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  • newSany says diversifying into smartphones, as machinery demand slips
    Chinese construction machinery maker Sany Group, which has been impacted by a sustained market slowdown, said it is venturing into smartphones, as part of a plan to diversify away from heavy machinery. Xiang Wenbo, president of Sany Heavy Industry C…
    - 3 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:09am -
  • newFingerprint Cards shares at record after Google tie-up
    Swedish fingerprint sensor firm Fingerprint Cards said it had cooperated with Google on fingerprint recognition in the new Android software platform, as the U.S. software group looks to boost the use of fingerprint sensors on mobile phones. Fingerpri…
    - 4 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:03am -
  • newIntel nears $15 billion deal to buy Altera: NY Post
    (Reuters) - Intel Corp is close to a deal to buy smaller chip maker Altera Corp for about $15 billion, the New York Post reported. The deal price could be as much as $54 a share, a 15 percent premium over Altera's Thursday closing price of $46.97, t…
    - 7 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:11am -
  • newAustralia confident Great Barrier Reef not 'in danger'
    Australia said Friday it was confident it had done enough to prevent the United Nations from listing the Great Barrier Reef, the world's biggest coral reef ecosystem, as being 'in danger'.
    - 8 hours ago 29 May 15, 3:45am -
  • newExclusive: FCC poised to side with Verizon, AT&T in airwaves spat
    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. telecoms regulators are leaning toward rejecting a T-Mobile U.S. Inc request that more airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself to bid on during a government auction next year, acc…
    - 11 hours ago 29 May 15, 1:21am -
  • newAvago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm
    Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc , which has dominated th…
    - 13 hours ago 28 May 15, 10:54pm -
  • newFactbox: Notable U.S. semiconductor M&A deals since December 2013
    (Reuters) - Avago Technologies Ltd on Thursday agreed to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest chip industry deal ever, turning a lesser-known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Demand for cheape…
    - 13 hours ago 28 May 15, 10:38pm -
  • newAvago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in biggest-ever chip deal
    Avago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Avago, which serves the wi…
    - 14 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:40pm -
  • newAfter security scandal, a tech firm says it's changing focus
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads — and hackers.
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:26pm -
  • newAvago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom
    NEW YORK (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise…
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:10pm -
  • newUber, Lyft push back against proposed NYC regulations
    NEW YORK (AP) — Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition.
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:02pm -
  • newRules aim to protect imperiled bird's habitat in 10 states
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a singl…
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 8:46pm -
  • newNew tech is changing the restaurant reservations game
    At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out. Not reserved. ...
    - 17 hours ago 28 May 15, 7:02pm -
  • newVodafone investors open to Liberty deal
    By Sinead Cruise and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest investors in Vodafone say they are open to a European tie-up with Liberty Global, as the British company is now in a stronger position to negotiate a deal with John Malone's cab…
    - 18 hours ago 28 May 15, 6:03pm -
  • newHints of Salty Water on Mars Raises Planetary Protection Concerns
    Orbiting spacecraft of Mars have imaged over the past several years dark, finger-like features – now called "recurring slope lineae" – or RSL for Martian short-hand. RSL's are a type of feature that creep down some Martian slopes in warmer month…
    - 23 hours ago 28 May 15, 12:51pm -
  • newAvago to buy chipmaker Broadcom for about $37B
    Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion. The deal, announced Thursday, comes at a time when technology stocks are booming and the companies ...
    - 24 hours ago 28 May 15, 12:10pm -
  • Technology replaces schmoozing: the future of private banking
    Swiss private bankers are turning to video games and virtual reality to attract a new generation of sceptical clients and see off digital rivals. Technology is likely to appeal to multi-tasking millionaires with little time to spare. In a fifth floo…
    - 1 day ago 28 May 15, 6:00am -
  • China cybersecurity plan aims to protect state secrets: official paper
    China will prepare a five-year cybersecurity plan to protect state secrets and data, the official China Daily said on Thursday, citing a senior official of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Such a plan could add to the challenges o…
    - 1 day ago 28 May 15, 5:48am -
  • Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service
    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cab…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 11:28pm -
  • AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia
    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Assoc…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 9:41pm -
  • Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100
    More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 3:28pm -
  • Alibaba-affiliated online bank get green light from China regulator
    China's banking regulator has given a green light to MYbank, the online bank affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, to start operating. The bank, owned in part by Alibaba-linked Ant Financial, is expected to launch in Jun…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 9:40am -
  • Sony mobile executive: pricing tweaks, cost cuts to cope with dollar's rise
    The head of Sony Corp's loss-making mobile telecoms unit plans to tweak handset prices and cut costs if need be to absorb the dollar's sharp rise versus the yen, citing currency shifts as a bigger potential threat to the Japanese electronics maker's…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 9:07am -
  • Novartis digs into health tech with bet on "robotic pill"
    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis is raising its bet on smart technology by collaborating with U.S. start-up Rani Therapeutics on a “robotic pill” for complex biotech drugs that would normally have to be given by injec…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 8:06am -
  • Vox Media acquiring tech news website Re/code
    Vox Media, owner of The Verge and other websites, is acquiring Revere Digital, the company that owns technology news website Re/code, according to a post on the Re/code website on Tuesday. Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal exchanged its minority interest i…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 3:08am -
  • Charter's Time Warner Cable bid faces $2 billion regulatory question
    By Diane Bartz and Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable, entering into talks to be acquired by Charter Communications Inc just a month after regulators killed a proposed takeover by Comcast Corp's, was determined not to get burned a…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:55pm -
  • Tech blog spinoff Re/code is acquired by online media chain
    Tech news blog Re/code said Tuesday it's been acquired by online publishing company Vox Media, just 18 months after spinning off from its former parent, The Wall Street Journal.
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:18pm -
  • Obama administration asks U.S. top court to decline Google copyright appeal
    By Lawrence Hurley and Dan Levine WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implicat…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:18pm -
  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the t…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 10:12pm -
  • Charter's $56 billion Time Warner Cable deal to face U.S. scrutiny
    By Malathi Nayak and Diane Bartz NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc, seeking to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, will try to skirt the regulatory obsta…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 9:59pm -
  • Greenpeace calls for probe into DR Congo wood trade
    Greenpeace on Tuesday called on the United States, Europe and China to launch probes into companies selling lumber from the Democratic Republic of Congo where illegal logging is damaging the country's forests.
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 8:49pm -
  • What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers
    NEW YORK (AP) — As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video.
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 8:27pm -
  • Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online
    NEW YORK (AP) — As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 5:07pm -
  • Will 3D printing for consumers ever become popular?
    The printers are also very expensive, with prices ranging from $459 (£299) up to $2,500. If the user encounters problems with their 3D printer and requires support, according to Aaron Roy, head of operations for free open source software platform …
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 4:41pm -
  • Foxconn plans 10-12 new Indian facilities by 2020: chairman
    By Paul Carsten GUIYANG, China (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centres, by 2020, Chairman Terry Gou said on…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 1:51pm -
  • What's hot? Life sciences challenge tech in global innovation
    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - The life sciences industry is increasingly taking over from the tech sector in driving global innovation, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis of global patents. With more patents applied for or granted in 2014…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 4:09am -
  • Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
    Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
    - 4 days ago 25 May 15, 10:45pm -
  • Charter Communications nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable - sources
    Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. A deal would…
    - 4 days ago 25 May 15, 10:04pm -
  • Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues
    Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit. Other security researchers say Roberts - who was quot…
    - 4 days ago 25 May 15, 9:05pm -
  • United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.
    - 4 days ago 25 May 15, 2:59pm -

