Matt Aston

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Apple Is Preparing Such Big Changes To The iPhone Software That Engineers Are Using Special Filters To Hide Their Screens

He says the "word on the street" is that engineers inside Apple who are authorized to carry around new iPhones have a filter on their screen so that the side viewing angles are diminished. (Think about one of those filters people put on their desktop screens at work.)<p>The filter on the iPhone screen …

OUYA review (founding backer edition)

Most modern gaming consoles are big, heavy and power-thirsty. They dominate the entertainment centers into which they're placed and suck down hundreds of watts of electricity when they're running. They've evolved this way, growing larger and more powerful to deliver better graphics and more …

Facebook is set to debut a special Android product tomorrow. Here is an early look at what we might see - http://tcrn.ch/109hkT5

The Voice: not just a talent contest – you can watch it while waiting to die

I don't know if you saw BBC1's The Voice on Saturday night, although I'm guessing you didn't because it clashed with Holiday on the Buses on ITV3. …

Reuters: Google to Launch Second-Gen Nexus 7 in July

Reuters is suggesting that Google will launch a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet in July—which will bring with it a decent spec bump, if the rumors …

Nexus 7

Mobile phone celebrates 40th anniversary

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/967000/967258_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534409432_2935c9b98dda6b1e17396b939e7f0a11<p><b>The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today, on 3 April 1973.</b><p>Marty Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at …

Escape Artists Never Die

There are always worrying similarities in the plight of my academic career and Wigan Athletic Football Club, around this time of year.<p>We both need a miracle to not go down. However, this is where the comparison ends; They have the brilliant mind of Roberto Martinez, driving them forward. My mind is like a soggy brillo pad that let me drive into a wheelie bin this morning.<p>However, I didn’t cripple a big black French lad over the weekend. So I think that’s at least one point in my favour.

The Adventures of Wet Mike - Pt. 1 (A day in Mike's World)

(<i>Loosely based on the life of Michael Robinson)</i><p>Mike. A wet sort of creature, with an unusual and ironically dry sort of personality for the most part. With his back hunched (which is how he spends most of his time) and with stooped shoulders, he stands at no more than 5 feet and 5 inches tall.<p>It was a late September morning when Mike woke up, put on his favourite shirt, gathered his essesntials and set out to work. After a swift stroll down the hill into town, he ended up at his destination: …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

Is Germany too powerful for Europe?

In his novel Fatherland, Robert Harris envisaged a hellish scenario – Hitler won the second world war. Decades later, the Greater German Reich …

Always Local, Always Live!

River turns white from pollution in China

Locals began calling the river, 'milk river' after runoff from a nearby mine turned the water white. It is their only source of drinking water and farmers use it to irrigate their fields.<p>Pollution problems are growing in China. Smog in Beijing, captured in pictures and heavily reported, caught the …

Next-gen smartphones will be more powerful than Xbox 360 and PS3 says Nvidia head | Trusted Reviews

With smartphones and tablets continuing to encroach on dedicated consoles, chipset specialist Nvidia has suggested that next-generation handsets will …

Nextgen

Apple’s Next Two iPhones Reportedly ‘Already Designed’ Under Steve Jobs’ Supervision

- Apr 2, 2013<p>Those of you that may be concerned about the future of the iPhone now that Steve Jobs is no longer at the helm may yet have something to …

X Prize Innovation Partnership Program gets official, lets companies bankroll breakthroughs

X Prize is known for doling out big bucks for tech leaps like Spaceship One and now the foundation is teaming with Singularity University and Deloitte Consulting to try to bring more cash-bearing companies on board. To that end, they created the Innovation Partnership Program (IPP) to get industry …

YouTube shutting down? Good one, Google. http://tcrn.ch/177aVva

The final OUYA retail console is ready, we go hands-on

It's been a long time coming, and now the Android-powered, Kickstarter-funded OUYA video game console is finally heading to backers. Sure, the final retail units for non-backers won't be available until June, but around 50,000 lucky folks who pledged over $99 to OUYA's massively successful campaign …

Try not to break your HTC One. It's harder to fix than the iPhone

We enjoy iFixit's now-standard teardowns of new tech offerings. Breaking devices down to their bare bones has often served up some useful tidbits on …

15 best online TV streaming services: which are best for you?

Within the last few years there's been a new explosion of TV in our lives. Before, we were content to watch television on a schedule dictated by the …

iPhone 5S to launch June 20, go on sale July, claims report

Apple will unveil its next iPhone on June 20 and kick off sales in July. At least, that's the claim from Japanese Mac enthusiast site MacFan.<p>Marking its 20th anniversary as a Mac-oriented Web site, MacFan suggests that the next-generation iPhone will take the stage at a Apple event on Thursday, …

Google’s unified chat service to be named “Babel”, to work across five platforms

We’ve heard several reports over the past week about Google’s upcoming unified chat service. Two separate sets of screenshots have leaked, but both turned out to be fakes on closer examination.<p>Now thanks to some “trusted sources” of <i>Droid Life</i>, we learned that the service previously rumored to be …

CNET How To - Forecast.io is a beautiful weather app for any Web device

Facebook to reveal custom version of Android on new HTC device at upcoming event, says NYT

Rumors indicate that Facebook's upcoming event scheduled for April 4th will reveal an HTC-made phone running a version of Android customized to deeply integrate the social network's services. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that the main announcement at the event will be this Facebook-focused version of …

'Iron Man 3' To Get China-Only Version