Chris Alcock

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Here's Why You Should Start An Indoor Garden

Landscape designer Rebecca Cole shares the top reasons (and plenty of motivation) to start a delicious urban farm<p><b>• Teach the future generations:</b> Our children can learn where food comes from by growing our own.<p><b>• Keep climate change at bay:</b> Urban greening is responsible for reducing urban heat island …

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The Top 10 Indoor Gardening Tips

Small-space gardening expert Isabelle Palmer shares her guidelines for growing the best plants indoors.<p>If bringing some much-needed green into your home has been a challenge, follow these guidelines from indoor-gardening expert and Isabelle Palmer, whose recent book <i>The House Gardener</i> offers …

Fiat to Offer 500 Abarth with Automatic Transmission

When Fiat introduced the 500 Abarth—complete with a muffler-full-of-hammer-wielding-bees exhaust note—there was one way to get from one gear to another, and that was to move the lever yourself. Some might say it’s the <i>only</i> way to drive a diminutive European hatchback. We’d gladly agree with those …

Kids With Rare Disease May Hold Secret to Stopping Viruses

A brother and sister with an extremely rare genetic condition have a stunning ability to fight off viruses — an ability that could lead to a new family of antiviral drugs.<p>Their bodies stop viruses from building a protective shell, which leaves viruses "naked" and vulnerable, researchers report in …

Immune System

Scientists discover how parasite wreaks havoc by nibbling at intestines

The gruesome means by which a parasite wreaks havoc in the human body has been laid bare for the first time by researchers who filmed the bug in action at the end of a microscope.<p>Infections of <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i> can trigger intestinal ulcers, gut inflammation and life-threatening diarrhoea in …

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …

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Game of Thrones season 5 recap - everything you need to know

Each season of Game of Thrones causes the momentum of the political conflict between the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros to shift wildly. Like season 4 …

50 Greatest Fantasy Movie Characters

Engywook & Urgl - The NeverEnding Story (1984)<p><b>The Characters:</b> Husband-and-wife gnomes whom Atreyu (Noah Hathaway) encounters on his quest through …

Galaxy S5 resists 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour in the washing machine

The new Galaxy S5 has an IP67 rating. But what the heck does that even mean? We walk you through Ingress Protection (IP) ratings here, but if you need a more hands-on explanation, the video above, from the folks at <i>Tech Smartt</i>, should be a good starting point.<p>To be precise, the Galaxy S5 is …

Washing Machines

Popular game ‘The Walking Dead’ finally comes to Google Play

Last year we learned that the popular TellTale game <i>The Walking Dead</i> was on its way to the Android-based Ouya, marking the first time the game had ever graced an Android device. At the time we wondered whether or not the game would eventually make its way to other Android devices as well. Today we …

Samsung Gear Fit will support both vertical and horizontal display orientation after all

After Samsung unveiled the latest members of the Gear family at MWC, there seemed to be a large number of folks that genuinely were more interested in the looks and even feature set of the Gear Fit over the Gear 2 or the Gear 2 Neo.<p>Part of the appeal of the Fit is that it has a much more attractive …

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Impossible Road arrives on Android after long iOS exclusivity

The intense and addictive, iOS-exclusive action game Impossible Road has finally arrived on Android. The game hit the Google Play Store last Monday and can be bought for $1.99.<p>Impossible Road involves guiding a white ball, also known as “the Vessel,” along a blue, descending, infinite, and winding …

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HTC One KitKat update causing mono sound camcorder bug

HTC has steadily been rolling out its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to original HTC One (M7) over the past month or so, but it looks like the update may have brought an issue or two along with it.<p>Some users have been reporting that stereo audio isn’t working correctly when recording video via the HTC …

Dropbox’s popular iOS email client ‘Mailbox’ finally comes to Android

Roughly a year ago, Dropbox acquired popular iOS email client Mailbox for $100 million. Now after all this time, Android users can finally get their hands on the Mailbox app as well!<p>Just like the iOS version, Mailbox’s biggest features are its unified inbox that lets all your mail come into one …

Dropbox launches Carousel, a new app for organizing your photos and videos

It’s a pretty big day for the folks over at Dropbox. First, they introduced both the desktop and Android versions of their popular Mailbox app, and now they are also bringing us yet another new app called Carousel, this time for archiving videos and images.<p>Dropbox has had the ability to instantly …

Apps

Microsoft OneNote updated, lets you create OneDrive notebooks and sections

Today Microsoft is bringing out a new update to its OneNote Android app, bringing the ability to create Notebooks directly on your OneDrive account from your Android devices.<p>Creating a notebook is extremely easy, as all you need to do is tap the overflow menu within the Notebooks list and then tap …

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Michael Nyman composes Hillsborough memorial symphony

The Hillsborough disaster will be remembered in a new musical symphony, composed by Michael Nyman, to be performed at Liverpool Cathedral<p>Michael Nyman has composed a Hillsborough memorial symphony which will have its world premiere in Liverpool.<p>The hour-long work, Symphony No 11: Hillsborough …

Kilauea's Volatile Beauty Captured At Night (PHOTOS)

Each of the Hawaiian islands are or once were active volcanoes, springing forth from a hotspot in the middle of the Pacific Plate. Kilauea, one of five active volcanoes in Hawaii, has erupted continuously, more or less, since it formed some 300,000 to 600,000 years ago. It might be the world’s most …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Crime and punishment! David Moyes fury as United see Euro hopes crumble in 22 seconds

David Moyes was left disappointed with his side's defending in Munich[GETTY]<p>Boss Moyes was furious his team conceded Bayern’s equalising goal just 22 …

Football pauses to commemorate Hillsborough

LONDON (Reuters) - Every senior match in England will kick-off seven minutes later than normal this weekend as football marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 Liverpool fans died at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.<p>A Liverpool supporter stands in front of the …

Samsung adds Style to the Galaxy Ace

Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, a simple smartphone aimed at young social types, that’s due to hit the UK in April.<p>Samsung’s popular …

Facebook Is Killing Your iPhone Battery. These Are The Easy Steps To Fix It

Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost everyone: Facebook. That’s the bad news. The good news is it can be easily fixed.<p>For Facebook, a …