Technology

  • newToshiba says third-party accounting probe to take until mid-July
    Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Friday that an ongoing independent investigation into accounting irregularities was likely to last until mid-July, and that it would file its annual report up to two months later than usual. Tosh…
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:09am -
  • newAlibaba courts more China bad debt managers for online auctions
    By Shu Zhang and Matthew Miller HANGZHOU, China/BEIJING (Reuters) - Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd is poised to become the second Chinese bad loan firm to auction soured loans online amid a push by the government to settle these debts as the econom…
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:42am -
  • newSany says diversifying into smartphones, as machinery demand slips
    Chinese construction machinery maker Sany Group, which has been impacted by a sustained market slowdown, said it is venturing into smartphones, as part of a plan to diversify away from heavy machinery. Xiang Wenbo, president of Sany Heavy Industry C…
    - 3 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:09am -
  • newGoogle and GoPro announce virtual reality deal
    Tech giant Google has announced that it is collaborating with camera-makers GoPro to create a virtual reality (VR) filming system using a multi-camera rig and Google Jump software. GoPro, whose lightweight, wearable cameras are popular with adventur…
    - 3 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:59am -
  • newGoogle and GoPro strike virtual reality deal
    Tech giant Google has announced it is collaborating with camera-makers GoPro to create a virtual reality (VR) filming system using a multi-camera rig and Google Jump software. GoPro, whose lightweight, wearable cameras are popular with adventure spo…
    - 3 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:59am -
  • newCreator of Silk Road website faces sentencing for drug scheme
    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency…
    - 7 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:23am -
  • newIntel nears $15 billion deal to buy Altera: NY Post
    (Reuters) - Intel Corp is close to a deal to buy smaller chip maker Altera Corp for about $15 billion, the New York Post reported. The deal price could be as much as $54 a share, a 15 percent premium over Altera's Thursday closing price of $46.97, t…
    - 7 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:11am -
  • newGoogle unveils Android's latest technological tricks
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology…
    - 9 hours ago 29 May 15, 3:01am -
  • newExclusive: FCC poised to side with Verizon, AT&T in airwaves spat
    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. telecoms regulators are leaning toward rejecting a T-Mobile U.S. Inc request that more airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself to bid on during a government auction next year, acc…
    - 11 hours ago 29 May 15, 1:21am -
  • newGoogle offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.
    - 13 hours ago 28 May 15, 11:16pm -
  • newAvago, Broadcom deal could put pressure on Qualcomm
    Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc , which has dominated th…
    - 13 hours ago 28 May 15, 10:54pm -
  • newFCC looks to subsidise Internet access for poor
    The top U.S. communications regulator on Thursday revealed a plan to expand a government phone subsidy programme for low-income Americans to begin covering broadband Internet access. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on June…
    - 14 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:48pm -
  • newAvago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in biggest-ever chip deal
    Avago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Avago, which serves the wi…
    - 14 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:40pm -
  • newHBO Now will be available through Android too this summer
    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the premium channel's new online service for people who don't pay for cable, will be available through Android devices this summer.
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:20pm -
  • newWhen popping the question to @POTUS, anything goes
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS, and they'll take the invitation and run with it.
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:04pm -
  • newUber, Lyft push back against proposed NYC regulations
    NEW YORK (AP) — Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition.
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:02pm -
  • newAsus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Combine your laptop and tablet into one
    Asus has been producing laptop tablet hybrids since 2011, and its latest addition, the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi could easily be mistaken for a laptop, unlike Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, which is clearly a tablet attached to a keyboard. The T300…
    - 16 hours ago 28 May 15, 8:22pm -
  • newGoogle shows off virtual reality collaboration with GoPro
    By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Action camera maker GoPro Inc and Google Inc introduced a virtual reality system using 16 cameras and Google software, sending GoPro shares up nearly 7 percent on Thursday. GoPro's helmet- and body-mounted vid…
    - 16 hours ago 28 May 15, 8:17pm -
  • newFCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide'
    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.
    - 17 hours ago 28 May 15, 7:29pm -
  • newEU Commission asks France for more information on taxi law
    The European Commission said on Thursday it had asked Paris for more information on a new French law on taxis and chauffeured cars following a complaint from mobile phone taxi-booking service Uber. Launched four years ago, the California-based compa…
    - 17 hours ago 28 May 15, 7:09pm -
  • newNew tech is changing the restaurant reservations game
    At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out. Not reserved. ...
    - 17 hours ago 28 May 15, 7:02pm -
  • newVodafone investors open to Liberty deal
    By Sinead Cruise and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest investors in Vodafone say they are open to a European tie-up with Liberty Global, as the British company is now in a stronger position to negotiate a deal with John Malone's cab…
    - 18 hours ago 28 May 15, 6:03pm -
  • newApple fails to disqualify antitrust monitor in e-books case
    By Jonathan Stempel and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's bid to disqualify an antitrust compliance monitor appointed after the technology company was found liable for conspiring with five pub…
    - 19 hours ago 28 May 15, 5:23pm -
  • newAmazon offers limited free shipping on same-day delivery orders
    Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its Prime shipping service as retailers try to outdo each other on delivery deals, and expanded the service to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area. Amazon offers same-da…
    - 21 hours ago 28 May 15, 2:52pm -
  • newFood supply fears whet appetite for Dutch farm technology
    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - From the rooftops of Amsterdam to the expanses of Kazakhstan, Dutch technology is helping food producers to meet the needs of both gourmets and growing populations facing uncertain supplies. One of the most de…
    - 22 hours ago 28 May 15, 2:14pm -

Reviews

  • newAsus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Combine your laptop and tablet into one
    Asus has been producing laptop tablet hybrids since 2011, and its latest addition, the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi could easily be mistaken for a laptop, unlike Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, which is clearly a tablet attached to a keyboard. The T300…
    - 16 hours ago 28 May 15, 8:22pm -
  • newNYC wants to crack down on Uber drivers using their phones while driving
    Barry Chin/Getty Images Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Four years ago, Uber started operating in New York City. At the time, it was a small company. But today, New York is one of Uber’s biggest markets, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in rev…
    - 20 hours ago 28 May 15, 4:26pm -
  • newSense8 review: the creators of The Matrix find a new home on TV
    Nobody has ever accused the Wachowskis of being short on ideas. The filmmaking team behind movies like Cloud Atlas and the Matrix trilogy have built a career on creating worlds you’ve never seen and spelunking deep into the depths of a million nav…
    - 21 hours ago 28 May 15, 2:49pm -
  • newFCC proposes subsidizing high-speed internet for low-income households
    One of the Federal Communications Commission's biggest goals has been getting all Americans online, and today it's proposing new support for households that can't afford access. According to The New York Times, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing…
    - 21 hours ago 28 May 15, 2:37pm -
  • new9 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free downloads for a limited time
    Today’s lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is a particularly good one, which is great because yesterday’s post is a tough act to follow. There were some really nifty paid iOS apps on sale for free on Wednesday — and some o…
    - 22 hours ago 28 May 15, 2:31pm -
  • newU.S. anti-legalization group urges more access to marijuana research
    A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana's potential as medicine, in a first step for an organization of its kind. The plan from Smart A…
    - 22 hours ago 28 May 15, 2:05pm -
  • newTodoist: Getting things done with an Apple Watch
    The Apple Watch version of task management app Todoist is well designed and easy to use, helping to keep you focused on getting things done at home or at work.
    - 22 hours ago 28 May 15, 1:53pm -
  • newPebble Time review roundup: Long battery life and limited iOS functionality
    Pebble's latest generation smartwatch is starting to ship to buyers and the reviews conclude that it's a solid option over Android Wear devices.
    - 23 hours ago 28 May 15, 12:47pm -
  • Lenovo’s new laptops are ready to scan your face in Windows 10
    Lenovo has announced a pair of new mid-range laptops that are unremarkable apart from one detail. RealSense uses a trio of lenses (a conventional camera, an infrared camera, and an infrared laser) to measure depth, allowing users to control their l…
    - 1 day ago 28 May 15, 8:58am -
  • Spookfish up on military deal
    Aerial imaging and mapping firm signs evaluation agreement with unnamed military contractor.
    - 1 day ago 28 May 15, 4:00am -
  • ​Hotspot Shield review
    Unblock Web sites to access videos, movies, and social networks while keeping your activities private
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 10:07pm -
  • Brilliant new Google search feature answers your questions before you’re done typing them
    Google is rolling out an exciting new update to its searches that will answer your questions before you’re even done typing them. The answer will appear listed directly in the autocomplete dropdown options just like search suggestions do, The N…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 9:50pm -
  • Hands-on: Pebble Time and Time Steel at CES Asia 2015
    On the software front, the units LRT had were understandably pre-production samples, so they were running beta software. There probably is a brightness setting somewhere, I just didn’t have enough time with the unit to figure it out. The watch no…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 9:42pm -
  • Apple keynote set for 10am on June 8 at WWDC
    Not one to break tradition, Apple confirmed it will hold a two-hour keynote to kick off its yearly developer event. Software is the focus but a few hardware surprises could arrive.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 7:35pm -
  • Apple wants to make your iPhone smart enough to anticipate your every need
    Flickr/Kārlis Dambrāns Apple is working on a new feature within iOS 9 called “Proactive” that will transform how you use your iPhone to look up information, according to a new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. In his report, Gurman describe…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 6:29pm -
  • SpaceX cleared for US military launches
    Billionaire Elon Musk's firm SpaceX has won long-waited approval from the US Air Force to launch military satellites, opening the way to a lucrative market that has been a virtual monopoly for a Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 6:23pm -
  • Pebble Time review
    With an Apple Watch or any Android Wear watch, my battery would have been dead by the next morning and this review would have been pretty short. No longer the only player in the game, Pebble now has to compete with these giants for the same space on…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 5:00pm -
  • REVIEW: The new Pebble smartwatch
    Christian Storm/Business Insider In the spring of 2012 the startup Pebble wasn’t much more than a few people with a Kickstarter page. But the vision laid out there proved there was a hunger for a viable smartwatch, even if it did come from a compa…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 5:00pm -
  • Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatches

