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Google's self-driving car is as expensive as it is ingenious, but some cheaper, less exotic rivals are quietly flourishing http://gu.com/p/3g8vd Photograph: Mobileye

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Review | PC Invasion

The action-RPG is having a rather bountiful season at the moment. <i>Grim Dawn</i> is in alpha, <i>Path of Exile</i> has an open beta running, and the recent</i> …

Grand Theft Auto 5 expected to sell 18 million copies in its first year - report

Grand Theft Auto 5 is expected to sell an astounding 18 million units in its first year, according to financial services company The Cowen …

The Google Nexus hardware train won't stop, says Android chief

Nexus has seen a bit of a resurgence this month, with Google outing a stock Android Galaxy S4 at IO and HTC unwrapping news of a Nexus UX One landing …

Surprised? Cloud providers bring in $2B in first quarter

Given all the hoopla surrounding cloud computing it, it’s not surprising that revenue from cloud services is growing. Total worldwide revenue from …

Won't someone think of the children? Netflix fires barb at Beeb over licensing

Netflix has criticised the BBC for refusing to allow the streaming giant to license popular children's shows for up to five years after they air.<p>CEO …

Google makes its first renewable energy investment in Africa & puts $12M toward a South African solar plant - http://tcrn.ch/16sPDL7

Microsoft Build 2013: our top 5 moments

Like a game of Jenga, Build 2013 was over before we knew it (our Jenga games typically end in a crash of tiles quite early).<p>The conference was a …

Second arrest over death linked to Toronto mayor scandal

<b>A second man has been arrested in the death of a man linked to a video purported to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.</b><p>Hanad Mohamed, 23, is due to appear in court on Friday on a murder charge.<p>He is accused of killing Anthony Smith, 21, seen posing with Mr Ford in a photo reported to …

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Missing elderly man turns up on TV as news team report on his disappearance

<b>An elderly man who went missing for 14 hours was found when he wandered past a TV news team reporting on his disappearance.</b><p>Maine man Robert …

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A decade of division

ON MAY 25th President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner threw a lively party to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of her late husband Néstor Kirchner’s …

Drawing the battle lines

IN DECEMBER, less than three weeks after taking over as China’s new Communist Party chief, Xi Jinping had some encouraging words for advocates of …

Afghanistan war has cost Britain more than £37bn, £2,000 per UK household, new book claims: http://bit.ly/17yUOJP By 2020, the author of a new book says, Britain will have spent at least £40bn on its Afghan campaign, enough to recruit over 5,000 police officers or nurses and pay for them throughout their careers. It could fund free tuition for all students in British higher education for 10 years. Photograph: Cpl. Timothy L. Solano/PA

360 director: Xbox One lacks the wow factor

The Xbox One reveal may have been over a week ago but the dust shows no sign of settling as we prepare for E3's promised bloodbath. For every answer …

The Riches Of Civic Capitalism

There’s a reason why eBay founder Pierre Omidyar just shoveled $15 million in investment to political petition site, Change.org: the business of good citizenship is very profitable. While critics often stereotype tech billionaires as libertarian sociopaths, they do so under the odd premise that …

Spain's Ehic refusal prompts legal action from European Commission

The European Commission is taking legal action against Spain after hospitals refused treatment to British holidaymakers carrying a European health …

CastleStorm review

If Vikings are attacking your kingdom, what else can you do but strap on a sheep to a catapult and send it flying their way? Part Angry Birds, part …

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Stickets review

I can tell you about the rules that drive Stickets, but you should be the one left to uncover the strategies those rules allow for. <i>Easy to learn,</i> …

Online disinhibition and the psychology of trolling

In everyday life, decorum dictates that certain things just don't happen. Funerals, even for divisive figures tend to go by with solemn respect. …

How the moon is set to become the top holiday destination for the super-rich

In 2017, you could travel to space for approximately £105,270. Not exactly chicken feed, but it's a price that is constantly being revised down as …

Study: neutron star 'shocks' astronomers by slowing down

For the first time astronomers have seen a rapidly spinning neutron star slow down, a phenomenon that has been labelled an "anti-glitch".<p>Neutron …

Apple: 100 million iPod touches sold since 2007

Following the launch of its newest iPod earlier today, Apple has announced that it's sold over 100 million iPod touches since they first went on sale back in 2007 -- in fact, as noted in last year's earnings call, the touchscreen models make up half of <i>all</i> iPods sold. For nostalgia's sake, we've …

BT dumps Yahoo! email after hacking claims

BT has dumped Yahoo! as email provider to its six million broadband customers following months of customer complaints over hacking.<p>It is to shift all customers to a new system from next month after a decade on Yahoo!.<p>BT customers who use the Yahoo! service have complained since February that …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: the company's best Android tablet yet

It wasn't all that long ago that every month offered up yet another Android tablet for review. While Samsung is still producing plenty, the output of Google-powered slabs has generally slowed, replaced by a steady stream of Windows 8 / RT hardware often from the very same manufacturers that were …

Badgers beset broadband roll out

Work to upgrade parts of Yorkshire’s broadband has ground to a halt after some areas discovered badger setts in the way of new pipelines.<p>The work in the Easingwold area north of York, affecting some 450 premises, was interrupted after BT Openreach engineers were preparing to lay fibre cable to …

Hugh Jackman wants Avengers vs. X-Men

Based on the fact that Bryan Singer has decided to add Quicksilver to the line-up of <b>X-Men: Days of Future Past</b> after Joss Whedon announced he was to …