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 2016-05-04 10:42 

Engadget

UK ad watchdog forces ISPs to simplify broadband pricing... +

TalkTalk announced just yesterday that, later this year, it would simplify its broadband prices by including line rental in the monthly costs. And now we know why. Sure, a single figure makes it easier to understand what you'll be paying each month,....

 2016-05-04 10:34 

Digital Trends

Tapping this box with your iPhone could change a childs life... +

You already use Apple Pay and Android Pay to pick up lunch for yourself, so why not use the same tech to make a quick charity donation, and help buy lunch for some of the world's poorest children? That's the idea behind a contactless payment terminal call...

 2016-05-04 10:34 

TechCrunch

Accomable wants to solve the accessible holiday search problem... +

The problem with most holiday search engines is that accessibility features are either listed in terms too generic to be entirely reliable or useful, or not.....

 2016-05-04 10:33 

The Inquirer

Mind-blowingly stupid WiFi hotspot name grounds plane for two hours... +

A lesson in the fragility of Qantas computing...

 2016-05-04 10:31 

Engadget

Blackberry BBM video calling comes to Android and iOS... +

There are lots of ways to make video calls, including Skype, Hangouts and Facebook Messenger. But if you're still wedded to BlackBerry's rapidly declining ecosystem, you can make video calls to your Android and iOS pals via beta versions of the ...

 2016-05-04 10:28 

The Register

Skygazers: Brace yourselves for a kick in the Aquarids... +

Meteor shower peak ahoy, cloud and rain a cert The annual Eta Aquarid meteor display will peak on the night of 5/6 May, with skygazers not suffering the traditional cloud and driving rain advised to keep an eye out for maximum burning dust from Halley's C...

 2016-05-04 10:26 

Techdirt

Why The Growing Unpredictability Of China's Censorship Is A Feature, Not A Bug... +

Over the years, Techdirt has been trying to keep up with the deepening censorship in China, as more and more ways are found by the authorities to keep online users in check. Given the political situation there, that's hardly a surprise, but what is strang...

 2016-05-04 10:20 

Wired

Spoil the Mom in Your Life With These 13 Mother’s Day Gifts... +

We picked the 13 best gifts for mom, whether they're new to the game or they taught you everything you know. The post Spoil the Mom in Your Life With These 13 Mother's Day Gifts appeared first on WIRED....

 2016-05-04 10:15 

Digital Trends

Kindle Oasis review... +

Amazons Kindle Oasis is the slimmest, lightest, and most radical ebook reader weve ever used. Is it worth the $290 price tag? Read our review to find out. The post Kindle Oasis review appeared first on Digital Trends....

 2016-05-04 10:13 

Gizmodo

This House Is Made From Cardboard... +

Welcome to the Wikkelhouse, a building thats made not from concrete, brick or woodbut cardboard....

 2016-05-04 10:05 

Digital Trends

Watch live as NOAA explores the Marianas Trench with robotic submarines... +

The Marianas Trench is full of secrets. A 69-day expedition is underway to study the ecosystem of the region as well as to map the areas surrounding the trench itself, and you can watch it all on a live stream, courtesy of NOAA. The post Watch live as NOA...

 2016-05-04 10:05 

The Inquirer

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is on just 7.5 per cent of active devices... +

Just two weeks before next Android version is set to debut...

 2016-05-04 10:03 

The Register

Old fashioned engineering: HPC cluster kids would like to thank their fans. No really... +

Gutsy overclockers set new record HPC Blog  Excitement reigned at the Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge Cluster Competition as Zhejiang University set a new student LINPACK record with 12.03 Tflop/s.…...

 2016-05-04 10:03 

The Verge

Apple Music rumored for a big reboot in June... +

Apple is planning to overhaul its Apple Music service to make it ...

 2016-05-04 10:02 

CNET

Opera brings built-in ad-blocking tools to mobile and desktop browsers - CNET... +

Opera users will now be able to opt out of seeing ads as they browse the Internet, from within the software's native settings menu....

 2016-05-04 10:01 

Mashable

Craig Wright to offer 'extraordinary proof' he is the creator of Bitcoin... +

The proof will be in the form of moving early bitcoins, and some documents. We can expect it in the ...

 2016-05-04 10:00 

CNET

You can now pay someone else to call customer service for you - CNET... +

The startup GetHuman offers to handle customer service calls for $5 to $25 a pop....

 2016-05-04 10:00 

CNET

You can now pay someone to call customer service for you - CNET... +

A startup called GetHuman offers to handle your most-dreaded customer service calls for $5 to $25 a pop....