    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 5:00pm -
  • Design even more brilliant apps thanks to enterprise social media
    If you want to build better in-house apps, and strengthen the ones you already have, leverage social media and engage the entire user base to get the best possible design input.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 3:06pm -
  • Yelp thinks casino mogul Steve Wynn is trying to ‘erode your free speech rights’
    Spencer Platt Employees of the online review site … Continued The post Yelp thinks casino mogul Steve Wynn is trying to ‘erode your free speech rights’ appeared first on Business Insider.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 2:32pm -
  • Constitution Check: Who has the next move on telephone spying, Congress or the courts?
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center's constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the looming June 1 deadline facing Congress about NSA spying programs, and the core constitutional issues in the debate.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • Splatoon review: Breathing inky new life into the Wii U
    It’s been ages since Nintendo launched its last truly original property, but after spending several hours with Splatoon for the Wii U over the last few weeks, it’s clear to me that it didn’t take long to shake off the rust. Splatoon is bright,…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • How European tech startups get their apps featured at the top of Apple’s App Store
    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images See those apps on that watch? They’re getting it right. The rankings in Apple’s App Store can make or break an app development company. If your app is “featured” by Apple’s staff in the App Store — given a s…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 1:45pm -
  • BlackBerry Passport and Fitbit Surge: Productivity over bling
    There are a number of amazing new smartphones and wearable products, but these devices - and the bells and whistles they deliver - can cause us to lose focus on what's really important to have.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 12:47pm -
  • CES Asia 2015: Pebble Time and Time Steel hands-on
    On the software front, the units LRT had were understandably pre-production samples, so they were running beta software. There probably is a brightness setting somewhere, I just didn’t have enough time with the unit to figure it out. The watch no…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 8:29am -
  • Hawaii governor: Telescope can continue, but changes needed
    HONOLULU (AP) — A project to build a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea has the right to move forward, but Hawaii has failed the mountain in many ways, Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 7:12am -
  • Review: Online stylists for the shopping-averse
    Though my grandmother was a fashion designer, I hate buying clothes, and I still wear outfits from high school — in the last century. Even so, I have long been intrigued with Stitch Fix, an online styling ...
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 7:08am -
  • New 'economic' urine test may replace need for blood samples
    Washington, May 27 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new urine testing method, that is not only economic, but is faster and could reduce need for blood samples. Ken Marcus at Clemson University and his students' new testing method is great news for…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 4:51am -
  • The latest Humble Bundle lets you pay what you want for Wii U and 3DS games
    The latest Humble Bundle launched earlier today, and for the first time in the history of the service, Nintendo is getting its own bundle. The Humble Nindie Bundle currently features eight Wii U and 3DS games, with more to be added in the coming days…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 12:30am -
  • A dozen helpful Amazon Echo how-to tips and tricks
    Want some very cool tricks (and helpful tips) for getting the most out of your Amazon Echo? You're in the right place. David Gewirtz details a dozen useful (and not so useful) how-tos in this article.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 12:17am -
  • Charter's Time Warner Cable bid faces $2 billion regulatory question
    By Diane Bartz and Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable, entering into talks to be acquired by Charter Communications Inc just a month after regulators killed a proposed takeover by Comcast Corp's, was determined not to get burned a…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:55pm -
  • U.S. Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security launches
    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday said it has certified privately held SpaceX to launch U.S. military and spy satellites, ending a monopoly held by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp an…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:48pm -
  • These 3 charts explain why Microsoft almost paid $55 billion for Salesforce when it has the same exact product
    Robert Galbraith/ Reuters Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of talk about Salesforce potentially getting acquired by one of the giant software providers, i.e. Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and even Google. And on F…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:40pm -
  • Obama administration asks U.S. top court to decline Google copyright appeal
    By Lawrence Hurley and Dan Levine WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implicat…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:18pm -

