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Smart Bike Startup Yunmake Gets Series A From Xiaomi Founder’s Investment Firm

Yunmake, a Hangzhou-based smart bike maker, has raised a Series A led by Shunwei Capital, the investment firm led by Xiaomi chief executive officer Lei Jun. The company did not reveal the precise amount, but an article posted to Yunmake founder and CEO Qiu Yiwu’s Weibo said that the round is worth …

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20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

13. TARDIS Self Destruct Deception

The series 7 finale of Doctor Who was a friendly and needed reminder to fans: The Doctor has a dark side. The writers have always hinted at it, …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

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Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

Watch Every One of Doctor Who's 13 (Yes, 13) Regeneration Scenes | WIRED

Yesterday the BBC announced the name of the man who will step into the shoes of the latest incarnation of the Doctor: Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, …

Peter Capaldi is perfect for Doctor Who – if we must have a 12th white male

Fans will be safe in Capaldi's wonderfully unpredictable hands, but let's have a woman or ethnic minority Time Lord soon<p>As is often the case with the Doctor, the biggest clues were in plain sight: the huge splashy live launch show on Sunday night – where comedian Rufus Hound was so overwhelmed that …

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special is just a matter of months away, but has a massive chance to make a Doctor Who film been missed? In the 50 …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

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