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BearExtender has two new WiFi signal extenders for your Apple laptop

Stop worrying: BearExtender is not in the business of enabling the bear population, but rather WiFi signal strengthening. The company's two latest products -- the BearExtender 1200 and BearExtender Turbo (how's that for a name?) -- offer that service in two different flavors. The 1200 is a much …

Handels shows off PC 'thinner than a book'

German computer maker Handels has launched a PC measuring 39mm thick aimed at professional users who control industrial equipment and …

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BlackBerry begins BBM beta for Android (update: official comment)

Blackberry promised us back at BBLive that we'd see BBM on Android and iOS devices before the end of the summer. Well, we've hit the dog days of August, and while most of those devices are still BBM-free, it appears a select few Androids are finally getting to beta test the app. <i>Blackberry OS</i> …

Making TVs smart: why TV app developers struggle to succeed in the living room

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p><i>Making TVs smart</i> <i>is a three-part series that looks at why smart TVs have failed to take off — and what needs to happen for</i> …

HP launches SlateBook X2 convertible tablet

HP's first convertible Android tablet, the SlateBook X2 is now available on the company's US website.<p>HP has quietly started selling its SlateBook X2 convertible tablet online in the United States, featuring a detachable keyboard and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).<p>First announced in May, the Slatebook X2 …

The Government Lied About Being Able To Read Your Email Without A Warrant

<i>Edward Snowden: “I, sitting at my desk, [could] wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email [address].”</i><p><i>Rep. Mike Rogers: “He was lying. […] It’s impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do.”</i><p>Who is right, and who is …

Temperatures to hit 32C today following record July

Britain baked in what was officially the hottest July since 2006, it was revealed yesterday.<p>The heatwave saw temperatures hit a high of 33.5C (92.3F) …

Dinner lady sacked for serving pork to Muslim girl at Cambridge primary school

<b>A primary school dinner lady has been sacked from her job of 11 years for gross misconduct after accidentally serving pork to a Muslim girl.</b><p>Alison …

Sweden’s ‘worst serial killer’ to be freed after admitting he made it all up

Sweden’s worst serial killer is to be freed after admitting he in fact never killed anyone.<p>Sture Bergwall is set to be freed as the last of his eight …

UN narcotics body warns Uruguay over marijuana bill

<b>The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says it is concerned by the approval by Uruguayan MPs of a bill which would legalise marijuana.</b><p>The INCB says the law would "be in complete contravention to the provisions of the international drug treaties to which Uruguay is party".<p>Under the new …

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Improvements in early diagnoses, chemotherapy and surgery have combined with radiation therapy to produce larger numbers of cancer survivors living beyond the ten-year mark from the end of treatment. This has brought a previously suspected link into sharper focus: radiation-induced heart disease. How can radiation therapy cause heart disease? http://econ.st/18U0XBa

Top 10 worst types of tattoos ever

I’m far too scared to get a tattoo.<p>Why?<p>Because I’m too indecisive and it remains emblazoned on your person FOREVER. I wish I had the conviction to …

In defence of red trousers

As toff casualwear, RTs are everything the public loathe at the moment, but their history is illustrious and they don't half feel soft<p>The oracle that is YouGov has taken it upon itself to out the widespread hatred towards red trouser-wearing Great Britons. According to a poll conducted by the …