Space Exploration

  • newIt's Crater-palooza on Dwarf Planet Ceres (New Photo)
    A new photo from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the battered surface of the dwarf planet Ceres in unprecedented detail. Smaller surface details like this are becoming visible with increasing clarity as Dawn spirals lower in its campaign to map Ceres,"…
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  • newPluto Shows No Danger Signs Yet for Incoming NASA Probe
    The New Horizons probe is cruising toward a highly anticipated flyby of Pluto on July 14, a historic encounter that will return the first-ever up-close looks at the dwarf planet. Earlier this month, mission team members began using New Horizons' lon…
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  • newWhere's Pluto? How to Find the Dwarf Planet in the Sky
    With NASA's New Horizons probe zeroing in on Pluto, due to pass it on July 14, attention of astronomers all over the world is focusing in on Pluto. Many amateur astronomers are interested in seeing Pluto with their own telescopes, and this is what w…
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  • newSpace Station Module Move Makes Room for Private Spaceships
    Astronauts on the International Space Station moved a closet-like storage module to a new spot on the orbiting lab Wednesday (May 27) to make room for a new docking port to welcome private space taxis in 2017. During an hours-long move, the station'…
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  • newNASA's Next Mars Lander Begins Tests for 2016 Launch
    NASA's next robotic Mars explorer has been put together and is now undergoing testing ahead of its launch next year. Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems have finished building NASA's InSight Mars lander and have begun testing the spacecraft,…
    - 22 hours ago 28 May 15, 1:47pm -
  • newNASA's Last Space Shuttle External Tank to Complete Endeavour L.A. Exhibit
    It's a sight no one thought possible again: a complete NASA space shuttle — the winged orbiter, twin rocket boosters and a massive external tank, all authentic hardware – standing vertical as if the vehicle was about to blast off for space. But…
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  • newFor Astro Mice, Skin Ages Faster in Space
    Three mice that lived on the International Space Station for 91 days — the longest period that rodents have ever spent in space — suffered a 15 percent thinning in the dermis, the subsurface layer of the skin. The findings could have implication…
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  • New species of human ancestor found in Ethiopia
    In 1974, anthropologists in Ethiopia found the astonishing fossilised remains of a human-like creature who last walked the planet some 3.2 million years ago.
    - 1 day ago 28 May 15, 11:01am -
  • LightSail Solar Sail Test Flight Stalled by Software Glitch
    A tiny solar-sailing spacecraft has gone silent in Earth orbit, apparently victimized by a software glitch. LightSail, a CubeSat designed and built by the nonprofit Planetary Society, stopped beaming data home on Friday (May 22), just two days after…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 11:08pm -
  • Dying Star May Have Torn Alien Planet Apart (Video)
    A white dwarf may seem like it would be a calm, dying star, but scientists say such stars can pack a gravitational punch so strong that they can tear a passing planet apart. Scientists using several telescopes, including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observa…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 10:25pm -
  • Pluto-bound Spacecraft Bringing Dwarf Planet into Focus (Photos)
    New photos taken by a spacecraft zooming toward Pluto reveal more intriguing details of the dwarf planet's complex and varied surface. NASA's New Horizons probe, which will make the first-ever flyby of Pluto on July 14, captured the images with its…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 10:01pm -
  • Spring Colors Swirl in Picturesque North Atlantic
    Created by the NASA OceanColor group, the striking image is a composite made with data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. Photosynthesizing phytoplankton are the basi…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 6:11pm -
  • Cheers! Bubbly 'Champagne Flow' of Stars Revealed in New Image, Video
    A dramatic new picture of young stars shows captures a cosmic "champagne flow" as the stars blow away hot hydrogen gas around them. The image was captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile, which spotted the stars…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 4:20pm -
  • Free App Puts NASA Pluto Mission in Palm of Your Hand
    A new app lets you follow the progress of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which is in the home stretch of its historic mission to Pluto. New Horizons will make the first-ever flyby of Pluto on July 14, zooming within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers)…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 4:20pm -
  • Two Tiny 'CubeSats' Will Watch 2016 Mars Landing
    NASA will launch a pair of bantam CubeSats into deep space next year to provide real-time landing coverage for the space agency's next mission to Mars, officials say. Known as Mars Cube One or MarCO, the CubeSats will be launched in March 2016 as se…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 4:20pm -
  • Could 'Green Rust' Be A Catalyst For Martian Life?
    Mars is a large enough planet that astrobiologists looking for life need to narrow the parameters of the search to those environments most conducive to habitability. NASA's Mars Curiosity mission is exploring such a spot right now at its landing sit…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 11:43am -
  • NASA selects celestial tool box bound for Jupiter moon Europa
    NASA said Tuesday it has chosen a trove of instruments to send to Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, as it press forward with its search for evidence the orb could support life.
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 1:16am -
  • NASA to Move Space Station Module: Watch Live Wednesday
    NASA plans to move a piece of the International Space Station Wednesday (May 27) to make it easier for commercial crewed vehicles to dock there, and you can watch the off-Earth action live. Flight controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Housto…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:46pm -
  • NASA Mission to Europa Will Seek Conditions for Life
    NASA's Europa spacecraft will use nine scientific instruments to assess the icy, ocean-harboring Jupiter moon's ability to support life, space agency officials announced today (May 26). The Europa probe — which is scheduled to launch in the early…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 9:18pm -
  • New Journal Tackles the Science of Weightlessness
    The same organization that publishes Nature, a prestigious journal that commonly reports major space discoveries, has launched a new journal devoted to microgravity research. Called npj Microgravity, the new open-access journal is available online a…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 8:57pm -
  • Google 'Doodle' Celebrates Sally Ride, 1st American Woman in Space
    Google has paid tribute to America's first woman in space with a series of five animated "Doodles" appearing on its website today, May 26. The whimsical scenes, displayed one at a time, randomly, with each refresh of the page, are timed to celebrate…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 3:47pm -
  • Antarctica's Ice Attacked from Above and Below
    One of the fastest-warming places on the planet, the Antarctic Peninsula, has lost two massive ice shelves in the past 20 years: the Larsen A and the Larsen B. Each floating tongue of ice disappeared in a matter of weeks. No one knows for sure why t…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 2:22pm -
  • Greased Lightning! NASA Drone Advances Unmanned Craft
    A huge, 10-engine drone dubbed "Greased Lightning" successfully completed a series of flight tests recently, paving the way for new types of unmanned vehicles that could one day carry people. Earlier this spring, NASA engineers flew the so-called GL…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 1:17pm -
  • Ultra-Fast 'Hyperloop' Train Gets Test Track in California
    The "Hyperloop," a hypothetical high-speed transportation system that could shuttle people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in only 30 minutes, just sped a bit closer to reality. First proposed in 2013 by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 1:08pm -
  • Tiny 'Crystal Cushion' Drives Earthquakes
    Earthquakes are some of the largest-scale and most-destructive events on the planet, involving plates of the Earth's crust hundreds of miles across. The crystals form when rock is heated and subjected to pressures so high the material actually chang…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 12:21pm -
  • Did Curiosity Rover Cause Mars' Mysterious Methane Spike?
    Then in 2003 and 2004, earthbound telescopes and orbiting spacecraft rekindled the mystery with reports of large methane clouds in Mars' atmosphere. NASA's Curiosity roverwould resolve the matter, everyone hoped. The rover sampled Mars's atmosphere…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:26am -
  • Slippery Slopes on Mars Send Curiosity Rover on Detour
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found a new route to some interesting rocks after its original path proved too difficult to traverse. Scientists want the car-size Curiosity rover to check out a "geological contact" where two different rock units mee…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 11:25am -
  • UN chief seeks 'global action' on climate change this year
    UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on Monday called for "global action" this year to limit climate change as international weather experts began a quadrennial congress in Geneva.
    - 4 days ago 25 May 15, 1:05pm -
  • See Jupiter and the Moon in Night Sky Spectacle Tonight
    There, about half way up from the south-southwest horizon to the overhead point, you’ll see an eye-catching sight for the Memorial Day weekend: Jupiter and the moon in a celestial display. Tonight, a rather wide crescent moon, 34-percent illuminat…
    - 6 days ago 23 May 15, 1:06pm -
  • What Are Those Bright Spots on Ceres? Go Vote!
    The puzzling white spots on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres are definitely reflecting sunlight, scientists said, but the cause of the marks remains a mystery. The newest batch of images from the Dawn spacecraft, which began orbiting Ceres on M…
    - 7 days ago 22 May 15, 6:33pm -
  • 'Tomorrowland' Celebrates Walt Disney's Vision of the Future
    "I grew up during the Cold War," said George Clooney, who plays Frank Walker, a grizzled, disillusioned inventor who sets things in motion in the film. Brad Bird, the director of the film (and previously of "Iron Giant," "Ratatouille" and "The Incre…
    - 7 days ago 22 May 15, 6:33pm -
  • Brightest Galaxy in the Universe Found
    The engine behind the galaxy's brilliance may be a supermassive black hole, researchers said. If this is indeed what's going on with the newly discovered galaxy, which is known as WISE J224607.57-052635.0, it raises an interesting question: How did…
    - 7 days ago 22 May 15, 4:14pm -
  • NASA Spacecraft Now Closer to Moon Than Ever
    A NASA probe has dipped closer to the moon than ever before, perhaps setting the stage for a new round of discoveries about Earth's nearest neighbor. On May 4, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) performed two engine burns, changing its orbit…
    - 7 days ago 22 May 15, 3:16pm -
  • Tiny 'Cubesats' Gaining Bigger Role in Space
    When Jordi Puig-Suari and Bob Twiggs began working on the first cubesat in 1999, their goal was a rather basic one — to develop a compact satellite that university students could build and use to conduct scientific experiments and test out new tec…
    - 7 days ago 22 May 15, 3:15pm -
  • Strange 'Nasty' Star May Be Spawned by Cosmic Cannibalism
    An ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism may be responsible for the strange appearance and unprecedented behavior of a gigantic star nicknamed "Nasty 1," a new study reports. Observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have revealed a disk of gas near…
    - 7 days ago 22 May 15, 3:15pm -
  • Disney's 'Tomorrowland' Draws Inspiration from NASA's Past and Future
    In the new Disney film "Tomorrowland," now in theaters, NASA provides the launch pad — literally and figuratively — for the movie's plot to unfold. The feature film, which drew its initial inspiration from the theme park land by the same name,…
    - 7 days ago 22 May 15, 11:35am -
  • Rare Supernova Burst Shines Light on Its Mysterious Origins
    Debris blown off a dying star collided with its companion, creating a blast of ultraviolet radiation that is helping scientists to better understand the evolution of one of the key tools to measure the expansion of the universe. Known as Type Ia sup…
    - 7 days ago 22 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Stunning 'Snakes' of Medusa Nebula Hint at Sun's Fate (Video, Photos)
    The Medusa Nebula's most detailed close-up ever shows a dying star's fate, similar to what will befall our sun in a few million years. The new images and a stunning video of the Medusa Nebula were created by astronomers with European Southern Obser…
    - 7 days ago 22 May 15, 11:00am -
  • World of diversity discovered in tiny ocean creatures
    A world of diversity has been discovered in plankton, the tiny plants, viruses and embryonic fish that are a favorite food of whales and supply much of the planet's oxygen, researchers said Thursday.
    - 8 days ago 21 May 15, 9:49pm -
  • Back home on Earth: SpaceX craft returns from space station
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth with a full load of cargo, after a quick trip home from the International Space Station.
    - 8 days ago 21 May 15, 5:53pm -

Bestsellers in Books

  • new#7: Us
    Us David Nicholls (Author) 23 days in the top 100 (864)Buy new: £7.99 £3.85 32 used & new from £2.90(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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  • new#1: Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom - A Colouring Book Adventure
    Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom - A Colouring Book Adventure Millie Marotta (Author) 149 days in the top 100 (586)Buy new: £9.99 £3.99 42 used & new from £3.11(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product'…
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  • new#2: Get The Glow: Delicious and Easy Recipes That Will Nourish You from the Inside Out
    Get The Glow: Delicious and Easy Recipes That Will Nourish You from the Inside Out Madeleine Shaw (Author) 41 days in the top 100 (84)Buy new: £20.00 £6.99 22 used & new from £6.99(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative informa…
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    Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites Mary Berry (Author) 87 days in the top 100 (178)Buy new: £25.00 £8.99 35 used & new from £7.96(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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  • new#6: The Art Therapy Colouring Book
    The Art Therapy Colouring Book Richard Merritt (Author, Illustrator), Hannah Davies (Author, Illustrator), Cindy Wilde (Author, Illustrator) 104 days in the top 100 (409)Buy new: £9.99 £3.99 12 used & new from £3.58(Visit the Bestsellers in B…
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    The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins (Author) 140 days in the top 100 (4849)Buy new: £12.99 £6.00 74 used & new from £5.39(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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    Deliciously Ella: Awesome ingredients, incredible food that you and your body will love Ella Woodward (Author) 156 days in the top 100 (925)Buy new: £20.00 £9.00 44 used & new from £7.46(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative i…
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    Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble Antony Beevor (Author) 22 days in the top 100 (5)Buy new: £25.00 £12.00 24 used & new from £9.20(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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History Videos

