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Snap Chat leaves phones open to attack

Snapchat, the picture based messaging platform that makes your messages disappear after you send them, might have more problems to deal with after …

World’s First Titanium Alloy 3D Printed Bike Frame Created By Renishaw For Empire Cycles

Renishaw has this month unveiled the world’s first 3D printed bike frame which they have created for Empire Cycles to be used to build the one-off …

Gear & Gadgets

Human brain reacts to emoticons as real faces

Just a few decades after they were invented, emoticons have become an indispensable part of online communication - so much so that the human brain now reacts to them in the same way as a real face<p>Emoticons such as :-) have become so important to how we communicate online that they are changing the …

The Brain

Japanese smart diaper is destined to have a lot of crappy days

The current move towards wearables is surely good news for us, but unremittingly bad news for them. A flexible sensor developed at the University of Tokyo is about to discover just <i>how</i> bad when it's put to work as a sort of early warning system inside diapers. It's constructed from a printable …

Astronomers Find The 'Oldest Star In The Universe'

Astronomers say they have found the oldest star in the universe.<p>A team from the Australian National University said their star was formed 13.6 …

Unintended Consequences of Technology: Does Wi-Fi Kill Plants?

Ten years ago it was tough finding Wi-Fi, even here in NYC. But now it emanates from every Starbucks, McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts, not to mention …

Pharrell Williams to release first solo album in eight years

The new LP will feature 'Happy' and follow 2006's 'In My Mind'<p>Pharrell Williams will next year release his first solo album in eight years.<p>Williams …

Polaroll: A Toilet Paper Dispenser Shaped Like a Polaroid Camera… Yes It’s Real

Okay, there just HAS to be a Polaroid lover and/or hipster on your Christmas list that would absolutely lose it if they unwrapped the Polaroll on …