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Versatile TogoDock Turns Any Surface Into Portable iPhone Dock and Charger

Fuse Chicken, the company behind the multi-function Une Bobine iPhone stand, today launched a new product on crowd-funding site Indiegogo. Called the TogoDock, Fuse Chicken’s newest iPhone accessory combines a magnet-laden mount with an integrated charging cable, allowing users to turn any surface …

PlayStation Preview: Hands-On with Infamous: Second Son

At a PlayStation gaming showcase event earlier this week, we went hands-on with Sucker Punch’s upcoming Infamous: Second Son game.<p>When the PlayStation 4 launched last year, it lacked a full stable of launch titles to show off its remarkable potential. Infamous: Second Son launches in North America …

What Sound Does A Fox Really Make?

A Norwegian dance-pop song called "The Fox" asks the question: the cow goes moo, the duck goes quack, but what sound does the fox make? We have the answer!<p>A music video from a Norwegian duo called Ylvis is primed to, as the<p>kidsmarketers say, "go viral," because it is catchy and weird and foreign …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Features, services and upgrades: the Sonos music revolution

<b>Sonos is a company coming of age, proving that a rich set of features can be a smarter pitch than just selling off a spec sheet.</b><p>Sonos feels a little …

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ZBoard launches crowdfunding campaign for its San Francisco Special, pre-orders start at $1,199

Remember that snazzy special edition electric skateboard we saw roll out at Expand? It's almost ready for launch: ZBoard has launched a Dragon Innovation crowdfunding campaign for its San Francisco Special. Although the limited edition ZBoard's specs haven't changed since earlier this year (20-mile …

The iPodFather strikes again: Nest’s rumored next move on the “ugly white plastic crap” in our homes

Nest Labs, the high-profile startup created by “father of the iPod” Tony Fadell, is reportedly planning to set its sights on a hi-tech smoke detector, following the successful launch of its Learning Thermostat.<p>Former <i>WSJ</i> journalist Jessica Lessin cites “people close to the startup” as saying that …

8 Of The Prettiest Space Photos Of The Year

The Royal Greenwich Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners are on display now in London. Time to drop whatever it was you were doing and look at some star porn.<p>The winners of the fifth annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards from the Royal Observatory Greenwich have just …

Watch The World's Nerdiest Rendition Of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

This is what happens when you mix string theory and arena rock.<p>If the world of physics doesn't work out for Tim Blais, there's always show biz. The McGill University grad student is a master at reworking iconic pop songs into heavy duty scientific ballads. His latest YouTube video stuffs a great …

'Minecraft Beginner's Guide' Will Help Parents More Than Kids

<i>The new Minecraft Guide and Annual books may make great Christmas presents for children, but will probably end up helping parents understand the game their kids already know inside out.</i><p>One of the increasingly common questions I get from parents about video-games is how they can start playing …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printed Invisibility Cloak, Skyscrapers That Attack, And More

<b>£946</b>: the money the developers of a curved glass building in London paid to Martin Lindsay after reflected light from the skyscraper melted his Jaguar XJ<p><b>18 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the average increase in surface temperature when moving from a rural area to a city<p><b>244 meters</b>: the height of the …

Former LucasArts dev brings new game, The Novelist, to Steam Greenlight

Kent Hudson, former LucasArts dev and game designer on titles such as <i>BioShock 2</i> and <i>Deus Ex: Invisible War</i>, is currently collecting votes for his latest game, <i>The Novelist</i>, on Steam Greenlight.<p><i>The Novelist</i> follows Dan Kaplan, a writer on his way to penning the most important book of his career, and …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer free on Steam, double XP everywhere this weekend

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i>'s multiplayer componentwill be free on Steam this weekend and players on all platforms can earn double experience points during the same period.<p>The first-person shooter's free multiplayer weekend on Steam will run through 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 4. <i>Black Ops 2</i> is also on …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

This Handheld Camera Captures Sound In Addition to Light

You’ve probably heard of cameras that can detect wavelengths of light that human eyes can’t, and also cameras that can detect heat in a scene, but …

How to Do Timelapse

All of us have seen timelapse photography sequences. Timelapses of sunsets, construction, the Aurora Borealis, etc. They’re beautiful, often very …

Eyewitness: Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

What's the value of a uni degree these days? Does it get you a fulfilling career - or just leave you with a nasty debt that takes forever to pay off? Have a read of Tony Featherstone's piece from today on the prospects for uni students and share your experiences: http://ow.ly/kOb2K Tony follows up on The Economist's report on global youth unemployment (pictured), looking at the situation here for young people. He wonders: "Will there be a point where the supply of university graduates exceeds demand by so much that students no longer see sufficient value in spending three of four years at university, racking up tens of thousands of dollars in student debt, and finding their degrees count for less upon graduation?"

Nike+ Fuel Band successor rumored with improved display, heart rate monitor, bolstered API

Following the launch of FitBit’s Bluetooth 4.0-powered wrist device, Andru Edwards at <i>GearLive</i> claims to have a series of details about Nike’s next-generation Nike+ Fuel Band.<p>Some of the notable rumored additions:<p>Heart rate/pulse monitor<br>• More responsive, faster data display<br>• Bluetooth 4.0 for improved …

Thanks To Intel, Your Next MacBook Air Could Run 'BioShock Infinite' On A 4K UltraHD Display

Can you imagine the next version of Microsoft‘s Surface Pro running the latest first-person shooter on the highest quality settings? What about Apple‘s MacBook Air playing <i>BioShock Infinite</i> while powering a 4K UltraHD external display? While I can’t speak to the hardware roadmap of the …

Graphene paint could power homes of the future

Houses could be painted with a new super-material that generates electricity from sunlight and can even change colour on request, following new research.<p>Scientists at the University of Manchester used wafers of graphene, the discovery of which won researchers a Nobel Prize, with thin layers of …

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Intel's new 'Iris' integrated graphics are up to three times better than last year's versions

When you're buying a new computer with performance in mind, integrated graphics are generally not the ones you want. Even though they've improved greatly over the years, "Intel HD Graphics" has become synonymous with "doesn't play things very well," continually lagging behind dedicated GPUs from …

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

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Sun getting ready to set into the horizon of Southwestern Australia. http://t.co/bBaS59jGxU

Tonight's Finale: Italy, heel and toe. http://t.co/8thZhMaKvR

Tonight's Finale: People ask to see stars - my camera does its best in dim light. Our atmosphere glows in the dark. http://t.co/X1JnnQPBuC

Tonight's Finale: Patagonia to the Pacific, the glaciers showing the height of the southern Andes. http://t.co/2eWQCzKKV6

AM - Temporary noise-related hearing loss a self protection measure: Scientists 16/04/2013

TONY EASTLEY: Scientists have discovered the human ear has the ability to lower its sensitivity to sound in order to protect itself from dangerously …