Iceland Aurora - Trailer
The Aurora Borealis and the unique scenery of Iceland captured in a mesmerizing way, where the amazing Auroras tell the story. This is a short trailer for our first 30 minute film, which will be available in full HD and 4K resolution, on DVD and d…
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Utila Undersea
Four days of diving off Utila in the Bay Islands of Honduras. We were treated to healthy coral reefs, seahorses, dolphins, squid, moray eels, and vast numbers of fish, all in calm, clear, blue waters. Shot on a Canon S110 in 1080p HD. Photos: st…
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Climax, Kansas Supercells by Stephen Locke
Time lapse cinematography of the structured supercell outbreak near Climax, Kansas on May 10, 2014. License this footage. Contact Stephen Locke stephen.locke1@icloud.com visit tempestgallery.com/ visit stephenlocke.com/ Soundtrack Facing the Truth…
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Sliding Through Holland
Sliding Through Holland Six days 3.500 picture's 2 days of editing And lots of early wake up's and freezing my ass off.. _____________________________ After seeing all those amazing timelapses of the most beautifuel desserts, lakes, wood's and al…
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Google Tube

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Meet Inbox by Gmail

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TheGadgetShow

  • Digitsole: The radiator for your shoe!
    Frosty feet whilst commuting and cold toes on the slopes may be a thing of the past thanks to the invention of Digitsole. By now you’ll be familiar with your wrists being decked in the latest technology with smartwatches and the launch of the App…
    - 11 Sep 14, 3:54pm -
  • Samsung UE65H8000 Curved LED HD TV
    Samsung’s here with one of its latest monstrous television sets, the curved 65-inch LCD UE65H8000 TV, which promises top notch image quality and plenty of bang for your wallet-crunching buck. At £2,799, it’s an expensive set – but with 4K on…
    - 11 Sep 14, 3:23pm -
  • Nvidia reveals a HTC Nexus 9 is on the way powered by a K1 chip!
    Rumours of HTC and Google teaming up for the next Nexus tablet have been making the rounds for some time, but now Nvidia has shined some more light on what to expect from the next slate, all thanks to a legal document. Expect to see the HTC Nexus 9…
    - 11 Sep 14, 10:30am -
  • Step aside Google Glass: Samsung Gear Blink offers augmented reality keyboard!
    Not content with unleashing a load of wearables like the recent Gear S smartwatch, Samsung is also working on its own Google Glass rival, and the clever headset could use Tizen to take the fight to Google. It may also pack an augmented reality keyb…
    - 11 Sep 14, 9:15am -
  • Surface Pro 3 Review
    Has Microsoft finally cracked the Surface with its third outing? Find out in our review right here…. Watch Surface Pro 3 Review on 5FWD
    - 10 Sep 14, 4:01pm -
  • Motorola Moto 360
    Hello Moto. After years trapped in mobile mediocrity, Motorola is back with a bang, two extremely promising Android smartphones and the sexiest smartwatch yet, the Motorola Moto 360. Like LG and Samsung’s intelligent tickers before it, this timep…
    - 10 Sep 14, 1:34pm -
  • The iPod classic is dead, long live the iPod
    Apple came out with all guns blazing last night, unleashing two new iPhones, Apple Pay and the company’s eagerly anticipated smartwatch, but quietly, the Cupertino giant pulled the plug on one of its most iconic gadgets, the hefty, hard-drive tot…
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  • iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
    Thinking of picking up one of Apple's new phones? To help you choose which one check them both in action right here…. Watch iPhone 6 & 6 Plus on 5FWD
    - 10 Sep 14, 10:40am -
  • Step aside YotaPhone: e-ink screens coming to a laptop lid near you!
    We loved the idea behind the YotaPhone, which rocks a second e-ink display on the rear of the phone showing off e-books and notifications, and now that same idea is also coming to a laptop near you! Intel showed off a new concept with a second e-in…
    - 10 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Apple's iOS 8 update incoming 17 September!
    Apple revealed its fabled smartwatch and a slew of brand new iPhones last night – the iPhone 6 and the gargantuan iPhone 6 Plus – and while you won’t be able to get your hands on one until 19 September, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest an…
    - 10 Sep 14, 9:16am -
  • Apple Watch Trailer
    The Apple Watch is finally official! Watch it in all of its glory right here…. Watch Apple Watch Trailer on 5FWD
    - 9 Sep 14, 7:13pm -
  • Apple Watch official: Everything you need to know!
    Here it is! The Apple Watch we’ve been waiting years for is finally official. Apple boss Tim Cook revealed the new intelligent timepiece live on stage this evening – we’ve got all the details and pictures on the sexiest smartwatch so far rig…
    - 9 Sep 14, 6:00pm -
  • Apple Pay: Get ready to buy next year’s iPhone with this one!
    The rumours of Apple’s plans to come up with a wireless mobile payment system were true, and it’s built into every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company has announced. Is this finally the end of the credit card? It might be the end of the bit…
    - 9 Sep 14, 5:48pm -
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus official!
    They’re here! Right on cue, Apple has taken the wraps off the iPhone 6 and the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus live on stage at the Flint Centre. Calling the pair “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone”, Apple boss T…
    - 9 Sep 14, 5:12pm -
  • Everything you need to build your own Lego drone!
    Drones are brilliant fun, but imagine if you could build your own using the Lego you have left over from childhood! Thanks to a new Kickstarter project, you can do exactly that, with all the instructions you need on offer, and even kits including t…
    - 9 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • inFamous: First Light review
    <!-IMAGE->As one of the PlayStation 4’s biggest exclusives so far, inFamous: Second Son was a key title and an effective demonstration of the console’s next gen power. It should come as no great surprise then to hear that DLC has been relea…
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  • Fujifilm has a duo of retro snappers incoming next week!
    While this year’s IFA tech expo is now done and dusted, photography fans will have plenty to get excited about at next week’s huge Photokina imaging fair in Cologne, including a duo of new cameras on the way from Fujifilm! With retro styling, c…
    - 9 Sep 14, 9:50am -
  • TiVo Mega packs in 24TB of storage for 3 years of TV: Costs $5,000!
    Personal video recorders (PVRs) like TiVo are brilliant for TV fans, but it’s all too easy to run out of space once you start backing up plenty of different TV shows and films. That’s unlikely to happen with the insane TiVo Mega, a 24TB beast t…
    - 9 Sep 14, 9:15am -
  • Series 20: Episode 1 Teaser
    We're back! On Monday 15th September @ 7pm on Channel 5 it's the first episode of our brand new series. And not only that it's our ten year anniversary special! Do not miss it! Until then watch the teaser right here.....Watch Series 2…
    - 8 Sep 14, 3:47pm -
  • Amazon Fire Phone: Kindle smartphone hits the UK today!
    Right before Apple reveals its latest iPhone to the world, Amazon has announced that its 3D-equipped Amazon Fire Phone is on the way to the UK, and it’ll hit shelves later this month too, exclusively on O2. Best of all, it’s on sale right…now…
    - 8 Sep 14, 3:00pm -
  • Samsung NX Mini Camera
    Compact cameras with large sensors that aim to rival DSLRs when it comes to image quality are nothing new, but now Samsung’s getting in on the market with its tiniest mirrorless camera to date, the truly miniscule and stylish NX Mini. Can it squa…
    - 8 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • Snap stylish selfies with the iPhone Selfie Brush!
    File this one under ridiculous gadgets, as we may have one of the weirdest yet! If you’ve ever wished your hair brush would hold your iPhone, your dream has just become a reality. It’s all thanks to the brilliantly wacky Selfie Brush, which hol…
    - 8 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • Who needs 4K now? Dell unleashes its ridiculous UltraSharp "5K" 27-inch monitor!
    Ultra high-definition might be the current benchmark for the future of gaming and movies, but Dell’s already not content with 4K. The computing powerhouse has just revealed its latest 27-inch monitor, and it packs in an eye popping resolution of…
    - 8 Sep 14, 10:15am -
  • Last minute leak: The gigantic iPhone 6 Apple doesn't want you to see
    Apple is set to unleash the iPhone 6 tomorrow in two different sizes, but already the handset is looking like one of the most leaked gadgets around. And now we’ve seen the most detailed snaps yet of Apple’s massive new handset – read on to fi…
