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Exotic pet owners of Beijing – in pictures

A dramatic rise in owning exotic pets in China is fuelling global demand for threatened species. The growing trade in alligators, snakes, monkeys, crocodiles and spiders is directly linked to species loss in some of the world’s most threatened ecosystems

Pets

The Leica TL2 brings mirrorless cameras to point-and-shoot size, but for a price

Leica always has a new artisan camera up its sleeves and today’s announcement is no different. The T series cameras have always been the size of an everyday point-and-shoot, but the TL2 introduces a new 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, making it worth shooting with the interchangeable lenses that range …

Cameras

Look back at Mac OS X’s history with 5K versions of all the default wallpapers

Mac OS X / macOS has been a fundamental part of Apple’s modern-day renaissance. Throughout the years, the company has graced each version of its computer operating system with default desktop wallpaper that has ranged from instantly iconic to, well, some really nice pictures of mountains.<p>But most …

MacBook Pro

The best smart carry-on travel bags

A breed of new luggage-maker has espied a relatively moribund approach to wheelie bags, and decided to do something about it. Chief selling points: …

Virgin Galactic

This Device Turns Your Smartphone Into A Turntable

New device <b>LOVE turntable</b> aims to use the smartphone to play vinyl.<p>The device is close to gaining general release, and promises to fuse the feel of …

Turntables

How to refresh your ageing laptop in a few simple steps

Every laptop works like a dream the first time you power it up, but over time that initial zing provided by your purchase gradually subsides. Much of …

Linux

Gigabyte Aero 14 Gaming Laptop Unveiled Equipped With Massive 94.24 Wh Battery

Ahead of the upcoming Computex 2016 electronic show Gigabyte have unveiled a new gaming laptop they have created in the form of the Gigabyte Aero 14, …

Blizzard wants you to know that Bastion isn’t overpowered

Bastion is giving players major grief in Overwatch, but is he really breaking the experince?

Blizzard

Frog with 'giant penis' more likely to have third leg, say scientists

The unusual feature has been revealed online by a confused member of the public, but it's not what it looks like<p>A frog with a seemingly oversized …

Watch: How Overwatch's sound design makes you a better player

When you hit an enemy in Overwatch it needs to sound satisfying, right? That was the challenge facing sound designer, Paul Lackey, in the early …

(Update: Two new pics leak) See the C: Samsung Galaxy C5 caught on camera

Update (May 9th)<p>Those interested in seeing some more of the C will be happy to know that a new pair of photos picturing the product in public has been published.<p>Here they are in larger fashion:<p>Original Story (May 6th)<p>Samsung makes a lot of phones, to say the least. To name some of its most current …

Phones

I can't wait to try this flexible, holographic smartphone

Hardware designers and manufacturers have been dreaming of bringing holographic mobile devices to life for some time now. But it seems like a team of researchers at Queen’s University in Canada might have beaten them all to the punch with the HoloFlex.<p>The team behind the Android 5.1-based Holoflex …

Spider gives oral 100 times during sex

IT’S not often we think of spiders as superior to humans, but one particular species puts us males to shame ... in the bedroom.

Zoology

Sony's turntable for audiophiles is now on sale for $599.99

Order now or buy it in stores on May 22nd<p>Sony's PS-HX500 turntable, which was a standout at CES back in January, is about to launch at retail. Today the company announced that it's taking orders for the $599.99 turntable, and the device will be hitting stores on May 22nd. If all you're looking to …

Audiophile

This newly discovered jellyfish looks like a ‘beautiful’ Pixar character

There's a lot we don't know about the deep ocean, and just as we send ships into space to discover what's above us, vessels dive into the Earth's …

Animated Movies
French Fries

Coca-Cola Unifies Its Brand Worldwide With New Design Language

Now, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and Coke Life will have the same retro look.<p>Last night in Mexico City, Coca-Cola revealed the final act in a year long “One Brand” unification strategy. It’s Coke’s new packaging. Now Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and Coke Life will share a single branded …

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Phones

Bethesda unveils Fallout 4: Lonesome Rhode DLC

When Bethesda finally detailed their DLC plans for <i>Fallout 4</i>, players were pleased to hear that there would be more content than initially planned, …

Fallout 4 Meets The Notorious B.I.G. in New Mod

The Notorious B.I.G. is probably the last person you'd expect to see in Fallout 4, but thanks to a new mod, Biggie himself can now surprise players by showing up and shooting up an enemy when they least expect it.<p>NexusMods user Gyashaa created The Mysterious B.I.G. mod, which replaces the game's …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fires, recall, cancellation, and rebirth: Everything you need to know

After almost a year of twists and turns since September 2016, the Galaxy Note 7 story has (effectively) come to an end. As is well known by now, …

Electronics Industry

Beatles' producer George Martin dies at 90

George Martin, the Beatles' urbane producer who quietly guided the band's swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural revolutionaries, has died, his management said Wednesday. He was 90.<p>Manager Adam Sharp said in a statement that Martin "passed away peacefully at …

Queen Elizabeth II

Ambitious Fallout Mod Has Snow, Space, Tanks

<i>Fallout: The Frontier</i> is an in-development mod for <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> that doesn’t just introduce new weather, weapons, quests and enemies, it takes …

Space Station

Dell XPS 15 The Best 15" Premium Consumer Notebook I've Experienced So Far

The notebook market is one that has always been extremely competitive with some vendors eliminated from the market and others absorbed by competitors. This has led to some serious consolidation in the market, particularly in the high-end where it is increasingly difficult for notebook makers to …

MacBook Pro

Details on Fallout 4's new Survival Mode leak

Bethesda confirms they're legit, but a work-in-progress<p>Early details on <i>Fallout 4</i>'s overhauled Survival Mode have leaked a little early, thanks to new information reportedly extracted from the post-apocalyptic role-playing game's latest update. Those details, later confirmed by Bethesda Game Studios …

DUNE Aluminium Circular PC Case Inspired By The Apple Mac Pro From $129 (video)

PC users that like the design of the new Apple Mac Pro computer, may be interested in a new circular PC case which has been created by Alexander …

Gear & Gadgets

Nextbit Robin hands-on (Video)

A full four months after its initial announcement, and roughly 75 days on the back of its public pre-order kickoff, the “rebellious” Nextbit Robin …

Phones

Verizon built a cellphone in Minecraft that actually works

Minecraft has sparked a creativity revolution that has taken the Internet by storm, from “to scale” replicas of behemoth starships to fan-made …

Minecraft