Entries by Melanie Hick from 12/2011

Back To Work After 'Historic' Strikes

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK

Tens of thousands of public sector workers are returning to work following the biggest walkout in a generation which brought disruption to schools, ho...

Nasa Apollo 13 Notebook Sells For £248,000 At Auction

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK Tech

The careful calculations made after that famous phrase, "Houston, we have had a problem," was uttered by Commander James Lovell, have sold for £248,0...

High Street Coffee Risk For Pregnant Women

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK Lifestyle

High street coffee shops could pose a risk to pregnant women due to large variations in caffeine content, according to research. Analysis of espres...

Hague Considers Tougher Sanctions Against Iran

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK Politics

A ban on imports of Iranian oil could feature among tougher sanctions being pushed for by the UK amid an intense diplomatic storm over Monday's attack...

BBC Apologises For Jeremy Clarkson Shooting Comments

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has apologised for Jeremy Clarkson's tongue-in-cheek comment that public sector strikers "should be shot". A BBC spokesman said: "The One ...

David Attenborough: People Out Of Touch With Nature

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK Entertainment

People in towns and cities are losing touch with the "realities of the natural world" which is in turn putting the future of the planet at risk, Sir D...

Nasa Finds Rare Double Gamma Ray Burst

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK Tech

An unusual double-end gamma ray explosion has left scientists stumped. The gamma ray explosion, which was spotted on Christmas day 2010, was cause...

iCub: Smart Pinocchio Robot Can Make Your Tea

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK Tech

The problem with robots is, they have traditionally made a rubbish cup of tea. iCub, the smart, if creepy-looking, Pinocchio robot is on its way t...

Another iPhone 4 Explodes

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK Tech

Another iPhone 4 has exploded, this time in Brazil. An iPhone plugged in to charge overnight began emitting smoke and sparks, according to the Bra...

Crack The Code For A UK Spy Job

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK Tech

What do you make of this code? Can you see the solution already? Then most likely, you're already working as a spy for MI5 or MI6. If you're worki...

Siri Won't Find Abortion Clinics

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Tech

In the UK Siri is a somewhat useless personal assistant which provides vaguely amusing answers to our purile questions. But in the US, Siri is tur...

Neon Night Surfing At Bondi Beach

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Tech

Nevermind the sharks, or the fact that these Australians are celebrating summer while we freeze our bits off here in the UK, this is an excellent appl...

Mario Kart 7 Review Round-Up

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Tech

Super Mario is back, with Mario Kart 7. Who amongst you will put down Angry Birds and pick up the 'Kart? Here's what they're saying around the web....

No Flash, No Mirrors: The New Nikon V1 Review

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Tech

If you judge the quality of a camera by its weight, then the new mirrorless Nikon V1 is a high grade beast. The thing weighs about as much as five Ama...

25,000 Angry Birds Christmas Lights

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Tech

You know its Christmas when someone synchs their entire street's lights to the theme tune of everyone's favourite commuter game. Feel the rhythm o...

Honda's Best Experiment Yet? (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Tech

Is this Honda's weirdest experiment yet? A gun, a flaming hoop, a chicken and some eggs. Play the game to see if it compares to their famous choir...

Angry Birds Starts Endangered Birds Charity

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Tech

Angry Birds are not just tetchy for the sake of it. Now they're angry about endangered bird species - and they're doing something about it. Rovio ...

Xbox 360 Live Launches Social TV

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Tech

The rules of life online are that everything must be shared. Facebook friends know what Spotify track you're listening to, and which Guardian arti...

Emails Eat Our Breakfast

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Tech

Most people spend just three minutes eating breakfast because they are too busy checking emails or feel pressured to get to work, a report has found. ...

Online Christmas Shoppers Get An Early Start

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Tech

Millions of online Christmas shoppers are placing orders early this year to avoid late deliveries, a survey has found. Which? found that more than ...

Top 10 Christmas Games

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Tech

No, this is not a list of games starring little baby Jesus and/or a fat white-haired man from the north pole. This here list includes top-selling ...

Cyber Spies Boost For London Olympics

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Tech

London will get a boost of cyber spies right in time for the Olympics. The digital spooks will be on the look out for fraud against ticket sellers, ho...

How To Travel With Gadgets: Do You Even Need To Turn Them Off?

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Tech

We've all heard the announcement "switch off mobile phones and electronic devices for take off and landing". But do we even need to switch phones o...

The Most Amazing Night Sky Photos Of 2011

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Tech

If you live in a big city, or even a slightly stabby regional one, you might never get the chance to see the night sky looking as magnificent as this....

Islamic Smart Phone Packs Koran In 29 Languages, Zakat Calculator

Posted 12.06.2011 | UK Tech

A new Islamic mobile phone could beat the iPhone 4S as phone of the year, if you need to translate the Koran or check your local prayer times. The...