    - 8 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • News Round up 06/09/14 - IFA 2014
    We take a look at some of the best tech news stories from the last week – Including all the info from the tech extravaganza at IFA in Berlin!  Watch News Round up 06/09/14 – IFA 2014 on 5FWD
    - 5 Sep 14, 4:10pm -
  • Nook GlowLight
    When you think of ebook readers, you’re likely to think straight away to Amazon’s dominating Kindle range, but there’s more choice than just the online retailer’s wares. Barnes & Noble has been crafting tip-top readers for some time now, an…
    - 5 Sep 14, 2:50pm -
  • Apple iPhone 6, two new Samsung Galaxy Notes, Dyson 360 Eye: Gadget Digest
    The past few days have been some of the most action-packed we’ve seen in 2014, with the IFA 2014 expo kicking off and manufacturers queuing up to unleash some spectacular gadgets on the world! From innovative and unusual phablets, to range-toppin…
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  • Hard-as-nails Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 tablets unleashed!
    On the hunt for a tablet that’s as tough as old boots? Panasonic may have the solution, unleashing the Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 at IFA yesterday, only they’re more phablet sized than full-on tablet! Each one packs a 5-inch display and either An…
    - 5 Sep 14, 9:15am -
  • How Moto got its mojo back: Inside Motorola's incredible Chicago HQ
    Everyone remembers the Razr. Motorola’s wafer-thin flip phone was the essence of cool in the mid-2000s, but somewhere along the way, the company lost it mojo. It began pushing out tepid smartphones with out of date software, and all but abandoned…
    - 5 Sep 14, 6:00am -
  • Your move Apple: New Moto X and the even bigger Moto G unleashed!
    All eyes are on IFA right now, with gadget fans eagerly checking out all the new smartphones designed to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6, expected to debut next week. Not to be outdone though, Motorola’s just dropped a bombshell of its own: secon…
    - 5 Sep 14, 6:00am -
  • Samsung Wireless Mobile Streaming Device
    Every tech company under the sun seems to be hyping up the power of remote storage these days, but recent issues with celebrities finding their personal photos leaking from supposedly secure cloud services may well see some sceptics returning to th…
    - 4 Sep 14, 2:30pm -
  • Dyson 360 Eye: Is this the ultimate robotic vacuum?
    Robotic vacuum cleaners have been around for years now, and while they do help out with the cleaning, some of them often miss out on bits and pieces, leaving you to clean up afterwards. That’s why Dyson has spent 16 years researching and developi…
    - 4 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • Sphero Ollie: Meet the phone-controlled robot that can unleash tricks!
    You may remember Sphero as the tiny robot ball that can be controlled by your phone, but now it’s about to get a bigger brother known as Ollie that can go even faster, and can bust out all sorts of tricks too! Fancy one of these? Read on for all…
    - 4 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • Amazon Fire TV hits the UK from just £49 for Amazon Prime members!
    It’s been a couple of months since the Amazon Fire TV was unleashed on the world, set to rival the likes of the Apple TV and various Roku boxes, but the set-top media streamer hasn’t been able to grab in the UK yet. If you’ve been eagerly awa…
    - 4 Sep 14, 11:12am -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Sony Xperia Z3, VR headsets, all the tablets and all the smartwatches from IFA 2014!
    The IFA 2014 tech extravaganza kicked off this week, and so far it’s been an absolutely amazing show for gadget lovers. We’ve seen everything from high-end smartphones, phablets and tablets and a new crop of Android Wear smartwatches too: there…
    - 4 Sep 14, 10:18am -
  • Oh yes: The Gadget Show is back on your screens this month!
    The wait is nearly over: The Gadget Show is back on the air later this month, with a new face to boot!Tune in to Channel 5 on Monday 15 September at 7pm and you can catch the team including newcomer and Olympic athlete Amy Williams testing out…
    - 3 Sep 14, 3:55pm -
  • Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad
    Gaming on your phone has never been easier, all thanks to a wide range of controllers now available to pair up with your Android or iPhone blower of choice, with many even slotting around your handset to let you set your high scores on the move. Lo…
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  • Logitech’s portable K480 keyboard lets you type on three different gadgets!
    If you’re anything like us and have gadgets all over the place, have you ever wished you had a keyboard that could work with everything you own? That’s what Logitech is betting on with its brand new K480 keyboard, which can let you tap away on…
    - 3 Sep 14, 10:46am -
  • Super-thin Lenovo Tab S8 Android slate unleashed with an equally slim price tag!
    With the annual IFA tech show about to kick off, get ready for gadgets galore – but Lenovo has opted to announce its latest slate right before the tech extravaganza even gets started. Meet the Lenovo Tab S8, a slim-line slate that packs in a host…
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  • Look again: Five gadgets that aren't what they seem
    Every now and again we see a gadget that truly stands out like a sore thumb. Something with a design so outrageous that it actually looks like something else! Gadgets like the gaming PC that looks more like a spaceship, or building blocks you can e…
    - 2 Sep 14, 2:30pm -
  • HTC’s next Google Nexus tablet could boast a Surface-style keyboard case!
    Google’s Nexus range should already be close to the top of your list when it comes to affordable Android tablets, proving fast and well-specced, but it looks like the search giant’s next flagship slate could go one step further. HTC is currentl…
    - 2 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • Metro: Redux review
    <!-VIDEO->Next-generation gaming is fast becoming the battleground of the remasters, with publishers pushing out past classics with graphical upgrades in an effort to fill the void until the true next-gen games arrive. While it’s easy to be…
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  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: iPhone 5c rival leaks out in a rainbow of colours
    It’s just a day until Sony takes the stage at this year’s IFA tech expo, but one of its goodies has already leaked in a major way. The Xperia Z3 Compact has been spotted in all of its multicoloured glory, and it definitely looks like it could g…
    - 2 Sep 14, 10:45am -
  • Add some bling to your living room: Swarovski and LG unleash crystal-covered curved OLED TV!
    Crystals aren’t necessarily the first thing we’d think of when kitting out our ideal TV, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from the new partnership between LG and Swarovski: a curved OLED HD TV that’s clad in sparkly stones. Fancy one of…
    - 2 Sep 14, 9:15am -
  • Kogan Agora 4G
    Motorola may have the budget blower throne locked down with its range of well-priced Moto G and Moto E handsets, but that hasn’t stopped other phone makers from stepping up to the plate. Meet the Kogan Agora 4G, the latest budget handset to enter…
    - 1 Sep 14, 1:30pm -
  • Alienware’s new Area-51 gaming rig looks like a UFO!
    We’re used to seeing outlandish gaming rigs, but Alienware’s latest Area-51 PC is truly like nothing else on earth. The bizarrely shaped gaming machine is more UFO than computer, and the latest generation of Intel processors and up to three gra…
    - 1 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • Step aside LG and Samsung: Sony Android Wear smartwatch incoming!
    Samsung and LG may have been first out of the blocks when it comes to Android Wear smartwatches, and they’ve got more on the way too, but Sony is following hot on their heels, and it’s set to unleash its own Android Wear-powered smartwatch at t…
    - 1 Sep 14, 10:45am -
  • The iPhone 6 could double up as your mobile wallet!
    The clock is ticking down until Apple’s big event on 9 September when the iPhone 6 will be revealed, and it looks like the Cupertino giant has plenty in store to show off – and it’s not just the fabled iWatch. According to reports from Bloomb…
    - 1 Sep 14, 9:29am -
  • AKG Y50 headphones
    When you think of fashion headphones, you’re likely to think straight away to Dr Dre’s mammoth Beats empire – but a pair of those cans come at a hefty price. The Austrian audio boffins at AKG have been hard at work on their latest headphones,…
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  • newYouTube montage celebrates 10 years of wasting your time
