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Karl Andree Petition Sees Thousands Call For Grandfather To Be Saved From Saudi Lashing

More than 80,000 people have signed a petition calling for the release of a British grandfather who they fear could die from 350 lashes he is due to …

Saudi Arabia

Android dominates DxOMark as iPhone 6S ranks 10th

Moto X Pure Edition vs iPhone 6S Plus<p>Smartphone cameras are ever growing in importance and with each new generation of flagships, companies claim that their smartphone cameras are the most advanced ever. How often do they come close though? Reference website DxOMark has been testing smartphone …

Phones

Nintendo's First Smartphone Game Will Be Announced "Soon"

The first of Nintendo's new smartphone games that it's making in collaboration with DeNA will be announced "soon." That's according to DeNA West CEO Shintaro Asako, who teased this week at the GamesBeat 2015 conference that fans don't have to wait much longer, though he didn't share any other …

List-Worthy

Iraq liaises with Syria, Russia and Iran to bomb ISIL

An Iraqi official has confirmed that information from a new joint-intelligence gathering centre in Baghdad is being used to bomb the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.<p>Iraqi MP Hakim al-Zamili, the head of the parliamentary and defence committee, told the Reuters news agency on …

The World's Luckiest Places

The world’s most auspicious sites and traditions are not limited to a few boozy festivals – or a particular calendar date. All year long, travelers …

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Engineering

Neill Blomkamp to direct new Alien film

The District 9 and Elysium director will take on the fifth instalment of the Alien franchise, provisionally titled Alien: Xenomorph<p>The South African director Neill Blomkamp has confirmed via his Instagram account that he will direct a new Alien film. Earlier in the year, <b>Blomkamp had posted a series</b> …

Nexus 9 gets official CyanogenMod 12 nightlies

Google’s latest tablet, the HTC built Nexus 9, is proving to be a great device for many users. It comes with Google’s vanilla flavor of Android, now up to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, but there is now another option out there for you. Cyanogen Inc. has released CyanogenMod 12 nightlies for the Nexus …

Rick Owens responds to penis controversy

Rick Owens has responded to the controversy surrounding his runway show last week that showed models with their man parts out.<p>Getty Images<p>The …

Physicists observe gigantic molecules predicted in 1970

Scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicist …

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana, revamped Start menu, and Xbox app

Although Microsoft originally said it would release its new Windows 10 preview next week, the company has launched it today. The January build, as the company is calling this version, includes almost everything the company revealed at its event on Wednesday, including Cortana on the desktop, the …

Apps

Is ultra-real 3D the future of cinema?

Stanley Kubrick’s former effects master has a plan to lure audiences back into cinemas – with images so real you can almost touch them. Robbie Collin reports<p>On a grey September morning in Amsterdam, around a thousand people are sitting in a darkened concert hall, staring at an enormous head. It’s a …

Can Electronic Arts make a 'Battlefield' game that works?

I stopped playing <i>Battlefield</i> this year. Why did I stop playing the massively popular first-person shooter? Because it <b>never</b> works when it launches. For those who haven't experienced the promise and defeat of a <i>Battlefield</i> launch, it goes as such:<p>A multiplayer beta precedes the launch, often by a slim …

5 Things You Need To Know About Photoshop Layers

How to Remove Anything from a Photo in Photoshop

GTA 5 | Trolling In Races (GTA V Online Funny Moments)

Christmas 2015: Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Christmas 2015 is just around the corner, so what better time than to treat yourself to one of the best smartphones in the world right now.<p>The …

Acer’s new touchscreen C720 Chromebook comes in white for $299

The fashion conscious may want to take note of Acer’s newest Chromebook, announced on Friday. The C720P-2600 is a slightly different configuration of …

Good Deal: Get the iPhone 5S starting at $124.99 on-contract at Best Buy

Best Buy is slashing the on-contract price of Apple's flagship iPhone 5S by $75 this weekend. That brings the 16GB model down to $124.99, one of the lowest prices we've seen for the 64-bit smartphone. The savings also apply to models with more flash storage; the 32GB iPhone 55S is $224.99, and the …