 2016-05-04 09:52 

Digital Trends

Instagram is stuffing even more ads onto its app in the form of video carousels... +

Get ready for even more ads on Instagram. The photo-sharing app is allowing brands to add videos, alongside photos, to its horizontal carousels. Meaning the scrollable adverts on your feed could last up to five minutes. The post Instagram is stuffing eve...

 2016-05-04 09:45 

Digital Trends

Side bezels? The Ulefone Future doesnt know the meaning of those words... +

Recently announced by Chinese company Ulefone, the Future certainly lives up to its name with the inclusion of a USB Type-C port and a fingerprint sensor. The phone will be available for purchase later this month. The post Side bezels? The Ulefone Future ...

 2016-05-04 09:40 

Digital Trends

Dont expect to download Angry Birds (or anything else) on the UnaPhone Zenith... +

With the conversation of privacy increasingly pushing itself into the national spotlight, the UnaPhone Zenith is the latest privacy-focused smartphone to hit the market, but don't expect to download any third-party apps for it. The post Don’t expect...

 2016-05-04 09:38 

Gizmodo

Medical Error Could Be 'Third Leading Cause of Death in the US'... +

Youll never see a death certificate with the words medical error as the cause of death. But a new study suggests that it could be considered the third biggest cause in the US....

 2016-05-04 09:35 

Wired

In the Arctic, School Portraits Are 50 Percent More Charming... +

The indigenous Netets tribe send some of their children to boarding school for nine months a year, and the only way to get there is by chopper. The post In the Arctic, School Portraits Are 50 Percent More Charming appeared first on WIRED....

 2016-05-04 09:32 

Digital Trends

LG reinstates the G5s most controversial missing Android feature... +

LG decided to forgo the familiar app drawer feature on the G5, leaving Android looking a little like iOS with home screens filled with app icons. Now, in a software update, the feature has been reinstated. The post LG reinstates the G5’s most contro...

 2016-05-04 09:30 

Digital Trends

Snapchat's custom geofilters prove huge success with users snapping special events... +

Snapchat's custom geofilters are being purchased by the thousands every week by users looking to mark a special occasion with their very own designs. This despite the fact that filters can cost up to thousands of dollars. The post Snapchat's custom g...

 2016-05-04 09:27 

The Register

The Lonely Pirate MEP's Holocaust copyright stunt backfires... +

You can read Anne Frank, Julia. You just don't want to pay for it Comment  A tasteless attempt to recruit Holocaust victim Anne Frank to the case of weakening European copyright protection has backfired on the EU's only Pirate Party MP, Julia Reda.…...

 2016-05-04 09:27 

The Inquirer

IBM is bringing quantum computing to the cloud with pay-per-Quark model... +

Not just a bit faster, it's rarly, rarly quark induuuud, ok?...

 2016-05-04 09:25 

Engadget

Moovit adds Uber as a transportation option in 22 countries... +

Moovit, if you haven't used it before, gives you info on buses, trains and other modes of public transportation so you can plan the best route possible. It lumped in Uber with other modes of transpo in New York, Los Angeles, Rome and London back in 2...

 2016-05-04 09:23 

The Verge

You can now tinker with IBM's quantum computer over the web... +

IBM has opened up its quantum computing research to the web, launching an online simulator that lets anyone run quantum experiments on the company's hardware. The machine in question isn't......

 2016-05-04 09:15 

Digital Trends

Volkswagens 310-hp Golf GTI is the new king of the Ring... +

Volkswagen is celebrating the GTI's 40th birthday with a limited-edition model called Clubsport S. The 310-horsepower Golf GTI Clubsport S is the fastest front-wheel drive car ever to lap the Nurburgring. The post Volkswagen’s 310-hp Golf GTI is the...

 2016-05-04 09:15 

TechCrunch

Data suggests Uber is trailing far behind rival Ola in India... +

New data has suggested that Ola, the $5 billion valued taxi on-demand service, may be more than twice as large as Uber in India....

 2016-05-04 09:09 

Gizmag

Lightweight e-bike powers you through short commutes and all-out adventures ... +

Just a few years ago, "weird" and "heavy" were two adjectives that were nearly unavoidable when discussing e-bikes. Things have started to rapidly change over the past few years, with a number of companies stepping up and offering lighter, less conspicuou...

 2016-05-04 09:06 

The Register

How 'flexible' can the UK actually be on EU data protection law?... +

It's certainly going to try to be a little bendy If EU member states can, by law, exercise legislative “flexibility” when implementing 50+ Articles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), how can the regulation ever become harmonised across Euro...