    From screaming goats to Russian meteorites, YouTube has been making us unproductive since 2005. What better way to celebrate than with an artsy montage (below) featuring categories like "fails," "memes," and "animals" from YouTube's own Spotlight ch…
    - 8 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:58am -
  • newSkeegle is like Meerkat or Periscope, but for private groups
    Broadcasting live video from your smartphone has quickly become all the rage. The most popular enablers of this craze are Meerkat and Periscope, both of which aim to create a global community of streamers and voyeurs that find each other's feeds thr…
    - 35 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:31am -
  • newIRS blames Russia for '$50 million' hack
    Remember when the IRS website was hacked and around 100,000 people had their tax data stolen? Officials are now pointing accusatory fingers in the direction of Russia, at least according to CNN. The revelation was made by Illinois Representative Pet…
    - 1 hour ago 29 May 15, 11:04am -
  • newAsteroid mining might compromise telecom and defense satellites
    Asteroid mining might provide a lot of jobs and new sources of gold, titanium, platinum and other metals, as well as hydrogen and ammonia in the future. But it could also spell disaster for telecom satellites orbiting the Earth if it's not managed p…
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:58am -
  • newLenovo's Windows 10 devices will get unique Cortana features
    Microsoft's chatty Cortana is one of the more well-liked parts of Windows Phone, and Lenovo is making it more versatile on its own PCs with ReachIt. It exploits the voice assistant to find your own photos, documents and email across multiple Lenovo…
    - 3 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:13am -
  • newWebsite writes up notes for you using Instagram font
    Kidnappers who send out ransom notes made of magazine cutouts are so old school. Any self-respecting, tech-savvy abductor who finds ordinary fonts boring would use Type To Design's Instagram font generator instead. It's pretty easy to use, too. You…
    - 4 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:06am -
  • newUber's driver app now serves the hearing impaired
    More often than not, most features released by Uber are designed for its customers, not drivers. Today, though, the ridesharing firm is making some changes to help a specific group of people behind the wheel: those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. T…
    - 6 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:03am -
  • newOh no: MIT's Cheetah robot can jump over hurdles while running
    MIT's scientists spent years making the Cheetah robot a more efficient runner. Now that's done, its creators probably thought it was time to give it a major upgrade: the metal quadruped can now autonomously jump over hurdles like a trained horse. Ye…
    - 8 hours ago 29 May 15, 4:05am -
  • newGoogle's Project Jacquard wants to put a trackpad on your pants
    The ATAP division of Google is known for some the most innovative ideas to come out of Silicon Valley. It's the home of the Project Ara modular phone and Project Tango. So it's no surprise to find that Project Jacquard has a large single piece of fa…
    - 9 hours ago 29 May 15, 3:08am -
  • newApple's latest purchase is an augmented reality company
    Out of all the major technology companies, Apple is yet to reveal its plans for augmented or virtual reality. But still, chances are the Cupertino firm's working on a project (or two) behind closed doors, as signaled by multiple patents that have su…
    - 10 hours ago 29 May 15, 2:35am -
  • newGoogle Photos cuts out Plus to make the app we really wanted
    The most striking part of the just released (on the web, iOS and Android) Google Photos is how familiar it feels if you've already been using Photos in Google+, or before that, Picasa. The biggest change I noticed early on is that by separating Phot…
    - 10 hours ago 29 May 15, 2:02am -
  • newGoogle's Now on Tap makes Android M smartphones so much smarter
    In no particular order, Google's invading our living rooms, our extremities, our skies, and — curiously — our Android phones. No, really! By announcing Google Now on Tap during today's I/O keynote, the company's going all-in on the idea that a G…
    - 10 hours ago 29 May 15, 1:40am -
  • newThis foldable drone origamis itself and dissolves when done
    MIT recently unveiled -- or rather, unfurled -- an unusual drone specimen. The tiny robot weighs a third of a gram and is just 1.7 cm long. It starts its existence as a flat, paper or polystyrene wafer. When activated with a small heat source, the d…
    - 11 hours ago 29 May 15, 1:12am -
  • newGoogle wants more Chromecast multiplayer games and autoplaying apps
    Google has sold 17 million Chromecasts thus far, but it obviously wants to sell more and make the media player more valuable to current users at the same time. The company is releasing a bunch of new APIs that will allow developers to create even be…
    - 11 hours ago 29 May 15, 12:40am -
  • newGoogle wants you to buy Big Macs with your face
    Google may have been the first big tech company to push NFC payments, but it was Apple Pay that got the public excited about buying things with your smartphone. At a Google I/O session for Android Pay, the search giant announced that it was partneri…
    - 12 hours ago 29 May 15, 12:07am -
  • newiPhones can be Google VR viewers, too
    As we walked out of today's Google I/O keynote, we -- and all other keynote attendees -- were handed the second-generation version of Cardboard, Google's low-tech effort at a VR headset. As was announced at the keynote itself, the new Cardboard is d…
    - 12 hours ago 28 May 15, 11:37pm -
  • newFeds to overhaul program that delivers broadband to the poor
    While 95 percent of American households earning six figures annually have access to broadband internet, just 48 percent of homes making under $25,000 enjoy the same benefit. Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to reduce t…
    - 13 hours ago 28 May 15, 11:17pm -
  • new'Pillar' is a personality test and much more in video game form
    "When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you instead of just -- ""Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak."This scene from Fight Club encapsulates one of the driving ideas behind Pillar, a video game starring a seri…
    - 13 hours ago 28 May 15, 10:50pm -
  • newSign into Netflix straight from your Google account
    You've been able to sign into third-party websites with your Google credentials for years, but now the company is broadening out the places that info can take you. On its Developer Blog, the outfit is talking up its new Identity Platform, a suite of…
    - 14 hours ago 28 May 15, 10:18pm -
  • newCanadian man gets fined for using his Apple Watch while driving
    Now that electronics manufacturers are releasing more and more smartwatch models, you might be wondering what the authorities' stance is on using one while driving. Well, this clears things up a bit for our Canadian readers: a man named Jeffrey Mace…
    - 14 hours ago 28 May 15, 10:16pm -
  • newWhat sweet treat will the 'M' in 'Android M' stand for?
    In no surprise to anyone, Google announced that its next version of Android will be called "M," the natural followup to Lollipop and its other edible mobile operating systems. We won't know for some time what the "M" will stand for and are really ho…
    - 14 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:50pm -
  • new'3D printing' used to test a 'cure' for type-1 diabetes
    Researchers are one step closer to reducing the effects of type-1 diabetes after developing a way to implant insulin-generating cells into the pancreas. According to publisher IOP, this method was previously unsuccessful, but has begun to work now t…
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:33pm -
  • newNHL team projects Nintendo-esque 'Bolts of Steel' game on ice
    We've seen 3D projections on basketball courts and arena floors before, but the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning just took the game up a notch. Before the team's Eastern Conference Finals game on Tuesday, it used the playing surface to project a "Bolts of…
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 9:12pm -
  • newWax Woz is coming to Madame Tussauds in San Francisco
    Step inside the Madame Tussauds in San Francisco and you'll find waxworks of Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and other American icons. Steve Jobs is also present, but for many Apple fans there's something amiss about his model. The problem? There's no…
    - 15 hours ago 28 May 15, 8:53pm -
  • newSeattle Symphony uses Kinect to conduct robotic instruments
    Microsoft might have scaled back its ambitions for Kinect, but creative modders and developers are still finding ways to put the peripheral to good use. Conductor Ludovic Morlot used the device to control three "kinetic" instruments -- a robotic gra…
    - 16 hours ago 28 May 15, 8:32pm -

