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Dual-lens smartphone cameras are coming, and this is why we want one

One camera. Two separate lenses. That's the conundrum raised by leaked images of HTC's forthcoming M8 smartphone, which is rumored to bring some interesting new imaging features that go far beyond mere 3D. But what could those features be? For an answer, we turned to a startup called Corephotonics, …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

The best Raspberry Pi distros in 2018

Believe it or not, the Raspberry Pi is now six years old. In its relatively short life the Pi has ushered in a new revolution in computing that …

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Nymphomaniac – first look review

Hang on to your seat back, your Bible, or the hand of a friend. Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac bludgeons the body and tenderises the soul. It is perplexing, preposterous and utterly fascinating; a false bill of goods in that it's a film about sex that is deliberately unsexy and a long, garrulous …

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the …

Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker

The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like its slightly larger predecessor, Sync offers Dropbox-like functionality without users having to …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …

100 Women: Why tech needs a makeover to attract girls

<b>Anne-Marie Imafidon is in a rush to get on with life. Perhaps that is why she passed a GCSE in computer science aged 10, became the youngest graduate to attain a masters degree, aged 19, and is already planning the future of her unborn children.</b><p>And if daughters come along she is clear that she …

How Personalized Will Medicine Get?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Nina Tandon's TED Talk</b><p>Wouldn't you rather test to see if those cancer drugs you're going to take are going to work on your cancer?<p>Call it extremely personalized medicine. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon explains how in the future, we'll be …

Intel Bay Trail Atom chips challenge ARM for tablets

<b>Intel has launched Bay Trail - a family of chips it hopes will help it make further inroads against processors designed by its rival ARM.</b><p>The chips are designed for use in low-power devices, including tablets.<p>They incorporate what the US company calls "3D transistors", which it introduced to its PC …

How algorithms rule the world

The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our everyday lives. So should we be more wary of their power?<p>On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests …

SES demos first Ultra HD transmission in more efficient HEVC standard

We're still a bit away from Ultra HD becoming <i>the</i> standard for television. One of the things standing in the way is just how much bandwidth pushing that many pixels demands. SES recently demonstrated an Ultra HD transmission that uses the up and coming HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) standard, …

A New App Called Ping May Have Finally Made Email Less Of A Pain

Email, as you know, can sometimes be daunting, annoying, and even worse: distracting.<p>Ping's creator and CEO Erez Pilosof told Business Insider that he created Ping as a way to re-think the way we deal with email and make it more conversational. "Email should adapt to us, not the other way around," …

15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

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Formula E to use Qualcomm technologies in electric cars

<b>Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has signed a sponsorship deal with the forthcoming Formula E championship.</b><p>The FIA international motorsports body plans to launch the electric-car competition next year as an alternative to Formula 1.<p>Qualcomm will provide wireless-charging and augmented-reality …

UK teen launches Thinkspace, seeks to bring software development to high schools around the world

Thinkspace, an organization created by sixteen-year-old James Anderson, seeks to “inspire the next generation of app developers” through dedicated coding zones in high schools across the globe. Anderson formally launched Thinkspace this month with campuses in Plymouth and Northern Ireland.<p>Anderson …

High-Res DIY Film Scanner Made from a DSLR, Lumber and an Arduino

Consumer film scanners don’t provide enough detail, and professional models require too much money and pampering. What’s a dedicated film nerd to do? …