<p>49 Comments<p>After upgrading to OS X Yosemite last week, I got an interesting notification when booting up Chrome for the first time. …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Paving-stone swastika embarrasses German town

A Nazi swastika found in the pavement on a pedstrian walkway in Germany causes outrage on social media and sparks a police investigation<p>It is hard to imagine a worse council blunder than that endured by the German town of Goslar, where residents awoke to find a prominent Nazi swastika embedded in …

Celebrity hacks: How to protect yourself in the cloud

<b>The release of hundreds of intimate images of celebrities has raised questions about the security of the online services used to share many of the snaps.</b><p>It has also got many people wondering how they can avoid becoming a victim in a similar way. What steps can they take to protect those images and …

Where Do You Draw the Line Between the Sky and Space?

On his 108-minute flight in 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human being in space, reached a peak altitude of 327 kilometres (203 …

New Video Demos iPhone 6 Running iOS 8. One Handed Use Unlikely

The Internet has been awash with iPhone leaks in recent weeks, but whether they came from tech sites, case makers or even celebrities they have all had one thing in common: they were dummy units. As such we have had no chance to see what iOS 8 will look like running on Apple’s new iPhone – until …

Sony Xperia Z3 pictures leak out, sized up next to OG Galaxy Note

Sony’s anticipated Xperia Z3 smartphone has leaked out again in new pictures. While the Xperia Z2 is still hard to come by if you’re stateside, Sony …

A Guy Raised More Than $3 Million On Kickstarter By Reinventing The Cooler

Launched just four days ago, Ryan Grepper's "Coolest Cooler" has raised $3.2 million of his $50,000 goal, and he still has 48 days left.<p>Besides the aesthetically pleasing design and it being able to keep drinks and food cool, it includes just about every possible feature you might want to have for …

Why the British Don't Refrigerate Eggs

If you've ever been to a supermarket in the UK, you were probably surprised (if not a little grossed out) to see stacks of eggs hanging out with nary …

Eggs

Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update: 10 Things You Need to Know

Google’s Android 4.4.4 KitKat update might be small but it’s an extremely important update for Android users thanks to its valuable bug fixes, …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

The Week in Spandex - Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman v Superman, DC TV, Hellboy 3, Spider-Man and more

<b>Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron,</b> …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Timehop for Android and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps<p>Timehop<p>Random<p>Rumr<p>UpTo Calendar<p>Disconnect Search<p>With Microsoft's Office for iPad announcement and the launch of HTC's newest flagship …

Apple’s iPhone Seen As More Desirable In Emerging Markets Despite Android’s Dominant Usage Stats

Apple has a prime opportunity in high growth emerging markets, according to a new study by Upstream, done in conjunction with Ovum, showed that among buyers in Brazil, China, India, Nigeria and Vietnam, Apple is the top brand when it comes to consumer wants, with 32 percent interest from the survey …

How to solve four common problems with your new smartphone

Whether you're new to the wonderful world of smartphones or you just bought yourself a newer model, these tips should help.<p>For all their smarts, smartphones can be complicated animals. Or at least frustrating ones, especially if you run into some of the problems that tend to crop up among new …