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What if you don’t want to buy an iPhone?

Apple’s groundbreaking smartphone leads the market and has a fiercely loyal following, but it’s not to everyone’s tastes. If you find it too big, too expensive, lacking storage or a decent camera, there are choices. We look at the alternatives, depending on what features you value most<p><b>It’s too</b> …

Five Amazing Gifts For Smartphone Photographers

With the holiday season now upon us, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite smartphone accessories aimed photography enthusiasts.<p>All of these would make great gifts for the smartphone photographer looking to get a little bit extra out of their photography.<p>Presented in no particular …

Deep-Sea Dwellers Make A Natural Antibiotic

Humans aren't the only species that try to get rid of bacteria<p>On hot vents deep underneath the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, there lives something unusual: a gene that fights bacteria. The gene belongs to a microscopic organism, scientifically named <i>Aciduliprofundum boonei</i>, that lives in the extreme …

Biology

The best Christmas presents for the technological home

Left scratching your head over the best appliances, speakers and gadgets to buy this Christmas? The Telegraph Technology team rounds up everything you need to spruce up your home<p>From razors to washing machines, domestic appliances are smarter than ever before: whether that’s a toothbrush with an …

The Big Picture photography competition: round 332

Unsold, Unwanted, Unloved. Samsung's Galaxy S5 Gamble Failed

Somewhere there is a warehouse full of unsold Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones. The flagship handset from the South Korean company was launched in Q1 this year and it packed in everything including the proverbial kitchen sink. It followed Samsung’s strategy of taking the best features of every handset …

Hans Zimmer will only score Superman parts of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice score

After much debate about whether he’d take a second stab at Batman following his work on Christopher Nolan’s <b>Dark Knight Trilogy</b>, Hans Zimmer was …

What's in Those Packets That Say 'Do Not Eat'? (And Why Shouldn't I Eat It?)

Brain age tests to be offered to middle-aged in battle against dementia

Doctors are to offer middle-aged patients the opportunity to take a computer-based test designed to show how their “brain age” compares with their biological age as a way of encouraging them to pursue healthier lifestyles.<p>The computer-based test, devised by Public Health England, will be piloted by …

Virgin America Just Announced Its IPO Plans

This news comes just days after a fatal crash that killed one Virgin Galactic test pilot and injured another. Virgin Galactic and Virgin America are owned by the same parent company, Virgin Group. Virgin Galactic is the experimental space tourism arm.<p>It's possible that the filing went ahead before …

Virgin Galactic

Bill Gates Gives $500 Million To Fight Malaria, Other Diseases

Bill Gates announced Sunday his foundation will give away $500 million this year to combat diseases like malaria on top of the $50 million it already committed to fighting Ebola.<p>“The Ebola epidemic has shown, once again, that in today’s interconnected world, health challenges anywhere create health …

Sieren's China: Beijing leverages the power of tourists | DW | 04.11.2014

In 2013, the Chinese overtook the Germans and Americans as the world's biggest travelers. This year they are well on their way to defending the …

China

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Likely Means Tighter Regulations For Private Space Companies

A number of experts say two disastrous crashes last week mean big trouble for the private spaceflight industry. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo …

Apple Pay gets a cut of debit card (not just credit card) purchases, analyst says

The details of Apple’s “commercial agreement” with credit card companies and issuing banks for processing Apple Pay payments has been largely a secret, but one equities analyst appears to have gotten his hands on a copy of the terms, and he’s published the main points.<p>Sanjay Sakhrani of Keefe, …

Caucasus and Central Asia's GDP Growth Seen Slower on Lower Remittances From Russia: IMF

Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is facing significant slowdown for this year and next in response to the weakness in Russia, the …

Primark profits surge 30% after ‘magnificent year’

Warm autumn fails to dent cheap fashion chain’s expansion with sales from mid-September up 10%<p>Primark has enjoyed a “magnificent year” with profits racing ahead by 30% as it expands its cheap fashion empire abroad, the retailer said on Tuesday.