Phil Wilson

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End Your Week On A High Note With These 5 Free Apps

You don’t have time to track down new free apps–so we’ve done it for you. Whether you need to hone your productivity or waste a few minutes during your coffee break, there’s something here for you.<p>If you find yourself forgetting to check your to-do list, are at a loss for where to take a client to …

Super Simple 3-D-Printed Robot Can Inspect Power Lines For Cheap

Don't be surprised to see a few of these inching their way along cables above your head soon.<p>If nothing else, humans have proved amazingly thorough builders of cables. Utility lines are everywhere, but they need to be inspected, and the equipment to do that is expensive and cumbersome. Not so with …

Graham Coxon on Blur’s future: ‘There are no plans’

Guitarist says he's available for new projects<p>Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has spoken about the recently-reunited band’s near future, stating that …

Mockups of Upcoming iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Spotted

In the past, we have seen the upcoming iPhone 5C in a number of photos. Today, a Vietnamese site, Tinhte posted what they claim are mock-ups of the …

Oklahoma earthquake linked to oil extraction wastewater

The quake's cause was hotly debated from the day that it struck Oklahoma<p><b>Scientists have linked the underground injection of oil-drilling wastewater to a magnitude-5.7 earthquake in 2011 that struck the US state of Oklahoma.</b><p>Wastewater injection from drilling operations has been linked to seismic …

Ten Ridiculous Parodies of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

This past Sunday, Pink Floyd’s <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i> turned 40, and to be honest, the record has been analyzed to death. Between the essays, …

LG Optimus G Pro review

<i>Anything you can do, I can do better...</i><p>LG and Samsung are in the midst of a battle. An epic back-and-forth. A billions-of-dollars tit-for-tat. The two Korean conglomerates, part of the chaebol system that dominates commerce and politics in their home country, are immensely and constantly …

The Largest Black Holes in the Universe

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15 Of The Worst QR Code Fails Of All Time

When people read Upton's mind by scanning the QR code displayed in her thought bubble, they find that the model thinks it's "very important" for men to shave "down there."<p>While is actually a pretty smart way to get people to actually scan the dreaded QR code, the phenomenon is often so poorly …

Gorgeous Music Map Of The UK

James Chapman makes these beautiful maps showing the origins of some of the UK's greatest musicians. You can order them here. (h/t DJ Matty Stopes)

Chris Hadfield's Top 5 Videos from Space

Chris Hadfield — the ever-tweeting, always charming Canadian running the space station these days — has had an eventful few months in space. If he’s …

There’s a Huge Cyber Attack Slowing Down the Internet Because of Spam

Noticing a bit of a lag online today? If you are, you might be able to thank an ongoing battle between anti-spam organization <b>Spamhaus</b> and alleged …

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Google's Knowledge Graph expands into movies on Android tablets thanks to facial recognition

Not content to let Amazon hold the limelight with its new X-Ray for TV feature unveiled this morning, Google is unveiling a similar feature for movies in the Google Play store. On an Android tablet (and sadly, only on Android tablets), when you hit pause on a movie it will automatically fill the …

The Science Explorer

Secret Teacher: we can't be outstanding every day, so why judge us on that?

Priorities. We don't always agree on them, we sometimes lose sight of them, we often get them wrong, but I think we can all agree on one thing – we …