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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime release date tipped for mid-June

Rumors about the latest handsets from LG and Samsung have been leapfrogging each other for weeks now, but a new report claims the two flagship …

Columbia University students create software allowing native iOS apps to run on Android devices

For some time now, iOS users have cited the quality and quantity of third-party software available for the platform as an important factor in their choice of mobile devices. Over the years Android has amassed its own collection of apps and users have continued butting heads over which system had …

The flying wi-fi camera: Testing Parrot's new HD drone

Consumer drone maker Parrot has unveiled the latest version of its wi-fi quadcopter.<p>The 400 gram 'Bebop' drone will be equipped with GPS, a 14-megapixel camera and a 180 degree fish-eye lens when it is released later this year.<p>Thanks to on-board image processing and stabilisation, it can stream …

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Twitter 101: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets, And Reach

Find out which words are retweeted most, what time of day is best to post, which hashtags to add to your tweets–and how to figure out if your new tricks of social media are working.<p>Last week Buffer had the great pleasure of co-hosting a webinar with Twitter (yes, THAT Twitter!)<p>During the webinar, I …

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Future Army helmets make for cooler soldiers, terrified enemies

It's hard to look at the US Army's latest helmet and not think of <i>Halo</i>, but the design does serve a purpose beyond gaming chic. Its latest "soldier of the future" concept would not only protect grunts in high heat and humidity, but also shield them from chemical and biological agents. While much …

New Rockstar game due before March 2015 – but what is it?

First, the facts. The publisher Take-Two revealed its fourth-quarter financial results on Tuesday, beating analysts’ estimates with $233m (£139m) in sales but reporting a net loss for the period of $30.8m. However, revenue for the whole of fiscal 2014 hit an impressive $2.351bn, double the previous …

Microsoft to Offer Xbox Live Gold Refunds Once Media Apps Go Free

If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription only to access media apps such as Netflix and Hulu, Microsoft’s recent decision to remove the digital requirement may have left you feeling short-changed. After all, many consumers buy an upfront 12-month subscription to get a discount on the standard …

Monument Valley game launches on Android after £1.2m of iOS sales

iOS game Monument Valley has been a critical and commercial success since its release by developer ustwo in April. Now it has made the jump to Android.<p>The game was released today through Android's Google Play store with the same price – £2.49 – as the version for iPhone and iPad. Its release came …

'Superhot' seeks $100,000 to become the next great first-person shooter

Oculus Rift support is on the to-do list should the game get funded<p>Debuting in September of last year in prototype form, <i>Superhot</i> was an immediate sensation because of its delightfully tricky gameplay mechanics. In-game time moves only when the player does, making for an entirely fresh approach to …

With “Sweet Pink” Galaxy S5, Samsung completes fastest rollout ever

Samsung announced it broke a new record with the release of the Galaxy S5, for the fastest rollout of a single smartphone model ever.<p>Concluding the rollout that started on April 11 is the version of the Galaxy S5 pictured above. Dubbed “Sweet Pink” or “Sweet Metallic Rose”, this version of the …

LED streetlights stop people sleeping, says campaigner

Light Emitting Diode lights, known as LEDs, are increasingly popular for flickering indicators on machines, vehicle headlights, industrial lighting and streetlights as they are seen as more efficient and longer lasting than traditional lamps.<p>Simon Nicholas, who campaigns against LED street lighting …

England

Oculus Rift user transplants his whole body into VR using three Kinects

So, not <i>every</i> indie developer abandoned Oculus VR after the Facebook take-over. 3D video expert Oliver Kreylos is one of those who stuck around, and we're mighty glad he did. Check out his three-way-Kinect-plus-Rift setup in the video below and you'll be glad too -- even if the second video, showing …