 2016-05-04 08:59 

Mashable

Tesla Model S is getting a 75 kWh battery option... +

It will cost $3,000 when it becomes available later this week....

 2016-05-04 08:59 

The Inquirer

Court rules that Chinese firm can continue selling iPhone-branded handbags... +

Well thank god for that...

 2016-05-04 08:54 

Gizmodo

Inside the Toxic Sulfur Quarries That Keep Your Tires Rolling... +

You can thank the guys toiling in this pictures for the fact that you dont have to change your tires very often: Theyre mining sulfur, which is mainly used to vulcanize rubber and make it more durable....

 2016-05-04 08:53 

The Verge

Microsoft overhauls SharePoint to compete with Slack in the mobile era... +

Microsoft faces increasing competition from rivals like Dropbox, Slack, and Box, but the company is responding with improvements to its own SharePoint software today. SharePoint has been used by......

 2016-05-04 08:42 

TechCrunch

Opera backs IABs Lean effort to make ads less annoying with caveats... +

Opera looks to be throwing the ad industry a bit of a bone on the ad-blocking front by saying it wants to work with the IAB on a standardization effort around.....

 2016-05-04 08:41 

The Register

The 4 stages of All-Flash storage: Denial, anger, bargaining... and integration... +

Customers aren't as focused on performance as they were Last week saw yet more stories and announcements on all-flash storage. IBM released new FlashSystem products based on XIV and an all-flash version of their mainframe/enterprise platform, the DS8888. ...

 2016-05-04 08:39 

Gizmag

GoBoat folds away for space-poor fishermen ... +

For amateur fishermen, there's nothing like getting out of town and casting a line. But it can be tough to find space for your own boat if you live in an urban area, and not everyone is able to hitch up a trailer whenever the urge strikes them. GoBoat aim...

 2016-05-04 08:37 

The Verge

Opera brings native ad-blocking to its desktop and mobile browsers... +

Earlier this year, Opera introduced built-in ad blocking for the developer version of its browser. Now, it's making the same feature available in its regular software for both desktop and mobile......

 2016-05-04 08:36 

The Inquirer

HP refreshes Pavilion laptop line-up with Intel Skylake and Windows Hello... +

Set for a UK release on 1 August...

 2016-05-04 08:33 

Engadget

'Terraria' explores a touch-friendly path on Wii U in June... +

Terraria, the 2D sandbox action-adventure title that made its debut on PC in 2011, is ready for another frontier. Today, 505 Games and Re-Logic announced the wildly popular game is coming to Wii U June 28th in North America and June 24th in Europe....

 2016-05-04 08:30 

Digital Trends

Google lets you explore Rio Olympic venues with enhanced maps... +

Whether you're heading to the Rio Olympics in person or just curious to find out more about the event, Google Maps is now offering enhanced maps for 25 of the indoor venues and 12 outdoor venues in and around Rio de Janeiro. The post Google lets you expl...

 2016-05-04 08:21 

The Register

Server-jacking exploits for ImageMagick are so trivial, you'll scream... +

All the more reason to deploy mitigations and patches Code dive  Samples of booby-trapped image files that exploit ImageMagick to compromise servers and other computers are well and truly out in the open now.…...

 2016-05-04 08:21 

Gizmag

Living in a greenhouse: One family's experiment in sustainable living ... +

Dutch stylist Helly Scholten is interested in living sustainably, so when the chance came to move herself and her family into an experimental sustainable house designed by Rotterdam University students and researchers, she jumped at it. Essentially an ove...

 2016-05-04 08:09 

The Inquirer

SQL Server 2016 set for 1 June release... +

Microsoft claims next-gen database platform is the fastest on the planet, naturally...

 2016-05-04 08:07 

Engadget

Pebble's Time Steel smartwatch gets a 60 price cut in the UK... +

When were first introduced to the Pebble Time Steel, we loved the way it looked but weren't sure whether it justified its £200 price tag. The company has stuck to its guns and kept with its pricing strategy for more than 8 months, bit now i...

 2016-05-04 08:03 

The Register

Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story... +

Biz tells Reg reader his email was 'full of attitude', adds 'price increase was only 340%' A Reg reader has passed on the most beautiful email exchange we've seen this year, between himself and backup business Monster Cloud, after the company suddenly bum...

 2016-05-04 08:01 

Hackaday

Home Brew Vacuum Tubes Are Easier Than You Think... +

It all began with a cheap Chinese rotary vane vacuum pump and a desire to learn the witchcraft of DIY vacuum tubes. It ended with a string of successes - a working vacuum chamber, light bulbs, glow tu......

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