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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge first Impressions!

<i>Editor’s Note: This first impressions comes from a Japanese edition of the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s likely that many of the issues and specifics mentioned below are unique to the Japanese variant of the Galaxy Note Edge, and will be likely rectified before it reaches European and Western markets. We</i> …

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6 Effective Stretches and Exercises for Back Pain

Whether a couch potato, weekend warrior, or elite athlete, we're all susceptible to back pain at some point during our lives. If you suffer from chronic back pain, you might be inclined to avoid physical activity to avoid more pain. However, you might not be aware that <b>certain activities and</b> …

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Sculpt Your Abs with the Alphabet

First, your core muscles have to fight to remain facing forward as the band pulls you toward the side. Then your core has to work even harder to stay completely still as you jerk the band around to draw the letters with straight arms.<p>You’ll work every single muscle in your midsection, especially …

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

Augmented Reality

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

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The Most Amazing PCs Of August 2014

Every month I take a look a look at three of the most amazing PCs I’ve spotted from around the Internet. These aren’t just off-the-shelf products that anyone can buy from popular etailers or stores though. Instead, they’ve been customized by their owners in all manner of ways to stand out from the …

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / tovovan<p>Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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Cryptolocker: what you need to know

What happens when a computer is infected with the malicious software, and what should you do to protect your files?<p>Cryptolocker is back in the headlines, thanks to a coordinated effort to take down the computers and criminals that run the notorious "ransomware". But what is it? And how can you …

White matter might matter much more than we thought

Changes in the brain's myelin distribution might be an unrecognised form of neuronal plasticity.<p>Look up ‘myelin’ in any neuroscience textbook and you’ll find something along these lines: It is a fatty substance that forms a sheath around axons, and gives the fibre bundles their white appearance …

Porsche Panamera Turbo S vs Ariel Atom Supercharged in unlikely drag battle

David versus Goliath battles are always an enticing proposition, because they offer the chance to watch scrappy underdogs take on their bigger rivals. <i>Evo</i> has set up just such a battle with its latest drag race between the minimalist Ariel Atom 3.5 Supercharged (Ariel Atom 3 pictured below) and the …

Russian gamer in dramatic collapse after experiencing Oculus Rift

The gamer is trying a rollercoaster demo using the virtual reality headset when a friend delivers him a well-timed shove, provoking a hysterical reaction<p>Footage uploaded to YouTube shows the hilarious moment a <b>Russian</b> games fan falls victim to a prank as he tries a rollercoaster demonstration using …

Heartbleed Bug Simplified: The Internet’s Illegitimate Child Is Not Through With Us Yet

Heartbleed, the illegitimate child of the Internet, was spawned on New Year’s Eve, 2011, the product of a late-night miscalculation. His parents are …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

Samsung Galaxy S5 reviews suggest a mostly positive evolution, not revolution

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 is due to hit stores in the U.S. later this week, and the early reviews are in. As the fifth iteration of …

Sony Xperia Z2 crowned new king of mobile photography

The smartphone has beaten out the Nokia 808 Pureview to take the lead in overall picture quality.<p>The Sony Xperia Z2 has supplanted Nokia's 808 Pureview as the best smartphone for mobile photographers, according to an organization that analyzes camera quality.<p>Sony's latest flagship handset scored a …

Mobile

Qualcomm's 2015 chips may make you regret getting a new phone this year

Thanks to Moore's Law, anybody can predict that even the most powerful smartphones and tablets coming out right now (the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5, for instance) will be made obsolete by whatever flagships get announced in 2015. These predictions fortunately don't have to be based off of …

Why is Samsung's breakthrough in graphene research so promising for next generation electronics?

Allianz<p>Samsung has announced some great news, they’ve made a breakthrough in graphene manufacturing. Graphene is that magical carbon substance that is destined to provide the world with next generation efficiency and flexibility for electronic components, such as flexible displays and wearable …

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Put a snail on your keychain

Ball bearings make this little guy really spool.<p>We live in the era of the second coming of the turbocharger. Turbos have taken back Formula 1, they've infiltrated the ranks of the pure-motor faithful, they're found on hyper-exotics and lowly economy cars. And now, maybe, they're in your …

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Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

FreedomPop launches smartphone that’s invisible to the NSA

FreedomPop is launching a new black smartphone today. Not only black as in color, but black as in invisible to spying.<p>The Privacy Phone, built on a Samsung Galaxy II smartphone, uses bank-quality 128-bit encryption for voice calls and text messages (your calls now have the same protection as J.P. …

Kid leaks HTC phone, receives threat, denies everything

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>A kid posted a 12-minute hands-on review of HTC's …

1,341-horsepower Koenigsegg One:1 debuts at 2014 Geneva auto show

Attention One-Percenters, your latest ultra-exotic, limited-edition hypercar is finally here, revealed in full today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. …

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Free online Android programming course starts today

It’s time for roll call at the University of Maryland, as the first lesson in its free Android programming course starts today. Fortunately students won’t have to drag themselves to the lecture hall to learn how to program mobile applications for Android, the course can be taken from the comfort of …

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This Video Of Stormtroopers Twerking Is Going Totally Viral

Like Darth Vader said, "The Empire has a legion of loyal soldiers that are in endless supply."<p>They've also got killer dance moves.<p>There's an incredible music video of "Star Wars" Stormtroopers twerking in the streets — an impressive feat considering those stifling suits — that's going viral on …

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The iPhone 6: Five Features It Must Have To Stay In The Game

Having owned the last three major revisions of Apple’s iPhone and had extensive use of other handsets besides, I believe the iPhone 6 will be one of the most significant launches yet of an Apple iPhone.<p>However, I don’t mean significant as in a feature-laden device that will wipe the floor with the …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …