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The year in reviews: a look back at the worst gadgets of 2014

We've reviewed a lot of great products this year, and we can only hope that our observations helped you pick the device that best suits your needs. However, not every gadget we look at is going to be a winner. We've seen our fair share of disappointments and mediocrity -- as well as a few you …

Xbox live and Playstation attack: Christmas ruined for millions of gamers

Sony and Microsoft networks suffering outages after an apparent denial of service attack that rendered them useless for millions<p>Millions of people could not use their games consoles for a second day as disruption on the Xbox Live and Sony Playstation networks continued after an apparent …

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over private message scanning

It’s not as jolly a holiday this year for Facebook, as the social network is facing a class action lawsuit in the US for having scanned users’ private messages without their consent, reports Engadget.<p>Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled in an Oakland, California court on Tuesday that Facebook must face a …

How to watch The Interview on Apple TV, Roku, iPad and iPhone

Advertisement<p>101 Comments<p>Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images<p><i>The Interview</i> got a surprise online release Wednesday just in time for the holidays — …

Forgotten footballers who died in World War One remembered in new fund

Graves of footballers who died of their First World War injuries when they returned to England to be restored<p>The forgotten role of hundreds of professional footballers who gave up the game to fight in World War One is to be formally recognised by the Government.<p>Hundreds of professional footballers …

Remembrance Day

How to Understand the Google-Apple Smartphone War

The global smartphone war is a much more complex competition than simple market-share numbers suggest, and both top smartphone platforms face challenges.<p>When thinking about smartphones — the most important digital devices today — it’s customary to think of the business as a simple market-share …

Inside Sony's Mysterious 'Red Pockets': Hackers Blow Open China Bribery Probe

Back in October 2013, Sony Pictures received an email from the US Security and Exchange Commission that caused serious concern amongst its legal staff, files leaked by the Guardians of Peace hackers this week and published online have revealed. Senior counsel at the SEC, Morgan Ward Doran, was …

PS4 and Xbox One Are Selling At Historic Levels But The Home Console Industry Is Still Shrinking

Last week the PlayStation 4 became the fastest selling console in Australia, the latest in a year of celebratory milestones for what has been the fasting selling PlayStation console ever. And while the Xbox One has struggled against this historic competition, Microsoft’s newest console has sold …

Will Facebook Get A ‘Dislike’ Button? Sort Of, But Not Really, Says Zuckerberg

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long shied away from adding a “dislike” button to the website despite social media users wondering …

The name’s Bond, a very civil servant

Britain's secret service has a secret - it is staffed by rather mundane characters<p>It’s been a disappointing week for grown men who are still 11-year-old boys at heart. First, the Foreign Secretary said that British spies are “extremely cautious and very measured” – indeed, “the exact opposite of …

Nyko's PS4 Modular Charging Station Looks Like The Cure For Your Ailing DualShock 4 Controllers

Sony's DualShock 4 is unquestionably the most comfortable and ergonomically designed gamepad the company has ever produced. But I frequently imagine my pair of DualShock 4 controllers casting jealous eyes at my Xbox One controller, coveting its marathon battery life. Ok perhaps that’s just me. …

The Maze Runner review – jog on

Celibate chiselled YAs in awful future dystopia battle to prove they are exceptional and divergent. Again<p>• The Maze Runner and the blight of ‘young adult’ movies • Will Poulter: ‘Hanging out in Soho House LA, that’s my worst nightmare’<p>This week’s YA dystopian-lite teen adventure features yet more …

Hands-On: HTC Launches GoPro-Style Re Camera And Desire EYE Smartphone

HTC has today launched a new high-powered mid-range smartphone called the Desire EYE and a point-and-shoot camera called RE.<p>HTC’s second tier of smartphones, the Desire range, hasn’t necessarily competed well against rival handsets from Motorola or Google. But the desire EYE may just change that, …

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Sony Finally Shutting Down PlayStation Home On PS3

Sony is killing one of its weirder experiments throughout its console history, PS3′s PlayStation Home. Yesterday Sony announced that new content would cease for PS Home in November, while the servers would officially be taken down March 31st, 2015.<p>“PlayStation Home has been serving the PS3 …

'Destiny's' Loot Cave Is A Feature, Not A Bug

You can’t keep a good grind down.<p>As Dave Thier noted yesterday, no sooner than the first of <i>Destiny’s</i> so-called “loot caves” was shut down by a patch-happy Bungie, another loot cave was discovered. Thier likens this to playing Whac-A-Mole—a fitting concept for a video game. When one cave is brought …

PewDiePie still world's biggest YouTube star with 351m views in June

Gamer's channel still ahead of Shakira, Pitbull and Katy Perry, while Psy's Snoop Dogg Hangover returns him to top 10<p>Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg – aka PewDiePie – remains the most popular star on YouTube, with his gaming channel generating 351m views in June 2014 alone.<p>That's more than 8,100 views a …

Bon Appétit's Definitive Guide to Satisfying All of Your Dessert Cravings

When a dessert craving hits, nothing else will do—here are our picks for every type of sweet, from cookies to pie.<p><b>We don't discriminate when it comes to desserts.</b> But one thing's for sure: When a craving hits, it sure is nice to get exactly what you want. When you're hankering for a slice of pie, …

Dessert

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10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Skyscrapers

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Industrial Designer

Six reasons why space tourism matters

It’s easy to dismiss plans to take paying customers into orbit as a pursuit for the rich. But our space correspondent explains how it could benefit all of us.<p>Right now, one of the most exciting space facilities in the world is a World War Two hangar in the Mojave Desert in California.<p>The wooden …

Space Travel

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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 …

The Walking Dead

HTC's M8: Get This Smartphone Before It's Too Late?

The latest high-end smartphone from HTC has reached store shelves for only about a week, but early feedback in the developer’s home market Taiwan points to a coming sales boom after a string of failures. Customers often partial toward Samsung smartphones are lining up to fiddle with the 5-inch HTC …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Avant garde dogs

Nathan Ditum explores how Naughty Dog, the BAFTA-sweeping studio behind The Last Of Us, patrols the border of games and film<p>The British Academy of film and television held its annual videogames awards ceremony last week, and the evening’s biggest winner was survival thriller The Last Of Us, which …

Gaming Industry

Why Google wants to be on your TV and up your sleeve

The search giant has designs on the wristwatch and your biggest screen, says Matt Warman<p>As if to demonstrate the ever-growing scale of its ambition, Google made two announcements this week – with one it sought to change how your television works, while with the other it announced its plan to make …

DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what …

Joe Schmidt wants Brian O'Driscoll to help shape Ireland's future

• Coach hopes retiring centre can input expertise • Jonathan Sexton praises Schmidt's influence<p>Joe Schmidt is spending no time basking in Ireland's Six Nations success as he starts counting down to next year's World Cup, a tournament in which they have never gone beyond the quarter-finals.<p>Schmidt …