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  • newPure Gym to buy rival LA Fitness
    Pure Gym, the UK's largest gym operator, buys rival workout chain LA Fitness.
    - 12 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:54am -
  • newVIDEO: India's online jewellery business
    Online retailers are increasingly tempting customers away from high street jewellery stores.
    - 24 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:42am -
  • newFTSE shrugs off Greece concerns
    At midday the London market shrugs off concerns over Greece's ability to maintain its debt repayments and bucked the European trend.
    - 30 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:36am -
  • newUK assessing Fifa allegations
    Serious Fraud Office says it is actively assessing "material in its possession" relating to Fifa corruption allegations.
    - 31 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:35am -
  • newGreek bank deposits at decade low
    Greek bank deposits fall to their lowest level in more than 10 years as concerns persist over the country's debt burden and possible euro exit.
    - 1 hour ago 29 May 15, 11:02am -

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  • newCorfu mother angry at shares payment
    The mother of two children killed by carbon monoxide poisoning on holiday in Corfu criticises holiday firm Thomas Cook's former chief executive.
    - 6 mins ago 29 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • newMerkel: I'll work with UK on EU change
    Angela Merkel says Germany will work "constructively" with the UK as it seeks to renegotiate its EU membership after talks with David Cameron.
    - 8 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:58am -
  • newPure Gym to buy rival LA Fitness
    Pure Gym, the UK's largest gym operator, buys rival workout chain LA Fitness.
    - 12 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:54am -
  • newPorn, adware found on FBI web domain
    Porn and adwarehave briefly taken over several web domains formerly owned by the FBI and used them to direct people to adware and malware sites.
    - 16 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:50am -
  • new'Sanctions needed' on sectarianism
    Tougher sanctions are urgently needed to tackle sectarianism within Scottish football according to a government-commissioned study.
    - 16 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:50am -
  • newTop fugitive set for China return
    A former senior official described as China's most wanted fugitive, accused of embezzling more than $40m, is set to be extradited from the US.
    - 20 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:46am -
  • newBuhari assumes Nigeria presidency
    Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria's president in front of cheering crowds, promising to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency and issues of corruption.
    - 20 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:46am -
  • newBlatter unity call before Fifa vote
    Beleaguered Fifa president Sepp Blatter calls for unity in a fighting speech ahead of a vote to decide the presidency of football's world governing body.
    - 24 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:42am -
  • newCarmichael campaign to lodge papers
    Campaigners hoping to overturn the election of Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael head to the Court of Session in Edinburgh to lodge legal papers.
    - 24 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:42am -
  • newWoman's body exhumed over test errors
    A mother speaks of her grief at seeing her daughter's body exhumed a year after her death because of post-mortem examination errors.
    - 31 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:35am -
  • newUK assessing Fifa allegations
    Serious Fraud Office says it is actively assessing "material in its possession" relating to Fifa corruption allegations.
    - 31 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:35am -
  • newHartley dropped from World Cup squad
    Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley is dropped from England's World Cup training squad after his latest disciplinary breach.
    - 32 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:34am -
  • newSun reporter sentenced over tip-offs
    A Sun newspaper reporter is given an 18-month suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of receiving story tip-offs from an anti-terror officer.
    - 36 mins ago 29 May 15, 11:30am -
  • newGreek bank deposits at decade low
    Greek bank deposits fall to their lowest level in more than 10 years as concerns persist over the country's debt burden and possible euro exit.
    - 1 hour ago 29 May 15, 11:02am -
  • newEncryption 'key to free speech'
    Encryption software that makes it hard to spy on what people do and say online is "essential" for free speech, says a UN report.
    - 1 hour ago 29 May 15, 10:59am -
  • newBarrier Reef spared 'danger' listing
    The Great Barrier Reef should not go on the World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report.
    - 1 hour ago 29 May 15, 10:59am -
  • newHealth board 'almost unmanageable'
    Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is "on the brink of an absolute crisis" after a damning report claimed patients at a mental health unit were treated like animals.
    - 1 hour ago 29 May 15, 10:39am -
  • newBoy arrested over two knife murders
    A 16-year-old boy is arrested over the murders of a man and a Saudi woman who were repeatedly stabbed in separate attacks in Colchester.
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:33am -
  • newBurnham: Entrepreneurs are 'heroes'
    Labour should treat wealth creators as "heroes", leadership contender Andy Burnham says, claiming the party has neglected them in recent years.
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:26am -
  • newNI first minister leaves hospital
    Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is discharged from hospital four days after suffering a suspected heart attack.
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:23am -
  • newFifa to vote on Blatter v Prince Ali
    The vote to elect Fifa's president takes place on Friday as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges current chief Sepp Blatter.
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:22am -
  • newEavis had 'death threats' over Kanye
    Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis says she received death threats after booking rapper Kanye West to headline the festival.
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:11am -
  • newFunding row 'threat to racecourses'
    Northern Ireland's two racecourses warn they could face closure in a dispute with bookmakers over funding.
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:05am -
  • newVIDEO: Face transplant man meets donor's sister
    A woman whose brother was killed in a car accident has met the man who was given his face, in a pioneering transplant operation.
    - 2 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:37am -
  • newWhat are legal highs?
    The government has said it will introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs, but what are they and where does the law stand on them?
    - 3 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:10am -
  • newEvans announces 500 words winners
    Stories about vengeful pigeons, poisoned cakes and living with a stammer are among the winners at this year's 500 Words competition.
    - 3 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:56am -
  • newAlleged Nazi criminal dies in Canada
    A suspected Nazi war criminal, Vladimir Katriuk, dies in Canada just weeks after being charged by Russia with war crimes.
    - 3 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:51am -
  • newI'll race Al as an equal - Brownlee
    Jonny Brownlee believes he will race brother Alistair on equal terms when they meet competitively for the first time this year.
    - 3 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:40am -
  • newVIDEO: Migrants saved by British navy ship
    A British navy ship has rescued hundreds of migrants in the central Mediterranean on Thursday.
    - 4 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:32am -
  • newBBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme
    Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry's most high-profile companies, is promoting an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme which tax experts are calling "abusive".
    - 4 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:31am -
  • newMoroder working on disco stage musical
    Musician and composer Giorgio Moroder is working on a new disco-themed stage musical, he tells the BBC.
    - 4 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:26am -
  • newHeat wave conditions ease in India
    The massive heat wave sweeping India is starting to ease, with forecasts of rain in some affected states.
    - 4 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:24am -
  • newGascoigne raises £8.8m from auctions
    Nearly £9m is raised towards the restoration of a mansion that was inherited by the revered quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne after two auctions of its contents.
    - 4 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:22am -
  • newGreat Barrier Reef status at risk
    Australia holds its breath as Unesco decides status
    - 4 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:13am -
  • newNeverland ranch goes up for sale
    Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch has gone up for sale for $100m, according to reports.
    - 5 hours ago 29 May 15, 7:30am -
  • newVIDEO: The fans who built their own football stadium
    The official opening of a new football stadium tonight is timely with the scandal engulfing FIFA.
    - 5 hours ago 29 May 15, 7:28am -
  • newMyanmar hits back on migrant blame
    Myanmar refuses to be singled out for blame for the Asia migrant crisis as delegates at a Bangkok conference say the situation was at an alarming level.
    - 5 hours ago 29 May 15, 7:02am -
  • newVIDEO: 'I was afraid to look in a mirror'
    Body dysmorphic disorder sufferer Minnie Wright tells the BBC's John Maguire about the impact the condition has on her life.
    - 5 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:44am -
  • newHow will Ennis-Hill fare in Gotzis?
    What should we expect from the Olympic champion as she makes her multi-event comeback in a small Austrian town?
    - 5 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:39am -
  • newHundreds of migrants rescued in Med
    EU naval vessels rescue more than 700 migrants off Sicily, as Africans continue to attempt the perilous crossing from Libya.
    - 6 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:32am -
  • newUS ex-speaker charged over payments
    Former US House of Representatives speaker Dennis Hastert faces charges of lying to the FBI over secret payments to cover up "prior misconduct".
    - 6 hours ago 29 May 15, 6:20am -
  • new'Legal highs' ban plan criticised
    Drugs charities in Wales criticise a plan to place a blanket ban on "legal highs" claiming it will drive the drugs underground.
    - 7 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:19am -
  • newReaction to Fifa crisis continues
    The fall-out from the corruption crisis engulfing Fifa carries on, David Cameron meets European leaders, and a rail strike looms.
    - 7 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:05am -
  • newUS prophet subway cartoon is blocked
    Transport officials in Washington DC block plans by a free speech group to display a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the subway.
    - 7 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:03am -
  • newRemembering the Heysel disaster
    Is the Heysel disaster English football’s forgotten tragedy?
    - 9 hours ago 29 May 15, 3:24am -
  • newVIDEO: Could Nepal learn lessons from India?
    Could Nepal learn lessons from India, where a 7.7 magnitude quake flattened towns and villages in 2001?
    - 10 hours ago 29 May 15, 2:19am -
  • newJail terms under 'legal highs' law
    A new "blanket ban" on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says.
    - 10 hours ago 29 May 15, 2:03am -
  • newSleep training 'can reduce prejudice'
    Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.
    - 10 hours ago 29 May 15, 1:48am -
  • newUS-China tensions rise over Beijing's 'Great Wall of Sand'
    The US is expected to have tough words with China at a regional security meeting, over Beijing's building activities in the South China Sea, says Jonathan Marcus.
    - 11 hours ago 29 May 15, 1:19am -
  • newPilgrimage to the mountains
    Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.
    - 11 hours ago 29 May 15, 12:53am -
  • newHow do you pick up an oil platform?
    How to remove a 24,000-tonne oil platform from the North Sea
    - 11 hours ago 29 May 15, 12:47am -
  • newHow gang violence is spreading fear in El Salvador
    Gang violence on the rise again in El Salvador
    - 11 hours ago 29 May 15, 12:46am -
  • newAlloy bounces back 10 million times
    Engineers produce a "shape memory alloy" that can pop back into shape more than 10 million times, shattering previous records for this type of material.
    - 12 hours ago 29 May 15, 12:25am -
  • newLatin Americans open Fifa enquiries
    Brazil begins investigations into possible Fifa corruption there, as an Argentine judge issues warrants for three businessmen wanted by the US.
    - 12 hours ago 29 May 15, 12:19am -
  • newQuiz of the week's news
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