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Harriet Harman goes to war on bookies. Why does Labour hate working class pleasures?

First they came after those who enjoyed a pint and a cigarette after a long day. Now Labour have the gamblers in their sights. Why can't politicians trust the working classes to run their own lives, asks David Skelton.<p>High street bookies have been the target for Labour, and some Tory, politicians …

Labour Party

Palestinian Children 'Routinely Tortured & Used As Human Shields By Israeli Forces', Says UN

Palestinian children are being used as human shields and tortured in custody by Israeli forces, a report from a UN human rights watchdog has …

Is this really the happiest day of the year? A scientific analysis

Cliff Arnall is the man behind the pseudoscientific equation for the most depressing day of the year, that thing that's always in the media in mid to …

Five Tips for First Time DSLR Owners

Canon Rebel with Canon 50mm F/1.8 on the left and Canon 5D with Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on the right<p><i>FACT:</i> A DSLR will not get you better pictures, knowledge …

What is electric car battery swap tech, and why is it important?

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Better Place<p>Better Place went bankrupt trying to build out the idea; Tesla just unveiled the technology to a live …

Samsung's strategy: No niche too small, no combination too weird

It's been a big week for Samsung, and I've been watching the parade of new products with a mix of admiration and amusement.<p>PJ O'Rourke once described …

Gear & Gadgets

MFarm empowers Kenya's farmers with price transparency and market access

For many low-volume Kenyan farmers, the only source of information about the market rate for crops comes from the very people who are trying to buy …

Still don’t believe Google Chrome is a platform? This video will change your mind.

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Is Chrome your browser of choice? For many around the globe — 39.1 percent as of April, according to StatCounter — it is, …

Best games consoles: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis – when games consoles finally became cool

The Sega Mega Drive (or Sega Genesis if you lived in North America) isn’t one of the highest selling consoles of all time, but it is easily one of …

Retrogaming

UK Ministry of Defence's UFO department was disbanded three years ago, had 'no defense purpose'

National Archive documents recently released show that the UK government's very own UFO department, which had reported on sightings for over 50 years, was shut down three years ago. The department apparently never revealed any "potential threats" to the country, so the Ministry of Defence closed …

Life after Kinect: PrimeSense's plans for a post-Microsoft future

When PrimeSense founder Aviad Maizels put a prototype of a 3D sensor on a chip in front of Microsoft in 2006, he had no idea it would lead to the biggest turning point in the Israeli startup's history. Four years later, its partnership with the Redmond giant resulted in Kinect, the motion-sensing …

Need an artificially intelligent robotic system for sorting trash? Yes? ZenRobotics has them - http://tcrn.ch/15qPJfV

Soon you may not have to pretend to turn off your iPad before take off

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>It’s looking very possible that the total ban on using electronic devices during take-off and landing on commercial flights may …

Blue Microphones' Nessie now available, promises enhanced sound in real time

Blue Microphones' Nessie is now out on the market, months after we took it for a spin at this year's CES. Named after a cryptid like its older sibling the Yeti, Nessie comes with three modes -- one for raw audio, another optimized for richer vocals and one that enhances instrumental music. The …