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How to eat the best, for less: the UK's top 10 budget cafes and restaurants

After visiting over 1,000 restaurants for our Britain’s best budget eats series, Tony Naylor bids farewell to the column by sharing his tips on how to dine memorably for under £10, and whittles down all those meals to his 10 favourites<p>In the last eight years, I have, almost literally, eaten my way …

Software To Predict Exactly What Happens When You Edit A Gene

Sifting through the tangled genetic web of precision medicine<p>Genetics researchers are really excited about CRISPR/Cas9, an enzyme that has made it easier than ever for scientists to target a particular strand of DNA, snip part of it out, and replace it. And though its use in humans is still in its …

For the first time, scientists create a lab-grown limb

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has grown a rat limb in a lab -- paving the way forward for bioengineered human transplants.<p>Mind-controlled robotic limbs for amputees are growing more sophisticated all the time -- but a challenger has appeared. Human limb transplant surgery …

Build An Umbrella Stand That Outsmarts The Rain

Never get caught in a surprise shower again<p>It’s all too easy to forget an umbrella on a rainy day. But this is the 21st century—shouldn’t your umbrella remind you when it’s needed? Well, yes, it should. And it can do that via a stand that lights up when the forecast calls for rain.<p>There are several …

Old Routers Pose Serious Security Risk, Researcher Finds

If your Internet service provider gave you a router to use with your DSL connection a few years ago, you might want to upgrade. Security researcher Kyle Lovett found that a number of low-cost models provided by ISPs have serious security flaws that could get your Internet traffic or computer …

Information Security

This is a 367-Mph Jet-Powered School Bus

Paul Stender wants to encourage kids to develop healthy hobbies, like cramming a fighter jet engine into the most un-aerodynamic body possible.<p>Paul Stender's jet-powered "School Time" school bus is a vehicle with a mission. Make that two missions. "The first is to entertain people because, come on, …

Aerospace

5 Reasons You'll Love Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

Microsoft finally got it right. Part tablet and part laptop, the Surface Pro 3 is the company's very own transformer, a true all-in-one. Although Windows still has some catching up to do, Microsoft has nailed the hardware.

Gear & Gadgets

5 fun things to do with your Surface Pro 3

In my time with the Surface Pro 3, I was (and still am) really focused on putting that bad boy through its paces. I tested it backward and forward, …

Hands-on: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is a capable, costly upgrade

By now, you should probably think of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet as the Windows equivalent of a MacBook Air: an exquisitely constructed, premium tablet for those who aren’t worried about their next mortgage payment.<p>The new Surface Pro Docking Station simply completes the experience. For the …

Why the Surface Pro 3 has quietly replaced my work PC

About two weeks ago, I unplugged my Lenovo ThinkPad Twist laptop and set it aside. I replaced it with the Surface Pro 3, connected my peripherals to Microsoft’s docking station, and powered everything up.<p>For the first time in my life, I’m working from a Windows tablet. Full time. For work and …

Surface Pro 3: The Ultimate Weapon for Mobile Warriors?

Normally I don't write an article about a new device, but a lot of people have asked me how the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is holding up as a …

Google reveals first functional Project Ara prototype (for real this time)

Google's Project Ara has reached an important milestone.<p>A new video shows off the most advanced prototype of the modular smartphone yet— one that …

Microsoft: Now you can create, edit on Office mobile apps for free

Use of the Office suite on mobile devices had been restricted to customers with a subscription. So will the freebie route pay off for Microsoft?<p>When you're mobile, you likely want robust, free software that works with a lot of apps and that can be accessed anywhere. So far, Microsoft has failed to …

Surface Pro 3: Why my clamshell laptop is history

Can the Surface Pro 3 really replace your laptop? In my case, the answer is yes. For the first time in 20 years, I no longer own a conventional …