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1971 Steyr-Puch Haflinger

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• Cars<br>• Engineering<br>• Military<p>The Steyr-Puch Haflinger was developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the ageing …

Oculus Social launches on Gear VR, Facebook tie-in coming soon

Following the lead of nearly everything else on the internet, Oculus has announced it's adding social features to the company's VR platform. Starting tomorrow, Gear VR owners will be able to create a profile of their own, and then search for others by their real name or username. Social hooks …

Daily Deals: Jabra Solemate Bluetooth Speaker $45, Panasonic 18MP Digital Camera (Refurb) $145, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Yugster the Jabra Solemate Rugged Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with NFC for <b>$39.97 + $5</b> …

MacBook Air

Illusion Chair by Gabriel Särkijärvi

Made of birch wood and jute webbing, this simple chair actually has an artistic detail: an illusion of the designers face created out of the slatted …

Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life

The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the "ion" part of their name; they can safely use lithium only in the part of the cell that supplies ions, wasting a lot of potential energy. It's good news, then, that researchers at Stanford have developed a new lithium …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

IBM accidentally invents self-healing recyclable plastic

IBM has accidentally discovered an entirely new class of thermosetting polymer that is lightweight, stronger than bone, 100 percent recyclable and …

13 phones that changed the world

Mobile Technology

Watch Bacteria Turn Water Instantly Into Ice (VIDEO)

Nothing in science - or the world, really - is a simple as you learned at school. Take water. If you thought all you had to do to turn water into ice …

The Making Of The Lego Movie (video)

Lego fans interested in how the making of the Lego Movie are sure to enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the team of developers and voice actors in …

Lego

When the Vietnam War ended in 1975 the country's economy was in tatters. Now it is thriving, and one of the magic ingredients which has helped transform the lives of millions... is the coffee bean. http://bbc.in/1jMbhNr How has Vietnam achieved its coffee revolution?

Sugar Powered Battery Could Replace Current Batteries

Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a new sugar powered battery that could replace the batteries we use today, and these new batteries could …

Clean Energy

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Coffee

Impossible Dovetail

Canonical’s two-for-one holiday special: Dual-booting Ubuntu and Android

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Just in time for the holiday season, Canonical has a technical preview available for people to run both Ubuntu Touch and …

Nasa's smartphone satellite calls from orbit

A tiny, cheap satellite made from an off-the-shelf smartphone and fired into orbit by the US Air Force has called back to Nasa and told scientists that all systems are go<p>A tiny, cheap satellite made from an off-the-shelf smartphone and fired into orbit by the US Air Force has called back to Nasa …

Is your computer slow? 10 ways to make it run faster

There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it.<p>Rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 10 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your old computer run faster.<p>1. Uninstall unused programs<p>New PCs come with a whole load of …

Laptops

Caffeine compared: from coke and coffee to aspirin and chocolate

There’s a drug whose appeal shows no sign of slowing. It’s a stimulant for the central nervous system and it was an ingredient in 136 million bags exported around the world in 2012.<p>Those bags were coffee and the drug was caffeine - but there’s a lot more to it than just the one beverage. Tea, …

Tens of millions targeted by email 'ransom’ virus

Internet fraudsters are targetting tens of millions of British customers with a virus which locks computers until the victim pays a £500 ransom<p>Internet fraudsters are targetting tens of millions of British customers with a virus which locks computers until the victim pays a £500 ransom to be …

Anti-Virus Software

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think

Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote that would allow you to drive home safely. It sounds like science fiction but these ambitions are well within the grasp of modern neuroscience.<p>Alcohol is both …

Upp is a $199 hydrogen fuel cell for USB devices that lets you fill up instead of plugging in

Hydrogen fuel cells have been helping astronauts for nearly half a century already, so it's about time they became small enough -- and cheap enough -- to be of use to everyone else. That's exactly what Intelligent Energy claims to have achieved with its the latest fuel cell system, called the …

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review - Pocket-lint

Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 …

10 Best Tools From the Outdoor Power Equipment Show

The recent Green Industry and Equipment Expo in Louisville, Ky., was a sight to behold, with lawnmowers, leaf blowers, edgers, trimmers, stump grinders, chainsaws, backhoes, and excavators going full blast.

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Galaxy Gear, meet Galaxy Family. The Next Big Thing is coming soon to the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III. Details: http://smsng.us/1g9D8rr

Livescribe 3 smartpen digitizes notes straight to your iPad, starts at $150

Livescribe broke new ground last year with the Sky WiFi pen that could transfer handwritten and audio notes straight to the cloud (well, to your Evernote account anyway), so that they'd be accessible anywhere there's an internet connection. Having to jump on WiFi to send and retrieve those notes …

Top ten hidden YouTube features

YouTube is used by millions of people to watch videos every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? Here are a few of its hidden gems<p><b>1. Better linking</b><p>If you want to link to a specific point in a video, just right-click the video and select 'Copy video URL at current time'. When …

Researchers achieve speedy internet with LED lightbulbs

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>I just installed Wi-Fi in a new apartment. After paying for a costly modem, router and installation fee, I’m still stuck with …

E-readers tried and tested: gadget size v library range

Over the past couple of years, I've read more books than my flat can hold. I judged the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012 and the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and the latter alone had a submissions list of 151 books. Throw in the rereading of the longlists, the re-rereading of the shortlists and the …

Japan Display now making 1080p WhiteMagic LCDs, hints at high-end phones with bright screens

It's been hard to appreciate the brightness of WhiteMagic LCDs when they've been limited to lower-end smartphones like the Sony Xperia P. That shouldn't be a problem from now on, as Japan Display has started mass-producing its first 1080p WhiteMagic screen. Like its ancestors, the new 5-inch panel …